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by StanleyCup55
Wed May 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 762
Views: 65876

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Kids transferring and families moving into HT is not the issue because it’s all within the rules of the league. If you have issues with the rules you should write or set a meeting with the league office in Brooklyn Park.

HT sandbagging it and playing Class A instead of AA is the issue.
by StanleyCup55
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4542

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I'm sure Duluth would love to host Can’t do that. The northern teams would always win every single year due to home ice advantage. Could rotate it between Duluth and the cities. Then every other year you’ll have a northern team and a southern team as section champs since the home team always wins t...
by StanleyCup55
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ryan Poehling
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: Ryan Poehling

That’s awesome! How many guys had hat tricks in their debut? I think Auston Matthews did it a couple years ago.
by StanleyCup55
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2021 Section Assignments
Replies: 82
Views: 10698

Re: 2019-2021 Section Assignments

It looks to me like they’re setting up to go with 3 classes after the next meeting in two years which I’ve heard (on here) is going to be a big change.
by StanleyCup55
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2021 Section Assignments
Replies: 82
Views: 10698

Re: 2019-2021 Section Assignments

Wow. A lot of opting down to A. Soon the AA tourney will just be Edina vs all private schools. How exciting!
by StanleyCup55
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: St Cloud State
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: St Cloud State

It truly is amazing how bad they have choked the past few years. I have no idea how St. Cloud was only able to score once against AIC. This team is loaded with talent and should’ve had no problem winning. 2018-19 Ranked #1 and lose to #31 AIC 2017-18 Ranked #1 and lose to #27 Air Force 2015-16 Ranke...
by StanleyCup55
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA school fielding an additional A team
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: AA school fielding an additional A team

Edina JV would be at class A state every single year! I dislike this idea. Class A should be about giving additional teams a chance to play at state that can’t ever compete with the big schools. Allowing JV teams would pretty much eliminate that and bring us back to the single class era. Would it im...
by StanleyCup55
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: VFW State Bantam Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: VFW State Bantam Tournament

Awesome! Thanks Elliott!!
by StanleyCup55
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board
Replies: 28
Views: 1858

Re: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board

Neck guards mandated all districts (it may be a rule already) Figure out a long range plan to get the middle and lower income families back into hockey... Tell Minnesota hockey to try to eliminate some of the High Performance stuff in the spring and summer so kids can truly attempt to play a 2nd sp...
by StanleyCup55
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: VFW State Bantam Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 393

VFW State Bantam Tournament

Anyone know where to find results from the VFW Bantam State Tournaments last weekend?
by StanleyCup55
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4453

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

I love this idea. That makes sense.
by StanleyCup55
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4453

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

All the talk about going back to 1 class seems odd too when you think about how everyone loved the Greenway story this year. If we are in a one class system, for Greenway to get to state, not only do they have to beat Hermantown, but also a Elk River/Cloquet quality opponent and then probably East....
by StanleyCup55
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4453

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

I don’t think anybody is saying we should go back to a 1 class system. I just think there are AA teams that play A and those teams should move up to keep with the spirit of allowing other teams a chance to play at state instead of having two state tournaments that have equal caliber teams so the fan...
by StanleyCup55
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4542

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Stanley, the YHH rankings are based on results over the entire season so it would be arguable they are a better picture than the top of the LPH rankings which are based entirely on state tourney results. Although much of the top 10 is similar between the two. Next years Bantam group for Andover was...
by StanleyCup55
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4453

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

Why was the two tier and/or two class system created? Answer: To give more kids and teams the opportunity to play at state. Why are we trying to create two equal tournaments? We have AA caliber teams playing against and beating up on the weaker towns. I can’t agree with that being ok. I don’t think ...
by StanleyCup55
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pridictability of Class AA - state
Replies: 95
Views: 4453

Re: Pridictability of Class AA - state

Hermantown, East Grand Forks, St. Cloud Cathedral, Alexandria. Move these teams up to AA. Then make a few moves to the sections in the metro and it’ll help. Also not sure why teams (like Mounds View, Hopkins, St Louis Park, Anoka, Burnsville, Jefferson, etc...) don’t recruit like Edina, Tonka or EP?...
by StanleyCup55
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4542

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I’m not too familiar with YHH but seems their rankings are quite flawed. How could Andover possibly be ranked #3 if they didn’t make it to state? 2016-17 Let’s Play Hockey Bantam AA Final Top 20 Rankings 1 White Bear Lake 2 Osseo-Maple Grove 3 Stillwater 4 Blaine 5 Moorhead 6 Lakeville South 7 Cloqu...
by StanleyCup55
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4542

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I think everyone is too high on Andover. They will have a nice team but will not be a top 5 team like this year. They lose a few key guys but have a few guys returning. East, Rapids, Cloquet and ER will all be top 20 teams. Next year may be the most interesting year in Section 7AA history.
by StanleyCup55
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 16 Subsection Model
Replies: 36
Views: 1889

Re: 16 Subsection Model

The question that's always begging to be asked in these kind of discussions........ What problem are we actually trying to solve here? This... There aren’t many huge problems but a few things that I think need to happen in order to perfect it. I think there are some obvious but minor flaws in the A...
by StanleyCup55
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 16 Subsection Model
Replies: 36
Views: 1889

Re: 16 Subsection Model

Overall, it’s a nice model that needs some tweaking ‘g biggest issue is making all but on Metro team go up to Duluth to play. I do not get why that should be the case. Just move it to Mariucci. AmsOil isn’t Duluth East’s home rink. Section 7AA is a northern section and it’s championship game has al...
by StanleyCup55
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 16 Subsection Model
Replies: 36
Views: 1889

Re: 16 Subsection Model

Overall, it’s a nice model that needs some tweaking ‘g biggest issue is making all but on Metro team go up to Duluth to play. I do not get why that should be the case. Just move it to Mariucci. AmsOil isn’t Duluth East’s home rink. Section 7AA is a northern section and it’s championship game has al...
by StanleyCup55
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 16 Subsection Model
Replies: 36
Views: 1889

Re: 16 Subsection Model

All due respect Victor but I’m not a fan of this particular system but do think they should just rank the Class AA and A teams and play it like the NCAA basketball tourney of 64 (or 72 with play-in games). That way there’s no state rankings and would eliminate a bunch of good teams playing in one se...
by StanleyCup55
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2021 Section Assignments
Replies: 82
Views: 10698

Re: 2019-2021 Section Assignments

Really hope they put Centennial in 4AA and ER/Andover in 5AA. Of course, I want this to happen every two years and sounds like the changes will be pretty minor this year so don’t have too high of hopes.
by StanleyCup55
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: White Bear Lake, Moorhead, South Saint Paul
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: White Bear Lake, Moorhead, South Saint Paul

White Bear will have a team capable of getting past the quarterfinals at state next year. The only question is will they actually do it. Not sure how good some of their teams have been throughout history that have made it and lost right away but they will be very good next year. It won’t be easy for...
by StanleyCup55
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minnesota State Tournaments
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Minnesota State Tournaments

Who are the favorites this weekend?