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by rainier2
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31696

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Semifinals at Amsoil tomorrow night. I have low expectations for a competitive game in the first one, though to Eveleth's credit, the Golden Bears did stick around into the third period in the early regular season meeting. They have a nice senior class with some rocks on D who could at least keep m...
by rainier2
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7A and 7AA on WDIO
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Section 7A and 7AA on WDIO

Joe2015 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:05 am
WDIO in Duluth will be streaming both the 7A and 7AA semifinals on Saturday along with the section championships. It's $34.95 for the 6 game package.
https://portal.stretchinternet.com/wdio/
I wonder how many northland viewers they'd get if it ends up being ER-Andover live from Fogarty. #-o
by rainier2
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Saw Joey several times the summer after 8th grade , and he was playing two years older at that time. He already had a blistering wrister from the blue line and was not bashful about shooting the puck I’m sure Htown strong bantam and varsity schedule after that , fall Elite League , as well as a yea...
by rainier2
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Saw Joey several times the summer after 8th grade , and he was playing two years older at that time. He already had a blistering wrister from the blue line and was not bashful about shooting the puck I’m sure Htown strong bantam and varsity schedule after that , fall Elite League , as well as a yea...
by rainier2
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD
Replies: 16
Views: 1817

Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

Yoopskater wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:04 pm
I would venture to guess Hermantown HS contributed more to his growth than Ely HS could have... Love to see UMD keep the northern boys home.
False. Kid was already fantastic when he arrived in H-town. Would have been UMD material either way.
by rainier2
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31696

Re: 7A - Thoughts

I think Hermantown will probably roll through this section. Agreed. Maybe Denfeld or Greenway could hang until the 3rd, but I'd be surprised if anyone is within 3 goals of the Hawks by the end of the game. I would expect the top four to make it to Duluth, but Eveleth sure didn't do themselves any f...
by rainier2
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31696

Re: 7A - Thoughts

7A could be interesting next year. It will definitely be Denfeld's best and maybe only shot to win it. Hermantown graduates Biondi and two very good Transfers. They will have three very talented returning Senior Transfers and a Junior Transfer who should take a big step up. They will also have the ...
by rainier2
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31696

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Hibbing upsets E-G 5-4 in OT. Wonder if this opens up #3 spot for Greenway, allowing them to avoid the Evil Empire in the semis, at least? Denfeld-Greenway semi could be a very entertaining game. I went to this game last night and wasn't expecting a whole lot. Hibbing looked absolutely terrible aga...
by rainier2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 904
Views: 79724

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Simple wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:25 pm
Wonder if Galatz will go back to graduate with his old buddies? Saw him with the Allison kid last weekend in H-town?.
That would awesome. Galatz-Allison-Lund would be a very potent line, and Hibbing could push Denfeld for the #2 spot in 7A next year.

Come on home, kid! :D
by rainier2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31696

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Hibbing upsets E-G 5-4 in OT.

Wonder if this opens up #3 spot for Greenway, allowing them to avoid the Evil Empire in the semis, at least? Denfeld-Greenway semi could be a very entertaining game.
by rainier2
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 48
Views: 3767

Re: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting

Except for this year, when an exceptionally talented player did. This could very well start a trend, or not. And do all the EGF parents work in EGF only? Is the town economically isolated from 70k person GF? Couldn't a sizable chunk of the hockey crazed parents that work in GF just live in EGF to b...
by rainier2
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 48
Views: 3767

Re: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting

I would say that being a class A team near a "metro" area has some distinct advantages that go beyond player movement. Areas like Duluth, Fargo-Moorhead, Grand Forks-EGF, etc. are hockey hubs. Players have access to development that "satellite" programs can't match. I will use EGF as an example. Th...
by rainier2
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 48
Views: 3767

Re: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting

You guys can talk as long as you want about EGF having access to a metro area and how kids could come over from Grand Forks. The reality is they don’t. Move along. There’s nothing to see here. Except for this year, when an exceptionally talented player did. This could very well start a trend, or no...
by rainier2
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 48
Views: 3767

Re: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting

EGF is not exactly a fair comparison. For a player to transfer from ND the family must follow transfer rules, in Panzers case the family moved physically to EGF. How often do you think that's going to happen? It was my understanding the Panzer relocated not because you was unhappy with Grand Forks ...
by rainier2
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

To flip this...... Rochester, a city of over 110,000, fields 6 bantam teams and won’t play AA in youth. Youth hockey hub has the bantam A team rated #1 in the state, how does Minnesota Hockey allow this. This is sandbagging on a scale pretty much unheard of. These kids get split into the 4 high sch...
by rainier2
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

I bet I can take a good guess: (top 10 rankings) Hermantown - move em up... duh Cathedral - move em up... duh pt2 Warroad - they are too good, move em up Orono - city team, move em up EGF - across the river from a big city , move em up Mahtomedi - City team, move em up Denfield - in a big city, mov...
by rainier2
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

A metro schools designated as "Class A" by enrollment standards don't have the same access to bodies as those in AA just because of their proximity open enrollment or not. And Class A schools outside the metro can recruit with the best of them including Hermantown. This is a really piss-poor justif...
by rainier2
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

Doesn't matter that Warroad might be good for a few years here, my point is that even a program as good as they are can have long droughts of success when they don't have a metro area to draw from. It's a fact. Misleading stats? Only 11 of those 33 big city A title game participants are now in AA. ...
by rainier2
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

For the bad that Warroad had the last decade they are going to make up for this decade. Again do a little research. Warroad is going to be pretty loaded for some time. Keep asking me the same question, it seems to be working well. My plan is keep it the same. Do you have memory loss? Oh and keep qu...
by rainier2
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

Ever heard of Warroad? Or are they too close to the metro area Baudette? Yeah you poor thing. Some kid out there should feel your wrath for all the pain and suffering you have taken over the years! Not sure what you are trying to get at with your last point. My thought is by and large the system wo...
by rainier2
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

I am going to put this as nicely as possible. Anybody that has read all the posts on this thread is a little dumber today than they were before they read it! Well, judging by your posts, you must have read this thread 15-20 times. :lol: You Roseau guys might like to talk tough about not caring abou...
by rainier2
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

Ever heard of Warroad? Or are they too close to the metro area Baudette? Yeah you poor thing. Some kid out there should feel your wrath for all the pain and suffering you have taken over the years! Not sure what you are trying to get at with your last point. My thought is by and large the system wo...
by rainier2
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

I am going to put this as nicely as possible. Anybody that has read all the posts on this thread is a little dumber today than they were before they read it! Well, judging by your posts, you must have read this thread 15-20 times. :lol: You Roseau guys might like to talk tough about not caring abou...
by rainier2
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

Equitable in who’s eyes? Do the above listed teams think your idea is equitable? Many of those schools are a small fraction of the big AA schools you are telling them they now have to compete with. You go tell EGF (who is apparently a “city” school) that they are basically the equivalent of EP and ...
by rainier2
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 4359

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

Idk what kind of math you did here, but I wouldn’t consider Warroad (4), EGF (2), Greenway, Red Wing, Monticello, or Alex to be from metro areas. I counted EGF and Monticello as metro teams, so combining the remaining teams gives 7 title game appearances to non-metro teams. (40 total-7 non-metro=33...