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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: 954

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: 538
Views: 64097

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: 2768

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: 6781

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: 103
Views: 30077

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: 6781

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: 4724

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: 6781

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: 103
Views: 30077

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: 12119

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: 2108

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: 103
Views: 30077

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: 2294

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.
by gopherpuck516
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: All Time All Tournament Team
Replies: 16
Views: 2108

Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Puckguy19 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Boucha only played in one tournament, also.
Fair point, but Boucha is like a living folk hero in MN HS hockey.
by gopherpuck516
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: All Time All Tournament Team
Replies: 16
Views: 2108

Re: All Time All Tournament Team

Willard Ikola - Coach Greg Stuttgart - Goalie Ryan McDonagh - Defense Henry Boucha - Defense Mike Antonovich - Forward Dave Spehar - Forward John Mayasich - Forward Can’t argue with any of the picks except one, in my opinion. Did McDonagh’s parents have a vote? 1 tourney and 5 total points? Can’t s...
by gopherpuck516
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: All Time All Tournament Team
Replies: 16
Views: 2108

All Time All Tournament Team

Willard Ikola - Coach Greg Stuttgart - Goalie Ryan McDonagh - Defense Henry Boucha - Defense Mike Antonovich - Forward Dave Spehar - Forward John Mayasich - Forward Can’t argue with any of the picks except one, in my opinion. Did McDonagh’s parents have a vote? 1 tourney and 5 total points? Can’t se...
by gopherpuck516
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Changes 2019/2020
Replies: 10
Views: 3189

Coaching Changes 2019/2020

Per Youth Hockey Hub, Matt Doman has resigned from Stillwater.

https://twitter.com/youthhockeyhub/stat ... 40224?s=21
by gopherpuck516
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3AA Final: (3)Eagan vs (1) St. Thomas Academy
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: Section 3AA Final: (3)Eagan vs (1) St. Thomas Academy

Not sure why STA never plays Eagan during the regular season. Playing against several of the single A teams in their conference only inflates the skaters stats and doesn't do anything for either team. One can argue STA really hasn't had much competition during their run of 17 consecutive wins. Not ...
by gopherpuck516
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3AA Final: (3)Eagan vs (1) St. Thomas Academy
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: Section 3AA Final: (3)Eagan vs (1) St. Thomas Academy

Eagan’s top line can skate, and score, with anyone. But STA’s a much deeper team. With STA having the last change I expect they’ll try to exploit some mis-matches and will come out on top. I like to root for the underdogs, so my heart is with the Wildcats, but my head says 4-1 Cadets.
by gopherpuck516
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Super State Tournament
Replies: 44
Views: 2696

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: 2111

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: 650

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: 1000

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: 5526

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: 5526

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...