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by IRMN
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Confirmed- Zadnikar did quit. Okland’s situation I’m still unclear on...but from Mom’s Facebook post it looks like he’s going to Eveleth? And from what little I know about Virginia’s new coach...I’ve heard he’s doing a great job and holding kids accountable which is a lost art nowadays and people do...
by IRMN
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

I just thought for what Virginia had in that game they hung in there pretty well. Eveleth is very similar to Virginia last year with a ton of seniors. Very cool that they all stuck around to see what they could do this year. Loyalty seems to be a thing of the past. I wonder if Virginia will continue...
by IRMN
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Far from sensitive and I read what you said. Sheesh. But when you're a long time fan of the program its tough to see them struggling when it shouldn't be like that. Out shot and out skilled....yeah....out worked....no. So in my book that's not "handily" and our opinions can differ there. Give SOME c...
by IRMN
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

I love how you say Eveleth takes down Virginia handily....it was a 2 goal game until the empty netter. And this is suppose to be the best team Eveleth has had in a while? Ok then. And Virginia is dealing with the absence of Okland and Zadnikar still. Put those 2 in the game and I bet it's a little d...
by IRMN
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Thursday 12/12/2019
Replies: 49
Views: 2630

Re: Games Thursday 12/12/2019

Let's try to remember Virginia's best player (Kilen) is playing first line in Hermantown, and their other 2 top players (Okland and Zadnikar) have been absent all year. Are they even part of the team anymore? Not really sure on the story there....I feel with those 3 players in the lineup, Virginia w...
by IRMN
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Virginia looked to have Okland back last night but that's about it. Virginia will be young and thin and can't really afford to have people out of the lineup. Man, if they only had one more dynamic player to bring some skill to the front and lead this younger group...but that kid is now playing first...
by IRMN
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

A 9-2 beatdown in Virginia against a depleted lineup....yeah stay tuned. Little Falls is predicted to be a top 10 team all year. Virginia lost 17 seniors. They have 5 seniors this year. They also have multiple players out right now due to various situations. What you saw today was not Virginia’s tru...
by IRMN
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

It is a collaboration for now. That was basically to obtain the money from the state. It will eventually lead to consolidation. It is confirmed though that when the school is built Virginia-Eveleth-Gilbert will compete as one in all sports/extra curriculars.
by IRMN
Fri May 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

The state has money set aside for schools looking to collaborate. That is how Virginia and Eveleth-Gilbert got it done. If one city would have said no, it would have killed the deal and the money would have been dispersed to other districts looking to do the same. The $181 million dollar project/ref...
by IRMN
Thu May 16, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

It absolutely will. It'll be interesting to see if enrollment increases and by how much if it does. Or will people not necessarily like the concept of a bigger school and will leave to smaller districts or stay put. Bigger school = bigger competition....kids will actually have to compete for a spot ...
by IRMN
Thu May 16, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

greenwayraider, I absolutely agree with you. That is pretty much what I was trying to say but I was getting at the fact that zero mention of athletics was brought into this collaboration process. If your administration cares as much about athletics as it does education, there is going to be a good b...
by IRMN
Wed May 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 261
Views: 31745

Re: 7A - Thoughts

This change will shake things up quite a bit in the next few years. This new combined school with Virginia and Eveleth-Gilbert will have a whole new name (like South Ridge, Northeast Range, North Woods, etc all had to do. New mascot, colors, everything.) One thing that was NEVER mentioned in the cam...
by IRMN
Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 987
Views: 99771

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Virginia is no doubt in rebuilding mode right now. They'll be competitive as always. It may not show up in the wins column for a year or two but this new coach has a great vision from what I hear. As a neutral observer, what he needs....is kids like Kilen...even though none of his "friends" are ther...
by IRMN
Tue May 07, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 987
Views: 99771

Re: The Hermantown Thread

You're right. They are moving for this one.
by IRMN
Mon May 06, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 987
Views: 99771

Re: The Hermantown Thread

It blows my mind that kids consider jumping ship especially "to get noticed." Kilen is going to Hermantown. He was voted team captain in Virginia for the upcoming season. Easily a first line player/PP/PK player in Virginia. He'll go to Hermantown and play. I don't know where he will fit in the line ...
by IRMN
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 987
Views: 99771

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Now this is all he said she said so far but sounds like Kilen might make the jump. If anyone knows any truth to that...maybe they'll let us know when and if it is all said and done?
by IRMN
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 987
Views: 99771

Re: The Hermantown Thread

In my humble opinion, it is extremely selfish if you transfer from the town/community/school you have grown up in and played for your entire life....a small town program that has been very successful and is trying to rebuild right now and needs senior leaders to stick around and re-create the cultur...
by IRMN
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Virginia at Greenway
Replies: 15
Views: 1801

Re: Virginia at Greenway

Sounds like Chesser will be back tomorrow night. Still questionable with Zupetz from the sounds of it. They're getting there....
by IRMN
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Virginia at Greenway
Replies: 15
Views: 1801

Re: Virginia at Greenway

Virginia was still without two of their top players in Zupetz and Chesser. But with the addition of Moreland and Kilen back in the lineup they had a little more firepower up front. Still took a few too many shifts off in the third and that ultimately cost them.