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Roy01
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Post by Roy01 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:07 pm

Official Section 1A Seeds

1. New Prague
2. Mankato West
3. Rochester Lourdes
4. Albert Lea
5. Northfield
6. Faribault
7. Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter
8. La Crescent
9. Red Wing
10. Mankato East
11. Austin
12. Winona
13. Waseca

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Post by curtiscurve » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:42 pm

1A Play-Off Predictions

Play-In Games
(8)La Crescent 6 over (9)Red Wing 3
(4)Albert Lea 10 over (13)Waseca 1
(5)Northfield 9 over (12)Winona 1
(6)Faribault 8 over (11)Austin 2
(7)Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter 4 over (10)Mankato East 1

Quarter-Finals
(1)New Prague 7 over (8)La Crescent 1
(4)Albert Lea 4 over (5)Northfield 2
(6)Faribault 3 over (3)Rochester Lourdes 1
(2)Mankato West 6 over (7)Le Sueur-Henderson-St. Peter 3

Semi-Finals
(4)Albert Lea 3 over (1)New Prague 2 (2 O.T.)
(2)Mankato West 5 over (6)Faribault 1

Finals
(2)Mankato West 4 over (4)Albert Lea 1

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Post by urban iceman » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:52 pm

curtiscurve wrote:1A Play-Off Predictions

Play-In Games
(8)La Crescent 6 over (9)Red Wing 3
(4)Albert Lea 10 over (13)Waseca 1
(5)Northfield 9 over (12)Winona 1
(6)Faribault 8 over (11)Austin 2
(7)Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter 4 over (10)Mankato East 1

Quarter-Finals
(1)New Prague 7 over (8)La Crescent 1
(4)Albert Lea 4 over (5)Northfield 2
(6)Faribault 3 over (3)Rochester Lourdes 1
(2)Mankato West 6 over (7)Le Sueur-Henderson-St. Peter 3

Semi-Finals
(4)Albert Lea 3 over (1)New Prague 2 (2 O.T.)
(2)Mankato West 5 over (6)Faribault 1

Finals
(2)Mankato West 4 over (4)Albert Lea 1
:shock:

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Post by GopherPuck15 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:29 pm

curtiscurve wrote:1A Play-Off Predictions

Play-In Games
(8)La Crescent 6 over (9)Red Wing 3
(4)Albert Lea 10 over (13)Waseca 1
(5)Northfield 9 over (12)Winona 1
(6)Faribault 8 over (11)Austin 2
(7)Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter 4 over (10)Mankato East 1

Quarter-Finals
(1)New Prague 7 over (8)La Crescent 1
(4)Albert Lea 4 over (5)Northfield 2
(6)Faribault 3 over (3)Rochester Lourdes 1
(2)Mankato West 6 over (7)Le Sueur-Henderson-St. Peter 3

Semi-Finals
(4)Albert Lea 3 over (1)New Prague 2 (2 O.T.)
(2)Mankato West 5 over (6)Faribault 1

Finals
(2)Mankato West 4 over (4)Albert Lea 1
This is a two team race and it's really not even that close. The one team that intrigues me is Northfield..they really gave NP fits Saturday.

We should see West and New Prague in a pretty damn good game for this section. The beauty though, is in the playoffs, especially at the high school level, anything can happen. West is probably the favorite on paper, but the games aren't played on paper.

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Post by urban iceman » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:46 pm

GopherPuck15 wrote:
curtiscurve wrote:1A Play-Off Predictions

Play-In Games
(8)La Crescent 6 over (9)Red Wing 3
(4)Albert Lea 10 over (13)Waseca 1
(5)Northfield 9 over (12)Winona 1
(6)Faribault 8 over (11)Austin 2
(7)Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter 4 over (10)Mankato East 1

Quarter-Finals
(1)New Prague 7 over (8)La Crescent 1
(4)Albert Lea 4 over (5)Northfield 2
(6)Faribault 3 over (3)Rochester Lourdes 1
(2)Mankato West 6 over (7)Le Sueur-Henderson-St. Peter 3

Semi-Finals
(4)Albert Lea 3 over (1)New Prague 2 (2 O.T.)
(2)Mankato West 5 over (6)Faribault 1

Finals
(2)Mankato West 4 over (4)Albert Lea 1
This is a two team race and it's really not even that close. The one team that intrigues me is Northfield..they really gave NP fits Saturday.

We should see West and New Prague in a pretty damn good game for this section. The beauty though, is in the playoffs, especially at the high school level, anything can happen. West is probably the favorite on paper, but the games aren't played on paper.
Northfield only had a chance when NP had 3 in the box in the second period, otherwise the Trojan's were pretty much in control.

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Post by Roy01 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:55 pm

urban iceman wrote:
GopherPuck15 wrote:
curtiscurve wrote:1A Play-Off Predictions

Play-In Games
(8)La Crescent 6 over (9)Red Wing 3
(4)Albert Lea 10 over (13)Waseca 1
(5)Northfield 9 over (12)Winona 1
(6)Faribault 8 over (11)Austin 2
(7)Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter 4 over (10)Mankato East 1

Quarter-Finals
(1)New Prague 7 over (8)La Crescent 1
(4)Albert Lea 4 over (5)Northfield 2
(6)Faribault 3 over (3)Rochester Lourdes 1
(2)Mankato West 6 over (7)Le Sueur-Henderson-St. Peter 3

Semi-Finals
(4)Albert Lea 3 over (1)New Prague 2 (2 O.T.)
(2)Mankato West 5 over (6)Faribault 1

Finals
(2)Mankato West 4 over (4)Albert Lea 1
This is a two team race and it's really not even that close. The one team that intrigues me is Northfield..they really gave NP fits Saturday.

We should see West and New Prague in a pretty damn good game for this section. The beauty though, is in the playoffs, especially at the high school level, anything can happen. West is probably the favorite on paper, but the games aren't played on paper.
Northfield only had a chance when NP had 3 in the box in the second period, otherwise the Trojan's were pretty much in control.
This is definitely a two team race, but we've known that for some time now. I, personally, don't believe there will be any upsets in the couple rounds. I expect the top four seeds to get through. But I do agree that Northfield can cause some disruption for these teams.

New Prague is a very good team, the offense is always going to be a question mark for me though. West I believe is the most complete team, just they'd need to throw together a complete game to beat the Trojans. The first game between these two teams could have gone either way. Lourdes I don't see causing too much commotion; if they go any distance it'll be due to Burkel saving the team. Albert Lea is always tough come sections; while they may not be the best group of players, they are always well prepared and a gritty bunch. Northfield can mix things up a bit, though I don't feel they have the depth to make a strong run. Maybe they'll prove me wrong though.

It should be a great tournament, but I'm still sticking with West to come out on top.

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Post by GopherPuck15 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:32 am

urban iceman wrote:
GopherPuck15 wrote:
curtiscurve wrote:1A Play-Off Predictions

Play-In Games
(8)La Crescent 6 over (9)Red Wing 3
(4)Albert Lea 10 over (13)Waseca 1
(5)Northfield 9 over (12)Winona 1
(6)Faribault 8 over (11)Austin 2
(7)Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter 4 over (10)Mankato East 1

Quarter-Finals
(1)New Prague 7 over (8)La Crescent 1
(4)Albert Lea 4 over (5)Northfield 2
(6)Faribault 3 over (3)Rochester Lourdes 1
(2)Mankato West 6 over (7)Le Sueur-Henderson-St. Peter 3

Semi-Finals
(4)Albert Lea 3 over (1)New Prague 2 (2 O.T.)
(2)Mankato West 5 over (6)Faribault 1

Finals
(2)Mankato West 4 over (4)Albert Lea 1
This is a two team race and it's really not even that close. The one team that intrigues me is Northfield..they really gave NP fits Saturday.

We should see West and New Prague in a pretty damn good game for this section. The beauty though, is in the playoffs, especially at the high school level, anything can happen. West is probably the favorite on paper, but the games aren't played on paper.
Northfield only had a chance when NP had 3 in the box in the second period, otherwise the Trojan's were pretty much in control.
When a team can tie the game with one shot, with three minutes left in the game, I consider that having a chance.

I truly believe this is West's section to lose. New Prague is solid because they're going to play gritty and work hard. They out worked Mankato West in their first meeting. The Scarlets can't just show up and win because they have superior talent; like they did earlier against NP, resulting in a loss. If Mankato West matches the intensity an effort of New Prague, should both teams make the final, I think West wins a 4-2, 5-3 kind of game.

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Post by hockeydad » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:00 am

Blizzard warning for SE Minnesota Thursday..... might push quarterfinal games to Friday, just like a few years ago.

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Post by Roy01 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:27 am

Games for 2/18
Play-in Round Predictions

Picks are bolded.

La Crescent (8th) vs. Red Wing (9th)
La Crescent over Red Wing: 5-3

Northfield (5th) vs. Winona (12th)
Northfield over Winona: 7-1

Albert Lea (4th) vs. Waseca (13th)
Albert Lea over Waseca: 9-0

Faribault (6th) vs. Austin (11th)
Faribault over Austin: 4-2

Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter (7th) vs. Mankato East (10th)
LSH/SP/TCU over Mankato East: 5-2 (EN)

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Post by BadgerBob82 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:39 am

Hard to disagree picking the higher seed. But I would take Red Wing over La Crescent. Also East over LSH/SP/TCU. If the Austin goalie plays as he can, I could see Austin stealing the game 1-0.

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Post by Roy01 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:55 am

BadgerBob82 wrote:Hard to disagree picking the higher seed. But I would take Red Wing over La Crescent. Also East over LSH/SP/TCU. If the Austin goalie plays as he can, I could see Austin stealing the game 1-0.
I completely agree. In these picks, all games (with exception to Northfield and Albert Lea) are more or less a toss up. I think La Crescent has more firepower, East and LSP are similar and Austin and Faribault have played close games. I completely agree with you Bob.

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Post by Ready2GoYet » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:55 pm

My predictions (guesses) for tonight's games:

La Crescent over Red Wing: 6-2
Northfield over Winona: 5-0
Albert Lea over Waseca: 7-1
Faribault over Austin: 3-1
East over Le Sueur 3-2

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Post by Roy01 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:13 am

Results for 2/18

Red Wing over La Crescent: 8-1
Albert Lea over Waseca: 4-1
Northfield over Winona: 3-0
Faribault over Austin: 5-4
LSP over Mankato East: 5-2

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Post by maverickhockey7 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:41 pm

Interesting night in Section 1A last night, eh?

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Post by curtiscurve » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:02 pm

maverickhockey7 wrote:Interesting night in Section 1A last night, eh?
Red Wing over La Crescent 8-1 is a very interesting result.

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Post by Ready2GoYet » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:28 pm

My picks for tomorrow (or as soon thereafter as weather allows):

New Prague 6 - Red Wing 2
Mankato West 9 - LeS/H/StP/TCU 1
Lourdes 2 - Faribault 4
Albert Lea 2 - Northfield 3

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Post by Roy01 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:28 pm

curtiscurve wrote:
maverickhockey7 wrote:Interesting night in Section 1A last night, eh?
Red Wing over La Crescent 8-1 is a very interesting result.
I did pick La Crescent to win, but I am not surprised by the result. Coach Rajanen does an excellent job with scouting and game planning. Granted the record of the team does not show it, but he is a very, very good coach.

Red Wing exposed the depth of La Crescent. They continued to put the puck deep in the zone and were very active on the forecheck. Also, Red Wing seemed to finish all their opportunities. I was a bit surprised La Crescent started who they did in net. I think if they weren't down early it'd be a different result. Definitely a more level game. All that aside though, I'd say it was the most complete game the Wingers have played this year. But now they have been graced with another game against New Prague in New Prague. The Wingers played at New Prague in sections back in the 07-08 season and lost that game 5-2 if I remember right..? It's a difficult place to play on the road in sections, I don't see the Trojan's slipping up.

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Post by BadgerBob82 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:58 pm

My guess is the goalie from Red Wing will be too much for Faribault. While LHS has trouble scoring, I think Faribault will be shutout. I pick LHS 1-0, possibly in OT. (Though they will be outshot 44-14)

I think Albert Lea will beat Northfield. No score prediction. But I think they will grind out a win.

West could win 12-0 or more.

Red Wing plays a much tougher schedule than La Crescent. I didn't think that score was a surprise. New Prague will easily beat Red Wing.

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Post by Dog_Log17 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:58 pm

I agree 100% with this. I saw the first matchup between MW and NP and MW did not play a very good game. Clearly they have superior talent and fire power and would make a better showing at the X and most likely earn a top 4 seed. I predict MW wins this section with a 5-1 win over NP.

GopherPuck15 wrote:
urban iceman wrote:
GopherPuck15 wrote:
curtiscurve wrote:1A Play-Off Predictions

Play-In Games
(8)La Crescent 6 over (9)Red Wing 3
(4)Albert Lea 10 over (13)Waseca 1
(5)Northfield 9 over (12)Winona 1
(6)Faribault 8 over (11)Austin 2
(7)Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter 4 over (10)Mankato East 1

Quarter-Finals
(1)New Prague 7 over (8)La Crescent 1
(4)Albert Lea 4 over (5)Northfield 2
(6)Faribault 3 over (3)Rochester Lourdes 1
(2)Mankato West 6 over (7)Le Sueur-Henderson-St. Peter 3

Semi-Finals
(4)Albert Lea 3 over (1)New Prague 2 (2 O.T.)
(2)Mankato West 5 over (6)Faribault 1

Finals
(2)Mankato West 4 over (4)Albert Lea 1
This is a two team race and it's really not even that close. The one team that intrigues me is Northfield..they really gave NP fits Saturday.

We should see West and New Prague in a pretty damn good game for this section. The beauty though, is in the playoffs, especially at the high school level, anything can happen. West is probably the favorite on paper, but the games aren't played on paper.
Northfield only had a chance when NP had 3 in the box in the second period, otherwise the Trojan's were pretty much in control.
When a team can tie the game with one shot, with three minutes left in the game, I consider that having a chance.

I truly believe this is West's section to lose. New Prague is solid because they're going to play gritty and work hard. They out worked Mankato West in their first meeting. The Scarlets can't just show up and win because they have superior talent; like they did earlier against NP, resulting in a loss. If Mankato West matches the intensity an effort of New Prague, should both teams make the final, I think West wins a 4-2, 5-3 kind of game.

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Post by Dog_Log17 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:00 pm

So what happens if any games tomorrow are called off due to the weather? Would they make the games up Friday?

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Post by urban iceman » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:16 pm

Dog_Log17 wrote:I agree 100% with this. I saw the first matchup between MW and NP and MW did not play a very good game. Clearly they have superior talent and fire power and would make a better showing at the X and most likely earn a top 4 seed. I predict MW wins this section with a 5-1 win over NP.

GopherPuck15 wrote:
urban iceman wrote:
GopherPuck15 wrote:
curtiscurve wrote:1A Play-Off Predictions

Play-In Games
(8)La Crescent 6 over (9)Red Wing 3
(4)Albert Lea 10 over (13)Waseca 1
(5)Northfield 9 over (12)Winona 1
(6)Faribault 8 over (11)Austin 2
(7)Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter 4 over (10)Mankato East 1

Quarter-Finals
(1)New Prague 7 over (8)La Crescent 1
(4)Albert Lea 4 over (5)Northfield 2
(6)Faribault 3 over (3)Rochester Lourdes 1
(2)Mankato West 6 over (7)Le Sueur-Henderson-St. Peter 3

Semi-Finals
(4)Albert Lea 3 over (1)New Prague 2 (2 O.T.)
(2)Mankato West 5 over (6)Faribault 1

Finals
(2)Mankato West 4 over (4)Albert Lea 1
This is a two team race and it's really not even that close. The one team that intrigues me is Northfield..they really gave NP fits Saturday.

We should see West and New Prague in a pretty damn good game for this section. The beauty though, is in the playoffs, especially at the high school level, anything can happen. West is probably the favorite on paper, but the games aren't played on paper.
Northfield only had a chance when NP had 3 in the box in the second period, otherwise the Trojan's were pretty much in control.
When a team can tie the game with one shot, with three minutes left in the game, I consider that having a chance.

I truly believe this is West's section to lose. New Prague is solid because they're going to play gritty and work hard. They out worked Mankato West in their first meeting. The Scarlets can't just show up and win because they have superior talent; like they did earlier against NP, resulting in a loss. If Mankato West matches the intensity an effort of New Prague, should both teams make the final, I think West wins a 4-2, 5-3 kind of game.
EEEEASY there Trigger! MW probably does have good talent and firepower for the schedule they played this year (not their fault the big 9 was down) but I think they are pretty even when they play and adjust to each other's game. If they both make it to the final, it will be a dog fight to the end!!

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Post by goldy313 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:51 pm

Dog_Log17 wrote:So what happens if any games tomorrow are called off due to the weather? Would they make the games up Friday?
Northfield at Albert Lea resceduled for 7pm Friday
Faribault at Lourdes rescheduled for 7pm Friday

As of 9:30 pm the Red Wing at New Prague and LeSeuer at West games are still on. My hunch is Red Wing will have to postpone their game as they'll have to go through the blizzard to get to New Prague, LeSeuer may be on the west edge of the storm and be alright.

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Post by hockeydad » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:57 am

Red Wing at New Prague postponed to 6 p.m. Friday. (Corrected, earlier had posted 7 p.m.

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Post by OU812 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:00 am

West v St P/LSH just postponed. Rescheduled for tomorrow at 4PM at ASA in Mankato.

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Post by wooshlager » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:29 pm

MW - 10

LSHSP- 1

FINAL

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