CITY OF HOCKEY in MINNESOTA!

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CITY OF HOCKEY in MINNESOTA!

Post by koho snipe » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:32 pm

What city in MN has the best hockey heritage or tradition.

What is the city of hockey in MN?

Im going with Bloomington

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Re: CITY OF HOCKEY in MINNESOTA!

Post by Indians forever » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:37 pm

[quote="koho snipe"]What city in MN has the best hockey heritage or tradition.

What is the city of hockey in MN?

Im going with Bloomington[/quote]

I guess the question I have is why Bloomington?

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Post by Reidy09 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:37 pm

It's gotta be one of the northern cities, easy. The schools up there pioneered how hockey in Minnesota was played.

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Post by koho snipe » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:38 pm

Jefferson and kennedy, both have dominated the state before. BIG is one of the greatest arenas ever, and the number of pros from Bloomington is more than anyother city i know of

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Post by Indians forever » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:38 pm

The best way to find out the answer is to drive to every City in MN today and count how many little Rink Rats are out at the Rinks today in the Cold.

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Post by koho snipe » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:39 pm

Dont get me wrong, duluth will always be up there as well

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Post by gopherhockey99 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:48 pm

Roseau, Warroad, Duluth, Grand Rapids, or Eveleth

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Post by hawkfan70 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:49 pm

gopherhockey99 wrote:Roseau, Warroad, Duluth, Grand Rapids, or Eveleth
how could you forget I Falls? :oops:

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Post by 2nd string » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:53 pm

31 state tourny appearances 7 state title. ROSEAU

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Post by STC18 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:00 pm

Roseau, easily.
Ben Dover plays BOTH ways.

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Post by sachishi4 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:04 pm

Hill Murray :D :lol:

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Post by realmnhockey07 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:05 pm

ifalls,warroad, or roseau. any would be a good choice

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Re: CITY OF HOCKEY in MINNESOTA!

Post by WayOutWest » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:14 pm

koho snipe wrote:What city in MN has the best hockey heritage or tradition.

What is the city of hockey in MN?

Im going with Bloomington
Bloomington over Roseau? No chance.

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Post by DadsMoney » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:26 pm

edina should be the only suburb city given any consideration among the ranks of eveleth, roseau, warroad, etc.

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Post by SB24 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:23 pm

roso if we are only talking about high shool hockey

warroad if we are talking everything hockey

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Post by Pioneerprideguy » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:45 pm

St. Paul! The home of the Wild, the target of every high school team in the state, and the place where dreams are made every March. The city of St. Paul has also produced some fine hockey players over the years. St. Paul=Hockey Town.

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Post by SEC Scotty » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:49 pm

White Bear had a hockey program when all the other suburbs were corn fields. Dating back to the 1920's. Just can't seem to win the big one though :oops: . White Bear native Moose Goheen was considered the best player of his era and was on the first US Olympic team in 1920. The Hippodrome in WBL is one of the oldest rinks in the state.

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Post by darkdemon » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:53 pm

Roseau no doubt too much history to be overlooked. There is no way it's a suburb. Its gotta be a northern town. Remember Roseau continues to dominate at the AA level while the town's population is much less than any other AA school.

ROSEAU. :idea:
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Many candidates

Post by O-townClown » Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:54 pm

Edina & Bloomington for suburban cities.

St. Paul for the Metro area big cities.

Of all the northern cities, Roseau has consistency and longevity giving it the nod over International Falls, Eveleth, Grand Rapids, and any others you wish to nominate.

Many cities in Minnesota have rich hockey traditions. Absent in my short list are great places like White Bear Lake, Warroad, Minnetonka, and Rochester. Modern powers of note include Moorhead and Eden Prairie.
Be kind. Rewind.

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Post by koho snipe » Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:24 pm

ya white bear is a great hockey city. The HIPPO kicks some major @$$

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Here's your answer!

Post by RoseauHockeyFan » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:30 pm

Roseau has a storied hockey tradition that dates back to 1908 which was the first season of organized high school hockey. However, it wasn’t until 1945 that the Minnesota High School League officially sanctioned the game as we know it today. Roseau has captured seven state championships over the past 62 years with the most recent coming last season. Roseau’s state championships are tied with International Falls for the state record and hold the record alone for their 31 state tournament appearances.

Roseau’s first championship dates back to 1946 when they were known as the Green wave and were led by Rube Bjorkman notching a hattrick in a 6-0 shutout win over Rochester. Bjorkman later went on to represent the United States in the 1948 and 1952 Winter Olympics games.

In 1953, Roseau made their first appearance at state known as the Rams with return trips in 1955 and 1957 before winning back-to-back championships in 1958 and 1959.

After failing to defend their Region 8 crown in 1960 the Rams came back strong in 1961 capturing their third championship in four years as they defeated South St. Paul 1-0. The Ram’s Dave Backlund scored the game’s lone goal midway through the first period. Following the 1967 season, long time head coach, Oscar Almquist, retired after a 24 years behind the Rams bench.

The ‘70s had probably the most legendary teams in Roseau history as the Broten brothers; Neal and Aaron along with linemate Bryan “Butsy” Erickson were dominant with state tournament appearances in 1977, 1978 and 1979. After a disappointing finish in the 1977 state tournament, the Rams entered the tourney the following year undefeated and the hands-down favorite to walk away with the title. After a win over Rochester John-Marshall in the quarter finals the Rams faced a familiar foe in the Edina Hornets but found similar fate as the previous year and were defeated 5-3.

The ‘80s had the Rams making three state tournament appearances in 1981, 1983 and 1984. The 1984 team was led by Paul Broten who was the last of the three Broten brothers to lace them up for the Rams.

After two decades without a state championship the Rams didn’t wait very long to change the trend in 1990 as Roseau beat Grand Rapids 3-1 to claim their fifth state title and first in 29 years. Senior, Chris Gotziaman, paced the Rams to the win with two goals. Eight years later, the Rams would raise another banner in Memorial Arena as they defeated the Hastings Raiders 4-0 in the 1999 state Class AA final. Mike Klema had the hot hand for the tournament scoring six goals to lead the Rams to the title.

The Rams captured the record tying seventh state title in 2007 with an impressive 5-1 victory over another northern power Grand Rapids Thunderhawks. The Rams were led by sophomore, Tyler Landman, who recorded two goals in the win.

The rich hockey tradition continues as passionately today, as in the past, as the Rams emulate previous accomplishment, yet aspire for their own successes.

Provided by: Rams Hockey Online

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Post by rinkgnat » Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:32 pm

roseau has my vote with honorable mention to warroad, I falls and eveleth

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Post by Dull Blades » Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:07 pm

St. Paul Johnson?

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Post by DumpandChase1 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:31 pm

9 High School state championship banners hanging in Braemar West.

29 Youth state championship banners and 3 National championship banners hanging in Braemer South.

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Post by hockeyfan43 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:11 pm

DumpandChase1 wrote:9 High School state championship banners hanging in Braemar West.

29 Youth state championship banners and 3 National championship banners hanging in Braemer South.
EDINA EDINA EDINA 9 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS THATS TWO MORE THEN ROSEAU . SO HOW CANT YOU CHOOSE EDINA?

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