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by goldy313
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: CTE in Hockey
Replies: 76
Views: 7771

Re: CTE in Hockey

People, in general, are not aware of the seriousness of concussions. Parents of athletes are, in general, some of the most ignorant people. Almost like smokers in their denial. There is no movement to ban contact sports. The goal needs to be to enforce the rules. The NHL does, the NCAA does. The NFL...
by goldy313
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates
Replies: 47
Views: 3262

Re: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates

My same argument..... Wrestling has 20 year old seniors, plenty of them. Do not go down that path, keep our youth aligned with the traditional school grades. By and large the pinnacle of most kids hockey lives is high school hockey. Keep that the dream, changing will just encourage the pay for play ...
by goldy313
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 89
Views: 23449

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Exactly! To the best of my (limited) knowledge, no one does.
by goldy313
Fri May 31, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 89
Views: 23449

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

I assume this is the Jake Taylor who has been an assistant there. From the outside this is a good hire, he has been pretty involved in the coaching for a few years. Has the potential to be a decent coach once JE's kids are gone from the program. Until then, as an employee of one of the many Enebak ...
by goldy313
Sun May 26, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 89
Views: 23449

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Plenty of drama so stay tuned for the ugly details as they come out over the next few weeks. AD quit over the deal (ordeal). Actual top candidate turned it down. Not sure TE was even in the initial interview process. What a mess. Has any of the juicy details leaked out of Mendota Heights yet? I'm a...
by goldy313
Sun May 26, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 89
Views: 23449

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

bardown27 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:10 am
Seeing on twitter Lakeville North has hired Jaked Taylor as their new HC

I assume this is the Jake Taylor who has been an assistant there. From the outside this is a good hire, he has been pretty involved in the coaching for a few years.
by goldy313
Sat May 11, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 89
Views: 23449

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

As usual, you are correct. For whatever reason I had it in my head North was moved when Northfield became AA. They were moved in basketball, now that the Hurt boys have graduated #-o
by goldy313
Fri May 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: USHL Draft on May 6th
Replies: 33
Views: 4301

Re: USHL Draft on May 6th

While probably a rare event I do know of a goalie who in 2018 told USHL teams he wasn’t interested because he was going to college full time. I suspect there are kids who see engineering, medicine, or other things as their future and not hockey.
by goldy313
Fri May 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 89
Views: 23449

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

What is total number of AD’s the hiring of Eigner has brought down? 3 I think. 2 at North and now one at STA. Hockey people wield a lot of power I guess. At least in the STA case a couple of dads didn’t have resort to trashing an upstanding teacher and coach in school board meetings to get their des...
by goldy313
Fri May 10, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

Rochester, pretty unfairly, puts more F/R in the John Marshall area when one of the poorest areas of town is much closer to Century than John Marshall, while they bus kids from a much more affluent part of town further to Century when John Marshall is much closer. Local politics in action, i.e. real...
by goldy313
Mon May 06, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

What hit me most is how poor the Big Nine Conference is. Literally, one of if not the poorest in the state of hockey conferences. And it is getting worse down here. (Having one employer does that)
by goldy313
Mon May 06, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

The MSHSL tried to adjust enrollment based on F/R lunch numbers and that generally works in football, basketball, track, soccer, etc where you need a piece of grass and some shoes. Hockey is a different animal..... so is golf, swimming, and gymnastics. I think the MSHSL would be wise to acknowledge ...
by goldy313
Sun May 05, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

Karl, you bring up Dodge County which is interesting. Kasson Mantorville is growing and next year moves into the football district with Mankato West, Owatonna, and Winona. Current day football powers. Clearly they are growing. In hockey K-M co ops with a number of schools including Byron. The Byron ...
by goldy313
Sun May 05, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Development is YOUR responsibility
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

Re: Development is YOUR responsibility

The U needs to be more proactive in this regard. There have been a few kids in Mankato that deserved a shot as a 3rd - 4th line player over a USHL also ran Lucia seemed to like.
by goldy313
Sun May 05, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

Karl, it is not just inner ring suburbs but also tier 2 cities like Rochester, St. Cloud, and Duluth. Economics play a huge factor there as well.

You can make a very good argument that the F/R lunch rate is the #1 factor in hockey success.
by goldy313
Sun May 05, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A and AA Enrollment Information
Replies: 18
Views: 2402

Re: A and AA Enrollment Information

Belle Plaine had 1 kid on the team. I think Cleveland had 1 as well. We should applaud MN River for giving kids an opportunity, not punish them like they do to Dodge County. FWIW,years ago I officiated a playoff game between Burnsville,who won a state title that year, and LeSeuer. It was 1-0 going i...
by goldy313
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Development is YOUR responsibility
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

Re: Development is YOUR responsibility

You are spot on.

A mea culpa... John Marshall had an African American letter for the third straight year and I missed him. Inexcusable on my part.
by goldy313
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 6071

Re: State of Hockey's Team

But if you lose like the Poehlings.....
by goldy313
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 89
Views: 23449

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Good thoughts and prayers to Brenden Flaherty and his family. There is much more to life than hockey.
by goldy313
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Arizona Youth Hockey vs MN
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Arizona Youth Hockey vs MN

Making the assumption Phoenix is close to Las Vegas in terms of hockey.....I spent 2 years there long ago. Get ready to spend a whole lot of money traveling. There will be a number of high quality players but not many teams so you end up traveling to Dallas, Las Vegas, Chicago, Detroit, etc. for tou...
by goldy313
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Development is YOUR responsibility
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

Re: Development is YOUR responsibility

I agree with you almost 100%. I will add I think most sports are dying due to specialization. Football being different to the negative because of concussions. Track and Cross Country to the positive being different because everyone gets to compete. Trap shooting is growing exponentially. Hockey need...
by goldy313
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: CTE in Hockey
Replies: 76
Views: 7771

Re: CTE in Hockey

Currently CTE can only being diagnosed by cadaver brains.

Unfortunately that makes the science somewhat limiting. CTE in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is, again unfortunately, the group easiest to study. Hopefully we can, like in the aftermath of every war, further the science of medicine.
by goldy313
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Checking in bantams
Replies: 22
Views: 2395

Re: Checking in bantams

Enforce the rules as written. Fair Play is a detrimental to this. Referees are human and have a terrible angle for most calls. Nearly everyone has a video of every hit. Let the DD administrator suspensions.

Both the NHL and NCAA allows this. Youth should be no different if safety is what we want
by goldy313
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 6071

Re: State of Hockey's Team

He also lost to Holy Cross, and turned a premier college hockey program that drew 10,000 people to games at Mariucci to a team who draws 500 to a Big10 tournament game. Woog recruits kids and gets let go. They don’t leave and tDon gets all the credit. Crazy. Love Lucia all you want but he did nothin...
by goldy313
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Development is YOUR responsibility
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

Re: Development is YOUR responsibility

Very few excelled at at any other sport.... literally that may be one of the dumbest posts I have ever read. Iowa football linemen, nearly all were wrestlers. When some of the greatest athletes clearly wrestled as posted. I have known wrestlers that can barely read and write, same with hockey player...