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by zooomx
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 6A 2019-20
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Section 6A 2019-20

Cathedral definitely the favorite. Alexandria lost a lot of talent and depth to graduation, but they should still be the #2 team in the section. I would go Little Falls and Sartell as 3 and 4. After that it is pretty slim pickings.
by zooomx
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 6A 2019-20
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Section 6A 2019-20

In other news, former Alexandria and current Aberdeen Wings D-man Jack Powell has verbally committed to Bemidji State. Good to see for the Cardinal program and, of course, I am happy to see him going to BSU! :mrgreen: Yes, good news for Jack. He is a good kid. I wonder if Mark Parrish will bring hi...
by zooomx
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: University of St Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 5799

Re: University of St Thomas

Attendance is a great topic as it pertains to St Thomas possibly going D-1 On one hand you have schools like ASU playing in front of 400 people and the U of MN playing in a arena half full. My guess is St Thomas would struggle to draw in the casual Metro area hockey fan. Just to much competition in...
by zooomx
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: University of St Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 5799

Re: University of St Thomas

Side Note/Question: Any updates on U of Illinois going D1? I have a relative who has been pushing this for years if not decades. His kids played for the Chicago Mission AAA. His view is Title IX is preventing it, along with hockey isn’t very popular outside Chicago...... the hockey joke is you coul...
by zooomx
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: High school programs #s in Elite league
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: High school programs #s in Elite league

Since we're yakking about the elite league, let's bring it back to high school... Certainly supports that Edina/Blake/Andover are at a different level. Breck seems to be ready to field another team capable of competing at AA (at every position except parents and administration, apparently). It is p...
by zooomx
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 3309

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

You would think of the players that get cut from Edina. You could take those boys that were cut, put a team together, it would compete for an A championship every year, and be able to beat many AA squads. I think they would be pretty good, but this might be an overreach. Possibly ranked 8-12 or so ...
by zooomx
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 3309

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

Let's not forget they cut 3/4 of the players that tryout for HS, law of averages and history shows he has more talent as a whole than most schools every year to choose from (except MG from #'s). He should be able to win more consistently. Not saying anything about him not being a good coach, but so...
by zooomx
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 6243

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

BSUBeaver wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:45 pm
zooomx wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:53 am

Well, here I thought you were a certain BSU Hockey Alumni in town. Your background is almost exactly like mine. If you ever want to get more involved off the ice, message me and I will help point you in the right direction.
Thanks! Sent you a message.
I replied!
by zooomx
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 6243

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

Thanks for the info, zoomx. I still have a few years before I get neck deep, but the kiddos are getting older and the Alex programs have been fun to follow the last couple of years! And knowing the people involved, I am sure they have had contingency plans in place for when (if) that move to AA com...
by zooomx
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 35808

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Holy Hound-dog......!! In the last 10 seasons, Duluth East has a 29-1 record in the Section 7AA tournament, with 9 state appearances. Going to state 6 times in a row, narrowly losing to Rapids in 2016, the eventual State Champion. I don't care if they go 5 and 20 during the regular season, It will ...
by zooomx
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 6243

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

I am not 100% sure either on the mindset either. I didn't realize they were that far from the AA enrollment cut off yet and all those schools above them. I don't think the enrollment is growing at such a pace that they would add 100 students in the next two years, but it is growing. And the youth n...
by zooomx
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 6243

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

Even though they are not 218 (about 10 miles from the line), is it possible we could see Alexandria ending up in AA in the next alignment cycle? Their girls program got bumped up in the most recent alignment cycle. :?: New Prague High School 1260 St. Louis Park High School 1255 Northfield High Scho...
by zooomx
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 75258

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Speaking of new rinks/complexes like the new one being built in Elk River....I sole to a Hermonite today and a 10million dollar rink is in the works being engineered on paper. Hermantown will be drawing hockey players from sea to shining sea 😳 I have looked at drawings in my town for rinks anywhere...
by zooomx
Fri May 31, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 153
Views: 17235

Re: 7A - Thoughts

I think until the new school is built, they are looking at a collaboration situation. Once the school is open, it will become a consolidation.
by zooomx
Thu May 23, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 75258

Re: The Hermantown Thread

What would be an interesting statistic is what percentage of a team’s roster is on free and reduced lunch. I know for Greenway’s full roster there is only one player (bench player) who might be on free/reduced lunch. This f/r lunch figure has a significant impact on the pool of kids that will/can g...
by zooomx
Wed May 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Checking in bantams
Replies: 22
Views: 3128

Re: Checking in bantams

I had my son use a wooden stick through squirts. I can tell you the cost savings is negligible. You can buy a cheap composite youth stick for under $50, easily, especially with sales, that will perform better than a wood stick. Lower grade composites are more durable than the more expensive composi...
by zooomx
Sun May 05, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 69255

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Hmm... it now seems like every team that has some semblance of success is a target on this board. I remember Luverne taking shots. Hermantown, Warroad, EGF, Alexandria, Orono, Totino Grace, and so on and so on and so on. These are just the Class A schools. Let's be honest about something. It is not...
by zooomx
Sun May 05, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 69255

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Hmm... it now seems like every team that has some semblance of success is a target on this board. I remember Luverne taking shots. Hermantown, Warroad, EGF, Alexandria, Orono, Totino Grace, and so on and so on and so on. These are just the Class A schools. Let's be honest about something. It is not ...
by zooomx
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Development is YOUR responsibility
Replies: 18
Views: 1800

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 nee...
by zooomx
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Development is YOUR responsibility
Replies: 18
Views: 1800

Re: Development is YOUR responsibility

No, the best athletes are playing basketball or wrestling. Continue to make hockey inaccessible to 80% of the population. Development is a minor issue. If the kid can’t afford to even play hockey after the 4th grade development does not matter. Income does not equal talent. MN hockey better wrap th...
by zooomx
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Development is YOUR responsibility
Replies: 18
Views: 1800

Re: Development is YOUR responsibility

No, the best athletes are playing basketball or wrestling. Continue to make hockey inaccessible to 80% of the population. Development is a minor issue. If the kid can’t afford to even play hockey after the 4th grade development does not matter. Income does not equal talent. MN hockey better wrap th...
by zooomx
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Competitive Section Assignments
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Competitive Section Assignments

It looks like the difference is primarily due to opt ups in boys and co-ops on the girls'side. Chaska/Chan, Hopkins/Park and Champlin Park/CR are girls' co-ops that all field AA programs on the boys' side. Additionally, STA, C-E-C, Marshall, Holy Angels and now TG play boys' AA hockey but not girls...
by zooomx
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Competitive Section Assignments
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Competitive Section Assignments

Boys stayed in A though, right? Correct. Weird how our girls program, without a co-op moves up. Honestly, though, based on girls youth numbers it is fine. Our schedule the past few years has been beefed up with more quality opponents including AA schools. This past season, I anticipated a potential...
by zooomx
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Competitive Section Assignments
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Competitive Section Assignments

bodyup88 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:52 pm
zoomx, did the Alexandria girls opt up?
No, they were moved up due to enrollment. I think the program is ready for the transition. Deep numbers top to bottom. It will challenge the girls!
by zooomx
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: CTE in Hockey
Replies: 97
Views: 10915

Re: CTE in Hockey

For some balance in this thread, here are a few sources that cast doubt on the CTE uproar. Obviously, CTE and concussions should be taken seriously, but in the name of intellectual honesty, it should be noted that the "concussions=CTE=suicide" hysteria promoted in the media should, at this point, b...