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by jpiehl
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MN Made Choice League 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 10437

I totally agree with you. But good luck convincing the 4-10 parents and players from each team that they should be playing cross-ice after they've already had a taste of full-ice. I really think it should have been slowly implemented, with mandating 1st and 2nd year Mites with cross-ice this year (...
by jpiehl
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Free Goaltending?
Replies: 10
Views: 2731

The best is talking to the goalie's dad and listening to him complain about all the shots the team is giving up, and how they need to play better defense, etc. I simply reply he's getting his money's worth. And even more fun is listening to the parents blame the goalie for giving up a goal on the t...
by jpiehl
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: District 8 Penalizes Team and Coach
Replies: 43
Views: 10799

Re: District 8 Penalizes Team and Coach

Over the weekend, I was talking to a few parents from Lakeville. They proceeded to tell me that one of their Bantam B1 teams are being penalized $1500, plus the head coach is receiving a 3 game suspension for playing in a Bantam A tournament (which they took 3rd place in) during the season. Isn't "...
by jpiehl
Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: PWAA: Elimination Tuesday in D6
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

D6 lost money ?? Have they been taking lessons from D2 ??? OG, I should re-state that. D6 had a small "very public" shortfall. Each year the associations usually get a rebate of monies. This year no rebate from 2012 will be given. That being said, you don't need a high school degree from Forest Lak...
by jpiehl
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: PWAA: Elimination Tuesday in D6
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

There are many teams that have put in countless hours and energy that are finished for the season now. That's the way playoffs work. Much better than just selecting the teams, or giving everybody a trophy.
by jpiehl
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: A vs AA
Replies: 7
Views: 2212

Why do so many more europeans play in the NHL than U.S. born players? Their first sport is soccer. You might find the answer to this in the dump and chase thread. Nice post HD10. Just one correction. 2010-11 NHL Players by Birthplace Europe 223 22.8% US 234 23.9% Canada 521 53.3% http://en.wikipedi...
by jpiehl
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Outside rink at Minnesota Made
Replies: 23
Views: 7360

Yeah, but in Minnesota Association hockey, we get to travel from St. Cloud to New Ulm and St. Cloud to Luverne for league games, so that's much better. Oh wait...
by jpiehl
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 04 reebok nats
Replies: 25
Views: 8691

Ethical breach alert..... 04 nats use 03 goalie.... Eliminated from tournament.... Forfeit all games..... #-o #-o That would come as no surprise with the Nats. Three summers ago my son's 01 team played their 01 team in a tournament and they were using a 00 goalie and 1 00 skater. Other players on o...
by jpiehl
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MN Hockey reminds coaches hockey is about having fun
Replies: 43
Views: 7568

Ask a kid who tried out for an association team and was told he wouldn't be able to play for any team and he'll say he got cut. HUGE difference... and for many if they are 'cut" from an association they do not have a chance to play elsewhere Where does this happen? The Administrator's Code of Condu...
by jpiehl
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: How to destroy a 9-year-old
Replies: 17
Views: 5059

Re: How to destroy a 9-year-old

Well, not to sound callous, but if that is what the rules say then that is what they say. You can't just get rid of offsides because one kid has trouble with it either. But the real blame here goes on whoever put this kid who apparently could barely skate into a 'selects' tournament in the first pla...
by jpiehl
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Cross Ice Games
Replies: 63
Views: 12958

goaliewithfoggedglasses wrote:I emailed Guy Gosselin, the USA Hockey ADM Manager for our region. He said the proposal OTC posted above passed with a unanimous vote. What that means for Minnesota remains to be seen I guess.
If that's true, then it is another fine example of Minnesota Hockey "fighting for us".
by jpiehl
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Cross Ice Games
Replies: 63
Views: 12958

Re: Cross Ice Games

I heard USA Hockey is trying to make all Mite Games Cross Ice for 2013. MN Hockey is fighting. Seems a little crazy to make your advance/last year of Mites play only cross ice hockey. I would assume you would play 3 on 3 at that level. I agree lower mites should but your older mites are 8-9 years o...
by jpiehl
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Is your son an elite player?
Replies: 147
Views: 18446

"There is no perfect balance" That's what we're trying to tell you........ ALL KIDS ARE DIFFERENT!!! Quite telling people they're doing it all wrong when you have no clue of their situation. I bet you'll read your own book over, and over. :lol: Bo, how would you know all kids are different? Aren't ...
by jpiehl
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Is your son an elite player?
Replies: 147
Views: 18446

Maybe not quite that simple.....but great advice. Paying attention to their attitude, particularly to their attitude at home with their family is a great way to check in. Kids often have a blast when they are playing with their friends, but then are crabby at home. Saying no, may not be what you th...
by jpiehl
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Is your son an elite player?
Replies: 147
Views: 18446

Maybe not quite that simple.....but great advice. Paying attention to their attitude, particularly to their attitude at home with their family is a great way to check in. Kids often have a blast when they are playing with their friends, but then are crabby at home. Saying no, may not be what you th...
by jpiehl
Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Is your son an elite player?
Replies: 147
Views: 18446

DrGaf wrote:
YouthHockeyHub wrote:On a side note: I think the '99 class will be one of the better ones our state will produce.
2000's by a long shot. So deep, so much talent from all over the metro.

Including a possibility of 3-4 "phenom"-type players at that level.
And another with a 2000 son...
by jpiehl
Thu May 31, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 2012-2013 Russell Stover Tryouts
Replies: 65
Views: 15772

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get"...but here lifes lesson #142, blue pucks, no checking in peewee's, nutrition regiment, class A/AA, waivers and I can go on and on without the help of big governing hockey telling me what entitlement is deserved by all look...
by jpiehl
Thu May 24, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: AAA Summer Tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 3428

Sounds like this tourney should be posted in the girls youth hockey forum. 2112, If you don't like the sounds of this tournament then don't play in it. No need to bash. I think these type of tourneys will start popping up. Really, $1,599 a tournament? Ice is cheapest in the summers. Entry fees are ...
by jpiehl
Thu May 17, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: small towns who dont have the talent wanting to play a?
Replies: 77
Views: 11414

Which successful high school hockey program is fed by an association playing only B hockey? And which successful high school hockey program is fed by an association that routinely gets beaten 7-1 playing at the A level? The fact is that good teams and players at youth generally translates to good t...
by jpiehl
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 2000 MACHINE VS 2000 BLADES
Replies: 356
Views: 105888

old goalie85 wrote:What the______ ??? Is this character attacking 03's?????
Looks like he is.

Apparently it's Zombie post day, lots of old stuff being brought back from the dead...
by jpiehl
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: AAA Goalies
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Realistically, if you are truly looking for goalie development, your money is better spent on goalie training than AAA hockey. AAA is fun for them, but it isn't generally the best return on investment for the goalie outside of the fun. That said, I do know the the MN Black Bears have a good goalie ...
by jpiehl
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: USAH Coaches Survey/Pee Wee Checking Rule
Replies: 14
Views: 3302

I too found this question to be a manipulation to fit their desires and commented on it as such. Having watched some spring hockey where these non-checking PeeWee players are now completing with larger, faster and physical players all the while skating with their head down because that is what they...
by jpiehl
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: AAA Goalies
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Realistically, if you are truly looking for goalie development, your money is better spent on goalie training than AAA hockey. AAA is fun for them, but it isn't generally the best return on investment for the goalie outside of the fun. That said, I do know the the MN Black Bears have a good goalie d...
by jpiehl
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: YHH Squirt B State Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 4116

The trophy said champion or 1st place...not sure really PM to discuss the the invited teams - speaking publicly about who was invited and not would be in poor taste. But I can assure you that we did it extremely fair and balanced to get the best teams in the field. TS Can I ask why the "B" level an...
by jpiehl
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: YHH Squirt B State Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 4116

They don't have an official tournament, it was a tournament that I believe was sponsored by YHH to bring in some of the better squirt B teams this weekend. Just wondering why all information was scrubbed from the site or if it has been cancelled.