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by j4241
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

Possible on the Blake front - I understand two possible new students played with Blake at the Lakeville stp event this weekend...
by j4241
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

Katelyn Roberts committed to Penn State - that was the one I held back on, but I saw an announcement on SportsRecruits - U18 camp invitee.
by j4241
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

Now out. For those curious: https://www.minnesotahockey.org/page/show/1934802-national-camp 5 to the 18 camp (1D , 4F; also 1 8th grader, 4 9th graders) 45 to the 15 camp (15D, 25F, 5G; also 16 8th graders, 29 9th graders) Three from Blake, three from Benilde, three from Andover, three from Holy Fam...
by j4241
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

Invitations have been issued, but USA hockey has still not updated the public lists. It's a really cruel thing to do - they very openly said that rosters would be updated June 17, then only told the kids that got in via email. The rest are dangling in the wind... Hopefully the full lists will be pub...
by j4241
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates
Replies: 60
Views: 4344

Re: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates

Many factors to consider - here’s one that I don’t think has been discussed. I’m interested in age bias, a la Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell - kids older in their cohort have a huge advantage, and it’s worth thinking how to balance that advantage, as talent is obviously distributed across the calendar...
by j4241
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

My last point on the 15 camp (week, not weekend) - points, obviously, are a very poor way to identify talented defense. I saw some kids get on the front page of the scoring list that are really dangerous defense to have on the ice, and others not hitting the score sheet that are absolute studs.
by j4241
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

Back to the subject of the thread, it will be interesting to see on Monday who gets invited to the 18 development camp (not to mention the 15 national camp). There were some terrific performances by kids that I don’t think would have been on anyone’s radar screen, and some (slight) duds by bigger na...
by j4241
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

When I click on subscribe to premium, I go to a dead page. What do I get if I pay for it?
by j4241
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

I am not previously familiar with EliteProspects.com, other than just seeing it show up in search results. But I admire your efforts to be exhaustive. It is aimed at a different role (evaluation vs database), but I was an early fan of NeutralZone, at least in concept. Unfortunately the ridiculous ga...
by j4241
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

One of the ones I missed is a Mankato D commit. Lillie Ramirez, South St. Paul ‘22. She’s announced, and I can’t find her on eliteprospects.com at all. The Harvard and Penn State are on the website but not announced (along with another Princeton commit), but the rest look like their college choices ...
by j4241
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

Oh - whoops - not a D tho.
by j4241
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

I actually think there’s a few I missed, too (UMD defenseman?). But I’m realizing I’m not sure the penn state commit has announced yet - I’d prefer not to share.
by j4241
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

I’m interested in the age bias present in both USA hockey’s evaluation process and college recruiting. Led by Frost who has recruited almost exclusively kids with birth months between January and July in the last three years, kids born in the first half of the year have a HUGE advantage in birth-yea...
by j4241
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

Great question! Not sure who would belong on the list, but Sam and Tristan might earn their way someday - pretty good start so far!
by j4241
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

15 camp underway - anyone have comments on action?

As of midday today, two leading scorers are both uncommitted Blake 8th graders (one has played an extra game tho)...
by j4241
Tue May 14, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: National and Select camp selections...

I’ve heard the same about the ‘04s, but also that the top end is not as high as some other years (also consistent with your point). But my comment about 5 was based on the article from Minnesota hockey - said 23 Minnesota kids going to Select camp, then named 18 03s and 02s. I’ve heard several paren...
by j4241
Tue May 14, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National and Select camp selections...
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

National and Select camp selections...

I'm surprised there's been no discussion on this: https://www.minnesotahockey.org/news_article/show/1020625 11 02's selected (so far) for the Select Camp - 8F and 3D 7 -03's - 3F, 2D, 2G The supporting text says 23 Minnesotans, so I assume that means 5 '04s, though I haven't seen them named anywhere...
by j4241
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Hockey Equipment/Camps/Schools/Tryouts/Websites
Topic: Braemar Arena
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Braemar Arena

A friendly letter to the new(ish) manager at Braemar. You seem to know almost nothing about hockey, at all, so here are a couple of pointers. Hockey is not golf. The marginal cost of a golfer playing a hole on a golf course is not zero. Extra swings means extra divots that have to be repaired or at ...
by j4241
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Edina v Blake 1
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Re: Edina v Blake 1

It was a great game - fun to watch. I think the Blake girls deserve a ton of credit for not folding in the third after a disheartening series of defensive lapses and bad puck luck let the Hornets almost run away with it. Maddie Wethington looked every bit the early season Ms. Hockey favorite. The ga...
by j4241
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Edina v Blake 1
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Edina v Blake 1

A great game on tap for tomorrow night - 7pm at Blake. Edina looking for a bounceback after Andover, Blake looking for revenge after last year's section final. Future division 1 players littering the ice - 14 division 1 commits when the puck drops, another 10 or so in coming years (months?). Possibi...
by j4241
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2018-19 Rankings & Polls
Replies: 15
Views: 2213

Re: 2018-19 Rankings & Polls

I'm not sure if this is the right spot for it, but YHH just did a podcast dedicated to girls high school hockey, including some early picks:

https://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/966586

Worth a listen!
by j4241
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2018-19 Season
Replies: 72
Views: 10706

Re: 2018-19 Season

Any reports?
by j4241
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 2004 MN girls...
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: 2004 MN girls...

For those interested in this age group, the D10 u14 tier 1 team is playing D3 at Fogerty at 820, both teams undefeated going into the game. This is a limited view into this age group - lots of good kids aren’t playing in this game. But I don’t think I’m being aggressive in saying maybe 10 future D1 ...
by j4241
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 2004 MN girls...
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: 2004 MN girls...

Sure seems like that age group is having success so far. It’s pretty striking too, because I know a handful of high to very high end kids in that age group that aren’t there. I’m sure parents are focused on the recruiting value - I’m not sure how much hockey development value there is in lopsided wi...
by j4241
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: National festival roster
Replies: 22
Views: 2257

That’s an accurate correction, but doesn’t change the substance of my point.