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by SCBlueLiner
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State of Hockey's Team
Replies: 82
Views: 9590

Re: State of Hockey's Team

The thread has derailed a little from the OP, so congrats to Duluth and it is nice to see all that homegrown talent on the roster. The community based hockey model is working indeed. Now for me to derail it some more. I spent the past weekend in Detroit at the NAHL combine. My takeaways from sitting...
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: White Bear Lake, Moorhead, South Saint Paul
Replies: 14
Views: 2580

Re: White Bear Lake, Moorhead, South Saint Paul

Amazing to think of the roster that could be at WBL next season based on some of their squirt/peewee/bantam teams. Notable players not currently on the roster include Cameron Berg (AAA Lancers), Owen Gallatin (USNTP), Chaz and Cruz Lucius (Gentry 15U, although some people may say they could also be...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: State Tourney live streaming?
Replies: 10
Views: 1989

Re: State Tourney live streaming?

Don't care what the reason is, I like it, and I will be watching from work again today. Definitely reaching more eyeballs by not putting it behind a paywall.
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Dream State=Dream Curse.
Replies: 15
Views: 2964

Re: Dream State=Dream Curse.

I agree warmupthebus. I can’t believe they are continuing to do HDMN after a kid got bad frostbite this year. Not worth the hype IMO. Maybe move it south to Mankato, Rochester, Winona, Marshall or somewhere along I-90 like Luverne, Albert Lea, or Austin? It would more likely be warmer,still winter,...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ryder Donovan to Wisconsin
Replies: 27
Views: 3586

Re: Ryder Donovan to Wisconsin

Here is the question I have. Why would a player agree to spend a year in Juniors and then put pen to paper committing to a school that wants him to do that? The way I see it, that school can keep recruiting and upgrading your position group, defer you off one year of Juniors, two years of Juniors, e...
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates
Replies: 60
Views: 7277

Re: Minnesota Hockey cut-off dates

Jumping in at the end of this. I have some perspective because my kids are pretty spread out. I have a 16 year old, May 2002 birthday, who is a Junior this year. He started kindergarten at 5 and he was fine. My youngest is 2, August 2016 birth year. There is no way we will start him in school at 5, ...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...
Replies: 22
Views: 2360

Re: Hudson WI is 2-0 vs MN teams, 0-2 vs WI...

I think Wisconsin hockey is like hockey in out-state, especially southern MN, the sport is growing and the talent is getting better. It's kind of like hockey everywhere in the country, the talent is getting better and good players are being produced in many different places. It's not a case of MN sl...
by SCBlueLiner
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bullying at Hill Murray?
Replies: 14
Views: 4210

Re: Bullying at Hill Murray?

My take is that no institution wants publicity like this. This story lead the local TV news the other night. That is not a good look for H-M, no matter what. For the administration to dig in it's heels and oppose the transfer eligibility tells me either; A) They've investigated the claims and do not...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)
Replies: 20
Views: 3227

Re: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)

"Additionally, Perbix said that his college team wanted him to play for the Gamblers, adding they are willing to let him play collegiate hockey as a true freshman pending a good season in the USHL." Not very good optics for the U, encouraging recruits to leave school and go to the USHL. Not a good ...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)
Replies: 20
Views: 3227

Re: Elk River senior F Jack Perbix commits to Gophers (former ND commit)

"Additionally, Perbix said that his college team wanted him to play for the Gamblers, adding they are willing to let him play collegiate hockey as a true freshman pending a good season in the USHL." Not very good optics for the U, encouraging recruits to leave school and go to the USHL. Not a good w...
by SCBlueLiner
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minnesota Hockey state meeting June 22-24 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2485

Re: Minnesota Hockey state meeting June 22-24 2018

There is something a certain group wants to pass, in a different sort of method, perhaps sneaky would be a good word. And many of us oppose it. Should make for an interesting weekend in Brainerd, both in meetings and out. Hopefully, I ma not the only one to stand against it (them) again. What do th...
by SCBlueLiner
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Two former Duluth East players commit to DIII programs
Replies: 26
Views: 4150

D3 athletics, some of you may laugh at it. Here is how D3 schools that have money really work. I graduated HS and was recruited for football by several D3 schools. The financial package they all put together were chock full of every type of scholarship name you could think of other than an "athletic...
by SCBlueLiner
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NTDP Camp Roster
Replies: 40
Views: 11690

Cam Berg did play at WBL, he was on Omaha AAA U16 team this season. Maybe his parents moved? Don't really know.
by SCBlueLiner
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NTDP Camp Roster
Replies: 40
Views: 11690

Got it. Thanks guys.
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NTDP Camp Roster
Replies: 40
Views: 11690

I have a question, why is the NTDP evaluating 2002's for the U17 program? Those kids will be U16 next year.
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Associations feeding multiple high schools
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

It's all about the numbers in your youth organization. I don't think they have the numbers to support 3 HS teams. Let's hope that changes. Hosting Hockey Day won't hurt them any, hopefully it helps in recruiting. Thinking about this, I mentioned Duluth, Rochester, and St. Cloud in this conversation ...
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Associations feeding multiple high schools
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

It would make it harder to make youth teams that could compete at the AA or maybe even A level. Not exposing the top players in your association to the top level of play in the state would have negative, long term, cumulative effects. That said, it would force the individual school communities to t...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Associations feeding multiple high schools
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

It would make it harder to make youth teams that could compete at the AA or maybe even A level. Not exposing the top players in your association to the top level of play in the state would have negative, long term, cumulative effects. That said, it would force the individual school communities to ta...
by SCBlueLiner
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: MN Junior Hockey pecking order....
Replies: 13
Views: 12353

Yep, I didn't even mention the USPHL teams. In no particular order.

Hudson (WI) Havoc (border city, I'll include them)
Minnesota Blue Ox (Coon Rapids)
Minnesota Moose (Blaine)
Minnesota Mullets (Forest Lake)
Steele County Blades (Owatonna)
by SCBlueLiner
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Junior Hockey Forum
Topic: MN Junior Hockey pecking order....
Replies: 13
Views: 12353

Re: MN Junior Hockey pecking order....

......Is there a current pecking order of junior hockey teams in Minnesota as far as overall success? Look at the NAHL standings from the last several years, I suppose. The other measure of success is player advancement. I would put them in this order, personally. Austin Bruins Minnesota Wilderness...
by SCBlueLiner
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Big10
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Again, I still don't understand the hate for the Big Ten Hockey Conference. 4 NCAA berths with 3 teams making it to the Frozen Four. It's the best conference this year and poised to be the best conference going forward. Over half the teams in the BTHC were once in the WCHA. So what exactly is the pr...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Don Lucia
Replies: 89
Views: 16117

NM
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Don Lucia
Replies: 89
Views: 16117

Every game should be on FSN. Seriously, BTN can air the other schools.
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Don Lucia
Replies: 89
Views: 16117

I understand that, but there is nothing stopping the U from scheduling SCSU, UND, etc out of conference. And they do, and people still complain. I went to the Saturday night Wisconsin game this season and it was fun, the students made the atmosphere, but there were a lot of empty seats. I think the ...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: College Hockey Forum
Topic: Don Lucia
Replies: 89
Views: 16117

http://www.citypages.com/news/what-happened-to-minnesotas-hockey-program-7960026 Thanks for re-sharing this. The final part kind of sums up my bewilderment about the fan base for Gopher hockey. Two years ago the complaint for why people didn't watch was the B1G was too weak. Now it is the strongest...