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by Bluewhitefan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2018 elite league
Replies: 153
Views: 28261

Re: 2018 elite league

SpreadOut! wrote: ↑ Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:09 pm I see a number of younger kids on rosters, but seems weird that not one of the to-be sophomores at Maple Grove this year who played on the state champion Osseo-Maple Grove Bantam AA team last year made the cut. That team was the most dominant AA/A Banta...
by Bluewhitefan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Stillwater Roster
Replies: 12
Views: 3194

They were told they won't be seeing any ice time the rest of the season so they quit rather than play JV. Apparently, Duluth East did the same thing a few years back so there was precedent to allow this. Back when my kid played JG it was a nice soft landing after getting cut by the varsity. Any cha...
by Bluewhitefan
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina Roster
Replies: 25
Views: 5150

In my experience the captains have been voted on by the players at the end of the season and named at the year end banquet. A lot of work has to be done by the captains' parents over the course of the year and it gives them time to get things done. Typically the captains' parents get involved in fu...
by Bluewhitefan
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina Roster
Replies: 25
Views: 5150

Re: Captaincy

Original question: Presumably Brinkman and Walker (Sr and Jr)...Brinkman is solid as they come but I agree a So. captain is pushing it. He will achieve enough and receive plenty of accolades in his HS and college career - does he 'need' a 'C' as a sophomore? Probably not. Then again - IS that what ...
by Bluewhitefan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Changes - 2017-18
Replies: 264
Views: 106376

thespellchecker wrote:
BP wrote:Southwest Christian has added Erik Westrum as their new head coach.
The school, who?
Last year they did a rainbow of sorts with whatever kids were left from the Richfield program that disbanded. They played mostly JV teams last year. I believe the plan is to play more varsity teams this year.
by Bluewhitefan
Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2016-17 Coach Openings
Replies: 94
Views: 63668

goaliedad31 wrote:Playing with the best player in the state. He is a Senior this year. No transfer rule for the Blake kids moving in???
Private to public is usually pretty easy - "Really, we can't afford it anymore"
by Bluewhitefan
Tue May 10, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2016-17 Coach Openings
Replies: 94
Views: 63668

Exactly, depends on the coach. Some charge more and make $$$ off of the families, others make it much more affordable and make a small amount for their time. As a legendary HS coach once told me, "if you are coaching HS hockey for the money, you are coaching for the wrong reason". I have seen both ...
by Bluewhitefan
Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Simply sad..
Replies: 137
Views: 39303

hunting247 wrote:Again.......no horse in this race. Regardless I will still be in New York for the national camp. Nice try though.
Oh good, I'm so glad that you'll be there to oversee the process, and then enlighten us with your knowledge.
by Bluewhitefan
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Simply sad..
Replies: 137
Views: 39303

Two kids get cut, kid A sulks about it and does nothing to improve and his parents whine on a hockey forum about the injustice and the corrupt system and tell him/her it was the system to blame. Kid B learns from it and works harder to improve everyday and parents understand and support his/her gro...
by Bluewhitefan
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Simply sad..
Replies: 137
Views: 39303

Two kids get cut, kid A sulks about it and does nothing to improve and his parents whine on a hockey forum about the injustice and the corrupt system and tell him/her it was the system to blame. Kid B learns from it and works harder to improve everyday and parents understand and support his/her gro...
by Bluewhitefan
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Simply sad..
Replies: 137
Views: 39303

Two kids get cut, kid A sulks about it and does nothing to improve and his parents whine on a hockey forum about the injustice and the corrupt system and tell him/her it was the system to blame. Kid B learns from it and works harder to improve everyday and parents understand and support his/her gro...
by Bluewhitefan
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Simply sad..
Replies: 137
Views: 39303

I think Elliott70 said it best when this exact subject came up last year I have questions... Where do you people get your information? How do you know it is a lock for some kids? Why do you think it is a money grab? How do you know the thought process of the evaluators? Why do you make such a fuss ...
by Bluewhitefan
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching Changes
Replies: 240
Views: 90463

Heard at the rink last night Bowlby and Jungels will take over at Edina. Interesting rumor. It would seem pretty unlikely that the AD would put two coaches in place that will both have multiple kids on the team. Not to mention that fact that both have histories of bench-shortening, which obviously ...
by Bluewhitefan
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Simply sad..
Replies: 137
Views: 39303

There should be individual feedback, or better yet straight up publish a ranking after the festivals. I suspect they come in with ranking at the start. These are big boys they can handle it. More transparency. My guess is that "feedback" or rankings would just annoy people even more. I'm very fortu...
by Bluewhitefan
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Henry Enebak to SCSU
Replies: 27
Views: 8492

Jeffy95 wrote:You will at the U and UMD. The Admission standards between those two and the other three are night and day as well.
UMD belongs with the other three in terms of admission statistics - not even close to UM. In fact, UMD admits a higher % of applicants than Mankato.
by Bluewhitefan
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bethel Park Pennsylvania 3 Wayzata Minnesota State Champs 2
Replies: 60
Views: 17174

Again, I dont really care who would win a game between a top JGA team and a AA school ranked around 25-30, because some of you I'm guessing have never seen a game so arguing is senseless. I've seen plenty, and I don't really care either. It's the de-facto, 100%, no chance argument that is annoying ...
by Bluewhitefan
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bethel Park Pennsylvania 3 Wayzata Minnesota State Champs 2
Replies: 60
Views: 17174

Whatever makes you sleep at night. Oh, I sleep fine - this discussion is really about knowledge, not emotion for me. The concept is really no different than the better Bantam A teams beating some of the middle tier Bantam AA teams. In the case of JGA, players often get cut for reasons outside of th...
by Bluewhitefan
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bethel Park Pennsylvania 3 Wayzata Minnesota State Champs 2
Replies: 60
Views: 17174

Some of these Jr. Gold posts are ridiculous. There is absolutely zero chance a Jr. Gold "A" team would come close to beating a Top 50 AA team. Zero. None. Sure - the first line of a Jr. Gold "A" team could skate with the second and third lines, but beyond that it wouldn't even be close. You are an ...
by Bluewhitefan
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bethel Park Pennsylvania 3 Wayzata Minnesota State Champs 2
Replies: 60
Views: 17174

Some of these Jr. Gold posts are ridiculous. There is absolutely zero chance a Jr. Gold "A" team would come close to beating a Top 50 AA team. Zero. None. Sure - the first line of a Jr. Gold "A" team could skate with the second and third lines, but beyond that it wouldn't even be close. You are an ...
by Bluewhitefan
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Green4. Great story!
Replies: 10
Views: 3600

old goalie85 wrote:Who were they Bueprere [Sp?] ?
Benjamin and Beaupre. Carlson was probably just as good as either one, just didn't make it. It was a deep group of goaltenders with those three and another at JGA that were all pretty solid. Good for Adam.
by Bluewhitefan
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bethel Park Pennsylvania 3 Wayzata Minnesota State Champs 2
Replies: 60
Views: 17174

These JR Gold statements are getting out of hand. No they could not compete with AA teams because even bad AA teams have one line that would dominate every player on the Junior gold team. This is more of a correct statement so I will seperate it for whoever wants to argue it. Just because you argue...
by Bluewhitefan
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bethel Park Pennsylvania 3 Wayzata Minnesota State Champs 2
Replies: 60
Views: 17174

There is no way the top Junior Gold A teams could beat many AA HS teams. Actually they would get crushed by the majority of the HS AA teams. JGA hockey is fun and it lets kids enjoy hockey at a competitive level and stay in the game. Completely false. The top few junior gold A teams - usually Wayza...
by Bluewhitefan
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Commits during the season.
Replies: 8
Views: 4602

Probably a couple of the top seniors who aren't already committed... Wyatt Aamodt, Hermantown Ash Altmann, Duluth East Koby Bender, Cloquet Jonah Bischoff, Grand Rapids Jackson Cates, Stillwater Shay Donovan, Duluth East Chase Ellingson, Breck Tyler Jette, Farmington Grant Loven, EGF Luke Notermann...
by Bluewhitefan
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Unusual scenario at Greenway
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Re: Unusual scenario at Greenway

greenway1969 wrote:A talented Greenway player enrolled at Cloquet this year as a 9th grader. He now has transferred back to Greenway as of this week. When is he eligible to play for Greenway? His sophomore year or his junior year?
Now
by Bluewhitefan
Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Incoming Mtka transfer
Replies: 12
Views: 6121

goaliedad31 wrote:Rumor is the kid leading the scoring in the BEL is transferring out of Edina.
I believe he is already at EP.