Pohl makes most out of limited ice time with the Gophers.
Pohl's decision to leave high school came after the Wingers finished second in the Class A state tournament after losing a 3-2 decision in the title game to Totino-Grace. Pohl had the chance that season to skate with older brother Mikey, a senior and the inspirational leader of the team. Pohl still lists that as his greatest hockey thrill.
The Wingers would have had a solid squad coming back the next year, but Pohl and fellow senior John Loquai, now a speed skater hoping to qualify for the Olympics, bolted for the USHL.
"Sure it would be fun to go to a different school and have a great stat line, and maybe have a shot at a good, healthy pro contract after college. But I chose to come to the University of Minnesota and be a part of something special. Yes, it hasn't gone the way I would have liked it, but I wouldn't trade it because you always get the opportunity to win championships and meet some great guys, and that's the best part of it."
An article from the Kearney Hub about their radio voice, John Meissner.USHL Weekly Release.
Inside College Hockey reports that Ryan Geris (Sioux City) has signed a contract with the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the ECHL.
Sean Collins (Sioux City) has signed an entry level contract with the Washington Capitals.
Dinos Stamoulis (Sioux Falls) has signed with the Toledo Storm of the ECHL.