Posted On: 11/5/21 7:55 PM

We are back today for another conference preseason preview; where we highlight the top returning players at each position and also preview the best teams in the said conference. The conference this week will be a smaller conference as it is the Mariucci. The Mariucci contains Warroad, East Grand Forks, Moorhead, Roseau, Bemidji, Thief River Falls, Crookston. Today we are covering defensemen that are worthy of recognition in this conference for their returns. This conference has a very solid mix of teams and a very good mix of players. In this article, we are covering the top 2 players that are for sure returning, there is one major one that is not for sure; Trey Ausmus Trey Ausmus Defense East Grand Forks | 2022 State MN is a player to watch; he is automatically the top player in this conference if he returns. It is up in the air currently if he will return as he is playing with the Madison Capitols of the USHL.

#1  Thor Byfuglien Thor Byfuglien 5'9" | Defense Roseau | 2022 State MN | Defenseman | Class of 2022 | Roseau

Thor is ranked as the 20th best player in the senior class and is the 7th ranked defender. Thor had a super good junior season with 9 goals

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