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by drop the puck
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: can a coach be a bully ?
Replies: 38
Views: 9527

I once asked a legendary coach why he does not get back into coaching. He left during his prime, was well respected in the community and won several championships. He still enjoyed both the game and the kids. His answer to my question was this............ "Son, when I coached several years ago the ...
by drop the puck
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls High School Tier 1 19U & 16U Rankings
Replies: 133
Views: 30578

Re: P

When you have an entire team commit D1 or D3, go ahead and brag. (19u Blades AAA) Most AAA teams player composition consists of a small core group of players and then another set of players that come and go. Imagine the U19 blades would be able to get most young ladies to play for them if recruited...
by drop the puck
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: WHL Bantam Draft
Replies: 62
Views: 41391

There are always a couple kids who will never be college material. If they get this chance ... they go. From the all knowing Wikipedia. Due to being academically ineligibile under Minnesota State High School League rules to play at Roseau High School , Byfuglien first moved to Warrenville, Illinois,...
by drop the puck
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: When the golden goose gets aggressive
Replies: 67
Views: 15846

It will make little difference in attendance of the AA class Tourney. While almost every top team has one or two D1 recruits, there are plenty of teams and their top players that end their season early sometime in Sections. Attendance in the A Tourney is driven by the size and location of the school...
by drop the puck
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls locker rooms versus boys locker rooms
Replies: 12
Views: 4434

Hill does not have a school board (elected) - they are a private school. They have a Board of Trustees and a Foundation. If the newspaper article is correct, the girls program was left out of the plan. The addition of two new locker rooms on the west side of Aldrich Arena should be completed in mid-...
by drop the puck
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Andover Goalie MR trying out for the boys team?
Replies: 49
Views: 13123

Then is she selling her "potential" short by going to UMD to play D1 womens hockey ?

Her '14-'15 Boy's HS team would likely beat her future college team. Unless the goalie a year from now stood on her head. :wink:
by drop the puck
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National Team Training Camp
Replies: 1
Views: 1762

So the only training goal is to beat Canada ?

Are there any other national teams besides Canada and the USA that train together on an extensive basis ?
by drop the puck
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls Elite League
Replies: 60
Views: 21683

. Some parents want their kids to not just get to next level but be successful there and not ride bench and get cut in year or two. If the kid feels the same way and enjoys the hard work and sacrifice it takes to achieve that then decisions like going to BE are made by families. Won't half of the p...
by drop the puck
Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: MSHL A and AA girls hockey
Replies: 10
Views: 3714

I thought you pretty much hit bulls-eye Mr. Bowhunter!! How come nobody ever accuses Palmquist at So. St. Cow of recruiting? Or calling him out on his Kaposia tournament for never having to play a tough quarter final game? or hiding in class A? At least CP always said he didn't want to be in class ...
by drop the puck
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: ODD?
Replies: 2
Views: 2137

But hockey is homer by nature. Gopher fans rarely watch NCAA play-off games once their team is out (they are not the only ones to react this way). That is why NCAA hockey games are not televised on more than a local level. Hopefully the NCAA Championship game is not put back on "ocho". Look at NCAA ...
by drop the puck
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: High Performance League
Replies: 16
Views: 7668

InigoMontoya wrote:Only a few days to go, and no lively banter. That's too bad. I'm picturing a Grant Wood-Leroy Neiman kind of moment. I hope no offense was taken by DrG funnin' ya cause nobody learned ya how to rite.
Trolling :?:
by drop the puck
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Potential D2 lawsuit
Replies: 14
Views: 3047

Oh if she is really an "A" skater and a good one at that, then all those B teams that lose to this Stillwater B team will be complaining. :shock:

Can always try go Revolution if they have enough skaters at 14 or 16 to make a team.
by drop the puck
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hockey players playing football?
Replies: 42
Views: 9585

If you are under D1 consideration, you just may be strongly encouraged not too play football.
by drop the puck
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Nick Seeler leaves UNO
Replies: 20
Views: 5286

If true, wow........... "Thanks for all the effort and time you took noticing me, recruiting me, and allowing me to play at UNO. But I'm going somewhere else anyway. Sorry I took a spot that some other kid would have loved to have." Loyalty = four letter word these days. He is playing for the coach...
by drop the puck
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Sad day for hockey
Replies: 8
Views: 4515

Obit: http://host.madison.com/news/local/obituaries/suter-robert-allen-grandpa-bobby/article_c4dce554-f76b-5159-8b1b-a4f616350f0d.html I remember a quote where he indicated that he was very surprised to be picked for the Olympic team. He had been under the impression that Herb Brooks hated him duri...
by drop the puck
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls Elite League
Replies: 60
Views: 21683

Title of this thread should be changed.

Really nothing to do with the Elite League other than someone name dropping a new team and its roster that was supposedly asked to play. Maybe next year.
by drop the puck
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching openings
Replies: 72
Views: 37558

LZ94 wrote:1. Moorhead
2. Brainerd/Little Falls
3. Minnehaha United
4. Mahtomedi
5. Fergus Falls
6.
Home town player had returned to coach. Is this a surprise to Mahtomedi ?
by drop the puck
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Ruled Inelgible, SPA going to state
Replies: 37
Views: 11253

While admirable U12dad. Practice ice times have been canceled or turned back. In some cases Jerseys may have already been turned in.
by drop the puck
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy ineligible girl players?
Replies: 240
Views: 56155

It will move through the coaches and AD (notify next of kin sort of thing) before the Strib can write the article.

MSHSL - do they issue press releases on their site ?
by drop the puck
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy ineligible girl players?
Replies: 240
Views: 56155

They cannot practice with their HS coach during the off season except for mid-June through end of July. Other than that: Many girls barely get a break running from the HS team to their AAA team and/OR F.H.I.T., OS, Blades. Often many girls (of the same grade) are on the same team, if not the same li...
by drop the puck
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy ineligible girl players?
Replies: 240
Views: 56155

Game on. :?:

Hopefully the SPA parents have not convinced their daughters that they are helpless victims. Play the game and create your own destiny.
by drop the puck
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Eliminate AA-A-B etc and go with 1A-5A
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

So when the kids get to high school varsity freshman don't have to play with seniors? There's an all frosh team, all soph team, all Jr, & all Sr.? Or are Frosh through Senior on the same team competing with/against each other? . Hockey is one of a handful of HS team sports with just two levels. Soc...
by drop the puck
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Eliminate AA-A-B etc and go with 1A-5A
Replies: 23
Views: 3743

In reality AA = A A = B1 B1 = B2 B2 = ? Everyone wants to be A whether high school or youth sports. Youth baseball in Minnesota went from A, B, C to AAA, AA, A a few years back. Hockey is just following. The change makes moving down more tolerable. Associations are not moving their A team to B, they...
by drop the puck
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Farmington Goalie
Replies: 130
Views: 40215

Some coaches are upfront with Senior players that they made the team, but playing time will be limited. Some walk and play JG or simply move on to do other things. Others hang on - maybe hoping injury or hard work pays off only to find out that the feeling of belonging is all you get. To some that i...
by drop the puck
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 4A Seeds
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

SSP will win. It is just by how much.