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by 2pipesnin
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: The state now gets to see how MSHSL dropped the ball...
Replies: 162
Views: 22624

In some of the previous posts individuals were stating that ref’s need to take responsibility and coaches need to take responsibility…. What about the players? Should they not take responsible for their actions as well? That is why there are rules for the game of hockey to be played the way it was i...
by 2pipesnin
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Who's Not Coming Back '10-'11?
Replies: 206
Views: 100712

Tigers33.............."IT's SAD" ........are you serious! How in the hell is a High School supposed to fit in 40 - 50 game schedule in a single season. Do the simple math......9 months divided 3 sports during the year. Hockey is currently a longer season then any other sport. Sports were supposed be...
by 2pipesnin
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Good Article on Elite II
Replies: 4
Views: 2820

Elite II is no different than another additional hockey activity outside the normal hockey season, weather it be summer hockey camps, a conditioning program, summer hockey league, prospect camp, model camp, exposure camp, Selects, etc. The hockey player will only get out of it, what they put into it...
by 2pipesnin
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: gender equality
Replies: 21
Views: 3979

Just to clarify, my kids are out of youth hockey and i did not have any daughters. But I did coach for a long time (Squirts, PeeWee and Bantams) and had girls play on my Squirt "A" (2 girls) and PeeWee "A" (1 girl) teams and loved having them. They did not take a spot away from any boy....they belon...
by 2pipesnin
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Who's Not Coming Back 09-10?
Replies: 55
Views: 29349

Take is easy Davey!!!! Everyone is open to their opinion. You are correct, there are a lot of AAA players showing up in the USHL and NAHL drafts and rosters. And I do not argue that they are skilled players. The reason for all the AAA rostered hockey players is because outside of MN there are no goo...
by 2pipesnin
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Who's Not Coming Back 09-10?
Replies: 55
Views: 29349

As mentioned above, these are not necessarily the elite hockey players from MN or any other state. The families do however have access to to a lot of money. The kids that play for these AAA u16 and u18 teams pay about $8,000 a season to play. The teams that they play against are from all over the co...
by 2pipesnin
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: ELITE LEAGUE TRYOUTS
Replies: 128
Views: 49646

Let's face it, everyone has suggestions but it's his show. If you don't want to buy it, start a new organization and compete with it. Of course, that's what the Elite II sort of has done , but it is not anything close to John's program and never will be. (I can tell stories about that program, but ...
by 2pipesnin
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: ELITE LEAGUE TRYOUTS
Replies: 128
Views: 49646

About three or four years ago (time does fly, no doubt) John Russo was looking for someone to take over this league. If memory serves, nobody was willing to do the work that it required to make this the premier fall league for the elite player that it has become. Most of the time, the folks that ta...
by 2pipesnin
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: SC Apollo coach resigns
Replies: 114
Views: 28719

Before we blame the “parents” for every coach getting fired or leaving a coaching position let's remind ourselves that in every sport, at every level in every state in every town one or more player parents are not happy with the coach. Now if the coach is honest about each players ability and commun...
by 2pipesnin
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Delete
Replies: 12
Views: 3736

Hockeydad41....Are you a board member of your association?
by 2pipesnin
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: MSHSL makes decision on shortened season....
Replies: 22
Views: 6196

Casseau....The answer is simple......Funding! Bantam hockey is funded by the parents of the players which will come out to be $1500 to $3500 a player for the season depending on which association you are playing in and how much money the team decides to spend. High School hockey is funded by the sch...
by 2pipesnin
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Juniors vs. High School
Replies: 39
Views: 9723

Just a second thought....just because a player did not make 15 or 16's do not let them give up hope and do not give up on them. Every player is different, They mature and grow at different ages of their life. My son did not make 15's or 16's or play Elite I, but did make 17's. I have seen players th...
by 2pipesnin
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Juniors vs. High School
Replies: 39
Views: 9723

Lakeviewing that is one opinion but not very accurate.......check the NAHL teams and look at the number of D1 collage commitments there have been from this years teams! The USHL and NAHL are very close in talent. In the USHL everything is paid for and in the NAHL the only thing you pay for is the "B...
by 2pipesnin
Thu May 28, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: del
Replies: 54
Views: 11436

A few of you have posed some interesting suggestions and views on the development of players. I like it, but I also see the challenges of setting up such an association..... The first hurdle would be to get it approved by USA Hockey since they have a say in everything and carry the insurance on play...
by 2pipesnin
Tue May 26, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Tenders
Replies: 28
Views: 8530

I agree with Davey.....If you want to pay the money try one. If your player is two years out and no one has shown any interest in him yet. Just have your player keep training and playing hard. I would expect that your player will get interest from a NAHL team before any USHL. If a NAHL team does not...
by 2pipesnin
Fri May 22, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Tenders
Replies: 28
Views: 8530

I am not familiar with any "new" Canadian league. All the NAHL teams are good organizations. The three you mentioned had good years last year and your son would be lucky to play for anyone of them. Avelanch and BobCats have strong owners and Topeka just got picked up by a group of new owners so you ...
by 2pipesnin
Fri May 22, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Tenders
Replies: 28
Views: 8530

Correct Nickel - Players that did not see much ice time in the USHL last year see the writing on the wall and need ice time so they play in the NAHL. Both leagues and all the teams are very well connected. Players are shuffled prior to the draft, during the draft, and all season long until February ...
by 2pipesnin
Thu May 21, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Tenders
Replies: 28
Views: 8530

Another interesting draft outcome this year.....15 mn hight school players drafted (not counting the 5 from Shattuck) and 13 players from last years USHL have decided to play in the NAHL this year. It's amazing that the talent pool has spread out all over the country now. And the number of scouts ar...
by 2pipesnin
Thu May 21, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Tenders
Replies: 28
Views: 8530

Tenders occur prior to the draft. Those players that were on a team last year but were not protected not (tendered) are available to be drafted. That is why you see a few players that were drafted actually came from a different NAHL Team. Those players that were drafted can not tryout for any other ...
by 2pipesnin
Tue May 19, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: del
Replies: 54
Views: 11436

HD41 - We are giving you a herd time because of the way you posed your question. You have a 6 year old player and you are worried that "your son" is not getting the proper training. If you would have approached the subject from a "team" perspective (the team should do more passing) instead of a "my ...
by 2pipesnin
Mon May 18, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: del
Replies: 54
Views: 11436

At "6" I expect the coach to play small ice games and make sure all the players are participating and having fun. If you don't think the coach is doing enough for your "6 year old", supplement the on ice practices with fun skill games at home. Go pass a puck with your son in the basement. Play a sti...
by 2pipesnin
Wed May 13, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: USHL Future's Draft
Replies: 50
Views: 15153

Input - The simple fact that there are arenas going up all over the country which allows players all over the country as much ice time and good coaching as MN players. The 2nd fact that MN players do not skate out side as much as they used to in the past. Mostly because city budgets have been cut an...
by 2pipesnin
Fri May 08, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: St. Cloud Tech Coach Fired
Replies: 77
Views: 21030

And from the looks of the accomplishments that Cathedral has had since the coaching change, it was not such a bad decision bringing in a teacher/coach after all. Change is good, especially when it is positive. Tech will be fine.
by 2pipesnin
Wed May 06, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: fairbanks and wenatchee pre draft camp money maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 2641

First, both organizations/teams are very good and you would be lucky to play for either one of them. Secondly all Junior tryouts are money makers, that is one reason why they conduct them. The second reason they conduct them is to find a player they may have overlooked or did not notice during the s...
by 2pipesnin
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: St. Cloud Tech Coach Fired
Replies: 77
Views: 21030

Goldy stated "If there's only 99.999999999999 kids out of the whole population that will never be superstars, I like my kid's odds."


I think you meant to say that "you like your little brothers odds".