Um, I didn't say any of that. Nu2 used that team as 1 example. You are just generalizing about "five metro powers" and "botched moves" without knowing any specifics or having a single example. I don't justify what Blake is "doing" if by "doing" you mean staying at A. But bringing girls together to form a talented team that BY DEFINITION can never be home grown because it has no affiliated youth program, well no justification is needed. "Fluid changing of rosters" is a ridiculous allegation. Whatever legitimate beef you started with in your crusade against Breck and Blake has turned into this incredibly bold untruth.[/quote]
As long as you believe in your heart the best thing to overcome the apathy and declining numbers in girls hockey now and the best way to promote it is to have teams like B & B take a team like Luverne, then all is good. Because I know the girls in Luverne have the same resources and pool of players and recruiting opportunities that are enjoyed by St Thomas, oops I mean B&B.
And to make it clear, I hope for some great games and some great experiences for all the girls participating in this week's tourney except for B. I hope Warroad or someone can take them out like TRF did last year. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>[/quote]
Warroad? Really? Not a good example of a true A. Their 3 top scorers and best defenseman are all move ins. In addition to at least 5 others that were listed on their roster.
People would be amazed at the lengths a select few mom and dads went, to skirt the MSHL rules and be able to play on this team with out having to sit a year.
Warroad is a small northern town that has made it to the state tournament. Overall, it is probably good for girls hockey, especially for "Hockey Town USA"! It will probably be presented as a Cinderella story and what a great thing it is to have representation from an area so rich in hockey tradition. However, if anyone thinks that the players that got them to the tournament, are from and/or developed in Warroad, you probably need to do more research into their current roster. You may change your mind about Warroad being a true A team and you may even start to root for the private schools when they play Warroad!