wow is outdoor high school hockey a total disaster..pleaszzz

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wow is outdoor high school hockey a total disaster..pleaszzz

Post by hockeyhockeyhockey » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:54 pm

wow what a disaster..

please stop this ridiculous gimmick

these players do not need this nonsense.

what a sad day for "showcasing" Minnesota hockey..

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Re: wow is outdoor high school hockey a total disaster..plea

Post by BobSaget » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:02 pm

hockeyhockeyhockey wrote:wow what a disaster..

please stop this ridiculous gimmick

these players do not need this nonsense.

what a sad day for "showcasing" Minnesota hockey..
Easy Debbie Downer. I'd be willing to bet that these kids enjoyed themselves regardless of ice conditions.

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Post by starmvp » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:04 pm

I've heard that the kids enjoy the outdoor game. The weather just didn't cooperate this year.....

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Post by PuckU126 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:10 pm

starmvp wrote:I've heard that the kids enjoy the outdoor game. The weather just didn't cooperate this year.....
Of course their going to enjoy it. Plus they're on TV.

It's just too bad none of these games can get a break.

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Post by Marty McSorely » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:13 pm

What's interesting is that in the bid for MN Hockey Day the organizers bid required a "Artificial Surface" with chiller.....Moorhead obviously doesn't have it.

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Post by TKO_81 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:13 pm

At the other end of today's ice issues was the HDM event at Baudette Bay in 2008. About negative 30 on the thermometer with a negative 45 wind chill (no soft ice anywhere near). I do know the young men skating will NEVER forget playing in that one :)

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Post by PuckU126 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:20 pm

Marty McSorely wrote:What's interesting is that in the bid for MN Hockey Day the organizers bid required a "Artificial Surface" with chiller.....Moorhead obviously doesn't have it.
I guess dry ice and CO2 counts... :roll: :lol: :?

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Post by EHSHack » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:31 pm

TKO_81 wrote:At the other end of today's ice issues was the HDM event at Baudette Bay in 2008. About negative 30 on the thermometer with a negative 45 wind chill (no soft ice anywhere near). I do know the young men skating will NEVER forget playing in that one :)
But I bet the ice was amazing.
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Post by 7A22A » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:33 pm

Guys limping off to the bench and falling numerous times because of soft or chipped ice. Seems to me, flip side was slower skating and less checking. So, I'm not sure which is safer outdoors or indoors? Definately took longer time wise.

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Post by TheHockeyDJ » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:33 pm

As I said in the other thread, lets enjoy some of the awesome arenas we have in this state now. Have a double header at either the Hibbing Memorial Arena or Amsoil Arena.

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Post by Master Recruiter » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:35 pm

how bad was it? I missed the outdoor game

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Post by starmvp » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:41 pm

Master Recruiter wrote:how bad was it? I missed the outdoor game
Any area that had paint on it (crease and lines) was melkted because of the sun. They had to move the net out a few feet on one end.

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Post by Master Recruiter » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:42 pm

starmvp wrote:
Master Recruiter wrote:how bad was it? I missed the outdoor game
Any area that had paint on it (crease and lines) was melkted because of the sun. They had to move the net out a few feet on one end.
oh man :oops: ...i dont think the goaltenders liked that

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Post by starmvp » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:46 pm

Master Recruiter wrote:
starmvp wrote:
Master Recruiter wrote:how bad was it? I missed the outdoor game
Any area that had paint on it (crease and lines) was melkted because of the sun. They had to move the net out a few feet on one end.
oh man :oops: ...i dont think the goaltenders liked that
Moorhead goalie was literally walking in his crease.

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Post by SPUDNUT » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:48 pm

Marty McSorely wrote:What's interesting is that in the bid for MN Hockey Day the organizers bid required a "Artificial Surface" with chiller.....
When did you dream that one up ? The ice on the Rainy River is NOT an "artificial surface" & they've played 2 of these up there !

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Post by mulefarm » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:52 pm

SPUDNUT wrote:
Marty McSorely wrote:What's interesting is that in the bid for MN Hockey Day the organizers bid required a "Artificial Surface" with chiller.....
When did you dream that one up ? The ice on the Rainy River is NOT an "artificial surface" & they've played 2 of these up there !
I agree with Spud, who else bid?

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Post by toddy101 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:04 pm

Should have kept the game in baudette. Couldnt be a better location. The parking lot in moorhead doesnt have the same feel as the bay, underneath the giant walleye, and on the Canadian border.

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Post by hockeyhockeyhockey » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:30 pm

Master Recruiter wrote:how bad was it? I missed the outdoor game
it was super bad..unsafe, horrible hockey and no ice in some regions..a disaster for the state to play in that..

and no the kids on elite teams do not like to play in those conditions..they are forced to and they know its garbage...

but they were sportsman like taking care of each other on both teams by avoiding the needless extra physical stuff..they knew this was rotton and they just had to smile and pretend it was special..but it was not.

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Post by goldy313 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:36 pm

I agree, this wasn't good.

A better idea might be sending our good teams to Eveleth every year. If you want history then you'll have it. There's a pretty good reasons why games are indoors now, barring a rink at TCF and a true hockey day where the Gophers and Wild also play I think this needs to end.

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Post by defense » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:52 pm

Is the unpredictable weather kinda part of the outdoor game experience??

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Post by starmvp » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:54 pm

defense wrote:Is the unpredictable weather kinda part of the outdoor game experience??
Of course. It's a big part of the experience, but it gets to a point where it is dangerous for the players.

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Post by PuckU126 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:58 pm

starmvp wrote:
defense wrote:Is the unpredictable weather kinda part of the outdoor game experience??
Of course. It's a big part of the experience, but it gets to a point where it is dangerous for the players.
It gets to a point if you are compromising the intent of the game. Move the Hockey Day date back. There isn't enough $$$ involved to have internal coolers for the ice.

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Post by mulefarm » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:14 pm

I hope they keep it. Nobody got hurt and a relaxing day of old time hockey. Keep it outside and deal with the weather.

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Post by hockeyfan23 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:31 pm

toddy101 wrote:Should have kept the game in baudette. Couldnt be a better location. The parking lot in moorhead doesnt have the same feel as the bay, underneath the giant walleye, and on the Canadian border.
Old time pond hockey my thoughts exactly

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Post by Vapor » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:47 pm

The old school part is nice, but the games could be so much better if they didn't have to deal with the unpredictable ice / weather. IMO, would be nice to try moving around to some of the nice rinks in State. BREC in Bemidji, Amsoil in Duluth, Marriucci, etc. Either way it a great day !

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