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by BadgerBob82
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The "Blind Placement" Section 5A Title Game
Replies: 145
Views: 20878

It never gets old jumping inside your brain! I'm out of the loop, but here's my take... North Branch is a single small a school and MAML is a Class AA recruiting co-op machine trying to steal Little Bo's thunder?
by BadgerBob82
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Lakeville North vs Farmington - Section 1AA Finals
Replies: 6
Views: 4313

Entertaining game in Rochester. Good crowd. Both bands. Hard fought and clean. Good reffing. Best 2 teams in the section. Only complaint, the blatant and embarrassing amount of diving, embellishing, stick dropping, leg buckling, not even sure what else to call it by Lakeville North attempting to dra...
by BadgerBob82
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Demographics / Social evolution & Hockey Associations
Replies: 12
Views: 5990

Areas that have fast growth of new housing, then have empty nester households in 15-20 years. When these suburbs hit their borders and don't have new construction, empty nester housing turns into older housing stock. Like pretty much every 1st ring suburb. Edina? They just tear down the older homes ...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mandatory Level Declarations
Replies: 76
Views: 21280

Any association with more than 75 players at a level, MUST field an "AA" team. Any association with an "AA" team MUST field an "A". Request to deviate from this must receive majority approval from associations in their District. MN Hockey MUST allow "B" teams to schedule games with "A" teams and "C"...
by BadgerBob82
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Father of a girl playing boys
Replies: 68
Views: 25613

Zamboni and BlueHawk: You cherry picked what you wanted from my random thoughts, and assume I am anti-girl's hockey? As Elliot said, there is no BOYS hockey. It is youth hockey and therefore co-ed. I am 100% fine with this, and in fact about 13-14 years ago while on our association board, I was the ...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Father of a girl playing boys
Replies: 68
Views: 25613

The issue is complex and not sure if there are any right answers. Some random thoughts: 1. There is a lot of trash talk in hockey. Boys and Girls. I have heard the girls can be more ruthless than boys? But because a boy trash talks a girl, it is sexism? Whereas when a boy trashes another boy or a gi...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: referees
Replies: 30
Views: 10794

Thank you Elliot. So at the MH Board meetings, the Referee Reps say they like the system? Do you expect they would say differently in a public meeting? Talk to them in private and you get a different answer. The good refs like the system and it works perfectly with good refs. But then put a weaker r...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: referees
Replies: 30
Views: 10794

This is about player safety and lack of rule enforcement. So, there are no District Directors, Referee Coordinators or even referees that can post the merits of having 1 set of eyes calling the game? Yet 2 sets of eyes calling icing and checking that all mouth guards are fully in the kid's mouth? MN...
by BadgerBob82
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: referees
Replies: 30
Views: 10794

Yes, the WHY is because USA Hockey requires only 1 referee on the ice enforcing the rules. The real question is WHY does USA Hockey ignore that every other sanctioning body in the world has moved to 2 referees with either 1 or 2 linesmen? They put a STOP sign on the back of their jerseys, but only h...
by BadgerBob82
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Open enrollment happening at the youth hockey level
Replies: 65
Views: 27194

MNhockey2019: Not sure what you are saying? Residency rule allows kid to play were they live or can play where they go to school. I'd read it that they could in theory change associations every year if they change schools every year. If you want to quibble over the exact numbers, you can research th...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Open enrollment happening at the youth hockey level
Replies: 65
Views: 27194

The MN Hockey residency rule created this problem. By allowing kids to play where they "attend school" opened the door for this to happen. The result is Sibley Area taken over by STA. St. Louis Park by BSM. Hopkins by Blake, etc. And that's just at the Bantam level. The same thing is going on in oth...
by BadgerBob82
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Private Schools
Replies: 108
Views: 16727

There are as many reasons for choosing private schools as there are kids in attendance. Unfortunately the "bad apples" often ruin a good thing for the well intentioned people.
by BadgerBob82
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Private Schools
Replies: 108
Views: 16727

MSHSL rules for sports should be very simple. If the student doesn't reside within the transportation boundary for the school, they can't play sports. In other words, a student that drives 40-50 miles to attend a school is not eligible to play sports. Attend whatever school you want for academic rea...
by BadgerBob82
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Private Schools
Replies: 108
Views: 16727

Private Schools

If I read the Section finals correctly, the following perennial private schools are out:

St. Thomas Academy
Benilde
Breck
Lourdes

Could we have an all Public school AA tournament?
by BadgerBob82
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1 A
Replies: 203
Views: 38388

My guess is the goalie from Red Wing will be too much for Faribault. While LHS has trouble scoring, I think Faribault will be shutout. I pick LHS 1-0, possibly in OT. (Though they will be outshot 44-14) I think Albert Lea will beat Northfield. No score prediction. But I think they will grind out a w...
by BadgerBob82
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1 A
Replies: 203
Views: 38388

Hard to disagree picking the higher seed. But I would take Red Wing over La Crescent. Also East over LSH/SP/TCU. If the Austin goalie plays as he can, I could see Austin stealing the game 1-0.
by BadgerBob82
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: what?
Replies: 13
Views: 3910

I'd check the transfer policy regarding moving your residence from one side of town to the other. Meet with the school district for their ruling. Then consult with an attorney to confirm. Then rent so you can move to the other side of town with 30 day notice. Keep attorney on retainer. Oh, both Mank...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1 A
Replies: 203
Views: 38388

goldy313 wrote:St Francis 9
Lourdes 1
This has to hurt their chances for a top 5 seed?
by BadgerBob82
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1 A
Replies: 203
Views: 38388

I agree grassy knoll guy! Rope-a-Dope is a viable hockey system with a strong goalie.
by BadgerBob82
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1 A
Replies: 203
Views: 38388

Albert Lea dominated the game, but the goalie from Red Wing stole the show. AL was outshooting LHS more than 3-1 and is the better team. But goaltending certainly made the difference.
by BadgerBob82
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1 A
Replies: 203
Views: 38388

As for seedings, I don't know how Lourdes could be seeded higher than 5th. And probably should be 6th as LSH/SP/TCU, with a weaker schedule gave West a better game than Lourdes did. I mean 11 shots on goal? Lourdes goalie is very good. If he didn't drive to Rochester every day for school, would we b...
by BadgerBob82
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HDM
Replies: 38
Views: 7815

Was nice Lourdes coach put the Rochester goalie for the 3rd period but it cost them the game. The Red Wing kid stole the game.
by BadgerBob82
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: C Level Hockey
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

The "old" system was great! You're little guy was fine at B's.
by BadgerBob82
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Between the ears
Replies: 29
Views: 11097

Sorry JSR. Reread the original post and found my confusion. Thought you are a high level soccer coach and your player was your son. Didn't see you are the hockey coach. Sorry
by BadgerBob82
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Between the ears
Replies: 29
Views: 11097

Still completely fascinated reading the "How to coach your kid". Let the coaches coach! If your kid doesn't know what to do, ask the coach!