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by north_bear
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Biggest Tourney upsets
Replies: 61
Views: 7218

Re: Biggest Tourney upsets

2007 was a really weird year for big upsets. 3 seed Hill lost to Rochester Century. I was driving and listening on the radio. When Century scores the game winner the announcers were just screaming at the top of their lungs. You couldn’t tell what they were saying. Then the announcer did his best Mi...
by north_bear
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Championship: Hill Murray v Eden Prairie
Replies: 101
Views: 10781

Re: AA Championship: Hill Murray v Eden Prairie

Eden prairie taken to the wood shed tonight.

Congrats Hill!!
by north_bear
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1729
Views: 193442

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Time for Andrews to get the axe? Three years as head coach, three colossal chokes. :oops: I would love to hear from someone who knows hockey and knows Hermantown hockey well enough to know what Hermantown did or didn’t do in order to ‘choke’. They put 42 shots on goal. They bore down and tied it in...
by north_bear
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mahtomedi vs Hermantown
Replies: 91
Views: 10100

Re: Mahtomedi vs Hermantown

It sure seems after all these years that the Hockey Gods do indeed despise the Hawks, punishing them for their poor decisions year after year.

Ya know these championship game losses are pretty fun to watch, I think they should stay in A!! Keep chasing 2nd place!
by north_bear
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Andover St. Thomas Academy
Replies: 47
Views: 6050

Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

MNHockeyFan wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Joe2015 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Andover chokes one round later than usual
Earlier?
Later. He's referencing section final collapses.
by north_bear
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 3 Privates & EP walk into a pub
Replies: 53
Views: 6007

Re: 3 Privates & EP walk into a pub

PuckU126 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:40 pm
thespellchecker wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:19 pm
CLASSIC
Did they buy the pub? :mrgreen:

8)
No their daddies own the pubs. :mrgreen:
by north_bear
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Andover St. Thomas Academy
Replies: 47
Views: 6050

Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Only time I have seen your team play 59, nice club, just ran into a very hot St. Thomas goalie. First time at the big dance is a proud accomplishment to your seniors. Thanks Oldtimer...Andover was my quasi team this year (having been birthed by the Tornadoes in the early 2000’s) and they’ve had a g...
by north_bear
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA FINALS
Replies: 68
Views: 7541

Re: 7AA FINALS

I don’t see how anyone could/should be criticized by not driving 2+ hours each way on a school night and I would guess if it was the other way around (two northern teams having to travel the same distance to play in the metro) the attendance would be far smaller as well. This doesn't explain the po...
by north_bear
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA FINALS
Replies: 68
Views: 7541

Re: 7AA FINALS

Well that got ugly quick. Elks totally outmatched in every way. Andover is good. Will be interesting to see how they do at state. Whopping crowd tonight of about 200 including players, coaches, and arena personnel. =D>
by north_bear
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA FINALS
Replies: 68
Views: 7541

Re: 7AA FINALS

hockey59 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:17 pm
alcloseshaver wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Did they check on the rink availability in East Bethel?
lol 😂 That rink holds about 200 people 🏒🤠
That should be more than enough from what I saw at the semifinals! 😁
by north_bear
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 119030

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

^^ I agree. It would be a surprise if Peart leaves. Most pieces return and I think he (the team) would want a shot at redemption for the early playoff loss this year.
by north_bear
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA Semifinal II: Elk River vs Grand Rapids
Replies: 67
Views: 7266

Re: 7AA Semifinal II: Elk River vs Grand Rapids

I agree with everyone on here. I didn’t feel Rapids played a terrible game. The Elks played a good one though and that was enough. I still think the save Elks goalie made on Peart rush right after GR closed it to 2-1 was the difference. I’m sure if He scores on that play the momentum would have shi...
by north_bear
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA Semifinal II: Elk River vs Grand Rapids
Replies: 67
Views: 7266

Re: 7AA Semifinal II: Elk River vs Grand Rapids

Mnmouth, I totally agree with your view, It had to be one of the most disappointing showings I have seen all year by this team, my first impression was the group never got off the bus and they weren't even in the game. The defense was not playing the way they had all year.The seniors weren't steppi...
by north_bear
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 8AA Final - Roseau vs. Moorhead
Replies: 38
Views: 5063

Re: Section 8AA Final - Roseau vs. Moorhead

Potatohead9 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Spuds 20th straight section championship.
Wow that is unbelieveable! Holy cow.
by north_bear
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA Semifinal II: Elk River vs Grand Rapids
Replies: 67
Views: 7266

Re: 7AA Semifinal II: Elk River vs Grand Rapids

Disappointing loss today. Congrats to the Elks for bringing their game and rising to the challenge after the 1st period. Rapids may have got caught looking ahead to Andover after the 1st period that they completely dominated. A shame that much forechecking couldn't result with a goal. The Elks bent ...
by north_bear
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2020 Section Tournament Scores Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 24412

Re: 2020 Section Tournament Scores Thread

That makes 4 of the current top 10 teams out today... Edina, Cretin, Rosemount and Prior Lake. I have no idea what to think about this year. Burnsville could still win it all... Probably depends which ranking you're looking at. Karl has Rosemount at 11 and Edina 13. GR was 10, who also lost today. ...
by north_bear
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 119030

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

You go to that alignment and it just about becomes an all metro state tournament being there is rarely a participant from the southern part of the state. There needs to be two schools potentially representing the north down at the Excel! Yeah I would agree. Better to have 2 mostly northern sections...
by north_bear
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 119030

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Hockey is already metro centric as is all the sports, that is where the population resides. Out state is getting older by the year and school enrollments dwindle each passing year. makes zero sense to have 2 northern team in one section. Where are your big hockey numbers coming from with no industr...
by north_bear
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 119030

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Should be the last season at Amsoil in 2020. DM and CEC are good as gone for 2021. Make 7AA all south section and move East and Rapids over to Section 8. That is what needs to be done. Pop a brain cell MSHSL and get er done =D> Roseau Moorhead Bemidji Brainerd East Rapids DONE!!!! You go to that al...
by north_bear
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 119030

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Should be the last season at Amsoil in 2020. DM and CEC are good as gone for 2021. Make 7AA all south section and move East and Rapids over to Section 8. That is what needs to be done. Pop a brain cell MSHSL and get er done =D> Roseau Moorhead Bemidji Brainerd East Rapids DONE!!!! You go to that al...
by north_bear
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 119030

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

blueblood wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:48 am
#whereiskniven #218hockey #OnlyOrangeRemains
Yeah can we get a welfare check on kniven? Been pretty quiet lately. Hope that ER upset didn't push him over the edge...
by north_bear
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD
Replies: 16
Views: 2849

Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Congrats to the little town of Ely for producing an outstanding hockey player.
by north_bear
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 119030

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Rapids firing on all cylinders heading into playoffs. Biggest collapse tonight was the opening 20 seconds. Great game. Both teams had flurries of control and chances. Rapids looked better to close it out. If it comes to it, I think Andover will have a hefty challenge in front of them. This team has ...
by north_bear
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 119030

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Can someone with better knowledge clarify something for me? I see Duluth East finished with a regular season record of 10-12-2. Is that the first sub-.500 regular season record ever in the program's history or, the first in a very long time? First one since 1952-53. Lee I've been waiting all year f...
by north_bear
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 119030

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

If Cloquet can't attract or retain good players moving to single A will not help that cause one bit. If good kids wanna trophy chase on a single A team in the area they'll go to hermantown.

And come on, if they quit opting up then the 7AA thread will miss out on all this awesome banter with kniven!