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Nebraska brings another

07/25/2009 12:19 AM -
Recruiting players is hard work.
The Rhinos have increased their recruiting staff this season to 5.
Player Personnel Director Trevor Converse oversees the 5 man staff.
Trevor Converse (USHL, NAHL)
Lou Fritz (Mid-West & Western US)
Mike Young (Texas)
Bret Norris (Colorado)
Lou Gravel (Europe& Scandinavia)
These recruiters have their own contacts and it networks from there as they scour the country looking for players.
Sometimes your best recruiters are already a part of your program.
Nick Gorup, former Rhino great, brought our next signee to the program.
Garrett Poland

Ht: 5’ 10”
Wt: 180
Shot: R
Birth year: '90
Position: F
Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Last Team Played for: Colorado Rampage AAA
“Garrett is exactly the type of player Coach (Herman) likes. He’s a scrapper yet he can score goals and he’s physical.
I know being in El Paso Garrett will be able to advance to the college level”  -  Nick Gorup
“Garrett’s a multi-faceted player, he’s got good offensive skills, he’s fast and physical.
He’s very solid on the puck, he’ll remind people of former Rhino (and UMD hopeful), Eric LaBounty.” Coach Cory Herman
“I went to the first Rhino camp with Nick (Gorup), all the vets that were there were really friendly and helped me out a lot, the coaching staff was really good, and the fans were great even though it was just a camp”
“I’m going there to win a Thorne Cup, I saw Nick’s ring and I wanna get one of those, and my long term goal is to play college hockey and I think this is the program that can get me there.”
The Rhinos have always had a player from the state of Nebraska and this time his name is Garrett Poland.