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by Froggy Richards
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: As Ramsey County's ice rinks age, huge costs emerge
Replies: 24
Views: 7844

There are risks in life. There are risks in our kid's lives. It doesn't mean we bubble wrap them and protect them everything. I hate to keep coming back to the Romans, but they said the same thing here too. "These Gladiators could get hit by a chariot walking down the street, are we going to ban wa...
by Froggy Richards
Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: As Ramsey County's ice rinks age, huge costs emerge
Replies: 24
Views: 7844

The sport of football has weathered this kind of publicity before, in the late 1800's there was calls to abolish it. Nothing really new here and the game is more popular than ever. Of course it's popular. It's a very entertaining game and people love it. If you or your kids aren't the ones out ther...
by Froggy Richards
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A 2015-2016 Prediction
Replies: 289
Views: 57817

So.........are there any other teams in 7A? My prediction hasn't changed much since the last update. 1. Hermantown-Loaded up and down the roster. The only question I can even conceive of for this team is chemistry. As long as they get their top six forwards in the right spots, then they will once a...
by Froggy Richards
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A 2015-2016 Prediction
Replies: 289
Views: 57817

If Hermantown wants to stay in Class A that doesn't bother me even though it means Greenway has very little chance, if any, of ever going to state again. The point that I would make is that you don't know what you are missing by not getting to state for the AA tournament. I wouldn't exchange Greenw...
by Froggy Richards
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A 2015-2016 Prediction
Replies: 289
Views: 57817

If your kid is not in the program it is easy to say. If you are in the program your perspective would likely be much different. Like I said couldn't be happier with the experience my boys have had in the association. Regardless, none of us in the youth program have any say to what the HS program do...
by Froggy Richards
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A 2015-2016 Prediction
Replies: 289
Views: 57817

If your kid is not in the program it is easy to say. If you are in the program your perspective would likely be much different. Like I said couldn't be happier with the experience my boys have had in the association. Regardless, none of us in the youth program have any say to what the HS program do...
by Froggy Richards
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A 2015-2016 Prediction
Replies: 289
Views: 57817

Hermhawkey wrote:News Flash Froggy!! People move here...some move away. Some open enroll here some enroll elsewhere. Happens in every city on the planet. Get over it.
Yep, and when they're top hockey players, the High School enrollment number becomes quite irrelevant.
by Froggy Richards
Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A 2015-2016 Prediction
Replies: 289
Views: 57817

in my opinion the AA / A system is set up for only 1 weekend a year. State Tournament time. To get away from the A teams playing an All AA schedule, until section time, they should make it mandatory that if you claim to be an A team your schedule needs to reflect that. At least half, or more, of th...
by Froggy Richards
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A 2015-2016 Prediction
Replies: 289
Views: 57817

in my opinion the AA / A system is set up for only 1 weekend a year. State Tournament time. To get away from the A teams playing an All AA schedule, until section time, they should make it mandatory that if you claim to be an A team your schedule needs to reflect that. At least half, or more, of th...
by Froggy Richards
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2015-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 12724

Don't forget to mention beautiful downtown Hermantown. With its old world shops on main street. Reminds me of a Rockwell painting from Oldtimers generation. Exactly. What seems to get lost in Plante's "homegrown kids" monologues is that Hermantown is a suburb of Duluth. There are 3 AA schools (East...
by Froggy Richards
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2015-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 12724

Which is why they should be playing AA. Come on, you all were thinking it. Lol Tell that to Bruce I've had a chance to talk to a few of the main players in Hermantown Hockey this offseason. All of them realize that they should be in AA and that the program is being held back. One of them even state...
by Froggy Richards
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2015-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 12724

Which is why they should be playing AA. Come on, you all were thinking it. Lol Tell that to Bruce I've had a chance to talk to a few of the main players in Hermantown Hockey this offseason. All of them realize that they should be in AA and that the program is being held back. One of them even state...
by Froggy Richards
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2015-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 12724

Which is why they should be playing AA. Come on, you all were thinking it. Lol Tell that to Bruce I've had a chance to talk to a few of the main players in Hermantown Hockey this offseason. All of them realize that they should be in AA and that the program is being held back. One of them even state...
by Froggy Richards
Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HS AA/A Pre-Season Top 10
Replies: 203
Views: 68986

Re: Class A:Top 10

Class A: Hermantown and Breck, with deep and talented teams, will prove to be the best in Class 1A. Their defensemen are as good as any in the state, regardless of Class A or AA. Both teams can survive any injuries that might occur. Their goalies will come along as season progresses, but will rarel...
by Froggy Richards
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Season starts tomorrow let hear the pics
Replies: 33
Views: 10603

AA: Tonka- losing Dman Crow hurts but still strong team MG- Larson is gone, but plenty remains of their critical core players, goaltending is very strong Hm- 84 pts are gone, depth will help a lot but who will score is ?, goalies are big ? mark Edina- Williamson gone , but team potentially could be...
by Froggy Richards
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Season starts tomorrow let hear the pics
Replies: 33
Views: 10603

AA: Tonka- losing Dman Crow hurts but still strong team MG- Larson is gone, but plenty remains of their critical core players, goaltending is very strong Hm- 84 pts are gone, depth will help a lot but who will score is ?, goalies are big ? mark Edina- Williamson gone , but team potentially could be...
by Froggy Richards
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Relocating to Minneapolis Area
Replies: 79
Views: 20860

SouthernMinnFan wrote:As you can see from the game between Edina which is largely considered the best minnesota program and Shattuck, if you can afford it, send him to Shattuck. It's the best place to play in the country.
What game are you referring to, when was this played?
by Froggy Richards
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Relocating to Minneapolis Area
Replies: 79
Views: 20860

Re: Go north

Hermantown would be the best environment for a transfer without question. They have more transfers there than any program in the State. So you already have a support group and community within a community. You don't have to worry about the coaches either because a lot of them don't live there eithe...
by Froggy Richards
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Relocating to Minneapolis Area
Replies: 79
Views: 20860

Re: Go north

Forget Metro. Go North and experience true Minnesota Hockey, where you play association hockey with your classmates, without nearly as much political bs. Moorhead, Roseau, Warroad, Grand Forks, Alexandria... pick one. None of these towns will target your family like you would experience in the Metr...
by Froggy Richards
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Unusual scenario at Greenway
Replies: 9
Views: 3553

Re: Unusual scenario at Greenway

A talented Greenway player enrolled at Cloquet this year as a 9th grader. He now has transferred back to Greenway as of this week. When is he eligible to play for Greenway? His sophomore year or his junior year? He will be eligible for Varsity next year. Cannot play Varsity this year. Since he is i...
by Froggy Richards
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Unusual scenario at Greenway
Replies: 9
Views: 3553

Re: Unusual scenario at Greenway

greenway1969 wrote:A talented Greenway player enrolled at Cloquet this year as a 9th grader. He now has transferred back to Greenway as of this week. When is he eligible to play for Greenway? His sophomore year or his junior year?
He will be eligible for Varsity next year. Cannot play Varsity this year.
by Froggy Richards
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: disctrict 11
Replies: 8
Views: 4817

observer wrote:Good move. I think a single youth hockey association in Duluth would be best.

Are the girls a single youth association?
Yes, the girls are a single youth association.
by Froggy Richards
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Relocating to Minneapolis Area
Replies: 79
Views: 20860

I'll bite, if you want the best schools/hockey programs, the west/southwest metro is the place to look (Edina, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Wayzata). You'll hear frequently on this forum about how awful/obnoxious/privelaged these places are, but don't listen to them. They are all excellent communities...
by Froggy Richards
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: disctrict 11
Replies: 8
Views: 4817

Just chiming in on Duluth East BAA....I'm guessing not this year. On DAHA's website: All City Bantam AA Head Coach Position Available. Lot's of unknowns how this will pan out. At one point both west Duluth and Duluth east associations voted not to make any combined Duluth youth teams years back. I ...
by Froggy Richards
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A : 2015-2016
Replies: 701
Views: 166372

Sounds like Luverne found their new coach. Kullen Schroht, assistant from last year, was hired I believe. Yes. They was announced back on 9/10/15. Was there a press conference or where was the announcement? Yes, there was a huge press conference. I don't know how you could have missed it. It was at...