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by hawkenjonny
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Grand Rapids Thunderhawks: State Champions!
Replies: 39
Views: 12825

Let's be sure to get a welfare check out on hawkenjohnny tomorrow. Congrats T-Hawks Thanks for thinking of me. Busy weekend of all my favorite things! Could not be more proud of the GR team. No quit, never quit. One of the best overall tournaments I remember with the added cherry on top. Sorry that...
by hawkenjonny
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Luverne vs. #1 Hermantown
Replies: 117
Views: 28791

Amazing. Congratulations to the Luverne team and their crew. They played a great game. Take down the green wave!
by hawkenjonny
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Luverne vs. #1 Hermantown
Replies: 117
Views: 28791

My point, "faulty logic" aside, was that the game was not a blowout and the cardinals won a game and lost the third in OT at that state tournament which no other team from 3A has ever done. The growth of that program is something to smile about if you care about MN high school hockey. No argument he...
by hawkenjonny
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF: Luverne vs. #1 Hermantown
Replies: 117
Views: 28791

How about congratulations to Luverne for getting back to the X and being the only 3A team (that I remember) that has had any success there. That game a couple years ago vs Htown was not close because Hermantown was surprised. It was close because Luverne had some good players that worked as a team a...
by hawkenjonny
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA seeds - final
Replies: 28
Views: 9017

Depending on which Rapids team shows up the whole AA side of things is pretty up in the air. I really don't see any one team that is completely dominant, or at least not consistently.
by hawkenjonny
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

Epic match up? I know the coaching history, but that would be no match up at all. Sorry cards, I am in your corner to get there but really haven't seen anything at all that would let me believe that would be a game. But I am a GR guy so I have been wrong (many times) before. If you get there PLEASE...
by hawkenjonny
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

Epic match up? I know the coaching history, but that would be no match up at all. Sorry cards, I am in your corner to get there but really haven't seen anything at all that would let me believe that would be a game. But I am a GR guy so I have been wrong (many times) before. If you get there PLEASE ...
by hawkenjonny
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7AA Final: GR vs. DE
Replies: 138
Views: 25933

GR needs to put a whole game together and stay focused. Even though I have personal stake in this team, I know that this will be a challenge. They can do it. Top players virtually unstoppable when they are playing the game not the outside issues. Come on guys. This one is for all the marbles. Leave ...
by hawkenjonny
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

Well boys the thanks did it! Not the easy way but they did it. We may not survive a game with East like this one if we give them a 2 goal head start but we gave ourselves a chance. Taking a song out of the cardinals book, if we play like we CAN, we are in. One more boys.
by hawkenjonny
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

Oh Herb, there might be a little more to it than that the past couple years. Cards had a tough goalie (mentally as well it seemed) when they went to state, but the year after that there were a few notable hammer shots to the face like scoring on your own net, etc. Last year should really never have ...
by hawkenjonny
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

Sick. Should be back. We need more than that though. Something more intangible if we are going to play to potential. Have seen only flashes of it this season. Seem too interested in off ice activity and extracurriculars on ice. :?
by hawkenjonny
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

Glad to see some absentee voices back on this finally. My own team is apparently confusing MHSH for the WWF. Luverne, like the last 2 years (yes I stand by that) will need goatending to win, but shouldn't have to be great. Iffy tending and some untimely penalties near the end of the game cost them l...
by hawkenjonny
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GRAND RAPIDS AT BEMIDJI
Replies: 75
Views: 17829

Not often that I can say I am actually a little embarrassed by the behavior of so many players and parents in my town but...... I am. Get it together people or maybe get some bantams up here to play the game like GR should be playing. Better figure it out and now or you/we will all be watching from ...
by hawkenjonny
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

Really don't see any of these teams beating Luverne in the playoffs. Luverne may beat themselves (again) or they will be back at the X. Outsider opinion would be that this section is way down this year. Whoever goes is likely to get smoked hard start to finish. Hope I am wrong. I hate watching those...
by hawkenjonny
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

No dog in this fight (got my own going in 7AA) but from what I have seen (only seen LDC a couple times and NU vs Luv) the whole section seems like a shadow of what it was the last few years. Luverne definitely not the power that it was but could (and probably will) get to the X due to no one else do...
by hawkenjonny
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Playing more than 4 periods a night
Replies: 17
Views: 3786

Or having a player get a penalty that carries over into a second period of a JV game and then they play a full varsity game?
by hawkenjonny
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Grand Rapids at Duluth East - Who wins?
Replies: 43
Views: 11491

What a disappointing game from a GR standpoint. Really nice game control from East (who in MY opinion is not as talented on the top end this year) which shows that if you have a game plan for how to shut down another team and YOU EXECUTE IT, you can win. Dominant performance and I cannot disagree (e...
by hawkenjonny
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Grand Rapids at Duluth East - Who wins?
Replies: 43
Views: 11491

GR by one. I agree that the two D men missing are going to be a factor, but still not sure East can shut down the THawks. Hope not anyway. I hope everyone can keep their heads and avoid more of the same problems. Like someone mentioned earlier, play with passion, but not to the point you are doing t...
by hawkenjonny
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

hey as someone watching their team cough up a tough one, it looks like L towm has the same problem. Reliance on one line and trying to be too fancy. Hard nosed hockey works better in the long run. When Luverne went to state they had more than one line that scored and tough nosed D. I haven't seen th...
by hawkenjonny
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

Sort of what I figured. Defensive issues can be a killer. As a former D guy I will say that many (not all) coaches (maybe more old school) have the D communicate with the goalie on the 2-1 situations and let him make the call. If goalie has shooter then D takes the pass and DOES NOT fully engage the...
by hawkenjonny
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2016-2017
Replies: 426
Views: 105312

If Luverne put up that many shots and had one goal to show for it, then I would question the shot quality as well. Having a breakaway doesn't translate necessarily into a quality shot. New Ulm goalie that tough? What about what was going on in the other end of the ice? 4 goals on 20 shots? Luck? Goo...
by hawkenjonny
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Marshall 3A hockey
Replies: 81
Views: 21252

I miss Herb
by hawkenjonny
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Marshall 3A hockey
Replies: 81
Views: 21252

Nope not looking to bash anyone and I have been in Luverne's corner except when some of their fans left the rails of all hockey sanity. Even that (especially that?) was pretty entertaining. I am happy to see some growth in that part of the state for our sport and nicely done on the new arena in Mars...
by hawkenjonny
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Marshall 3A hockey
Replies: 81
Views: 21252

Yeah this thread isn't nearly as entertaining as the past couple years. Where have all the rabid cardinal fans gone? Maybe not much to foam about.
by hawkenjonny
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tic Tic Tic......Tic Tic Tic..... Bomb goes off
Replies: 107
Views: 39968

Re: Right on!

But in hockey, where you need BOTH stars and plumbers (see Gophers failures for now multiple years - too many 1st liners and no 3rd liners), team is almost always the determining factor in who wins. Locker room matters in hockey. Leadership. The value of kids who can provide some of these "intangib...