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by norcon
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Rapids is fortunate to get him. Hope he’s in for the long haul. This program needs some stability after all these coaching changes the last number of years. Good luck Wade and staff!
by norcon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

If they want a shot at winning the section they’ll pick Chiodo rather than another former Rapids player. Chiodo is a proven winner. He would be okay as an interim coach. If they want to win the section this year, they are better candidates. I pretty sure he took a couple teams to state within the l...
by norcon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

greenwayraider wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:39 pm
If they want a shot at winning the section they’ll pick Chiodo rather than another former Rapids player. Chiodo is a proven winner.
Either one would be a good choice. Who knows, maybe Beau Geisler is in the mix too. Another qualified possibility who’s a good guy and coach.
by norcon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Any info on Rapids coaching search? Interviews happening when? It was posted within the last week. Interested candidates had ten days to apply. What I heard. I was also told it couldn’t have been offered to anyone without posting the position, so rumors about Clafton turning it down are probably ju...
by norcon
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

boblee wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:45 pm
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.
Well said!
by norcon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

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 norcon
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Grant Clafton did something last year in coaching that Reed Larson hasn’t sniffed. Grand Rapids needs a great coach. Not another former NHLer that played high school puck in Grand Rapids. That run last year Clafton led those Greenway boys on Was EPIC/Legendary 👏 Not sure where you get your info, bu...
by norcon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I’m hoping Reed Larson...class act. Great guy, very knowledgeable and worked with bantam AA team last season. Go Rapids!
by norcon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 31768

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

So what you are saying narcotic is that if it rains, it is going to be wet outside. You’ve got a point there. My point being, better next year. I thought I laid it out so a 3rd grader could figure it out. As far as the goaltending, our returning senior is decent, but he will not steal any wins agai...
by norcon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 31768

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Those 3 Rapids sophomores are good , like I said Rapids is going to Be loaded next year as long as nobody leaves early and if they can just find a average goaltender. I think Rapids is loaded more this year than they will be next year and will just be a gauntlet for the next several, several years....
by norcon
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Well. I think the Edina summer festival proved that 7AA is not going anywhere. It will be interesting to see the Elk River elite roster numbers this fall to try and gauge the kind of team they’ll have this winter. Summer hockey doesn’t mean a thing! Rosters and play aren’t what they will be when it...
by norcon
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Well. I think the Edina summer festival proved that 7AA is not going anywhere. It will be interesting to see the Elk River elite roster numbers this fall to try and gauge the kind of team they’ll have this winter. Summer hockey doesn’t mean a thing! Rosters and play aren’t what they will be when it...
by norcon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

So Jack Peart is the best on Grand Rapids roster last year and this year? Peart and Clafton will be a very nice combination. What’s their forwards situation. And Duluth East...somebody in hound nation give me a snapshot of next year. There were a couple of Lockerts in their youth program who were v...
by norcon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 397
Views: 37502

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

This is the 2nd year of a 3 year stretch where Cloquet won the Bantam North Regional, I wouldn't sleep on them. I think Knivens boys go south next March! CEC needs to figure out some goaltending. Any team making a trip to St. Paul wins with good goaltending. The younger Langenbrunner kid is best de...
by norcon
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: McLeod, W. Shaver & Matvick To Call Tourney
Replies: 66
Views: 4696

Re: McLeod, W. Shaver & Matvick To Call Tourney

For as many people who complain about Wally Shaver, man that guy can call a game. Love listening to him. Parrish, on the other hand, he couldn’t talk more about his high school career, the Jaguars and “baby blue”. Close the yearbook, this isn’t about you. Just like last year when it was “our and we...
by norcon
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: McLeod, W. Shaver & Matvick To Call Tourney
Replies: 66
Views: 4696

Re: McLeod, W. Shaver & Matvick To Call Tourney

For as many people who complain about Wally Shaver, man that guy can call a game. Love listening to him. Parrish, on the other hand, he couldn’t talk more about his high school career, the Jaguars and “baby blue”. Close the yearbook, this isn’t about you. Just like last year when it was “our and we...
by norcon
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Don Lucia
Replies: 89
Views: 13662

I like the heavily rumored Richards/Ward /Bell group NHL 3 period season long work ethic, respect the value of work on the boards and in corners, and promote 2 way 200’ forwards. Fresh start message with deep Minnesota connections . Instant respect . Bell helps ensure stable transition and good rec...
by norcon
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Don Lucia
Replies: 89
Views: 13662

I like the heavily rumored Richards/Ward /Bell group NHL 3 period season long work ethic, respect the value of work on the boards and in corners, and promote 2 way 200’ forwards. Fresh start message with deep Minnesota connections . Instant respect . Bell helps ensure stable transition and good rec...
by norcon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: TV Play by play announcer
Replies: 31
Views: 5434

alcloseshaver wrote:Mr. Magoo could use some darker blush for makeup? Looks like he could sub in on the Adams Family.
Good stuff :lol:
by norcon
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth East
Replies: 19
Views: 2249

So Worth maybe in the top 10 statewide top 20 AA goal scorers since 2000? Season and career .... Seems like a safe guess. He's at 40 this season after the GR game for 87 in his career. With those two, he passed Nick Licari for 3rd on the East list since we have stats (since 90-91). I have (or, rath...
by norcon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA for 2017-2018
Replies: 694
Views: 71031

Does anyone go to the Amsoil semis and finals it's a joke there is nobody there unless it's an all northern final , at least play the semis at the high seed because the atmosphere is dead especially when Rapids and cloquet get knocked out. As far as single A those games were amazing played at the i...
by norcon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA for 2017-2018
Replies: 694
Views: 71031

Does anyone go to the Amsoil semis and finals it's a joke there is nobody there unless it's an all northern final , at least play the semis at the high seed because the atmosphere is dead especially when Rapids and cloquet get knocked out. As far as single A those games were amazing played at the i...
by norcon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA for 2017-2018
Replies: 694
Views: 71031

TheHockeyDJ wrote:Who are the top players to look for from the bantam team?
Bischoff, Bonner, Holcomb and Peart look to be pretty good players the next few years for the THawks.
by norcon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA for 2017-2018
Replies: 694
Views: 71031

It's great to hear Minnetonka is coming back on the schedule. How ever Grand Rapids is still gonna struggle significantly next year I see 9-12 wins if there schedule stays the same. But after That they have good youth coming in they should have 3 good years Of 18-22 wins on the season and have a ve...
by norcon
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: WHY MOST PEOPLE CAN'T STAND CEC HOCKEY
Replies: 40
Views: 5009

Personally, I’ve always respected and admired coach Esse, his staff and teams. Very hard working and well-mannered young men from what I saw when they visited Rapids. I must admit I am getting a little tired of hearing how good the current group of high school players were as peewees and bantams. Ti...