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by gopherpuck516
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers 2020-21
Replies: 169
Views: 44466

Re: Transfers 2020-21

Move across the country, away from your wife, for your HS kid to play for a coach with serious moral and ethical issues? That’d be a HARD PASS on that one...
by gopherpuck516
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2020-2021
Replies: 111
Views: 23741

Re: Early Departures 2020-2021

Based on this article, we can now add Jake Ratzlaff to the early departure list, as pretty much expected https://www.therinklive.com/college/gophers/6641525-Gophers-prospect-Jake-Ratzlaff-faces-tough-choice-blocked-shots-or-zone-blitzes Yeah, that one was pretty much a foregone conclusion once foot...
by gopherpuck516
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points
Replies: 27
Views: 2797

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points

As an outsider it seems like the jumpstart in many of the private schools’ success was bringing in high level coaches who stayed there a while to build the programs. Pauly (not sure when he started at Benilde but wouldn’t be surprised if it was mid-late 90’s when their success started), Trebil, the...
by gopherpuck516
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points
Replies: 27
Views: 2797

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast - Turning Points

I was once told - it was so long ago I can't remember by whom but I do recall it was someone whose views I trusted - that schools like Benilde and Holy Angels made a conscious decision in the late 90s/early 00s to emphasize sports more primarily for business reasons. Attracting kids who might be at...
by gopherpuck516
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 32
Views: 4831

Re: Turning Points

Greg Trebil going from the Coach of the Jefferson Bantam A team to Head Coach at Holy Angels in 1996 marked the beginning of the end for Jefferson. Good point - it definitely prematurely ended their run as a dominant team in the state. They could’ve won another championship or two had the players w...
by gopherpuck516
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 1996: Duluth East/Apple Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 2389

Re: 1996: Duluth East/Apple Valley

Best tourney game I’ve ever watched. Both teams gave everything they had for 8 periods! Amazing that AV had any gas in the tank on Saturday, and even more impressive that they were able to win Saturday! Only game that comes close in my mind is the 2011 title game between EP and DE. Unfortunate for D...
by gopherpuck516
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Changes - 2020-21
Replies: 125
Views: 30873

Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Eastview now open - Drey Bradley has retired after 13 years at the helm. They’ve been a middle of the pack AA team for most of their existence. Just for the fact that there generally aren’t an abundance of Twin Cities head coaching jobs at AA programs, does that up the profile of this opening? Or i...
by gopherpuck516
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Could a Class A team win it all this year if we still had single class tourney?
Replies: 57
Views: 7285

Re: Could a Class A team win it all this year if we still had single class tourney?

Absolutely. SCC and Hermantown could both compete for a title this year if there was a single class.
by gopherpuck516
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Jackson Blake
Replies: 131
Views: 27484

Re: Jackson Blake

I guess if you say it enough you will believe it, even though you are wrong and have no actually info. Don’t hate pops....let me tip u off...we all know we been there. There’s no hate. Just a difference between truth and speculation. The current world of youth hockey players playing fall, spring, s...
by gopherpuck516
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Jackson Blake
Replies: 131
Views: 27484

Re: Jackson Blake

With all of this hand wringing in regard to EP recruiting kids / transfers I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on Lakeville South. You have 3 kids leave Farmington who are currently on the LS Bantam AA and 1 other kid who is a 9th grader who left Farmington for LS varsity. You also have a kid who w...
by gopherpuck516
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: state championships
Replies: 30
Views: 3959

Re: state championships

7TIMECHAMPS wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:40 pm
To me the Edina East titles count. There is no way class A or private school does though.
If Edina East’s titles count towards Edina’s total, then I’m lumping the Bloomington schools together. +1 added to the total for Jefferson/Kennedy :wink:
by gopherpuck516
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 46341

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

BP wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:48 am
Grand Rapids added.
That’s an awful late coaching departure, any news on this?
by gopherpuck516
Thu May 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Wisconsin has its own Hermantown in Superior
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Wisconsin has its own Hermantown in Superior

Do you think this’ll hurt Hermantown’s recruiting efforts?
by gopherpuck516
Thu May 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 98088

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Caspers did play for the Blizzard where Tim Parkos is a coach... That would sting for Marshall as Caspers was announced as one of their captains for 19-20 at the end of their season. Yikes I had heard a couple of months ago that there was a Canadian import coming into TG to tend the net next season...
by gopherpuck516
Thu May 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 3964

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

This has been happening for a while now. Even teams who won championships in the 90’s are down, such as Apple Valley and Jefferson. If you’re having a baby now you better move to Hinckley or Belle Plaine if you want them to play on a good public HS hockey team 😉 Looking at your list there’s still qu...
by gopherpuck516
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 11868

Re: State of Hockey's Team

But if you lose like the Poehlings..... Speaking of...what's the story there? With dad having deep pockets and a willingness to write big donation checks, how did they not end up at the U, like some of the other deep pocketed names we've seen on the U's roster over the years? Pure speculation, but ...
by gopherpuck516
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 46341

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

thestickler07 wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:16 am
I've heard that Mike Guentzel will be the new coach of the STA hockey team.
That would be huge news. Not that they’ve had trouble recruiting great players, but with Guentzel as head coach they could absolutely unseat Hill Murray as the premier private in the east metro.
by gopherpuck516
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 11868

Re: State of Hockey's Team

Edina will always have a handful of D1 caliber players on every team. With the sheer numbers in their youth program and former professional and D1 players who choose to live there it’s always likely they’ll have very talented and well coached players. But like an earlier poster said, a well rounded ...
by gopherpuck516
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings
Replies: 35
Views: 7489

Re: NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings

Superstar touting his nephew in his 1st post in years - Miss those posts touting the EP/HF Goalie While some say Lacombe "didn't give up", he did. Got cut, quit, and Dad found another place to play. He's the next Bellows- at best Look at it how you want. I see it as he got cut, thought he deserved ...
by gopherpuck516
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 11868

Re: State of Hockey's Team

Honestly I think it is dumb that you have to play multiple years of juniors to play D3 hockey. NCAA D3 should make a freshman age limit of 19. You've just taken away the incentive for a kid not Div. I committed upon completion of HS to even try to get there. I fail to see what is so evil about a ki...
by gopherpuck516
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 46341

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

blueblood wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:05 pm
there is a lot of interest in the STA job
Didn’t the Vanelli’s have some kids/nephews as assistant or JV coaches? I wonder if they’ll take over?
by gopherpuck516
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NDTP Invites MN edition
Replies: 90
Views: 17479

Re: NDTP Invites MN edition

O-townClown wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Is it a surprise at all that Trey Fechko did not receive an invitation? He was dominant as a PW and bypassed Bantams altogether. Had a very good year for Holy Family.
And he just committed to ASU. No idea on why he wasn’t invited to this camp. Are you sure he was eligible by age?
by gopherpuck516
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: All Time All Tournament Team
Replies: 16
Views: 3813

Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Boucha only played in one tournament, also. Fair point, but Boucha is like a living folk hero in MN HS hockey. So is it more than tournament play? Being a legend outside the tournament counts? I don't get it. What McDonough did outside the tournament doesn't count, but what Boucha means outside of ...
by gopherpuck516
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 46341

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Shakopee head coach position is posted: https://www.applitrack.com/shakopee/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Athletics%2FActivities Nice facility, growing suburb. They’ve been a doormat in the SSC for a while, but there’s some positive things you could see if you look hard enough.. wouldn’t be a bad...
by gopherpuck516
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 16 Subsection Model
Replies: 36
Views: 4769

Re: 16 Subsection Model

Count me as on board with this idea. Whether anything like this would ever happen remains to be seen, but it’d be a really fun format.