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by zooomx
Fri May 31, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 141
Views: 13006

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: 764
Views: 67533

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: 2380

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: 182
Views: 17556

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: 182
Views: 17556

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: 1372

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: 1372

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: 1372

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: 1940

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: 1940

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: 1940

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: 75
Views: 7639

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...
by zooomx
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Seldom noticed and under rated
Replies: 28
Views: 5042

Re: Seldom noticed and under rated

Doherty (senior), Westlund (senior), Strong (Junior) line in Alex get a lot of fanfare locally but don't hear much about them statewide. They outplayed the top lines (heralded prospects) of Cathedral and Hermantown last year on big stages. Having big years once again. Doherty, especially, works so ...
by zooomx
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: CTE in Hockey
Replies: 75
Views: 7639

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...
by zooomx
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New State Tournament Format (or my day dream)
Replies: 33
Views: 1781

Re: New State Tournament Format (or my day dream)

Hey, what do you think of the NCAA Men's D1 hockey brackets? Pretty cool that three Minnesota universities are number 1 seeds in their regions. Maybe some folks in New England are pissed off because they feel that these teams should all be in a western bracket, just like it always has been. The sam...
by zooomx
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A 2019-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Class A 2019-2020

6A 1. Cathedral - return a lot, and barring injuries or defections it is their section 2. Alex - graduates a great senior class, but will still be #2 3. Sartell - losing a lot of good seniors too. 4. Little Falls - Had some strong younger players who should only get better 5. River Lakes - will cha...
by zooomx
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4568

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

All the talk about going back to 1 class seems odd too when you think about how everyone loved the Greenway story this year. If we are in a one class system, for Greenway to get to state, not only do they have to beat Hermantown, but also a Elk River/Cloquet quality opponent and then probably East....
by zooomx
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New State Tournament Format (or my day dream)
Replies: 33
Views: 1781

Re: New State Tournament Format (or my day dream)

There are 150 some teams in the state for boys hockey. Top 49 (based on enrollment) are AAA and you have 7 sections of 7 teams geographically. Section winners advance to state. The top 2 ranked teams to lose in Section finals have a one game playoff to earn the 8th spot at state. This protects for t...
by zooomx
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4568

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

The one class tournament would suck and it would have the same 8 teams every year. It would improve nothing. Totally agree. It would kill interest in hockey for newer programs and small schools. That ship has set sail a long time ago. Yes, I really don't understand the logic behind this effort. The...
by zooomx
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4568

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

There are gaps all over the spectrum. Move up the best 5-6 teams from A to AA and then there will be 5-6 more teams that emerge as the dominate teams in A. Then we will hear that they need to move up. There needs to be a line somewhere. There are probably 25-30 current AA teams that feel they don't ...
by zooomx
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4568

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

Hermantown, East Grand Forks, St. Cloud Cathedral, Alexandria. Move these teams up to AA. Then make a few moves to the sections in the metro and it’ll help. Also not sure why teams (like Mounds View, Hopkins, St Louis Park, Anoka, Burnsville, Jefferson, etc...) don’t recruit like Edina, Tonka or EP...
by zooomx
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minnesota State Tournaments
Replies: 15
Views: 719

Re: Minnesota State Tournaments

I like this idea, as right now, if a state tournament is in a town only hosting one level there is not much of a crowd other than the families of the teams playing. It would be cool to maybe have multiple levels playing in the same facility to area. I would have loved to go to one spot and see 3-4 l...
by zooomx
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 16 Subsection Model
Replies: 36
Views: 1951

Re: 16 Subsection Model

elliot- I don't see Tech and Apollo breaking apart any time soon. Being the two public schools in St. Cloud, they get a majority of the minorities, which with what we have seen in other schools around that state, just don't play hockey. The gifted players in the St. Cloud youth system most likely e...
by zooomx
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A and AA Enrollment Information
Replies: 18
Views: 2396

Re: A and AA Enrollment Information

Hockey / Boys & Girls Boys: Largest 64 = Class AA Remainder = Class A Girls: Largest 64 = Class AA Remainder = Class A Hockey, Boys AA 1246 and above Is this really true on the girls' side? If so, how are St. Paul / Henry Sibley and Minneapolis in A? I believe enrollment numbers for classification ...
by zooomx
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 16 Subsection Model
Replies: 36
Views: 1951

Re: 16 Subsection Model

The question that's always begging to be asked in these kind of discussions........ What problem are we actually trying to solve here? This... There aren’t many huge problems but a few things that I think need to happen in order to perfect it. I think there are some obvious but minor flaws in the A...