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by auld_skool
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: If you already won a state title, do you go juniors....
Replies: 28
Views: 6627

@Almost Don't mince my words. Not once did I explicitly say, or imply, that only drafted players have the opportunity to play hockey. You did however, do an excellent job of twisting my quote out of context. But answer me this. If you intend to play in the NHL, if that's the pinnacle of a hockey ca...
by auld_skool
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: If you already won a state title, do you go juniors....
Replies: 28
Views: 6627

If the athlete already has a college commitment, I see almost no reason to leave early.
by auld_skool
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: Junior Tryout News
Replies: 50
Views: 16875

by auld_skool
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: Junior Tryout News
Replies: 50
Views: 16875

Green Bay Gamblers USHL

http://www.gamblershockey.com/roster
by auld_skool
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Benilde roster churn
Replies: 54
Views: 26878

Sorry, didn't know that. Anyone know where he's going next? @auld_skool US National Bandy Team. After the season ended last year he was asked to workout with an NAHL team but declined. The path for goalies after high school is crazy (just look at Fons, Shibrowski, etc.). Anders did not want to go d...
by auld_skool
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Benilde roster churn
Replies: 54
Views: 26878

mngopherfan wrote:
auld_skool wrote:No big deal. Jecha's a great goalie. I know that from personal experience.
Jecha Graduated...
Sorry, didn't know that. Anyone know where he's going next?
by auld_skool
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Benilde roster churn
Replies: 54
Views: 26878

No big deal. Jecha's a great goalie. I know that from personal experience.
by auld_skool
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Is the Elite league doing what it was intended to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 14136

Should we just assume there are about 20 players/families in any given year that will not be happy with their current situation in MN HS hockey? Yes. I disagree. I'd say there are about 20 kids that are willing to leave. Trust me, there are lots more that aren't happy but they stay, mainly due to h...
by auld_skool
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Steman Commits to Michigan Tech
Replies: 11
Views: 5661

Small?? hardly
by auld_skool
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Is the Elite league doing what it was intended to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 14136

I'd certainly be curious to hear a different take, no matter how long it is. A couple quick things right off the top of my head. I think the mission of the Elite league needs to change. From doing whatever it takes to keep the very top kids in Minnesota (who generally don't need any help anyway) to...
by auld_skool
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Is the Elite league doing what it was intended to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 14136

karl, a very well thought out post. The league would be wise to take your suggestions into consideration. I have a ton to say about this but it would be so long no one would want to read it. To the OP: You're right about why the league was created. I think it's time to decide if that's a worthy goal...
by auld_skool
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: 2012 Elite Prep teams posted
Replies: 57
Views: 25928

Re: leaving early

Good luck to Sean Lang of Apple Valley. He's a first-class kid with great parents who do well keeping things in perspective. Coulee has a great reputation in the NA. +1. Hats off to him for having the courage to follow his dreams. As a '94 senior he'll have a much better chance of getting where he ...
by auld_skool
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: 2012 Elite Prep teams posted
Replies: 57
Views: 25928

bchlhockey wrote:Question:

Why doesn't the Elite leagues invite the Minnesota Blades to compete
in the Elite 1 and the Elite Development leagues?

IMO, it makes sense to give more MN kids some exposure versus
the Colorado Rampage.
Great question considering SSM is always in.
by auld_skool
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Steman Commits to Michigan Tech
Replies: 11
Views: 5661

Sats81 wrote:Really nice hockey player. Nice pickup for the Huskies.
I agree. Unless it has something to do with MI Tech in particular I'd say all the Minnesota colleges really missed a good one. (Heck, so did the Wild in a way!)
by auld_skool
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: 2012 Elite Prep teams posted
Replies: 57
Views: 25928

Bluewhitefan wrote:
That's it? For missing one letter?
Don't worry Bluewhite...that wouldn't have showed up with spell check. You spelled "no" correctly. Wside overreacted, but they do that out there at times.
by auld_skool
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: Junior Tryout News
Replies: 50
Views: 16875

This is probably the link that will show the USHL rosters eventually. http://ushl2011.stats.pointstreak.com/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=3135&seasonid=9358 Hopefully they'll start updating the pointstreak rosters soon. The League probably asks the teams that the rosters are accurate and up to date b...
by auld_skool
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: Junior Tryout News
Replies: 50
Views: 16875

The USHL, and the teams, play the roster discussion close to the vest. Some teams have shared their roster but most have not. Some of the team websites are good but some are bad. The USHL website has potential but their communications director must take summers off. It's interesting. When you're on...
by auld_skool
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: 2012 Elite Prep teams posted
Replies: 57
Views: 25928

observer wrote:Bummer on the size of the rosters. 12 forwards, or 4 lines, is the worst. It appears they may even have more than that. For a positive experience they should only have 15 skaters at games.
+1
by auld_skool
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Sam Wolfe will be a Cedar Rapids Roughrider
Replies: 6
Views: 4609

Re: Sam Wolfe will be a Cedar Rapids Roughrider

I am hearing from multiple sources that Sam Wolfe has made the 25 man roster for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders. Cool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Who's that ? Very solid '93 D for Eagan last year, committed to Maine for the 2013-2014 season. Your Spuds beat them 4-0 this year in St Paul.
by auld_skool
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Elite League Tryouts Next Weekend
Replies: 81
Views: 40208

As for scouts in attendance, go to the first weekend and see for yourself to find out how many are there. Whether or not they network amongst each other I can't speak to. I believe he was referring to scouting before the teams are selected, not the scouting that takes place during Elite League play.
by auld_skool
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Elite League Tryouts Next Weekend
Replies: 81
Views: 40208

ruseme2 wrote:There are more than 1 or 2 scouts present at games...they also are entangled with the pro scouts, ushl scouts, and they net work. The elite scouting is not based on just a few perspectives.
I believe you when you say that scouting is broadly based. SELECTION however is not.
by auld_skool
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: Junior Tryout News
Replies: 50
Views: 16875

observer wrote:Did Chicago trade them or release them? Indiana is projected to be the better team so it will be interesting if they stick on the final roster.
My guess is they'll stick. Very skilled players. I was told they were traded but I have no idea for whom.
by auld_skool
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: USHL Fall Classic
Replies: 0
Views: 1141

USHL Fall Classic

Here's the info for this year's fall classic. There will be MN kids there.

http://www.ushl.com/news.php?action=detail&news_id=1174
by auld_skool
Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: Junior Tryout News
Replies: 50
Views: 16875

observer wrote:USHL Chicago Steel

http://www.chicagosteelhockeyteam.com/n ... -26-12.php

No Minnesotans. Anyone know where the two Pieper's are playing this fall? 13 newcomers which is a big reload.
They both made the final 30 at Indianapolis in June. Both had a really good camp.
by auld_skool
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Elite League Tryouts Next Weekend
Replies: 81
Views: 40208

A tip for anyone interested. If you have a kid that you think has special talent It’s up to you and your kid to develop within your own summer program. The Association model will not get it done… When my son was younger we used to call the winter the off season. Most development happens in the summ...