Section 1A

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Who wins the section

Albert Lea
0
No votes
New prague
17
57%
Roch lourdes
2
7%
Mankato west
5
17%
Faribault
1
3%
Northfield
5
17%
 
Total votes: 30

elliott70
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Post by elliott70 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:49 pm

GopherPuck15 wrote:Am I missing something on Northfield? Losses to JM, Century, and Faribault recently, all teams Mankato West has beaten in the last month. I'm not saying I think West is a whole lot better, but just curious why everyone likes Northfield..don't see New Prague losing but need an upset somewhere?
Northfield is a nice little town. Other than Waseca the rest of 1A sucks.



















:D

Roy01
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Post by Roy01 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:54 pm

Play-In Round

4 Faribault beats 13 Austin
5 LSP beats 12 Winona
6 Red Wing beats 11 Waseca. I could see this going either way though, Red Wing seems to play to the level of their opponents. Goaltending is shaky on both ends as well.
7 Albert Lea beats 10 La Crescent. Should be a tight one, though.
8 Lourdes beats 9 East

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Post by elliott70 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:58 pm

Roy01 wrote:Play-In Round

4 Faribault beats 13 Austin
5 LSP beats 12 Winona
6 Red Wing beats 11 Waseca. I could see this going either way though, Red Wing seems to play to the level of their opponents. Goaltending is shaky on both ends as well.
7 Albert Lea beats 10 La Crescent. Should be a tight one, though.
8 Lourdes beats 9 East
I'll take LaCrescent.

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Post by Jim9000 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:26 pm

Roy01 wrote:
Play-In Round

4 Faribault beats 13 Austin
5 LSP beats 12 Winona
6 Red Wing beats 11 Waseca. I could see this going either way though, Red Wing seems to play to the level of their opponents. Goaltending is shaky on both ends as well.
7 Albert Lea beats 10 La Crescent. Should be a tight one, though.
8 Lourdes beats 9 East

elliott70 wrote:
I'll take LaCrescent.
elliott07.. I would take them too, if they were at full strength...I think it may be too much for them to overcome.
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BulldogNative
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Post by BulldogNative » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:38 pm

Play-in Games

8 ) Lourdes over 9) East 4-1
7) Albert Lea over 10) La Crescent 4-3
6) Red Wing over 11) Waseca 4-1
5) LSP over 12) Winona 6-2
4) Fariabult over 13) Austin 5-1

Quarter Finals
1) New Prague over 8 ) Lourdes 4-3
4) Fairbault over 5) Lesuer St. Peter3-2 OT
2) West over 7) Albert Lea 4-2
3) Northfield over 6) Red Wing 3-2

Semi Finals
1) New Prague over 4) Fairbault 5-2
2) West over 3) Northfield 3-1

Finals
1) New Prague over 2) West 3-2 OT

grandmeadowhockeyfan
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Post by grandmeadowhockeyfan » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:38 pm

Play in games picks

4 Faribault by three
5 Lesuer in overtime
6 Red wing wins by two or three
7 Albert lea wins by two
8 Lourdes wins in overtime

Ready2GoYet
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Post by Ready2GoYet » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:44 pm

Reasoning for my guess of Northfield over West is that I expect NP to win the first semifinal on Saturday, and then have West caught looking past their semifinal against Northfield for a rematch with NP.
Although given the ups and downs of the teams in 1A during the season, nothing will surprise me all that much in this bracket.

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Post by BulldogNative » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:05 pm

Ready2GoYet wrote:Reasoning for my guess of Northfield over West is that I expect NP to win the first semifinal on Saturday, and then have West caught looking past their semifinal against Northfield for a rematch with NP.
Although given the ups and downs of the teams in 1A during the season, nothing will surprise me all that much in this bracket.
I do think that is a very good prediction.. It would make sense. No one can look past a game in this section because nothing is going to be a cake walk. I'm looking forward to a great section tournament.

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Post by grandmeadowhockeyfan » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:30 pm

Update those of us who cannot attend games. Stuck in my fox hole at work till 1100.

BulldogNative
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Post by BulldogNative » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:03 pm

1-0 La Crescent over AL less than 30 seconds in

**1-1 now**

3-1 AL as of now

Final 7-1 AL
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Roy01
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Post by Roy01 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:31 pm

Red Wing and Waseca tied at 1 after the first. Now 2-2 after two periods.

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Post by pats12 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:52 pm

grandmeadowhockeyfan wrote:Update those of us who cannot attend games. Stuck in my fox hole at work till 1100.
follow "followthepuck" on twitter, he is constantly giving updates

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Post by GopherPuck15 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:05 pm

grandmeadowhockeyfan wrote:Play in games picks

4 Faribault by three
5 Lesuer in overtime
6 Red wing wins by two or three
7 Albert lea wins by two
8 Lourdes wins in overtime
Didn't see that coming. Nice work.

Based on current scores, Section 1A is going to be a blast.

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Post by grandmeadowhockeyfan » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:07 am

Here is our standings board after play in game

Curtiscurve. 5 correct
Gopherpuck15. 5 correct
Jim9000. 5 correct
Roy1. 5 correct
Bulldognative. 5 correct
Gmhf. 5 correct
Ready2goyet. 4 correct

Ready2GoYet
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Post by Ready2GoYet » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:47 am

I don't think I can recall so many close first round match-ups----usually scores like the Albert Lea game, not OT or 2OT in the play in games.
Pretty much follows the thoughts by most that this section would be close and fun--looking forward to the action tomorrow night.

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Post by GopherPuck15 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:12 pm

Ready2GoYet wrote:I don't think I can recall so many close first round match-ups----usually scores like the Albert Lea game, not OT or 2OT in the play in games.
Pretty much follows the thoughts by most that this section would be close and fun--looking forward to the action tomorrow night.
Where to go tomorrow is the question.. Great matchups everywhere. Awesome to see!

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Post by grandmeadowhockeyfan » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:43 pm

Picks for quarterfinals

1 new Prague wins by two
2 Mankato west by one
3 northfield by three or more
5 lesuer wins by one

Jim9000
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Post by Jim9000 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:01 pm

New Prague over Lourdes 4-1
West over Albert Lea 3-1
Northfield over Red Wing 5-3
Faribo over LSHSP 4-3

Crazy night of games.
-Nice games by all the lower seeds.. I was at the Albert Lea game, they really took it to an undermanned LaCresent team, AL seem to really wake up after the first 30 seconds. I thought AL may upset West, but West is really on a roll..and looks like Loe is back... Enjoy the Qtrs!

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Post by grandmeadowhockeyfan » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:18 pm

Saturday at the rec center is going to be strange for class A. No Lourdes, albert lea, austin. No teams from the immediate area. Class AA we are used to that with lakeville north and south. And this year Farmington. Mayo or century will have their hands full versus north on Saturday. Wow!

Roy01
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Post by Roy01 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:26 pm

Quarterfinal Picks

New Prague beats Lourdes
West beats Albert Lea
Northfield beats Red Wing
Faribault beats LSP

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Post by goldy313 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:46 pm

grandmeadowhockeyfan wrote:Saturday at the rec center is going to be strange for class A. No Lourdes, albert lea, austin. No teams from the immediate area. Class AA we are used to that with lakeville north and south. And this year Farmington. Mayo or century will have their hands full versus north on Saturday. Wow!
The games haven't been played yet, so maybe you should wait it out another day....

That said, Austin hasn't played a semifinal playoff game at the Rec Center since 2005 when they were in 1AA. Albert Lea hasn't been there since 2012, New Prague has been there every year since coming back to 1A in 2008 except 2012 when #7 Albert Lea beat them in the quarterfinals. Farmington has been there the 3 out of the last 4 years. So, the only unusual thing may be knowing either Lourdes or New Prague won't be there.

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Post by GopherPuck15 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:28 am

New Prague over Lourdes 3-2
West over Albert Lea 5-1
Red Wing over Northfield 4-3
Faribo over LSHSP 5-2

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Post by curtiscurve » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:51 am

Sticking with my original quarter final predictions
Quarter Finals
1) New Prague over 8 ) Lourdes 5-2
5) LeSueur St. Peter over 4) Faribault 3-2 OT
2) West over 7) Albert Lea 4-3
3) Northfield over 6) Red Wing 2-1 OT

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Post by BulldogNative » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:10 pm

Quarter Finals Tonight:
1) New Prague over 8 ) Lourdes 4-2 (en)
5) LeSueur St. Peter over 4) Faribault 4-3
2) West over 7) Albert Lea 3-2
3) Northfield over 6) Red Wing 3-2 OT

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Post by OU812 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:48 pm

If Albert Lea is really 6 goals better than LaCrescent like they were in the play-in game Tuesday night, they are playing some solid hockey. Hope the Scarlets come ready to play tonight.

I'll pick West, NP, Faribo, and Northfield.

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