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by Mitch Hawker
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015-16 #NHLers by State, MN #2
Replies: 1
Views: 2941

2015-16 #NHLers by State, MN #2

By Birthplace http://www.quanthockey.com/nhl/state-totals/nhl-players-2015-16-stats.html 38 Minnesotans in 2015-16 42 Michiganders this season. Rk State Players GP G A P PIM PPG SHG GWG 1 MI Michigan 42 1699 155 299 454 886 25 3 34 2 MN Minnesota 38 2157 305 576 881 1197 76 14 55 3 NY New York 27 12...
by Mitch Hawker
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Phil Housley Inducted Into Hockey Hall of Fame
Replies: 26
Views: 5482

No, I was wondering if you had a short list of 5 already retired out of hockey, who were either deserving or close to being deserving.. Considering how long it took them to induct Housley, no other Minnesota born players should be holding their breath at this point, but the top 3 retired NHL player...
by Mitch Hawker
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Phil Housley Inducted Into Hockey Hall of Fame
Replies: 26
Views: 5482

At 6' 220, Moose would be a good sized hockey player today and 100 years ago he must have had a presence on the ice like Zdeno Chara in our time. QUESTION: Housley is the 3rd person from Minnesota inducted in HHOF as a player....How many others were inducted in the builders category? I know of John ...
by Mitch Hawker
Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Phil Housley Inducted Into Hockey Hall of Fame
Replies: 26
Views: 5482

Congrats to Phil Housley! He made it look so easy out there on the ice. It is amazing to see that he is only the 3rd Minnesotan in the HHOF. Frank "Moose" Goheen is an interesting Hall of Famer. He never played a game in the NHL but that is largely because he predated it. His playing career started ...
by Mitch Hawker
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Pro Hockey Forum
Topic: Minnesota falls to #2 State in NHLers, after 11 years at #1
Replies: 15
Views: 4685

A few facts to consider regarding this topic... • Goligoski is listed as a MI player. Flip him to MN, and we take back the lead. Goligoski is on the Minnesota list: http://www.quanthockey.com/nhl/us-state/nhl-players-born-in-minnesota-2014-15-stats.html Oshie, as mentioned above, is not. Minnesotan...
by Mitch Hawker
Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Pro Hockey Forum
Topic: Minnesota falls to #2 State in NHLers, after 11 years at #1
Replies: 15
Views: 4685

Sad to see and hear the state of Rochester hockey. It was a great hockey town at one time with Graham Arena absolutely packed for high school games. There were a lot of 2nd generation players, sons of players from the old Rochester Mustangs Semi-Pro team (e.g. Johannson, Reichart, Strobel, Teal, Aik...
by Mitch Hawker
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Cool Pics of First MSHSL State Hockey Tournament (1945)
Replies: 9
Views: 4258

Cool Pics of First MSHSL State Hockey Tournament (1945)

http://cdn3.sportngin.com/attachments/photo/3361/0188/1945_MN_HS_Hockey_Tourney_Newpaper.jpg http://history.vintagemnhockey.com/page/show/841130-feb-15-16-17-1945-st-paul-auditorium Goal judge standing on the ice behind the net? The White Bear Lake player appears to be wearing just leather gloves wi...
by Mitch Hawker
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Pro Hockey Forum
Topic: Minnesota falls to #2 State in NHLers, after 11 years at #1
Replies: 15
Views: 4685

FWIW

Minnesota is still #1 in D1 College players by a good margin....according to College Hockey Inc

http://sportdesigns.com/chinc/links/201 ... ia_Kit.pdf

Minnesota – 203
Michigan – 151
Massachusetts – 112
New York – 81
Illinois – 61
Pennsylvania, New Jersey – 52
California – 50
by Mitch Hawker
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Pro Hockey Forum
Topic: Minnesota falls to #2 State in NHLers, after 11 years at #1
Replies: 15
Views: 4685

Minnesota falls to #2 State in NHLers, after 11 years at #1

By birthplace according to http://www.quanthockey.com/TS/TS_USPlayers.php Michigan was #1 in 2014-15 with 17.2% of the American born NHLers, this is the first year that Michigan has been #1 in this metric since 1970-71 when the grand total of 9 Americans who played in the NHL that season consisted o...
by Mitch Hawker
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: National High School Broadcast Network
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

Of those I peeked at, only the Wisconsin Final has decent production value: good cameras, multiple angles. They really should not have shown the wide angle "crowd" shot for that game as it is embarrassing how few people are there. It is tempting to freeze frame and count them, seriously. Only the ch...
by Mitch Hawker
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Here is what makes the tournament special!
Replies: 4
Views: 2975

That's right. The players feed off the energy of the fans and vice versa. What happens on the ice is fueled by what is happening off of it, it is a big feedback loop of which it is great to be a part.
by Mitch Hawker
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: National High School Broadcast Network
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

National High School Broadcast Network

NFHS Network has free archived broadcasts of most of the other top HS Hockey states 2015 Tournaments (AK, CO, CT, IL, MA, ME, MI, NH, OH, RI, VT, WI) http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/ A quick glance will reassure anyone of the relative quality of Minnesota's Tournament atmosphere and quality of play. You ...
by Mitch Hawker
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Pro Hockey Forum
Topic: What Order Would You Pick These 5 Players in the NHL Draft
Replies: 6
Views: 2724

Eichel
McDavid
Bittner
Novak
Boeser

I like Ike

Had to put the former HS players in the poll to keep the admins from giving me a hard time.
by Mitch Hawker
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Pro Hockey Forum
Topic: What Order Would You Pick These 5 Players in the NHL Draft
Replies: 6
Views: 2724

What Order Would You Pick These 5 Players in the NHL Draft

Vote for who you would draft first and post your list of all five. The 3 Minnesota kids are ranked by NHL CSB one after another at 26,27,28...the two other kids are ranked a bit higher :wink: 26 Paul Bittner - Portland-WHL 27 Brock Boeser - Waterloo-USHL 28 Tom Novak* - Waterloo-USHL (WI kid, Gopher...
by Mitch Hawker
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Here is what makes the tournament special!
Replies: 4
Views: 2975

Here is what makes the tournament special!

A little off-season discussion fodder. The atmosphere is unrivaled at the high school level and the AA Tournament should be in the discussion for best hockey atmosphere at any level. The Minnesota Class A Tournament outdraws any other state's high school hockey tournament, and the AA Tournament draw...
by Mitch Hawker
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Future of St Cloud Apollo
Replies: 24
Views: 8871

Goldy, Thanks for the info. I do agree with your sentiments about football stadiums. However, it was strange at Mayo to have to get all of our football equipment on and then take a bus ride across town to our rival school for our home games and then bus back across town afterwards in dirty and sweat...
by Mitch Hawker
Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Future of St Cloud Apollo
Replies: 24
Views: 8871

How expensive is hockey for the schools when compared to other sports? I am sure that it varies by district policy on how much they charge the players for hockey vs what they pick up. It is interesting to ponder that the facilities for about every sport except hockey are fully subsidized by the scho...
by Mitch Hawker
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Future of St Cloud Apollo
Replies: 24
Views: 8871

Is there a list somewhere of the HS teams we have lost and the years we lost them? How about a list of the number of MSHSL teams for all years? It is good to see hockey embraced in some non-traditional areas but it is also tough to see so many "traditional" hockey schools become non-competitive, hav...
by Mitch Hawker
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: USA Hockey Nationals: High School division
Replies: 67
Views: 16216

DLOW The MSHSL passed a bylaw preventing any of their teams from playing teams not registered with their federation, their used to be an agreement with Mn Hockey to play each other within certain guide lines, I believe that part is still in the Mn Hockey handbook. "federation" as in NFHS affiliate?...
by Mitch Hawker
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: USA Hockey Nationals: High School division
Replies: 67
Views: 16216

This Cali team played in the JGA Wayzata tourney this year. very good, but not great. They went 3-2 for the tourney. 2-3, Looks like they lost to the JG teams from Lakeville and Wayzata, split with Stillwater JG, and beat SLP JG. Jan-16 Wayzata (MN) 1 2 Jan-17 Lakeville (MN) 2 4 Jan-18 Stillwater (...
by Mitch Hawker
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Boys HS Hockey vs Basketball State Playoff Attendance
Replies: 11
Views: 4637

MSHSL doesn't list the attendance in the basketball box scores as they do for hockey. They do list the attendance for past years in their basketball yearbook. The totals have been 60,000 +/- yearly for the past half dozen years. That is for 32 basketball games (vs 22 games in the hockey tournament)....
by Mitch Hawker
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: TV Coverage back in the day!
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

Burnsville, Bloomington Lincoln, SSP, Sibley = Cooperalls ... trendsetters :oops:

Love the section finals at Met Center and St Paul Auditorium.
by Mitch Hawker
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hawks are the Buffalo Bills of high school hockey
Replies: 14
Views: 3630

Its a curse, its fate, its bad luck, ever since they beat Duluth Marshall to win state they have been cursed. the only way to break the curse is for the kids to transfer to Marshall and win the AA title. That game was Duluth Marshall's second of their three straight runner-up finishes at state. Thr...
by Mitch Hawker
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Cold Omaha's State Recap Show With Special Guest
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Great stuff!
by Mitch Hawker
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Twin Ports: Best high school hockey?
Replies: 7
Views: 2241

Soup wins 6-0

Soup wins 6-0 to take the Wisconsin Title. They made Wausau West look slow and a step behind all game.

Like Duluth East, Superior had their own climb from a very slow start this season and peaked at the right time.