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Post by boblee » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:34 pm

The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks have an interesting season in front of them. They lost the Mr. Hockey winner & the Frank Brimsek winner, but return some very talented forwards and the blue line will be a year older. Between the pipes is a big question mark at this point.

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Post by elliott70 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:35 pm

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Post by east hockey » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:12 pm

elliott70 wrote:Hey, where have you been?
Probably having a life. :)

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Re: Grand Rapids

Post by pioneers » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:14 pm

boblee wrote:The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks have an interesting season in front of them. They lost the Mr. Hockey winner & the Frank Brimsek winner, but return some very talented forwards and the blue line will be a year older. Between the pipes is a big question mark at this point.

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Post by greenway1969 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:41 pm

Very tough schedule. The only games I see that they will overwhelm an opponent are the games against IRC teams and maybe St. Francis. If their defensive zone play is as bad as last year can't see their record much better then 15-10.

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Post by puckbreath » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:57 pm

greenway1969 wrote:Very tough schedule. The only games I see that they will overwhelm an opponent are the games against IRC teams and maybe St. Francis. If their defensive zone play is as bad as last year can't see their record much better then 15-10.
What was their problem in this area; defensemen, goalie, forwards not doing their part, or all of the above ?

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Post by greenway1969 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:14 pm

Mainly the defensemen. They were not able to make that first pass quick enough. They coughed up the puck more times then I could count against the better teams. A good forechecking team like East would have them on their heels most of the time. Forwards didn't always handle the first pass well either, but that was minor compared to the struggles of the defensemen. Wasn't much improvement during the year either. That's what makes me wonder if they can overcome this problem. Maybe the forwards will be able to help them out more this year. Goaltending last year covered up a lot of the turnovers by the defensemen and forwards.

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Post by puckbreath » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:49 pm

greenway1969 wrote:Mainly the defensemen. They were not able to make that first pass quick enough. They coughed up the puck more times then I could count against the better teams. A good forechecking team like East would have them on their heels most of the time. Forwards didn't always handle the first pass well either, but that was minor compared to the struggles of the defensemen. Wasn't much improvement during the year either. That's what makes me wonder if they can overcome this problem. Maybe the forwards will be able to help them out more this year. Goaltending last year covered up a lot of the turnovers by the defensemen and forwards.
Thanks.

Hope they have a better season this year.

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Re: Grand Rapids

Post by Winter is Coming » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:01 am

boblee wrote:The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks have an interesting season in front of them. They lost the Mr. Hockey winner & the Frank Brimsek winner, but return some very talented forwards and the blue line will be a year older. Between the pipes is a big question mark at this point.

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I think that they will be ok this year. Granted losing Shepard and Peterson is a lot to over come and it is not going to be easy to do but between the kid that they had in the nets this summer when I saw them play BSM and some age and experience on their D I think they will be ok.

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Post by TheHockeyDJ » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:17 am

What grade is the goalie that was starting for bantam A last year?
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Post by Winter is Coming » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:35 am

TheHockeyDJ wrote:What grade is the goalie that was starting for bantam A last year?
I asked if it was the bantam and they said that it was not him. I think this kid was/is an Underwood or somebody like that. I haven't looked at the rosters so I might be wrong here.

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Post by Traxler » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:58 pm

If this page is correct

http://www.grhshockey.com/teams/default ... y&p=roster

Then the goalie is either Joe Burt or Noah Troumbley.

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Post by hawkenjonny » Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:08 pm

Just a T-hawks faithful chiming in here. All programs lose quality players to graduation etc., but losing the caliber that GR lost in the previously mentioned players will test that defense that had an exceptional goalie in net last year. They must learn to take better care of the puck in their own end (both F and D) or they will be in a world of hurt. That being said, some nice young players coming up so I for one am looking forward to what a year of maturity and experience plus hopefully coaching adjustments will bring.

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Post by Winter is Coming » Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:25 pm

I got curious. Went to their JV roster since it might have been a jv kid from last year who came up. I need to know better than to start to wonder about things as I always get side tracked.

http://www.mnhockeyhub.com/page/show/10 ... son=138815

They had another kid in net last year at that level.

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Post by boblee » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:10 pm

Zach Stejskal is just a freshman this year.

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Post by Goal Judge » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:12 pm

It was not Troumbly or Birt. Gerth and Partlow played in the Duluth Tournament where they played BSM.

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Post by TheHockeyDJ » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:11 am

Who are Gerth and Partlow? JV last year?
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Post by ilovemesomehockey » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:24 am

TheHockeyDJ wrote:Who are Gerth and Partlow? JV last year?
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Post by titleist » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:34 am

Traxler wrote:If this page is correct

http://www.grhshockey.com/teams/default ... y&p=roster

Then the goalie is either Joe Burt or Noah Troumbley.
Nope, I hear the goalie of the future is the Gunderson kid that's coming up in the ranks... He's the real deal!!

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Post by boblee » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:12 pm

Traxler wrote:If this page is correct

http://www.grhshockey.com/teams/default ... y&p=roster

Then the goalie is either Joe Burt or Noah Troumbley.
What is listed on our website is the players that didn't graduate off of last year's roster.

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Post by TheHockeyDJ » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:05 am

I assume the top forward line will be Mattson - Bischoff - Adams. Any guesses on lines 2-4? I'm curious to see where guys like Micah Miller and other players from bantams might fit in and just how the transition will be for them from bantams to varsity.
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Post by hadenuf » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:29 am

TheHockeyDJ wrote:I assume the top forward line will be Mattson - Bischoff - Adams. Any guesses on lines 2-4? I'm curious to see where guys like Micah Miller and other players from bantams might fit in and just how the transition will be for them from bantams to varsity.
Ask Greenway 1969......apparently he knows EVEYTHING :shock:

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