Minnesota Hockey Hub right now. They're counting down the top 100 Minnesota high school hockey players. The countdown began this week, with Herb Brooks as No. 100. They're naming one player per day, leading up to the start of the 2011-12 high school hockey season. This is quite the undertaking, and undoubtedly will stir up great memories as well as a more than a few arguments.
On Friday, No. 96 was unveiled and it was none other than one of Minnesota State's top players, David Backes of Spring Lake Park.
The write-up on Backes praises him for staying in high school and staying at Spring Lake Park, specifically.
"He is all of what you look for in a high school hockey player," his coach, Tom Benson said. "He was committed to a small program like ours, both as a hockey player and baseball player.
"He was loyal to his school, very proud."
Who else from Minnesota State could be on the list? Anyone? Who do you think will be in the top 10? What about No. 1?
What do you think?