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by PuckRanger
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The 2019 Section Seedings thread
Replies: 27
Views: 6501

Re: 7A

1-HTOWN 2-DHS 3-GREENWAY 4-EVELETH 5-VIRGINIA 6-N-SHORE 7-I-FALLS 8-HIBBING 9-PROCTOR 10-ELY Wow. Eveleth over Virginia is a surprise, plus Hibbing seems low as the 8th seed. Granted, I would give Hibbing extra points for how well they have played the last few weeks. Officially, Virginia is the #4 ...
by PuckRanger
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Dismal 2019 for Range Hockey
Replies: 32
Views: 2915

Re: Dismal 2019 for Range Hockey

According to MN Hockey Hub, four of the players puckranger lists have been in all 17 games and two others have been in 16 games. Injuries happen. Except for Hermantown, no team in this section is very deep. Every team has kids playing hurt right now. I wouldn't trust the Hub's game play count. I kn...
by PuckRanger
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Dismal 2019 for Range Hockey
Replies: 32
Views: 2915

Re: Dismal 2019 for Range Hockey

Virginia -The most perplexing team to me. I just plain thought they would be better than they are. I thought they had enough A-/B+ level players to be in the #8-12 range in Class A, but their lack of a true A stud seems to limit them. I can unravel some of the perplexity for you... Virginia's probl...
by PuckRanger
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 153
Views: 16386

Re: 7A - Thoughts

If I'm Virginia, I'm pretty happy with how the Greenway game went. To me, it was clear the Raiders were the more talented team, but Virginia hung back, crowded in around their goalie, and waited to pounce on turnovers, which is how they got both their goals. Kreibich was very good in nets and kept ...
by PuckRanger
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday 12/13/16
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Virginia 10
Duluth Denfeld 4
FINAL

Hibbing 5
Greenway 1
FINAL
by PuckRanger
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown won't complain about private schools now!!
Replies: 79
Views: 19881

Maybe after Plante retires and a couple of other schools win championships people will stop complaining about Hermantown. The complaining won't stop until they play in AA. I have always been an avid Hermantown supporter when it came to the tourney, but that began to fade last year. This is the firs...
by PuckRanger
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section games 2/25/16 Thursday
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

duluth dave wrote:rapids goal tied at three
Rapids overcomes a 5-3 3rd period deficit and scores with 6 seconds left to upend Duluth East 6-5.
by PuckRanger
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7A seeds picks
Replies: 1
Views: 951

Two things:

1) Does International Falls get to play?

2) There is already a topic on this HERE.
by PuckRanger
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greenway on the rise?
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: Greenway on the rise?

They should be good for a few years as their Bantam team is also good this year. They beat Rapids AA team and lost to Hermantown AA by two. Looks like another dry spell after that though. Their PeeWee A team beat Duluth East a couple of weeks ago for their first win this year. I heard it was their ...
by PuckRanger
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 1-24-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 10203

It seems like you just quoted me and responded to what you want me to have said, or something along those lines. I'm agreeing that Virginia is better than their record shows, for many of the reasons you are bringing up, and using their schedule as a big example of how you can't just take one game t...
by PuckRanger
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 1-24-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 10203

Hub is showing Hermantown with a 2-1 lead over Virginia after 2. Shots 29-10 Herm. There's a period to go, but Virginia once again hanging tough with one of thee top 3 in 7A. They hung tough until the last 9 minutes or so... Hermantown put the screws down after Virginia had a couple good chances to...
by PuckRanger
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 1-24-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 10203

PAGESTAT Strength of Schedule, Class A Only: 1 HERMANTOWN 7A 18.732 2 BRECK 2A 18.668 3 EAST GRAND FORKS 8A 18.106 4 THIEF RIVER FALLS 8A 17.877 5 DELANO 2A 17.654 6 MAHTOMEDI 4A 17.594 7 BLAKE 2A 17.415 8 WARROAD 8A 17.127 9 HIBBING 7A 17.044 10 NEW PRAGUE 1A 17.013 11 ST CLOUD CATHEDRAL 6A 16.956 ...
by PuckRanger
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 1-24-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 10203

Virginia is a good example of how important it is to a) look at more than one game schedule and b) that the result of the game does ultimately matter. Are they just as good as Eveleth or International Falls? Are they 1 goal worse than Hibbing, Eagan, Warroad and Greenway? Or maybe they're way worse...
by PuckRanger
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 1-24-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 10203

PR, I realize you're not making a case for them to be a top-ten team, and I agree with much of what you've said. I was originally responding to Howard asking who wants to play Virginia. I'd say almost half the state would based on where they're ranked as of the last PageStat rankings at #70 (out of...
by PuckRanger
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 1-24-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 10203

I looked at Virginia's schedule before responding. Not impressed. OK.... not sure what it may take to impress you. Literally half of their games are against top 20 teams... :?: Saying they'd have a respectable record if they had scored another half a dozen goals... Ummm, ok? I'm not saying that... ...
by PuckRanger
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 1-24-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 10203

Who wants to play Virginia right now? Hmmmmm. So 5 quality teams in this section. Not 3. All quality wins no matter the scores But please, try to use a little bit of perspective. Did you really ask who wants to play Virginia? Citing a team with a losing record against average competition as to how ...
by PuckRanger
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A 2015-2016 Prediction
Replies: 289
Views: 49384

Westerholm was not mentioned as he struggled to say the least early in the year and is today making the biggest impact in 7a "To say the least"? :shock: I disagree with that entirely... not even a hint of reality in that statement. Westerholm has not struggled at any point this season. He did not s...
by PuckRanger
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A 2015-2016 Prediction
Replies: 289
Views: 49384

The Greenway-Virginia game was a great one. Through the first two periods, the Raiders spent so much time in the Virginia zone I believe they may have actually obtained squatter's rights. Westerholm for Virginia was outstanding as usual and Seitz continues to be a crafty, opportunistic scorer; thes...
by PuckRanger
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A 2015-2016 Prediction
Replies: 289
Views: 49384

Where is PuckRanger? I'd sure appreciate some insight into Virgina's season so far. Their best players are sophomores, and their bantam teams appears to be very solid, so in a year or two they should be back in the top 3-4 7A teams. Come back, PuckRanger! Haven't gone anywhere, rainier... You've do...
by PuckRanger
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greenway
Replies: 13
Views: 2697

He was injured.
by PuckRanger
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: LSC and IRC Jamborees
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Virginia 7, Ely 0
by PuckRanger
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East vs Hermantown or Marshall, Why Not?
Replies: 101
Views: 12580

How many other Associations in the State field AA teams at Peewee and Bantam and play Class A in High School? Are there any? Hibbing might be the only one left. They had AA Peewee and Bantam teams last year, but their Peewee's dropped to A this year. So they are partially there. My guess is their B...
by PuckRanger
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Smallest Assoc. in the STATE
Replies: 45
Views: 11652

Re: Smallest Assoc. in the STATE

Does any organization have less players than us. 16 total Bantams ( "B" team) 29 Pee Wee's ("B" team and "C" team 35 Squirts (1 "B" team 12 total players, 2 "C" teams with 11 & 12). 70 Total Boys. We have girls but they all choose to play girls hockey. Don't feel sorry for us but don't bash us for ...
by PuckRanger
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minnesota Hockey Needs A Geography Lesson
Replies: 58
Views: 13249

My last two cents... Wether or not the state tourny was set up so every part of the state is represented, I don't know. But, I think it's fair to say it should be set up every team has the OPPORTUNITY to get there and I think we are doing that.. In an earlier post someone mentioned how back in the ...
by PuckRanger
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minnesota Hockey Needs A Geography Lesson
Replies: 58
Views: 13249

I also understand what everyone is saying. However, the fact still remains that our outstate programs are given over-representation to Regional tournaments. A fact that upsets some metro associations. I think the system we have is a good compromise. When both outstate and metro groups claim it is u...