Best High School Arena in the State?

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Re: Without a doubt

Post by SolanumTuberosum » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:41 pm

richfield is a nice place but...I think they need to hire a new zamboni driver<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src= ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Post by WBLBEARS06 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:48 pm

any arena where wbl plays hill or cent, except for cents arena because its too small. The atmosphere is awesome with the amount of people that pile into those places. Last year for the 3AA finals there was like 8000 people at the coliseum for the wbl cent game, and it was more then fully occupied. <p>The curse lives on.....</p><i></i>

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Re: DECC/Cloquet/Rapids/Hibbing

Post by RBK sniper » Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:50 pm

The IRA has sweet locker rooms, lobby, and overall rink and atmosphere. That is a quality one. A little closer to the cities, Richfield is nice. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Without a doubt

Post by Zamman » Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:40 pm

Why don't you come on down and show us how to do it then?<br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src= ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>________________________________<br>Academy of Holy Angels<br>2005 GIRLS STATE CHAMPS!<br>2002 & 2005 BOYS STATE CHAMPS!!<br>GO STARS!!</p><i></i>

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Post by SolanumTuberosum » Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:50 pm

I'm not even going to try, I'd probably drive it through the boards <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Without a doubt

Post by Zamman » Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:09 pm

That has been done before....<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src= ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>Not by me... <p>________________________________<br>Academy of Holy Angels<br>2005 GIRLS STATE CHAMPS!<br>2002 & 2005 BOYS STATE CHAMPS!!<br>GO STARS!!</p><i></i>

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Post by qwerty16 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:22 pm

Alexandria. Awesome arena to watch games in. <p></p><i></i>

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Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:29 pm

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Re: Best HIgh School Arena in the State

Post by hamlinekron18 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:44 pm

New Hope North<br>Aldrich<br>Parade (when packed), but the only flaw is the ice and the heat in that place<br>Columbia (when packed)<br>VMIA in minneapolis, that was a fun place to play when it was jammed for playing benilde and orono there<br> <p></p><i></i>

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Post by BELOW 0 ZERO » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:23 am

Wherever Bagley plays..<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :\ --><img src= ALT=":\"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src= ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Best HIgh School Arena in the State

Post by bluesbuddy » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:41 am

obliviously, many uv yewz citiotz 'avn't ben to teeth ribber or war-rode.<br><br>dare ain't know comparizon!!! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rolleyes --><img src= ALT=":rolleyes"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :smokin --><img src= ALT=":smokin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> git wit da program hombres! <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Best High School Arena in the State?

Post by topleftsniper » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:15 pm

I would say Thief River definately has the best arena in the state.... i mean cmon its an almost exact replica of the lower half of the xcel.<br><br>Haha BELOW,.. Bagleys arena is the worst arena ive ever stepped foot into they definately should look at upgrading<br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF= ... tsniper</A> at: 1/4/06 4:18 pm<br></i>

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Re: Bagley

Post by elliott70 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:38 pm

They just updated to indoor ice.<br>It's not the little Ralph, but it is 'indoor ice'.<br>And they struggle to compete, but they have a program.<br><br>Below(way)Zero was tongue in cheek. Most of us knew that. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Bagley

Post by TwinPortsPuck » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:37 pm

Hibbing Memorial Arena - Great place to watch. Going up for the tournament is always a treat. All 7 A & AA should be played there. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Bagley

Post by east hockey » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:45 pm

Advantage to Hibbing for atmosphere and ice quality.<br><br>Advantage to DECC for the fact that you get to watch <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>both</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> semi-final games for the cost of one ticket.<br><br>Hibbing is a great semifinal venue. The whole tradition of going up there, seeing East win and then heading over to Sammy's Pizza, is tons of fun. <br><br>Keep the finals at the DECC, so everybody can get a ticket. Of course, unless you have Cloquet and East playing, that probably isn't a problem. <br><br>Lee <p>____________<br>Message Board arsonist since 2005</p><i></i>

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Re: Bagley

Post by gr19 » Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:49 pm

Yeah, I have mixed feelings about Hibbing and the DECC. Hibbing you're just awed walking up to that huge brick building, you feel the history and the electricity of section playoffs walking down the sidewalk up to the building. Last year I had breakfast at some sportsman cafe downtown and talked old school hockey with the old timers, it's fun to go back in the past and re-live the roots a little bit.<br><br>The DECC is a nicer building, doesn't really have the history like Hibbing, but the views of the lake are relaxing. The DECC is very comfortable, no frost bitten toes. Definetly more to do in Duluth like on Section title game day. Like hang out at Barnes, have a pumkin spice chai, read entrepreneur and dwell, lunch at Applebee's, mini golf at that place by the bridge and pizza and billiards at Old Chicago in Canal Park before the game. That's my plan for a perfectly fun day. I can't wait. <p></p><i></i>

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Post by mnhockey22 » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:24 pm

is there even a question<br> <br><br> TRF <p></p><i></i>

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Post by oldtime80 » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:11 pm

My question is how good are all these other rinks? Because The Ralph is amazing! If there are any that top it, lets hear it? <p></p><i></i>

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Re: arena

Post by vandalhockey » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:59 am

Hibbing is the best arena ever. And that opinion is as unbiased as Bill O'Reilly. But I must say I love watching games at the DECC. With pretty much all the seats above the ice you get a great view of the ice. But come on, you go into the Hibbing Memorial Building and you see the colored stands and it's like being back into the 1970's. Then they start playing that awesome mixed tape and BOOM 1980's. The only thing that annoys me about the arena is the press box. I didn't even get to see the 2 goals Hibbing scored in the 97 final vs. East(damn old folks not going moving from the middle of the student section). <p></p><i></i>

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Post by bob » Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:08 pm

My biased opinion. Great sightlines. I have been watching games there for almost 40 yrs. starting with the Johnson powerhouse teams of the 60s to HM games for the past 25 yrs. Nothing better than the Johnson-Harding games from about 1965 -75 and the HM-WBL games starting in about 1980. <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF= ... nhs>bob</A> at: 1/7/06 5:10 pm<br></i>

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Best Arena

Post by 1timer » Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:10 pm

If you want atmosphere, I would have to say that the Moorhead Sports Center is one of my choices, back in 02-05 they had some of the best fans EVER. Sell out crowds every home game. Gotta love the Sports Center, anyone agree? <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Best Arena

Post by PuckU126 » Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:09 am

<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>1timer-</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>I will agree with you on this one buddy. The Moorhead SC is one of my top choices also. Atmosphere is what it's all about there. I especially like the Dominos Pizza. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :b --><img src= ALT=":b"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> One thing I would like to see is the SC to be renovated. It's still a great arena, but it can be better! Plus a championship banner would be nice also. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src= ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :smokin --><img src= ALT=":smokin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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No Contest!

Post by slapshooter » Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:16 am

<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>The little Ralph in TRF !</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Put a great team in there and you couldn't touch it!</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>That's all that's missing.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>A great team!</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>S<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src= ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> S</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: No Contest!

Post by shootingstar12 » Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:40 pm

lol thats funny<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src= ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src= ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Post by mnhock77 » Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:59 pm

The Gardens in Warroad, Andover's new arena is nice, as well as Breck Anderson Arena. <p></p><i></i>