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by Bandy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Andover vs. Elk River
Replies: 14
Views: 1274

Re: Andover vs. Elk River

Seems obvious, but...

Hats off to the ER goalie. From the SOG, looks like she got freakin' peppered. Kept them in the game to 4OT. What a game to be at, for those lucky enough to be there.
by Bandy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Warroad Academy.. Did they recruit enough to win state?
Replies: 46
Views: 5957

Re: Warroad Academy.. Did they recruit enough to win state?

SS729 wrote: ... Nobody in Section 8 can figure out why MN hockey allows Warroad to do what they do. ...
To clarify one point, MN Hockey regulates the youth side. Minnesota State High School League regulates the high school side.
by Bandy
Fri May 06, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: HP14 / HP15
Replies: 90
Views: 19070

Crazy all the high powered scorers and how hard it it to put the puck in the net with such good D and goalies. That's been my observation too, and it seems to get harder at the higher levels of competition. Harder at MN Hockey state camp, harder still at national camp. The hockey gets really, reall...
by Bandy
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: HP14 / HP15
Replies: 90
Views: 19070

zambonidriver wrote:She is this spring but probably not in the fall....
Same here, unless tiger mom over-rules me. My player has got enough hockey stuff on her plate w/out adding fall tier-1.
by Bandy
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: HP14 / HP15
Replies: 90
Views: 19070

Do any of you feel there would be a negative consequence of skipping the HP 14 process and then jumping in at the HP 15 year? I've seen how many practices my daughter's teammates have been double-booked for this year (her 2002 teammates had to do a LOT of choosing and missing one or the other) and ...
by Bandy
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: HP14 / HP15
Replies: 90
Views: 19070

I think it's a fair question to ask: what are they trying to do with the 14 and 15 programs? Just browsing the D6 website, it looks like the 15's are paying (so far) $565 (includes the $50 to USAH and MNH for the high school kids) for 13.5 hours of practice, a few scrimmages, and a tournament. Inde...
by Bandy
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: HP14 / HP15
Replies: 90
Views: 19070

HP14 / HP15

New thread.

I was going to complain about how poorly our district's practices are run, and about the stupidity of scheduling games during school hours (and parent's normal working hours). But I won't. Let's keep it positive, eh?
by Bandy
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls HS Hockey in Major Decline
Replies: 321
Views: 65537

pepperpot wrote: ... No because numbers are dropping and there aren't enough girls to field a team....
So, if MN Hockey enrollment is up, and MN HS hockey is shrinking, what's driving the trends?
by Bandy
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls HS Hockey in Major Decline
Replies: 321
Views: 65537

Jumping in late here... My daughters had great experiences in HS hockey. At relatively blue-collar suburban public high school, not the cake-eater public or private schools. Yes, things do really tail off in exurbs & rural parts of the state. The focus should be on whether your girls can have a rewa...
by Bandy
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: AAA U14 - Best Tourneys in region?
Replies: 9
Views: 3322

Thanks for responses. Looks like the top 3 teams of that tourney were talented, so if you're scouting for talent show up Sunday afternoon.
by Bandy
Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: AAA U14 - Best Tourneys in region?
Replies: 9
Views: 3322

AAA U14 - Best Tourneys in region?

My daughter's coach was asking me what are the best U14 tournaments in the Minnesota area. I never gave it much thought. I'm sure there are some informed opinions out there. Which tourneys have the highest end teams? Fire away.
by Bandy
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: How to save girls Hockey
Replies: 49
Views: 9213

by Bandy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: District Playoffs
Replies: 6
Views: 2370

D10 brackets are here. http://district10hockey.org/tournaments/

Congrats to Centennial 12UA for an epic 4-overtime 2-1 victory vs. Blaine in the opening round.

As much as it hurts to say "Congrats to Centennial," it really was a great game. Shots were about dead-even through much game.
by Bandy
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: How to save girls Hockey
Replies: 49
Views: 9213

Re: How to save girls Hockey

1. Large associations are selecting A teams with 10-13 skaters. Agree that's a bad idea. Associations should split between A & B evenly, to distribute the ice time as equitably among players as possible. 3. Even with smaller teams the benches get shortened. Agree that's a bad idea. Coaches should s...
by Bandy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Adjusted Stats Leaders
Replies: 53
Views: 10333

This all comes off as tortured use of formulas to tell a story that a few would like to have told. It discards a lot of quality out state athletes because they don't happen to reside in section 6AA. That was my main criticism of only looking at the top 30 SOS teams. If you look back to last year's ...
by Bandy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Adjusted Stats Leaders
Replies: 53
Views: 10333

LuckyEP: using GAA to adjust goals (or points) seems like a good approach to get at scoring prowess. MNHock: KRAPPI & KRAPGI used season-aggregated (average) points (or goals) per game, and average opponents' SOS. One could adjust points or goals for individual opponent's SOS, but last year's editio...
by Bandy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Adjusted Stats Leaders
Replies: 53
Views: 10333

Comment on the original post: in general I think it's a bad idea to throw out data. If, hypothetically, someone has 80 points and plays for the team with the 31st toughest SOS she gets overlooked, while someone with 40 points playing for the team with the 29th toughest SOS makes the list. I'd say yo...
by Bandy
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Taking Girls' Programs Seriously in Association Hockey
Replies: 22
Views: 4319

If an association has board positions for a Mites director, a Squirt director, a Peewee director, a Bantam director, and a Girls director; inequality is built into the by-laws. Maybe, but... A lot of mites are girls, so the mites director serves girls and boys. A few squirts & peewees are girls, th...
by Bandy
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls JV vs U14A - Which is Better?
Replies: 65
Views: 9568

I think the decision is different for an 8th grader vs. 9th grader. 9th grade, you're in high school, and JV is part of the high school experience. When my oldest was in 8th grade, it seemed like most U14 teams were predominantly 8th graders, and most 9th graders were playing HS (JV or V). I'd say U...
by Bandy
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Thoroughbreds barely hanging on?
Replies: 39
Views: 11142

I heard that a few years back, the T-breds transitioned from a mostly Midwest schedule to a mostly long-distance schedule with a lot of games in the Northeast. Big increase in cost to families, justified by better hockey competition. I'm sure families hit hard by the recession would not consider for...
by Bandy
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy Roster
Replies: 112
Views: 32028

Great post, OsMetroDad. I think we tend to get a bit cynical about peoples' motives sometimes, but your post reminds us that there isn't a one-size-fits-all model. It's a great day to be alive, in the land of the free!
by Bandy
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: High School Program that has produced most D1?
Replies: 51
Views: 14578

Re: Don't ignore academics

In evaluating successful high school hockey programs I suggest you also consider the quality of the college institution where the kids attend-- by that measure Blake stacks up quite well with at least 10 D-1 players at one of the Ivies--there may be more--by my count they include the following: ......
by Bandy
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: Miracle Gold Girls AAA Tryouts - September 13-15, 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2293

Question: My daughter is a 2000, but I was hoping she could try out for the '02 team. She's still kind of small, so could pass as an '02. But very skilled, and we were thinking she'd be a scoring machine if she played down a level. We're hoping for a scholarship someday, so it would really help her ...
by Bandy
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: A Really good News story
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

+1

Thanks for sharing.
by Bandy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: High School Program that has produced most D1?
Replies: 51
Views: 14578

EPIC97 wrote:Here is a good start for getting your counts started 2008-current.

http://www.oshockey.org/page/show/78930 ... ommitments
Is that just players who went through the Os program and went on to college hockey, or all college hockey players?