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by MNpuckBlog
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Don Lucia
Replies: 89
Views: 22813

LOL to the idea that any of the high-level NCHC coaches would have serious interest in the Minnesota job. Why would Sandelin or Montgomery leave their current jobs, where they have recently competed for and won national titles? Yes, Minnesota has great tradition and resources, but UMD and Denver ca...
by MNpuckBlog
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GREENWAY AT HERMANTOWN
Replies: 115
Views: 20661

I know it's been said over and over again, but it's really a shame...a team like Greenway, which has a group come along maybe every decade with a shot at making a run in St. Paul, only to get beaten by a team making their 9th straight appearance. 16 years since Greenway's last state appearance, I be...
by MNpuckBlog
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1831
Views: 276081

When looking at the future prospects of a HS program I immediately go to the youth website and see how many teams they are fielding and what the records are like. First thing I look for is a pyramid, 6 Squirt teams, 5 Pee Wee teams, 4 Bantam teams, as opposed to an inverted pyramid where you have m...
by MNpuckBlog
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal: Hermantown vs St Cloud Cathedral
Replies: 21
Views: 5137

I think Hermantown just ran into two goalies who both happened to have the games of their lives against Hermantown. Honestly, someone get the Cathedral goalie a snickers and a dew!! Some truth to that. I don't recall the shots against Luverne, but I believe it was over 50. Hermantown averaging 60 s...
by MNpuckBlog
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hockey Hub Article on Hermantown
Replies: 81
Views: 16925

This thread has really went flying off into space...bottom line is the class a tournament for hockey SHOULD BE for smaller schools who can't compete at the AA Level. Hermantown has proved the past 10 years they can compete at the AA Level. Same with STA and they moved up and have made AA State 2 of...
by MNpuckBlog
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown to Stay Down in Class A
Replies: 85
Views: 22839

The argument in years past has been that they don't always have the numbers or talent to compete at the AA level. Be that as it may, neither does Roseau or other schools who opt up to AA. There will be years where they can compete in AA, and years where they may be middle of the pack. Either way, 7 ...
by MNpuckBlog
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The "Blind Placement" Section 5A Title Game
Replies: 145
Views: 25975

Am I the only one confused by the outrage over alleged recruiting of a team that may or may not make the tournament, that has never made the tournament before, from a weak section? This team is 66-90-5 from 2010-2016, so if they are recruiting players for a run to state, they've done a horrible job...
by MNpuckBlog
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The "Blind Placement" Section 5A Title Game
Replies: 145
Views: 25975

Am I the only one confused by the outrage over alleged recruiting of a team that may or may not make the tournament, that has never made the tournament before, from a weak section? This team is 66-90-5 from 2010-2016, so if they are recruiting players for a run to state, they've done a horrible job...
by MNpuckBlog
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The "Blind Placement" Section 5A Title Game
Replies: 145
Views: 25975

Am I the only one confused by the outrage over alleged recruiting of a team that may or may not make the tournament, that has never made the tournament before, from a weak section? This team is 66-90-5 from 2010-2016, so if they are recruiting players for a run to state, they've done a horrible job....
by MNpuckBlog
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN goal record
Replies: 52
Views: 14306

MN goal record

Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but I believe Jaxon Nelson broke the state goal scoring record for the regular season. Joey Benik broke Jared Festler's record in the 08-09 season with 63 goals in 25 games, Nelson sits at 64 in 23 games. One would have to think he plays his final two years of hi...
by MNpuckBlog
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Curtis Simonson, former GR defenseman, commits to Gophers
Replies: 13
Views: 6613

This is a walk-on offer according to GopherPuckLive. Hopefully Curtiss can earn some ice time and scholarship $$. Great young man and family. Is it common that hockey players can walk on and tryout for a D1 hockey program. I assumed it happened all the time. Walk ons are recruited. It really isn't ...
by MNpuckBlog
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Orono
Replies: 14
Views: 7980

mulefarm wrote:I'm either really slow or I missed something. What is this conspiracy about and the coaches that are listed?
All played collegiately at St. Cloud State
by MNpuckBlog
Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top lines
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

Others that were better? Debatable. I will say about watching the boys from LVN headed to SCSU that they simply have another gear. Their ability is more than just brothers who spread the ice and know where to pass the puck. Even my boys were impressed. And they don't give praise easily. Agreed. The...
by MNpuckBlog
Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mr. Hockey
Replies: 33
Views: 10458

I'm amazed that the theory that every kid wants to play at Minnesota continues to survive. Gersich, Lucia, Guentzel, Hurley, Poganski, Boeser right of the top of my head have said NO in the last couple years, I'm certain there are more. That mentality worked in the 80's and 90's but I don't buy it ...
by MNpuckBlog
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mr. Hockey
Replies: 33
Views: 10458

Third year in a row that Mr. Hockey isn't headed to the Gophers. I'd like to see that trend pick up again in the next few years. Understandably, a lot of the Gopher recruits are skipping out on their senior seasons, but I'd like to start seeing Minnesota's team start to get Minnesota's best again. ...
by MNpuckBlog
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Lou Nanne ever be unbiased.
Replies: 45
Views: 12803

I think Lou does an outstanding job. It seems folks will complain about anything. I wouldn't complain if Cake Eater Lou would quit. I wish FSN would take over the broadcast. I wouldn't complain about that. FSN might have better production quality and be more organized, but it would depend on who ca...
by MNpuckBlog
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: I find myself Rooting Against Hermantown - I think
Replies: 188
Views: 35985

In the past, I have always rooted for Hermantown in Class A. With the possible exception of last season, where it was Hermantown vs. EGF in the final, I was indifferent. But it has reached the point where they could potentially be playing in six straight title games. Regardless of title WINS, that i...
by MNpuckBlog
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: greatest games/upsets in state tournament history?
Replies: 30
Views: 11696

Once I got to the end of the SI piece, I remembered reading it years ago. It's a very good insight, that the Mariner players probably hadn't been beaten like that in a long time. It paints quite a picture, that even tugs at the emotions at the emotions of a Pioneer. I'm surprised no one has mention...
by MNpuckBlog
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2014 Best Game?
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

Personally, the EP-LVN semifinal game last year was the best game. Didn't have much of a care for who won, but it was very back and forth and ended in OT.
by MNpuckBlog
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: How does Blaine do it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5513

The only Coon Rapids players that Blaine has had in recent memory that received significant ice time were the Schied's. Their dad is a teacher at a Blaine elementary school and they both entered Blaine as freshmen.
by MNpuckBlog
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: How does Blaine do it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5513

Though I'm a bit older and never got the chance to see any of the current players play when they were younger, I do know that the last few years Blaine had high expectations. The senior class last season went to state in peewees and bantams I believe. The current seniors/juniors I believe have also ...
by MNpuckBlog
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: All Hockey Hair Team - 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 11068

Re: All Hockey Hair Team - 2015

The kids have really begun to take this seriously. Many of them have been grooming, or not grooming, with this contest in mind since October. Even earlier for some, I imagine. Let's help the All Hockey Hair Team video guy out by offering up some early nominees, so he knows who to look for during th...
by MNpuckBlog
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Spring Lake Park
Replies: 39
Views: 11825

Good to see them make it through. They had some good teams when Addison Deboer and Hafften (spelling?) were there, I think 05 or 06, but had a pretty tough section to get through. Decent teams in 08-10 too that I think included at least one 20-win season, though not an entirely difficult schedule. A...
by MNpuckBlog
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Congrats to the Elks!
Replies: 22
Views: 6096

I think if you ask the Elk fans, players and coaches whether they had a great season they would say no. Nothing short of a trip to state would have been a successful season. They are a great program that has high expectations and missing out on a trip to state does not qualify as a great season for...
by MNpuckBlog
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 5AA Final: Centennial vs. Blaine
Replies: 12
Views: 4474

Picked this game for the new playoff venue at Aldrich. And because Duluth was too far to go. Expected great atmosphere from great rivals Got great atmosphere . Aldrich was filled like the old days of years gone by, and the great rival fans were excited But it quickly became a blowout game. I had no...