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by Goose21
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 8A 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Section 8A 219

As always, it is one of 3 teams in this section.

1. EGF
2. Warroad
3. TRF
by Goose21
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bantams vs. High School
Replies: 31
Views: 2740

Re: Bantams vs. High School

My association is dealing with this. IMVHO, it is a huge negative. All but one second year bantam moved up. With what is left, we have to play Bantam B. We have a handful of first year bantams that should be playing Bantam A hockey that will now not develop as they should. None of the players that ...
by Goose21
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bantams vs. High School
Replies: 31
Views: 2740

Re: Bantams vs. High School

I'd say the high school situation they move into would be a factor. The transition is going to be easier on a young player if he has stronger teammates around him. Conversely, they are going to struggle getting the puck out of the zone or be put in more vulnerable positions in the offensive end or i...
by Goose21
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 270
Views: 23389

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

That’s about a month later than most metro based teams Yes. Most student athletes up here are multi sport. There wouldn’t be many kids at captains practice if it started September 30th. There are programs in the 218 that are starting now. They just do it later in the evening when the boys can go ho...
by Goose21
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 3212

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

Let's not forget they cut 3/4 of the players that tryout for HS, law of averages and history shows he has more talent as a whole than most schools every year to choose from (except MG from #'s). He should be able to win more consistently. Not saying anything about him not being a good coach, but so...
by Goose21
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 3212

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

Let's not forget they cut 3/4 of the players that tryout for HS, law of averages and history shows he has more talent as a whole than most schools every year to choose from (except MG from #'s). He should be able to win more consistently. Not saying anything about him not being a good coach, but so...
by Goose21
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Youth hockey associations with both A and AA teams
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Youth hockey associations with both A and AA teams

Jeffy95 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:04 pm
kniven wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:52 pm
In 218. Are their any?
Only Hermantown, East and Moorhead.
Only the 3 largest :wink: (When I looked at the numbers a few years ago).
by Goose21
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 270
Views: 23389

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Anoka hockey now in 7AA. What’s there story the last 20 years? Are they trending up? What hockey program are they a feeder to? I know they won a state championship within the last 20 years. Anoka better than Elk River and Forest Lake. Who will be the typical 4 teams on the bottom of section 7AA now...
by Goose21
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates
Replies: 60
Views: 5253

Re: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates

Something to consider is how the cut off date affects high school numbers. I don’t believe adding more players to high school in this way is beneficial for development, participation, or winning. Unlike sports like football, soccer, basketball, and baseball, there is not a ninth grade team in hockey...
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: 2219

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: 5608

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: 2219

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: 2219

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: 5608

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: 5608

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: 996

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: 1667

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: 1764

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: 1764

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: 8131

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: 2105

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: 1455

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: 1764

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: 771
Views: 74093

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: 771
Views: 74093

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...