Duluth vs iron range all star game. march 12-13

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Duluth vs iron range all star game. march 12-13

Post by GPGT » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:22 pm


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Post by north_bear » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:03 pm

Since the first game is in Rapids I think I'll have to attend. Unfortunately, Peterson and Bischoff won't be able to play; Peterson: vacation, Bischoff: USHL. Looking for a fun event as a last hurrah of the 2013 high school season.

Little annoyed they went to Warroad and Roseau to grab a few players, whatever I guess.
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Post by rainier » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:45 pm

Iron Range wins 6-4. Lots of fun to watch. Hunter Shepard came in halfway through the game and was fantastic. As usual, I was impressed with Lucas Debenedet from I-Falls. He is small but he is dynamite with the puck. Anybody know if he is being recruited? No chance he'll be in a U or UND uniform, but I could see him on a BSU or MSM.

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Post by GPGT » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:38 am

Kinda surprised the range won... duluth had a pretty stacked team. Any info on the skills challenge?

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Post by north_bear » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:33 am

Agreed rainier,
Debenedet was impressive out there, I'm sure his size is keeping some colleges hesitant on him though. Adam Johnson looked good too, it'll be fun to see him in a Dogs jersey. This was my first time at this All Star event, I thought the game portion was definitely worth the time and money but the skills competition was a little lack luster. The best event was the breakaway competition; creative and exciting attempts by the skaters. Sheppard stonewalled everything that came his direction though the Michauds both mishandled the puck on their breakaways allowing Sheppard to poke check it away. At first the Duluth team looked a lot more cohesive while the Rangers were rather discombobulated, like one had practiced a lot together and the other hadn't at all. But as the game went on it was pretty even with a lot of rushes and good chances for both teams. Hopefully game 2 tomorrow will be on tv, didn't look like tonights was.
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Post by elliott70 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:19 am

rainier wrote:Iron Range wins 6-4. Lots of fun to watch. Hunter Shepard came in halfway through the game and was fantastic. As usual, I was impressed with Lucas Debenedet from I-Falls. He is small but he is dynamite with the puck. Anybody know if he is being recruited? No chance he'll be in a U or UND uniform, but I could see him on a BSU or MSM.
Yes, he is being looked at.
I know there were people looking at him at this game.
A D1 school is thinking of taking him without going to juniors first.

I would like to see him at BSU, but probably be elsewhere.

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Post by GR3343 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:57 am

GPGT wrote:Kinda surprised the range won... duluth had a pretty stacked team. Any info on the skills challenge?
Hardest shot - Reid Holum 95mph
Fastest Skater - Adam Johnson 14.70
Accuracy - Ryan Lundgren 4 out of 5
Breakaway(Shooters) - Numerous players had 2 goals in 2 attempts
Breakaway(Goalies) - Hunter Shephard 5 saves on 5 shots
Tyler Carlson 5 saves on 5 shots

Goals in the game - Iron Range - Debenedet, Abrahamson, Sylvester, Voss, Mann, Holum = 6
Duluth - Toscano, Talerico, Thompson(2) = 4
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Post by karl(east) » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:17 pm

Somehow, I never got to one of these when I was in high school. Tonight will be my first time attending.

We'll see if Duluth can return the favor...

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Post by GPGT » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:26 pm

any updates?

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Post by PuckRanger » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:10 pm

Duluth won game 2 by scoring the last 3 goals of the game and winning 8-5. The Iron Range then won the "Mini Game" 3-0 to take the series.

Too many goals to keep track of, but I know that Adam Johnson had 2 goals in the mini game (1 empty netter) and Lucas Debenedet had the other.

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Post by karl(east) » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:21 pm

It was an entertaining game, though given the attendance, it might make more sense to hold this thing at Heritage. Lots of back-and-forth hockey for the first two periods, including some very pretty goals and also some rather ugly ones; the game-winning goal came off a shorthanded rush by Meirs Moore that one of the Michauds (Beau?) finished off. The East top line popped in two more after that to round out the scoring.

The ending was a bit of a circus. First, the refs had to figure out if the player they'd given a misconduct in the final minute of regulation was eligible for the mini-game, and they decided he was, since it was apparently a new game. Then, after Adam Johnson scored a few minutes into the mini-game, the Range team celebrated like they'd won, only to be told that they had to play the entirety of the mini-game. And then the refs were confused when Duluth called a time-out towards the end, too. But in the end the Range won the cup, and Adam Johnson was the deserving MVP of the series.

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