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by jpiehl
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: YHH Squirt B State Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 4116

YHH Squirt B State Tournament

What happened to the information on the Squirt B State Tournament that I believe YHH was sponsoring? I couldn't find anything on the webpage, but it was there a few days ago.
by jpiehl
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Out of State Player Eligibility
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

There is a waiver process for kids to play from other states, I remember seeing it outlined in the Minnesota Hockey rules, but I don't remember exactly what it is. It seems it was more extensive than just getting a waiver to play for another in-state association.
by jpiehl
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: YHH Weekly Rankings (2-27-12)
Replies: 33
Views: 6084

Wow, no love for Brainerd in the Squirt B. Last Minnesota team alive in B at Fargo, beat Princeton in their home tournament.
by jpiehl
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mn Selects Tryout?
Replies: 46
Views: 7628

I have learned that in AAA kids don't need to tryout. "MN Selects" can be more then just picking the best players. I logically have to laugh and say that "Selects" should change their name to "Favorites". You will find as you are around AAA more that terms like 'Selects' have as much meaning as 'El...
by jpiehl
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mn Selects Tryout?
Replies: 46
Views: 7628

Can I ask what AAA team? I understand if you dont want to say since you didn't state it in your post. Most AAA teams have already had tryouts, and most teams are picked minus maybe a couple players. So tryouts will be added to fill those spots. Many kids who already made the team dont come to those...
by jpiehl
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Mn Selects Tryout?
Replies: 46
Views: 7628

Can I ask what AAA team? I understand if you dont want to say since you didn't state it in your post. Most AAA teams have already had tryouts, and most teams are picked minus maybe a couple players. So tryouts will be added to fill those spots. Many kids who already made the team dont come to those...
by jpiehl
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Goalie companys [ who's the best] ?
Replies: 36
Views: 8412

I agree, you really just have to try some different ones. I sent my son to one of the big, highly touted goalie development places, and he came back worse after a week than before he went. Not that they do anything bad, it just wasn't a proper fit. He has found a few that he likes that work well wit...
by jpiehl
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: How common is it?
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

I would guess that it has happened quite a few times over the years in D10. The reason is the wide range of program sizes. There are several associations that may have 20-30 kids at a level and if they go 'A' they will end up losing most of their games by 10 or more goals. Even going 'B1' they will...
by jpiehl
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: How common is it?
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

It may be more common at squirts, I know a couple of years ago both St. Francis and Coon Rapids had a B1, B2, and C, and St. Francis has the same this year, too. Won't happen in District 5, though, because they have a rule that if you have more than one team at a level that you have to have an A team.
by jpiehl
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Youth Hockey Hub Weekly Rankings (1-23-12)
Replies: 21
Views: 4698

Hockey General You raise a good point. As you noted, a lot of the tournaments don't list results. It is frustrating that so few of the squirt teams list all their scores. Kudos for Sibley for listing (in detail) game results. As shown they did lose one game in the Cloquet tournament to a WI team wh...
by jpiehl
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Youth Hockey Hub Weekly Rankings (1-23-12)
Replies: 21
Views: 4698

Hockey General You raise a good point. As you noted, a lot of the tournaments don't list results. It is frustrating that so few of the squirt teams list all their scores. Kudos for Sibley for listing (in detail) game results. As shown they did lose one game in the Cloquet tournament to a WI team wh...
by jpiehl
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Ridiculous Statement (made by Edina Dad)
Replies: 115
Views: 18396

The fog must have lifted from the hook. Yes, you are wrong. Do you still believe they gave up two goals "all of last season :roll: :roll: Keep throwing crap at the wall in an effort to see what sticks. Most people on this "bored" try to deal in the world of facts (even with divergent opinions), not...
by jpiehl
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: PEE-WEE A SCORES
Replies: 418
Views: 129028

Checking can deliver that increased force, but checking can also be viewed as a “braking” mechanism, slowing down play at the peewee level. My concern is that as these kids now have no brakes and like racecar drivers will go wide open and faster as the season progresses. They will really hurt thems...
by jpiehl
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: TOP 10 MINNESOTA SQUIRT "A" TEAMS
Replies: 118
Views: 40222

Well, he had to be referring to Andover having mites on their team, because St. Cloud, being in District 5, can't have mites on any team except the lowest level offered by district rule.
by jpiehl
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Who are the top 10 PeeWee teams going into 2011-2012 season?
Replies: 87
Views: 32164

Oh and can we please stop with the Fire player references? :roll: Why do you assume the Fire additions are now the best players on the team? I tended to agree with this sentiment, but all 5 Fire players who tried out made PWA in Edina. and STMA PWA, Andover PWA, WBL PWA, etc ... etc ... can they ge...
by jpiehl
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Walser/Effects of the D6 Rule on MM
Replies: 336
Views: 46984

I had a kid in the Choice League last season, and the subject never came up. Not from the coaches, even though there were times that there were a significant number of kids missing from the Choice team, or from Bernie at the parents meeting. That's great. If it is like that all the time and it stay...
by jpiehl
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Walser/Effects of the D6 Rule on MM
Replies: 336
Views: 46984

I had a kid in the Choice League last season, and the subject never came up. Not from the coaches, even though there were times that there were a significant number of kids missing from the Choice team, or from Bernie at the parents meeting.
by jpiehl
Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Connor Gaarder
Replies: 29
Views: 14804

Not sure if anyone is still following this, but it sounds like Connor Gaarder is going to be playing for North Dakota starting this fall.
by jpiehl
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Becker Big Lake Seeking Bantam B and PeeWee B Coaches
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Becker Big Lake Seeking Bantam B and PeeWee B Coaches

Becker Big Lake is looking to hire coaches for their Bantam B and PeeWee B teams for the upcoming winter season. Practices are held in St. Cloud generally at the National Hockey Center. Send me a message if interested for more details.
by jpiehl
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Residency rule
Replies: 19
Views: 5346

You can play either where you live, or where you go to school. You register with the association where you live, and if you would rather play where you go to school you get an automatic waiver to play in that association instead. Or at least that is what the rule was for the 2010-2011 season.
by jpiehl
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: The ADM Question
Replies: 196
Views: 27996

Minnesota Made announced the PeeWee Choice league a day or two after USA Hockey passed their PeeWee checking proposal. It looks to be pretty much the same format as the Squirt Choice league, so it isn't really anything earth-shattering. But the kids that played in the PeeWee supplemental league last...
by jpiehl
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: The ADM Question
Replies: 196
Views: 27996

The other reason no Minnesota off-season team will get invited is because they are not registered with USA Hockey. No way they bring in a team that doesn't play under their banner.
by jpiehl
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: The ADM Question
Replies: 196
Views: 27996

I can't afford my five hockey players. Why would I be interested in paying for someone from Edina's kid????????? Yea right !!!!! People have lost their minds, I thinks the idea of choice is fine!! But we should pay our own way..........You want your kid to fly around the country playing hockey that...
by jpiehl
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Development Opinions
Replies: 178
Views: 20391

I have to agree with Quasar, I think we can do better. Yes, there were more kids drafted from Minnesota than from any other state. But the first one didn't go until number 60, almost the last pick of the second round. Which backs up the idea that these are role players, and not stars. This article f...
by jpiehl
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Checking Skill Development Program approved
Replies: 18
Views: 5396

Does anyone know where to find the actual vote? I looked at USA Hockey and couldn't find it, just curious who the 12% that voted against it are. According to the twitter feeds from Saturday, Minnesota Hockey supports the rule change, but just didn't think there was enough time to implement it. Inter...