I recently photographed Eden Prairie Hockey star Kyle Rau for ESPN RISE. Rau has verbally committed to play hockey for the University of Minnesota Gophers. This past summer he had decided to stay at Eden Prairie to play one last season with his friends and teammates. That seemed to change when it was reported by David LaVaque that he planned to forgo his senior season with the Eagles to play with Sioux Falls of the U.S.H.L. As reported is this Star Tribune Game Face Blog post: Rau skips senior season at Eden Prairie for USHL.
Well a couple days passed and he apparently he has changed his mind again and decided to stay at Eden Prairie to play out his final year with his team as reported in this Game Face MN post: Prep hockey star Rau staying home after all.
Rau’s twin brother Curt also plays on the team. And Kyle has played with many of his high school teammates since they were 5. I wish Klye and his team the best of the luck!