Great 8 Tourny

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Great 8 Tourny

Post by Triple Deke » Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:59 pm

Great final day of hockey this year, Congrats to Warroad and AHA.<br>Next thing on the agenda is the Great 8 tourny, (dont know when the CCM iron range game is).<br>When do rosters come out?<br>Who is coaching this year?<br>Where is it?<br><br>PS<br>Next year's predicitions<br>A: Blake<br>AA: Hastings <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8 Tourny

Post by birdmister » Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:40 am

Yes, when do the invites at least get sent to the players? <p>Moorhead sets a new state tournament record!</p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8 Tourny

Post by FreeAGENT » Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:46 am

Roster is already set, I'm not sure if it has been released publicly though. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8 Tourny

Post by PuckPutz » Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:51 pm

If you have further details, such as date, times, location and even rosters, it would be greatly appreciated. <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8 Tourney

Post by arena dog » Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:38 pm

Check out Minnesota Hockey's website<br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="">minnesotah ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br>The schedule is on there and usually a couple of weeks before the Great 8 they post the rosters also. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8 Tourny

Post by Puckguy » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:30 pm

April 1-3 at South Saint Paul's Wakota Arena. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :hat --><img src= ... s/pimp.gif ALT=":hat"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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great 8

Post by Triple Deke » Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:06 pm

How many great 8 kids won't be attending for ushl/nahl etc. <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8

Post by Hillfan » Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:19 pm

I'm looking forward to this tourney as I always do. <br><br>Representing Hill-Murray as of now: Mike Phillippi, Erik Morrow, Ryan Guentzel. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8

Post by wcha fan » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:13 am

is this tourney losing its appeal because some of the better players are going to juniors right away now that the season is over and skipping this tourney?? <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8

Post by neutralzonetrapper » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:31 am

No, not at all. That would be like saying that the elite league games aren't any good to watch because some of the players went to the USHL or that the only State Tournament is the AA. People that think that way just have some growing up to do and are yet to become true hockey fans. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8

Post by wcha fan » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:58 am

why would they have some growing up to do?? If you lose even one player the quality has been hurt. Don't even think about calling someone not a true hockey fan until you look in the mirror yourself. To make this a great tournament you have to have the best players out on the ice at all times. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8

Post by neutralzonetrapper » Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:05 pm

You asked a question, don't be offended by my answer. <br><br>Sounds like you may have been stating your opinion in the form of a question. How can you blame a kid for opting for 10 - 12 games plus possibly playoffs at the next level? Should he stay and play in the Great 8 so that this toruney keeps its appeal??<br><br>So I guess I probably won't be seeing you at the Wakota arena, since a few players will be absent. <p></p><i></i>

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Who has?

Post by HOG » Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:12 pm

What is the link to the rosters for the great 8? <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8

Post by Triple Deke » Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:34 pm

Isn't the great tourny supposed to be a spring-board for "unkown" seniors to find their way on to a USHL team and a weekend of great hockey?<br>Don't take away from the tournament just because Lee and Walters, etc won't be there. <br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :hat --><img src= ... s/pimp.gif ALT=":hat"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8 Rosters have been posted

Post by pokecheck » Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:23 pm

Minnesota Hockey's website<br><br>The rosters are posted.<br> <p></p><i></i>

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Post by Triple Deke » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:03 pm

Thanks for the update,<br>Section 7 and 5 are looking solid. <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8

Post by Hometown Proud » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:11 pm

Section 7 should be very good this year in the tourney! <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8

Post by WarriorHockeyHoney » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:14 pm

can someone please post a link directly to the rosters please?<br> <p></p><i></i>

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great 8

Post by Hockeyisthebest21 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:22 pm

here are the roster's<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=" ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>5a/5aa look like the team to beat <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8

Post by IJasonI » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:22 pm

Ya, section 5 looks real good <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8

Post by Prowler05 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:55 pm

The rosters look a little weaker this year, because of all the players going straight to juniors. Heres how i would rank the teams as i see them.<br><br>1.5A-5AA - loaded<br>2.7A-7AA - good team w/walters, niskanen, downey, ryan<br>3.8A-8AA - even w/o lee, vandevelde, and oshie they look tough<br>4.2A-3AA - 3AA is all i gotta say<br>5.6A-6AA - a couple good players but lack depth<br>6.4A-4AA - have some depth but nobody that really stands out<br>7.1A-1AA - they got kangas<br>8.3A-2AA - they got nothing <p></p><i></i>

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Post by iluvhockey » Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:01 pm

Can somebody please write down the rosters on here, my computer decides it doesnt want to work at the moment, thanks <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8 Tourny

Post by Thehockeyplaya » Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:45 pm

Numerical alpha 2005 “TED BRILL Great 8” Selections TEAM ROSTERS Section 1A-1AA (RED) No. Name Pos School 1 Alex Kangas G Rochester Century 2 Pete Moehnke D Rochester John Marshall 3 Dustin Trail D Albert Lea 4 Tom Sackett D Rochester Mayo 5 Eric Standke D Owatonna 6 Ted Henderson D Lakeville 7 Ryan Riebel D Mankato East 8 Jon Breuer F Albert Lea 9 Darin “Skippy” Holland F Rochester Century 10 Andrew Wilcox F Rochester Century 11 Sean Murphy F Owatonna 12 David Olson F Lakeville 13 Quinn Ellingson F Albert Lea 14 Kevin Kratz F Farmington 15 Corey Ellertson F Albert Lea 16 Tony Altavilla F Lakeville 35 Matt Buttweiler G Lakeville Alt. Pat Ryan G1 Faribault Alt. Luke Romocki D-1 Rochester John Marshall Alt Casey Gorman D-2 Rochester Century Alt Dallas Williamson F-1 Austin Alt. Dan Murray F-2 Rochester Mayo Alt Jared Skovbroten F-3 Rochester John Marshall Coaches: AA: <br><br>A: Manager: Jeffrey Whitney, Rochester Section 2A-3AA (White) Name Pos School 1 Weston Johnson G Centennial 2 Josh Erhardt D White Bear Lake 3 Mike Phillippi D Hill Murray 4 Tony Scherber D Proctor 5 Mike Schmidt D St. Cloud Cathedral 6 Robby Spalding D Roseville 7 Chase Traeger D Mounds View 8 Jeff Beck F Stillwater 9 Patrick Connelly F White Bear Lake 10 Chris Connolly F Duluth Marshall 11 Ryan Guentzell F Hill Murray 12 Scott Kozlak F Duluth Marshall 13 Mike Montgomery F Centennial 14 Peter Morrison F Roseville 15 Travis Vermeulen F Centennial 16 C.J. Willms F North St. Paul 35 Joel Rindelaub G St. Cloud Cathedral Alt Pat Kriegler G1 Roseville Alt David Keefer D-1 Stillwater Alt Erik Morrow D-2 Hill Murray Alt Trevor Bowell F-1 Mounds View Alt Bill Gazich F-2 Mounds View Alt Matt French F-3 North St. Paul <br>Coaches: AA: A: Manager: John Petersen, Roseville Section <br><br>3A-2AA (GOLD) No. Name Pos School 1 Cam Voss G St Thomas 2 Jacob Schmidt D Tartan 3 Matt Hickey D Cretin 4 Kyle Erickson D Woodbury 5 Nick Power D Rochester Lourdes 6 Robert Coonrod D Hastings 7 Andrew Bergeson D Red Wing 8 Joe Welch F Hastings 9 Ben Beaudoine F Simley 10 Eric Schultz F Tartan 11 Brett Crowe F South St Paul 12 Jamie Ruff F Rochester Lourdes 13 Dan Hirtz F Cretin 14 Reed Laulainen F Minnehaha Academy 15 Andy Fitzgerald F Johnson 16 Tylar Tolzman F Tartan 35 Chad Helgeson G Woodbury ALT Brandon Gallahue G1 Simley ALT John Tichich F-1 Northfield ALT Nick Powers D-1 Rochester Lourdes Decline Mike Whalgren F Tartan ALT Andy Snyder F-2 Woodbury ALT Adam Junker D-2 Johnson Coaches: AA: A: Manager: Paul Moen, South St. Paul <br><br>Section 4A-4AA (GRAY) No. Name Pos School 1 Tim Krystosek G Maple Grove 2 Matt Godlewski D Elk River 3 Matt Markgraf D Blaine 4 Matt Morin D Osseo 5 Andy Peterson D Maple Grove 6 Mike Schwarz D Fergus Falls 7 Jimmy VanAsch D Blaine 8 Steve Festler F Little Falls 9 Jim Jensen F Osseo 10 Mikael Lickteig F Little Falls 11 Dylan Mueller F Armstrong 12 Colin Ostroot F Elk River 13 Jake Pernula F Osseo 14 Dustin Postell F Wadena 15 Ross Ring-Jarvi F Anoka 16 Joel Stacklie F Blaine 35 Matt Wanvig G Osseo Alt. Sam Warhol G1 Elk River Alt. Andrew Lehman D-1 Champlin Park Alt. Jake Gliniany D-2 Osseo Alt. Derek Holmes D-3 Anoka Alt. Bobby Moe F-1 Coon Rapids Alt. Jake Haley F-2 Blaine Alt. F-3 Alt. F-4 Coaches: AA A: Manager: Dave Margenau, Maple Grove<br><br>Numerical alpha 2005“TED BRILL Great 8” Selections TEAM ROSTERS Section 5A-5AA (Orange) No. Name Pos School 1 Alex Richards G Breck 2 Jared Hummel D Holy Angels 3 Brian Schack D Totino Grace 4 Brent Kettelkamp D Breck 5 John Patera D Blake 6 Joe Larson D Eastview 7 Brett Miller D Totino Grace 8 Robbie Dee F Breck 9 Dan Sexton F Apple Valley 10 Andrew Birkholz F Brck 11 Dan Malone F Totino Grace 12 Sam Bauler F Eastview 13 Shane Bailey F Eagan 14 Tyler Hawkins F Holy Angels 15 John Lennartson F Burnsville 16 Alex Coles F Apple Valley 35 Chris Impagliazzo G Bloomington Kennedy Alt Dave Norling G-1 Totino Grace Alt Brent Broderson D-1 Breck Alt Brandt Keller F-1 Apple Valley N/A D N/A F INJ F Coaches: AA: A: Manager: Charlie Graves, Apple Valley <br><br>Section 6A-6AA <br>(Teal) No. Name Pos School 1 Max Dodds G Eden Prairie 2 Kurt Davis D Wayzata 3 James Laurinaitis D Wayzata 4 Trip Standa D Orono 5 Ryan Russell D Edina 6 D.J. Dassenko D Eden Prairie 7 Kyle Piddle D Shakopee 8 Will Collins F Edina 9 Chris Meyers F Eden Prairie 10 Roger Trousdale F Buffalo 11 Brett Howells F Eden Prairie 12 Nick Zilka F Mound 13 Jesse Junkermeir F Minnetonka 14 J.P. Perpich F Jefferson 15 Dan Olson F Chaska 16 Will Smith F Orono 35 John Paszkiewicz G Richfield Alt. Ole Hovde G1 Shakopee Alt. Jay Fifield D-1 Eden Prairie Alt. Corey Hrabe D-2 New Prague Alt. Rob Mueller D-3 Buffalo Alt. Mike Jorgenson F-1 Edina Alt. Tom Raisenen F-2 Litchfield Alt. F-3 Alt. F-4 Coaches: AA: A: Manager: Chris Bonnell, Buffalo <br><br>Section 7A-7AA (Royal) No. Name Pos School 1 Brennan Poderzay G Hibbing 2 Matt Niskananen D Virginia 3 Patrick Fogerty D Forest Lake 4 Jesse Downey D Silver Bay 5 Nikki Holt D Hermantown 6 Carl Babbich D Eveleth 7 Chris Babbich D Eveleth 8 Shea Walters F Hibbing 9 Mitch Ryan F Cloquet 10 Rob Johnson F Duluth East 11 Kyle Schmidt F Hermantown 12 Austin Tavis F GrandRapids 13 Scott Baker F Cloquet 14 Mike Germain F Brainerd 15 Tom Stunyo F GrandRapids 16 Chris Modich F Hibbing 35 Chris Sall G Duluth East Alt. Matt lokken G1 Int. Falls Alt. Ray Saeland D-1 Cloquet Alt. Aron Paitich D-2 Forest Lake Alt. Seth Bissell F-1 Two Harbors Alt. Casey Harling F-2 Greenway Alt. Devin Ceglar F-3 Virginia Coaches: AA: A: Manager: Dan Clafton, Grand Rapids <br><br>Section 8A-8AA (Purple) No. Name Pos School 1 Spencer Deutz G Moorhead 2 Jon Ammerman D Moorhead 3 Eric Olimb D Warroad 4 Brett Barta D Moorhead 5 Channing Boe D Bemidji 6 Casey Morin D East Grand Forks 7 Jesse Johnston D Roseau 8 Cory Loos F Moorhead 9 Alec Holen F Thief River Falls 10 Corey Johnson F Moorhead 11 Matt Becker F Moorhead 12 Ben Bengston F Warroad 14 Greg Beller F Lake of the Woods 15 Jesse Echternach F Bemidji 16 Josh Brodeen F Warroad 17 Donavan Hausgstad F Kittson Central 20 Mark Theile G Warroad Alt. David Larson D-1 Warroadk Alt. Brent Bratloff D-2 Park Rapids Alt. Alex Lundbohm F-1 Roseau Alt. Clayton Grimstad F-2 Alexandria Alt. Ryan Clukey F-3 Moorhead Alt. Charlie Doth G-1 St..Cloud Tech Coaches: AA: A: Manager: Jim Bjorklund, Moorhead<br><br>I don't know how this will turn out i just copy and pasted. Sorry if it isnt the greatest<br> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Great 8 Tourny

Post by juniorhockey » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:43 pm

It seems like the talented rosters rarely win. Less passing and more trying to beat guys one-on-one. It will be intersting to see how they do though. I'm picking the 8's. They seem to have the best Def. core in my opinion. But it will be fun to watch.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>

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Great 8

Post by EAGLEMOM » Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:01 pm

Section 5 has Miller and Schack (def), plus Malone, and Norling is going to be one of the goalies. TG had a strong defense this year, and with Norling having at least one set of def. in front of him there should be a good comfort level for him. He also knows the Breck players pretty well so this should make for a pretty stong team. <br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src= ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>