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by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

Oh man there is no way the Coliseum is worthy of being a D1 arena. It only had two advantages over Aldrich. First & foremost was the capacity. Less importantly, the seats have backs. It's a dreary, poorly lit dump. It was the Metrodome of HS hockey. Improving it is like putting lip stick on a pig. ...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Lowest Seeds to Make it to State/Win State
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: Lowest Seeds to Make it to State/Win State

I think Hill was the #3 seed in 1991 before winning the final one class tournament.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

Oh man there is no way the Coliseum is worthy of being a D1 arena. It only had two advantages over Aldrich. First & foremost was the capacity. Less importantly, the seats have backs. It's a dreary, poorly lit dump. It was the Metrodome of HS hockey. Improving it is like putting lip stick on a pig. I...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

BlueLineSpecial wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:10 pm
Speaking of the Metro East Conference...

I don't follow MN HS hockey as much as I used to,
Based on most of the comments on the board, not many other people do either.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

Just a heads up for Wednesday night, the Hill/Mounds View game will now be at 5pm and they will not be clearing the building before the start of the WBL/Stillwater game. Ticket prices will be $10 for adults and $6 for students. The previous plan was first game at 4:30 and clearing the building. Mus...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

Speaking of the Metro East Conference... Can some one explain to me how the points system works in this conference (and others, for that matter)? HM wins the Metro East with 25 pts and a 7-1-1 conference record. Mahtomedi is 2nd with 20 pts and a 7-3-0 record. And Hastings is 3rd with 19 pts and an...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina Hornets being fitted for glass slippers
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

Re: Edina Hornets being fitted for golden slippers

My educated guess would be the average income of an Edina family exceeds that of a Cretin family by quite a bit. Though I do remember a state championship game where the crowd started out 16,000 against Edina and by 5 minutes into the 3rd period became 16,000 for Edina. A true feather in Lakeville ...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

The Metro East went 8-4-1 against the Suburban East this season. It's clearly a far better hockey conference. HM should get a bye into the final and the 7 SE schools plus Minnehaha should have a play-in tournament. I'll remember this when you lose to East Ridge. Now 9-4-1. With STA and Hastings bea...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

WestMetro wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:39 am
All I know is I will be journeying from the West Metro to Aldrich on the 28th for one the best nights of the hockey season every year , if not the best. I just have to remember my nitro pills for the heart attack third period
What do you take for the first OT?
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

Given that they managed to get out of the quarter finals and (big one here) Hill dispatched that dangerous Irondale squad, things are looking much brighter for the Bears this morning than they did 24 hours ago.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Biggest Upset on Saturday
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: Biggest Upset on Saturday

Given the tipsy-turvy nature of the season, section play has not been as exciting as I might have thought.

There have been upsets, but they've been fairly mild.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

Back in the day, Aldrich was home ice to numerous teams. Harding. Johnson. No. St. Paul. Tartan. WBL. Stillwater. One by one, they all sought greener pastures. If it weren't for Hill, and the financial investments they have made , the building would hold nothing but dry floor events all year long. I...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

inthetwine wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:49 pm
Also, the Hill booster club gets the proceeds from all games at Aldrich. Is this fair?
Good Lord, just stop at CVS and bring your own Snickers bar if your so worried about the ten cents the booster club gets.

There is always a tip jar out for the other team.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

I find it interesting that Hill gets to play the entire section tourney on their home ice .Doesn't seem quite fair does it? Of course the tournament director is Jeff Whistler, a Hill guy Aldrich has a capacity of 3000. The Coliseum closed in 2014. 4AA would have to go 20+ miles away to the other si...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

mnpuckster wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:49 am
There wont be a anywhere near a sellout for hill vs eastridge.
Don't underestimate Raptor Nation.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

White Bear really dodged a bullet by ending up in the opposite bracket than Irondale.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

stpaul wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:06 pm
The Metro East went 8-4-1 against the Suburban East this season. It's clearly a far better hockey conference. HM should get a bye into the final and the 7 SE schools plus Minnehaha should have a play-in tournament.
We refer to it as the tradition rich Metro East.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

mnpuckster wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Good luck to the kids from Hill.murray township. Oh wait.
Yes, it's a great community. Numerous families go back generations.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

mnpuckster wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:09 pm
And Hill still lost at home vs a very average WBL club. Maybe they should think about playing class A hockey.
Dude, they lost in overtime. It was a pretty even game. None of these teams is exactly a threat to make the state final.
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA thread
Replies: 107
Views: 6989

Re: Section 4AA thread

Wait just a ding dang minute here. The MSHSL web site indicates the semis will both be on Wed. Feb. 26. One at 4:30, the other at 8:00. What geniuses decided this? There is no problem with one on Tue & the other on Wed. There's no difference between 2 or days off before the final on Fri. Further, th...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 65
Views: 4201

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

Very well said 7. Agree with all of it. Make the AA section finals into a prep bowl type event and televise them all. Either 4 on Friday or 4 on Saturday....back to back to back to back......or 2 Thursday, 2 Friday and 4 Saturday. In many ways the Section final is the most important game of the yea...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HDM 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 1903

Re: HDM 2021

Has any Single A squad played a double AA squad in Minnesota Hockey Day history besides CEC in Elk River, HDM 2014? I never quite understood the CEC vs. Roch Lourdes Hockey Day matchup that year. Was there some kind of history between those two programs? That rivalry goes back generations. They pla...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 65
Views: 4201

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

Definitely class A champ playing class AA champ. What a game that would be every year. Place would be full and atmosphere electric. Also no section finals games played at same time. I’d like to hit them all Not sure that I like this idea. It increases the prestige of the class A champion at the exp...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 65
Views: 4201

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

Sixteen teams? Ooff. Would that be 4 games in 4 days? Not gonna happen. Would it be the first round on Tuesday? Or Monday & Tuesday? In that case, it's not a 16 team field, but an 8 team field with 8 super regional games. This many verisons of a 16 team field are just attempts to have what really wo...
by East Side Pioneer Guy
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 65
Views: 4201

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

The A champ goes through less a gauntlet than most AA teams just to get to state, let alone win it. Why give them a bye into a game like that? If you are old like me you can remember when the Minneapolis Star sponsoring a football game between the mythical public and private school champions. Creti...