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by Pioneerprideguy
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA FINAL
Replies: 53
Views: 11262

congrats to the ponies. Can anyone tell me if there is another section where a team gets to play the finals on their home rink and use their locker room? Last I checked, games are played on the ice and not in a locker room. Congrats to the Ponies on a wonderful season and a great game last night. N...
by Pioneerprideguy
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Openings for 2014-15 List
Replies: 118
Views: 53924

old goalie85 wrote:Maybe Loo ??
Cindy Loo??
by Pioneerprideguy
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: USNTDP Tryout Camp Invites
Replies: 34
Views: 17019

WestMetro wrote:If Joey goes, Mikey wont be far behind next year?
Their departures (if/when they happen) will be a hit to HM, but certainly can't blame them for leaving.
by Pioneerprideguy
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Tourney has reached its peak
Replies: 25
Views: 6006

May be off topic, but I felt yesterday's games really lacked emotion. I think a part of the reason my be the lack of band participation. I can understand Roseau not having a band, but EP & Stillwater?...really? Were there reasons why they were not there? Just curious.
by Pioneerprideguy
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 4AA CHAMPIONSHIP #3 STILLWATER & #1 HILL-MURRAY
Replies: 91
Views: 18238

I am a proud "Pioneer" having graduated and played multiple sports at HM. I have know Lex for a very long time & I have said it many times, the perception doesn't always match reality. Nice guy, decent coach, but is given way too much "love" for the success of the program. Every coach before him exp...
by Pioneerprideguy
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Private Schools
Replies: 108
Views: 15676

First, "Never", nice post. It was well thought out & full of passion. Secondly, I may be missing something here. How many private schools are in the AA field this year? How many private schools have a shot at winning a State title? Why is this still a topic right now? It's Tourney week people. Time ...
by Pioneerprideguy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Attention Hill Fans!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2216

Hey Youngy,

My inital response was gonna be, "act like you've been there before"....but that wouldn't apply!

Congrat to your Ponies. Hope you & your son haven't given your wife too much crap about it. Enjoy Thurs night & hope they do well.
by Pioneerprideguy
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 4AA CHAMPIONSHIP #3 STILLWATER & #1 HILL-MURRAY
Replies: 91
Views: 18238

First of all, congrats to Stillwater & Coach Doman. You showed what good coaching & hard work can accomplish. I hope you & the "Pony Nation" enjoy the experience at State. I said at the beginning of the year this team lack leadership & goaltending and last night both were shaky. Coach Lechner appear...
by Pioneerprideguy
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 4AA CHAMPIONSHIP #3 STILLWATER & #1 HILL-MURRAY
Replies: 91
Views: 18238

Here is how I see the game playing out. 1-0 HM after the 1st. 3-0 after 2 with HM getting a PP and EV goal. They get another PP goal early in the 3rd, crowd starts to thin & Stillwater pops 1 in late. Final 4-1 HM in a quiet exit to the "Cave". HM will possess the puck 75% of the time. Stillwater wi...
by Pioneerprideguy
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 4AA SEMIFINALS #3 STILLWATER VS #2 WHITE BEAR LAKE
Replies: 92
Views: 16393

I believe the knock was A big game. And the rest of his team didn't show up either. And if the likelihood of his team getting to the x next year is just as weak, why wouldn't he move on? (Please note I said move on, not move up.) You can't think of any reasons he'd want to play in a different progr...
by Pioneerprideguy
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 4AA SEMIFINALS #3 STILLWATER VS #2 WHITE BEAR LAKE
Replies: 92
Views: 16393

Congrats to the Ponies for knocking off their archrival WBL. I'm sure these kids have been going at each other for years in their youth ranks and this group of seniors from Stillwater gets the last word. I love the fact they are in the Finals with Housley no where in sight. It will be interesting to...
by Pioneerprideguy
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 4AA SEMIFINALS #4 ROSEVILLE VS #1 HILL-MURRAY
Replies: 28
Views: 5735

Re: 4AA SEMIFINALS #4 ROSEVILLE VS #1 HILL-MURRAY

Could be better than it appears on paper. Because? Because Hill Murray folks go in with big heads and sometimes lose to teams that they shouldn't. I can accept that. Although, history has shown they haven't lost too many times in sections and rarely outside of the finals. This is not a great HM tea...
by Pioneerprideguy
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 4AA SEMIFINALS #4 ROSEVILLE VS #1 HILL-MURRAY
Replies: 28
Views: 5735

Re: 4AA SEMIFINALS #4 ROSEVILLE VS #1 HILL-MURRAY

wbmd wrote:Could be better than it appears on paper.
Because?
by Pioneerprideguy
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4AA
Replies: 86
Views: 14612

The Pioneers lost a good one today when Coach Diebel hung it up. He will be missed.
by Pioneerprideguy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7AA 2013-2014?
Replies: 873
Views: 117405

I made prediction earlier this year prior to the HM/WB game. I expect WB to beat HM in the finals. I like 7AA's chances Friday afternoon at Mariucci.
by Pioneerprideguy
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7AA 2013-2014?
Replies: 873
Views: 117405

I have a better idea, move the State Tournament to Duluth so 7AA has a better chance of winning it. :wink:
by Pioneerprideguy
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Lakeville North at Duluth East
Replies: 86
Views: 12646

elliott70 wrote:When is the last time (if ever) that East got put in running time?
I believe Tonka may have accomplished this on Hockey Day a couple of years ago.
by Pioneerprideguy
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East at Forest Lake 1/21
Replies: 17
Views: 3370

I had the opportunity to take the game in & here are my thoughts: FL appeared to lose to a jersey. They saw the word "EAST" and stood around to watch them play. They played tentative and waited for DE to relinguish the puck, which wasn't very often. Outside of a few shifts by FL top line, they rarel...
by Pioneerprideguy
Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: White Bear Lake vs. Hill-Murray | 1/16/14 at 7:30
Replies: 33
Views: 6732

This Pioneers team has the talent & depth to win it all. However, unlike their recent teams, this team lacks an elite goalie,discipline, and leadership. I'm wondering if Lex has gotten soft in his old age because in the past, players would be sitting for a while after not playing the game the correc...
by Pioneerprideguy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: White Bear Lake vs. Hill-Murray | 1/16/14 at 7:30
Replies: 33
Views: 6732

stpaul wrote:
Pioneerprideguy wrote:Just going on my gut.
Did you have White Castle again last night?
LOL...not quite. Seems odd to say, but not totally sold on this club yet. Leadership is still a concern. We'll see. Maybe it was just dinner. :wink:
by Pioneerprideguy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: White Bear Lake vs. Hill-Murray | 1/16/14 at 7:30
Replies: 33
Views: 6732

My prediction is if HM wins by 4 or more goals, they will go to State. Anything less & they will be upset in secitions (likely by White Bear). Just going on my gut.
by Pioneerprideguy
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: I'll just read a book
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Re: I'll just read a book

grandmeadowhockeyfan wrote:I'll just read books to answer my questions instead of asking you jacks.
Try not moving your lips when ya read. Good luck.
by Pioneerprideguy
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best coach in the state?
Replies: 42
Views: 8567

I have been a proud HM alum for many, many years and have personally played for/known their hockey coaches over this time. All these coaches have experienced success primarily because of the constant talent that comes thru the door at Hill. When the Lex retires, I believe the next coach will experie...
by Pioneerprideguy
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Classic Suburban ousts St. Thomas
Replies: 187
Views: 38889

I can't help but laugh at the comments made by Mr. Short, Simley's AD. So you are gonna look at your options and if a conference wants to talk you'll listen, huh? Just exactly what quality programs will you be bringing to the table (outside of wrestling)? Your programs reflect their leadership...sub...
by Pioneerprideguy
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Preseason Rankings 2013-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 20951

"Addition by subtraction" is primarily based on the incident last year involving tweets Willie & his mother made. That didn't go over well in Lechner's world. Not questioning the young man's talent, but it appeared an alternative place to play hockey would serve everyone's best interest. He now beco...