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SCSU defenseman Jack Peart discusses his busy summer with Team USA, Wild camp

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.

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St. Cloud State defenseman Jack Peart (23) moves the puck against the University of St. Thomas in the third period Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Jason Wachter / The Rink Live

Jack Peart spent the majority of the summer in St. Cloud, working out with other members of the SCSU men's hockey team and the strength and conditioning coach. A second-round draft pick of the Minnesota Wild, he also spent time with that team at its development camp and played for Team USA at the rescheduled IIHF World Junior Championships.

Peart, who grew up in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, said he also got more fishing than he has in several years. He is preparing for his sophomore season with the Huskies, who have 10 new faces in camp.

On this episode of the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast, he talks about all of these topics and more with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

TIME STAMPS

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1:00 Playing for Team USA in the IIHF World Junior Championships, losing in the quarterfinals, going to camp again for the 2023 tournament, what the level of play is like

3:00 Trying to get cohesive with a national team in a short amount of time, who among Team USA that he is closest to

4:40 Being a defensive partner, roommate with University North Dakota's Tyler Kleven

5:05 What he packed into the summer, working out in St. Cloud, development camp, Team USA camp

7:00 Things that he learned about college hockey, himself during his freshman season

8:15 Did it take long to feel a part of the team as an 18-year-old? The transition to college courses vs. high school

10:00 What Minnesota Wild development camp was like, TRIA Rink, off-ice workouts, go-cart racing, being there with Sam Hentges

12:15 The on-ice workouts, 3-on-3 tournament at development camp

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13:30 3ICE for former teammates Kevin Fitzgerald, Seamus Donohue, what it's like playing 3-on-3

14:30 What were Fitzgerald, Donohue like as teammates as fifth-year players, what he learned from Donohue

15:30 Getting to know former SCSU captain Matt Hendricks, who works for the Wild in development, what they talk about after games

16:50 Things he's learned from SCSU assistant coach Dave Shyiak, who works with the defensemen

18:00 Playing for former SCSU defenseman Grant Clafton when he was a peewee, how he helped Peart, what he was like as a coach

20:00 What he's seen from new defensemen Dylan Anhorn, Mason Reiners, Cooper Wylie early at camp with SCSU. Working with 10 new players on the roster

21:30 Any style changes with all the new players

22:30 A guest appearance by captain Spencer Meier

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23:15 The impact of Nick Perbix on Peart, Perbix's personality

25:00 Hoping to be on the top power-play unit this season

25:45 Learning from last season, how many teammates were around all summer

27:00 How the fishing went over the summer, what he fishes for, his biggest catches, talking fishing with SCSU equipment Jeremiah Minkel

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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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