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by almostashappy
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Richfield HS Hockey Folded?
Replies: 51
Views: 14357

Wow, 190+ reader comments after the article. No point in reading them all; we all know what led to the program's downfall. More to follow...SAD! Very true, but we must not say the reason!!! There will be more to fall. If/when more fall, it will have far more to do with cost and concussions than wit...
by almostashappy
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Richfield HS Hockey Folded?
Replies: 51
Views: 14357

It's interesting. On the Hockey Hub Richfield looks as if they cancelled all the games until Dec. 15th. They were supposed to play Minneapolis on Nov 28th but now Minneapolis plays Kennedy on that date. Could they somehow just be delaying the start of the season until they got it together? On the o...
by almostashappy
Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Section Assignments Posted
Replies: 139
Views: 47268

Re: Section 2AA

blueblood wrote:Marshall moved to Section 3A from 2AA.

Section 2AA remains at 7 schools like previous seasons. The #1 seed only needs to play 2 games to qualify for state tourney.
And right next door, 3AA remains at 10 schools, like previous seasons. :roll:
by almostashappy
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Relocating to Minneapolis Area
Replies: 79
Views: 17682

This was a very interesting topic (and thread). I am surprised that no one mentioned some non-Metro schools just south of the Twin Cities that have up-and-coming programs, play Metro schools, and may be easier to make varsity than in the big AA schools. New Prague and Farmington come to mind. Farmi...
by almostashappy
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Relocating to Minneapolis Area
Replies: 79
Views: 17682

Thanks for the feedback... I agree that there's been some pretty solid advice, but here's a couple of other points to consider... 1. While AAA in the summer is an option, many/most high school coaches run their own summer training programs from mid-June to the end of July (the State High School lea...
by almostashappy
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Section Assignments Posted
Replies: 139
Views: 47268

Section 1 is bad enough but to only have 7 teams in the AA section makes no sense. :x Makes even less sense with 3AA sitting next door with 10 teams (again). And if Marshall (the city) does get moved down to A, then 3AA will be sitting next to two sections with seven teams. Send Burnsville back to ...
by almostashappy
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tommy Muck
Replies: 5
Views: 2824

Re: Tommy Muck

Hard working blue collar Dman with solid point totals every year. Saw him several times with the Cats and I always hoped good things would come He makes good for himself and finds a way to D1! Tommy Muck ‏@tmuck02 Sep 1 Proud to announce my commitment to Bemidji State University. Thank you to...
by almostashappy
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Summer Tournaments
Replies: 75
Views: 29823

BP wrote:There is hockey outside of Shattuck North.
I think BP just found something for his signature block.... =D> =D> =D>
by almostashappy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Summer Tournaments
Replies: 75
Views: 29823

Has anyone posted the Eagan tournament schedule http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0077/4905/SUMMER_MELTDOWN_TOURNAMENT_2015.pdf To answer an older question...there are indeed back-to-back weekend summer tournaments at the Eagan Civic Arena. The Summer Meltdown Tournament this weekend is h...
by almostashappy
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Section Assignments Posted
Replies: 139
Views: 47268

St. Cloud can't really be compared to Duluth and Rochester. St. Cloud has a population of around 65,000, about the same as Eagan, who has one school. Eagan has one high school that is named Eagan High School, but the city is actually divided between 4 separate high school collection areas...Eagan, ...
by almostashappy
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: Oh, wait...
Replies: 28
Views: 14604

Congrats to the kid. If you are good enough, scouts/colleges will find you-especially in hockey. Not that great an analogy... Yes, the kid played high school ball in AV in front of scouts and college head coaches as an eighth-grader. But by that point he already was a seasoned veteran of highly-sco...
by almostashappy
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: ESPN‘S OUTSIDE THE LINES
Replies: 45
Views: 15857

This is not to say we should shy away from improving helmet technology. Nobody in their right mind would argue that we shouldn't do our best to lessen linear force absorbed by the head of a player. With that being said, don't go out buying a Warrior Krown 360 thinking you just saved your kid from t...
by almostashappy
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Future of St Cloud Apollo
Replies: 24
Views: 8996

Because they have a single youth feeder program for three high schools, they can't really do much to tap into the community base, either. They're at the mercy of where the high school lines are drawn, and how many of the kids in their area go to Cathedral. It's not a guarantee that they'll disappea...
by almostashappy
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: ESPN‘S OUTSIDE THE LINES
Replies: 45
Views: 15857

Froggy Richards wrote: It's not real hard to find, It's accepted Science by the Medical Community and a Google search will give you enough results to keep you reading for months.
Should I be surprised that this kind of Google search produces pages of links to personal injury attorney websites? :lol:
by almostashappy
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: ESPN‘S OUTSIDE THE LINES
Replies: 45
Views: 15857

My reference is a leading MD specialist in IL who specializes in psychiatry, and neurology. A man devoted to the science of the brain for 52 years and is considered a leader in the field, having helped develop brain mapping and other concussion testing technology. He's personally evaluated my son i...
by almostashappy
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: ESPN‘S OUTSIDE THE LINES
Replies: 45
Views: 15857

I know already what Manufacturers are going to do, because of their failures they are going to create new lines of helmets and the cost is going to go up more than the already astronomical prices of these lids. Did you hear the Bauer rep "I stand by my product" line... what a crock Funny thing abou...
by almostashappy
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: ESPN‘S OUTSIDE THE LINES
Replies: 45
Views: 15857

Did you see channel 11 (KARE) 10 o'clock news last night? Their first story of the night was about hockey helmets and the VT study. During the story, the KARE reporter interviewed Dr. Stuart of the Mayo Clinic. He is the leading physician for USA Hockey. Dr. Stuart basically said he is not a suppor...
by almostashappy
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: ESPN‘S OUTSIDE THE LINES
Replies: 45
Views: 15857

First of all the seat belt laws are apples and oranges to our discussion.... That said, I'm not talking about slap shots and I am not talking about not using helmets or eliminating them. I am merely suggesting that if we are to not change anything about the sport contact wise then the equipment is ...
by almostashappy
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: ESPN‘S OUTSIDE THE LINES
Replies: 45
Views: 15857

Better equipment won't solve it, in fact it actually may make it worse inadvertently in that the better the equipment becomes the less regard people have for their own bodies and others leading to more dangerous situations. The theory of risk compensation...now there's a blast from the past. Eons a...
by almostashappy
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: ESPN‘S OUTSIDE THE LINES
Replies: 45
Views: 15857

Link to VTech Ratings: http://www.beam.vt.edu/helmet/helmets_hockey.php I watched the show Sunday morning, and (like most hockey parents, probably) placed what was said and what I saw within the perspective of personal experience. Which is why I was a little disappointed to see this on the VT websi...
by almostashappy
Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HP 17's Festival vs. Spring ACT Test
Replies: 29
Views: 9596

Here is a way to look at this issue that might ease some anxiety. The Festival has 160 kids and 54 will be chosen to move on. -If the kid is easily in the top 30-40 kids, we will move on, so he should miss a game to take the ACT. - if the kid is in the bottom half of the 160, he has no chance to mo...
by almostashappy
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015 All Forum Team?
Replies: 38
Views: 8336

Most likely to go silent when his team loses Winner.... Just Checking Runner Up.... Peckyman (just seemed fitting Pecky, no hard feelings) I would like to nominate the STMA guys who I'm not sure have been back on the forum since the quarterfinal loss to Cloquet :lol: I had the same thought. I guess...
by almostashappy
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Openings 2015-16
Replies: 225
Views: 96646

team22tank wrote: Surprised you haven't changed your name to "Eigs15" yet.
How about "almostEigs"? :wink:
by almostashappy
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Openings 2015-16
Replies: 225
Views: 96646

Wasn't the group with Merchant, Zajac, May, etc playing consolation games at Mariucci? Depends on which year you're talking about... In 2011 Merchant and company played three at Xcel while your beloved Panthers were on the wide ice. I might be wrong, but wasn't that the year that LN was forced to r...
by almostashappy
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Openings 2015-16
Replies: 225
Views: 96646

Is being a HS hockey coach actually a good job, now? There's no money. It used to be you'd get some respect and standing in the community, but now it seems that is getting to be the case less and less. There's certainly more money available to hire certain coaches at certain locations. All you need...