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by MWS coach
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 192
Views: 32696

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

In this three years as head coach Gustafson hasn't lost kids early at any higher rate than Roberts did before him. In Gordie's four years he lost Blake Hillman, Andrew Zerban and Matt Kiersted. Gustafson so far has only lost Jack Perbix (last year), with Michaelis and Humphrey this coming season wo...
by MWS coach
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 192
Views: 32696

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Confirming early posts that Humphrey will join Michaelis as Elk early depart That’s too bad. What kind of team the Elks going to have this year? 5-8 seed or possible 3/4 seed. How was the kids leaving early numbers before the latest coach took over. In this three years as head coach Gustafson hasn'...
by MWS coach
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 19480

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Come on K.... Why go after Elk River? At least none of them are going to EP like your boys I appreciate Elk, trust me. I’ve got a very good hockey dad/bud that lives in Elk and is a diehard. It’s just interesting that they haven’t kept their top end talent the last few years. Which is ver odd 😐 If ...
by MWS coach
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63752

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

One question I have on this scenario, Is he really playing with his life long buddies and teammates? Maybe a few, but SCC is a private school that has players from many different towns that he would not have played with. Sure returning to play with his teammates from HS is likely a more accurate st...
by MWS coach
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63752

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

I can confirm the reason Austin Cooley was not eligible for varsity last year is due to the Grand Forks AD deaming him ineligible for Varsity athletics. They would not wave him as being ineligible in MN after his move. MNSHL would not listen to his argument as I understand it even though the family...
by MWS coach
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63752

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Wow, I guess I'll eat crow on that one to some extent, I was talking about him playing Gentry HS, but I suppose the U16 team could be decent. Although they won't have the Lucius brothers and I think a few others were also leaving including their goalie? They did not sell GA, it is now a charter sch...
by MWS coach
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63752

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Someone with a kid at GA told me that there's a possibility he goes to the GA high school team...which seems crazy to me. You'd be paying the same $ to go to either GA or STA, as far as education goes I'd have to believe STA is much better. With the GA owner's kids heading to Michigan for NTDP and ...
by MWS coach
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63752

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Elk Rivers numbers are down across the board, youth program is suffering as well. Other factors could be that ER is an aging exurb and there are not a lot of younger families moving into it. Socioecomincs play a part too, ER is more of a blue collar city and the cost of hockey is getting out of con...
by MWS coach
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 538
Views: 63752

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

You see that a lot, more so recently, I think a lot of kids 1. See where they fit or that the group behind or ahead of them is better. 2. Not willing to put in time and effort demanded 3. Burned out and just want to play for fun. 4. Feel spurned by coaches if not getting what they think they deserv...
by MWS coach
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?
Replies: 141
Views: 16260

Re: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?

Yes, I agree with most of what you are saying, except HP Heavy in late April/May, especially getting into May as that is cabin time..... May 9th is the fishing opener, so you hit my point exactly. While actual season for spring sports may start April 6th, I do know many LAX and Baseball players have...
by MWS coach
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?
Replies: 141
Views: 16260

Re: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?

As for the Gentry and SSM players, they participated at 15's last year, thus not a change. Sure there were more Gentry players whom decided to tryout this year at 16's (for whatever reason), but why wouldn't they be able to participate as they are considered MN and USA Hockey. Which district should ...
by MWS coach
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?
Replies: 141
Views: 16260

Re: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?

The only thing Minnesota hockey needs to apologize for is making families choose spring break over another weekend of hockey There is absolutely no reason they can't start this process after all the spring breaks are done So Minnesota hockey. I challenge you. Fix it... If you have the kids best int...
by MWS coach
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: June 2019 Draft
Replies: 19
Views: 4196

Re: June 2019 Draft

Interesting that Mr Hockey BB is not on this list? Maybe he was draft eligible last year?
by MWS coach
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?
Replies: 141
Views: 16260

Re: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?

Looking at Section 1, Lakeville South has 6 kids on 16s roster and 5 on the 17s roster. Of those 11 kids, 5 are D, 5 are F and a goalie. Pretty balanced. It is interesting that LVN doesn't have a single representative on the 17s team. According to some, not a single LVN player tried out for 17s. It...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?
Replies: 141
Views: 16260

Re: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?

MFS "Sorry, but identifying that one team has 7 D and one has 5 is just obvious and shouldn't need someone to attend a board meeting to make a recommendation that to adjust the teams to the same number is a good idea. " FIRST, MY COMMENTS WERE NOT DIRECTED AT YOU SPECIFICALLY. (caps unintentional) ...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?
Replies: 141
Views: 16260

Re: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?

It is interesting that posters have many ideas regarding improvement and the amount of money that is netted from the process, BUT your faces are never seen at a MN Hockey meeting. You have been invited. And will be again. Those on the MH board and the others involved are open to suggestions - volun...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?
Replies: 141
Views: 16260

Re: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?

It is interesting that posters have many ideas regarding improvement and the amount of money that is netted from the process, BUT your faces are never seen at a MN Hockey meeting. You have been invited. And will be again. Those on the MH board and the others involved are open to suggestions - volun...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?
Replies: 141
Views: 16260

Re: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?

Agreed that for 17's not as big of a deal as many already have college commits and have already had phase 1 of USHL draft completed the previous year. Like you said many are playing with those teams. I do think 16's is important at the 54 level from the USHL draft perspective. 15's, St. Cloud is a g...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?
Replies: 141
Views: 16260

Re: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?

This is a process that could be improved upon. Way to many players on the ice at one time. Hard to get into the flow of the game when you go out for a shift, then wait on the bench for a long period of time. Timed a couple and was 9/10 minutes in between shifts. In addition, teams are not equal in s...
by MWS coach
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 19480

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Major upheaval next year. 1. Andover 2. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 3. Grand Rapids 4. Elk River 5. Duluth East 6. Marshall 7. Forest Lake 8. St. Francis 9. Cambridge-Isanti Cloquet-Esko-Carlton to State. Me thinks you drank too much beer when you were in St. Paul!!!! Clouded judgement
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 19480

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

It's interesting pandover needs to recruit to think they have a shot at Duluth East, which means East is already in their heads (see Elk River). This is great!! Andovarians having doubts in the HC? They didn't recruit him....gez stick to what you know about snivles which is 218 hockey Well. Who put...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 19480

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Is Jr goalie the transfer from TG? Family moved so not really a transfer, but yes. It's interesting pandover needs to recruit to think they have a shot at Duluth East, which means East is already in their heads (see Elk River). This is great!! Andovarians having doubts in the HC? They didn't recrui...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 19480

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Andover lacks a high caliber goaltender that they’ve had for 3 previous seasons While may not be as good, they have two quality options, a Sr and a Jr. I wouldn't judge Sr by one period at HDM coming off the bench after sitting two periods in the freezing cold. He is very good. Jr may be even bette...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minnesota State Tournaments
Replies: 15
Views: 880

Re: Minnesota State Tournaments

One of the challenges with the smaller community is enough hotel rooms available. Even in mid sized towns. A few years back, PW state in Grand Rapids, hotel scenario was difficult (my understanding is there was also a big dart tournament in town). Ended up with enough rooms for players, but Gma and ...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 241
Views: 19480

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Andover lacks a high caliber goaltender that they’ve had for 3 previous seasons While may not be as good, they have two quality options, a Sr and a Jr. I wouldn't judge Sr by one period at HDM coming off the bench after sitting two periods in the freezing cold. He is very good. Jr may be even bette...