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Dissecting Central Scouting Bureau's midseason rankings

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under WCHA news Updated: January 10, 2011 - 5:09 PM

The Central Scouting Bureau's midseason rankings are dominated by players from Canada's junior leagues.

The only top 10 player not playing in Canada is Tyler Biggs of the under-18 U.S. national team. He is a 6-2, 210-pound right wing rated No. 5.

Here is a list of players with Gopher ties in the top 210:

28. Seth Ambroz, Omaha, 6-2, 211, right wing. He was accelerating and hoped to play for Gophers this season, but ran into academic problems. At start of season, Ambroz was touted as a possible top 10 choice but has slipped. Playing for Omaha of USHL for third year.

30. Mario Lucia, Wayzata High School, 6-2, 183, left wing. Lucia is the Don's son. Already taller than older brother Tony. Top-rated high school player in state. Only a junior. Still uncommitted.

65. Mike Reilly, Shattuck-St. Mary's, 5-10-1/2, 150, defenseman. Committed to U, following lead of two older brother Ryan and Connor, who are playing for Sioux Falls in USHL. A junior at Shattuck in Faribault.

127. Sam Warning, Cedar Rapids, 5-8-1/2, 179, left wing. Committed to U. Might sign in April. From suburban St. Louis, Mo.

176. Kyle Rau, Eden Prairie H.S., 5-8, 163, center. Signed in fall. Plan is for him to join Gophers next season. Dynamic.


Minnesota high school players:

60. Joe Labate, Holy Angels, 6-4, 180, center

81. Max Everson, Edina, 6-1/2, 184, defenseman. Senior but uncommitted.

132. Steven Fogarty, Edina, 6-1-1/2, 194, center

160. Tony Cameranesi, Wayzata, 5-9, 162, center

162. Tanner Sorenson, Shattuck-St. Mary's, 5-8-1/5, 165, center/wing

179. Neal Goff, Stillwater, 6-4, 179, defenseman


WCHA players:

28. Nick Shore, Denver, 5-11-3/4, 195, right wing

63. Michael Mersch, Wisconsin, 6-2, 198, left wing

92. Frankie Simonelli, Wisconsin, 5-10-3/4, 190, defenseman

115. Dillon SImpson, North Dakota, 6-1/2, 192, defenseman


Other U.S. under-18 players:

13. Jonathan Miller, 6-1, 198, center.

25. Roco Grimaldi, 5-6, 163, center

32. Michael Paliotta, 6-3, 198, defenseman

59. Adam Reid, 6-3-1/2. 205, left wing

72. Robbie Russo, 5-11-1/2, 189, defenseman

90. Dan Carlson, 6-1, 201, left wing

98. Zac Larraza, 6-2, 192, left wing 

112. Blake Pietila, 5-11, 189, left wing

175. Barrett Kaib, 5-9-1/2, 188, defenseman

188. Andrew Ryan, 6-1, 200 defenseman

190. Joe Fiala, 6-1-3/4, 185, defenseman

206. Reid Boucher, 5-9-1/2, 192, center




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