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SCSU captain gives scouting report for the 10 new players on the roster, what has him optimistic for 2022-23

Spencer Meier is a guest on the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten. He also talks about running his first hockey camp, the NCHC title race and what it's like not having David Hrenak around anymore.

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St. Cloud State defenseman Spencer Meier (9) skates with the puck against the Minnesota Gophers in the third period Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis. Meier, a 22-year-old defenseman from Sartell, will be returning for a fifth season with the Huskies.
Jason Wachter / The Rink Live

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud State captain Spencer Meier has been with the Huskies so long that he is going to be teammates with Grant Ahcan, who is five years younger than his brother Jack, who was also an SCSU teammate.

Meier gives an overview of this season's Huskies, gives scouting reports on the 10 new players, talks defense, the changes he sees in Jack Peart, the feeling of not having David Hrenak around anymore, what running his first hockey camp was like and more in the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

TIME STAMPS

:45 What captain's practices have been like

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1:30 What SCSU pro camp was like and what college players get out of it

3:30 With 10 new players, what types of things that the leaders on the team are doing to help them

Former Gopher, Colorado College forward will be a graduate student and plans to play his last season of college hockey with the Huskies.

5:40 What former Colorado College captain Grant Cruikshank is like and what he will bring to the Huskies

Anhorn, who recently completed his sophomore season, had 20 points in 29 games in 2021-22 playing for the Dutchmen

7:00 Former Union D Dylan Anhorn has transferred in and what he looks like on the ice

The 20-year-old is beginning his 3rd season playing juniors for the Waterloo Black Hawks in the United States Hockey League
The 19-year-old is playing this season for the Waterloo Black Hawks and is healthy again after battling stomach ulcer as a senior in high school.

8:30 Describing former Waterloo captains Mason Reiners and Cooper Wylie, who join the team as freshmen defenseman

10:00 Little things the experienced defensive core can do to help the offense

11:30 The oddness of not having goalie David Hrenak back, the three goalies this season

Huskies men look to return to action this weekend with an NCHC series Friday and Saturday vs. Miami at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. SCSU women looking to play WCHA series Friday and Saturday at Bemidji State.

12:40 Jaxon Castor is the one returning goalie and what he does when he's playing well

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13:40 The favorites in the NCHC race, where Meier thinks SCSU could finish

Burnsville High School senior forward made his college decision over the weekend while visiting his brother, Jack. Jack, the Huskies' captain, was a second team All-American last season. Grant led Burnsville in all offensive categories last season as a junior


15:40 The oddness of being a teammate of Grant Ahcan after being a teammate of his brother, Jack; some of their similar personality traits

17:00 The freshman forwards for the Huskies remind him of some former Huskies

The Grand Rapids (Minn.) native also discusses fishing, what he learned from last season, what it was like to play for Grant Clafton and how the 10 new players on the Huskies roster are looking on the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten. Plus a guest appearance by a teammate.

18:45 What he sees in Minnesota Wild draft pick Jack Peart this fall vs. last fall, fans' view of his development vs. what Meier sees

21:45 What good defensemen do that goes under the radar

23:00 What running the Spencer Meier Hockey Camp in Sartell was like and having teammates help him out

25:30 Helping out with the Little Wild Learn to Play program in Sartell, the joy of working with 5-year-olds on the ice

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Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014. mhatten@forumcomm.com
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