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by keepyourheadup
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 111
Views: 28502

Re: Early Departures 2018-19

Found a great site for tracking performance by Minnesotans in the dub, quanthockey.com. Each kids situation is uniquely their own and it’s unfair to judge their decisions from afar but success has been tough to come by for most. Big Buff, Tyler Pitlick and Peter Mueller appear to have had the most s...
by keepyourheadup
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2018 elite league
Replies: 151
Views: 25718

As I posted earlier the selection process isn’t perfect but unfortunately whether it’s elite league, selects, or hp/USA the process will always be subjective. I’ve witnessed some real head scratchers as both a coach and a parent over the years. The important thing is to always remember if a kid can ...
by keepyourheadup
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2018 elite league
Replies: 151
Views: 25718

Wow, that is pretty bitter! My experience has been most of the kids that should be there are and for the most part the best of these rise to the top of the stat sheet. It certainly isn’t perfect but having been part of the staff some of the assertions being made here are laughable. Do some kids mayb...
by keepyourheadup
Fri May 04, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: WHL Bantam Draft
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

A good example of how difficult the dub is for a 16/17 year old....Hanus had no goals and 6 assists in 52 games.
by keepyourheadup
Tue May 01, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 111
Views: 28502

Oops! Before I get ripped the CHL is a pro league, albeit kind of an odd one, Canadian kids are allowed to regain amateur status and play college hockey in there own country. So sorry about the inaccurate statement! It’s easy to forget that kids turn pro up north when they are 16, 17 years old.
by keepyourheadup
Tue May 01, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 111
Views: 28502

I tend to agree with his entire post......except, I think it’s a stretch to consider the USHL the equal of Canadian Major junior. Just so much really high end talent in O,W and Q. I believe most hockey experts would rank the CHL the second best amateur league in North America. NCAA is at the top jus...
by keepyourheadup
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 111
Views: 28502

In no way am I questioning the legitimacy of the WHL, it’s a great training ground for young hockey players and a quick check of NHL rosters surely proves it. But make no mistake it’s the Canadian model for development and it comes with its own set of pitfalls. It exists almost solely to develop pla...
by keepyourheadup
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina junior F Mason Nevers commits to Gophers
Replies: 72
Views: 7033

I guess Duluth was actually the 13 or 14 seed but last to get in.
by keepyourheadup
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina junior F Mason Nevers commits to Gophers
Replies: 72
Views: 7033

I’m with you slap, prior to this year it’s my belief that the performance of the Big10 was the result of some fairly rare things all happening simultaneously. I guess only time will tell but I expect them to be very competitive pretty much every year. Will they have 3 teams at the frozen Four? Not l...
by keepyourheadup
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina junior F Mason Nevers commits to Gophers
Replies: 72
Views: 7033

And again, for clarification. Would every other year include Minnesota beating ND in Philly, that’s one of those years. Bottom line NACHO is good, from today forward so is the big 10. I
by keepyourheadup
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina junior F Mason Nevers commits to Gophers
Replies: 72
Views: 7033

Maybe I’m not most people! Best college team I ever watched was the Sioux team with Frattin, they didn’t win it! You need to understand the best team in the country rarely wins the national title! Duncan toews, paresi couldn’t get it done either. In the one and done all bets are off, how often does ...
by keepyourheadup
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina junior F Mason Nevers commits to Gophers
Replies: 72
Views: 7033

So league champions ships don’t count, first time I heard that , thank you! It’s simply too small a sample size. Was there a bit of a down turn the first couple years of the big 10? I think the answer to that is clearly yes. That’s over. Michigan has righted the ship, Wisconsin is building a power h...
by keepyourheadup
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina junior F Mason Nevers commits to Gophers
Replies: 72
Views: 7033

And to clarify further....Minnesota also was league champ in 2011-2012. Beat ND in the regional that year.
by keepyourheadup
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina junior F Mason Nevers commits to Gophers
Replies: 72
Views: 7033

Spot on Schotzy ! Now for clairifaction, 2102/13 U of M shared the title with St. Cloud. The Sioux finished just 2 points back and the U was a 1 seed and was upset by Yale. Yale went on a historic run which just goes to show that the ECAC is also a good conference. As for Minnesota fans saying we ge...
by keepyourheadup
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina junior F Mason Nevers commits to Gophers
Replies: 72
Views: 7033

Hilarious! It’s just more of the same BS! If I’m not mistaken the U was league champ the last time they were in what is now the NACHO. UND is a storied program that ranks at or near the top of all college programs....so Is Denver....but so is Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Is there some sort of ...
by keepyourheadup
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Edina junior F Mason Nevers commits to Gophers
Replies: 72
Views: 7033

So we’ve made it from Mason Nevers to the NACHO is the best conference, that’s a hell of a journey. As for strength of conferences it might surprise people to know just how close they all are! The computer spit out 4 of 6 ...if not for an amazing run of dominos it would have been 5...into the tourna...
by keepyourheadup
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 111
Views: 28502

Over the years I’ve seen some real head scratchers, if the Lakeville kid really did bail for the W this one is as nuts as it gets. We’ve seen some really talented kids head their and struggle, how does a kid with 12 points in 50 games choose or be convinced to tackle a level of hockey that much more...
by keepyourheadup
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA SF: #3 Duluth East vs. #2 Edina
Replies: 111
Views: 8098

Fantastic coaching by Randolph! Take away the rush and Edina really doesn’t know what to do. For those that think Walker will step on a college rink and dominate look no further! Good teams defend well and East has put on a clinic so far.
by keepyourheadup
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 89
Views: 19867

PS....at that time Seth Ambroz was considered a top 5 North American prospect, just sayin
by keepyourheadup
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 89
Views: 19867

I'll post this here, seems to be closest to the topic. As I watched the Wild tonight it occurred to me that both Charlie Lindgren and Mike Rielly were playing. Both these kids were cut by their AAA team after 8th grade. Then it occurred to me that Mario Lucia and Justin Kloos gut cut as well. Seems ...
by keepyourheadup
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 17-18
Replies: 96
Views: 50669

The Dub is a better league than the USHL but inferior to NCAA div 1 if for no other reason than the age of the players. My only concern on the education package is that after a kid ages out if he signs a pro contract the educational package basically disappears. Tough to ask a 21 year old to quit pl...
by keepyourheadup
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class AA QF: Lakeville South vs. #2 St. Thomas Academy
Replies: 40
Views: 6445

Ya, us old timers don't get this whole celly thing. It was the first thing that popped in my head. To be fair, we've been seeing this for years and I certainly don't blame the kid because even at the youth level you see some crazy stuff after goals. The kid from Northfield did the bazooka thing yest...
by keepyourheadup
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 1AA Championship - Lakeville North vs Lakeville South
Replies: 20
Views: 4720

Tough one for north! The question now is what happens down the road, the cupboard is pretty empty at the bantam level for north so they'll need to double their efforts in player acquisition in the next couple years if they want to be a significant player in the state. As for the game, much like 2011...
by keepyourheadup
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tic Tic Tic......Tic Tic Tic..... Bomb goes off
Replies: 107
Views: 29254

Nobody has mentioned all these "recruits" playing JV and the effect it has on them. We can beat the "community based program" to death but the reality is privates began eroding that years ago and the public side has jumped in with both feet. To give up 65 games of Bantam AA hockey for 20 JV games is...
by keepyourheadup
Fri May 27, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ryan Poehling accelerates, will join SCSU in the fall
Replies: 36
Views: 17164

I've got personal experience and while I can only speak for one school, parents are made very aware of where they stand. You get 1 phone call....the one to remind you not to call! i figured all 3 would play a year in juniors together and would be willing to bet they would have had a trade been figur...