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by The Exiled One
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 161
Views: 38106

Re: Early Departures 2018-19

As hockey59 Reported recently on a different thread, I am also now hearing with a very high degree of certainty that Brodzinski will be back at Blaine high school this fall I'm hearing he hasn't decided yet and won't decide until just before the HS season. He may be leaning one way or the other tho...
by The Exiled One
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 17603

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

7TIMECHAMPS wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:23 pm
Just a homer’s Opinion but Aaron Huglen should be on that list.
He's in Fargo of the USHL for the season, I believe.
by The Exiled One
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 17603

Re: Possible Mr. Hockey Finalists 2018-2019

Updated short list... Mike Koster (Chaska) Josh Luedtke (Tonka) Rob Christy (STA) Ryder Donovan (DE) Charlie Schoen (Andover) Jett Jungels (Edina) Jack Bayless (Tonka) Mason Nevers (Edina) Blaine Warnert (Chaska) Landon Langenbrunner (CEC) Donte Lawson (Greenway) Jackson Jutting (PL) Danny Magnuson ...
by The Exiled One
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 161
Views: 38106

Re: Early Departures 2018-19

A lot of these guys just made the list.
by The Exiled One
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Kennedy soph D Chase Beacom commits to SCSU
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: Kennedy soph D Chase Beacom commits to SCSU

BP, assuming you’re talking about Dosan. Hadn’t seen him on the early departure list, do you know where he’s going? Yes - going to Northstar Academy in Alexandria. Who will NCA play against this first season? Is their goal to play MSHSL? Speaking of private schools joining the MSHSL, we gain a team...
by The Exiled One
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Thief River Falls D Evan Bushy commits to SCSU
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Thief River Falls D Evan Bushy commits to SCSU

Strange/interesting in terms of at all. https://www.sctimes.com/story/sports/college/hockey/husky-hockey/2018/08/24/scsu-hockey-huskies-recruit-thief-river-falls-athletics-verbal-commitment/1077573002/ But Evan, who was also receiving recruiting interested from the University of North Dakota and th...
by The Exiled One
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Brinkman to Gophers early?
Replies: 27
Views: 5539

Ryan Poehling didn’t exactly set the world on fire his first season at SCSU but he ended up as a late 1st round pick, 25th overall I believe. He played 35 games as a freshman, and it’s important to consider it was under Bob Motzko, as BB also will be. If BB ends up playing 35 games and puts up the ...
by The Exiled One
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 161
Views: 38106

Please note that I do not typically add players who've graduated to the Early Departures list. Also, since this is the "high school hockey" forum, I typically don't add players who've departed straight from bantams. For these reasons, Brock Faber and Ben Brinkman do not appear on the list.
by The Exiled One
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 161
Views: 38106

• Most Americans who played major junior wish they would have played NCAA D1 instead. Note that I didn't claim they regret their decisions, nor did I imply they would have even had the opportunity to play D1. This fact seems to be pulled out of thin air. Kind of. I don't remember if the tidbit came...
by The Exiled One
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 161
Views: 38106

All I have to say is... • The USHL is now on par and sometimes better than the WHL in regards to competition, coaching, and resources. • Most Americans who played major junior wish they would have played NCAA D1 instead. Note that I didn't claim they regret their decisions, nor did I imply they woul...
by The Exiled One
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 2018-19
Replies: 161
Views: 38106

Re: Early Departures 2018-19

Is it time to get this one fired up for the offseason? I'm copying from The Exiled One here, but TEO is welcome to take it over... Good job posting the previous lists. The hard part is maintaining and formatting the list. Class Pos Player HS Team New Team College So F Jakob Stender Alexandria North...
by The Exiled One
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: What determines an associations top team placement?!
Replies: 15
Views: 3284

Re: What determines an associations top team placement?!

They play the level that the high school they feed is in. They can opt up as Hermantown does, but many choose not to. Not sure if there is any good alternative. Every association and every district is different. Outstate "A" often looks far different that Metro "A". Same for B1. It's a mess with no...
by The Exiled One
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tonka's Bobby Brink getting some accolades after state
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

NTDP may have closed. But if he is projected as a First round pick, I’m sure they will take him. After thinking about his situation, I could see him accelerating hs next year and going to Denver the following year. Didn’t Poehling fo this? Yes, he started college as a 17 year-old. Of course, that w...
by The Exiled One
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Does MN Hockey ever talk about the B1/B2 thing?
Replies: 13
Views: 2557

I feel like we have the rating system backwards. The C teams should be labeled "Level 1" teams. The B2 teams would be "Level 2". B1=3, A=4, AA=5. This would be all levels, mites through bantams. For in-season tournaments, you can opt up but you cannot opt down. This would do away with "B" tournament...
by The Exiled One
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 4AA 2017-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 11441

The Exiled One wrote:Not saying the Knights will be contenders, but they should do better than 7-18 and they'll have a decent chance of getting seeded 8th or better.
Feeling good about this prediction! Tough loss last night with :07 left to go in overtime. :(
by The Exiled One
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Osseo/Maple Grove - What Happens at High School
Replies: 39
Views: 4500

I was going by the MSHSL page , which lists the co-op as being Irondale, Fridley, and St. Anthony. Perhaps there are currently no CH kids participating? In any event, North Metro splits between Osseo and Irondale at the high school level, which complicates matters. That is correct. There are no CH ...
by The Exiled One
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Osseo/Maple Grove - What Happens at High School
Replies: 39
Views: 4500

Actually, it is even more complicated than that. North Metro youth hockey draws from kids who live within the boundaries of Park Center, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, and Columbia Heights high schools. Only Park Center co-ops with Osseo HS, not the whole North Metro association. Fridley co-ops with Iro...
by The Exiled One
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Osseo/Maple Grove - What Happens at High School
Replies: 39
Views: 4500

Re: Osseo/Maple Grove - What Happens at High School

TG mainly had a recruiting base in the nearby northern suburbs like Brooklyn Park, New Brighton, Mounds View, Spring Lake Park, etc. The drop off in youth talent from those areas over the past decade has coincided with TG’s own downturn. I know that the current TG roster has several kids from Roger...
by The Exiled One
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Osseo/Maple Grove - What Happens at High School
Replies: 39
Views: 4500

Didn't OMGHA have a dustup within the last two years where the MG side wanted to break off from the Osseo side and the Osseo kids would have ended up at North Metro? Seem to recall the reason it didn't happen was a lack of ice in MG. This is correct. North Metro used to feed Park Center HS, but Par...
by The Exiled One
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Saturday 12/2/17
Replies: 21
Views: 1957

Irondale beat Blaine 2-1 :shock:
by The Exiled One
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Sam Hentges
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: Sam Hentges

Congrats to Sam for making the World Jr. A 2017 team! Few accolades in high school (ala Blake Lizotte) to rising above! Leave it to Mike Gibbons to find the guys who slipped through the cracks! Hentges (Totino-Grace) is from New Brighton and played Irondale Youth Hockey growing up. He's the first (...
by The Exiled One
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch
Replies: 5
Views: 2893

Americans (and Minnesotans in particular) often start low and climb throughout the year. I think McLaughlin will get drafted the highest, but I predict Jack Perbix and Zach Stejskal will climb the furthest.
by The Exiled One
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Breck vs Alaska Oilers U16 Tier 1 9/25 in Eden Prairie
Replies: 23
Views: 5962

I've never seen a low level squirt/pee wee (B2, C) excel past their peer group and be considered at the top of their peer group by the time they hit 17/18/19. I should clarify, a late bloomer doesn't have to finish at the top of their peer group, they've just advanced in relation to their peer grou...
by The Exiled One
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Breck vs Alaska Oilers U16 Tier 1 9/25 in Eden Prairie
Replies: 23
Views: 5962

Exiled...From time to time I see players classified as late bloomers and I have always been curious as to how that label gets applied. What are your thoughts on that? I have always thought it's a bit of an unfair classification but I don't think people do it with malice or ill-will...they just do i...
by The Exiled One
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Breck vs Alaska Oilers U16 Tier 1 9/25 in Eden Prairie
Replies: 23
Views: 5962

I have to say I do enjoy seeing people reason away any success a Tier 1 team may have against a Minnesota team. The fact is that Tier 1 is a very good model for the top end player, whether Minnesota chooses to acknowledge that or not. Speculative reasoning as to why a given result occurred is nothi...