Single "A" Tourny .. Whos gonna take it??

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Who ya got

St Thomas
20
26%
Hermantown
26
33%
Lourdes
6
8%
Breck
4
5%
TRF
7
9%
Hibbing
11
14%
New Ulm
3
4%
Alexandria
1
1%
 
Total votes: 78

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Single "A" Tourny .. Whos gonna take it??

Post by mj79 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:49 am

Thoughts?

Actually excited for this one...


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Post by east hockey » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:54 am

Want Hibbing or Hermantown, think the Cadets.

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Post by mj79 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:58 am

east hockey wrote:Want Hibbing or Hermantown, think the Cadets.

Lee
Same here...

well at least we have 2 chances at it with teams in each bracket :)

Htown STA would be a great final

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Post by MNHockey75 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:59 am

BREAKDOWN:

Quarterfinals:
Hermantown 7, Alexandria 1
Hibbing 3, Rochester Lourdes 2
St. Thomas Academy 9, New Ulm 0
Breck 4, Thief River Falls 3 (OT)

Cons. Semis:
Rochester Lourdes 6, Alexandria 2
Thief River Falls 5, New Ulm 1

Semifinals:
Hermantown 2, Hibbing 1
St. Thomas Academy 6, Breck 3

Cons. Finals:
Thief River Falls 4, Rochester Loudes 3 (OT)

3rd Place:
Hibbing 5, Breck 4

Championship:
St. Thomas Academy 4, Hermantown 2

The odds are in favor of STA obviously. I think Hibbing has the best chance for an upset in the Quarters. I don't see anyone beating STA until the championship. Hermantown does have the team defense and the goaltending to knock them off. I happen to think Lourdes is a bit overrated and ripe for the picking. I would love to see a Hermantown vs. TRF final, but that's highly unlikely.
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Post by mj79 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:22 pm

I see we have 3 big Hibbing members in here ;)

Would be nice. But I'm gonna go with no chance

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Post by ryno44 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:07 pm

mj79 wrote:I see we have 3 big Hibbing members in here ;)

Would be nice. But I'm gonna go with no chance
Would be nice to see either Hibbing or Hermantown win it. Good luck to both teams.

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Post by rangefan » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:33 pm

Championship

Hibbing-4 (w/ open netter)

STA-2



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Post by dherman8 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:58 pm

I see many have picked Hermantown to win in the poll but none have posted about them. Let me be the first. Hermantown will win and show why they, not St. Thomas Academy, should have been the number one seed.

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Post by brandy38 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:30 pm

Poor New Ulm. Last year they got Breck, and this year they get STA.

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Post by DotaDangler » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:57 pm

dherman8 wrote:I see many have picked Hermantown to win in the poll but none have posted about them. Let me be the first. Hermantown will win and show why they, not St. Thomas Academy, should have been the number one seed.
Not saying Hermantown won't win, but why do they deserve the number one seed? Good wins over Virginia and Grand Rapids, but they have lost or tied with every other good team they have faced.
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Post by Rkhockey_7 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:00 pm

I think there are 6 teams that have a chance to win it all. Everyones going to have to come to play with their A game

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Post by Getemupscout » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:08 pm

This is the weakest class A tourney I can remember.

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Post by HShockeywatcher » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:25 pm

Getemupscout wrote:This is the weakest class A tourney I can remember.
Not sure I can agree. St Thomas is the clear favorite, but they have been played closely by two teams who are in the tournament. The #2 seed tied two of the unranked teams.

Also, the #8 team was paired with the #1 and #7 with the #2, so the semifinals games should be very good. There are 3 teams that could easily win this and 3 more that wouldn't be the biggest surprise if they do.

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Post by mj79 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:37 pm

dherman8 wrote:I see many have picked Hermantown to win in the poll but none have posted about them. Let me be the first. Hermantown will win and show why they, not St. Thomas Academy, should have been the number one seed.

I thought the same.. I was wondering why Htown Never got above #3 all season..?? Yea STA plays tougher schedule than most AA schools , but there was NO way Htown shouldnt have been in the mix.. they had 3 "meh" games, But beat a ton of good teams this season.. One of them being a ( I believe 5-1 ) win over a Excellent , Physical Grand Rapids team

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Post by mj79 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:39 pm

Getemupscout wrote:This is the weakest class A tourney I can remember.
Really??...... 4 of those teams have been rated top 5 all season, and 2 others top 10.... But I suppose you wanted to see the 8 teams that have been rated 1-8 all season?

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Post by dherman8 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:31 pm

DotaDangler wrote:
dherman8 wrote:I see many have picked Hermantown to win in the poll but none have posted about them. Let me be the first. Hermantown will win and show why they, not St. Thomas Academy, should have been the number one seed.
Not saying Hermantown won't win, but why do they deserve the number one seed? Good wins over Virginia and Grand Rapids, but they have lost or tied with every other good team they have faced.
The way I see it is Hermantown should get some consideration. They went undefeated in Class A and if my calculations are correct they have the overall better record than St. Thomas. They have fared well against some very good teams and even though they didn't beat Hibbing or Thief River Falls, they didn't lose to them either.

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Post by Saywhat?03 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:30 am

The way I see it is Hermantown should get some consideration. They went undefeated in Class A and if my calculations are correct they have the overall better record than St. Thomas. They have fared well against some very good teams and even though they didn't beat Hibbing or Thief River Falls, they didn't lose to them either.
Hermantown did get consideration. But St. Thomas won every game against class A competition including wins against tournament teams Breck, Rochester Lourdes, and White bear Lake(AA) during the season. Hermantown cant claim that.

1. St. Thomas
2. Hermantown

Hopefully they play each other Saturday afternoon

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Post by spiderhockey » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:45 am

I feel like Thief River has a good chance at winning it this year. They have a good team and lots of motivation.

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Post by mj79 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:46 am

ban whoever voted New Ulm

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Post by dherman8 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:38 pm

Saywhat?03 wrote:
The way I see it is Hermantown should get some consideration. They went undefeated in Class A and if my calculations are correct they have the overall better record than St. Thomas. They have fared well against some very good teams and even though they didn't beat Hibbing or Thief River Falls, they didn't lose to them either.
Hermantown did get consideration. But St. Thomas won every game against class A competition including wins against tournament teams Breck, Rochester Lourdes, and White bear Lake(AA) during the season. Hermantown cant claim that.

1. St. Thomas
2. Hermantown

Hopefully they play each other Saturday afternoon
Oh I know. I just believe Hermantown's Grand Rapids win is as good as St. Thomas' White Bear Lake win and I just believe Breck is overrated this year.

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Post by Hockeybro » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:10 pm

Breck is extremely overrated this year. They are capable of putting together a good game, and they are playing well right now but the only reason they were able to pull out the #4 seed was because of their strength of schedule and being 2 time champs.

Personally I don't even know how much of a chance they are going to have against the Prowlers on Wednesday night... Breck does not match up well with TRF and it might be a long night for the Mustangs. Of course like I said earlier they are capable of putting together a good game but they are just so streaky.

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Post by Ken Dryden » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:46 pm

OK...I realize our Cardinals are not the strongest team in the tourney...but to leave them off of the voting poll is a little much! If New Ulm can be on there then Alex can too - right?

BTW - I think MNHockey75 is pretty close in his assessment...scores too.

Let the games begin!

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Post by mj79 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:46 pm

Ken Dryden wrote:OK...I realize our Cardinals are not the strongest team in the tourney...but to leave them off of the voting poll is a little much! If New Ulm can be on there then Alex can too - right?

BTW - I think MNHockey75 is pretty close in his assessment...scores too.

Let the games begin!
I thought u added them. I had all 8 but some computer error occured on the page on that one and I couldn't edit or add Alex in because the poll already started.

But honestly I should have just left new ulm off as well ;)

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Post by karl(east) » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:14 pm

mj79 wrote:
Ken Dryden wrote:OK...I realize our Cardinals are not the strongest team in the tourney...but to leave them off of the voting poll is a little much! If New Ulm can be on there then Alex can too - right?

BTW - I think MNHockey75 is pretty close in his assessment...scores too.

Let the games begin!
I thought u added them. I had all 8 but some computer error occured on the page on that one and I couldn't edit or add Alex in because the poll already started.

But honestly I should have just left new ulm off as well ;)
I added Alexandria to the poll.

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Post by PuckU126 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:18 pm

karl(east) wrote:I added Alexandria to the poll.
Why? :wink:

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