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by hockeychopper
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Lets Play Hockey - Ms. Hockey + Senior Goalie of the Year. Discuss.
Replies: 56
Views: 5440

Re: Lets Play Hockey - Ms. Hockey + Senior Goalie of the Year. Discuss.

Couldn't agree more! I've been watching Calla since U10's and what a treat to watch her play. Great goalie but even better human being. Calla has given back to these young girls in the White Bear Lake Hockey Association and been such a great role model, kudos to Calla! Mankato State is getting a goo...
by hockeychopper
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: sota girls hockey
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: sota girls hockey

This is a great! Informative and relevant information.
by hockeychopper
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2018-19 Season
Replies: 72
Views: 11881

Re: 2018-19 Season

I think this will be a great game as well. I'll take Forest Lake in a mild upset 4-2 with an empty netter. All in all should be a great test for both teams.
by hockeychopper
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Updated List of Minnesota Girls D1 and D3 Commitments
Replies: 12
Views: 3151

Re: Updated List of Minnesota Girls D1 and D3 Commitments

Are other D1 schools grabbing these young kids as well or is it mainly the U? It amazes me (i'm not sure why) these D1 schools are getting these kids to verbally commit this young. I get they are very talented but I just don't see the need. I'll be curious on a couple of things, now that they have v...
by hockeychopper
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Dynamo Premier Prep vs MGHCA Premier Prep
Replies: 43
Views: 9803

Re: Dynamo Premier Prep vs MGHCA Premier Prep

I don't know who won per se, but Premier looks pretty watered down and still looking for players to fill out the rosters.
by hockeychopper
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National festival roster
Replies: 22
Views: 2710

Re: National festival roster

When is the team finalized? Are there many more cuts left to make? Watching a few of the games, they are a talented team I thought they controlled a lot of the play but couldn't finish and the special teams looked a bit mediocre at best.
by hockeychopper
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Dynamo Premier Prep vs MGHCA Premier Prep
Replies: 43
Views: 9803

Re: Dynamo Premier Prep vs MGHCA Premier Prep

In looking at the rosters and the age of some of these players, isn't a pre-requisite for players to have played at the Varsity level? Perhaps they all have but seems as if that may not be the case?
by hockeychopper
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Dynamo Premier Prep vs MGHCA Premier Prep
Replies: 43
Views: 9803

Re: Dynamo Premier Prep vs MGHCA Premier Prep

Any new news here in regards to Premier? Looks as if they are still looking for more skaters to fill out teams.
by hockeychopper
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: U15
Replies: 227
Views: 39609

Re: U15's 2016-17

Did the U15 experiment work last year and do folks think this level will be more or less competitive than a year ago? Other than the top 4-6 teams there really weren't many "top" tier teams. Thoughts? Daughter played last year. I thought the league was good. There were 1-5 deep teams, another 5-10 ...
by hockeychopper
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: U15
Replies: 227
Views: 39609

U15's 2016-17

Did the U15 experiment work last year and do folks think this level will be more or less competitive than a year ago? Other than the top 4-6 teams there really weren't many "top" tier teams. Thoughts?
by hockeychopper
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: The state of Girls hockey... is it bright?
Replies: 31
Views: 8967

A common thing I hear not only in this thread but in many others as well is, there are a lot of really good ideas that get thrown out but the common theme is MN hockey and the associations will never allow this to happen. Has anyone from a girls perspective ever really pushed the envelope so to spea...
by hockeychopper
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: The state of Girls hockey... is it bright?
Replies: 31
Views: 8967

What is the goal here? It should be to build a strong and competitive high school team. For most of our girls playing high school hockey is the crowning achievement. Playing with their friends and growing and developing as a team is what they are going to remember. . I agree about building a strong...
by hockeychopper
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: The state of Girls hockey... is it bright?
Replies: 31
Views: 8967

Re: Thoughts

I Association hockey could then get back to what they were designed to do and offer an affordable opportunity for all kids to access hockey. Zamboni, I agree on what you said about association hockey allowing all kids an "affordable" opportunity. So from the sounds of it, make association hockey mo...
by hockeychopper
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: The state of Girls hockey... is it bright?
Replies: 31
Views: 8967

Are the number of girls playing squirts and pee-wees cutting into the girls numbers to make a difference? I assume it's some of the higher end kids playing with the boys and is it more "outstate" than in the metro due to overall numbers? Observer, I think you nailed it. Some of the associations real...
by hockeychopper
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: The state of Girls hockey... is it bright?
Replies: 31
Views: 8967

The state of Girls hockey... is it bright?

Just curious what everyone's thoughts are around the "health" of girls hockey. More from a youth perspective. Are the youth pipelines filling back up? Creative recruiting ideas from associations? Will we see more co-op's moving forward?
by hockeychopper
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Icebreakers
Replies: 43
Views: 7882

QUOTE: My fondest memories of Youth Hockey and some of my fondest of Youth in general were the overnight Hotel Tournaments. It's the same for kids today. The camaraderie of travel is what makes Youth Hockey stand out from all of the other sports. [/quote] The setup for the IceBreakers tourney was no...
by hockeychopper
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 14UA and 12U Regions
Replies: 8
Views: 3310

Nevertoomuchhockey wrote:What is/where is NE Metro?
A Co-op between NSP/MV/Tartan.
by hockeychopper
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: "B" Team Tiering- is it a good thing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

The elite players in each or any association will almost universally not be able to stay at that elite level without a lot of time (and prob $) invested off hours and off season. They probably got to that elite level working at home or dryland or camps or AAA outside the association in the first pl...
by hockeychopper
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: "B" Team Tiering- is it a good thing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

"B" Team Tiering- is it a good thing?

I would like to get everyone's take on tiering of B teams, mainly at the U12 level. Is this a good thing? I'm not a fan of this at all. I understand there is a gap between the top few B players and the bottom few, but to me it doesn't make a lot of sense to load up 1 B team and leave the 2nd B team ...
by hockeychopper
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: How to save girls Hockey
Replies: 49
Views: 9397

100% agree Observer. Maybe a new thread should be started and share as to what some of the more successful associations have done as far as marketing and recruiting. This should be a 12 month effort and not just a Sept-March effort. I believe more collaboration across all the associations may help d...
by hockeychopper
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 2014 Duluth IceBreaker's Tourney Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 4843

Stats don't lie you say well then lets take a look at the numbers you used. Farmington is 31-1 outscoring their opponents 145-20, so that is an average of 4.53 goals for to .6 goals against per game. I looked up Wayzata Blue's numbers and they came into their game against Farmington 25-0 outscoring ...
by hockeychopper
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 2014 Duluth IceBreaker's Tourney Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 4843

Gophers2487, that's a lose/lose situation. No matter what way you would have gone people aren't going to agree and be happy. At the end of the day you have to do what's right for the majority of the kids not just 3 or 4. So I applaud whoever made the decision and stuck to their decision, even though...
by hockeychopper
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Taking Girls' Programs Seriously in Association Hockey
Replies: 22
Views: 4444

Hey Hockeychopper set up the all girls HDM day and i will be there. At the end of the day the only people that go to girls HS hockey games are the parents-grandparents-boyfriends and a few other people. My daughter plays and im at every game along with most of the other parents. I took my daughter ...
by hockeychopper
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Taking Girls' Programs Seriously in Association Hockey
Replies: 22
Views: 4444

Doesn't appear there is much interest in this topic. Anybody else notice that FSN wouldn't even put a girls game on TV during HDM, at a time that was watchable at all. Pitiful statement about the value of girls hockey in Minnesota. Agreed! I believe in order to get girls hockey "part" of the HDM ev...
by hockeychopper
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Taking Girls' Programs Seriously in Association Hockey
Replies: 22
Views: 4444

If an association has board positions for a Mites director, a Squirt director, a Peewee director, a Bantam director, and a Girls director; inequality is built into the by-laws. Maybe, but... A lot of mites are girls, so the mites director serves girls and boys. A few squirts & peewees are girls, th...