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by luckyEPDad
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: No Checking = No Top Girls at 12U?
Replies: 40
Views: 9918

Last year's #'s are meaningless. This rule did not apply last year. Like I said before, lots of actions have unintended consequences. Time will tell on this one Meaningless? There was no checking in squirts last year, and only 3 girls from EP played squirts - the rest played 10U. I cannot for the l...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Here come the girls
Replies: 56
Views: 11684

Minnesota's hockey culture is much different from what you see in competitive youth soccer. Girls are separated out by age 9 and are never seen playing with boys past age 11. Minnesota has enough girls playing youth hockey. A cultural shift that saw travel coaches cut all girls that try out would e...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: No Checking = No Top Girls at 12U?
Replies: 40
Views: 9918

What were the 10-11 numbers regarding girls playing squirts and peewees? A breakdown of A,B,&C would be helpful, as well. I'm not sure if supporting data is allowed on this forum. Only unfounded speculation please. In EP the number of girls playing on boys drops off drastically after mites. Looking...
by luckyEPDad
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: The "other" rule change
Replies: 13
Views: 3971

Immediate off-sides does teach puck control. If you have a forechecker coming at you, you have to create time and space by either passing the puck more moving your feet. If you move your feet you buy time for your team mates to get out of the o-zone so you then can pass it to them. We I played yout...
by luckyEPDad
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2011-12 Open Coaching Positions
Replies: 260
Views: 125535

Re: Summer?

Is it just me that finds it odd that 11 programs still haven't named a coach. The summer contact period has started, and is critical to the development of a program. I would say it would be a big disadvantage to not have a staff in place to run a summer program. May have something to do with no sta...
by luckyEPDad
Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Who has the best chance of winning in 2012
Replies: 52
Views: 23061

You mean next year's EP team with a fresh infusion of players from this year's Bantam A state champions? Yeah, EP has nothing to look forward too.
by luckyEPDad
Thu May 26, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Pee Wee Checking Debate
Replies: 106
Views: 24044

Let's be harsh here, hockey is not for everybody. It takes a certain body type, skill set, mind set and opportunity to play it. Is that body type like Brian Gionta who at 5'7" is shorter than my 14 year old daughter, or Zdeno Chara at 6'9"? Is the skill set like like that of Gretzky who has been de...
by luckyEPDad
Thu May 26, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Pee Wee Checking Debate
Replies: 106
Views: 24044

I fail to see how changing the checking schedule makes hockey harder or easier. As in all sports the degree of difficulty is determined by your opponent. If we agree that better competition makes you a better player, then we should all want better competition. USA Hockey's proposal is an attempt to ...
by luckyEPDad
Thu May 26, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Pee Wee Checking Debate
Replies: 106
Views: 24044

luckyEP, In making the assumption you are from Eden Prarie, have you seen your Bantam A team lately? Many players on that team (and others) are great skaters, great playmakers, and they know how to check to gain advantage. Checking in peewees hasn't seemed to be a deterent to their development. Bet...
by luckyEPDad
Wed May 25, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Pee Wee Checking Debate
Replies: 106
Views: 24044

Weird, they must be trying to cover that angle up big time now. Here is a link to the proposal that is part of the USA Hockey meeting agenda: http://usahockey.cachefly.net/Meetings/2011ACSPECReport.pdf Note this is part of the "player safety and equipment" part of the agenda and there are ADM and D...
by luckyEPDad
Wed May 25, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Pee Wee Checking Debate
Replies: 106
Views: 24044

This is not about safety. The original purpose of the proposed change was to promote development. As crusaders are like to do, proponents of the rule change began searching for evidence to support their cause. It was then that they stumbled across the concussion data and the Canada checking report....
by luckyEPDad
Wed May 25, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Pee Wee Checking Debate
Replies: 106
Views: 24044

Totally agree. Now the picture is so confused that nobody really knows what they want and worst of all nobody really trusts them to be after what they say they want. I think they need to scrap it and start over. Come out with a unified (not a Facebook advertisement of what they want to ram through)...
by luckyEPDad
Fri May 20, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: AP Player of Year: Minnetonka goalie Julie Friend
Replies: 12
Views: 5657

Re: AP Player of Year: Minnetonka goalie Julie Friend

My sister played with Friend in some all-star tourney after the high school season had ended, apparently when she doesn't have the Tonka defense in front of her she's not all that she's cracked up to be. Imagine that, huh... Gee, goalies play better when they know what to expect from their defensem...
by luckyEPDad
Tue May 10, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2011-12 Open Coaching Positions
Replies: 260
Views: 125535

Re: Openings 11-12

I don't want to be the board mediator here, but would it be possible to move the EP talk to another topic, like the "EP" one I brought to the top, so those who don't care about it, don't need to see it when we bring up the coach opening topic, as it's not open, and most likely won't be this year. W...
by luckyEPDad
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Peewee checking letter
Replies: 99
Views: 26045

Before I would answer the question, I would ask why girl’s hockey is the sport that has the most players suffering concussions of any sport played. As we all know, girl’s hockey bans physical checking at all levels. I think the main reason for that is because girls are more willing to take risks an...
by luckyEPDad
Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: 2011-12 Open Coaching Positions
Replies: 260
Views: 125535

observer wrote:I was wondering how long it would take for someone to shoot down the rosey picture BeenAround painted. A couple of diffrerent opinions there.
Why isn't Eden Prairie on the list? Have they found a new head coach?
by luckyEPDad
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top 75 High Schools teams of all-time
Replies: 230
Views: 70145

Thank you Lee It was a very fun topic... :!: Note the difference in total pts between Edina and Roseau... #1 to #2... Edina - 602.12 pts & Roseau - 468.01 pts... That is huge when looking at other team totals... It is phenominal to think of how dominate Edina really has been through the years of Mi...
by luckyEPDad
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top 75 High Schools teams of all-time
Replies: 230
Views: 70145

Re: Top 75

And, I seem to remember a Bloomington Lincoln school that was pretty darn good too. I know they made it to state at least once in the 70's and had many good teams after that. Good thing that back in the 70's,80's, and 90's that Bloomington wasn't just one school!!! That would be a crime. I look at ...
by luckyEPDad
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top 75 High Schools teams of all-time
Replies: 230
Views: 70145

Re: Top 75

And, I seem to remember a Bloomington Lincoln school that was pretty darn good too. I know they made it to state at least once in the 70's and had many good teams after that. Good thing that back in the 70's,80's, and 90's that Bloomington wasn't just one school!!! That would be a crime. I look at ...
by luckyEPDad
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top 75 High Schools teams of all-time
Replies: 230
Views: 70145

Re: Top 75

I am still completely failing to understand the point about weighting the AA achievements of teams small enough to be in A as if they were A achievements. Are you trying to say their achievements should not be judged based on who they beat? Duluth East getting 2nd place this year by beating Edina, ...
by luckyEPDad
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top 75 High Schools teams of all-time
Replies: 230
Views: 70145

Re: Top 75

It's amazing how accurate and right these rankings seem to be. This is a fun list and brings back memories of these great teams, their players & coaches and their state tournament successes. The final four must be 1. Edina/Edina East, 2. Roseau, 3. Jefferson, 4. Hill-Murray. Close, but I think that...
by luckyEPDad
Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top 75 High Schools teams of all-time
Replies: 230
Views: 70145

Even under this scenario--which I expect everyone will agree is over-optimistic about what a number of these teams could have achieved--Class A schools won 17/80 possible trips to state. That's 21.25%--a figure substantially lower than the .36 Lee used. If you assume that class A teams win 21.25% o...
by luckyEPDad
Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top 75 High Schools teams of all-time
Replies: 230
Views: 70145

Class A points were calculated at 36% of Class AA points. The 0.36 I came up with was the result of comparing the PageStat ratings of every Class A team to every Class AA team over the past eleven years. This was a huge sampling of over 83,000 comparisons and gave me a certain amount of confidence....
by luckyEPDad
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top 75 High Schools teams of all-time
Replies: 230
Views: 70145

What is the "A" vs "AA" weighting when calculating points? Is it arbitrary or did you use some statistical method?
by luckyEPDad
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U Girls Hockey will never be the same....
Replies: 38
Views: 10347

Yes I was and I stand by what I said. The 12 U A team was average at best and the 12 U B team did not win a handful of games. EP's 12 U A team consisted of half first years including 2 first year goalies. The core of the first year parents maintain they will make the jump if the rules changes. The ...