The 2020-2021 season is upon us and many players are experiencing a rather unorthodox offseason and it’s becoming more challenging for players to stay focused during COVID-19 virus due to their limited communication with coaches, trainers and other team personnel.
The following players look poised to overcome these obstacles and take their game to the next level. Expect these highly-skilled players to improve markedly in 2020.
Trist Sarsland (Jr., Benilde St. Margarets H.S.)
2019-2020 Points: 13 (3 goals 10 assists)
Projected Points: 25 (7 goals, 18 assists)
College commitment: Colorado College
Among d-men, not too many in Minnesota have an edge they play with like Sarsland. Gifted with a howitzer of a shot, he uses his soft hands to get the puck to the net and isn’t shy about using his body to make sure you know he’s roaming the back-end of the ice.
Jackson Blake F (Jr., Eden Prairie H.S.)
2019-2020 Points: 33 (17 goals, 16 assists).
Projected Points: 42 (30 goals, 12Assists).
College commitment: North Dakota
Blake has separated himself among the entire league by using his deft stick-handling skills and knack for putting pucks away. By no means the biggest guy on the ice, Blake makes up for it with hockey sense and one of a kind speed.
Trey Fechko F (Jr., Holy Family H.S.)
2019-2020 points: 33 (18 goals, 15 assists).
Projected Points: 40 points (20 goals, 20 assists)
College Commitment: Arizona State
Fechko has proven himself as a great forward prospect that can improve his statistics if he continues to show his team’s value by burying pucks and playing discipline. When he plays his game, it’s hard to find a smarter hockey player. He will look to stay on the ice as much as possible and avoid too many costly penalties.
Going forward, these players have really shown promise to improve on last years totals. Time will tell, but I expect big things from this group and so will their respective universities, awaiting them upon graduatio