pekyman wrote:You jokers that are accusing Hermantown of recruiting don't have a clue what you are talking about.
Looks like these Joker's aren't the only ones.
From the HAHA August Board Meeting Minutes:
15. Membership questions
Re: PWAA non-parent coach not available:
Janzig noting that if a nonparent can be found it would alleviate a lot of frustration and drama. Carlson questioning if drama is from parents or players or if parents are ‘coaching’ their kids with unnecessary drama at home. Both parties agreed to disagree on the matter. Huttel noted that he hears that drama is from a history of kids not playing and sitting the bench while only select kids play. Some coaches are also recruiting players from other districts/schools to play on HAHA teams
. Huttel wants the parents to talk more openly and respectfully about these issues real-time and help to move forward to have a successful PW year.
Link to the full meeting minutes:
http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/docu ... inutes.pdf
Well, pekyman's credibility-which was already hanging by a thread-is now non-existent. Here's a summary of his most egregious missteps:
-"Open enrollment is not allowed at Hermantown!"
- 21% of Hermantown students are open-enrollees, as reported in the DNT news article.
-"There is no recruiting at Hermantown!"
-Not only have people outside the program witnessed recruiting by Hermantown coaches, the association itself considers it a problem that needs to be addressed.
-"Hermantown hasn't gotten better, the other teams in 7A have just gotten worse!"
-Hibbing had a top 5 A team last year that was their best in at least a decade, Greenway has improved vastly into a top 10 and perhaps top 5 team this year, Virginia is on the verge of putting out some top 10 A teams over the next couple seasons, Eveleth-Gilbert has some youth teams that are right there with some of the top range teams, Denfeld recently had a run of near top 10 A teams, and Duluth Marshall progressed to the point where they opted up to AA. Even tiny North Shore put out a team that visited the rankings last year and they have a couple of talented youngsters. All Hermantown did was beat the AA champ and AA 3rd place teams last year before embarking on the most lopsided single A title run in history that ended with them making 2nd ranked Breck look like Moose Lake. (Sorry Moose Lake fans.)
That said, I agree that a Hermantown move to AA instantly gives northern hockey a shot in the arm. Excitement amongst the 7A teams will surge as parity will return to the section and even the 4 or 5 seeds could conceivably ride a hot streak to the tourney. And the 7AA tourney would be a mad house with ER out and a semifinal Saturday lineup of Hermantown, GR, Cloquet, and East packing Amsoil to the brim.
I hope it happens.