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by gopherpuck516
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Super State Tournament
Replies: 44
Views: 2099

Re: Super State Tournament

Part of the beauty of the tournament is there are only 8 teams, that the Friday semifinals are sometimes the best hockey you're ever going to witness locally at any level, and the section tournaments are full of angst because it's so difficult in many sections to put it altogether for 3 wins and ma...
by gopherpuck516
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Brady/Belichick dynamic duos of High School Hockey
Replies: 19
Views: 1766

Re: Brady/Belichick dynamic duos of High School Hockey

In my lifetime it’s Saterdalen and Crowley, hands down. There were tons of great players in the Jags dynasty but Crowley was their GOAT.
by gopherpuck516
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ex-St. Louis Park F Jonny Sorenson commits to Gophers
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Ex-St. Louis Park F Jonny Sorenson commits to Gophers

Congrats to Jonny! Looking forward to seeing him in the maroon and gold!
by gopherpuck516
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Jake Hale (MPLS) and TJ Sagissor (STW) join the MN Magicians (NAHL)
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Jake Hale (MPLS) and TJ Sagissor (STW) join the MN Magicians (NAHL)

Where was Hale playing this year prior to joining the Magicians? Toiled his way around USHL after leaving Mpls early. 4th line and healthy scratch in Dubuque and Sioux City (might be missing one in between) for most of last season and a half. Good to see he’s found a spot. That’s the risk of leavin...
by gopherpuck516
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: What's not clicking for Chaska?
Replies: 55
Views: 4831

Re: What's not clicking for Chaska?

Chaska just beat Edina 4-3, safe to say they’re now clicking.
by gopherpuck516
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: What's not clicking for Chaska?
Replies: 55
Views: 4831

Re: What's not clicking for Chaska?

As Kurt Russell said in Miracle, I’m not looking for the best players, I’m looking for the right players. Is it possible that even with all their D1 talent, during their rough stretch, Chaska just wasn’t playing a good team game? It sounds like they shuffled their lines around and have really been c...
by gopherpuck516
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Harv Graczyk passes away
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Harv Graczyk passes away

As a youth coach who’s never snapped my chin strap while on the ice during practices, I will begin doing it every time starting today. This is tragic and could’ve happened to anyone. Thoughts and prayers are with Harv’s family and friends.
by gopherpuck516
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Rosemount soph F Luke Levandowski commits to Wisconsin
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Rosemount soph F Luke Levandowski commits to Wisconsin

Haven’t yet seen him play in HS, but he was a heck of a bantam player last year. Congrats and good luck! 🍀
by gopherpuck516
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 14951

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

Much like Sammy Walker last year, if Brodzinski can approach 60 points I see him winning Mr Hockey. Looking at Blaine’s schedule, they’ve got a gauntlet featuring MG, Elk, and Andover twice, DE, EP, WBL, and HM. If he puts up 60 with that schedule he should win it - unless another player puts togeth...
by gopherpuck516
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Any Centennial Curmudgeons on here? (Lucas McGregor)
Replies: 42
Views: 2327

Re: Any Centennial Curmudgeons on here? (Lucas McGregor)

That parent also said that the U decommitted somewhere along the lines of 8 to 10 kids in the last month. 8 to 10? Really? Exiled - Was his loyalty questioned before he left SCSU? If not why should it be considered a long term issue? Fact is he inherited a terrible roster and some recruits that don...
by gopherpuck516
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...

“Wisconsin might be getting better? Minnesota might be getting worse?” As I mentioned, I hope WI hockey is getting better. Hockey around the country is getting better and that’s a great thing. Some fun games between teams from neighboring states would always be welcomed. But I’ll argue your suggesti...
by gopherpuck516
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...

IGN, thanks for your informed assessment as to the competitiveness of these levels. Wisconsin has very many good players. Evidence is that their Elite League team is able to compete. Minnesota feeds six, however. No matter how you slice it there is still strong play in Minnesota. His initial post i...
by gopherpuck516
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...
Replies: 22
Views: 1463

Re: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...

Hudson is basically an East Metro suburb. I’m glad they’re doing well, but suggesting MN hockey is fading based on a 4 game sample wherein the MN teams they’ve beat are middle of the road (at best in Woodbury’s case, Mankato East could be a rising Class A team over the next couple years) as far as t...
by gopherpuck516
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 12/2/18
Replies: 18
Views: 4630

Re: AA Rankings for 12/2/18

TheNightman wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:56 am
Eagan is the biggest surprise for me so far, will be interesting to see how they progress.
They have a really strong first line, not sure about depth after that. But that top line could all be 50 point scorers this year.
by gopherpuck516
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Rosters
Replies: 76
Views: 7125

Re: Rosters

KD a nice surprise over the weekend. Could be a trend or a mirage. Fun to watch his hustle and determination which seems to inspire others and is very much needed on Edina - just to turn that 'attitude' up a notch and really get after it with some 'grit'. KD wears #23 and initials are? Opposite of ...
by gopherpuck516
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Junior gold rosters
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Re: Junior gold rosters

I drove Zamboni part time a few years ago and saw quite a few junior gold games. Closer to Slap Shot than MNHSL. They actually shook hands before the game to avoid full team brawls they’d likely have if they shook after the game. I was so confused the first time I saw it. Hopefully it’s cleaned up s...
by gopherpuck516
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ryder Donovan
Replies: 72
Views: 10273

Re: Ryder Donovan

CakeScout17 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:13 pm
Again, it's either in town or a handful of hours to the south/southeast...either way? Both mascots begin with a 'B'.
D East are the cake eaters of the north, so maybe this guy knows what he’s talking about. In that case, hope it’s Bulldogs. Better dead than red!
by gopherpuck516
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Eden Prairie soph F Carter Batchelder ‏commits to Colorado College
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Eden Prairie soph F Carter Batchelder ‏commits to Colorado College

CC seems to be rebuilding their program thru a MN pipeline. They’ve picked up some strong commitments from MN the last few months.
by gopherpuck516
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bemidji alum Nickolas Leitner commits to Bemidji State
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Bemidji alum Nickolas Leitner commits to Bemidji State

Nickolas Leitner (@Leitner_21) "Mom, Dad... I’m comin home! Excited to announce my commitment to play D1 hockey @BSUBeaversMHKY. I would like to thank my family, friends and coaches who have helped me along the way! #GoBeavers @GamblersHockey @USHL" 1:45 PM - 28 Nov 2018 https://twitter.com/Leitner...
by gopherpuck516
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ryder Donovan
Replies: 72
Views: 10273

Re: Ryder Donovan

MrBoDangles wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Removed NoDak from his twitter
Already like him a lot better! Any college would be happy to have a player like him, my guess is Bulldogs land him.
by gopherpuck516
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Arena in Proctor opens next week
Replies: 45
Views: 2960

Re: New Arena in Proctor opens next week

Is Proctor going to become the new Greenway after Greenway becomes the new Hermantown?
by gopherpuck516
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 14951

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

WestMetro wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:37 am
Brodzinski and / or Perbix to be added depending on accuracy of some of the rumors out there
Both would be top 5 contenders if they play HS hockey this year.
by gopherpuck516
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)
Replies: 20
Views: 2375

Re: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)

"Additionally, Perbix said that his college team wanted him to play for the Gamblers, adding they are willing to let him play collegiate hockey as a true freshman pending a good season in the USHL." Not very good optics for the U, encouraging recruits to leave school and go to the USHL. Not a good ...
by gopherpuck516
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)
Replies: 20
Views: 2375

Re: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)

Perbix is an extremely talented player, he’ll be a very good college hockey player. Very happy he’ll be skating for the Gophers, congrats to Jack!
by gopherpuck516
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 133
Views: 14951

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

What is wrong with metro high school hockey? Disliking Chaska is bizarre. I think they will be a great story this season and have their best team ever. Agreed. Chaska has been a doormat for most of their history. They’re a great team to root for this season for anybody who likes the underdogs. By m...