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by OldManRiver
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 4483

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

This is an interesting concept and discussion because it calls into question the reasons for playing youth sports. If you feel that kids play youth sports to have fun, learn how to deal with success and failure, and develop skills along the way, you probably think this rule is overly harsh. If you f...
by OldManRiver
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Proposal for Three Class System
Replies: 20
Views: 2381

Re: Proposal for Three Class System

Sweet! Sources are saying that they are initially leaning toward the following section assignments: Enjoy - Doc A proposed Minnesota High School section alignment scheme based on a 3-Tier system considering strength of program/ratings and Geo location. D1 --> Top 40 teams 26.85% D2 --> Middle 69 Te...
by OldManRiver
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Question on Factors for playing at A or AA
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Question on Factors for playing at A or AA

I'm directing this at the people who have invested time in looking at A and AA level schools and have some distinct data points that are used when trying to make a decision at the level to play. I've been asked to gather some information about what factors go into a high school playing A versus AA, ...
by OldManRiver
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Might be an ugly season...
Replies: 20
Views: 4389

Re: Might be an ugly season...

Issues I saw, any hit where a player was hit hard, and cleanly, was penalized, especially if the other team or crowd "ohhh and ahh". They would give a rough, elbow or interference. Most puck carriers hit were players skating with their head down. Some just bigger, stronger player standing after a c...
by OldManRiver
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 52
Views: 8348

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

For all of the talk that out-of-state players seem to generate, I tend to agree with what was posted earlier - it's the kids moving intrastate that seem to make up the bulk of new faces on teams. Kids that jump programs that are perpetually weaker (and continue to be so) in order to play on programs...
by OldManRiver
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 41254

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Per Twitter - Dr. Aaron Frach (that's how he's listed) new coach at Coon Rapids.
by OldManRiver
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 253
Views: 53188

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Yes this is confirmed. He even played on the Duluth Marshall team 2 weekends ago in a tournament since Randolph has banished him skating from anything to do with East. Banished? What the heck would a high school hockey coach be throwing out the “I banish you” words. That’s not the language of a hig...
by OldManRiver
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 41254

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Going to ask the same question as someone did prior...anyone hear any motion on these positions?
by OldManRiver
Fri May 31, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 41254

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Roseville...interesting. Thank you.
by OldManRiver
Fri May 31, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 41254

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Seeing on Twitter...wondering if anyone can confirm that Steffen has stepped down from his coaching spot at Spring Lake Park?
by OldManRiver
Fri May 24, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?
Replies: 141
Views: 20584

Re: 2019 HP U17 or U16 Boys Rosters?

Do you think this is a more recent development, or has it gotten worse... I'm hearing this kind of talk more frequently than I used to (which is of course anecdotal because I have a limited network of hockey folks) and know firsthand two families who have had players skip the process altogether - an...
by OldManRiver
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 41254

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

It appears that the Chisago Lakes job is open now...

https://www.applitrack.com/chisagolakes ... wPosting=1
by OldManRiver
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Seldom noticed and under rated
Replies: 28
Views: 6616

Re: Seldom noticed and under rated

Some I've seen: Burnsville: Grant Ahcan, Junior, crafty hard nosed player, small stature but obvious hockey sense and scoring ability Prior Lake: Matt Beaty, Sophmore, guy you like on your team but hate to play against. Always around puck and nipping at your heels. South St. Paul: Owen Ramirez, Jun...
by OldManRiver
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Outdoor Games?
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Outdoor Games?

While the team struggles, the outdoor ice at Coon Rapids Ice Center is very nice. I know that they play a few outdoor games each year - perhaps you can see if they have one against a top end team from the northern suburbs?
by OldManRiver
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2018-2019
Replies: 657
Views: 62429

Re: 7AA 2018-2019

hockey59 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:04 pm
elliott70 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:17 pm
I, like most, thought Cloquet had a shot.
Now I think Andover has a shot. But Randolph has a pact with the devil so my money is on DEast.
That pact must not include winning State Tournaments the past 20 years 😉🏒
That's how the devil works. He's not all good. Just enough to disappoint.
by OldManRiver
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Gentry Galaxy
Replies: 88
Views: 45308

It feels a bit to me like you're trolling, but I'm waiting for the Wild to play so I'll bite - you're telling me that in your expert opinion, 85% of the players at the highest levels are there because of who they knew...unlike the top 15% who are there because of pure talent? Even as a newbie, I cal...
by OldManRiver
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey Influencers
Replies: 17
Views: 4283

I agree with the Bus as well - first name I thought of for influencing the training side of things was Cardiac Jack. I don't know if his opinion holds the sway of the names in the first post, but he has played an important role.
by OldManRiver
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: North Star Academy-Alexandria
Replies: 53
Views: 10184

I'm in no way an expert, but it seems that Alexandria has it's youth and high school programs finding success. Is there a sub-story that we're not getting out of these articles?
by OldManRiver
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN HS players closing out the year in juniors
Replies: 19
Views: 8267

Probably a rookie question, but how does this work with school? Do they just show up and play games with these teams? Attend school in a distance format? I've always wondered how that works when a player is playing some distance away...
by OldManRiver
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tourney Streaming?
Replies: 49
Views: 5725

I give up...where is the listing / links for the State of Hockey streaming the audio on YouTube?

I'm not seeing it on the site, and if it wasn't for JerseyDave I wouldn't have been able to find the first game (Thanks JerseyDave).

Any help would be appreciated.
by OldManRiver
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Alaska State Tourney live stream
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

This is a great feed - Thanks for posting!
by OldManRiver
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Hockey Equipment/Camps/Schools/Tryouts/Websites
Topic: Warmup Pants for Tall Players
Replies: 0
Views: 682

Warmup Pants for Tall Players

I'm looking for hockey warmup pants for a taller player (6' 4") with a 36" inseam. He's young, so anything we've found has a waist size that is 10" bigger than he needs to the leg size. Does anyone know of a company that will allow you to custom order hockey warmups or wind pants? Thanks for any help.
by OldManRiver
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Goalies on Bad Teams
Replies: 30
Views: 8685

Best Goalies on Bad Teams

I read the story earlier about the Jr. Gold goalie who went on to make the Mercyhurst team, and it got me thinking - who are the best goalies on really bad teams this year? Anyone jump to mind as a guy that might be fun to watch even though his team is getting pummeled?
by OldManRiver
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tryouts
Replies: 37
Views: 13452

I've been an outside evaluator for a handful of associations, and I've never had a run-in with the "infra-lucifer" type Inigo describes - but at the same time, I've never been around when the scores are compiled. I have a feeling that is when a person's true character would be revealed - especially ...
by OldManRiver
Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Small Organization Fee Structure
Replies: 3
Views: 2688

We are a small association and have moved from the team manager checkbook approach to the estimated fees approach. We pull numbers from the previous years for hours of icetime and then look at the numbers of players per team / teams at each level, come up with the dollars that will be required for e...