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by skatez
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching changes 2019/2020
Replies: 71
Views: 15069

Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

so what are you sayin is more important, more opportunities for kids or more banners?
by skatez
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Development is YOUR responsibility
Replies: 18
Views: 1553

Re: Development is YOUR responsibility

So don't trust the coach and don't pass the puck....... got it. I think most parents got this one covered. Thanks.
by skatez
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minn Hockey state meeting coming soon
Replies: 12
Views: 1228

Re: Minn Hockey state meeting coming soon

any word on the age cutoff date change discussion at the meeting?
by skatez
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching Changes 2018-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 17418

I love this thread. Can't wait to read the comments. I love going through the old ones, my favorites from two years ago: Hastings will be so much better off with Corkish, Stillwater has a bumper crop about to start high school. How are those working out. Can't wait for this years version.
by skatez
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Warroad Academy.. Did they recruit enough to win state?
Replies: 46
Views: 5838

Thanks for filling me in. No hostility here. I see nothing wrong with a family deciding to go to a certain school if they believe their child's experience will be better, whether its for academics, arts, or athletics reasons. Coaches going out an actively pursuing families is a different story and I...
by skatez
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Warroad Academy.. Did they recruit enough to win state?
Replies: 46
Views: 5838

I thought someone had told me that Eden Prairie's goalie played youth hockey for Osseo Maple Grove.

This could very possibly be incorrect information, please let me know if it was wrong.
by skatez
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Warroad Academy.. Did they recruit enough to win state?
Replies: 46
Views: 5838

Not an expert here but did the Eden Prairie goalie play youth hockey in EP? Doesn't Eagan have a girl who played for Farmington in youth hockey? Didn't South St. Paul's goalie play youth hockey in Hastings? Didn't Forest Lake's superstar goalie play in two or three different youth associations? I'm ...
by skatez
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Warroad Academy.. Did they recruit enough to win state?
Replies: 46
Views: 5838

Which players moved to town, and when did they move?

Agree its hard to call someone that moves in during U8 a recruit. U12 or HS is different.

Just wondering who moved and when?
by skatez
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Trent Klatt stepping down at GR....
Replies: 44
Views: 12375

How many of their variety players moved in at some point? How many of this year's championship team played somewhere other than Rapids in pee wees or later?
by skatez
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Beantown
Replies: 13
Views: 2762

Nothing of value in this thread? What? This thread is everything that is wrong with youth sports. Parents living through their kids, for profit sports teams, coaches getting kicked out! This thread is better than a TV show. Please don't delete, the comedy on this thread can't be beat.
by skatez
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching Changes
Replies: 240
Views: 91986

Basically he's saying Stillwater is set up to succeed because the rest of the conference / section is falling apart. If how you define success is the likelihood of not cooping and fielding a full squad, then they are definitely set up for success. If they finish in the top 3 in their conference in t...
by skatez
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching Changes
Replies: 240
Views: 91986

This thread is pointing out one of the problems in youth sports today. EVERYONE'S KID IS PART OF A BUMPER CROP! When that "bumper crop" doesn't produce results, its the coaches fault. I'm sure the group of girls that played for Stillwater this year were a "bumper crop" at one point too.
by skatez
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching Changes
Replies: 240
Views: 91986

There are plenty of women who both coach and raise a family.

Please list them. It doesn't seem like there are many.
by skatez
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier 1 added at U14 and U15 levels in MN- announced today
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

I thought MN Hockey promoted multi-sport athletes?

Join our HP program (good luck making elite league if you don't) but you better not miss hockey for soccer, volleyball, softball, or lacrosse.

Huge money grab, hypocrisy at its finest.
by skatez
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls HS Hockey in Major Decline
Replies: 321
Views: 65292

The Tonka point is ridiculous. Their two best players weren't there as 8th graders (one wasn't as a 10th grader) so to act like they are some sort of martyr is ridiculous. Coach won't play privates, but if a Division 1 player shows up from a private we'll welcome them with open arms. The whole "fami...
by skatez
Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls HS Hockey in Major Decline
Replies: 321
Views: 65292

This isn't a HS issue. The issue is the money, time, and effort put into youth hockey (in that order). AAA hockey has created an easy network for the best kids to meet at a young age. They become friends and end up wanting to play high school with the best players, be it a mega public school or a pr...
by skatez
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Which Teams do you see as long term perennial contenders ?
Replies: 36
Views: 5644

Private schools need two things to be a perennial power: 1. The right coach 2. Facilities In that order with much more emphasis on #1. How many families spend multiple thousands of dollars a year on association hockey, AAA hockey, camps, clinics, and lessons??? LOTS. If you're already spending that ...
by skatez
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Hopkins/SLP merger for HS Girls?
Replies: 16
Views: 4652

I continue to hear the same that girls youth hockey is dying.

So are these numbers fudged, or are the numbers getting better

http://www.minnesotahockey.org/news_art ... r_id=80470
by skatez
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 15-16
Replies: 157
Views: 75970

If you are 6'4' + your chances of being found increase dramatically.
by skatez
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2015-16 class of D 1 Committed players
Replies: 21
Views: 13948

The girl in this example is actually a post grad, she graduated from high school last spring. So essentially BE is a good option for girls who don't get scholarships during high school.
by skatez
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls High School Tier 1 19U & 16U Rankings
Replies: 133
Views: 29479

After reading these I'm trying to figure out why hockey parents get labeled as psychotic.

I'm losing faith in humanity one thread at a time.....
by skatez
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Are the wheels coming off of N.E/A.A?
Replies: 47
Views: 13706

In the history of the MSHSL has there ever been a school to be saved from "imminent closure" due to a formation of a new llc by a parent??

Embarrassing.
by skatez
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy Roster
Replies: 112
Views: 31939

The big question I have with this school is how are they being allowed to play in MSHSL? I see no problem with the school, or the academics, and for some families it probably is the best fit. It seems to me that a gigantic can of worms has been opened. This thread started out as a thread about their...
by skatez
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy Roster
Replies: 112
Views: 31939

http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/schoolpage2.asp?school=918 http://www.achieveracademy.org/page/show/817229-achiever-academy-athletics They obviously have a head coach. If they got the waiver, then good for them everything is fine. If not, then they should have to suffer the consequences and play by the s...
by skatez
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy Roster
Replies: 112
Views: 31939

Rules interpretation

My daughter's friend played in the NAHA tournament this weekend for the Whitecaps. Her coach was Chris Peterson, the head coach of Achiever Academy. The Whitecaps team had a number of girls who will attend Achiever Academy this year. My daughter's friend was disappointed and thought the ice time fav...