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by Goose21
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Single A Top Twenty 12-8-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2094

Re: Single A Top Twenty 12-8-2019

Hermantown just outshot Duluth Marshall 48-4, winning 10-0. And no JV for Marshall. I’d say that program is officially dead. And they play AA???????? Hibbing is officially dead as well. Proctor and Denfeld are in great shape long term. Not dead forever, just dead in their current form. Something dr...
by Goose21
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Single A Top Twenty 12-8-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2094

Re: Single A Top Twenty 12-8-2019

Hermantown just outshot Duluth Marshall 48-4, winning 10-0. And no JV for Marshall. I’d say that program is officially dead. And they play AA???????? Hibbing is officially dead as well. Proctor and Denfeld are in great shape long term. Not dead forever, just dead in their current form. Something dr...
by Goose21
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 20 single A teams since inception (1994)
Replies: 22
Views: 1163

Re: Top 20 single A teams since inception (1994)

Bigger communities, bigger school population, wealthier communities, tradition, hockey people staying in town AND helping at the youth level, lots of ice time. Of course this is different for each community but in general. So what I am saying is that the hockey programs who have been able to grow a...
by Goose21
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 20 single A teams since inception (1994)
Replies: 22
Views: 1163

Re: Top 20 single A teams since inception (1994)

Okay let's look at Hibbing: Influencing Factors (in no particular order): 1. Community Population From 1990 or so to now the population has dropped from 18000 to 16000 (roughly) School population has dropped maybe a bit more. 2. Community Financial Resources The iron range has suffered but there ar...
by Goose21
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 20 single A teams since inception (1994)
Replies: 22
Views: 1163

Re: Top 20 single A teams since inception (1994)

12 OR 13 OF THE 20 SO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHERS? Influencing Factors (in no particular order): 1. Community Population 2. Community Financial Resources 3. Geography/Access to addition hockey resources (AAA, Tier 1, HP, Leagues, Development, etc.) 4. Ability to attract and keep (top)players 5. You...
by Goose21
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1460

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

For those teams that often travel 2,3, 4 or more hours one way there has to be a sacrifice. For the student-athlete it is either missing school to travel or getting home late (sometimes both). Missing school can be really tough for those on a block schedule where missing one class is like really mis...
by Goose21
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 847
Views: 81979

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Still having this discussion? Hermantown is playing by the rules. Why hate? Just beat them Agreed. Hermantown is playing by the rules. Fans statewide, generally speaking, can’t stand that program. I have witnessed several times over the years. Fans throughout the state can’t stand that program. Ins...
by Goose21
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Argy Bargy 3A Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 32
Views: 2610

Re: The Argy Bargy 3A Thread 2019-2020

Where is 3A hockey in the state? What’s the history there as regard to high school hockey. Umm.. so a new area of the state gets some interest in hockey.... they obviously love hs hockey, why so negative man? Dont read it if you don't care. Honestly go re live your high school career in 7A or 7AA t...
by Goose21
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Single A Top 20 - Preseason
Replies: 30
Views: 4666

Re: Single A Top 20 - Preseason

elliott70 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:45 am
Goose21 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:41 am
Is the kid from Grand Forks (J.P.) crossing over to play for EGF?
To my knowledge he has crossed over the river for school...
with the intent of playing MN hockey.
Thanks. That is what I heard as well. EGF is going to be very good.
by Goose21
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Single A Top 20 - Preseason
Replies: 30
Views: 4666

Re: Single A Top 20 - Preseason

Is the kid from Grand Forks (J.P.) crossing over to play for EGF?
by Goose21
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 421
Views: 41459

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I heard that Rapids is now in the LSC. Ashland got voted out and it looks like Rapids is in. Kniven-how do you know there is unrest in the locker room? Are you in the locker room witnessing it first hand or is it rumors? I just do. ](*,) He heard it from a friend, who Heard it from a friend, who He...
by Goose21
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 421
Views: 41459

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

If they want a shot at winning the section they’ll pick Chiodo rather than another former Rapids player. Chiodo is a proven winner. He would be okay as an interim coach. If they want to win the section this year, they are better candidates. I pretty sure he took a couple teams to state within the l...
by Goose21
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 421
Views: 41459

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

greenwayraider wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:39 pm
If they want a shot at winning the section they’ll pick Chiodo rather than another former Rapids player. Chiodo is a proven winner.
He would be okay as an interim coach. If they want to win the section this year, they are better candidates.
by Goose21
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 421
Views: 41459

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I can tell you from direct experience with a similar situation. A interim head coach could set the program back. If there is an opportunity to simply make a hire, that would be ideal. Well said! I really could care less what they do. I’m a diehard purple so I really could care less. I actually hope...
by Goose21
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 421
Views: 41459

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

GR should hire the best coach they can given the situation they are in. If things go well and that coach is the best long-term option for the program, then hire back for the next season. Like most places in life: make the best decision you can, evaluate that decision at the appropriate time, determi...
by Goose21
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 6A 2019-20
Replies: 36
Views: 2673

Re: Section 6A 2019-20

I'm not too surprised, Alex FF, Rocori and Sartell are all in the Central Lakes Conference with Brainerd. That makes sense. I guess being a AA team in Section 8 I didn't expect to see so many A teams from a different section (River Lakes especially, but perhaps I am underestimating them). River Lak...
by Goose21
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 6A 2019-20
Replies: 36
Views: 2673

Re: Section 6A 2019-20

That is a pretty comprehensive schedule =D> . I'm kind of surprised to see so many Brainerd games. I'm not too surprised, Alex FF, Rocori and Sartell are all in the Central Lakes Conference with Brainerd. That makes sense. I guess being a AA team in Section 8 I didn't expect to see so many A teams ...
by Goose21
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 6A 2019-20
Replies: 36
Views: 2673

Re: Section 6A 2019-20

That is a pretty comprehensive schedule =D> . I'm kind of surprised to see so many Brainerd games.
by Goose21
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 37492

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

gopherpuck516 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:05 pm
BP wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:48 am
Grand Rapids added.
That’s an awful late coaching departure, any news on this?
Check out the 7AA thread. It is being discussed there.
by Goose21
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 8A 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 756

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: 3295

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: 3295

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: 421
Views: 41459

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: 3624

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: 3624

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...