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by WarmUpTheBus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Schwan's Cup this year?
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: Schwan's Cup this year?

The promotion/relegation system in the Gold division teally watered down the talent level of the tournament. In the early days they invited the top 8 teams in the state and then the 2 teams that lost both games were not invited back the following year and the other six were no matter what the prospe...
by WarmUpTheBus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Saturday 12/15
Replies: 39
Views: 1617

Re: Games Saturday 12/15

Wadena-Deer Creek vs Red Lake Falls at Red Lake Falls 1:00 PM Simley vs Austin at Austin 1:00 PM Breck vs St. Paul Academy at St. Paul Academy 1:00 PM South St. Paul vs St. Cloud Cathedral at St. Cloud MAC 1:15 PM Red Wing vs Fergus Falls at Fergus Falls 2:00 PM Park Rapids Area vs Lake of the Wood...
by WarmUpTheBus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: How many Titles would Eden Prairie have with Mike Randolph in the last 20 years?
Replies: 10
Views: 665

Re: How many Titles would Eden Prairie have with Mike Randolph in the last 20 years?

The last Duluth East champion was in 1998 so technically over 20 season ago so my guess is he would have won more than zero if he would have been at EP.
by WarmUpTheBus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Eden Prairie …
Replies: 41
Views: 2542

Re: Eden Prairie …

I saw Eden Prairie tonight for the first time and they look solid upfront and in goal but their defenseman aren't doing a good enough job of making the breakout passes yet. Maybe it will come but they all seem to hold on to the puck too long and by the time they do make the pass the forwards are cov...
by WarmUpTheBus
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 12/2/18
Replies: 18
Views: 3987

Re: AA Rankings for 12/2/18

Rosemount will only be getting better with the talent coming up at Bantam AA. The win over Chaska would still be considered an upset based on the LPH rankings and Chaska outweighs Rosemount in D1 recruits I believe 3-1. I think Chaska has 4 D1 recruits. Koster (U of M). Pitlick (U of M), Warnert (U...
by WarmUpTheBus
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ryder Donovan
Replies: 72
Views: 9973

Re: Ryder Donovan

Doesn't he have a brother playing juniors out there somewhere. Maybe a package deal would get the job done.
by WarmUpTheBus
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday 11/27/18
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: Games Tuesday 11/27/18

Chaska 6, Blake 5, Final. Bears clawed a few back near the end to make it interesting. Entertaining, though both teams have some areas that need work. Curious to see what Koster's status is for Chaska's swing north later this week. Mike Koster was on the bench wearing warmups and was pretty animate...
by WarmUpTheBus
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: North Star Academy-Alexandria
Replies: 35
Views: 5478

Re:

My son had a power skating class with him last spring. Was that through the figure skating program? I know they have been offering some classes like that targeted for hockey players. zoomx- My daughter is taking some skating lessons this summer and she has Bob Vraa as an instructor. I assume Bob Vr...
by WarmUpTheBus
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Blake Biondi added to NTDP roster for World U17 Hockey Challenge (Nov. 3-10)
Replies: 16
Views: 1599

Re: Blake Biondi added to NTDP roster for World U17 Hockey Challenge (Nov. 3-10)

I think a lot depends on what a kid is trying to accomplish with a move. Take for example a defenseman who is a terrific puck mover and defender but would like to improve his offensive skills. If he moves up to the next level he will be expected to be a good defender and move the puck to the skilled...
by WarmUpTheBus
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: First-ever Minnesota HS All-Star Prospects Game (Nov. 10)
Replies: 34
Views: 5792

Re: First-ever Minnesota HS All-Star Prospects Game (Nov. 10)

ShakestheClown wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Is it sanctioned by the MSHSL? Are active HS players allowed to participate during the season?
The MSHSL season starts on November 12th this year so the timing works with the league.
by WarmUpTheBus
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: First-ever Minnesota HS All-Star Prospects Game (Nov. 10)
Replies: 34
Views: 5792

Re: First-ever Minnesota HS All-Star Prospects Game (Nov. 10)

The word "Prep" in the title makes me wonder if it will also include players not playing MSHSL this year. i.e. Shattuck, AAA, NAHL, USHL ? Also is it for Seniors only?
by WarmUpTheBus
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elite League Livestream: NTDP u17 vs. N & SW
Replies: 61
Views: 4320

Re: Elite League Livestream: NTDP u17 vs. N & SW

Based on how Mr Hockey voting typically goes, it’s Donovan’s to win, if he slips up, Koster & Leudtke have a Chip, chair & a Chance...everyone else has a chance to be finalists, but it’s s one horse race (3 at most) IMO Seeing Koster hit Donovan in full stride with a perfect pass (one of many) and ...
by WarmUpTheBus
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elite League Livestream: NTDP u17 vs. N & SW
Replies: 61
Views: 4320

Re: Elite League Livestream: NTDP u17 vs. N & SW

OOTC - Ill put the Nevers, JJ scoring this year at low-to-mid 40's. Different team, better balance (hopefully) and no Mr Hockey feeding them softball assists to tap in...I hope Im wrong and you're right. But Ill put a $2.00 french vanilla cappuccino on it IF we ever run into each other at a game. (...
by WarmUpTheBus
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elite League Livestream: NTDP u17 vs. N & SW
Replies: 61
Views: 4320

Re: Elite League Livestream: NTDP u17 vs. N & SW

FInally had a chance to watch the archived stream. Did think it was interesting they put non-north Koster on first PP unit, but I guess they’re trying to win the game. This was my first viewing of Donovan this fall and he didn’t disappoint. That combo of size and skating is something special. Again...
by WarmUpTheBus
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elite League Livestream: NTDP u17 vs. N & SW
Replies: 61
Views: 4320

Re: Elite League Livestream: NTDP u17 vs. N & SW

Fargos Kleven and Calif Peterson both listed as 6.4 with Jan 02 birthdates , could easily top out at 6.6 or 6.7. Both had a few inches on Norths biggest Dmen Cochran and M Langenbrunner . Dman Laatsch from Altoona 6.4 with Feb O2 birthday Thinking about it some more , I suppose if North had wanted ...
by WarmUpTheBus
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Suburban East Conf.
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Suburban East Conf.

CDH will dominate and may run the table in conference play. Pre-season #2 seed in 6AA behind Edina and a top-10 AA ranked team to begin season, probably #5 or #6, behind Andover, East, Edina, & Tonka and on par with STA. WBL graduated a good senior class and lost best defensemen to USNTDP. Likely a...
by WarmUpTheBus
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 8923

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

You can scratch SG from Lakeville North. Will be second, maybe third, best player on that team. Are the others Seniors? Does it matter? You have zero chance of being Mr. Hockey, if you're not the best player on your team. It does matter. 8th Graders, Freshmen,Sophomores and Juniors are not eligible...
by WarmUpTheBus
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 8923

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

GoBigorGoHome wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:27 pm
You can scratch SG from Lakeville North. Will be second, maybe third, best player on that team.
Are the others Seniors?
by WarmUpTheBus
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2018 elite league
Replies: 153
Views: 28770

Re: 2018 elite league

I went to a couple games yesterday and noticed there were very few scouts there compared to prior weekends. I counted only about 3 or 4 compared to a couple dozen on prior weekends. Does anyone know why? Thanks.
by WarmUpTheBus
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)
Replies: 20
Views: 2282

Re: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)

How many more players is Motzko going to poach from other D1 programs? Is there a limit? If there is a limit who can Motzko whine too in order to plead his case for more players? :P My guess is Jack wanted to go to the U but didn't think Lucia or his coaching fit his game. Motzko changed that aspect.
by WarmUpTheBus
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)
Replies: 20
Views: 2282

Re: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)

I read this as the Gophers telling him they want him to play at least 1 year in the USHL before coming to the U. He could have stayed at ER for his Senior year and then play a year in the USHL before joining the Gophers. His choice. I'm guessing the Gophers would have been fine either..
by WarmUpTheBus
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 8923

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

WestMetro wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:55 pm
To me , Koster style of play more resembles Peruni or Jack Achan
Scott Perunovich is my favorite high school hockey player since Mike Crowley. Koster isn't in their league yet but I believe he is an outstanding player and leader.
by WarmUpTheBus
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 8923

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

So you are saying Chaska or Duluth East. Are you kidding me? Chaska? Chaska hockey? This Chaska kid will have to be Wayne Gretzky reincarnated. Common people. Do we have to be fair, politically correct, and equal opportunity on the forum? Koster is not Wayne Gretzky but I talked with a group of par...
by WarmUpTheBus
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2018 elite league
Replies: 153
Views: 28770

Re: 2018 elite league

Agree that one game doesn't make a season but after watching all four games this morning I thought Mike Koster was the most impactful player despite the fact that his team lost.