Fair enough, distance is irrelevant. But housing in GR is going to be far cheaper, and GR will play more top AA teams, meaning more exposure for the player in question. Same goes for Duluth East. Those teams would also mean challenging games in the regular season and the playoffs. Why, again, would Hermantown be the choice?elliott70 wrote: ↑Tue May 07, 2019 11:51 am2 miles???rainier2 wrote: ↑Tue May 07, 2019 11:41 amYikes! Your defense of transferring your kid to Hermantown for anything other than bald-faced trophy-chasing is as weak as your forum posting skills, so I bolded your post so no will think that I am capable of such desperately deluded rationalization.
Why not move him earlier than his senior year? Last year's Virginia team was hard-working, but now they're a bunch of slackers? Could it be that last year's team, going into the season, was looked at as a potential top ten team that had a shot to be as good as Greenway? And that this year's team, even with your kid, is unlikely to crack the top 4 in 7A?
Rapids is closer to Virginia than Hermantown. They have a lot of hardworking players. Why not go there? East has plenty of hard-working players and as challenging of a schedule as you'll find, along with a legendary coach. That's only a few minutes further than Hermantown, and you can find a house in Lakeside for half of what one would cost in Hermantown. Or why not just send him to juniors? All the players there are trying to make it to the next level, so hard work and dedication is guaranteed. Why did you settle for little Class A Hermantown?
My guess is that the reason you didn't choose any of these other routes is because they don't represent a guaranteed ticket to state like Hermantown does. Just think of all the great social media posts you'll be able to make as your Hawks steamroll other A teams. Just think of the mic-drop responses you'll be able to fire back at the Virginia fans who call you a traitor. You can already feel the rush of a 23-2 regular season and beating your three 7A playoff opponents by a combined score of 22-1, even if you're kid doesn't play on the top line or the pp.
Hermantown rink to Virginia rink and same for grand rapids - Hermantown would be closer.
The distance argument is irrelevant.
Is it the hardworking nature of the Hermantown program? One of the stars of last year's Hawk team transferred as a Pee Wee and two others transferred as bantams. Without these players, who were stars before they arrived, Hermantown would have lost to Greenway by 3 goals and maybe even lost to Virginia. Why wasn't the hardworking Hermantown program, which apparently works far harder than Virginia or any other Range program, capable of winning with their own players last year? (Drawn from a AA-sized population area, by the way.)
Hopefully we'll get to hear from the family of the hardworking Hermantown player that will lose his roster spot to the transfer.