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by Stang5280
Sat May 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 66
Views: 17174

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

goldy313 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Moving into a tougher section makes jumping ship an easy decision.
Not that it invalidates any of your other points, but LVN was only moved out of 1AA on the girls’ side. You still have at least two more years of hoping that Hastings or someone else can break the streak of all-Lakeville finals.
by Stang5280
Fri May 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

Per the Wisconsin State Journal, he was offered in March, before the new rules took effect. I wouldn’t make too much about an early verbal like this since Wisconsin has been notoriously bad about over-recruiting in recent years. We’ll see how many make it to campus.
by Stang5280
Wed May 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 762
Views: 65876

Re: The Hermantown Thread

This is the one thing that sticks in my craw (craw?). The ripple effect... back home, new home, players, coaches, fans, non-hockey friends.... If the family is moving to the Duluth area I understand Hermantown. Its tough to beat, nice home neighborhoods, schools, sports etc... In most aspects it be...
by Stang5280
Wed May 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 762
Views: 65876

Re: The Hermantown Thread

This is the one thing that sticks in my craw (craw?). The ripple effect... back home, new home, players, coaches, fans, non-hockey friends.... If the family is moving to the Duluth area I understand Hermantown. Its tough to beat, nice home neighborhoods, schools, sports etc... In most aspects it be...
by Stang5280
Wed May 08, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: USHL Draft on May 6th
Replies: 33
Views: 3952

Re: USHL Draft on May 6th

Probably a stupid question, but am I missing something in not seeing what others are in Beacom? He is TINY for a D-man, and while I know that his numbers from Kennedy have to be taken with a large grain of salt, I have never really seen him take over a game, even against weaker competition. Perhaps...
by Stang5280
Tue May 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: USHL Draft on May 6th
Replies: 33
Views: 3952

Re: USHL Draft on May 6th

Probably a stupid question, but am I missing something in not seeing what others are in Beacom? He is TINY for a D-man, and while I know that his numbers from Kennedy have to be taken with a large grain of salt, I have never really seen him take over a game, even against weaker competition. Perhaps ...
by Stang5280
Tue May 07, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 2303

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

Lower F/R than I expected: Delano (cooperative with Rockford ) STMA Mounds View Chisago Lakes Elk River Hastings Duluth East Jefferson New Ulm Rochester Century Luverne Higher F/R than I expected: Mound Westonka WBL Chaska Blaine Mankato (both) Rochester Mayo EGF Champlin Park Moorhead Burnsville Gr...
by Stang5280
Tue May 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 2303

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

What hit me most is how poor the Big Nine Conference is. Literally, one of if not the poorest in the state of hockey conferences. And it is getting worse down here. (Having one employer does that) I was initially surprised by some of the percentages for the Big Nine schools, but it makes sense upon...
by Stang5280
Mon May 06, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 2303

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

FWIW I have done some research on success and the lunch rate. Blaine bucks the trend, so did Bemidji. Largely the schools with lowest f\r lunch rate succeed at a vastly higher rate than those with higher rates. At least in AA.....in 1AA The 3 Dakota County teams run at under 10% while the 4 Big Nin...
by Stang5280
Sat May 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 43
Views: 5408

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Two senior goalies in two years. Poaching upperclassmen is a classless move. Really makes you question the integrity of the program and school. Loahr might not have been an "aggressive " recruiter but he did it with integrity and class. While I agree with your general point, the situations are quit...
by Stang5280
Sat May 04, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A and AA Enrollment Information
Replies: 18
Views: 2306

Re: A and AA Enrollment Information

Mn river= st peter,lesuer,henderson,belle plain,montgomery,lonsdale,lecenter,cleveland Single A really? Did anyone care until their state tournament appearance last year? Those communities are all small towns with no tradition of hockey success. You also need to look at the participation numbers in...
by Stang5280
Fri May 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 43
Views: 5408

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Whatever TG is doing it hasn't seemed to help much the past several years. Totally new coaching staff (actually twice) after longtime coach Loahr retired two years ago. Brian Murphy coached 2017-18 before leaving for CDH, then Adam Sharratt stepped in last year. Loahr was not a particularly aggress...
by Stang5280
Thu May 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 2303

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

Whenever this topic comes up, Karl inevitably references his excellent blog post regarding the changing demographics of the Twin Cities and how they relate to hockey. Speaking from personal experience, I grew up primarily playing in the Brooklyn Park youth system, which for years was among the bette...
by Stang5280
Thu May 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 66
Views: 17174

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Former NHLer Greg Zanon will be the new head coach in Stillwater! https://twitter.com/YouthHockeyHub/status/1123976050822848512 https://www.eliteprospects.com/staff/46511/greg-zanon That feels awfully familiar. We’ll see if the results are better for the Ponies this time around. They certainly seem...
by Stang5280
Thu May 02, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 3 Minnesotan’s land NAHL All Rookie First Team honors plus other league awards
Replies: 10
Views: 1125

Re: 3 Minnesotan’s land NAHL All Rookie First Team honors

612hockeytown wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:28 pm
All division teams:

Central:

Sam Malinski (D) - Lakeville
Aaron Myers (F) - Thief RIver Falls
Dalton Weigel (D) - Bloomington (BRECK)
Had to add that info for you :wink: Unfortunately there won’t be as many honors like that to go around for the old alma mater in the foreseeable future.
by Stang5280
Thu May 02, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Scout's perspective
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: Scout's perspective

https://www.neutralzone.net/mens/2019/04/30/lessons-from-the-road-a-scouts-life/ Good read some very interesting thoughts I will hold off commenting on. GB Agreed, it was a good article. A little meandering at times, but he brings up some excellent points. I particularly enjoyed the part about the ...
by Stang5280
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 5982

Re: State of Hockey's Team

The Bulldogs have shown that the last 3 years. They have a bunch of MN kids from up north and the metro, and mix in some gems from *ahem Canada with a team first attitude and they get the job done. Sandelin is a very good coach with a proven system, he deserves all the credit he’s received. It took...
by Stang5280
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 5982

Re: State of Hockey's Team

Would you rather play for SCSU, UMD, UND and play way more close to home, or play for the gophers and be a long ways away a lot? I still think that might have some influence on some kids and their parents. The NCHC travel is every bit as bad as the Big Ten. Other than the three semi-clustered teams...
by Stang5280
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 5982

Re: State of Hockey's Team

OTC, Im just saying, how much is too much from one high school during a single gopher season ? 5? 7 ? 10? 15? Wondering if some of the Gopher historians might remember the previous record number on a single year's gophers roster from a single HS program? Lets cut it off at 1975. Were there ever 7 R...
by Stang5280
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 1819

Re: NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings

I remember Lou Nanne saying on the radio when Ben Brinkman was a high school junior that he is a 1st round NHL pick, probably top 1/2 of the first round. What happened? What happened is that you somehow believed that Lou could have a remotely objective opinion regarding an Edina player :wink: While...
by Stang5280
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 5982

Re: State of Hockey's Team

From what I hear, UW-River Falls pretty much cut all there Tier III Junior players this spring. Apparently Tier III Juniors isn't enough anymore either even for DIII hockey. In most cases it never was. There are plenty of NAHL and even USHL players who don’t make it at the DI level to fill out DIII...
by Stang5280
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 5982

Re: State of Hockey's Team

Changing gears a bit, I am copying a post from the USCHO forums that touches on an interesting point regarding UMD’s success, one which was echoed by a friend of mine who is a UMD alumnus and is a season ticket holder. As someone who has been going to UMD games since the early 80's as a little kid,...
by Stang5280
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 5982

Re: State of Hockey's Team

Changing gears a bit, I am copying a post from the USCHO forums that touches on an interesting point regarding UMD’s success, one which was echoed by a friend of mine who is a UMD alumnus and is a season ticket holder. As someone who has been going to UMD games since the early 80's as a little kid, ...
by Stang5280
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: June 2019 Draft
Replies: 19
Views: 3868

Re: June 2019 Draft

Ben Brinkman I’m sure his stock dropped quite a bit with the poor season he had , but omitting Brinkman entirely from the list seems crazy, particularly given his mid-term ranking from central scouting. Also, I am biased since I know his family, but Helleson is way too low on this list. He was 33rd...
by Stang5280
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 5982

Re: State of Hockey's Team

It is going to take someone pretty special to go straight from high school to college any more. Heck, even D-III schools want players to have junior experience under their belts. And who can blame them when the rules allow it. Why would you want an 18 or 19 year old freshman when you can have 20 or...