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by Night Train
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Relocating to Minneapolis Area
Replies: 79
Views: 18296

Best neighborhood: south Minneapolis by the lakes
Shortest commute: south Minneapolis
Best HS: Minneapolis Southwest
Best youth association: Minneapolis Youth Hockey (beat Edina by the way)
Not close, Minneapolis!
by Night Train
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Let's Play Hockey Article - In defense of Minneapolis Hockey
Replies: 27
Views: 9536

The author has his primary point backwards. By co-oping more kids are skating at the appropriate level and the teams have more success. This benefits recruiting as community members hear the teams are doing well as opposed to hearing stories of shrinking and poor performing teams which ultimately ca...
by Night Train
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Edina Squirt A - What's Up?
Replies: 79
Views: 24443

They can open enroll and walk 3 blocks to Minneapolis Southwest High School if they're feeling they need a little more playing time.
by Night Train
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Should the St.Paul High Schools all merge ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

If you have the numbers, would it be possible to have multiple JVs? I think the better idea is to have a junior gold B team and if numbers grow have two junior gold B teams. They would stay with youth hockey as junior gold teams are sponsored by youth associations. It is youth association revenue s...
by Night Train
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Should the St.Paul High Schools all merge ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

Merge the youth programs too. Worked well and has helped with growth in Minneapolis. These small programs (I know Highland is pretty good size) all fighting and scrapping with player, money and volunteer shortages can all be solved with merger. Maybe mite teams can stay at home but then merge at Squ...
by Night Train
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Should the St.Paul High Schools all merge ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1941

I think they should. Start planning now for next season. Be the St. Paul Blades like the girls. More kids skating at the appropriate level. A solid varsity team, a complete JV team and in the future, based on numbers, a Jr. Gold B team. I think they can retain more St. Paul players with a single dec...
by Night Train
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minneapolis - Class A?
Replies: 50
Views: 4520

My drastic changes comment was involving them getting more than 2 teams. I think they will have to expand to how it was 5 years ago with Minneapolis west and east but there will need to be drastic changes if they want to have teams for each school is what I was trying to say above. I don't think tw...
by Night Train
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minneapolis - Class A?
Replies: 50
Views: 4520

Watch for Minneapolis to become very strong in 3-4 years as recruiting efforts that began a decade ago begin feeding the high school program. Thanks SWPrez! The best hockey association President ever. I read the other post that mentioned you've grown the youth association from 150 to over 700 in th...
by Night Train
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2013 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 20
Views: 8900

Great weekend, starting tonight, to take your daughter to some excellent hockey games. A number of teams from out of state are in town to play against the Elite League teams. Here's a link to the schedule. All games at Fogerty Arena in Blaine. http://www.hselitehockey.com/page/show/953937-elite-leag...
by Night Train
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Cinderella stories
Replies: 12
Views: 3429

Minneapolis Storm Squirt A finishing 2nd in Fargo.

This is only the 2nd or 3rd time they've ever been to the tournament and a few years ago a top 20 finish would have been considered a success. Incredible result.
by Night Train
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mpls vs Armstrong
Replies: 5
Views: 1372

He's a 95 senior but can't get a spot in the Elite League cuz there's 20 players from EP, STA and Benilde. Not one player from Minneapolis. The Elite League is a total joke organizationally with their crooked player placement. 9th graders that haven't even played HS hockey get spots instead of deser...
by Night Train
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Will Edina go undefeated at PWA (or AA) this year?
Replies: 116
Views: 19554

OK, that's your second post without mention of your closest neighbor, Minneapolis.
by Night Train
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Scores and Updates: Fri. 1/25/13
Replies: 13
Views: 2025

I've heard that Johnson HS and Como HS teams will merge next year and have a single team. The high school merger becomes the only solution. The youth merger was probably difficult for the Johnson historians. Highland Park has a team so that will make two teams in St. Paul next season. Minneapolis ha...
by Night Train
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minneapolis Storm Return From Sweden
Replies: 15
Views: 4100

You're doing great work SWPrez, thanks for sharing.

Amazing trip and I'm sure none of the kids will ever forget the experience. Very cool to see all the girls too.
by Night Train
Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: District 2. Is anybody minding the Store?
Replies: 55
Views: 10513

These "Mearths" need to step down. Step down? They should both be in jail. One for the crime and the other for being an accessory. Are you suggesting they're still involved with D2 decisions? When D2 rewrites their rules and procedures maybe include, "any criminal charges against a member of the bo...
by Night Train
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: District 2. Is anybody minding the Store?
Replies: 55
Views: 10513

They were present, still happened. Another excuse attempting to divert blame from poor leadership Gotcha. I'm not making any excuses and I hope the guy goes to jail. I guess what I was trying to say is the member associations of the District are the leaders. This has happened to some associations o...
by Night Train
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: District 2. Is anybody minding the Store?
Replies: 55
Views: 10513

In fact it was said that it is because nobody from FL goes to the D2 meetings Because Districts are run by their member associations, and District leadership is voted in by association members, it's very important that each association has a District Rep and that they do attend every monthly meetin...
by Night Train
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: District 2. Is anybody minding the Store?
Replies: 55
Views: 10513

Quite the unfortunate story. A case of the fox minding the hen house. Hopefully some significant jail time for the offender. Not much dirtier than stealing from youth sports organizations. Most Districts audit their books every year or two and should get a regular treasurer report at every monthly m...
by Night Train
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: St Thomas Academy
Replies: 16
Views: 3990

Who cares about STA is right. Not a top 20 AA team.

Other than some very poor reffing Minneapolis beats Holy Family last year so they're not that good either.
by Night Train
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MN Bantam 'AA/A MN Peewee 'AA/A Rankings
Replies: 21
Views: 8818

Thanks for putting these rankings together. Just a couple of FYIs.

Minneapolis is called Minneapolis. Not MSP, not Minneapolis-Park, but just Minneapolis.

Their top PeeWee and Bantam teams are A not AA.
by Night Train
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mnpls Storm Bantam A
Replies: 3
Views: 1609

They played in the 98 AAA (not Elite) level. They may have had a special allowance, as a community based Minnesota A team, to use some 97s. http://www.worldhockeyinvite.com/_Chicago/Schedules.html I believe this is their third year of going to the tournament. Cool way to start the season and they di...
by Night Train
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Elite Leagues
Replies: 53
Views: 19827

The league cost was $460 (I believe)
Actually, $395. 5 practices and 16 games.
by Night Train
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Elite Leagues
Replies: 53
Views: 19827

10/19/2012 Friday Fogerty Ice Arena South Rink 6:00 PM 7:45 PM Game Shattuck Honey Baked Elite 10/19/2012 Friday Fogerty Ice Arena North Rink 6:20 PM 8:05 PM Game Black - UMHSEL Thunder Bay Elite 10/19/2012 Friday Fogerty Ice Arena South Rink 7:55 PM 9:40 PM Game White - UMHSEL Wisconsin Elite 10/19...
by Night Train
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: News out of District 10
Replies: 48
Views: 7951

One thing that aided the former successful Minneapolis-St. Louis Park co-op was changing the name to the Mpls-Park Storm and not using the names, colors or uniforms of either program. The River Heights bantam co-op with South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights did the same. I'll guess one of the argum...