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by quantummekanic
Fri May 12, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Bantam A preseason rankings for next year
Replies: 43
Views: 9244

B-A ranks

DE's success will largely depend on their ability to retain second year bantams. Last year they lost some top players to Varsity. This may be a more common thing for DE as Duluth Marshall is getting more eastside kids to play varsity and therefore, more pressure is put on DE HS to bring up top banta...
by quantummekanic
Tue May 09, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: top 10 goalies
Replies: 68
Views: 16059

goalie trash talk

Attention to all you teeny boppers posting goalie trash talk on this board: <br><br>The word is SIEVE<br><br>Not siv, sive, scive or one of the other 50 variations I've seen here so far (and noone ever gets it right).<br> <p></p><i></i>
by quantummekanic
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Best Bantam A players next year
Replies: 56
Views: 16873

returning bantams

I think the top players will be those that made the advanced 15 rosters and will be returning. <br><br>I am mostly familiar with D10. I think that Lovick and Aus from Centennial, Jensen, Tufte, and Harper from Blaine were 1st year Bantams that made the D10 roster. <br><br>List any other 1st year Ban...
by quantummekanic
Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 92 AAA hockey teams
Replies: 124
Views: 23817

meltdown

Top 3 teams s/b:<br><br>Conneticut Yankees (beat the Blades two years ago for 3rd place at this tourney)<br><br>MN Blades (beat the Jr Jets last year at the Champions Cup)<br><br>Jr Jets (lots of talent to draw from) <br><br>A lot will depend on if these 3 elite teams have their full rosters and if ...
by quantummekanic
Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Bantam A preseason rankings for next year
Replies: 43
Views: 9244

top B A

Blaine s/b top 5. They'll return 5 skaters, a goalie and get the rest from a ranked B1 Bantam team plus Bjugstad from Peewees. <br><br> <p></p><i></i>
by quantummekanic
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 92 AAA hockey teams
Replies: 124
Views: 23817

blades vs icemen

Both teams have improved their rosters. The Blades improved their roster by a larger margin by adding Max Smith and two players from the Shattuck Tier 1 Bantam team. Head to head, I'd spot the Blades 5 goals. <br> <br><br> <p></p><i></i>
by quantummekanic
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Congrats to Centennial
Replies: 42
Views: 7570

EDINA

I'm getting a little tired of the childish Edina bashing. I like beating Edina as much as the next guy, but I must say that the Edina players and parents I've met have been nice people. Edina continues to have a quality program and that will continue. Deal with it. <br> <p></p><i></i>
by quantummekanic
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: who are the top 93 and 94 offseason teams
Replies: 25
Views: 6045

93 94

Predators could be the top 93 team and the Icemen could be the top 94 team. <p></p><i></i>
by quantummekanic
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 92 AAA hockey teams
Replies: 124
Views: 23817

92's

The Blades will be the top team as usual, followed by the Icemen and Predators. <br><br>Will there be a 92 Jr Stampede? They were pretty good last year.<br><br>From up north, the Northern Blades were very good, the Northern Wings and Lake Superior Stars were pretty good too. <br><br>I also remember ...
by quantummekanic
Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: State Scores
Replies: 43
Views: 8794

blaine vs roseau

Roseau took a 2-1 lead 10 minutes into the game with even play. Roseau's second goal was scored with the net clearly off of the mooring before the shot was taken. Ref conferred with the goal judge and it still counted. After that it was all Blaine, but Lee was great in the nets. Shots were in the ne...
by quantummekanic
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Peewee "A" awards
Replies: 30
Views: 8037

awards

Best Power Play: Lakeville So<br>Best Penalty Kill: EP<br>Best Team Speed: Stillwater<br>Best Team D: EP<br>Best Forecheck: Edina<br>Best Defensive Duos: Edina (Everson/VanVorhis), EP (Rau/Seeler), Rochester No<br>Best Scoring Duos: Bjugstad/Brodzinski (Blaine), Tabury/Jensen (Wayzata), Omdahl/Baumg...
by quantummekanic
Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Pee Wee A - State Tournament @ Mars Lakeview
Replies: 123
Views: 20432

Northern teams

Matchups don't look good for Sartell, D.E. or G.R. They are facing the 3 best teams in the state and all three looked awesome in regions and should be ready to fire. All three have played tough schedules and have had few letdown games this year. Edina is susceptible if goaltending gets shakey, but t...
by quantummekanic
Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Northern Hockey
Replies: 29
Views: 7432

new regions

My two cents: <br><br>Don't change anything! <br><br>4 TC area teams vs 4 outstate teams makes a great tournament. I don't see why we need to have a 5th or even 6th TC area team make the state playoffs when they haven't proven themselves as a top 4 from the TC area. Sure, the #5 from the TC area cou...
by quantummekanic
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: PWA Maroon Regional Tournament
Replies: 126
Views: 20247

Results

St Cloud Red over Highland Park 4-0 <br>(nice job by HP goalie to keep it close for 2 periods)<br><br>Wayzata over Chaska 6-2 (?)<br>(Wayzata is back on track) <br><br>EP over Mahtomedi 7-0 <br>(yes, they are a machine) <br><br>Blaine over Rochester 5-3<br>(It looks like there is more to Blaine's te...
by quantummekanic
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Hotest teams going into regions?(PWA)
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

hottest teams

if the subject is hottest teams, then: <br><br>EP with their record of no losses to MN teams.<br>Lakeville South is near perfect since the first of the year.<br>Edina showed they can play with EP with an OT loss.<br>Blaine is on a long winning streak (18 or 19 games). <br>St Cloud Black is on a roll...
by quantummekanic
Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Thunder Bay "Stars of Tomorrow" AA Tournament Marc
Replies: 42
Views: 6209

o canada

expect quality to be similar to good PW B1 teams from the metro <p></p><i></i>
by quantummekanic
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Anoka ice arena Good or Bad?????
Replies: 12
Views: 3489

anoka correction

Rink #1 is the SMALLER rink.<br>In Rink #1, the ice seems to be shorter than usual behind the nets. <br>Neither are Olympic.<br>Fast ice on both sheets.<br>Hat Trick Hockey store is attached and carries a full line of gear and sticks at good prices - a nice bonus.<br>Ample parking. <br>Nice place to...
by quantummekanic
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Peewee State Predictions
Replies: 52
Views: 10865

roseau

I believe Roseau's tie was to St Cloud Black in January. Roseau's loss was to Stillwater in the Moorhead Tourney in a shootout. They had some tight games against lesser opponents early in the year then blew out those same teams later. I don't think they've played any ranked teams from the TC area ot...
by quantummekanic
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Princeton B-1 Bantam
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

Princeton BA B1

Good team. Won D10 league (a league very deep in good B teams) which guaranteed them a #2 seed into regions. They lost to Blaine late in the season and lost (to Chisago Lakes I believe) in the D10 tourney and lost to Blaine in the 3rd place game which was meaningless for both teams as far as playoff...
by quantummekanic
Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Don Lucia's U-8 development philosophy
Replies: 36
Views: 7727

Lucia

I think most associations do a pretty good job with the youngest kids and follow these guidelines pretty well. While I strongly agree with what Lucia says, I still believe that there is no magic method. Success of the player mostly falls on the player, regardless of age. <br><br>I think the most imp...
by quantummekanic
Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Playoff Overtimes
Replies: 19
Views: 3831

D10

In championship games, D10 plays 5 on 5 until a winner is determined. The 2004 PW A game went 5 OT's (first game of the morning) Followed by two other OT games. The schedule at Anoka was running almost 3 hours behind by the end of the day. Good stuff. <br><br> <p></p><i></i>
by quantummekanic
Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Cp or Blaine
Replies: 7
Views: 2142

CP/Blaine BA

Very slight edge to Blaine, but I expect a low scoring affair and OT a high possibility. <p></p><i></i>
by quantummekanic
Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Centennial and Champlin Park A PW Eliminated
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

centennial

It's hard for a team to beat a league rival for a third time especially when on the oppenents home rink. I'm not too surprised by St Cloud's win (2-0). They play very sound D. I was more surprised by Elk River's 5-4 win over Champlin Park since Elk River has had trouble scoring all year long and Cha...
by quantummekanic
Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Peewee State Predictions
Replies: 52
Views: 10865

scbn27

"Omdahl from roseau would play with that kid like a barbi dol" <br><br>Well let's see here. The last time Omdahl faced Bjugstad (Northern Wings or Northern Blades vs MN Blades) Omdahl's entire team managed a total of 2 goals in 4 games, while Bjugstad racked up over 10 points in those games. Of cour...
by quantummekanic
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Jones
Replies: 36
Views: 7778

CJ

Jones is the best player I've seen all year. "Hardest shot by far" Nope. Her slapper is still a few mph short of Maunu's. <p></p><i></i>