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by StanleyCup55
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Parity
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Parity

And you look at some of the teams that Andover, EP, Rosemount, etc... have lost to and it’s just, WHAT? There are going to be some major upsets this year in sections, can’t wait
by StanleyCup55
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 548
Views: 54208

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

East will beat Andover in the semis this year
by StanleyCup55
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 1937

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

I originally disagreed with you but you actually did convince me to not like A champ playing AA champ. It’s a much much easier road for a single A team to get to the game and I could see certain teams taking advantage of that and creating a mess.
by StanleyCup55
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 1937

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

You’re exactly right. Being the A champ is far from the little guy these days.
by StanleyCup55
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: North Star Academy-Alexandria
Replies: 53
Views: 9077

Re: North Star Academy-Alexandria

I’ve heard it’s been a big boost to add another sheet of ice in the town as it was hard to come by at the main rink. Also heard they’re building a third rink attached to the two they have at the fairgrounds so they’ll have 4 indoor arenas. Seems that program is growing well
by StanleyCup55
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 1937

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

Definitely class A champ playing class AA champ. What a game that would be every year. Place would be full and atmosphere electric.

Also no section finals games played at same time. I’d like to hit them all
by StanleyCup55
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Could a Class A team win it all this year if we still had single class tourney?
Replies: 22
Views: 1894

Re: Could a Class A team win it all this year if we still had single class tourney?

thestickler07 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:39 pm
Bring back the single class tournament and let's find out.
I’m with you. Bring back the North Stars and Gophers too
by StanleyCup55
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 1/5/20
Replies: 12
Views: 4200

Re: AA Rankings for 1/5/20

This year has the feeling of a lot of upsets come section time. Seems very unpredictable as to who is going to win each night as a lot of teams can compete. I can’t think of a section in AA right now where the top seed is safe. Even in 7AA where Andover is the clear favorite but East has won some bi...
by StanleyCup55
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 12/15/19
Replies: 18
Views: 3828

Re: AA Rankings for 12/15/19

EP is good but I think Maple Grove is better Also could see White Bear or Hill, whichever comes out of that section, contending for a title at state. If Andover doesn’t choke in 7AA they’ll contend. I also think Moorhead and Lakeville South can be top notch if they’re on and easily pull an upset. Th...
by StanleyCup55
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 4022

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

I'll say one huge difference between Giles and Randolph is that Giles cares only about his team. Randolph only cares about winning games and will destroy a kids potential in order to play a style that helps the team win. If a kid wants to develop he doesn't go to East HS he goes to Edina. That right...
by StanleyCup55
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 7013

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

I don't proclaim to be the smartest person in the world but I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to see the way it's going after the section realignments this year i.e. Anoka to Section 7AA, Tartan to Single A, etc... Just seems to me that the league wants to go to 3 classes or do the Top 32 te...
by StanleyCup55
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 7013

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

6AAGuy wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:05 am
6AA going to be bloodbath with Edina, Blake, BSM, CDH and Wayzata. Section Semis Saturday is going to be crazy. A shame that only one can make State.
You won't have to worry for too long. The next section realignment will have the top 32 teams like football.
by StanleyCup55
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 254
Views: 49009

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

There was a question on this from a different thread My thoughts as of now, not much to go on really except Pitlick for sure leaving and Biondi probably for sure staying Below will stay for senior year, unless indicated by comments Blake Biondi Htown UMD Looks to be Staying-Captain Jake Braccini Bu...
by StanleyCup55
Wed May 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 947
Views: 93696

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: 548
Views: 54208

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: 917

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: 12895

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: 12895

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: 440

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: 1925

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: 757

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: 45
Views: 4652

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: 757

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: 6562

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: 6562

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....