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by Redarmy19
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Checking in bantams
Replies: 22
Views: 3214

Re: Checking in bantams

My son plays Bantam A and there is an average of 1 checking from behind/boarding (2 and 10) per game. The average is probably actually slightly over 1 per game. That said, I would not want checking taken out of Bantams. I'd rather see stiffer penalties for checking from behind/boarding/head shots.
by Redarmy19
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: What determines an associations top team placement?!
Replies: 15
Views: 3547

zooomx wrote:
5 Bantam teams, and the top team is A, and they were weak?? Something seems odd. Did they lose a bunch of Bantam aged players to the high school team?

My guess is this is the case. The leading scorer for Mayo Varsity was an 8th grader who completely skipped Bantams.
by Redarmy19
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tournament Fees - What does your association cover?
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Our association doesn't cover any of it. The team covers it all.
by Redarmy19
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: new 02/03 league
Replies: 82
Views: 39425

It was a little disappointing. At times it felt like expensive pick up hockey. Other times it was exciting and competitive. It was obvious that the league struggled to get top players to fill the teams. Most weekends my sons team played with 3 defense. Maybe 7 to 9 kids showed up. There wasn't real...
by Redarmy19
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: new 02/03 league
Replies: 82
Views: 39425

Curious to hear the thoughts of those who did participate in this last year. Worth it or waste of money? Would you do it again? Was there really top talent in the league or were the bottom spots filled with mediocre talent?
by Redarmy19
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mandatory Level Declarations
Replies: 76
Views: 18915

How do you determine the size of your associations? # of school aged kids in the community, total population of the community, or # of kids registered for hockey?
by Redarmy19
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Proctor NHL Hockey Team
Replies: 11
Views: 3557

The Exiled One wrote:The population of Green Bay was 31,643 in 1920, a year after the Packers were formed. Keep the dream alive Proctor!
But Proctor doesn't have an entire state to draw from, with cities like Madison and Milwaukee....even Chicago. They are delusional at best.
by Redarmy19
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Article on over use
Replies: 16
Views: 6982

No kid is waiting at the door for dad to come home to take him to the rink. Not true at all. My kid is, more often than not, literally waiting at the door, carrying his equipment, raring to go. He doesn't even want to give me time to change, grab a snack, etc. That being said, if I think my kid nee...
by Redarmy19
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Board members and their kids
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Chose 50% only because there was nothing less.
by Redarmy19
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Hockey equipment repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Any shoe repair store will also repair hockey equipment. I've done it, works great.
by Redarmy19
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Stars & Stripes Schedule
Replies: 39
Views: 14563

O-townClown wrote:USA Hockey requires teams to stay in approved hotels for their National Championships.
Not shocking that the biggest money grab known to hockey does the same thing...
by Redarmy19
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Stars & Stripes Schedule
Replies: 39
Views: 14563

Re: facts

knights58 wrote:It's more of a convenience thing for the teams coming in so they do not have to do a bunch of searching.
If it was more of a convenience thing, teams wouldn't be required to stay in these hotels by the tournament directors....
by Redarmy19
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Environmental Problem Could Close Some Minnesota Ice Rinks
Replies: 6
Views: 3141

The other area I feel USAH could become more invovled is at the very top of the pyramid, college hockey. They could better use their resources and influence to assist and encourage more colleges to start varsity programs. The way I look at it now, with the TV money the Big Ten schools are rolling i...
by Redarmy19
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MITE ADM From Illinois Parent
Replies: 27
Views: 5980

As seen through the eyes of an adult. Through the eyes of a child.....maybe not so much. Is painting lines on a soccer field to make it smaller really different than playing cross ice in hockey? To a child? It's significantly different. Reason being, a child can skate the length of the ice in about...
by Redarmy19
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MITE ADM From Illinois Parent
Replies: 27
Views: 5980

Re: MITE ADM From Illinois Parent

sportsdevotees wrote: Since most Illinois parent see it has a process to stuff as many kids on the ice, in groups of 20+ per small ice area. NOt allowing for 1-1 coaching. Pretty much rejecting the ADM program.
If you have 20+ kids per station, the problem isn't ADM, it's that you have WAY too many kids on the ice.
by Redarmy19
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: ADM and your association
Replies: 34
Views: 8833

Re: IMHO

I remember the 5 on 5 full ice Mini Mite games well. One kid had the puck the entire time and everyone else watched. The shot comes with time. Better to use your ice time for skating at that age. You can work on your shot off the ice. Don't have to pay for garage time. Our association plays both fu...
by Redarmy19
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 40223

At a Bantam game, ref blowed the whistle and called the puck covered by the goalie AFTER the puck went into the net. The ref who made the call was right behind the kid who knocked in the puck. What would you call this ref? Blind, home-cooking, incompetent or anything else? Sounds to me like he was ...
by Redarmy19
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: combined associations
Replies: 23
Views: 4901

Re: combined associations

I for one think its time again to raise the debate about combining programs in Bloomington - The girls H.S. program did it this season. Why not the boys? Kennedy youth is combined with Richfield this year. The message I get from Kennedy parents is that Jefferson is above combining with them....that...
by Redarmy19
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Between the ears
Replies: 29
Views: 9569

This is going to sound insane but I swear by it. SECoach was right with his suggestion on XBOX or PS3 NHL hockey, particularly EA NHL 2009-2013. In this game, you can play Be A Pro in which you play as a player in one position the entire time and it has an arrow that comes on the screen telling you ...
by Redarmy19
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: Icemen Tryouts Sept 15th
Replies: 3
Views: 3301

Just curious, are they free tryouts or no?
by Redarmy19
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Coaching Certification - Mites
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

Taken from the USA Hockey website, FAQs: MY LEVEL 1 IS EXPIRED or EXPIRING THIS DECEMBER, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? You must attend a Level 2 clinic AND complete the online age-specific module for each age level you are coaching if not previously taken prior to December 31 of the current playing season....
by Redarmy19
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Coaching Certification - Mites
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

They can be a level 1 but I think I was told you have to take a class every year regardless. I could be wrong though. If a level 2 is offered have them take it. Once they get to level 3 everything can be done online The problem with this is if you have a parent coach start when their child is 6 yrs...
by Redarmy19
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Coaching Certification - Mites
Replies: 10
Views: 2232

I don't think you need to take a class every year. As long as you have a Level 1 (even if it's expired) you can coach Mites...unless something changed from last year. My level 1 expired on 12/31/2012 and I didn't have to take a class or an online module to coach last year.
by Redarmy19
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: AAA Hockey
Topic: Northern Educate/Breakaway & Waivers
Replies: 3
Views: 2626

It's my understanding that most of the kids at NE play for the association in which they live, not for Eagan. I know three kids who attend, they all play for the association where they live. I don't believe they need to obtain waivers to do so.
by Redarmy19
Tue May 07, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: YHH: Letter to the Editor "A case for the ADM"
Replies: 31
Views: 5507

We got a response back from the original letter to the editor last week. The guy is from Apple Valley and had some great points about building a successful program. Both Pro ADM and against. Very well written. http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/letter-to-the-editor-a-voice-from-apple-valley/ Enjoy, TS B...