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by puckbreath
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Good read
Replies: 41
Views: 8085

Exiled, agree with many of your posts points, but in my experience, no kid is going to rent cheap skates, use cheap wood sticks, if all the rest of his friends on the teams don't, whether his family can afford it or not. No way would a kid put up with what they think of as embarrassment. I agree wi...
by puckbreath
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Good read
Replies: 41
Views: 8085

I was in Chicago talking to some parents last season who had kids on the LA Jr Kings Tier 1 team. What was enlightening to me was the cost. It was $12k-$14k per season to play. Add to that the travel expenses and typical extras. The shortest distance they traveled for a game was over 100 miles. Lot...
by puckbreath
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Good read
Replies: 41
Views: 8085

Bash Minnesota Hockey all you want, but there is no question that: a) Minnesota produces more high level players than any other state by a factor. It produces more professionals playing at the highest level than any country other than Canada. Sweden has about as many. b) Hockey parents and players ...
by puckbreath
Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: General question
Replies: 7
Views: 3385

Lumberjack wrote:Exception being Minnesota has reciprocity agreements with Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=97
Thanks !
by puckbreath
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: SUV with 4 Burnsville teens rolls over
Replies: 15
Views: 10883

Task Force 34 wrote:Prayers go out to Cole and his family. Here is a link to his Caring Bridge site.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/coleborchardt
Thanks for this.
by puckbreath
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Goalies 2014-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 69529

Re: Goalie

How do they get away with this? 1) Goalie from SW private metro team leaves for AAA team in CO 2) Senior goalie from a northern MN HS team rumored to be "transferring" to said SW metro soon after departure is announced 3) Said senior goalie from northern MN HS team makes Elite League for Team North...
by puckbreath
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Link to Team USA Junior Roster
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Re: USA roster

3 MN boys. Is that a good sign of our state of hockey? 8-[ You're reading way to much into it. USA hockey makes no bones, that they have to spread the picks around the country, keep things as equal as possible, etc. Are you saying that they don't come to a consensus, with all the evaluators and exp...
by puckbreath
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: General question
Replies: 7
Views: 3385

Re: General question

Something that just occurred to me, never thought about it before. Kid goes to an out of state school to play college hockey, get scholarship, etc. Are they still subject to out of state tuition rates, or do athletes get a break on that too ? I.e., which rate would the scholarship apply to ? They a...
by puckbreath
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Link to Team USA Junior Roster
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Re: USA roster

imlisteningtothefnsong wrote:3 MN boys. Is that a good sign of our state of hockey? 8-[
You're reading way to much into it.

USA hockey makes no bones, that they have to spread the picks around the country, keep things as equal as possible, etc.
by puckbreath
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: General question
Replies: 7
Views: 3385

General question

Something that just occurred to me, never thought about it before.

Kid goes to an out of state school to play college hockey, get scholarship, etc.

Are they still subject to out of state tuition rates, or do athletes get a break on that too ?

I.e., which rate would the scholarship apply to ?
by puckbreath
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Soon to not be Bauer-Emerson
Replies: 102
Views: 29560

57special wrote:These guys sound like complete idiots. And they want to run a school?
Don't have to be smart, to separate fools from their money.
by puckbreath
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Link to Team USA Junior Roster
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Re: Link to Team USA Junior Roster

http://worldjuniors.usahockey.com/2014njecroster Several notables made the cut, incl Fasching, Collins, Dougherty According to Sid Hartmans column, Brodzinkski, Vannelli, Cammerata,, Hurley, Iverson, Lettieri and Posanski tried out but did not make the cut. Gee, looks like Dougherty shrunk a couple...
by puckbreath
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Goalies 2014-2015
Replies: 225
Views: 69529

As far as the kid from up north, has Sibells name been mentioned? Heard he was going to Providence, but maybe he changed his mind. I do know the New Prague A Bantam goalie has decided to change from NP to Holy Family. It's Gabe Hiefort from Bemidji coming to The Family This should be interesting. G...
by puckbreath
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: SUV with 4 Burnsville teens rolls over
Replies: 15
Views: 10883

Damn.
by puckbreath
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mr Hockey 2015
Replies: 273
Views: 88664

Just for fun, here's a list of Minnesotans who will be HS seniors this year but won't be winning Mr. Hockey for "technical" reasons... F Tyler Thompson Achiever Academy F Matthew Freytag Wayzata F Tom Novak St. Thomas Academy F Jake Wahlin White Bear Lake F Jason Krych Totino-Grace F Brock Boeser B...
by puckbreath
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Soon to not be Bauer-Emerson
Replies: 102
Views: 29560

Re: Soon to not be Bauer-Emerson

alcloseshaver wrote:Bauer is suing the old AA for trademark infringement with their new name. Might have to switch to Easton-Ruesse and give another run. Do these guys have endless amounts of money to throw around?
It would appear so.

It would also appear, their IQ's are not.
by puckbreath
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Anyone have a Top 10-15 preseason prediction for Class A?
Replies: 20
Views: 5198

Re: Ausmus Leaving?

I don't understand Ausmus leaving. He is a small 165 pound D'man and to be honest was the 4th best Defenseman on last years championship team. He would have been the defensive leader of what obviously would have been an outstanding team. Is a year in Lincoln going to prepare him for D1? Now if you ...
by puckbreath
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chris Dilks Report on Mariucci Camp
Replies: 13
Views: 4813

So turning this camp over to MN Hockey AND not allowing a commit other than to the Gophers made the camp better? What am I missing or wheres the punch line? You lost me at MN Hockey. :oops: I don't think other commits were not allowed, just none participated. Travis Winter from BSU and Garrett Rabo...
by puckbreath
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chris Dilks Report on Mariucci Camp
Replies: 13
Views: 4813

So turning this camp over to MN Hockey AND not allowing a commit other than to the Gophers made the camp better? What am I missing or wheres the punch line? You lost me at MN Hockey. :oops: I don't think other commits were not allowed, just none participated. Travis Winter from BSU and Garrett Rabo...
by puckbreath
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MSHSL Transfer Rules
Replies: 36
Views: 12402

If ever there is a case to be made for no transfers, period, this thread should do the trick.

What a clusteryouknowwhat.
by puckbreath
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Anyone have a Top 10-15 preseason prediction for Class A?
Replies: 20
Views: 5198

Re: Warroad

I can't argue with you on that. In spite of all the attention Warroad gets about their first line talent, I think EGF will have a significant advantage. Weber looked good with those four D'men in front of him. If Ausmus is gone, I just don't see how they replace that kind of loss. I think Warroad i...
by puckbreath
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Anyone have a Top 10-15 preseason prediction for Class A?
Replies: 20
Views: 5198

Section 8 will be between egf - warroad, and I'm picking warroad, for no other reason than I think they'll be hungrier.

No one else in the section will even be close to in the running.
by puckbreath
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Who's Not Returning 2014-2015
Replies: 251
Views: 123434

Like most of us I have no firsthand knowledge specific to Jakes situation. That being said it's beyond my ability to comprehend why a parent would or could force a kid to leave high school hockey. It's hard enough for these young men to sort through all the outside advise they are getting much less...
by puckbreath
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Who's Not Returning 2014-2015
Replies: 251
Views: 123434

Like most of us I have no firsthand knowledge specific to Jakes situation. That being said it's beyond my ability to comprehend why a parent would or could force a kid to leave high school hockey. It's hard enough for these young men to sort through all the outside advise they are getting much less...
by puckbreath
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Who's Not Returning 2014-2015
Replies: 251
Views: 123434

Regarding Serratore, did he play there ? Yes, he did play out the string. My bet is he'll play somewhere next year for money as well. With the number of opportunities there are all over the world in pro hockey, I don't think it is far fetched to say most college players end up getting paid to play....