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by massalsa
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: My kid wants to play in college...how does it work and what should I be doing now to help...
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: My kid wants to play in college...how does it work and what should I be doing now to help...

Might as well revisit this with something I read today. Hope that all are hanging in there... The excerpts below are from this article...I have not found a better writer/blogger for a womens team then Grant Salzano...the dude loves BC and womens hockey...it is too bad he writes almost exclusively ab...
by massalsa
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2020-2021
Replies: 111
Views: 23679

Re: Early Departures 2020-2021

It may have been posted prior to me but it is a combo platter of not so great in JR land. 1. I believe that due to storms 2 USHL teams not playing this season. The Madison Caps are due to Covid and the Waterloo team had their rink destroyed by storms. Both rosters have moved somewhere else which the...
by massalsa
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Transfers 20-21
Replies: 33
Views: 4503

Re: Transfers 20-21

I am interested in knowing what a "cutting edge HS coach" does that makes him/her cutting edge? I would not say that recruiting (as in recruiting players to your program) makes you cutting edge (that seems to be the kids and parents job) and could/should get ugly if the coach is involved at all in t...
by massalsa
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Elite league
Replies: 114
Views: 19021

Re: Elite league

Anyone see that Guilday was invited to the USA Womens National Team Evaluation Camp (obv along with many other awesome MNHS alumni)? What an honor...also nice to see some different local kids on the roster than in past years...

https://teamusa.usahockey.com/2020wntev ... camproster
by massalsa
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Elite league
Replies: 114
Views: 19021

Re: Elite league

To the surprise of probably very few, the out of state teams are really really struggling against the locals. Philly has managed a 2-2 tie against Tradition White (U19). The three games at the U16 level for MSP teams have gone 7-1, 8-1, and 12-1. Thanks for the update 88. Anyone seeing any MN girls...
by massalsa
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: NAHA
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: NAHA

I hope you don’t mean Randy? My kid would run through a paper sign at the start of a football game for him. He’s truly a cutting edge coach all the promoting on social media, building the program from nothing, calling coaches on our girls behalf. Rumor I keep hearing that he is in line D1 job proba...
by massalsa
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: ‘The Weight of Gold’ Is a Wake-up Call for Olympics Fans
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: ‘The Weight of Gold’ Is a Wake-up Call for Olympics Fans

same boat...thank you greybeard...plenty of information in the 41 pages for all of us to research when we need it.
by massalsa
Tue May 26, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: COVID now affecting summer hockey / showcases
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

Re: COVID now affecting summer hockey / showcases

Just heard about the recruiting blackout being extended to July 31st. Hope that I am wrong.
by massalsa
Sat May 16, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Hockey Day MN reruns on Saturdays (talkin bout mostly girls games...)
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Hockey Day MN reruns on Saturdays (talkin bout mostly girls games...)

Has anyone been watching the Hockey Day MN reruns on FSN the last couple of Saturdays? I record them on DVR and then can fast forward if the games are not that interesting (like one a couple of weeks back with Stillwater & Tonka (I think). Discuss anything you want about these games. I will start: T...
by massalsa
Tue May 12, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Quarantined training...what are people doing with no rinks open?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: Quarantined training...what are people doing with no rinks open?!?

Heard from a friend that his daughter (and her summer squad) skated last week at Dakotah Ice Arena. They had some rules set up about entering/leaving the arena (zero loitering and home dressing) and no parents were allowed in. A very socially distant/aware practice of mostly individual skills work w...
by massalsa
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching changes 2020/2021
Replies: 18
Views: 6728

Re: Coaching changes 2020/2021

So dumb i missed that. Good stuff...thanks for your posting the link and then the content for me!
by massalsa
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Quarantined training...what are people doing with no rinks open?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: Quarantined training...what are people doing with no rinks open?!?

Lifetime Fitness has some pretty awesome FREE virtual classes...from strength to yoga...most hockey players I know (like my kid) would benefit by being more flexible...the yoga could be a great add on to other options 2x/week.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8SeJt ... chuL_MWDGg
by massalsa
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Coaching changes 2020/2021
Replies: 18
Views: 6728

Re: Coaching changes 2020/2021

PhunnsieMc I cant figure out what that USA hockey link is...this is what Twitter says about new Blake coach... https://twitter.com/SportsatBlake/status/1254868987369775104 Also heard thru the grapevine that Kelsey Cline is going to be the Associate Head Coach. https://gophersports.com/sports/womens-...
by massalsa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: My kid wants to play in college...how does it work and what should I be doing now to help...
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: My kid wants to play in college...how does it work and what should I be doing now to help...

All camps have been outright cancelled or "postponed" but I don't have high hopes that they will proceed at any point. It's worrisome from a recruiting standpoint...She had a very successful HS season but a lot of the east coast coaches don't get the chance to come to MN during the HS season so she...
by massalsa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Quarantined training...what are people doing with no rinks open?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: Quarantined training...what are people doing with no rinks open?!?

We bought some products from SnipersEdge about 5 years ago. We bought a tarp, tiles, and the passmaster along with 100 pucks and set up in the basement. https://www.snipersedgehockey.com/ The passmaster is the least valuable of the 4 items but has been used some over the years. In order buy the tarp...
by massalsa
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Quarantined training...what are people doing with no rinks open?!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Quarantined training...what are people doing with no rinks open?!?

Maybe good dryland activities that don't involve needing a net? Great idea! Lets share some things that your kids are doing during this time at home. Feel free to post links, podcasts, workout plans, shooting programs (I know shakes asked about not needing a net but we can expand this some from his...
by massalsa
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Roll Call...ANYBODY still checking this site/board? Lets help some people out now or the future!
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: Roll Call...ANYBODY still checking this site/board? Lets help some people out now or the future!

Thanks for checking in y'all. Keep checking in.

Topic #1 is up...contribute something please...lets help out folks that might need it...

Any other topic ideas for discussion? (other than political stuff please!).
by massalsa
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: My kid wants to play in college...how does it work and what should I be doing now to help...
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

My kid wants to play in college...how does it work and what should I be doing now to help...

I know that this is a HIGH SCHOOL forum but there are people all over the place that lurk and post here. Here is our (my kid's) story in a nutshell and it will lead to the recruiting conversation.I started my time here when my 2020 HS grad was in 7th grade and asked for help deciding if she should p...
by massalsa
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Roll Call...ANYBODY still checking this site/board? Lets help some people out now or the future!
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Roll Call...ANYBODY still checking this site/board? Lets help some people out now or the future!

We ought to be able to have some decent discussions during this time. Please check in if/when you check this board (we know that greybeard58 is!!!). I am considering starting a question/thread of the week that could be helpful to others. I am guessing that there are plenty of people checking/lurking...
by massalsa
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: End of an Era?
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

Re: End of an Era?

Any idea how many Visitation girls were playing? As of a year or two ago there was 1 or 2 SPU and the rest were Vis...at least on the varsity squad. There was a fair amount of unhappiness with player and that they were generally forced to play at the "Historic Drake Arena". I absolutely enjoyed hea...
by massalsa
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mahtomedi vs Hermantown
Replies: 91
Views: 10017

Re: Mahtomedi vs Hermantown

Player in the crease had his stick in the goalie's lap when the shot came in?
by massalsa
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 3 Privates & EP walk into a pub
Replies: 53
Views: 5953

Re: 3 Privates & EP walk into a pub

google search yielded this: https://www.blakeschool.org/admissions/tuition-affordability https://www.blakeschool.org/admissions/tuition-affordability/financial-assistance https://www.blakeschool.org/admissions/tuition-affordability/financial-assistance-estimator I am guessing there are similar thing...
by massalsa
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 3 Privates & EP walk into a pub
Replies: 53
Views: 5953

Re: 3 Privates & EP walk into a pub

Arguably only Sabre had a relatively easy path to Varsity at Edina and he has been a Blake kid since elementary school. I have heard that Dexheimer more or less was told that he had very little shot to play at all for the Varsity the rest of his HS career. He looked to move somewhere that he had a c...
by massalsa
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2020 Section Tournament Scores Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 24290

Re: 2020 Section Tournament Scores Thread

It's "all about me", that's why. 100% accurate. I can't tell you how many mites in our association are playing at MN Made. Mites. To be fair, Mites is the best (and probably only good) time to do MN Made. Depends on the association. I am not familiar with ALL associations and their development but ...
by massalsa
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020
Replies: 62
Views: 7053

Re: Play-offs Wednesday 2/26/2020

With two smaller private schools in game 1 and a ton of other games tonight - I don't think it will be that packed - even though it is a great match-up. Also - attendance the last 3-4 years hasn't been what it was 7-8+ years ago. There used to me a line a mile long - now you can walk right up and g...