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by OU812
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A : 2015-2016
Replies: 701
Views: 150819

3A is pretty low key with no Trout and Luverne losing a couple games. Tough to keep top southern MN talent at home the whole hs career. Hilary, is it tough? What's the name of the last "top southern MN talent" player that left a So Minn high school early? I can think of Schaeffer from Marshall who ...
by OU812
Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A : 2015-2016
Replies: 701
Views: 150819

3A is pretty low key with no Trout and Luverne losing a couple games. Tough to keep top southern MN talent at home the whole hs career. Hilary, is it tough? What's the name of the last "top southern MN talent" player that left a So Minn high school early? I can think of Schaeffer from Marshall who ...
by OU812
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A : 2015-2016
Replies: 701
Views: 150819

We followed Toby S in the NAHL this year for Coulee Region; good player, but it's tough to hang these days at that level. He was released by Coulee the first week in Nov, and since then has been playing for Lacrosse in the NA3HL, where he's doing well. As for Smedsrud, I still say he is one of the ...
by OU812
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015 HS Elite League
Replies: 70
Views: 36906

Wyatt Aamodt lives by a simple principle . If you come in his zone with the puck, you are going to pay for it. If the puck comes in first and you try to beat him to it, you are going to pay for it. If you stand in the low slot trying for a deflection, you're going to pay for it. All in all, you are...
by OU812
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015 HS Elite League
Replies: 70
Views: 36906

I saw the Team SE v Team NW elite league game on Friday, and Chase Ellingson from Breck stole the show with a natural hat trick to turn a 4-2 Team SE lead into a 5-4 Team NW win. Btw, the arena was just packed for the game; I've never seen so many scouts all in one rink. The five day combination of ...
by OU812
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015 HS Elite League
Replies: 70
Views: 36906

The elite league will already be at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, from Sep 25-27; elite league teams play a regular weekend set of games as part of the overall event. The games are played at the same time as the NAHL has all 22 teams coming in from all over the country to play four games each. The el...
by OU812
Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015 HS Elite League
Replies: 70
Views: 36906

Saw the Saturday night games; some unreal talent out on the ice.

The team SW v SE game recap:

http://www.hselitehockey.com/news_artic ... r_id=44822
by OU812
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NAHL Showcase
Replies: 4
Views: 2990

At least for the Magicians, my understanding is that they are a "before" team only and that most if not all of their players will be trying out for their HS teams in November. That's basically right, LSA. They have an "affiliate agreement" with MN Hockey allowing them to play a Tier 1 schedule in t...
by OU812
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN Elite Prep Development League
Replies: 1
Views: 2529

by OU812
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015 HS Elite League
Replies: 70
Views: 36906

This was published in Let's Play Hockey, explaining the Elite League selection process. Sounds familiar, but hopefully worth posting anyway:

http://www.letsplayhockey.com/teams/hig ... ected.html
by OU812
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015 HS Elite League
Replies: 70
Views: 36906

"The 2015 elite league season selection process involved a nominating phase, begun in November 2014, which led to a beginning list of about 320 players." - How does a player get nominated? Who generally does the nominating? Head boys hockey coaches at the MN high schools get a request for nominatio...
by OU812
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015 HS Elite League
Replies: 70
Views: 36906

These rosters are exactly why this league is becoming a joke. No I don't have a son that tried out or even in high school. Way to many average underclassmen. The league has lost its focus on trying to keep seniors from leaving early. If I am a high end senior like Boesser or Swaney this year why wo...
by OU812
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Curtis Simonson, former GR defenseman, commits to Gophers
Replies: 13
Views: 5372

Congrats to Simonson. Nice showing for both him and the Magicians.

Btw, not to disagree, but this year I think NAHL players gathered roughly 230 NCAA commitments, with about 125 of those accepting full or partial scholarships to D1 schools - an all time record total for the NA on both counts.
by OU812
Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: R4 combine
Replies: 3
Views: 2612

There is some NAHL presence there, but the NA3HL is much more active at this combine. But NA opportunities do start there sometimes. As an example, last year Max Mettler (a '95 defenseman from Mankato West) was contacted by the coaches from Minot in the NAHL after he attended the R4 combine. He even...
by OU812
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Jaxon Nelson commits to Minnesota
Replies: 16
Views: 7482

Longtime Gopher fan, so hopefully this helps the U in the future.

Btw, why no congrats to Nelson so far from whiner and notTonite on this thread?
by OU812
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 100 Career point club
Replies: 37
Views: 7692

Karl, great points.

Btw, I didn't mean I thought Tyler Cisar putting up 11 points in 52 games as a 17 year old in the NAHL was a bad showing. On the contrary, I think most Minnesota 17 year olds (even some from Duluth East) would be glad to have that as a first year in juniors.
by OU812
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 100 Career point club
Replies: 37
Views: 7692

Tyler Cisar (a '95) from Moose Lake had 177 pts in three years for Moose Lake Area, then played a year for Aberdeen in the NAHL in 2012-2013, where he had 11 pts in 52 games. Josh Cisar was the other brother at Moose Lake with over 100 career pts, but I don't think he played after high school.
by OU812
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 3A 2014 - 2015
Replies: 983
Views: 222830

Congrats to New Ulm. Luverne posters, sorry about the karma, but really - insulting the coach of a team in your section like you have been mocking the NU coach all year? Calling him "Lord", or saying "Eagle fry in the parking lot"? Not too bright. I'm guessing those comments fired up the NU team eve...
by OU812
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1A
Replies: 216
Views: 44284

NP tendy Wagner stops 28 of 29 shots as NP wins by one. Hmmm....
by OU812
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Prague Trojans vs Northfield Raiders
Replies: 26
Views: 6507

So what is the score?
by OU812
Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1A
Replies: 216
Views: 44284

If Albert Lea is really 6 goals better than LaCrescent like they were in the play-in game Tuesday night, they are playing some solid hockey. Hope the Scarlets come ready to play tonight.

I'll pick West, NP, Faribo, and Northfield.
by OU812
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 2/15/15 and Section Preview
Replies: 29
Views: 12250

Thx guys - all good points. I'd just add that HF (which opted up voluntarily to class AA despite about one fifth the enrollment of EP and Wayzata, btw) would love to prove it on the ice: at home on Thursday, which they earned IMHO, not on the road where BSM gets to match lines. This is why I think i...
by OU812
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 2/15/15 and Section Preview
Replies: 29
Views: 12250

So Tonka looses to Moorhead, STA (x2) one game was 9-3, Wayzata, PL and Hopkins. These are all teams that HF beat this year. Plus HF beat them head to head. Since January 22 they are 1-6-1. They also lost to 7th seed AC. So naturally Tonka gets a 2 seed and HF a 5 seed. I totally agree; this year's...
by OU812
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1A pick em
Replies: 13
Views: 2400

I'll be cheering for West, but have to go with New Prague based on last year, coaching, and the possibility of a hot goalie Have you been able to watch them play at all lately? I know you generally have had good insight on West, and they've won a ton of games since the new year. Just wondering what...
by OU812
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1A pick em
Replies: 13
Views: 2400

I'll be cheering for West, but have to go with New Prague based on last year, coaching, and the possibility of a hot goalie