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by Hard water fan
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Hockey Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2509

In conjunction with the girls HS game being broadcast live, they will also broadcast the women's game St. Cloud vs. Mankato live. An important also- if you have a good story relating to a girl player, or team- FSN is looking for stories that they can do an expose' piece on during the broadcast. You ...
by Hard water fan
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Hockey Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2509

Hockey Day

After much hard work and support from the girls hockey community, it is fantastic news that the girls game will now also be broadcast live on hockey day. In conjunction with this agreement the WCHA will also have increased presence on Fox Sports North during the course of the season with numerous li...
by Hard water fan
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: PRE Pre-season Rankings...Message board edition...
Replies: 74
Views: 23806

Bowhunter...spot on. There were some very good goalies in the '98 class, but most didn't play at State. The young ones need to see some real rubber before being crowned...
by Hard water fan
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 7AA
Replies: 11
Views: 4359

You might have meant to post this on the boys forum? DM is single A on the girls side, and they will be watching Hibbing and the Mirage battle it out in Virginia for the right to go to State. JMO...
by Hard water fan
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: U12A and U15A state tourney fields
Replies: 2
Views: 1722

Correction...U15 Rapids didn't make it- The P/H Mirage did at both the 12A and 15A levels (and HS).
by Hard water fan
Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Year-end videos
Replies: 2
Views: 2415

Year-end videos

I've seen a ton of great year end videos over the years. I figured it would be fun to see what other teams have done. Last year we had Doc Emrick announcing our girls. This year we had a message from Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow. Fun stuff! https://youtu.be/ptImPeff1WQ
by Hard water fan
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Blake
Replies: 49
Views: 14162

A little numbers dyslexia. I guess I was just happy for her and appreciated the chance to see some hockey history. Now back to football... :wink:
by Hard water fan
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Blake
Replies: 49
Views: 14162

In '99 Montana and Company was up big in the Super Bowl against Elway. It might even be the the widest margin of any SB. Anyway, they left Montana in and he threw his 5th touchdown, a record that still sits in the record book. I watched it, and it was fantastic. Nothing wrong with it at all IMO.
by Hard water fan
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Blake
Replies: 49
Views: 14162

A couple thoughts on this. First off, my daughter was very grateful that she had the opportunity to play against what could be argued as the best team in both classes, and one of the best players in the nation. Being a goalie and having the chance to fend off a player of Bullock's caliber is every g...
by Hard water fan
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: SPU vs Warroad - Two pretty good U19 AAA teams playing today
Replies: 23
Views: 4762

Lots of legit calls, and many they missed. SPU ran the Warroad goalie 3 times, one time with an intentional knee to the head. Both teams cheap IMO. Fans and parents turning their backs on Warroad during player line ups, Warroad returning the favor during handshake. Yuck. Can't root for either...
by Hard water fan
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls HS Hockey in Major Decline
Replies: 321
Views: 65540

Most teams have transfers- EP had a well known goalie move in from OMG. I know she left for greener pastures, but it's a good example. Good programs attract good players and if they follow the rules, no one should complain. The Mirage does have kids who have open enrolled, as does other teams in the...
by Hard water fan
Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Boys Hockey Day Minnesota
Replies: 17
Views: 5376

I for one am not ok with the girls being kicked to the curb. I called the Wild numerous times and never received a return call. I also spoke with the head of the national women's sports foundation, who has many influential woman athletes, including hockey players, on its board. They will be exerting...
by Hard water fan
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Section Seeding Results & Matchups
Replies: 8
Views: 2691

7A
Proctor/Hermantown
Marshall
Hibbing
International Falls
Moose Lake
North Shore
Eveleth/Gilbert

Interesting note here. 7A used QRF for seeding, which poses some anomolies due to games being played out of state/country against weak teams.
by Hard water fan
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls HS Hockey in Major Decline
Replies: 321
Views: 65540

My personal opinion is that we should not punish the private schools, but look at a solution which promotes and grows the game of girls hockey. The privates do play an important role and provide some opportunities for girls that they wouldn't get otherwise, which most importantly in my eyes, is play...
by Hard water fan
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls HS Hockey in Major Decline
Replies: 321
Views: 65540

Wolfman has a point regarding Hermantown/ Mirage. Although the word recruiting can be used loosely...the Mirage has definitely attracted kids from mainly Duluth, mostly open enrolled in 9th grade or earlier...mostly. The comparison to privates in the metro isn't really fair though, when looking at t...
by Hard water fan
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls HS Hockey in Major Decline
Replies: 321
Views: 65540

Interesting stuff. Although I support privates as they provide an additional opportunity for our ladies, I too wish they went back to a separate tournament, or bracket, like they had a number of years ago. I think it would help the numbers at the high school level for several reasons, mainly more op...
by Hard water fan
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Isn't it IB weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 2256

Never, you imply your daughters program came up to the IB in years past. What program does she play for? What tournaments did they participate in this year?
by Hard water fan
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Undefeated & Winless Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 13599

SPU- Schedule gets a little harder at the end, but definitely not tough...section is one of the three easiest in both classes.
by Hard water fan
Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Let's Play Hockey 2015-16 Season Rankings
Replies: 84
Views: 23512

Congrats for the win, but l stand by my statement. We all know teams have off days...and maybe your girls just have their number. That being said, in my humble opinion there was a significant difference in the depth and ability of the two teams. It hasn't been decided yet either- I'll reserve my cro...
by Hard water fan
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Let's Play Hockey 2015-16 Season Rankings
Replies: 84
Views: 23512

Lol, point taken 36...
by Hard water fan
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Let's Play Hockey 2015-16 Season Rankings
Replies: 84
Views: 23512

Sure you did...or maybe a slip caused a recent concussion and memory loss, but whatever. What program does your daughter play for? Does she enjoy playing with boys over girls? Does the boys schedule for peewees permit that much free time in the evenings? Sounds like it's busy in never-never land! Si...
by Hard water fan
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Let's Play Hockey 2015-16 Season Rankings
Replies: 84
Views: 23512

NTMH, you are certainly entitled, but you're wrong. I'm not sure where you get the time to watch all these teams considering your only involvement in girls hockey is your 12u daughter (right? wink-wink lol). Regardless, I've watched Blake, Breck and SPU in person while watching my hot/cold goalie da...
by Hard water fan
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: notable high school takes
Replies: 107
Views: 21447

Wow Zoo, well said! Up here in the north we still have people who will openly say that girls shouldn't be playing hockey anyway and that it's bad for the sport. Duluth, the 4th largest city in MN can't field anything more than a coop with no JV team. Your points are all valid...
by Hard water fan
Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Let's Play Hockey 2015-16 Season Rankings
Replies: 84
Views: 23512

This should be the week that TRF and Blake is finally ranked properly (TRF shouldn't even be in the top 10 and won't see St. Paul come February, while Blake should be 5 or lower, and won't see St. Paul this year either)...and Breck and Warroad takes the #1  spot respectively. SPU is good, and lik...
by Hard water fan
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Minnesota 2016 DIII Commits
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

Amanda Navratil, Middlebury, Breck
Anna Zumwinkle, Middlebury, Breck
Syd Portner, Middlebury, Andover
Sophie McGovern, Norwich Academy, Mirage
Amy Lemenager, Bethel, Mirage
Brielle Larson, Bethel, Mirage