AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

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AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by karl(east) » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:55 am

WHITE BEAR LAKE VS. #2 BLAINE
11:00 Thursday
-The long-suffering Bears meet a Blaine team looking to make its stamp on the Tourney. Their regular season date was lost to snow. Blaine leads the series 2-1 in the past five years, with the Bears winning the 2018 meeting 6-4. The Bears also won their lone State Tournament meeting, a 2011 consolation semifinal.

White Bear Lake (21-4-1, #7, 1-seed in 4AA)
State appearances: 19 (last in 2011)
Key section win: 3-2 over #15 Hill-Murray
-A year after a star-studded Bears team fell short, a more balanced, steady version broke through for the program’s first Tourney berth in eight years. Senior veteran Blake Meister (29) is their leading scorer, while up-and-coming sophomore Lleyton Roed (9) led the team in goals. Chase Bill (26), Billy Rose (10), Grant Hofeld (5), and Sam Newpower (8) round out their strong top two lines. Goalie Evan Foss (33) has been solid, and while the defense produces very few points, it takes care of business in its own end. To break the program’s 0-18 first round curse, they’ll need to rely on their edge in scoring depth and keep that defense at home to try to contain Bryce Brodzinski and company.

Blaine (22-2-2, #2, 1-seed in 5AA)
State appearances: 12 (last in 2015)
Championships: 1 (2000)
Key section win: 2-1 over #6 Maple Grove
-When the Bengals go to State, if often seems to involve a dynamic forward duo, and this group is no different. Senior Bryce Brodzinski (22) may be the favorite to win Mr. Hockey, and his junior sidekick Carson Richels (17) scored the game-winner over Maple Grove and has piled up a heap of points as well. Nick Hauck (21) is an assist machine for a defense that performed well this season, and Joe Daninger (1) may be the best goaltender left in the AA field. They don’t have the scoring depth of some of the other top teams, though Will Hillman (9) adds some goal-scoring punch, and their lower lines do a good job of logging quality ice time. They haven’t lost in 18 games, though that last defeat came to potential semifinal opponent Eden Prairie.

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by DadsMoney » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:02 am

Blaine 6
WBL 2

Will be closer than final score.

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by elliott70 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:03 am

Have to cheer for WBL.

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by StanleyCup55 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:25 am

Cheering for White Bear Lake but I think Blaine takes this one in a very good close OT game.

Blaine 3 - White Bear Lake 2 OT

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by Sparlimb » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:34 am

Bengals win going away. They have an easier road to the finals than Edina.

6-2 Blaine...

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by wbmd » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:22 pm

karl(east) wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:55 am
WHITE BEAR LAKE VS. #2 BLAINE
11:00 Thursday
-The long-suffering Bears meet a Blaine team looking to make its stamp on the Tourney. Their regular season date was lost to snow.
Their regular season scheduled game with Blaine on January 29th wasn't lost to snow. It was cancelled due to the extreme cold weather the week of January 27th that shut down schools statewide.

The Bears game against Rochester Century on February 12th was cancelled because of a snow storm in Rochester.

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by ryguyMN » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:46 pm

This is the one game I think goes to OT unexpectedly. Blaine wins 3-2.
Ryan

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by ZachHalverson » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:29 pm

Well this is disappointing Karl. Barely any bulletin board material here. We need more doubters.

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by bardown27 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:42 pm

ZachHalverson wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Well this is disappointing Karl. Barely any bulletin board material here. We need more doubters.
Blaine's going to win 7-0 (here you go Zach)

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by karl(east) » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:02 pm

bardown27 wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:42 pm
ZachHalverson wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:29 pm
Well this is disappointing Karl. Barely any bulletin board material here. We need more doubters.
Blaine's going to win 7-0 (here you go Zach)
:lol:

I think I sounded appropriately disdainful on the podcast today when Tony said WBL would upset Blaine, so maybe that's good enough for you?

Otherwise I can find you some Hill fans who should be happy to help the cause.

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by east hockey » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:15 pm

I've wondered for a while what would happen first. Would Moorhead win their first title, or WBL their first quarterfinal game? Maybe both will happen in the same year? Nah.

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by HSPuckFan » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:15 am

Thursday was the fist time I've seen Blaine live this year.From what I saw out of that Blaine PP,if WBL can't stay out of the box which is something I believe they've had trouble with this year Blaine with blow them right out of the building.
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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by elliott70 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:19 am

east hockey wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:15 pm
I've wondered for a while what would happen first. Would Moorhead win their first title, or WBL their first quarterfinal game? Maybe both will happen in the same year? Yah.

Lee
I agree with you.

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by Slap Shot » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:01 pm

WBL will not improve to 1-18 in the 1st round of State.

Blaine 5
WBL 2

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by HSPuckFan96 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:04 pm

east hockey wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:15 pm
I've wondered for a while what would happen first. Would Moorhead win their first title, or WBL their first quarterfinal game? Maybe both will happen in the same year? Nah.

Lee
Boom! Lee from the top rope!

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by east hockey » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:39 pm

HSPuckFan96 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:04 pm
east hockey wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:15 pm
I've wondered for a while what would happen first. Would Moorhead win their first title, or WBL their first quarterfinal game? Maybe both will happen in the same year? Nah.

Lee
Boom! Lee from the top rope!
Well, nobody had mentioned it like it's the elephant in the room or something. I just wanted to smack the elephant on the behind and see who it crapped on. :mrgreen:

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by kniven » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:45 pm

east hockey wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:39 pm
HSPuckFan96 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:04 pm
east hockey wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:15 pm
I've wondered for a while what would happen first. Would Moorhead win their first title, or WBL their first quarterfinal game? Maybe both will happen in the same year? Nah.

Lee
Boom! Lee from the top rope!
Well, nobody had mentioned it like it's the elephant in the room or something. I just wanted to smack the elephant on the behind and see who it crapped on. :mrgreen:

Lee
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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by BodyShots » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:11 pm

east hockey wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:39 pm
HSPuckFan96 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:04 pm
east hockey wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:15 pm
I've wondered for a while what would happen first. Would Moorhead win their first title, or WBL their first quarterfinal game? Maybe both will happen in the same year? Nah.

Lee
Boom! Lee from the top rope!
Well, nobody had mentioned it like it's the elephant in the room or something. I just wanted to smack the elephant on the behind and see who it crapped on. :mrgreen:

Lee
There is also that elephant in the room regarding that pathetic PageStat crap you put out. Bears bias maybe! [-X :twisted:

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by east hockey » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:26 pm

BodyShots wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:11 pm
east hockey wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:39 pm
HSPuckFan96 wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:04 pm


Boom! Lee from the top rope!
Well, nobody had mentioned it like it's the elephant in the room or something. I just wanted to smack the elephant on the behind and see who it crapped on. :mrgreen:

Lee
There is also that elephant in the room regarding that pathetic PageStat crap you put out. Bears bias maybe! [-X :twisted:
PageStat hasn't gone 0-18 against the section seedings. :mrgreen:

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by East Side Pioneer Guy » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:52 pm

HSPuckFan wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:15 am
Thursday was the fist time I've seen Blaine live this year.From what I saw out of that Blaine PP,if WBL can't stay out of the box which is something I believe they've had trouble with this year Blaine with blow them right out of the building.
Now if I posted this I'd be accused of sour grapes.

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by mnpuckster » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:32 am

After watching both Blaine/MG section final and WBL/HM, I think this game will be closer than most believe.

I think Maple Grove was the better team on Thursday night, and had more scoring chances but could not finish.

Blaine was very opportunistic and buried when they had a chance.

The WBL/HM game was back and forth, and I think WBL can skate 2.5 lines
If WBL can try and limit Richels/Brodzinski, they have a great chance at this one. 5,8,9,10,26 and 29 for the Bears need to score and score early.


Prediction WBL 4 Blaine 3 OT

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by BodyShots » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:35 pm

east hockey wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:26 pm
BodyShots wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:11 pm
east hockey wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:39 pm


Well, nobody had mentioned it like it's the elephant in the room or something. I just wanted to smack the elephant on the behind and see who it crapped on. :mrgreen:

Lee
There is also that elephant in the room regarding that pathetic PageStat crap you put out. Bears bias maybe! [-X :twisted:
PageStat hasn't gone 0-18 against the section seedings. :mrgreen:

Lee
It missed the 4AA finals! :wink:

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by BodyShots » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:37 pm

Betting man puts his money on Blaine.

Hockey fan cheers for WBL.

Go Bears......

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by TheNightman » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:41 pm

Cheering for White Bear in this one but I'll cheer for Blaine the rest of the way if they win it.

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Re: AA QF: White Bear Lake vs. #2 Blaine

Post by stpaul » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:25 pm

75 years. 0-19. The curse of Moose Goheen lives on. Maybe they can hang another Consolation banner at Vadnais.

At least they have that WB Mariner quarterfinal win in 1982.

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