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by barry_mcconnell
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HS Hockey Podcast (Episode 10)
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

I wish I could listen to this but I can only understand every third word Karl says. Is there any hope the audio will improve?
by barry_mcconnell
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday 12/6/16
Replies: 7
Views: 3033

Hi everyone, my name is Zach Halverson and I wanted to let you know that we got ourselves a hockey game that'll be broadcast on The Horn tonight. East Ridge and White Bear Lake wage battle in the state's worst arena with the most god-awful parking situation that they decided to make even worse some...
by barry_mcconnell
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Bauer Invite Chicago
Replies: 49
Views: 19062

You should like your chances, only bantam teams playing with 01's. Yes, but also playing with 03's. First half of birth year for 3's and second half for 01's. Not as much as an age difference when 02's move up to U16 next season when 1st half of 01's will also be on rosters. At this stage of the ga...
by barry_mcconnell
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Bantams
Replies: 19
Views: 12980

Crusty wrote:How does Minnetonka not have a BAA team this year, are numbers that low or I suppose it could be the talent
They're defending state champs at Bantam AA. This season they have 7 bantam teams: AA, A, B1, B2, B2, C, C
by barry_mcconnell
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Strong Class recruited at Lakeville North
Replies: 81
Views: 32300

Anyone see this video? 2016 Lakeville North Bantam Parent Meeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIgo1SyEJMI

Coach Eigner talks about his feelings about the current group of bantams.
by barry_mcconnell
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Summer Tournaments
Replies: 38
Views: 19124

karl(east) wrote:Edina tournament schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxbq-f ... sp=sharing
Why isn't Edina in the Edina tournament?
by barry_mcconnell
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Summer Tournaments
Replies: 38
Views: 19124

20 solid teams and only one split squad. Very impressive. Should be a good tournament. Do they charge admission?
by barry_mcconnell
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2016 Hockey Expo
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

2016 Hockey Expo

No Bauer? No Easton? What's the deal?
by barry_mcconnell
Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Roseau Memorial Arena Concession Stand
Replies: 3
Views: 4229

I hope that was their lead story.
by barry_mcconnell
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Unbelievable Scores
Replies: 41
Views: 9950

My new mission in life: find the guy working that horn and let the air out of his tires.
by barry_mcconnell
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: HP
Replies: 34
Views: 17231

The selection process is a bit of a joke but no one makes you do it. There are a ton of great players that choose to skip it altogether.

There's no need to be hating. Choose whatever is best for your kid. Or let him/her choose.
by barry_mcconnell
Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: Ignite the Ice tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 1568

Ignite the Ice tournament

The first of the spring tournaments are kicking off this weekend. Anyone at Ignite the Ice? Any new programs looking good this year?
by barry_mcconnell
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Gophers win- Big Ten loses!
Replies: 25
Views: 9274

I found 15 different articles on the subject just by googling it in one search. You didn't look very hard. OMG! You found 15 articles on google with one search? Amazing! You must have some kind of super computer or something. I said the numbers were suspect. The actual numbers are hard to come by (...
by barry_mcconnell
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Gophers win- Big Ten loses!
Replies: 25
Views: 9274

What numbers are you looking at that make you think college hockey was in such terrible shape before B1G? I'd really like to understand this better. As Jupiter points out in that GPL thread, it is highly questionable that all those schools actually broke even. Don't you find it rather convenient th...
by barry_mcconnell
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Gophers win- Big Ten loses!
Replies: 25
Views: 9274

I took a whack at the 2014 numbers. The school list should be close but maybe not exact.

Data from here: http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/GetDownloadFile.aspx

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by barry_mcconnell
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Gophers win- Big Ten loses!
Replies: 25
Views: 9274

Everyone gets to have an opinion. In the long term B1G hockey will hurt college hockey overall. B1G hockey schools will always be just fine because they are the big schools that can afford to lose money for many years if they choose. Obviously not every school can be in the B1G. This is going to hu...
by barry_mcconnell
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Gophers win- Big Ten loses!
Replies: 25
Views: 9274

Everyone gets to have an opinion. In the long term B1G hockey will hurt college hockey overall. B1G hockey schools will always be just fine because they are the big schools that can afford to lose money for many years if they choose. Obviously not every school can be in the B1G. This is going to hur...
by barry_mcconnell
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Gophers win- Big Ten loses!
Replies: 25
Views: 9274

So basically fans need to suck it up for 10-20 years and things will get better? We're supposed to look forward to the day when Nebraska, Iowa, Rutgers and Maryland are on the schedule? To heck with that! I've been a gopher hockey fan since I was a little kid. It's one of the reasons that motivated ...
by barry_mcconnell
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Gophers win- Big Ten loses!
Replies: 25
Views: 9274

I love the Gophers but I hate B10 hockey so much. Gophers finished 23-12-3 for 10th in the Pairwise Denver has a 23-13-2 record for 5th due to the stronger schedule. There are so many teams I'd rather see than Ohio St, Michigan, and Penn St. That's 12 stinky games right there. I'm not even that thri...
by barry_mcconnell
Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: 2015 Summer Tournament Calandar
Replies: 0
Views: 2029

2015 Summer Tournament Calandar

Invite: EuroAmerican Spring Classic : April 9-12 MN Meltdown : April 23-26 Stars and Stripes : April 30 - May 3 Independent Classic : May 14-17 International Cup : May 28-31 (06,05,04,03,02,01) International Cup : June 12-15 (18U,16U) Easton Cup : August 6-9 Summer Finale : August 20-23 Caribou Cup...
by barry_mcconnell
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Balanced B teams?? (Elk River Bantam Black/Red)
Replies: 12
Views: 4535

You're not confused Barry your trolling, the two teams were created similarly to Wayzata's Navy and Blue team last year or their Blue and Gold team this year. They're many associations that choose to field two teams per level Duluth East Black and Red, Edina Green and White, Eagan Blue and Green al...
by barry_mcconnell
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Balanced B teams?? (Elk River Bantam Black/Red)
Replies: 12
Views: 4535

Balanced B teams?? (Elk River Bantam Black/Red)

Looking at the records for the 2 Elk River Bantam B1 teams.

B1 Red:
0-16 and ranked #88 in state

B1 Black:
28-4-5 and ranked #4 in state

I'm confused. What is going on here? They also have a B2 team.
by barry_mcconnell
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hockey Day MN 2015
Replies: 85
Views: 18546

Let me clarify my position.

Things that are awesome:
- supporting the troops
- assault helicopters
- outdoor hockey
- STA, HM, and Johnson hockey heritage
- using cooling system to make good ice
- St Paul

Things that stink:
- ice rink in middle of airport runway
by barry_mcconnell
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hockey Day MN 2015
Replies: 85
Views: 18546

Lone Survivor-Black Hawk Down-American Sniper-Saving Private Ryan... Do I need to keep going? Those movies are based on true stories and those boys were High School athletes in real life. I cant think of a better place this year for hockey Day Minnesota. Im proud as heck of all who serve and all th...
by barry_mcconnell
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hockey Day MN 2015
Replies: 85
Views: 18546

"The rink will be placed smack dab in the middle of Holman's runway system, surrounded by aircraft including UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters"

I hope its a great event but as described it sounds awful. I guess its better than the top of the MOA parking ramp.