AA Section tournaments/Top ten things about State Tournament

edinahockey71
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AA Section tournaments/Top ten things about State Tournament

Post by edinahockey71 » Sun Feb 09, 2003 1:46 am

1AA- Lakeville over Austin<br><br>2AA- Roseville over St. Paul Como<br><br>3AA- North St. Paul or Hill-Murray<br><br>4AA- Elk River or Armstrong (Upset special in this section)<br><br>5AA- Apple Valley over Holy Angels (Upset special in this Section)<br><br>6AA- (Whoever wins this will go to the semis for sure because 1AA) Edina Eden Prairie Wayzata Jefferson and Chaska all could win. Minnetonka Buffalo and Hopkins will play spoiler rols again but lose in the second round Buffalo. Southwest and Delano will lose the first round. <br><br>7AA- Duluth East over Cloquet<br><br>8AA- Alexandria over St. Cloud Tech<br><br><br>Top Ten Things about the State Hockey Tournament:<br><br>#10-Penalty Minutes for a Game Misconduct<br>(How many titles edina will have on March 8th at 9:45 p.m. )<br><br>#9-Home many state titles Edina has won <br><br>#8-Sections<br><br>#7-Nights<br><br>#6-Games need to win title<br><br>#5-The hole that's every goalies<br>worst nightmare if he's not careful <br><br>#4-Semi-Finalist<br><br>#3-Huge Upsets<br><br>#2-Finalist<br><br>#1-Loss and Seasons Over <p></p><i></i>

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State

Post by NorthHockey12 » Sun Feb 09, 2003 1:43 pm

1AA- Austin<br><br>2AA- Roseville<br><br>3AA- North St. Paul, Hill-Murray, White Bear Lake, Centennial (all teams have a good chance to win this one, hopefully NSP though <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> )<br><br>4AA- Elk River<br><br>5AA- Holy Angels (i'd hope for the upset but I don't think it will happen)<br><br>6AA- Edina or Jefferson <br><br>7AA- Cloquet<br><br>8AA- Alexandria<br><br><br>Top Ten Things about the State Hockey Tournament:<br><br>#10-State-wide skip-school-to-go-watch-hockey week<br><br>#9-"We've got spirit" chants between the two student sections <br><br>#8-Night games<br><br>#7-Semi's and Final's at the Colisium<br><br>#6-Hill-Murray not going to the state tourny<br><br>#5-A jam packed Xcel Energy Center<br><br>#4-More time played in Sudden Death than Regulation in any final.<br><br>#3-Upsets<br><br>#2-Hockey being played with all the heart a teenage kid has<br><br>#1-NSP going to state for the first time since '81 <p></p><i></i>

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good topic

Post by NorthHockey12 » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:17 pm

c'mon now people start postin on this subject its a good one, if not about AA sections then about top 10 things about the state tourny!! <p></p><i></i>

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Re: good topic

Post by Sparlimb » Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:39 pm

My 6 year old's picks.<br><br>1AA: Mayo<br>2AA: Roseville<br>3AA: Hill-Murray (he made a good choice)<br>4AA: Elk River<br>5AA: Holy Angels<br>6AA: Eden Prarie (he did consider how good Jefferson was)<br>7AA: Forest Lake (in an upset or 3--I did tell him they beat WBL last night)<br>8AA: Moorhead<br><br>Top 10 things about the state tournament<br><br>10. Spending all day with my son watching hockey.<br>9. Watching the games in person and then watching them on tape that night.<br>8. Increased conversation on this board.<br>7. Leads right into March Madness (for us sports buffs).<br>6. A guarenteed dumping of snow.<br>5. A guarenteed argument about why the northern teams are in the same bracket and whether private schools should have their own tourney.<br>4. Everyone underselling Hill-Murray's chance and then complaining when they make another run. (A personal favorite of mine)<br>3. Seeing 8 teams play on Thursday, all with the same dream.<br>2. Watching whether the Pagestat ratings can outduel the section seedings.<br>1. Sitting in that Arena, watching High School kids make memories for a lifetime. <p></p><i></i>

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Top Ten things about state hockey

Post by XLR8 » Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:26 pm

Im a HS student..so keep in mind where my thoughts are oriented <br>The Top Ten things about State Hockey<br># 10. The Section Tourney leading up to it<br>#9. The "electricty" in the air in the waning hours before departing for the tournament.<br>#8. Hearing Lou Nannies voice on the TV. it seems to just shoot images of past state hockey times into my mind.<br>#7. Meeting all the people with the common love for MN HS hockey<br>#6.hearing the screams and shouts of the game in your hotel room..which is just a block from the Xcel<br>#5.Seeing the hyped players show what they really have for one last time in the season as they play in the "big ones"<br>#4.Seeing northern teams show private schools and such that it doesnt take a 4 figure tuition to play great hockey <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... ns/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>#3. The general camraderie between students all over the great state of Minnesota. Everyone is friednly and welcoming to all.<br>#2.The cat and mouse game played every year between authorities and students seeking a good time..haha<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>#1. The gathering of all types of people for one reason: to see the greatest teams of the greatest state for hockey dice it out and declare champions.! <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Top Ten things about state hockey

Post by petey1321 » Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:56 pm

I've always enjoyed going and seeing the place go bananas when somebody scores against the Jaguars. Then exactly 2 sections of people cheer when Jefferson scores, while the rest of the fans sit there. Same thing happens with Edina, but for those 3 years, man, everybody hated the Jags, and they danced right through town. <p></p><i></i>

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Top Ten

Post by metromick » Mon Feb 10, 2003 7:06 am

10 - Skipping school and/or work on every first Thurs in March since 1970.<br>9 - The rise, fall, and rebirth of dynasties.<br>8 - Seeing familiar faces of people you know only from the mezzanines of hockey arenas.<br>7- Cinderella stories.<br>6- St. Paul streets filled with letter jackets.<br>5- Chatting with visiting fans at the tavern.<br>4- That one phenominal northern line - every year.<br>3- Teams with jerseys that haven't changed in 30 years.<br>2- Private - public - metro - outstate debates.<br>1- Proof of the State of Hockey.<br> <p></p><i></i>

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state

Post by gr19 » Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:01 am

1AA-Rochester Mayo<br>2AA-Roseville<br>3AA-White Bear Lake<br>4AA-Elk River<br>5AA-Apple Valley<br>6AA-Eden Prairie<br>7AA-Grand Rapids<br>8AA-Moorhead<br><br>Top Ten things:<br>10. Skipping work or school<br>9. 4 days of nothing but hockey=heaven<br>8. downtown St. Paul is awesome<br>7. Cossetta's Pizza before a game<br>6. the pep bands<br>5. seeing one or two new teams<br>4. seeing traditional powers<br>3. no hill-murray=less private teams<br>2. watching teams play for pride and nothing else<br>1. Overtime sessions <p></p><i></i>

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AA Sections

Post by metromick » Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:51 am

1- Roch JM over Lakeville<br>2- Roseville over CDH<br>3- White Bear over NSP<br>4- Elk River over CR<br>5- Eastview over AHA<br>6- Eden Prairie over Edina<br>7- East over Cloquet<br>8- Tech over Moorhead <p></p><i></i>

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My Best 10

Post by JLS 81 » Mon Feb 10, 2003 10:11 am

#10- 12:00 drop of the puck which kicks off the three best days in Minnesota Hockey.<br>#9- Teams playing that rarely make state or are there for the very first time.<br>#8-Watching warm ups to see which kids are overwhelmed by the venue of a state appearance. Especially the goalies on thise early shots.<br>#7-Transparent boards at the old Civic Center and viewing the game from just about ice level. Next best thing to being on the ice.<br>#6-St. Paul kids cheering for the norhtern schools.<br>#5-St. Paul kids ribbing the Edina fans.<br>#4-Duluth East Apple Valley overtime thriller.<br>#3-Grand Rapids Indians and their band playing the "war" rally song.<br>#2 Taking my son to the State Tourney.<br>#1 Roseau-Rapids 1990 State Final. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: My Best 10

Post by joe lulic » Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:27 pm

10. Being a kid and idolizing the players on the teams<br>9. Getting out of school to go<br>8. Getting a ticket at the last minute when all hope was lost<br>7. Figureing out how to get tickets <br>6. watching the sections and keeping track of who is still alive<br>5. Mom suspending some of the rules around the house because it is tournament time<br>4. Hanging out around downtown St Paul during tournament<br>3. Seeing the old friends at the games, especially if your high school is in it<br>2. The sameness and tradition of it all.<br>1. Taking your son to semi final night <p></p><i></i>

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the lists

Post by hockeydad » Mon Feb 10, 2003 11:28 pm

All these lists are great, and show that two-classes have not ruined the state tourney. <br>Top 10 things I remember fondly about watching the state tourney.<br><br>10: One or two teams pulling off upsets in the sections and making it to St. Paul<br>9: Overtime games on TV that last past midnight. (But not when they have to come back and finish the game in the morning, then play again later that day). <br>8: Remembering watching the games on Channel 11 in the late 60s and early 70s when you were a kid. (Warroad and Henry Boucha vs. Edina and wondering where the hell was "Greenway of Coleraine")<br>7. Rooting against the cakeeaters.<br>6. Grudging admiration for the cakeeaters when they win it all (again). <br>5. Waiting for a new hero to emerge (Remember Reggie Miracle?)<br>4. The excitement in school during state tourney week. (I was a sub teacher at Columbia Heights in 83 and at John Marshall a couple years later).<br>3. Watching Hill-Murray win their first title after all those tries with my then girlfriend (now wife), a Hill-Murray grad.<br>2. Trying to pick the brackets in the office pool.<br>1. Taking my son to watch the AA championship game (Blaine vs. Duluth East), the first time for both of us at the state tourney in person <p></p><i></i>

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the lists

Post by anderson49 » Mon Feb 10, 2003 11:55 pm

watching the cheerleaders from the north, so you can see cheerleaders that can actually skate! <p></p><i></i>

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northland cheerleaders

Post by gr19 » Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:37 am

that is about as far as it goes up here, skating. I look forward to the tourney to see which metro team has the hottest cheerleaders. <p></p><i></i>

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TopTen

Post by 1lala6 » Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:04 am

10. everyone that comes from your section to cheer for you even though they just got beat by you<br>9.our cheerleaders being the only ones that know how to skate<br>8.trying to get on tv ("photo-genic!!!")<br>7.watching the instant replays on the screen above you<br>6.getting asked "where is greenway of coleraine?" 800 times<br>5. walking to the student section and seeing an ocean of your teams colors<br>4.overtimes... (covering your eyes when you're afraid cuz you can't bear to watch)<br>3.Not having a voice after the first game<br>2. going there as a small northern team and having people you've never met cheer for your team<br>1. walking into that huge arena for the first game-your breath is taken away and you suddenly feel overwhelmed with excitment and nervousness<br> <p></p><i></i>

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Top Ten about 'The Dance'

Post by hornethockey » Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:58 am

I normally don't post much on this message board, but instead just like to read. This post is a great idea, so I thought I'd throw my two cents in.<br><br>10. Bringing my TV walkman to high school on wednesday to watch the A tourney, yet placing the walkman in a shoebox so to conceal it from my teachers while I watched and listened(w/ headphones) to the games while getting pumped for the AA tourney!<br>9. Skipping school even if your team is playing in the night session.<br>8. Waiting in the C.C. tunnel before your team plays while your entire student section is dressed up in ski goggles and jerseys and whatever they may find in their closet.<br>7. The glass boards and channel 4's coverage of the state tourney. <br>6. Dick Stanford's voice announcing the teams at the game, "And now let's meet the champions of section 6AA......"<br>5. Anything and everything about Cossetta's before the game. Also, meeting fans from everywhere while drinking at the taverns.<br>4. Being hated as an Edina fan, yet still winning games and titles. Being called a "cake-eater."<br>3. Watching traditional teams in the state tourney, and watching teams like White Bear Lake and section 1AA going 2 and barbecue. <br>2. All the pepbands playing when the teams come out, and the countless cheers from the student sections.<br>1. All the overtime games, championship games, first round games, titles, and the stories from years past. <p></p><i></i>

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just keepin this topic alive

Post by NorthHockey12 » Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:13 pm

still think this is a great topic and i'd like to hear more people's opinions<br><br>"it's the spirit of the thing" <p></p><i></i>

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top ten

Post by oldschoolwarrior » Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:51 pm

10- Playing hockey with mini sticks in the huge open area at the Radison<br>9- Northern boys awe-struck by the cities<br>8- The nerdy winks and head nods during introductions<br>7- people still talking about the East-Apple Valley game... oh and falling asleep at intermission while watching<br>6- skipping school/work for a whole week and having the school secretary glare at you as she fills your absent sheet with "state tournement" under reason<br>5- Walking the streets of St. Paul wearing Warroad stuff and having people smile, give you the thumbs up and say "good luck" (back when people liked us)<br>4- Pep bands.... especially the warrior drum beat with Mr. Hallan hopping around the stands<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> !<br>3- Going back to the tournement and cheering on your old high school<br>2- No one cheering for the cake eaters!!!<br>1- Seeing the tears of both victory and defeat after the championship game.....<br> Great thread!!!<br>There really is nothing better than State tournement time!!! <p></p><i></i>

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Re: just keepin this topic alive

Post by joe lulic » Thu Feb 13, 2003 9:17 am

I have already put in my 10 but I have a couple more<br><br>Getting it the heck out of Target Center<br><br>The So St Paul team that had 11 players whose dad or uncle played in the tournament before them (talk about tradition)<br><br>Having it at the Xcel now(what a beautiful facility) and the blend of the old with the new that is involved<br><br><br> <br> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: just keepin this topic alive

Post by goldy313 » Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:31 pm

10. not being able to see across the old Civic Center due to the smoke<br>9. All the different letter jackets you see<br>8. Hoping to see So. St. Paul win the whole thing before I die<br>7. Meeting people from all over the state at whatever hotel I'm staying at<br>6. The teams nobody seems to care about; WBL, Anoka, Mayo, etc.<br>5. The Underdogs, hoping David beats Goliath<br>4. The teams people love to hate; Edina, Jefferson, Elk River, etc.<br>3. The teams people love to love; Roseau, Grand Rapids, John Marshall, etc.<br>2. The way when groups 3 and 4 play how the intense the crowd can get.<br>1. The VIP's you can see walking around and realizing this is a high school event.<br><br>All are in no particular order <p></p><i></i>

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AA

Post by Skipper4 » Thu Feb 13, 2003 9:08 pm

1AA- Lakeville over Austin<br>2AA- Roseville over Cretin<br>3AA- W.B.L. over Hill Murray<br>4AA- Elk River over Coon Rapids<br>5AA- Holy Angels over Apple Valley<br>6AA- Eden Prairie over Wayzata<br>7AA- Duluth East over Greenway<br>8AA- Moorhead over Alexandria <p></p><i></i>

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top ten

Post by dog36 » Thu Feb 13, 2003 10:17 pm

10. Seeing a letter jacket from almost every high school in the state.<br>9. Doing your darndest to pick up a northern chick(back in the day)<br>8. The clock number game<br>7. My best friend and I knowing how to sneek into the old Civic Center and seeing almost every game since 1987 whether we had tickets or not.<br>6. Going to every game(with tickets now) with that same guy, who now has a wife and 3 kids and lives 100 miles away.<br>5. The celebrations after overtime goals<br>4. The electricity in downtown St. Paul. (MPLS, never again)<br>3. Doing that W-AR-R-I-O-R-S drum beat and chant while sitting behind the Warroad Band even though I'm from St. Paul, and the friendly Warroad people who still remembered mine and my friends names the next year.<br>2. Getting a "Good Luck" card from the Harding coach, signed by all the players, telling us that even though we're rivals it would be great to see an inner city team win once more.<br>1. Witnessing the greatest high school sporting event in the country(sorry Indiana BB amd Texas FB)year in and year out.<br><br>1/2. (sorry I need one more) Watching young men live their dreams, knowing how much it means to them and remembering how much it meant to me. <p></p><i></i>

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Top Ten

Post by hockitup14 » Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:13 pm

10. Walking into the arena, smelling the popcorn in the air.<br>9. Rink Rat T-Shirts<br>8. Walking up the steps to your seat, and seeing your whole town in the stands (if you live up north in a smalltown and nothing else matters that week but high school hockey....like Roseau and Warroad for example<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> )<br>7. Watching the best teams in Minnesota, play great hockey for 4 days straight.<br>6. Having our so called "Spring Break" in school during State Tournament time.<br>5. Having people always rooting for the northern small towns.<br>4. The "Hey Mom" with a wink during introduction of the players<br>3. Staying in the Radisson or Hilton with your whole town.<br>2. The countdown to glory in the final seconds of the championship game.<br>1. Everyone goes down there with one thing in mind....a state championship, it is great to see every player play their hearts out to bring home the hardware for memories they will never forget and for their community. <p></p><i></i>

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state tourny

Post by hockey88 » Fri Feb 14, 2003 4:19 am

As someone who has played in the A state tournament (god it was awesome) heres my top ten:<br><br>10. Winning the section final and realizing that your going to the show!<br>9. Waiting and thinking for that week in school between sections and state about what your going to do when you finally get there.<br>8. Missing school just so you can go hang out, live in a hotel and play hockey with all your closest buddies for an entire week.<br>7. Going to the AA games the night after and watching some of the states biggest and oldest dynasty's duke it out for a spot in the semi's.<br>6. Getting to hear Lou Nanne say your name on TV.<br>5. The police escort on your way back into town.<br>4. The Up-sets.<br>3. Over-time.<br>2. The pep-rally back in the gym, feeling like a winner no matter what spot you take whether it's 8th or 1st.<br>1. WINNING IT ALL! (don't know what it feels like, we were close, but I'll never get another chance to know).<br><br>Good luck to everyone this year no matter who makes it. Don't take it for granted b/c if your like me and some of my buddies, you only get 1 shot... so don't blow it. JK good luck all. <p></p><i></i>

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dog36...

Post by DarrenTheGreek » Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:19 am

dog36...you must be a Johnson grad. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START >: --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... ns/mad.gif ALT=">:"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Actually so is my dad. I'm a Harding alum and although I didn't play Hockey I followed it quite closely during my days. You are right in that even though we were rivals, I always rooted for Johnson once they got to the Civic Center. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>10. Walking up that huge ramp into the Civic Center and seeing it jammed full with thousands of people ahead of you.<br>9. Rooting for each St. Paul and Minneapolis public school through sections and being disappointed if/when they were all eliminated.<br>8. Pretending I'm sick on Thursday afternoons so I could stay home from school (or work).<br>7. Pulling for the northern schools or the schools in the tourny for the first time.<br>6. Hoping that Hill-Murray loses in the next round.<br>5. Each year holding out hope that at some points in my life Harding will make it back. (**sigh**)<br>4. Going to the games and sitting next to an oldtimer from the Eastside or South St. Paul talking about the good old days when hockey was played outside. <br>3. Having the late games on Thursday or Friday go to OT and realizing that a great day of hockey just won't end. <br>2. Seeing the players during pre-game intros looking like they want to hurl.<br>1. On Saturday night when the gloves, sticks and helmets go flying in to the air in unison and half the players pile on for joy and the other half sit on their knees and sob. <p></p><i></i>

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