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by Stang5280
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 5 Goaltenders
Replies: 131
Views: 19398

Re: Top 5 Goaltenders

Wes Swenson will play for Andover., my guess Will Larson should get a good look for them as well. I believe he came back to Andover after a great freshman year with TG Larson was actually a transfer to Andover. I’m not sure if there was a family move or if it was open enrollment, but he played for ...
by Stang5280
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-20 Schedules
Replies: 58
Views: 9832

Re: 2019-20 Schedules

#-o Why is Irondale joining the SEC? It's time to get rid of conferences and just play an independent schedule like Duluth East. Why does any team change conferences? Geographic proximity, more appropriate level of competition across all sports (not just hockey), maintaining rivalries, etc. Pointin...
by Stang5280
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 254
Views: 47136

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

IMO - The Braccini kids will 100% both be back. Jake (and Tyler) could very well do before and afters. Dad Bryan is very protective (I don’t say that in a negative way as he is a USHL alum) in what they do. When Jake was the 6th overall pick by then Bloomington in the phase 1 draft a few years ago ...
by Stang5280
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 254
Views: 47136

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Hearing him and his brother may play before and after with St. Cloud Blizzard. Did you hear that Stang? Yes, one of the two people I talked to did mention the Blizzard. The relocation is convenient with St. Cloud being a short trip from Buffalo (or Hanover). I’m sure the Blizzard would welcome them...
by Stang5280
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 254
Views: 47136

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

Good investigation Stang! You obviously carried all your contacts out to the 5280! Happy to hear Jake will be back Last saw him in the 8AA semis against STMA. Huge crowd at Buffalo. We happened to sit by Nathan Muellers mom and grandma at center ice. Saw HockeyonFire there also as I recall. Danny R...
by Stang5280
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 254
Views: 47136

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

There was a question on this from a different thread My thoughts as of now, not much to go on really except Pitlick for sure leaving and Biondi probably for sure staying Below will stay for senior year, unless indicated by comments Blake Biondi Htown UMD Looks to be Staying-Captain Jake Braccini Bu...
by Stang5280
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2019-2020
Replies: 254
Views: 47136

Re: Early Departures 2019-2020

There was a question on this from a different thread My thoughts as of now, not much to go on really except Pitlick for sure leaving and Biondi probably for sure staying Below will stay for senior year, unless indicated by comments Blake Biondi Htown UMD Looks to be Staying-Captain Jake Braccini Bu...
by Stang5280
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 9 Minnesotans make Hockey News Top 120 for the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Re: 9 Minnesotans make Hockey News Top 120 for the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft

8+1 is correct. Crazy how far Helleson has dropped (if this list is accurate). If I had to guess I’d say he goes higher than this, but he may be one of the rare cases where going to the NTDP actually hurt his draft stock. The difference in trajectory between he and Jackson Lacombe, who stayed at Sh...
by Stang5280
Tue May 28, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 37466

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Plenty of drama so stay tuned for the ugly details as they come out over the next few weeks. AD quit over the deal (ordeal). Actual top candidate turned it down. Not sure TE was even in the initial interview process. What a mess. Has any of the juicy details leaked out of Mendota Heights yet? I'm a...
by Stang5280
Sat May 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 37466

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

goldy313 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Moving into a tougher section makes jumping ship an easy decision.
Not that it invalidates any of your other points, but LVN was only moved out of 1AA on the girls’ side. You still have at least two more years of hoping that Hastings or someone else can break the streak of all-Lakeville finals.
by Stang5280
Fri May 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1991

Re: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

Per the Wisconsin State Journal, he was offered in March, before the new rules took effect. I wouldn’t make too much about an early verbal like this since Wisconsin has been notoriously bad about over-recruiting in recent years. We’ll see how many make it to campus.
by Stang5280
Wed May 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 833
Views: 81053

Re: The Hermantown Thread

This is the one thing that sticks in my craw (craw?). The ripple effect... back home, new home, players, coaches, fans, non-hockey friends.... If the family is moving to the Duluth area I understand Hermantown. Its tough to beat, nice home neighborhoods, schools, sports etc... In most aspects it be...
by Stang5280
Wed May 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 833
Views: 81053

Re: The Hermantown Thread

This is the one thing that sticks in my craw (craw?). The ripple effect... back home, new home, players, coaches, fans, non-hockey friends.... If the family is moving to the Duluth area I understand Hermantown. Its tough to beat, nice home neighborhoods, schools, sports etc... In most aspects it be...
by Stang5280
Wed May 08, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: USHL Draft on May 6th
Replies: 33
Views: 5098

Re: USHL Draft on May 6th

Probably a stupid question, but am I missing something in not seeing what others are in Beacom? He is TINY for a D-man, and while I know that his numbers from Kennedy have to be taken with a large grain of salt, I have never really seen him take over a game, even against weaker competition. Perhaps...
by Stang5280
Tue May 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: USHL Draft on May 6th
Replies: 33
Views: 5098

Re: USHL Draft on May 6th

Probably a stupid question, but am I missing something in not seeing what others are in Beacom? He is TINY for a D-man, and while I know that his numbers from Kennedy have to be taken with a large grain of salt, I have never really seen him take over a game, even against weaker competition. Perhaps ...
by Stang5280
Tue May 07, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 3011

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

Lower F/R than I expected: Delano (cooperative with Rockford ) STMA Mounds View Chisago Lakes Elk River Hastings Duluth East Jefferson New Ulm Rochester Century Luverne Higher F/R than I expected: Mound Westonka WBL Chaska Blaine Mankato (both) Rochester Mayo EGF Champlin Park Moorhead Burnsville Gr...
by Stang5280
Tue May 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 3011

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

What hit me most is how poor the Big Nine Conference is. Literally, one of if not the poorest in the state of hockey conferences. And it is getting worse down here. (Having one employer does that) I was initially surprised by some of the percentages for the Big Nine schools, but it makes sense upon...
by Stang5280
Mon May 06, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 3011

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

FWIW I have done some research on success and the lunch rate. Blaine bucks the trend, so did Bemidji. Largely the schools with lowest f\r lunch rate succeed at a vastly higher rate than those with higher rates. At least in AA.....in 1AA The 3 Dakota County teams run at under 10% while the 4 Big Nin...
by Stang5280
Sat May 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 553
Views: 71472

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Two senior goalies in two years. Poaching upperclassmen is a classless move. Really makes you question the integrity of the program and school. Loahr might not have been an "aggressive " recruiter but he did it with integrity and class. While I agree with your general point, the situations are quit...
by Stang5280
Sat May 04, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A and AA Enrollment Information
Replies: 18
Views: 2952

Re: A and AA Enrollment Information

Mn river= st peter,lesuer,henderson,belle plain,montgomery,lonsdale,lecenter,cleveland Single A really? Did anyone care until their state tournament appearance last year? Those communities are all small towns with no tradition of hockey success. You also need to look at the participation numbers in...
by Stang5280
Fri May 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Transfers for 2019-20 season
Replies: 553
Views: 71472

Re: Transfers for 2019-20 season

Whatever TG is doing it hasn't seemed to help much the past several years. Totally new coaching staff (actually twice) after longtime coach Loahr retired two years ago. Brian Murphy coached 2017-18 before leaving for CDH, then Adam Sharratt stepped in last year. Loahr was not a particularly aggress...
by Stang5280
Thu May 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 3011

Re: Death of inner ring suburbs hockey

Whenever this topic comes up, Karl inevitably references his excellent blog post regarding the changing demographics of the Twin Cities and how they relate to hockey. Speaking from personal experience, I grew up primarily playing in the Brooklyn Park youth system, which for years was among the bette...
by Stang5280
Thu May 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List
Replies: 132
Views: 37466

Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Former NHLer Greg Zanon will be the new head coach in Stillwater! https://twitter.com/YouthHockeyHub/status/1123976050822848512 https://www.eliteprospects.com/staff/46511/greg-zanon That feels awfully familiar. We’ll see if the results are better for the Ponies this time around. They certainly seem...
by Stang5280
Thu May 02, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 3 Minnesotan’s land NAHL All Rookie First Team honors plus other league awards
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: 3 Minnesotan’s land NAHL All Rookie First Team honors

612hockeytown wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:28 pm
All division teams:

Central:

Sam Malinski (D) - Lakeville
Aaron Myers (F) - Thief RIver Falls
Dalton Weigel (D) - Bloomington (BRECK)
Had to add that info for you :wink: Unfortunately there won’t be as many honors like that to go around for the old alma mater in the foreseeable future.
by Stang5280
Thu May 02, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Scout's perspective
Replies: 11
Views: 1538

Re: Scout's perspective

https://www.neutralzone.net/mens/2019/04/30/lessons-from-the-road-a-scouts-life/ Good read some very interesting thoughts I will hold off commenting on. GB Agreed, it was a good article. A little meandering at times, but he brings up some excellent points. I particularly enjoyed the part about the ...