Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Eastview's Fiehnage to UND?

Rumors are flying on both and the Minnesota High School Hockey Forums that defenseman Corey Fienhage has committed to North Dakota. He is slated to be a senior this year at Eastview High School in the Twin Cities.

Fienhage had a decent showing at the recent Select 17 festival in St. Cloud. He had three points in five games but will likely be more of a defensive-defenseman at the college level. The USHR gave him a "B+" grade based off his play in St. Cloud, which was the same grade fellow senior defenseman and UND recruit Joe Gleason (Edina) received.

If the rumors are true, he'll likely join the Sioux in the fall of 2009 after a year of play in the USHL, but could head to Grand Forks next fall if UND is hit hard with pro signings next spring / summer. He is currently property of the Waterloo Black Hawks. Regardless, he will be participating in the 2007 Upper Midwest High School Elite League this fall.

EDIT - Waterloo dropped Fienhage from their protected list. Regardless, he'll surface somewhere in the USHL come next fall, if he's not enrolled at UND or another college.