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by BadgerBob82
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Breck (5-2-1) @ Lourdes (7-2) 1-3-12 7pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2297

Breck wins 8-2.
by BadgerBob82
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Kiwanis Hockey Tournament
Replies: 45
Views: 11525

Lourdes had an "off night" and got beat? Come on. Northland Pines came out flat in the 1st and LHS couldn't do anything with that chance. Then NP came out playing hard in the 2nd and 3rd and it was a very close game. LHS played as good as they could. They have 2 very talented players, as shown by th...
by BadgerBob82
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Kiwanis Hockey Tournament
Replies: 45
Views: 11525

I think Mayo showed who is the best team in Rochester. LHS was the 5th best team in the Class A side. (Probably would have been the 6th best in the AA side) They work hard but are just a cute little Class A team with 1 line. The tournament was well run and thanks to Mayo playing the Saturday night g...
by BadgerBob82
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1A
Replies: 302
Views: 47128

Century has some injuries and some players out with rules violations. I think they will struggle for a while. Roy, this season, I predict Mayo is the best team in Rochester, though rules violations have hit them too. Century has had a long run of being 1-2 with Mayo. But Century is in for a down yea...
by BadgerBob82
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

Lucia: The analogy I'd use. How many Bantam teams could beat a "decent" high school team? Could a top 10 Bantam team beat a 3rd tier HS team? Maybe. But, if the team only has 1-2 "super-stars" (like a Gersich), or are small, or are young, or don't have a really good goalie, the HS team, being 1-4 ye...
by BadgerBob82
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

And since many of you think LHS is best in Rochester. My take is they have 3-4 NAHL caliber players. 2-3 MnJ caliber players. Remaining players would be over their heads. Goaltending is not there.

If you could create 1 HS team from Rochester. Still probably couldn't play with the Hawks.
by BadgerBob82
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

Agree with Clutterbuck22. The only HS teams that could beat the Ice Hawks would have to have:
1. 10-12 big strong fast tough smart seniors or
2. 5-6 future D1 caliber players. or
3. A D1 caliber goalie and one goal
by BadgerBob82
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

There could be alot of reasons. But a drop in numbers is a huge one. Somebody else (Goldy I think) was right that school enrollments are down over the past 20 years. Each grade used to have over 1,500 kids with JM, Mayo and LHS. Now is down 150+ per grade, yet the town has 30k-40k more people. Why i...
by BadgerBob82
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 1A
Replies: 302
Views: 47128

Chan, Mayo and Faribault should be in bold.

Achiever NE Whatever? Na
by BadgerBob82
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

HockeyRoch: You obviously don't know what you're talking about. RYHA has not had a North/South team for 10 years. Was too watered down then and 75% of the players were north and 25%. So the bottom north kids had to play with the south kids. Was a disaster. RYHA has had the top 15 skaters on 1 A team...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Should Larger Associations Be Required To Field Multiple AA
Replies: 28
Views: 5189

See Bo, you want to make this personal. And it is not about me or my boys or the various levels I have coached. I am looking at the entire state of MN, not my little corner of it. It is personal for you. You can't see the big picture and with anything that is said, you view its impact to your own pe...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

Yep, so if say Mayo only loses to STA 8-2 then they would be better than LHS? Of if Century beats La Sewer-Henderson-St. Peter by only say 10-0 they would be worse than LHS?
by BadgerBob82
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

LHS has had very good teams over the years. They would have beat JM every year. Some years (like this year) Century. Other years Mayo. But I don't think LHS has ever had (what the title of this thread is) The Best Team in Rochester. But they play at the Class A level so we will never know. Class A h...
by BadgerBob82
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Should Larger Associations Be Required To Field Multiple AA
Replies: 28
Views: 5189

Very simple Bo. When a district has 8 of each level (AA-A) I see no reason why they should be FORCED to play each other. But I think there are many larger associations where their A level team can match well with other associations AA teams. This format allows them to play each other. That is not "s...
by BadgerBob82
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Should Larger Associations Be Required To Field Multiple AA
Replies: 28
Views: 5189

Ahhh, no. The problem was in the past too many B1 caliber teams were playing at the A level so they could somehow get better. I had said all along, the B1-B2 thing has worked well for years. Do it at the A level. So we have AA and A. I agree with you that FORCING A teams to play AA teams is stupid. ...
by BadgerBob82
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Power play
Replies: 25
Views: 5839

I think the question is actually at what age/level should a coach "shorten the bench"?

"Special teams" is code for increasing/reducing the playing time of players.

My opinion is each player needs to learn PP and PK.

I do like the idea of having 6 designated players to play with the goalie pulled.
by BadgerBob82
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

Bottom line. LHS is best Class A team in Rochester.

Want anything more than that, step up to AA.
by BadgerBob82
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

Talon: Relax, I didn't say LHS is the worst team in Rochester. Year to year teams change. One year Mayo is better. The next Century. JM has not been the best team in Rochester for many years. While it's possible LHS may have had the best team in Rochester at some point over the years, I maintain May...
by BadgerBob82
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Should Larger Associations Be Required To Field Multiple AA
Replies: 28
Views: 5189

Sounds more like you agree with me now! What, did you forget your position on this? You have always maintained the old A-B1-B2-C is best! I'm sure you will think this is very complicated, but D10 has 8 AA and 8 A teams at PW, and 8 AA and 7 A at Bantams, correct? For the 8 team leagues, play each ot...
by BadgerBob82
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

Roy: Don't forget to qualify "success" at the Class A level. To say having close games with Red Wing or New Prague is a good thing. Those should be 8-1 blow-outs for the best team in Rochester!
by BadgerBob82
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

How about you ask the 3 seniors how their Elite tryouts went? Oh yeah, they were invites, no tryout! 1 was still in a cast! I totally agree LHS has had some very good hockey players. But problem is, they have almost always been a 1 line wonder. Add a decent goalie here or there and a couple solid D-...
by BadgerBob82
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minimum time between same day ice times - Who knows this?
Replies: 15
Views: 4801

Great points!
by BadgerBob82
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Should Larger Associations Be Required To Field Multiple AA
Replies: 28
Views: 5189

Able to have an AA team? I've always said the AA-A thing should not automatically reflect the HS program(s) they feed, it should be based on association size. I would say 75-80 players at each level is a starting point for discussion. Then you have an AA-A-B1-B2-C team. Small associations with 12 st...
by BadgerBob82
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Best Rochester Team
Replies: 155
Views: 25547

Put down the purple kool-aid! The reality is several attempts had been made to get LHS adminstration to opt up to AA. The adminstration has said no because they don't want LHS to become a "hockey school" that "recruits" players. They want to maintain their Catholic enrollment fed by their K-8 system...
by BadgerBob82
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Should Larger Associations Be Required To Field Multiple AA
Replies: 28
Views: 5189

Well stated Grey Beard! One correction, Lakeville has had 2 A teams for many years. And Wayzata did last year at PW.

Irish: Sounds like your association should also field an AA and A team.