I’ve recently had the opportunity to ask Minnesota High School Hockey standout and Coleraine native, Gino Guyer, a few questions. He was a dominant force at Greenway High School, notching 81 points in 24 regular season games. Next year Guyer will be attending the University of Minnesota with fellow high school teammate Andy Sertich. Guyer is ranked #40 in the mid-term CSB rankings among North American skaters.
Q. In today’s game many players skip junior or senior years to play juniors or go to the NTDP, do you think not doing this has affected you in any way?
A. I think in some ways it may have affected me, but I knew that by not playing juniors I would have to work harder during the season and the off season. So, in a way it has been a motivator for me. It may take me a little longer to adjust to the college game but I feel I can do it.
Q. Was Major Juniors ever an option or were you decided it was the NCAA route all the way?
A. I met with a coach about Major Juniors in my sophomore year because the team had me protected. I thought about it for a little bit but I felt a college education was more important.
Q. Why did you chose the University of Minnesota and how difficult was it to select a college?
A. I chose Minnesota because in the end that’s what felt right. It was a tough decision. All the places were great schools and hockey programs but it was just a feeling I had.
Q. What are your goals at University of Minnesota next year?
A. My goals are to try and be an impact player as quick as possible. I want to be able to Read more »