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by Quasar
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Freshman leaves Benilde mid-season for the WHL
Replies: 257
Views: 42830

He will reinstate when he realizes this will hamper future recruiting efforts. What top end kid is going to want to deal with this crap. He will also ge reinstated if there is an injury. Lot of top end kids have many more options than in the past. Good for them and too bad for HS coaches that are f...
by Quasar
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Freshman leaves Benilde mid-season for the WHL
Replies: 257
Views: 42830

I was just saying in my day, there was no other option. I was drafted #2 overall in the USHL draft and went to UMD. I have no regrets on how my own career played out. I just think its good that kids have more options these days and MN kids should have the option to play where they please and should...
by Quasar
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Freshman leaves Benilde mid-season for the WHL
Replies: 257
Views: 42830

He is 15, yes. He isnt driving these decisions. It is his adult parents. Im sure Pauly and Mr. Baer dont see eye to eye. That is the issue. The issue is "a teacher and high school hockey coach" ruining a 15 year old kid's high school experience. You, and all the other enablers might take a minute o...
by Quasar
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Freshman leaves Benilde mid-season for the WHL
Replies: 257
Views: 42830

mnpuckster wrote: Maybe I am giving Ken Pauly too much credit, as a teacher and a High School coach to do the right thing to teach kids. That is possible.
Going to hide behind the old "he's a teacher ploy" Huh?
by Quasar
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Freshman leaves Benilde mid-season for the WHL
Replies: 257
Views: 42830

Okay, I guess I'll ask. How good is this player? Is he a sure-fire Division I player? At same age it was opinion of many on this thread that Gaarder was superior to Budish and Everson and some older players like Jake Gardner's younger brother were a disappointment in the WCHA. Anyone dare take a st...
by Quasar
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Freshman leaves Benilde mid-season for the WHL
Replies: 257
Views: 42830

Okay, I guess I'll ask. How good is this player? Is he a sure-fire Division I player? At same age it was opinion of many on this thread that Gaarder was superior to Budish and Everson and some older players like Jake Gardner's younger brother were a disappointment in the WCHA. Anyone dare take a st...
by Quasar
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Freshman leaves Benilde mid-season for the WHL
Replies: 257
Views: 42830

And as mentioned by someone else on here, this is less about Alec Baer, and more about a bigger war that has been looming. Baer was just the sacrifice to further it. IMO No elite midget hockey in Minnesota. The better than average kids play AAA in the summer. The next level kids play tier 3 Junior ...
by Quasar
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 21/22 Peewee players
Replies: 90
Views: 14022

JSR: You missed my point entirely. When you are a small association, you had better know your numbers. The difference 3-4 kids can make is huge. So better to count your players early and often. I understand some parents will change their minds and waiver out at the last minute changing plans. So a ...
by Quasar
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 21/22 Peewee players
Replies: 90
Views: 14022

There was no need to cut anyone if it was decided to go with one team. There is a provision in the Mn Handbook where up to 23 players can be rostered for the regular season, but can only dress 20(18 skaters/2goalies) per game and the players not dressing for the game can not be on the bench. They w...
by Quasar
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

SnowedIn wrote: What you fail to see is that associations at the A level also cater to the individual: The Average Player. Most A teams have maybe a few, give or take,top end players, a handfull of average players and some low end players. Practices are held back by the lower end players and do not...
by Quasar
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

Well, off to Youngstown, OH on Friday as we travel way too far and spend "way too much money" for the oldest son to play 5 Tier 1 league games...... :D But you know what my son said out of no where this morning when I drove him to school, he said it's the most excited he's ever been to play a game ...
by Quasar
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

Re: Young level playing

So, where is the best place to have a young child (Squirt) play hockey at? For MN Made, Association, AAA programs or etc.....I want the very best for my child and willing to spend the money to get him to the next level. I look forward to feedback. Go Wild! Build a rink in your back yard..... Skate,...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Northern Educate
Replies: 71
Views: 27336

Prom/Homecoming/student government/band/pep rallys/girls[that don't play hockey]/ski club/spanish lab [not sure what that is, maybe a dog?] ect ect...... No not for us, but have friends that think it is for them. Thats cool !!! America right ?? I just don't see why these teams should be able to com...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Waivers
Replies: 10
Views: 2746

How about something else? A District transfer. Each year anyone in the district can Transfer to any other association in the district as long as they submit an application by July 15th of the year in question. No waivers, No discussion. Applied for and granted! I understand the argument that all the...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

If they have a team called the Sharks is it sanctioned by both USA hockey, and the AAU? I seem to recall reading some time ago that they were co-existing As a matter of fact I believe they display both logos on their web site... Can you clear this up for me?? Quasar: Absolutely a team can register ...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

OT, IL does wish it was 5% but they have 4 charters and no more are coming because they probably only should have 3 if not 2. WI has 3 charters and other clubs have recently tried to get one and they were denied. Yes there are open question and decisions to be made. But to paint a horror story on t...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

If I am misstating a fact please show me where.. The law suit already decided and in the books states that USAH being the governing body of amateur hockey in the united cannot be a monopoly.. AAU clubs in Michigan can, and are entering USHA tournaments, and because of the law they seem to be co-exi...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

Q: I agree this discussion board is about bringing ideas and opinions together. You seem to state yours as fact? Not sure what cat is out of the bag? But if you are thinking private, for profit clubs are the wave of the future in MN, I THINK, you are wrong. They exist in other markets because there...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

I think comparison to National Champion SSM to the HS Elites is a poor one. First SSM is not an all-star team thrown together with a couple practices and then playing games. Many of them have 1-3 years at SSM. The Elite teams have a high degree of nepotism in the selection process and I think it's ...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

JSR: USA Hockey does not grant Tier I status. The local Affiliate does. When that happens, it will be a highly political process. Who are these five? Made, Blades, and something else would probably emerge as locks. Then the Northerners will have someone clamoring for representation so they aren't l...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

Re: why

I remember 5 years ago when I was on the WE NEED TIER 1 AAA side of this argument....I would still like to see it and some of you are repeating the same points many of us have made but the fact is that we don't need TIER 1 AAA here, we need a LONGER hockey season or a change to the current formatti...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

First, I've seen "Tier 1 players". Nothing special. We just had one leave our association to play in Chicago. I've seen better players in other associations playing Tier 2. Second, there are most certainly kids that have bought their way onto teams. Absolutely. These teams need to cash-flow. There ...
by Quasar
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

Q, that's interesting. But can't an elite 15-year-old just play up in age on their HS team in Minnesota and be fine? Common arguments for breaking up community-based Youth hockey in Minnesota are a need for Tier I so the best kids can face the best in North America and choice so families aren't at ...
by Quasar
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

Snowed, at what age do you feel the better players need to play with and against each other in order for the state to turn out more elite players? Bo, is an association that only practices once a week indicative of a systemic problem at the Affiliate level? Or is it more of a failure at the local p...
by Quasar
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier hockey
Replies: 346
Views: 58618

Snowed, I agree with you on probably all this. A move to recognized Tier I in Minnesota is a highly political process. The way that works is that if people can't agree on the details there is often no change. You outline an in-state Tier I league (for lack of a better term) where these teams often ...