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by Goose21
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New State Tournament Format (or my day dream)
Replies: 33
Views: 1738

Re: New State Tournament Format (or my day dream)

Slapshot, which sections are you most interested in preserving and why? All of them as far as format. I am not saying they can't be tweaked as far as placement, but reaching the state tournament should be an accomplishment. Upsets happen and that is part of the magic. To me a 2 class hockey tournam...
by Goose21
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4461

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

I don’t think anybody is saying we should go back to a 1 class system. I just think there are AA teams that play A and those teams should move up to keep with the spirit of allowing other teams a chance to play at state instead of having two state tournaments that have equal caliber teams so the fa...
by Goose21
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New State Tournament Format (or my day dream)
Replies: 33
Views: 1738

Re: New State Tournament Format (or my day dream)

I'd go top 32 AA. Play a super weekend in 2 or 4 locations. Top 8 advance to State. If you go to 32 you're starting to get into Tier I/Tier II territory where AA is too watered down, IMO. I feel like winning the AA tourney with only 16 in AAA still feels like an accomplishment and less like a bigge...
by Goose21
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New State Tournament Format (or my day dream)
Replies: 33
Views: 1738

Re: New State Tournament Format (or my day dream)

I'd go top 32 AA.
Play a super weekend in 2 or 4 locations.
Top 8 advance to State.
by Goose21
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4461

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

I don’t think anybody is saying we should go back to a 1 class system. I just think there are AA teams that play A and those teams should move up to keep with the spirit of allowing other teams a chance to play at state instead of having two state tournaments that have equal caliber teams so the fa...
by Goose21
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4461

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

Why was the two tier and/or two class system created? Answer: To give more kids and teams the opportunity to play at state. Why are we trying to create two equal tournaments? We have AA caliber teams playing against and beating up on the weaker towns. I can’t agree with that being ok. I don’t think...
by Goose21
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 8AA 2019-2020
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: 8AA 2019-2020

1. Moorhead

2. Roseau

3. Brainerd

4. St. Cloud
5. STMA
6. Bemidji
7. Buffalo

8. Rogers
by Goose21
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Warroad Bantam A State Champs
Replies: 14
Views: 1336

Re: Warroad Bantam A State Champs

elliott70 wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:25 pm
And East Grand Forks finished third in regions losing to Alex for the state berth spot after beating them in the semis and losing to Warroad in the regions finals.

Section 8A will be strong.
I know EGF had at least one (possibly 2) Bantam kids playing on the High School team that went to State.
by Goose21
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts going into semi finals
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: 7A - Thoughts going into semi finals

Goose21 wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:11 pm
Congratulations Greenway Nation. Incredible Win.
=D> =D> =D>
by Goose21
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts going into semi finals
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: 7A - Thoughts going into semi finals

Congratulations Greenway Nation. Incredible Win.
=D> =D> =D>
by Goose21
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greenway/Hermantown
Replies: 104
Views: 7179

Re: Greenway/Hermantown

The Hawks are rolling with 13-0 and 9-1 wins over Hibbing and Virginia. Those types of game can lull a team a bit, especially if they are looking forward too much toward state rather than the sectional. Greenway won't be intimidated and will give it everything, but last year's state semi-final loss ...
by Goose21
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Dream State=Dream Curse.
Replies: 15
Views: 1817

Re: Dream State=Dream Curse.

I agree warmupthebus. I can’t believe they are continuing to do HDMN after a kid got bad frostbite this year. Not worth the hype IMO. It is a great event that players want to be a part of, but it is optional. It is also an event that get bigger each year. While some may not want to be a part of it,...
by Goose21
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: TRF
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: TRF

It just seems weird to have a #66... Also, I know some schools/colleges have traditions surrounding certain numbers. I was just wondering if there was a similar tradition with #66. Kids have been wearing that number at TRF for decades. Just another number. Not quite sure I understand why it wouldn'...
by Goose21
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts going into semi finals
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: 7A - Thoughts going into semi finals

Denfeld 3-2
Hermantown 5-1
by Goose21
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 764
Views: 66470

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Although I don't see it happening anytime soon for a Hermantown move up, I would say the D- Marshall makes the most sense.
by Goose21
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 764
Views: 66470

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Looks like Virginia-MIB gave the Hawks a game last night, I suppose there will be a calling for Virginia-MIB to move up to AA now, they pulled in 6 kids that open enrolled from Eveleth-Gilbert/ME and one defenseman that open enrolled from Ely/Babbitt all to play hockey in Virginia. They are definit...
by Goose21
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State tourney ‘19...who you got?
Replies: 43
Views: 4178

Re: State tourney ‘19...who you got?

hockey59 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:32 pm
greenwayraider wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Hermantown vs Marshall
Mahtomedi vs Mankato East
Alexandria vs Monticello
EGF vs Orono

Hermantown vs. EGF
Mahtomedi vs Monticello

Mahtomedi vs EGF

Mahtomedi
EGF isn’t beating Hermantown this year, no way ☝️
Not probable, but certainly possible.
by Goose21
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Roseau vs. Warroad
Replies: 19
Views: 1425

Re: Roseau vs. Warroad

What if I told you the State of Hockey’s biggest rivalry took place between two of its smallest school? I just sent the article and your quote to a friend who has produced a previous 30 in 30 for ESPN. GB That is a fun connection to have. I’m sure the minds atESPN will come up with a more creative ...
by Goose21
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Roseau vs. Warroad
Replies: 19
Views: 1425

Re: Roseau vs. Warroad

GoldenBear wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:45 am
Great article Karl. This rivalry has a 30 for 30 in it's near future. GB
What if I told you the State of Hockey’s biggest rivalry took place between two of its smallest school?
by Goose21
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Grand Forks Central
Replies: 18
Views: 1672

Re: Grand Forks Central

I have not seen them play, but am also not surprised to see them be pretty successful. GF is the hockey capitol of North Dakota and their HS and Youth programs benefit from the popularity of UND Hockey, having EGF right across the river, and their proximity to NW and Western MN Programs. The communi...
by Goose21
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 764
Views: 66470

Re: The Hermantown Thread

It's nice to see (at least one) Hermantown parent has integrity when it comes to this single a BS...and by no coincidence... his son currently plays in the NHL...his name is...Scott Pionk =D> Scott Pionk is my hero! I was particularly impressed how much emphasis he puts on the Hawks' dominance hurt...
by Goose21
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minn Hockey state meeting coming soon
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Minn Hockey state meeting coming soon

elliott70 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:37 pm
Should be an interesting meeting....
age cut-off
checking in bantams
new hockey programs

Don't be shy, everyone is welcome and the coffee is on me.
What does new hockey programs entail?
by Goose21
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates
Replies: 42
Views: 2315

Re: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates

I'm not sure what is arguable and non arguable, but January 1st doesn't work well in Minnesota because so many kids age out of Bantams after 8th grade. I think July 1st seems to be working fine. So a January 1 date would basically push up about half of second year Bantams to High School, correct? I...
by Goose21
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates
Replies: 42
Views: 2315

Re: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates

The only non arguable, that will take any gripes out of any policy would be Jan 1. If it is arguable to anyone I’d love to see a debate on this. Of course everyone has their bias but how can birth year be debatable? The argument is non existent in Tier 1. I'm not sure what is arguable and non argua...
by Goose21
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates
Replies: 42
Views: 2315

Re: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates

I'm not sure how anybody could argue against that. This is one of the easy ones Elliott. Don't let them screw it up. So what date is that? School cut-offs don't work the same way as they do for sports. In Minnesota a kindergartner must be 5 before Sept 1. It does not say every child born before Sep...