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by 57special
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Edina Squirt A - What's Up?
Replies: 79
Views: 26170

The Edina Squirt program as a whole is extremely healthy with 13 teams, up from 9 just a few years ago. They have made a conscious effort to have more teams at the A and B levels ( 2 and 6, as opposed to 1 and 4 in recent years)' resulting in slightly lesser results than in previous years. Time will...
by 57special
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44258

Squirt ref. Very young. It was the second obvious missed off side on that shift. Had a civil word after the game in the handshake line and said he had to call that one, and he came up with that explanation. I was bemused, to say the least.... The good news is that we didn't lose the game because of ...
by 57special
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44258

Thanks for all the info, ref22. One more for you. Puck is cleared from inside to 6' outside blue line by defending team where it hits ref, then bounces back inside directly to offensive team, who have yet to clear zone. No whistle is blown, and offensive team scores. Ref explains lack of whistle by ...
by 57special
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44258

That is for all the info, ref22. One more for you. Puck is cleared from inside to 6' outside blue line by defending team where it hits ref, then bounces back in directly to offensive team, who have yet to clear zone. No whistle is blown, and offensive team scores. Ref explains lack of whistle by say...
by 57special
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls High School Hockey
Topic: Achiever Academy ineligible girl players?
Replies: 240
Views: 60215

I'm not that concerned about the girls either, except for them having to put up with unethical parents and school staff. They aren't children anymore, but well on the way to being adults. They knew what was going on was wrong and an attempt to stack the deck in their favor. Good riddance to the whol...
by 57special
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44258

Guess what? I asked the kids, and THEY wanted Captains. It's their team, not mine.
by 57special
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44258

Wanted to confirm that at the youth (Squirt) level UASH rules allow only one captain and two alternates. I'm pretty sure that the CAHA allows one C and up to three Alternates.
by 57special
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Winning vs development.
Replies: 20
Views: 5610

I've seen 1,2,1,2,1,2,3 shifts for large parts of a season at the Squirt level. To me, that is flat out wrong. At the PWAA I can see unequal playing time in playoffs, though I still hate to see it. Definitely is OK when a goalie is pulled, though. At Bantam AA/A/B1 I can see specialty teams, especia...
by 57special
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MITE ADM From Illinois Parent
Replies: 27
Views: 6849

So ILL has decided to completely cut off the bottom of the pyramid when it comes to participation numbers? Good luck with that. It's not hard. Look at the size of a Mite compared to a Midget. About half, right? Why not cut the ice in half, also? Money figures into it also. Here in MN they pay $160-2...
by 57special
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: COLDEST ARENA EVER PLAYED IN
Replies: 54
Views: 12105

Harding arena in St. Paul is nippy. Old rink in Roseau. That crazy little rink in Fargo (SunMart?) by the train tracks with all the religious stuff on the walls. MacDonald arena on the old McGill campus in Montreal. Numerous rinks in northern Canada... One in Elliot Lake sticks out, as does another ...
by 57special
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: ADM and your association
Replies: 34
Views: 10039

I take what I need and leave the rest. Some of it is pretty silly, IMO, and designed to drawn in players from non hockey markets. My experience with the full ice 5 on 5 for Mites differs from some of the above posters. I find the strong players dominate the puck more in that format, and the lesser s...
by 57special
Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Squirtacular
Replies: 39
Views: 7656

Then the Peewees would be eligible for the Grandaddy of them all, the Quebec Tournament during their Winter Carnival. The competition is truly world class.
by 57special
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Minnesota Girls Youth Hockey
Topic: New low?
Replies: 1
Views: 1884

Hopefully either the court or district will ban him from entering any arena for a good long time. Hit him where it hurts.
by 57special
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44258

Quack: Thanks for the boarding rule definition. I saw a check the other night that fit perfectly the "Rolling" definition. Defenseman angled puck carrier into boards and checked him along boards using his hip/mid section. Player who got checked fell over but got right back up. Defenseman was given ...
by 57special
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44258

I don't know what constitutes Boarding right now. It seems to me that it is called if the person being hit falls into the boards rather than stays upright or semi upright? I am seeing it called in some games and not in others. Keep in mind that I am not talking about hitting from behind, targeting t...
by 57special
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: BANTAM B1
Replies: 30
Views: 9201

OT Shootout win for Wayazata.
by 57special
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Short Bench
Replies: 178
Views: 36528

PDF's - perpetually dissatisfied family's

PITA- pain in the ass
by 57special
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Short Bench
Replies: 178
Views: 36528

Two things- as time goes on, PDF's tend to suffer. Word gets around about what a PITA they are, and coaches would rather take a player with lesser talent but good attitude. Was In a Tourney recently with my fun, but under talented team. We ended up playing against a more talented team that had beat ...
by 57special
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44258

If a stick is slashed out of an opposing players hand (very obvious, strong slash) but no contact with the players body is made then is it a penalty? I know they call it most times in the NHL now, but never used to. Yes, it is a penalty. The purpose of the stick is only to play the puck. Thought so...
by 57special
Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Refs
Replies: 144
Views: 44258

If a stick is slashed out of an opposing players hand (very obvious, strong slash) but no contact with the players body is made then is it a penalty? I know they call it most times in the NHL now, but never used to.
by 57special
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Too cold for outdoor youth hockey?
Replies: 12
Views: 3025

baseball tournaments deal with weather problems all the time. Reduce game times and amounts if plausible, but otherwise you have to look at cancelling. Frostbite is no fun.
by 57special
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier 1 AAA against MN Assoc this weekend and next....
Replies: 111
Views: 25683

Carolina looked very good. Medium sized, quite fast. What stuck out about them was their passing,discipline, and puck support. Coach told me that one of their weaknesses was goal scoring. Over the weekend the only team that beat them was Tonka. I think a top MN AA team will be at the same level,espe...
by 57special
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier 1 AAA against MN Assoc this weekend and next....
Replies: 111
Views: 25683

Edina is down this year. Playing with 13 players for some reason.

Carolina in finals against Wayzata.
by 57special
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier 1 AAA against MN Assoc this weekend and next....
Replies: 111
Views: 25683

Carolina Hurricanes 99 AAA beats Edina BAA 6-1.
by 57special
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Tier 1 AAA against MN Assoc this weekend and next....
Replies: 111
Views: 25683

Back to the original topic, just met a Dad whose son is with the 99 AAA Carolina Jr. Hurricanes. They are playing Stillwater, Buffalo, Tonka, and Edina BAA this weekend. They are no joke....ranked #6 or 7 nationally, and the head coach is a former Mr. Hockey, ably assisted by a certain Rob Brind'amo...