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TRL reporters' question: Which player is the best quote this season for the teams you cover?

The Rink Live beat reporters answer the question about the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Duluth, University of North Dakota, Bemidji State, Minnesota State University-Mankato and St. Cloud State.


Our question this week for The Rink Live beat reporters is: Which player is the best quote this season for the teams you cover?

Those reporters are Mick Hatten, Jess Myers, Christian Babcock, Shane Frederick, Brad Schlossman, and Matt Wellens. Hatten covers St. Cloud State, Myers covers the University of Minnesota, Babcock covers Bemidji State, Frederick covers Minnesota State University-Mankato, Schlossman covers the University of North Dakota and Wellens covers Minnesota Duluth.

If you have a question for the group, follow us on Twitter and use #asktherinklive.

Mick Hatten (Huskies): I'd have to go with Kevin Fitzgerald for SCSU. He puts thought into what he says, can have a lot of fun when it's appropriate and he's leading the team in points, which has made him a go-to this season.

Christian Babcock (Beavers): Defenseman Elias Rosén is often a good quote. He has a good perspective on how Bemidji State is doing and where it can improve. He also has a way of looking holistically at the season, which adds good color to stories.


Jess Myers (Gophers): The Gophers lost their best quote (and their starting goalie) when Jack LaFontaine signed a pro contract last month. With him gone, forwards Grant Cruikshank and Blake McLaughlin are probably the best post-game talkers on the roster, with a nod to defenseman Mike Koster, who has potential to be a rising interview star.

Matt Wellens (Bulldogs): Gabbie Hughes has been open to talk about anything and everything this season from the dynamics of playing on the top line to mental health. She’ll engage in anything.

Brad Schlossman (Fighting Hawks): At UND, it's probably Connor Ford or Ethan Frisch. Both are college hockey veterans and very smart individuals who can analyze and assess games in the immediate aftermath.

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

For more coverage of St. Cloud and the surrounding communities, check out St. Cloud Live.
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