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by northwoods oldtimer
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

boblee wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:40 am
Usthockey13 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:46 am
Announced that Wade Chiodo got the Rapids job
Great hire. I didn't have him on my short list necessarily, but the hire checks all of the boxes. Excited for the new coach!
Good pick up on the coach boblee
by northwoods oldtimer
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I can tell you from direct experience with a similar situation. A interim head coach could set the program back. If there is an opportunity to simply make a hire, that would be ideal. If the guy you want is available, then yes absolutely hire him. However, if the guy you want (long-term) is in a he...
by northwoods oldtimer
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

](*,) I’m thinking Grand Rapids hires an interim for this year with and understanding Clafton will Coach Grand Rapids next year. He wants to see this senior class through at Greenway. That’s smart and that’s perfect. Rapids needs a guy like Clafton in charge. I agree Knivsy. HAHA :lol: :lol: :lol: ...
by northwoods oldtimer
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Heard from a very reliable source that Grant turned down the Rapids job. Heard the same. Wise move on his part. His style of coaching would not work in Rapids. Bit of a payback? I’m thinking Grand Rapids hires an interim for this year with and understanding Clafton will Coach Grand Rapids next year...
by northwoods oldtimer
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Where do you's private investigators pick up your intel? Late night bars? :lol: Never rule out anything this day in age. Where else would you get it when you’re on the Range? Ain't that the truth :wink: As for coach Nuch. Very sad week to hear of this. I hope he and his family can heal from an unfo...
by northwoods oldtimer
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Where do you's private investigators pick up your intel? Late night bars? :lol:
Never rule out anything this day in age.
by northwoods oldtimer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

a little off topic- CEC community: -would like to express condolences to you and the family of the young Esko football QB who passed away in Aitkin last Friday eve. very sad story to see on the news... Condolence to the family. Young man went home to the Father playing a young mans sport. 9 Rejoice...
by northwoods oldtimer
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?
Replies: 47
Views: 3318

Re: Will Curt Giles ever get his due?

He has a great record as HC for Edina. Tom Saterdalen and Willard Ikola are considered legends. Like Giles, they led prominent programs to several state titles with great players. Giles should be viewed in the same light. Lee Smith as well. So much fawning about Mike Randolph. Why not Giles? He's c...
by northwoods oldtimer
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I would agree on Andover/Rapids in the 7AA final. AndoverEast in Semi and Rapids/CEC in the other. Of course I would like CEC heading to state, but I do think it’s unlikely. Could it happen? Absolutely !!! NEVER write of Randolph at East. As long as he is coach the Hounds are always in the top mix....
by northwoods oldtimer
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4467

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

I think YHH has done decent job of showcasing the game of hockey here in Minnesota. I am not a big fan of singling out squirt aged best type players in the state (pee wee as well). That time will come at bantam and HS levels as the kids mature their game. Would prefer to see YHH follow the players ...
by northwoods oldtimer
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4467

Re: YHH Summer HS Hockey Podcast 2019

I think YHH has done decent job of showcasing the game of hockey here in Minnesota. I am not a big fan of singling out squirt aged best type players in the state (pee wee as well). That time will come at bantam and HS levels as the kids mature their game. Would prefer to see YHH follow the players t...
by northwoods oldtimer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey
Replies: 55
Views: 6296

Re: Moving to Minnesota for HS Hockey

For every TJ Oshie there are 1,000 plus families out there where things don't work out. The bottom line is like or not, HS hockey is no longer a community sport . It's now a group of all star teams. AAA hockey has had a lot to do with this as friendships are made during the spring and these ideas g...
by northwoods oldtimer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Why on earth would you want C-E-C to down grade there Schedule #-o , to win at the AA level you have to challenge your team week after week playing small single A school’s does not do that and often times you play down to that level of play. RIGHT ON!!! =D> 2016-2017 6-0 against the Lake. Get'r don...
by northwoods oldtimer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 238
Views: 42826

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

WestMetro wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:19 pm
Confirming early posts that Humphrey will join
Michaelis as Elk early depart
God dang #-o
by northwoods oldtimer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 552
Views: 69318

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Slap Shot wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:33 am
I hope they all arrive and they fall flat on their face. That's a gross # of transfers for a school with that high of an enrollment.
@Slap Shot
HAHA :P! Same here hope the parent soup is a gong show and it translates on the ice.
by northwoods oldtimer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 6251

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

Owatonna was the largest school in the Big Nine for a number of years after Rochester Century opened, they are now behind all three Rochester schools and will fall behind Northfield fairly soon.....to be fair some of that has to do with the way the MSHSL counts enrollment. Owatonna is a football sc...
by northwoods oldtimer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: TWINS
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: TWINS

So, big series with Cleveland coming up. Are the Twinkies for real??? @elliott70 I love me some TWINS but tired of the Polad's cheap operations an absurd penny pinching practices. Case in point NOT adding a stud starting pitcher at the deadline! :x :x :x Cleveland has the edge on arms for the Centr...
by northwoods oldtimer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 6251

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

4 of the bottom 11 AA teams in terms of enrollment and 5 of the bottom 13 reside in 1AA. Only Northfield of those 5 is growing in terms of MSHSL enrollment. Rochester will be lucky to field 3 public school varsity teams in 10 years. Much like Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Cloud the middle class is...
by northwoods oldtimer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Come on K.... Why go after Elk River? At least none of them are going to EP like your boys @muckandgrinder65 Can fill an old guy in on the Elks club? I don't keep up on the "interweb" moving of players and did not know the Elks were losing kids early. First I ever heard about it was from the recent...
by northwoods oldtimer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 6251

Re: Worst AA/A sections 1-8, 2019

elliott70 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:02 am
Sartell would be a nice addition.

Throw EGF in because of the quality of their program and 8AA
would be all north (by my definition).
I am all in for that set up [-o<
by northwoods oldtimer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 238
Views: 42826

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

east hockey wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forwards Logan Anderson and Jacob Jeannette leaving East for the USHL. Reported by Rick Weegman in the DNT today. East hadn't suffered from the early departure virus in a while.

Lee
WOW!! that's big losses at East. OUCH #-o
by northwoods oldtimer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Forgot about that last second goal -my bad Anyway if it’s not East, and Rapids can make it to the final that would be probably the only way it would happen. I have the feeling Andover would choke again in OT Yea, CEC would have a very slim chance of beating Andover. East and Rapids would have a muc...
by northwoods oldtimer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I am expecting a break out Senior season from Clafton at Grand Rapids.
He is capable, having 45 save win over CEC as sophomore on a 6-18 team.
This is his year to make a good run with a young but deepest (in 3 years) team playing in front of him.
Expect good things for the young man.
by northwoods oldtimer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 391
Views: 36162

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

My guess would be Galatz , he went to Cloquet just for the hockey, and was recruited by Jamie Langenbrunner. He is also a good buddy of Biondi Was thinking the same. Leave it to Cloquet to turn the hockey world upside down on the ol' free agent market. Oldtimer has seen it all now, 'fo sho'! burn t...
by northwoods oldtimer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Pre Pre-season (summer) 2019-2020 Single A rankings
Replies: 53
Views: 4404

Re: Pre Pre-season (summer) 2019-2020 Single A rankings

Why All great content and then you add this childish remark? Whats your point. My point is Hermantown will always intimidate SCC. Just because I use the word, “bitch’ don’t be so sensitive 😐 It was just un needed and you added Zero content to this thread. It would be like me going on 7AA Thread and...