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by JSR
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: PeeWee checking
Replies: 112
Views: 26969

Teaching checking at Pee Wees and below is given lip service. Yeah, USA Hockey says to teach it, and some of those skills such as angling, rubbing, pinning, and body contact are being taught, but there is a bit of a difference between teaching body contact and checking. I coach defenseman primarily...
by JSR
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: PeeWee checking
Replies: 112
Views: 26969

It's an issue to take up with the local association regarding their coaches. ALL coaches are being taught to teach it. Whether they do or not is a local issue. They are? A squirt coach is only required to be a level 1 CEP or a level 2 CEP.... I have my level 3 CEP and I can tell you emphatically we...
by JSR
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Hockey Helper Helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 6062

This would be a rules violation in every league ever. Just an example from USA Hockey: Rule 308 Electronic Devices (a) The use of one or two-way radios, lights or other electronic devices as a means for Team Officials or spectators to communicate with players or goalkeepers, during play, shall be p...
by JSR
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: PeeWee checking
Replies: 112
Views: 26969

Checking was removed at the Pee Wee level to take advantage of the "window of opportunity" in the age appropriate skill development progression. I don't claim to know the science behind the brain development of 11/12 year olds but that's it, period. Argue with the logic, but not the reasons, becaus...
by JSR
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Hockey Helper Helmet
Replies: 18
Views: 6062

It's funny to some because they think it absurd; funny to others because they've seen it actually happening. You know at first I though it was funny. But then I saw it and saw how the white on white was very subtle, I mean hardly even noticeable. That really sold me that this might not be a bad ide...
by JSR
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: PeeWee checking
Replies: 112
Views: 26969

I was always against checking below HS, I have seen the light now-checking must come back to PW. It does not need to be in squirts though. The truth is teaching proper body contact actually NEEDS to start in squirts. If we start teaching it properly in squirts then as they get to pee wees and banta...
by JSR
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Two issues regarding volunteers in youth hockey.
Replies: 16
Views: 5413

I've coached quite a few years and was at a level 3 that lapsed a year ago. Now I would like to coach again at the mite level 1 and have been told I need to start over like a new coach that has never coached before. I guess that's fine but, they make it harder than it needs to be. So, in this case ...
by JSR
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Bantam Elite League
Replies: 14
Views: 10310

sooyou wrote:I've heard the BEL is the strongest this season that all others. should be interesting to watch!
What??? Is this sarcasm? You do know this is only the second season of it ever, right?
by JSR
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Badgers 14-15
Replies: 53
Views: 11912

Don't know Dougherty's specifics but several of these players making early moves to the CHL, or NHL, just aren't in it for the school experience and the work it takes outside of hockey to be a successful student. Some will make it and some won't. Very true, some are there only for hockey and feel l...
by JSR
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Badgers 14-15
Replies: 53
Views: 11912

Just lost Jack Dougherty. That's a big hit in my mind as I think he had the best potential out of their D group to be a very good player the next few seasons. Yea that one hurts, losing Opilka is still a bigger loss but this one definitely hurts and adds insult to injury for sure. A little surpsied...
by JSR
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Badgers 14-15
Replies: 53
Views: 11912

Just lost Jack Dougherty. That's a big hit in my mind as I think he had the best potential out of their D group to be a very good player the next few seasons. Yea that one hurts, losing Opilka is still a bigger loss but this one definitely hurts and adds insult to injury for sure. A little surpsied...
by JSR
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Badgers 14-15
Replies: 53
Views: 11912

Losing Opilka is bad for UW. I still think it was a huge mistake to not fire the whole coaching staff after last season. I think retaining Eaves will only set UW back a few more years in the rebuilding process. The perception is he is on borrowed time and that is going to be a tough mountain to cli...
by JSR
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: The Brick team for "Team Minnesota"
Replies: 47
Views: 19206

MWS coach, I'm pretty sure a well documented try out was held. I think the Southeast boys felt ok for losing. That Ontario Black team is stellar to say the least. I wouldn't hesitate to say the best 04 team in the world. From what I hear the gap between the two teams is closing a little bit and the...
by JSR
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: HP
Replies: 34
Views: 16110

Surprised ... Aren't there no interesting discussion on the fantastic HP program? Looks like the recipe of getting through the hp program is the following, young parents pay attention, - skating on the coach's team who would likely be the district hp coaches, and taking as many clinics from him. - ...
by JSR
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Article on over use
Replies: 16
Views: 6974

I'm not saying I disagree with you. I'm just saying, it seems like whenever another article is published alleging semi-abusive parent behavior (after all, in the face of all of this fact-based information, what parent knowingly subjects her child to such pain and suffering), or a post claiming subs...
by JSR
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Article on over use
Replies: 16
Views: 6974

365 days a year might be just a bit of an exaggeration. A nice example of the facts used in the article. And I'm sure the fact based articles proving this over and over again have been posted before, but I don't recall one. This particular article certainly isn't one of them. Yes, 365 is an exagger...
by JSR
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Article on over use
Replies: 16
Views: 6974

I get what the studies are saying but c'mon. Playing too much organized hockey = bad. Spending 4 hours after school playing pond hockey with the neighborhood kids every day after school = ahhh, the good old days. Not once have I heard anyone say anything bad about kids playing on their own, whether...
by JSR
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Wisconsin Badgers 14-15
Replies: 53
Views: 11912

Well first new assistant has been hired by Eaves. It's Luke Strand. Most recently the head coach of the USHL Madison Capitols. Good coach but no experience at D1 yet so hard to say how his recruiting will be.
by JSR
Tue May 26, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: The Brick team for "Team Minnesota"
Replies: 47
Views: 19206

In looking at that list I think one could debate if that truly represents the elite remaining elite. Sure, you have the three Gophers and a Bulldog......but the rest of the schools listed are fairly uninspiring to me for a group that was at one time viewed as the cream of the crop. Don't get me wro...
by JSR
Fri May 22, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: The Brick team for "Team Minnesota"
Replies: 47
Views: 19206

These kid are 9-10 years old. Lets see how many of them are still "elite" by 14-15. People take this way too serious. Actually quite a few. There are some that "think" they are elite that really aren't but are on elite level teams but don't quite understand the distinction and while I do think it's...
by JSR
Thu May 21, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: The Brick team for "Team Minnesota"
Replies: 47
Views: 19206

These kid are 9-10 years old. Lets see how many of them are still "elite" by 14-15. People take this way too serious. Actually quite a few. There are some that "think" they are elite that really aren't but are on elite level teams but don't quite understand the distinction and while I do think it's...
by JSR
Tue May 19, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Hakstol gone...
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

wow that was quick... but not terribly surprising either I guess
by JSR
Mon May 18, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Hakstol gone...
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Hakstol gone...

Hakstol has been hired by the Flyers... this is crazy to me. Not that he isn't a good coach or deserving to try and take the next step, I just always thought he seemed quite happy with his gig in North Dakota... The "sue" have a big time hire to figure out now.
by JSR
Fri May 15, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier 1 in MN
Replies: 63
Views: 21823

Nevertoomuchhockey wrote:Is that you Craig Perry?
I kid I kid.
I don't know who Craig Perry is, I just thought the meme was funny within the context of the question posed
by JSR
Fri May 15, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: The Brick team for "Team Minnesota"
Replies: 47
Views: 19206

I saw this team, well 13 of the 15 players, down in the ChiTown Shuffle. It's hard to say how good or not good they are/were. They split with the Chicago Brick team (makes me wonder what type of second game MN had with them because MN really outplayed them in the first game) and my son's team played...