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by demongoed
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Blake
Replies: 49
Views: 14532

Classless.
by demongoed
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: HP 16 & 17 this weekend
Replies: 36
Views: 14043

Not sure what is going on. I know that for the 17 section 6A/AA tryouts there were not enough players trying out to even roster the compliment of 18 skaters. Everyone who tried out made it. This from the section with large schools like Minnetonka, Wayzata, Maple Grove and the powerhouse Benilde.
by demongoed
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls state tourney on TV?
Replies: 10
Views: 4175

So the high school league is charging people to watch the games online this year? I thought it was free last year. Why the change?
by demongoed
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Girls JV vs U14A - Which is Better?
Replies: 65
Views: 9979

I think this really depends on where you play. For us, the JV hockey is pretty competitive, almost every game, and the young players are playing against girls 1-3 year older. At the U14 level there may be 3-4 competitive teams, and then the drop off is pretty dramatic. As the poster said above, the ...
by demongoed
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Transfers 2013?
Replies: 99
Views: 24103

36guy wrote : "All this fireside folk lore about buying empty homes, recruiting, moving back are tales that are built out of paranoia, insecurity and the parental human nature to make excuses for your own daughters roadblocks. The idea that "community loyalty" is measured by girls staying in town f...
by demongoed
Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: non parent coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Our association is very active in recruiting non-parent coaches. The problem has been that while candidates are interested in coaching the higher-level boys teams, they are not interested in coaching the girls teams. It seems to be very hard to find non-parent coaches even for the U14 A team, which ...
by demongoed
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Souix Falls Camp - MN Draftees & Walk-ons (Yon/Thie) *
Replies: 8
Views: 6084

Does anyone have the All-Star rosters for the Sioux Falls camp?
by demongoed
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 54's 17's and 16's
Replies: 59
Views: 22883

I know a number of families that decided against the 16's after their experience at the 15's last year. If it is clear that your daughter will not make the final cut, it is a lot of time and money to "play the game, get some very good competition, meet some new friends, and have some fun." Unless yo...
by demongoed
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Shortening Bench at 12A Level
Replies: 67
Views: 15248

Re: shortening Bench at 12A level

As far as your BS argument about "NO win HS team"...time will only tell on how this group of girls will do at the HS level. Well, yes only time will tell. I don't think the "no win" comment is BS when the fact is that Edina has never, ever won a state title. And I guess you can look at the past to ...
by demongoed
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Shortening Bench at 12A Level
Replies: 67
Views: 15248

Peter's right. My kids have competed against Edina at this level in the recent past and while the girls do get good coaching and have scheduled practices more often than probably any team in the state at their level, the coach consistently shortens the bench or gives the better players significantly...
by demongoed
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 6AA Final: #1 Benilde vs. #3 Wayzata
Replies: 78
Views: 17902

Can't overlook the advantage Wayzata had having practiced and played their home games on the big sheet. They used the space really well. I'm not taking anything away from their performance--they were the better team in every way, especially Dingman, but I'm sure being familiar with the aspects of a ...
by demongoed
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2AA/6AA Semifinal game times/locations
Replies: 19
Views: 2876

I don't understand why the high school league wouldn't schedule the section games to avoid the conflict for both schools if possible, and it is. What is the problem here? Isn't one of their goals to encourage participatiion for all students?
by demongoed
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Nobody talking about Tonka/BSM?
Replies: 11
Views: 2767

The core of this Tonka team also has what teams like Benilde, or Breck, or HM will never have--an intangible that comes from playing and going to school together, representing your community, and being battle tested year after year. There is a predictability that comes with knowing your teammate so ...
by demongoed
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 3 Lines? 4 Lines?
Replies: 39
Views: 7454

From what I've seen the norm is 2 lines as well, 3 if you're lucky. On the girls side, it's the rare school that could put 4 lines on the bench night after night primarily because of the logistics of the 4-period rule. Most teams don't cut girls, and there are many schools that need varsity players ...
by demongoed
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Sam Rothstein
Replies: 4
Views: 3655

Sam Rothstein

It's Tonka's night. Sam Rothstein has committed to Colorado College.
by demongoed
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: Minnesota Players Performing Well in USHL
Replies: 21
Views: 11273

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by demongoed
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: U18 National Camp Roster
Replies: 16
Views: 8272

Have the mystery players been identified?
by demongoed
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: U18 National Camp Roster
Replies: 16
Views: 8272

With possibly more in the pipeline. Minnetonka's U14 A team won the state tournament this past year. Looks like the program remains strong for the near future anyways.
by demongoed
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Advanced 15's National Camp Selectees
Replies: 13
Views: 7093

Dynamo- You are right. I had no idea how this process works, and I appreciate your candor. The consensus above from you and those who have been involved in this for years is that the Team Reebok and Ice Cats coaches in essence pre-qualify players for consideration for the national team by asking the...
by demongoed
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Advanced 15's National Camp Selectees
Replies: 13
Views: 7093

Perhaps, but out of the 11 girls from Team Reebok who tried out, 9 made the national team and 1 is an alternate. One of the alternates NOT from Team Reebok was one of the 3 top point getters in the tournament and was in the top 2 in scoring for Blake varsity this past season. She was selected as an ...
by demongoed
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Advanced 15's National Camp Selectees
Replies: 13
Views: 7093

Note to all prospective candidates for the REEBOK High Potential Programs in the future: You'd better find a way to get onto a TEAM REEBOK AAA hockey team to have the best chance of making the selects team. Not surprisingly, 9 of the 14 skaters selected for the 15s National Camp play summer hockey f...
by demongoed
Wed May 09, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: Kevin Hartzell
Replies: 7
Views: 3691

More money is a good thing. I was just commenting on the lack of any mention of the new owners' interest in player development. These kids are not professionals, and this is not the NHL. These kids have a limited time in this league to make an impact. If all the new owners are interested in is profi...
by demongoed
Wed May 09, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: Kevin Hartzell
Replies: 7
Views: 3691

It will be interesting to see. With the appointment of Garrity as CEO, and the way the Stampede website announcement focuses almost exclusively on his revenue-generating accomplishments for NHL teams as his greatest qualification, it should concern any player thinking of playing with the Stampede. h...
by demongoed
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: HP 17 Final 54
Replies: 83
Views: 35980

I'm going to throw this out there to see what others think: Ramsey certainly has the pedigree, and was likely given a pass just based on that. However, do you think the evaluators also looked at size? I ask because we certainly saw this on the girls side where selections were made that simply defied...
by demongoed
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: HP 17 Final 54
Replies: 83
Views: 35980

ticktack- The comments are the same every year at this time, and you'd think that people would wise up. The reality is that for every few that realize what is really going on, and bow out, there are 10 who believe everyone starts with a clean slate and actually have a chance. We've aged out of the S...