Elite hockey players weigh options as questions surround H.S. season

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Many of the state’s elite hockey players always have to wrestle with the decision of remaining in high school to play out their career there, or making the jump to junior hockey. This year, the questions surrounding the upcoming high school season – and the State Tournament – are adding another layer to the difficult decision.

KSTP Sports recently spoke with:

  • Blake’s Joe Miller, who already made the decision to leave school to play junior hockey in Chicago
  • St Thomas Academy’s Jackson Hallum, the first Minnesotan taken in tlast month’s NHL Draft who is still waiting to make his decision for the winter
  • Gophers / North Stars legend and high school hockey proponent Lou Nanne, who has strong opinions on whether the jump to junior helps players and on whether or not he things there will be a Minnesota Boys Hockey State Tournament this spring

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