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by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Anyone have clout with the MSHSL or Channel 45?
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: Anyone have clout with the MSHSL or Channel 45?

If memory serves, the first tournament game ever broadcast was the 1969 final. I'd like to see that, mostly because I'd like to see the production values.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 32
Views: 3131

Re: Turning Points

Here are my thoughts on seeding: Einstein said, "Not everything that can be counted counts; not everything that counts can be counted." There is a desire on the part of some to have one gold standard metric, a magic formula that "get's it right" every time, without any bias. That doesn't exist, & ne...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hockey Hub Article About Charlie Strobel
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Hockey Hub Article About Charlie Strobel

Charlie is a very impressive guy.

I imagine it will be difficult for both Charlie & his brother when the time comes, as it must, for Charlie to leave his home.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2010 Tourney in Retrospect
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: 2010 Tourney in Retrospect

I'm surprised, I have absolutely no recollection of Hill drawing DE in the quarterfinals. I'm sure it's because of the epic semifinal that followed. One thing I recall is something the Tonka coach said. He said that they didn't let the kids sleep too late on Saturday morning, because they "didn't wa...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers 2020-21
Replies: 16
Views: 5266

Re: Transfers 2020-21

Zamman wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:25 pm
Curious why just Privates? Public gets transfers too.....Just wondering
Because they're blind to public school transfers. They love this myth of "these kids have been playing together since they were 7 y/o."
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Tourney w/o top 3 teams
Replies: 72
Views: 3090

Re: Class A Tourney w/o top 3 teams

rainier2 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:53 am
East Side Pioneer Guy wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:30 pm
Seems like a lot of guys would love to see the small school tournament become even more mediocre.
Since when does parity=mediocrity?
When parity is the result of the best teams being removed from the competition.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 32
Views: 3131

Re: Turning Points

2019-20 Pioneers went 3-5-2 over a month into mid-January and then played better than any other team the rest of the way en route to the state title. The team I witnessed Hermantown manhandling at Aldrich, in a game they literally did nothing...to convincing AA Champs, a gigantic turn around in a s...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Tourney w/o top 3 teams
Replies: 72
Views: 3090

Re: Class A Tourney w/o top 3 teams

Joe2015 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:19 am
East Side Pioneer Guy wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:30 pm
Seems like a lot of guys would love to see the small school tournament become even more mediocre.
Its not that so much as we'd rather see the top teams be in Class AA
That's a distinction without a difference.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Tourney w/o top 3 teams
Replies: 72
Views: 3090

Re: Class A Tourney w/o top 3 teams

Seems like a lot of guys would love to see the small school tournament become even more mediocre.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 32
Views: 3131

Re: Turning Points

Being a Hill fan, I followed Burnsville closely in the 80's. Coach Tom Oseiki had an interview, where he mentioned that in "82 his team was surprised to make it to the section final, where they lost. But the next year, they not only expected to make the final, they expected to win the final. Which t...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 32
Views: 3131

Re: Turning Points

January 11th, 2014 Edina (12-3) at Hill-Murray (10-2). The Hornets had won a matchup between these two teams just two weeks earlier in the Schwan Cup Finals. The way this game looked, that may as well have been ancient history. The Pioneers skated circles around the Hornets, who looked slow, disint...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 32
Views: 3131

Re: Turning Points

These could be turning points in a single season, turning points for a program as a whole, or events that caused the entire state landscape to change. I'll start with a couple season-turning points for my Edina Hornets. Apologies in advance, blueblood :) . February 11th, 2010 Minnetonka at Edina. T...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA 20-21
Replies: 18
Views: 1946

Re: Section 4AA 20-21

A very interesting year for sure, even if Lleyton Roed returns. We know coach wasn't successful coaching loaded teams throughout his time at WBL. Lets hope he can coach bare teams, as that is the direction WBL will be taking for the foreseeable future. Depends on how you define foreseeable future. ...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greatest Games That Never Were
Replies: 24
Views: 1763

Re: Greatest Games That Never Were

East Side Pioneer Guy: Steve Magnuson of Anoka played his senior of 1991 at Anoka. He did not leave for juniors. He played his freshmen year for the Gophers in 1991-92. Just an FYI I'm guessing he meant he left the Gophers after his junior year Yeah, it was still pretty uncommon for high school pla...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greatest Games That Never Were
Replies: 24
Views: 1763

Re: Greatest Games That Never Were

Fun story, ESPG. Anoka was the top seed in the metro bracket of Region 2 that year, and they did beat East by a goal in their regular season meeting, so they were almost certainly the favorites there. Interestingly enough, I was a resident of Anoka at that time, though I was also one, so I think I ...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greatest Games That Never Were
Replies: 24
Views: 1763

Re: Greatest Games That Never Were

1991 State Final HM vs. Anoka In 1991, Hill & Anoka were in the same conference, the Twin Cities Federation, one of the greatest hockey conferences this state has seen. They met on a Saturday night in the old arena in Anoka for the final regular season game for both teams. I don't recall what either...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Changes - 2020-21
Replies: 85
Views: 14921

Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Is North Branch getting plenty of high quality candidates for that plum position?
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tourney Reflection 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Re: Tourney Reflection 2020

Karl, from one wordsmith to another, your wrap up covers the rich tapestry that is the state tournament. I came of age during the heyday of the tournament, and I'm pleased to find that it has survived two classes far better than I thought it would. I fondly recall meeting Karl some years back at an ...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Charlie Strobel
Replies: 24
Views: 3387

Re: Charlie Strobel

His uncle & dad, Mark & Mike, went to WI. They wanted to play together, and the Gophs would only take Mark.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey state tournaments
Replies: 16
Views: 1783

Re: Minnesota Hockey state tournaments

It did occur to me a few times last weekend that I should be grateful we were able to have the tournament when we did. Especially when we won the whole dang thing.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Sparlimb
Replies: 37
Views: 2868

Re: Sparlimb

Oh man, that 2006 final. Hill up 3-0, dominating the game, running time in sight. Right after the third goal, Sagar calls time out. We're like, "What???" Then, right off the face off, Grun gets the puck, skates I think just inside the blue line, rips it past the Hill goalie, just a rocket. The rest ...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Can we please bring back on-ice cheerleaders?
Replies: 12
Views: 1504

Re: Can we please bring back on-ice cheerleaders?

All the rink girls are playing HS hockey , why would they cheerlead ? As much as I remember those days , I’m happier fitting in some girls hockey games every year and watching that tournament too . That Andover win over Edina was as good as it gets Two Roseau HS hockey girls were right next to us a...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Championship: Hill Murray v Eden Prairie
Replies: 101
Views: 6138

Re: AA Championship: Hill Murray v Eden Prairie

Can someone provide a link to the post game press conference?
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Sparlimb
Replies: 37
Views: 2868

Re: Sparlimb

Oh yes, I recall that 1 vs. 2 epic at Aldrich with Holy angels. Hill had the better of them, then one defenseman made a mistake right near the Hill goal, & someone pounced on it. So it nded as a tie. Those teams were far better than everyone else that year. It looked like they'd meet at the for sure...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Championship: Hill Murray v Eden Prairie
Replies: 101
Views: 6138

Re: AA Championship: Hill Murray v Eden Prairie

Hey Spar and East Side Pio Guy Can a guy from the West Metro come to the parade? I DO venture over to the Tradition Rich East Metro many times every year to see the Pios , in good times and bad , and I DO remember 1983! An added reference : I DID spend time last nite between periods talking to a HM...