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by The Exiled One
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 23834

The Exiled One Joined: 20 Dec 2006 Posts: 1660 PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:46 am Post subject: Reply with quote "Just to add some context, the owners of Gradient (the parent and/or sponsor of Gentry Academy) are Chuck and Tami Lucius. I'm not sure where they "reside" now, but they definitely liv...
by The Exiled One
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 23834

According to their website they plan to compete in MSHSL http://gentrystars.com/ There are three teams. My assumption is that the Tier 1 team (Galaxy) is their top team. The Stars are their MSHSL team, which I believe is their second level team. They also have the Astros, which are generic AAA team...
by The Exiled One
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 23834

Re: so back to what this means...

That's why I used the word "IF". Also, after Lucia and other big name programs came out against the gentleman's agreement, a whole slew of programs committed to upholding it... including UND, UMD, and SCSU. The fate of the GA may be sealed, but it's not entirely dead yet. Lucia basically just said,...
by The Exiled One
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 23834

What you (and some of these coaches) don't want to admit is the gentleman's agreement isn't of any value to the recruits themselves. It is basically a way to keep recruits in the dark from what actually might be available to them on the "market". The recruits don't abide by a gentlemen's agreement....
by The Exiled One
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 23834

My point is, it's disingenuous of Lucia to call for the end of the GA and also acknowledge it has value. Every Minnesotan who isn't a Gopher fan knows that Lucia is just bitter that other local college programs sometimes gamble on in-state recruits and sometimes land blue chippers. He thinks the Gop...
by The Exiled One
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 23834

xy wrote:It appears there were plenty of other big-name schools that wanted these kids.
Were there? Like who?

If these kids dreamed of being Gophers, wouldn't they turn those other programs down? Even if they accepted the offers, couldn't the Gophers just steal them away later?
by The Exiled One
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 23834

Re: so back to what this means...

Seems like the Gentleman's Agreement is going by the wayside. "For years, college coaches mostly adhered to a gentleman’s agreement in recruiting. Once a player committed to a school, other schools stopped recruiting him. Not always, but generally speaking. Lucia said that practice is “fading.” htt...
by The Exiled One
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 23834

Re: so back to what this means...

So does this, like the guy above asked, mean that the kids/parents/representatives who verbally commit at this young age can't initiate contact with other D1 schools and the other schools aren't supposed to respond to them until the kids tell the school they are un-committing? The players can do an...
by The Exiled One
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 23834

Does anyone know if they ever built that private ice rink for their kids? I remember reading about the public hearing farce, but never heard if they actually went through with it and built it. They bought one of the rinks at Vadnais Sports Center. Their school is a new building adjacent to the rink.
by The Exiled One
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Chaz and Cruz Lucius commit to Gophers
Replies: 105
Views: 23834

Re: is this newsworth?

What I don't get is why this is really newsworthy beyond good ol' YHH and the Gentry twitter account (the picture is funny though). None of this is binding and it all has to originate from the kid/kid's family. This kid is really good for his age, no doubt, but is it really different than any 13 ye...
by The Exiled One
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 17-18
Replies: 96
Views: 51433

Hi Strombo, if more people watched WHL games and knew more about the education package there would be less fear of playing up there. Your kid is going to be a high school senior, correct? Thankfully, he'll be able to earn four years of scholarship before he ages out of the WHL. After he ages out, h...
by The Exiled One
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 4AA 2017-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 11441

5) Mounds View - some line returning players up front and on the blue line is what gets them to the 4 seed. New head coach Adam Schmidt comes over from rival Irondale and will have more pieces to work with. Couple that with a nice A Bantam team and they have a chance to get the 4 seed. Are the Must...
by The Exiled One
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 17-18
Replies: 96
Views: 51433

WestMetro wrote:XO, are we on track to possibly have the lowest modern era count of early departs?

Thoughts on reasons?
It's too early to say. Some will do "B&A" with USHL, but may be talked into staying for the season.
by The Exiled One
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Advice on PW vs Bantams
Replies: 10
Views: 3607

Better to be a puck carrier than a puck chaser.
by The Exiled One
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NO ICING ON PENALTIES FOR YOUTH HOCKEY
Replies: 30
Views: 6645

The reasoning here is to develop more skill at the youth levels. Kids will be forced to be better at breaking the puck out, forechecking and playing in the neutral zone. It seems likely that this will also lead to more power play goals and a bigger spread in-game between top tier and further down t...
by The Exiled One
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 5 Greatest Minnesota High School Players of All Time
Replies: 24
Views: 4791

Just a reminder that the MN Hockey Hub did a list . A few that haven't been mentioned yet... John Matchefts Johnny Pohl Steve Christoff Matt Cullen Nick Bjugstad Nick Leddy Ryan McDonagh ...and the MSHSL's all time leading scorer... Ben Hanowski Also, other than Housley, the only other two Minnesota...
by The Exiled One
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Team USA for Ivan Hlinka U18 Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 1552

Team USA for Ivan Hlinka U18 Tournament

Team USA for Ivan Hlinka U18 Tournament

Ryder Donovan - Duluth East High School
Brady Meyer - North Branch High School
Blake McLaughlin - Grand Rapids High School
Gavin Hain - Grand Rapids High School
Jack Jensen - Eden Prairie High School
by The Exiled One
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mr. Hockey 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 4661

Re: Mr. Hockey 2018

I bet you can take Mclaughlin off that list. Ive heard hes all but gone to USHL I bet you're right, but he hasn't officially left yet. Here are the 2000 born players participation in the National Selects Camp All-Star Game. Not that it has anything to do with MSHSL hockey, but it's something. Blake...
by The Exiled One
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mr. Hockey 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 4661

Mr. Hockey 2018

No clear cut favorite this year. Should be interesting. Still don't know who's staying and going, though a couple of these are heavily rumored to be leaving. For a start, here are the college committed seniors: Sammy Walker Edina MINNESOTA Blake McLaughlin Grand Rapids MINNESOTA James Marooney Holy ...
by The Exiled One
Tue May 30, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NHL Central Scouting 2017 Draft Final Rankings
Replies: 26
Views: 9056

Who was invited from Mn? Invited to what, the combine? If that's what you're referring to, then... Jake Oettinger, Boston University Ryan Poehling, St. Cloud State Michael Anderson, Waterloo Black Hawks (Minnesota-Duluth) Nathan Knoepke, U.S. NTDP U-18 (Minnesota) Grant Mismash, U.S. NTDP U-18 (Nor...
by The Exiled One
Fri May 12, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Changes - 2017-18
Replies: 264
Views: 108010

Irondale hires former Apple Valley head coach Jerry Hayes.