Posted On: 04/27/21 12:18 AM
Earlier today we released the top uncommitted sophomore defenseman and last week we also did the top uncommitted sophomore forwards. Today we take a look at the top three goalies and the most likely to receive an offer and make a commitment later this summer. Here they are!
Maclain Weasler Maclain Weasler Goalie Faribault | 2023 State MN | Goalie | Faribault | #14 Overall
Maclain Weasler Maclain Weasler Goalie Faribault | 2023 State MN finished 4th in the state in goalie save percentage with a really good .938%. This season Weasler faced 546 shots and made 512 saves- that is dang good knowing the percentage that turns out to be. Weasler also finished with a winning record at 9-7-2 on a team that is known to not have the most success. Weasler is for sure a key part of his teams’ success this season and looks to continue it the next couple of years. Weasler is the number one goalie in the state as of now because of his really good save percentage, but his competition is not as good as some AA goalies. I am not exactly sure Weasler gets offered this summer as I do not know if he is noticed, but if I had to guess who his first offers would be, I would say either Bemidji or Mankato. I think Weasler needs a bit more recognition that will come from one more good season, but we notice him and see that he is the top sophomore goalie in the state as of now.
Riley Burnett Riley Burnett Goalie Mankato East | 2023 State MN | Goalie | Mankato East | #18 Overall
Burnett had a great season as he finished the year off 10-3 with a 1.54 GAA and .929% save percentage. The thing that sticks out to me is how much his team trusted him as a sophomore and how he had this good of a year as a sophomore. He had a really good 5 shutouts in 13 games played and his most impressive shutout came against rival Mankato West where he stopped all 25 shots. Burnett also did not play the best competition, but his numbers were off the charts for a sophomore. I would love to see how he progresses and how his stats better or worsen, but expect them to better, or he will get passed up by AA goalies in the rankings. I also think he might need one more year of recognition but definitely would not be surprised if the hometown school Mankato State offered. It was an amazing year for Burnett.. we will see if he can keep it up.
Will Ingemann Will Ingemann Goalie Wayzata | 2023 State MN | Goalie | Wayzata | #20 Overall
Ingemann is the top sophomore ’AA’ goalie in the state for sure. He proved that this year by going 12-6-1 as a starter, with a 2.46 GAA and a .907% save percentage. Those might not look the best, but Wayzata had arguably the toughest schedule in all of AA. He was put up against so many top 10 teams and battled and did really well for a sophomore. We saw how good he looked in the state tourney in the first couple of periods against Lakeville South. This is the type of goalie that can eventually easily jump the other two goalies and become the highest-ranked goalie in the state. This player has the potential to get the best offers like U of Minnesota, UND, and BC- if they liked his potential and how good he did as a sophomore playing all this competition- I could see him more heavily recruited than any other sophomore goalie in the state. I bet he got a ton of exposure from all of the tough teams he faced and then making state is huge. We will be watching for a commitment this summer.