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by luckyEPDad
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: WHAT HAPPENED TO EDINA?
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO EDINA?

Couldn't take it any longer. Had to say something! Edina has been a consistent and dominating force for a while, with strong teams coming up from 10's 12's and 14's for the last I don't know how long! What happened?? 14's falter at state, an obvious championship caliber team, 12's don't even get th...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U Girls Hockey will never be the same....
Replies: 38
Views: 10347

HEY lUCKY, YOU NEED TO BE IN TOUCH WITH YOUR ASSOCIATION! dO YOU KNOW THERE ARE A HAND FULL OF GIRLS FROM THE EP 12U A TEAM THAT WANT TO GO PLAY PEE WEE'S NEXT YEAR IF THE RULE CHANGES? nOT ONLY THE GIRLS BUT THE dAD'S THAT COACH THEM. nOT GOOD FOR THE GIRLS GAME OR PROGRAM. imo THE OLDER THE GIRLS...
by luckyEPDad
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U Girls Hockey will never be the same....
Replies: 38
Views: 10347

Re: Girls Programs

An education program would just present the best information on the topic. For example, parents should not prevent girls from playing PW because of fear of injury. Girls hockey has a far higher percentage of concussions that boys hockey (year old USA Hockey magazine article). Obviously checking is n...
by luckyEPDad
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: STA
Replies: 409
Views: 63777

The system we have now is working . It would be dumb to pick at it. 8) While I agree, to a point, most would disagree with you... Depends on how you define "working". Its definitely not working for those who feel a need for a single state champion. Has it prevented the death of small school HS hock...
by luckyEPDad
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U Girls Hockey will never be the same....
Replies: 38
Views: 10347

I like that solution. If you're going to switch back, you sit. Like that wouldn't be a problem. Kids would play in a different association instead of sit. You then have another metro/non-metro chasm where metro girls get a free pass to try PW or 12U, because an Edina kid could avoid the skip and pl...
by luckyEPDad
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U Girls Hockey will never be the same....
Replies: 38
Views: 10347

I pulled up the team rosters for Eden Prairie. At the mites level there are dozens of girls playing with boys. At the squirts level I found 3. At PW I couldn't find all the team rosters and I couldn't find any girls. In know when my daughter was that age there were 3. In EP the big exodus is girls g...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top 75 High Schools teams of all-time
Replies: 230
Views: 70127

No intent. I was planning on rolling the results out five teams at a time, ending with #1-5 in a week or so. #41 was a stopping point. Either that, or there was intent. Can't decide, actually. :P Lee And these comments come on the heels of your announcement of STA as the #41st ranked team. :lol: Ni...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U Girls Hockey will never be the same....
Replies: 38
Views: 10347

Re: 12U Girls Hockey will never be the same....

WOW LUCKY WOW! Don't shorten the bench...Remove Checking...Who Cares about winning? I absolutely have to laugh and laugh again everytime I read your posts!!! You are quite the softy aren't you? TOO FUNNY! Keep 'em comin' I really enjoy the entertainment! Have you ever played hockey? It is a physica...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: U12A State Pairings and Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 8296

RedArmy dad, congrats on the win, I did see your girls play and they were a very skilled and great U12 team. The question I have for you? Why is your team so small? Is this not like a short bench, 12 skaters, really? Why not have more skaters on this team? There are a lot of teams with only 12 skat...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U Girls Hockey will never be the same....
Replies: 38
Views: 10347

Re: 12u hockey never the same

Since you want checking removed...we better remove slap shots..those are too dangerous. There should be a speed limit for how fast players can skate...because they could get hurt. They should probably remove the boards because players have been paralyzed by running into them. Pucks are too hard...s...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top 75 High Schools teams of all-time
Replies: 230
Views: 70127

Can ya crunch the numbers a little quicker? This has been a lot more fun to read than all the bickering about STA.
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U Girls Hockey will never be the same....
Replies: 38
Views: 10347

Re: 12U Girls Hockey will never be the same....

I'm all for removing checking at all levels. It has no place in a skill game like hockey. But that's not the question is it. I don't see the rule having any effect on girls hockey. Most of the girls I know thought about playing PW instead of 12U because they want to check (especially to check boys)....
by luckyEPDad
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: U12A State Pairings and Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 8296

EP Dad- A shoutout is an acknowledgement of respect... Understood. I'm saying that it is sad that the Duluth coach's behavior was seen as unusual enough to be noteworthy. He probably didn't strike his players either. While that is also commendable it is so common we would find in undeserving of a "...
by luckyEPDad
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: U12A State Pairings and Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 8296

Also a shout out to Duluth's coaches for staying true to their philosophy of not short benching. Sad that this is unusual enough to deserve a shout out. It should be the norm. I respect anyone willing to take on the huge commitment that is being a youth hockey coach. But when you think winning is t...
by luckyEPDad
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Cost of State Tourney
Replies: 21
Views: 7768

Re: Cost of State Tourney

Who would you like to subsidize your attendance? 1. MSHSL (aka the schools) 2. Tax payers 3. Other event attendees This isn't a cheap event to put on and the MSHSL already "extorts" the TV broadcasters and other advertisers who want to support the boys to also support the girls tournament. They als...
by luckyEPDad
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 14UB State Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 1112

14UB State Tournament

U14B was kind of a train wreck this year, but all concerns were washed away by a wave of enthusiasm emanating from Buffalo this weekend. I'm grateful to Buffalo, District 6 and Minnesota Youth Hockey for putting on a great tournament. Eden Prairie Red finally got it done against Wayzata, winning 4-2...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Cost of State Tourney
Replies: 21
Views: 7768

Re: Cost of State Tourney

Who would you like to subsidize your attendance? 1. MSHSL (aka the schools) 2. Tax payers 3. Other event attendees This isn't a cheap event to put on and the MSHSL already "extorts" the TV broadcasters and other advertisers who want to support the boys to also support the girls tournament. They als...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Honestly, was the AA title game as good as it gets?
Replies: 112
Views: 18460

Great hustle? Yes. Great play? Yes. Great goal? No. Easy prediction: this goal will be shown countless times on future State Tournament highlight tapes. If it wasn't a great goal then this won't be the case! Very similar to the plays made by Neal Broten and Blake Wheeler when they dove for the puck...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Honestly, was the AA title game as good as it gets?
Replies: 112
Views: 18460

Really wasn't crowing, just responding to Eagles comments. Here's what he had to offer. Okay, lets take a look at the EP athletic program as a whole, shall we? There's this trophy out there called the challenge cup, awarded to one A and one AA high school every year that has the best athletic progr...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: How bad is Lou Nanne as an announcer?
Replies: 60
Views: 11122

Calling two games a night and keeping the players names straight (mostly) is impressive. Many of the comments and stories are tired, but its tough not repeating yourself over a run of 47 years. He's not funny or exciting, but his obvious love for the game, the tournament and tradition more than make...
by luckyEPDad
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Worst Thing About The Tourney?
Replies: 122
Views: 25373

Re: STA

I thought the EP/Duluth East game was a bit ugly from start to finish. A lot more dump and chase by both teams than in earlier games. I suppose this is a sign of just how difficult it was to move the puck. Good defense, but not real pretty. I don't get the whole "who is the best" argument between "A...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: Will MN Hockey Ever Institute Delayed Off-Sides?
Replies: 8
Views: 3867

Is it any more difficult to officiate? Most youth games only have 2 referees.
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U A Regional Predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 7185

Hard water fan wrote:@Hockey Dad- You've got 9 of 10 in American and National, and nothing coming out of Olympic. What region is missing?
I'd guess that 9 of the currently top 10 ranked teams (on LPH) are advancing to regional tournaments. One is not (sorry OMG, nice run).
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: districts scores/results
Replies: 42
Views: 10169

Re: Edina U12A's

Thank goodness they finally pulled out a Win. Those girls have struggled all year in the Big Games. Is it the pressure that holds them back? It is unfortunate, as the 1st place seed in D6 should have been theirs. Now, to face Centennial in the first round of Regions is going to be tough! No, the fi...
by luckyEPDad
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: 12U A Regional Predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 7185

Anyone familiar with why there are 3 regions as opposed to two or four? Mathematically it is a bit odd. A few years ago my daughter finished third in the American region. A friend of hers finished third in the Olympic region. Having played each other at an invitational I'd say the teams were evenly ...