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Minnesota state boys tournament boasts several Division I committed players

A complete list of skaters in the MN State Tournament that are committed to play hockey at the Division I level.

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Duluth East fans yell at Cooper Conway (8) of Andover after he scored his fourth goal against Duluth East during the Section 7AA championship at Amsoil Arena on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2023, in Duluth.
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ST. PAUL — Here's a complete list of the players at the 2023 Minnesota state high school hockey tournament that are committed to play at the Division I level.

Luverne: None.


  • Dallas Vieau, Jr., F, Penn State

Mahtomedi: None.

Alexandria: None.


St. Cloud Cathedral: None.


Jayson Shaugabay has put up 50-plus points as a freshman and sophomore at Warroad High School. He announced his commitment to Minnesota Duluth on Monday.

Orono: None.

Northfield: None.

Cretin-Derham Hall*:

  • Attila Lippai, Sr., F, St. Thomas
  • Colton Jamieson, Sr., D, St. Thomas
  • Simon Houge, Sr., D, Air Force

*Jake Fisher was committed to Northern Michigan until he recently decided to reopen his recruitment.

With roots on the east side of the Twin Cities, and a sister playing college hockey at St. Thomas, Attila Lippai's recent commitment to play for the Tommies post junior hockey should not have surprised too many.

Maple Grove:

Moorhead: None.



After kicking the tires on a handful of programs that showed interest in his size and physical nature, Edina junior forward Jackson Nevers announced he will be a Gopher, like his father and brother.


  • Alex Lunski, Jr., F, St. Thomas
  • Javon Moore, Jr., F, Minnesota
  • Sam Scheetz, Jr, F, Vermont
  • John Stout, Jr., D, Minnesota Duluth
    The 6-foot-3 power forward announced his commitment on Aug. 1, the first day that rising juniors were able to give verbal commitments.
Already taller than 6 feet at just 16, Javon Moore was a Minnesota Gophers fan as a kid and said the hockey program there felt like home on his official visit to the U of M.
The 16-year-old joins recent Vermont commits Alex Bump and Max Strand as players who will be leaving the state of Minnesota to play college hockey.
Minnetonka junior defenseman John Stout recently took part in the 2022 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, totaling four points.


  • Ben Miller, Jr., F, Northeastern
The 6-foot-1 forward from Woodbury put up 16 points in 29 games for the Pioneers last season as a sophomore and helped lead the team to a third-place finish in Class AA.

Lakeville South: None


  • Gavyn Thoreson, Sr., F, St. Cloud State
  • Cooper Conway, Sr., F, Colorado College
  • Cayden Casey, Sr., F, St. Lawrence
Junior forward led the Class AA state champions with 29 goals, 74 points in 31 games.

Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth and high school hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies.
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