Yesterday we covered the top 3 forwards that have risen the most in the new rankings. Today we take a look at the next 5 forwards that have improved their stocks the most. After this, we take a look at defense in two parts, then goalies in one part. The class of 2022 rankings is in progress and will be released here soon.
has had a breakout season, as he has already almost matched his total points that he got Junior year. Holt has been an assist machine this year, as he has 20 in 11 games. He is almost averaging 2 assists per game, which is pretty insane. Being on one of the top teams in the state makes these stats look a lot more impressive. Holt has jumped up a lot in these rankings and hopped into the top 20 seniors from his stellar season so far. Holt will be noticed by scouts here soon if he keeps up the consistent play.
is on the number one team in the state and is tied for the most goals in the state with 23 in just 12 games. Jacobs is also very close to averaging 2 goals a game, which is super impressive. Jacobs had 26 points in 25 games last year, but this year he has 36 in just 12. He has had such a crazy jump in productivity this year, that he flew up in our rankings. He might honestly be a little underrated in our rankings, but nonetheless, watch out for him the rest of the season and in the state tourney.
Layten is one of the top ’A’ players in the state this year. Layten is averaging 3 points a game, as he has 33 points in just 11 games. Layten has had a very solid career at Mankato East, but this year he is adding the cherry on top and adding to his resume. He put up 63 points last year and is looking to match that or get very close to that this year. He did not move up as much as the other players, but he continues to rise with consistent play. Layten is ranked as the number one forward in ’A’ and we hope to see this electric player in the state tourney this year.
Schifsky is a very talented player on a good huskies team- his stats are very balanced and he averages 2.75 points a game. He has more assists than goals, so that proves that he is a very unselfish player. Also cashed in his team’s only goal against the number one Maple Grove. Garrett might not get the chance to play in the state tournament, but his play should not go unnoticed.
is on the top ’A’ team in the state, and he is ranked as the 2nd best ’A’ forward in the state. Lund is a big pass-first guy, as he has 22 assists- college coaches love a playmaker like that. He is playing for a high school that has a lot of D1 players and a handful of players in the NHL. He is one of the top playmakers in the state and helps set up the top sophomore in the state- . Lund is pretty one-sided with his assists though, would be nice to see him become a more versatile player and score more goals. Either way his floor is juniors and the ceiling is the NHL- very good player and will be fun to watch in the state tourney.