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by boomerang
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Proposed new MSHL transfer rule
Replies: 36
Views: 15295

There's a kid on my son's track team who is a senior who just transferred in. Small town school near a larger town, and he needed a smaller atmosphere. Gets to participate in meets, but he doesn't score because of the current rule. Kid doesn't care. Just likes track. His future D1 college coach does...
by boomerang
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Wayzata vs Ep- thoughts?
Replies: 70
Views: 20549

If his behavior in the penalty box and language towards the ref are true, shame on the ref for not giving him 10 or kicking him out. All this did his reinforce this behavior will be tolerated! I would guess that 100/100 times when a HS player uses the F word at an official he is gone! Kids make mis...
by boomerang
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Wayzata vs Ep- thoughts?
Replies: 70
Views: 20549

Somebody please just explain how Hacking Hank makes the all tournament team. One assist in three games and Wayzata's best 5 minutes all week is when he's sitting in the box for a major. He really did little to nothing other than run around looking for heads. There were at least 2 other Wayzata D me...
by boomerang
Tue May 26, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 11
Views: 5321

Century is probably not even going to have enough for a JV team 2015-16. About half of their roster were seniors this year.

I agree it seems odd that with all that Mayo money and their population that they don't have higher numbers/better teams. Wierd.
by boomerang
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: Development?
Replies: 8
Views: 4849

Honestly, the best money I ever spent was on a personal trainer that knew little about hockey and just focused on agility and endurance. My kid improved the most the summer he did that and only did the cheapest AAA team just to get a few games in for fun.
by boomerang
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: Development?
Replies: 8
Views: 4849

I think it can also depend on the player. My own son tends to improve the most when he's in the bottom half skill wise, but a winter team mate tends to improve more when he's one of the top few.
by boomerang
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Another Article on parents
Replies: 23
Views: 10692

Agree. Mine tried every sport and activity known to man through his elementary years, mostly to figure out what he liked best and what he was best at. He dropped tae kwon do because after advancing a bit, he found it got too serious for him, for example. Same with a lot of other sports.....as the ki...
by boomerang
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tryouts
Replies: 37
Views: 14405

You will never please everyone with the tryout process. The numbers make it nearly impossible for it to be perfect because you will never have the perfect mix of players register. For example, if you typically have enough for two teams, A and C, you won't be lucky enough to have 16 A kids and 16 C k...
by boomerang
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Stars & Stripes Schedule
Replies: 39
Views: 16370

Shouldn't this be in the AAA forum?
by boomerang
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tryout ?s
Replies: 21
Views: 7230

I like the idea of being able to pay a little extra to skate up one level one practice per week. By that I mean, a B kid can pay an extra hundred or two and practice one night per week with the A kids. I think it would only amount to a couple extra kids on the ice, yet those whose egos are hurt get ...
by boomerang
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Does your wife have what it takes?
Replies: 9
Views: 4411

I think if you do this, you're dumb. Reality TV producers are known to make stuff up and manufacture drama. If your child has any shot of going anywhere, you would blow it by doing this show. Everyone knows parents are a factor in choosing players for teams, and no one wants the cray cray ones! Besi...
by boomerang
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Does your wife have what it takes?
Replies: 9
Views: 4411

They've been trying to get this off the ground for quite a while, I think. I got an email nearly a year ago about it.
by boomerang
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Laptop schools
Replies: 28
Views: 13488

I think these schools provide an option, and isn't it nice we have that option? I say if it fits with your family and for your player/student, then take it! If not, don't. It doesn't fit with mine, but I hope they succeed.
by boomerang
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Winning vs development.
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

Did you play squirt hockey? Do you remember how many games you won? I'm going to go ahead and guess that you don't. I don't remember how many swim meets or golf meets I won in high school, and that is more recent than squirt age. I think parents and kids get caught up in the right now. I get it...it...
by boomerang
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Is this real???????
Replies: 15
Views: 4886

Looks like fun if you have the money to burn. I can tell you my 13-year-old won't be playing in it this year. I mean, it sounds fun to go play in Chicago, but you can't use points for the hotels--must pay full price and probably a jacked up rate at that. For the money, my kid can play in a camp clos...
by boomerang
Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: youth equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Don't look at the prices on senior gear then. LOL It won't be long before you'll be paying those prices for your son. On the plus side, though, girls can often stay in Junior skates because their feet are smaller.
by boomerang
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Coach-Player-Parents dynamic
Replies: 23
Views: 6213

Yep! That is exactly what I'm talking about, guys. In those situations, it's perfectly acceptable, in my view. And if parents are getting on you for that, maybe their special snowflake should find some other activity to participate in, like basketweaving or video games. Parents yelling crap like "ge...
by boomerang
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Coach-Player-Parents dynamic
Replies: 23
Views: 6213

I think that once kids hit squirts, they are fully capable of paying attention to the coaches and should be expected to do so. They're 8-10 years old, and they're on the ice for an hour. It's really not too much to ask. Screwing around when the coach is explaining something? I am okay with the coach...
by boomerang
Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: How much is too much?
Replies: 43
Views: 9901

I think there are two ways to play hockey beyond high school--natural talent or be crazy enough to put in enough work to get there. That being said, at age 7, this is too much. I have a young man who was that passionate at that age. He still is. However, he has figured out that mom is right--HE is t...
by boomerang
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: C Level Hockey
Replies: 13
Views: 2869

For my son, when he has played C's, his frustration came from some of the kids wanting to play at a higher level and wanting to be competitive, but some of them just wanted to play for fun. Nothing wrong with either, but it's hard when those kids are all on the same team. You also have kids who want...
by boomerang
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: Revolution Tier 1 AAA
Replies: 76
Views: 45604

I think those players made their choice and should live with it. They also have the option of purchasing their own ice time or going to open hockey if their kids still want to play hockey with their friends.
by boomerang
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: North/NW Metro Summer Team Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1878

Not an expert, and some may not agree with me, but I've always viewed tryouts as a cheap clinic. 10-20 bucks gets your kid on the ice with a bunch of kids he doesn't know, with a coach he probably doesn't know, and gets him exposure to drills he may not know. He may tank a tryout or two now, but lat...
by boomerang
Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Missing tryouts
Replies: 25
Views: 7342

The way our association does it is if they played B's at that level (SQ, PW, Bantam) last year, they can skip tryouts and stay on B's. Must always try out for A's. First year in a level are always C's unless you attend tryouts. So if he were a first year bantam in our association, he'd be a C unless...
by boomerang
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: supplemental peewee hockey
Replies: 7
Views: 3189

You could also get him 10 session on a skating treadmill and pick up some Christmas or fall break clinics. Those are usually pretty inexpensive (the treadmill sessions will run you around $350).
by boomerang
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: Miracle Gold AAA Tryouts - September 9-15, 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 7162

A lot of it is ice time. It's hard to get decent ice times once the winter season is in full swing.