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by jpiehl
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Breck vs Alaska Oilers U16 Tier 1 9/25 in Eden Prairie
Replies: 23
Views: 6316

The old tear down this wall debates on here.... :-({|= I still can't believe there was a time when talented - small association kids -were not allowed to try out for HP.. Minnesota Hockey has had a big time awakening in recent years.!. Some things are much improved! I never knew that about small as...
by jpiehl
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Breck vs Alaska Oilers U16 Tier 1 9/25 in Eden Prairie
Replies: 23
Views: 6316

I have to say I do enjoy seeing people reason away any success a Tier 1 team may have against a Minnesota team. The fact is that Tier 1 is a very good model for the top end player, whether Minnesota chooses to acknowledge that or not. Speculative reasoning as to why a given result occurred is nothin...
by jpiehl
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section assignments are up on the MSHSL website
Replies: 58
Views: 14300

David La Va Voque of the Star Tribune reporting MAML only dropped Annandale, will keep Maple lake and have been approved (yesterday) to play in class A. Also reporting Ward is able to stay with team if desired. So are there no players in the youth program from Annandale? I realize youth and High Sc...
by jpiehl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MAML Enrollment
Replies: 103
Views: 16399

Let's just do this: 2017- Move Hermantown up to AA due to being too good. Move MAML up because as the 14th ranked team in Class A they are too good. Class 5A should never have someone ranked in the top 20 in their section. 2018- State finalists Cathedral and Breck get moved up. Private schools, and...
by jpiehl
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MAML Enrollment
Replies: 103
Views: 16399

If the logic of playing down is that they can't compete with AA programs, then why did they remain in a primarily AA conference? Not difficult for a team to leave their conference for a lesser one. The group of juniors and seniors has been very successful through youth, including the youth state tou...
by jpiehl
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: MAML vs. #2 Delano
Replies: 50
Views: 10703

This game is going to open up even MORE pipelines for MAML recruiting..... :D :lol: :lol: :lol: Jeffy...where is the outrage? LOL, apparently you missed his sarcasm. Nobody is open enrolling to Monticello for hockey. Well, that isn't quite true. I can think of several that are currently there that ...
by jpiehl
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The "Blind Placement" Section 5A Title Game
Replies: 145
Views: 17846

Am I the only one confused by the outrage over alleged recruiting of a team that may or may not make the tournament, that has never made the tournament before, from a weak section? This team is 66-90-5 from 2010-2016, so if they are recruiting players for a run to state, they've done a horrible job...
by jpiehl
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Petition for Hermantown to move to the Class they belong in
Replies: 21
Views: 3803

3 million people can sign it. It does not mean anything. The petition would not be legally binding in any way. Bottom line is that they are playing where the rules state they belong. Just saying. I just hope the program already knows where they belong and that rumors are true and they move up. Yes,...
by jpiehl
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mr. Elliott
Replies: 35
Views: 11814

I'd like to see associations come up with a policy that says if you leave our association for one year and come back we will welcome you with open arms. But for that first year that you come back, you will play down one level. I think this could help eliminate parents moving back and forth. This is...
by jpiehl
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Gentry Galaxy
Replies: 88
Views: 44195

Jeff Parker was Drafted after Jr. Year from WBMariner., 1982. Buff. Sabs Scotty B. Bobby Orr town of 150. Boston stated watching "the Kid" when he was 12. Now the internet they will reach out to younger and younger players. Mommy and daddy can't buy the kids way into the NHL/MLB/NFL yada. They will...
by jpiehl
Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Gentry Galaxy
Replies: 88
Views: 44195

Jeff Parker was Drafted after Jr. Year from WBMariner., 1982. Buff. Sabs Scotty B. Bobby Orr town of 150. Boston stated watching "the Kid" when he was 12. Now the internet they will reach out to younger and younger players. Mommy and daddy can't buy the kids way into the NHL/MLB/NFL yada. They will...
by jpiehl
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Gentry Galaxy
Replies: 88
Views: 44195

"KIDS....I MEAN PARENTS... Minnesota association based hockey works. Is it perfect, of course not.. but trust me, your kid will be fine. If he's half as good as you think he is, the scouts will find him" And we are back to this. Yes, the scouts will find him, if he is playing where they are looking...
by jpiehl
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mandatory Level Declarations
Replies: 76
Views: 19529

There is one flaw in all of this: The premise that talent is evenly distributed among a group of players. In my years of hockey, I have observed it to more accurately follow a bell curve, with the concentration of talent in the center with the top and bottom ends being outliers. With that it shows m...
by jpiehl
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Father of a girl playing boys
Replies: 68
Views: 23864

I hate to write this but You need to have a little documentation on the incident from the Bantam A scrimmage from last night. 1/24/2016. My daughter is the goalie for the Bantam A team. She was subject to some pretty horrible comments from a couple players on your team. She was called transgender, ...
by jpiehl
Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: HP
Replies: 34
Views: 16388

St. Cloud camp is quite a week for players fortunate enough to make it. Interesting to see some of the talent out there, and disappointing to see some of the big names not delivering. Embarrassing in some situations. A little surprised that some still advanced to national camp. They must look at th...
by jpiehl
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: HP
Replies: 34
Views: 16388

St. Cloud camp is quite a week for players fortunate enough to make it. Interesting to see some of the talent out there, and disappointing to see some of the big names not delivering. Embarrassing in some situations. A little surprised that some still advanced to national camp. They must look at th...
by jpiehl
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mounds View and Irondale Co-op
Replies: 44
Views: 15199

Yes, there was a little success this season, but I don't think that you can chalk that up to roster loading or improper declarations. The co-op only had enough bantams to fill four rosters and they have an A team, a B1 team, a B2 team, and a C team. Within District 2 , they finished 4th, 4th, 4th, ...
by jpiehl
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tournament Hosts trying to fix brackets!
Replies: 11
Views: 5731

Re: Tournament Hosts trying to fix brackets!

Why do teams try and set up brackets and screw up a tourney? Nowin the Bantam AA division in Moose Goheen you have the 1&2 teams playing in the semis because the tournament host had 1 bracket that was a lot easier to walk through and get the 1 seed. I'm not trying to take anything away from Jeffers...
by jpiehl
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 41028

The only way it slows the game down is if players continue to do it. Then it is on them, not the referee. In any games I have been at that it is called that way, they figure it out pretty quickly because they don't like being shorthanded. No different than any other call, but nobody is making the ar...
by jpiehl
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Squirtacular
Replies: 39
Views: 6795

Anyone saying that this has the best competition and a big time feel unlike any other tournament has clearly never been to Fargo. I was not at the Squirtacular, but have been to Fargo. So feel free to correct me if it was better.
by jpiehl
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: The Future of Minnesota Youth AA Hockey?
Replies: 64
Views: 13705

Shin, look ouside of Edina. The two nearest associations to me were hit very hard. Names? Associations? Total numbers? Heck, give me a district. I'd take your word for it. But I'm tired of taking your word for it. Mites don't count. If this is an actual thing, then let's get the facts out and let t...
by jpiehl
Wed May 29, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: AA Seeding
Replies: 10
Views: 3137

No offense, Tony, but I'm dead serious. You don't jump into something without thinking about it. :P Unfortunately, they did think about it - for THREE YEARS! They obviously ran out of brain cells when they got to the region seeding discussion. If the objective is to get the best 32 teams at the AA ...
by jpiehl
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Why AAA Needs to Change
Replies: 54
Views: 12050

Keep in mind it's a Minnesota Youth Hockey forum. Completely different discussion in Wisconsin cause of the quality and quantity of teams. And keep in mind that it is a Minnesota Youth Hockey forum, and not a Twin Cities Youth Hockey forum. The issues of travel that JSR talks about exist in the are...
by jpiehl
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Stars and Stripes
Replies: 57
Views: 19112

Re: Stars and Stripes

Schedules are online. Looks like the same malarkey as other years... create as weak of a schedule as possible for the Orange teams to give them every opportunity to advance to the medal round. At 03 level, they are in the same bracket as MG, however they don't play MG. In addition, MG plays one gam...
by jpiehl
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MN Made Choice League 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 10265

I totally agree with you. But good luck convincing the 4-10 parents and players from each team that they should be playing cross-ice after they've already had a taste of full-ice. I really think it should have been slowly implemented, with mandating 1st and 2nd year Mites with cross-ice this year (...