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by ShakestheClown
Mon May 25, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will there be high school hockey for 2020-2021?
Replies: 96
Views: 10597

Re: Will there be high school hockey for 2020-2021?

I've stayed out of this, but I thought it is worth pointing out that rinks may not be opening up in some areas any time soon. Our rink is now set up for overflow from the hospital if the need arises. That means there is absolutely no hockey here until the pandemic passes. I'm sure we aren't the only...
by ShakestheClown
Sun May 17, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Hockey Day MN reruns on Saturdays (talkin bout mostly girls games...)
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Hockey Day MN reruns on Saturdays (talkin bout mostly girls games...)

Obviously, you saw a lot of high level players on the ice, so it looked well played; but I wonder how much the women's game has gotten better or worse over the last ten years?
by ShakestheClown
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: My kid wants to play in college...how does it work and what should I be doing now to help...
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: My kid wants to play in college...how does it work and what should I be doing now to help...

My child is a 2021 grad, and has had a similar experience as Massala, with a few exceptions. She tore her knee up during her freshman season and couldn't participate in the HP 15s, which put her behind a bit; but she has picked up steam since. She has participated in the elite league and it is a gre...
by ShakestheClown
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1721
Views: 142588

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Corn Cobb wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:23 pm
I would have to agree with the Wise Old Man over the clown.
Hey now...!
by ShakestheClown
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: End of an Era?
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: End of an Era?

Any idea how many Visitation girls were playing?
by ShakestheClown
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1721
Views: 142588

Re: The Hermantown Thread

The east range schools are the definition of what class A hockey is supposed to be about. They are comprised of smaller schools, who put together an once-in-a-decade team that has the chance to make a good run to state at the class A level. GR is exactly where they are supposed to be. They can make ...
by ShakestheClown
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: "Single A" school asks state to help fund $28M Arena
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: "Single A" school asks state to help fund $28M Arena

Nothing special about this...good for them...New Ulm used sales tax money to build their rink....the only thing is that the special sales tax assessment is still being collected even after receipts had surpassed the amount needed for rink...city now puts those receipts into general fund so they can...
by ShakestheClown
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 20 single A teams since inception (1994)
Replies: 22
Views: 1915

Re: Top 20 single A teams since inception (1994)

Okay let's look at Hibbing: Influencing Factors (in no particular order): 1. Community Population From 1990 or so to now the population has dropped from 18000 to 16000 (roughly) School population has dropped maybe a bit more. 2. Community Financial Resources The iron range has suffered but there ar...
by ShakestheClown
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: CEC at Hibbing 12/5/2019
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: CEC at Hibbing 12/5/2019

They've had nothing but one goal differential games for the last few years, and I don't see why that won't continue on Thursday. My prediction is a 2-1 Cloquet win, decided in the last few minutes of the third period.
by ShakestheClown
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 281
Views: 37560

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Three kids got in trouble and violated MSHL rules. They are not able to play for a while...
by ShakestheClown
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ely hockey done?
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Ely hockey done?

goldy313 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:08 pm
Well, when you have 60 year olds from Boston deciding public policy based on seasonal occupations what do you expect?
=D>
by ShakestheClown
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Captains
Replies: 8
Views: 1601

Re: Captains

My kid's team does rotating captains. Two new ones every game so far this season.
by ShakestheClown
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Cloquet vs. Proctor/Hermantown 11/7
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Cloquet vs. Proctor/Hermantown 11/7

Of course they have a chance, but it is reaaallly small. :wink: In all seriousness, they do have a legitimate shot if they play a very tight checking game. It's early in the season and Hermantown won't be as sharp in their system (new coach, new systems?) and puck movement won't be as crisp as it wi...
by ShakestheClown
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 7A 2019-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1674

Re: 7A 2019-2020

Top Tier: Hermantown - The girls program is at the point now where they can just reload year after year. It's going to take an off game during sections for them to be unseated. Second Tier: Duluth Marshall - Lost a lot of seniors, so it will be interesting to see who steps up to fill their shoes. Sc...
by ShakestheClown
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls NIT Dscussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: Girls NIT Dscussion

It's a little disappointing that U16 North didn't get a chance to play for the championship. They went 1-1-1 against black and tied gray in the one opportunity they got to play against them. They only had one other loss for the season...

FWIW, they beat SSM yesterday as well.
by ShakestheClown
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Elite league
Replies: 76
Views: 10883

Re: Elite league

I agree, it's an amazing opportunity.
by ShakestheClown
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Elite league
Replies: 76
Views: 10883

Re: Elite league

Grey plays U16 North in a couple of weeks as well.
by ShakestheClown
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Elite league
Replies: 76
Views: 10883

Re: Elite league

Wow, that's pretty cool that there are Chinese teams participating!
by ShakestheClown
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Elite league
Replies: 76
Views: 10883

Re: Elite league

What are people's opinions of what's happening on the ice to this point?
by ShakestheClown
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8112

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

I'm just happy that the metro area allows the northern sections to play hockey at all...
by ShakestheClown
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Women coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Women coaches

I agree with you on many points, but not the shame-centered approach. I have yet to see a male coach use that method with a women or girls team.

FWIW, Hibbing, D. Marshall, Hermantown, and Cloquet are all section 7A teams coached by women.
by ShakestheClown
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 38008

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Does that mean his dad is done at Hibbing as well?
by ShakestheClown
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: #5 Delano vs. #4 Greenway
Replies: 40
Views: 5039

Re: Class A QF: #5 Delano vs. #4 Greenway

Frank is an absolute gem. Just an idea. . .focus on your D1 team, or satisfy your man crush and go coach Greenway. What purpose does it serve a D1 coach to go on a rambling dissertation about a below average HS hockey team? Hey Goldy, #1 it's his alma mater. #2 if you don't like A hockey, don't go ...