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by Otter
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls Hockey Tourney
Replies: 63
Views: 22048

21 fan buses from Buffalo, might need a bigger venue. I wish there was a different format where we could get the best 8 teams... :shock: Agreed. It sucks when you bring in these communities that are so happy to be there people come out and watch the game. Eastview had an outstanding crowd today wit...
by Otter
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2015 State tournament Seedings and Discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 27366

goaline wrote:
And how would this help your vaunted Woodbury team reach the tourney RoyalsDad? Rational self-interest?
Sorry to be a buttinski, but I just had to interject because it's pretty funny.
You have the wrong Royals!
by Otter
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 8AA
Replies: 41
Views: 13403

Interesting concept -- this would actually be a geographically larger section than going North/ South twice over -- and would you do the same for class A? I think a chance at having two north at the risk of none is always better, but maybe not. Class A is very different because the percentage of sc...
by Otter
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 8AA
Replies: 41
Views: 13403

Gerrymandering: a guy named Gerry created a voting district that looks like a salamander to favor his own political party. Sleazy, slimy, dishonest, lazy, corrupt, hypocrite politicians have been using this tactic for a couple hundred years--so how could the MSHSL resist? I have to believe when they...
by Otter
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Post Season Predictions!!
Replies: 96
Views: 24830

Section 6 - strongest in state by far for the umpteenth year in a row. Just a little nitpick here. One thing that bugs me about girl's hockey is that the fans have such short memories. It's because they only follow the sport for 3 or 4 years while their daughters play and then they're gone from the...
by Otter
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2014-15 Holiday Tournaments - Pick The Winners Challenge!
Replies: 31
Views: 13264

2014 Eagles Mid-Winter Meltdown December 29-31 @ Eden Prairie Community Center Upper Bracket Wayzata 2 vs. Cretin-Derham Hall 4 Eagan 1 vs. Minnetonka 5 Semifinal Winner: CDH Lower Bracket Chaska/Chanhassen 2 vs. Roseau 3 Benilde-St. Margaret’s 0 vs. Eden Prairie 4 Semifinal Winner: EP 2014 Eagles M...
by Otter
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Big Games and Your Predictions - Week 7
Replies: 25
Views: 9167

Week 7 Tuesday, December 23 #6A St. Paul United 7 @ NR A St. Paul Blades 1 #1AA Eden Prairie 4 @ #10AA Cretin-Derham Hall 2 #8A Red Wing 3 @ #18A Totino-Grace 1 NR A Henry Sibley 0 @ NR A Chisago Lakes 5 #9AA Wayzata 2 @ #4AA Edina 5 [BGotW] #14AA Chaska/Chanhassen 4 @ #7A Orono 1 #20AA Champlin Par...
by Otter
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls Hockey Hub
Replies: 8
Views: 4949

So media coverage is dictated by teams that have an organized press effort? Often a paid communications position. That's called fake news. Oh come on. Nobody is expecting hard reporting on this site. Pretty much just feel good stuff, and any exposure of the sport is good, isn't it? Send in your own...
by Otter
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls Hockey Hub
Replies: 8
Views: 4949

If you'd like to write a story about your team and send it to Hockey Hub I'm sure they'd be happy to post it. I think somebody associated with Blake, Breck Edina, Stillwater and Lakeville South just isn't afraid to send stories in about their teams. It's too bad there aren't more people sending stor...
by Otter
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: UMD Women's coaching staff?
Replies: 61
Views: 25810

Uh no. Not everyone. Not even close. I would hope that if there were valid concerns jeopardizing her future with the program other than the $$, that 1) her termination wouldn't be the first time she and her staff are hearing about it, and 2) the school itself would expand on these issues publicly i...
by Otter
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: UMD Women's coaching staff?
Replies: 61
Views: 25810

From Brad Elliot Schlossmans' post: Privately, many in the athletic department have said for years that Miller is very impossible to work with. She has alienated a number of people there. That unquestionably has played a role in this decision. ........ By my count, the Bulldogs have had 10 players t...
by Otter
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: UMD Women's coaching staff?
Replies: 61
Views: 25810

No one has mentioned her recruiting budget. Have to believe she took a few trips to Europe each year instead of down to the metro. I can't vouch for its accuracy, but this comment was recently posted in the USCHO Women's Forum: "For those referring to the lack of recruitment of European players by ...
by Otter
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Big Games and Your Predictions - Week 6
Replies: 34
Views: 12475

Week 6 Tuesday, December 16 #18AA Hopkins 4 @ #1AA Eden Prairie 5 #3AA Edina 4 @ #AA16 Buffalo 1 #7AA Minnetonka 3 @ #AA9 Wayzata 2 #4AARoseau 4 @ #5A East Grand Forks 2 #11AOrono 1 @ #6A Red Wing 3 #20AA Blaine 3 @ #15AA Champlin Park 2 T hursday, December 18 #3AA Edina 5 @ #18AA Hopkins 2 #8AA La...
by Otter
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls Hockey Hub
Replies: 8
Views: 4949

If you'd like to write a story about your team and send it to Hockey Hub I'm sure they'd be happy to post it. I think somebody associated with Blake, Breck Edina, Stillwater and Lakeville South just isn't afraid to send stories in about their teams. It's too bad there aren't more people sending stor...
by Otter
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Big Games and Your Predictions - Week 5
Replies: 24
Views: 7745

Week 5 Tuesday, December 09 #20AA Roseville 3 @ #12AA Mounds View 2 #7A St. Paul United 0 @ #9AA Wayzata 6 #14AA Champlin Park 2 @ NR AA Buffalo 1 #17A Princeton 1 @ #9A Mound Westonka 2 NR AA Burnsville 1 @ #11AA Lakeville North 5 #3AA Dodge County 7 @ 5AA Edina 6 #5A Red Wing 5 @ #14A New Prague 6...
by Otter
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Big Games and Your Predictions - Week 4
Replies: 31
Views: 11242

Tuesday, December 02 #19A Chisago Lakes 3 @ #8A South St Paul 4 #10AA Cretin-Derham Hall 5 @ #9AA Wayzata 2 #7A Mound Westonka 0 @ #15AA Chaska/Chanhassen 6 #10A Orono 0 @ #2A Breck 6 #3A Thief River Falls 5 @ #6A East Grand Forks 2 #2AA Maple Grove 6 @ #14AA Champlin Park 1 Thursday, December 04 #...
by Otter
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Big Games and Your Predictions - Week 3
Replies: 31
Views: 11049

Tuesday, November 25 Otter, good to have you back in the fold. Of course, that makes the rest of our jobs that much more difficult. :) Yeah good to jump in after a self-imposed exile. Don't worry, since the kid I know is now in college I am even more clueless about picking games than in previous ye...
by Otter
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Big Games and Your Predictions - Week 3
Replies: 31
Views: 11049

Tuesday, November 25 #5AA Dodge County 4 @ #13AA Hopkins 2 #3A Breck 5 @ #14AA Chaska/Chanhassen 1 #4AA Maple Grove 6 @ #18AA Elk River/Zimmerman 2 #20AA Rochester John Marshall/Lourde 1 @ #16A Mankato East 0 #1A Blake 7 @ #5A Red Wing 0 [BGotW] #6AA Lakeville South 2 @ #2AA Hill-Murray 3 #17A Prin...
by Otter
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls Elite League
Replies: 60
Views: 24143

.......If this team is truly Tier 1 ... some girls who were top line on their HS must fall to 3/4 line players and miss those powerplay opps, etc... That ain't gonna happen on this team--there are names here that didn't make Varsity on their HS teams. Hey Otter tell us again about no MN girls play ...
by Otter
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls Elite League
Replies: 60
Views: 24143

drop the puck wrote: .......If this team is truly Tier 1 ... some girls who were top line on their HS must fall to 3/4 line players and miss those powerplay opps, etc...
That ain't gonna happen on this team--there are names here that didn't make Varsity on their HS teams.
by Otter
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy bows out
Replies: 38
Views: 12568

Re: For what its worth

the best US players at D1 colleges and the Olympics in recent years have been from from other states BS! Harvard had a bunch of players this year's on the Olympic team because....drum roll.....the Harvard/Olympic coach wanted it that way! How did that work out for her? I heard LOTS of grumbling abo...
by Otter
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy bows out
Replies: 38
Views: 12568

You might want to research the East Coast item you mentioned, a new league just started up to accomadate the excess players, while holding costs down. Regarding Michigan, Honey Baked and Little Ceasars might disagree with you. I am not a huge High School league fan, some of my children have played ...
by Otter
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy bows out
Replies: 38
Views: 12568

Bows out of what??? They are moving forward. They had option to stay in MSHSL if they chose and have not been denied the ability to field a HS team at any future time they choose. Tier I has always been the goal after a year or two of existence. Will they be Shattuck right away? No.. I do see them ...
by Otter
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Forest Lake girls coach quits
Replies: 11
Views: 6461

So I read the story. Here's a quote: "Some parents warned their daughters would leave the program if Sauter remained the head coach." That's the exact moment when the AD, Joel Olson, and the Principal, Steve Massey, needed to say to those parents, "Don't let the door hit you, or your daughter, in th...
by Otter
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Senior Festival-Jr Festival and other MGHCA Programs
Replies: 9
Views: 5610

Last year was the first time that I know of that Junior Fest was held on the weekend, and it clashed with the 2nd OS Prospects weekend so it was not well attended. That would be the reason it was moved back to the weekdays, which is good. Now "all the top players" can do both again.