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100 Names to Know: 100 - 76

By Craig Peterson, 01/19/21, 6:05PM EST


100. Derek Hebner
2003 Senior Defenseman

Not many in high school surpass 100 career points, but Hebner hit the mark last February. He’s a big kid with some natural skill and produces in bunches. He had eight games of three-or-more points which is just insane numbers for a defenseman.


99. Ethan Kotre
Ann Arbor Pioneer
2003 Senior Defenseman

Listed as both a forward and a D for Pioneer last season, Kotre did a lot of everything. By ‘a lot’ I mean just 25 goals and 53 points, and produced in 21-of-26 outings; not a big deal. If it’s possible, the Pioneers may lean on him even more as a senior leader.


98. Austin Douma
2003 Senior Forward

Started out strong this fall; I saw a lot I really liked. Good vision, decent puck skills, worked his butt off in the offensive zone. Douma faded a little bit as the MDHL season went on, but if he can get back to executing consistently, he could really shine.


97. Ethan Borowski
Bay City
Senior Defenseman

Borowski was very noticeable on film. He flashed some really good explosiveness in transition and can attack with speed when he head-man’s the puck. That aggressiveness led to 21 goals from the back end; truly like having a fourth forward on the rush for Bay City.


96. Ethan McCormick
Grosse Pointe North
2003 Senior Forward

McCormick got hot late last season with 11 of his 20 points in the final eight games of the season. It’d be tough to carry that moment through a nine-month offseason but what it does show is that he’s successfully acclimated to the speed of high school hockey. Could be primed for a big year.


95. Evan Bliss
Senior Forward

He was quite the facilitator last season with 28 assists in 24 games. Bliss had a couple of goal scorers to feed the puck to as a junior and it led to plenty of offense for the Warriors. He can finish as well, with 30 career goals, and senior year could prove to be his biggest campaign yet.


94. Austin Combs
2003 Senior Forward

I would like to see him pounce on loose pucks or blow past defenders with speed; flash that second gear if he’s got it. Combs does a lot of good things as far as positioning and possessing the puck. If he can find that explosiveness in his stride, he’ll take that next step in his development for sure.


93. Nick Temple
Fenton-Linden United
Junior Defenseman

Temple looks a lot bigger physically than he did this time last year. Seems stronger on the puck, and he already had a pretty heavy shot to begin with. The pace of play can be a challenge at times, but he can clean it up with improved positioning and anticipation. 


92. Lance Farrell
St. Clair Shores Unified
2003 Senior Forward

He produces in bunches. In the 19 games Farrell recorded a point, 12 of them were multi-point outings. He was a big impact player for SCS as a junior, factoring in on 60 percent of the team’s goals last season. Expect more of that from him in his final campaign.


91. Matt Herniman
Muskegon Reeths-Puffer
Senior Forward

A scrappy guy that works hard to get himself into scoring areas. Herniman creates plenty of offense for himself and his teammates by just working his ass off and finding space. Won’t dazzle with raw talent, but you don’t score 78 points in 50 games by accident either. 


90. Ryan Galligan
2002 Senior Defenseman

Really caught my eye late last season. Galligan was cool, calm and composed on the back end and really controlled the flow of the game. Would like to see him stay out of the box and spend more time on the ice, because he is so impactful and provides a ton of value to the Wolves defensively.


89. Tyler Valik
2003 Senior Forward

One of only a few players last season that average a goal per game, going up against some decent competition in the SEC as well. Valik finished his junior campaign with 61 points for the Bulldogs and will lead a pretty experienced team that only graduated two seniors last spring.


88. Jeffrey Deriemacker
L’Anse Creuse Unified
2003 Senior Defenseman

Finished sixth in the MAC last season in scoring; pretty impressive for a first-year junior. Deriemacker led LCU with 19 goals and 32 points from the blue line, getting highly involved in the offense and constantly having the puck on his stick.


87. Ryley Sikkenga
East Grand Rapids
2002 Senior Forward

He’s got a goal scorer’s touch with 20 goals in 19 games last season. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite see that same finishing ability from Sikkenga this fall. He’s capable, though, and should get back to his point producing ways when he returns to the EGR lineup this winter.


86. Ryan Herzog
2003 Senior Forward

Started off this fall pretty rusty, somewhat expected given the offseason, but got better and better as the MDHL season wore on. Speed of the game can be a challenge at times, but when he has time and space, Herzog can make some heady plays with the puck and pretty responsible defensively as well.


85. Tyler Nickelson
Forest Hills Northern-Eastern
Senior Forward

When he keeps his feet moving, I like him a lot. Nickelson can be an impact player in the OK Conference, and should carry the water up front for FHNE. The team is 26-6-4 over the past three seasons when Nickelson records a point, and they’ll lean on him even more in ‘20-21.


84. Camden Markham
Sophomore Forward

The *only* sophomore on the list and my U.P. sources tell me he’s a must. At times, he was the Gremlins’ best forward last season as a ninth grader. I’ve always said the biggest jump in development is from year one to year two, and Markham is on a trajectory to cement himself as Houghton’s top threat in his second season.. 


83. Casen Faustyn
2003 Senior Forward

A really smooth skater who jumps into the offensive rush effectively. Not only does Faustyn join, but regularly leads the charge as well and creates tons of offense from the back end. Put up 43 points in 24 games for the Chiefs last season.


82. Sebastian Potter
Riverview Gabriel Richard
2003 Junior Forward

I’ve got a lot of respect for kids who stop on pucks. Potter isn’t always perfect but he is a pretty honest player, with lots of stops and starts that constantly keep him in good position. He should carry a heavy workload for the Pioneers after graduating their top three scorers. 


81. Steven Miller
2003 Senior Forward

Miller can buzz pretty good in pursuit of the puck, chasing down opposing defensemen and engaging in one-on-one battles. He puts in a lot of work below the hash marks and produced 19 goals for the Highlanders last season.


80. Matthew Herb
Brother Rice
2004 Junior Defenseman

The Warriors graduated five players off the blue line last season, so Herb should carry a heavy workload as the lone returner. I think he still has a couple key areas that he needs to develop, but Herb is in a good spot to grow and develop at Rice.


79. Ethan Bond
Capital City
2003 Senior Forward

I really like his urgency in transition. Bond is a good combination of playing desperate and being composed under pressure. Every once in a while, he’ll bust out a flashy deke or connect on a pass that’ll impress too. Should have a ton of upside for the Caps this season. 


78. Isaac Gibbs
2003 Senior Forward

He’s a little bit lighter on his skates but Gibbs can fill the role of a power forward type in the Wildcats’ lineup. He reads the play pretty well and anticipates where the puck is going, allowing Gibbs to create opportunities for him and his linemates.


77. Hunter Fortner
Junior Forward

Small but skilled and has a nose for the net. Fortner accounted for more than one-third of the Flivvers’ offensive production last season as a sophomore. Returning for his third season, Fortner is ripe for a breakout campaign.


76. Devin Price
M-1 United
2003 Junior Defenseman

Really respectable measurables; has the look of a top D-man at 6-foot-1 and 165 pounds. I have some concerns about strength on stick and getting pushed around at times but he covers a lot of real estate in the defensive end and rotates responsibly.