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by Goose21
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 316
Views: 31475

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Will play DE anytime Randolph will allow it. Most of these sophomores have beem with the program since mites. This class has beaten up DE for years. As far as a trip to state why do people care what class your school is in. IT'S FOR THE KIDS. I'm sure "most" of them have been together since Mites, ...
by Goose21
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...
Replies: 22
Views: 1278

Re: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...

There is no real big secret in creating a successful hockey program--building a base with a high number of kids, good coaching, a focus on development, playing good competition, a commitment to success. The programs who do that (or are able to) anywhere are going to be successful. You are going to s...
by Goose21
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Preseason Rankings
Replies: 72
Views: 4281

Re: Class A Preseason Rankings

Thanks for getting this going, Stang. Tony says Mankato East should be somewhere on a watch list as well, which I'll buy given their youth success and State trip last season. It is striking how few metro area teams appear to be real contenders at this point. Mahtomedi is the only sure contender, re...
by Goose21
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 104
Views: 6986

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Virginia returns a ton of scoring, most of their defense, and their goaltending, but I still put them a distant 3rd in 7A. Seitz was the star they depended on, and now they have no high-end player that can carry them. They may very well be a top ten A team as they are pretty deep with quality junio...
by Goose21
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 104
Views: 6986

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Hermantown and the Raiders will be good but I would not underestimate the Virginia Blue Devils. Very talented up front and the D will be solid. Section 7 will finally not be a Hawks one way ticket to the X ! [-X Virginia returns a ton of scoring, most of their defense, and their goaltending, but I ...
by Goose21
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 316
Views: 31475

Re: Re:

Hermantown would definitely be in the top 2/3 every single year like clock work. CEC would become an outsider routinely outside the the top 4 in the section semi-finals. We would have our moments/stretches though. =) Do you think Hermantown will be better than East, Andover, and CEC this year? East...
by Goose21
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 316
Views: 31475

Re: Re:

Exactly, if that's the reality, then maybe you should stop incessantly moaning about it on a message board? When your Varsity team makes Class A State 10 years in a row, your AA Bantam team makes State & AA PeeWee team makes State & finishes 2nd...How in the world can you justify staying in Single ...
by Goose21
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 316
Views: 31475

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Time to resuscitate this thread. Hermantown should be in AA!!! :D Actually, it will be fascinating to see if they finally make the move. They would likely be top 3 in 7AA most years and instantly become a fan favorite if they do, and if not, it will be fun to watch the statewide disgust multiply as...
by Goose21
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 8AA 2018-2019 seaso
Replies: 50
Views: 5228

Re: 8AA 2018-2019 seaso

Some tough calls but here goes. 1) Moorhead - Deep up front and goaltending should be a strength. Took Bantam state championship game to 2OTs.. Tough schedule. 2). Brainerd - Strong senior class and solid nucleus back from a good team. Could this be their year? 3) Roseau. Huglen will be a handful a...
by Goose21
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Arena in Proctor opens next week
Replies: 45
Views: 2832

Re: New Arena in Proctor opens next week

kniven: Don't be shy, you have a unique opinion that needs to be heard. Barney Rebel and Fred Flinstone are impressive skaters . David Banner is a nice player too. Steve Austin can really inspire his teammates with his play. Flintstone--There is a reason why they call him "twinkletoes" Banner-- nic...
by Goose21
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: What determines an associations top team placement?!
Replies: 15
Views: 2975

Re: What determines an associations top team placement?!

Okay, to anyone still following this topic, I'll throw this one out there: You have 49 skaters at Bantams. How many teams do you declare and with what roster sizes? (FYI - your district does not have a Bantam C league) How many goalies at that level? Is the top team going to be a AA or an A team? 7...
by Goose21
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Arena in Proctor opens next week
Replies: 45
Views: 2832

Re: New Arena in Proctor opens next week

Is Proctor going to become the new Greenway after Greenway becomes the new Hermantown? It could become very interesting: Marshall--do they opt to A and can they regain the position they had as the 7A leader before the rise of Hermantown? Greenway--can they sustain the current level of success or is...
by Goose21
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Arena in Proctor opens next week
Replies: 45
Views: 2832

Re: New Arena in Proctor opens next week

kniven wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:55 pm
gopherpuck516 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:38 pm
Is Proctor going to become the new Greenway after Greenway becomes the new Hermantown?

That’s a good question I think Greenway and Proctor would be nice co leaders routinely in 7A.
Marshall and Hibbing should make it a 4 way battle.
by Goose21
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Arena in Proctor opens next week
Replies: 45
Views: 2832

Re: New Arena in Proctor opens next week

Congrats to Proctor and all those who made it happen. It will be interesting to see how the new arena affects the program and 7A hockey.
by Goose21
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Is Greenway turning into Hermantown?
Replies: 147
Views: 21801

Re: Is Greenway turning into Hermantown?

So, looking through this thread... Greenway has 5 kids coming in this year from other places? 2 - Hibbing, 1 - Ohio, 1 - Elk River, and 1 - Out East. Seems legit. Must be the long term development they talk about up there. :shock: Taking on Hermantown in the 7A Finals 2018 Hockey Day Minnesota 2019...
by Goose21
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 8049

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

So you are saying Chaska or Duluth East. Are you kidding me? Chaska? Chaska hockey? This Chaska kid will have to be Wayne Gretzky reincarnated . Common people. Do we have to be fair, politically correct, and equal opportunity on the forum? I don't get this part. Wayne Gretsky isn't even dead, so I ...
by Goose21
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hockey Day 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 11700

Thursday January 17 Bemidji HS girls vs Woodbury Friday January 18 BSU men vs Michigan Tech (outdoors) Saturday January 19 Minnetonka vs Andover BSU Women vs Minnesota State Bemidji vs Greenway BSU vs Michigan Tech (Sanford Center) Wild Vs. Columbus Neither of the BSU men's games will be on TV. I c...
by Goose21
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hockey Day 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 11700

Thursday January 17
Bemidji HS girls vs Woodbury


Friday January 18
BSU men vs Michigan Tech (outdoors)

Saturday January 19
Minnetonka vs Andover
BSU Women vs Minnesota State
Bemidji vs Greenway

BSU vs Michigan Tech (Sanford Center)

Wild Vs. Columbus
by Goose21
Tue May 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Is Greenway turning into Hermantown?
Replies: 147
Views: 21801

Odds look pretty good that Greenway is going to get two more kids moving in. Will know for sure about one of them later this week. I have mixed feelings about this. Certainly want Greenway to be a great team but it doesn't feel quite right to get all of these "imports". Unfortunately that's how hig...
by Goose21
Fri May 11, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: STMA
Replies: 43
Views: 7087

STMA joining the Lake conference, it has been agreed upon. Maple Grove would like to join the Lake also I'm sure but admin won't let them split from from Osseo and PC. I'm guessing since most team's schedules are already finished or mostly finished they will not be starting the conference schedule ...
by Goose21
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Spring HP 15 Tryouts
Replies: 14
Views: 5301

Great question. Although I already knew from doing it last year and keeping up on the MNHockey site I was also forwarded all the info from Coach Flaherty at Duluth Marshall. I know for a fact that every other HS coach in the area also received the same email to send out for invites. I believe the r...
by Goose21
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Spring HP 15 Tryouts
Replies: 14
Views: 5301

Great question. Although I already knew from doing it last year and keeping up on the MNHockey site I was also forwarded all the info from Coach Flaherty at Duluth Marshall. I know for a fact that every other HS coach in the area also received the same email to send out for invites. I believe the r...
by Goose21
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Spring HP 15 Tryouts
Replies: 14
Views: 5301

What is the invite process? I heard that any 03s (for HP15) that played A/AA were automatically invited, but that coaches could also nominate B players.

With Hermantown having both A and AA teams, I could see 13 invites.
by Goose21
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Roseau
Replies: 30
Views: 4334

I don't think hockey is dying up north. Part of the issue is hockey is getting so much stronger in many areas. Hard for Roseau with a max of 2 teams at each level to compete with teams that have 3-5 teams at each level. Grand Rapids, Duluth, Hermantown, Moorhead, etc are all doing fine, but the sma...
by Goose21
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 316
Views: 31475

I wonder how many State A championships it will take to avenge that loss? Hey, they still got to go to State! (albeit Class A) And I think Coach Andrews (frankly) has the balls to move Hermantown up to AA following next season...which I applaud! He does seem more willing, but it will be an uphill b...