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by Slap Shot
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 316
Views: 31471

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Wouldn’t it be interesting if high school hockey in Minnesota took on a very different look. Example. Most teams (the good ones) had 3-4 out of state/school district boys added to the rosters each year. Is this verifiable? And by those 3-4 were these short-term or long-term adds? For instance Tonka...
by Slap Shot
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 12/9/18
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

Re: AA Rankings for 12/9/18

Seen all 5 of 'top 5 play' this early season... I would put FLIP Edina & MG! Not only based on logic but the basic eye test, whereas three observations are clear (IMHO); 1. I simply do not see aggressive checking in all zones, all game. That relentless pursuit & grit is not there...yet. Mtka, Andov...
by Slap Shot
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown sophomore class
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: Hermantown sophomore class

Is it really the parents demanding they remain in A? Which is an odd concept given parents change one year to the next and yet there's been a consistent drumbeat from the majority of parents pounding the ears of the decision makers, "Don't you dare go to AA!!"? Really? So what separated the parents...
by Slap Shot
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown sophomore class
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: Hermantown sophomore class

Is it really the parents demanding they remain in A? Which is an odd concept given parents change one year to the next and yet there's been a consistent drumbeat from the majority of parents pounding the ears of the decision makers, "Don't you dare go to AA!!"? Really? So what separated the parents ...
by Slap Shot
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Podcast for 12/9/18 feat. Ryder Donovan
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: YHH Podcast for 12/9/18 feat. Ryder Donovan

Why does it matter what conference he ends up in? If he doesn't land with my favorite team I'd rather he end up out of their conference tbh.
by Slap Shot
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 12/9/18
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

Re: AA Rankings for 12/9/18

Without knowing the SOS for each of the following it's interesting to see some solid W-L records for some of the lower ranked teams which possibly speaks to a decent amount of depth across the state. Not arguing against their rankings at all just hoping this is a sign for a competitive season across...
by Slap Shot
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Any Centennial Curmudgeons on here? (Lucas McGregor)
Replies: 42
Views: 1965

Re: Any Centennial Curmudgeons on here? (Lucas McGregor)

So it's gone from 8-10 to, "3 is [sic] all but confirmed"? :roll:
by Slap Shot
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Any Centennial Curmudgeons on here? (Lucas McGregor)
Replies: 42
Views: 1965

Re: Any Centennial Curmudgeons on here? (Lucas McGregor)

That parent also said that the U decommitted somewhere along the lines of 8 to 10 kids in the last month. 8 to 10? Really? Exiled - Was his loyalty questioned before he left SCSU? If not why should it be considered a long term issue? Fact is he inherited a terrible roster and some recruits that don...
by Slap Shot
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH HS Hockey Podcast, 11/26/18
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: YHH HS Hockey Podcast, 11/26/18

A bit surprised about the lack of positive feedback for Tonka outside of saying they deserve to hold onto the #1 spot. Yes perhaps the win against STA is not that shiny given the roster shortcomings STA had, but they also beat LVN (who shouldn't be taken lightly) 4-0 with a disparity in SOG of 44-1...
by Slap Shot
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH HS Hockey Podcast, 11/26/18
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: YHH HS Hockey Podcast, 11/26/18

A bit surprised about the lack of positive feedback for Tonka outside of saying they deserve to hold onto the #1 spot. Yes perhaps the win against STA is not that shiny given the roster shortcomings STA had, but they also beat LVN (who shouldn't be taken lightly) 4-0 with a disparity in SOG of 44-12...
by Slap Shot
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ryder Donovan
Replies: 72
Views: 9938

Re: Ryder Donovan

Any rumors as to front runners to land him? I have to imagine UMD is in the mix depending upon openings they have relative to when he'd be Div I ready.
by Slap Shot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Rosters
Replies: 71
Views: 6066

Re: Rosters

elliott70 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:31 pm
Being a DEast / Proctor guy I am surprised you know anything about states/colonies.
Hey-ooooo!
by Slap Shot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Rosters
Replies: 71
Views: 6066

Re: Rosters

ThatMNHockeyGuy62 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:56 am
Minnetonka. No real surprises here (23 listed):


10 Hunter Newhouse
19 Chad Cousineau
Wonder if either of these kids have a father that graduated from Tonka but iirc neither played varsity. Last name recognition and curiosity only is why I ask.
by Slap Shot
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2018-19 USA TODAY Preseason Boys Hockey Team
Replies: 18
Views: 2084

Re: 2018-19 USA TODAY Preseason Boys Hockey Team

My Spidey senses are telling me a couple/few of these posters are the same person... Way too much bromance on some of these topics.... :roll: "Awe geez... another great post by you... you're so wise" This is a great post. Couldn't have said it better myself! I agree completely! I nominate this for ...
by Slap Shot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Preseason Podcast 2018-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: YHH Preseason Podcast 2018-2019

green4 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:45 am
Tony with the bold call saying Andover will go undefeated in the regular season
Perhaps he meant conference games only?
by Slap Shot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2018-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 6413

Re: AA Preseason Rankings 2018-2019

Nice job Karl! Lots of thought, and excellent writing as usual. Same top 8 as me and Clown I take exception though for Tonka at No. 1 without proving some things first. Interesting. While Tonka lost some talent (including Brink) they return quite a bit at F and D as well as a battle tested and prov...
by Slap Shot
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2018-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 6413

Re: AA Preseason Rankings 2018-2019

elliott70 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Section 1 and Section 8 get no love.

DEast and Tonka are not that good.




He says tongue in cheek.
Was going to reply then I saw the fine print. :mrgreen:
by Slap Shot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early section by section look at AA
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: Early section by section look at AA

That was snark. I have no illusions that he's coming back it's just weird that they don't make something that seems so cut and dried public.
by Slap Shot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early section by section look at AA
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: Early section by section look at AA

So everyone but goon and Tonka parents still aren't aware that Brink is gone.
by Slap Shot
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Blake Biondi added to NTDP roster for World U17 Hockey Challenge (Nov. 3-10)
Replies: 16
Views: 1597

Re: Blake Biondi added to NTDP roster for World U17 Hockey Challenge (Nov. 3-10)

Plenty of high quality kids turn down an invite to play for the NTDP. There is not necessarily a "should" about it. MN doesn't lack for kids making it to NHL that played their Jr and/or Sr. year in HS.
by Slap Shot
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Flashback article on Tonka's Dave Jecha (1985)
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Flashback article on Tonka's Dave Jecha (1985)

That 4 OT loss to BJHS despite completely out-shooting them from start to finish combined with 4 really bad goals given up was a crusher. Coincidentally I was just made aware of this site today and found a box score for this game. SOG 50 - 27 and BJ scored on their first shot of the 4th OT from I b...
by Slap Shot
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Flashback article on Tonka's Dave Jecha (1985)
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Flashback article on Tonka's Dave Jecha (1985)

Those years Tonka finally could be found on a hockey map - although Lupovitch was the first to show the program didn't have to be a bottom feeder in his only season before Erickson joined. I also didn't realize Dave was an Edina transfer. That 4 OT loss to BJHS despite completely out-shooting them f...
by Slap Shot
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Josh Luedtke commits to Denver
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Josh Luedtke commits to Denver

Good for him but bummer for this Tonka/Gophers fan as this likely reduces Bob flipping Brink and I don't get to see too many DU games.
by Slap Shot
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 8048

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

WestMetro wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:55 pm
To me , Koster style of play more resembles Peruni or Jack Achan
Ahhh Jack Achan. My favorite movie martial artist!!
by Slap Shot
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2018-19 Schedules
Replies: 49
Views: 12576

Re: 2018-19 Schedules

blueblood wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:19 pm
Who (Tonka) did they miss? They answer is:

Flake
Cambridge[Isanti
St, Francis
I wasn't really being serious with that - just joking how many NC games are against teams from that section/class.