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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by elliott70 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:49 pm

greenwayraider wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Rapids finally got it right in hiring a coach. They will be a tough out in Sections. I’d guess that the hockey aspect in the LSC will be tweeked for them. I can see where they would be allowed to remove North Shore and/or Proctor from the schedule. It is a great fit for all other sports.
But does it apply to football, I am thinking not.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by USA218 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:14 pm

kniven wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Usthockey13 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Is Galatz staying with the Wilderness or coming back to HS
I’m not sure. I hope he stays with the Wilderness though. I like Christian Galatz a lot. But I like the team a lot, a lot, a lot more.
I see Galatz on the prospects all star roster. I would guess that means hes planning on high school?

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by kniven » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:40 pm

USA218 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:14 pm
kniven wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Usthockey13 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Is Galatz staying with the Wilderness or coming back to HS
I’m not sure. I hope he stays with the Wilderness though. I like Christian Galatz a lot. But I like the team a lot, a lot, a lot more.
I see Galatz on the prospects all star roster. I would guess that means hes planning on high school?
At this point, it’s still up in the air.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by hadenuf » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:58 pm

elliott70 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:49 pm
greenwayraider wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Rapids finally got it right in hiring a coach. They will be a tough out in Sections. I’d guess that the hockey aspect in the LSC will be tweeked for them. I can see where they would be allowed to remove North Shore and/or Proctor from the schedule. It is a great fit for all other sports.
But does it apply to football, I am thinking not.
Football is NOT listed as one of the sports in the 10-17-19 press release.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by BSUBeaver » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:04 pm

hadenuf wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:58 pm
elliott70 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:49 pm
greenwayraider wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Rapids finally got it right in hiring a coach. They will be a tough out in Sections. I’d guess that the hockey aspect in the LSC will be tweeked for them. I can see where they would be allowed to remove North Shore and/or Proctor from the schedule. It is a great fit for all other sports.
But does it apply to football, I am thinking not.
Football is NOT listed as one of the sports in the 10-17-19 press release.
Football in Minnesota no longer does conference scheduling. The MSHSL instituted District Scheduling as teams were leaving conferences to get away from powerhouses and thus leaving teams not being able to get full schedules.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by norcon » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:14 pm

Rapids is fortunate to get him. Hope he’s in for the long haul. This program needs some stability after all these coaching changes the last number of years. Good luck Wade and staff!

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by SpOilerfan » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:01 pm

kniven wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:40 pm
USA218 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:14 pm
kniven wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:04 pm


I’m not sure. I hope he stays with the Wilderness though. I like Christian Galatz a lot. But I like the team a lot, a lot, a lot more.
I see Galatz on the prospects all star roster. I would guess that means hes planning on high school?
At this point, it’s still up in the air.
If he plays in prospects game he is going back to high school

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by kniven » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:11 pm

SpOilerfan wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:01 pm
kniven wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:40 pm
USA218 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:14 pm


I see Galatz on the prospects all star roster. I would guess that means hes planning on high school?
At this point, it’s still up in the air.
If he plays in prospects game he is going back to high school
When is that prospects game being played. And where?

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by O-townClown » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:02 pm

kniven wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:11 pm
When is that prospects game being played. And where?
Sat
TRIA
Be kind. Rewind.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by muckandgrinder65 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:17 pm

Thanks to Mr Chiodo, Karl will come out of hibernation
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Re: They're kidding, right?

Post by grindiangrad-80 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:57 pm

east hockey wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:01 pm
https://www.superiortelegram.com/sports ... Conference

Rapids into the LSC???

Lee
I would have thought the independent schedule was the way to go. I assume there is an advantage in being part of a conference (financial) but
I wonder why the LSC over the old IRC? I'm not saying I agree or disagree with the decision. Just looking for more info.

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Re: They're kidding, right?

Post by hockey59 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:14 pm

grindiangrad-80 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:57 pm
east hockey wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:01 pm
https://www.superiortelegram.com/sports ... Conference

Rapids into the LSC???

Lee
I would have thought the independent schedule was the way to go. I assume there is an advantage in being part of a conference (financial) but
I wonder why the LSC over the old IRC? I'm not saying I agree or disagree with the decision. Just looking for more info.
It’s got to be a money saving measure (for hockey) plus Hermantown, Duluth Marshall & Cloquet are in the conference (along with Denfeld, Superior, Proctor & the North Shore co-op) the first 3 being higher level conference opponents than any of the others (remaining in the traditional IRC) at least in year 20-21 & going forward ☝️

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by karl(east) » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:22 pm

muckandgrinder65 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Thanks to Mr Chiodo, Karl will come out of hibernation
😂
Not hibernating, just lurking silently and plugging away at preseason rankings. :wink:

Chiodo should be a good hire for Rapids. Proven track record and appeared well-regarded in Bemidji. Four days till practice...

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by elliott70 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:41 pm

Lurker.....
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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by kniven » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:25 pm

2-5 is going to be very interesting to see play out over the season.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by blueblood » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:13 pm

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Elkaholics 🍻
Jack of all Trades 🧰🔧🔨
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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by kniven » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:27 pm

blueblood wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Halloween 🎃 Machine ⚙️
Greyhounds 🐾 🐺
Elkaholics 🍻
Jack of all Trades 🧰🔧🔨

That looks about right. Halloween has the talent. East the depth. CEC the goaltending. Elk has those 2 studs back in the fold.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by kniven » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:53 am

KarlEast has spoken. CEC has its work cut out for them again. A Hermantown like schedule this year, or almost. No expectations. I’ll just cheer for my purple HARD! I’ll take a split with East and a home playoff game. That’s my holiday wish. I’m sure I’ll have diarrhea again this year the night we play Hermantown. 🙄


7AA
3 Andover
18 Grand Rapids
23 Duluth East
Elk River
-This is Andover’s window, period: the Huskies should be on par with where they were last season, while their competition in this section (namely East) is not. Beyond the clear number one, it’s an interesting section with rising Rapids, rebuilding East, a Cloquet team with something to prove, and Elk River, which has a couple of quality players. East and Andover have their section final grudge match on December 7.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by kniven » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:25 pm

Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers. I haven’t heard much about this hockey team this year. Would someone fill me in on the Marshall squad this upcoming season.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by elliott70 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:51 pm

Don't know a lot but they do have 7 returning seniors with some good experience
D should be solid with
(excuse spelling)
Kleinshmidt-Pichetti
Mehling-Hoyum
Bachand
all with solid experience
(assuming pairings but that of course could change
A couple of scorers back in Omand Pichetti

goalie will likely be Wick - 10th grader but with several varsity games last year.
Not real high end power but enough solid players to be dangerous

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by kniven » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:56 pm

elliott70 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Don't know a lot but they do have 7 returning seniors with some good experience
D should be solid with
(excuse spelling)
Kleinshmidt-Pichetti
Mehling-Hoyum
Bachand
all with solid experience
(assuming pairings but that of course could change
A couple of scorers back in Omand Pichetti

goalie will likely be Wick - 10th grader but with several varsity games last year.
Not real high end power but enough solid players to be dangerous
Sounds like a Cloquet like team. I’m doubting they will be an easy out for Rapids, East, or CEC this year. Thanks, E7 🤓

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by Jeffy95 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:43 pm

kniven wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers. I haven’t heard much about this hockey team this year. Would someone fill me in on the Marshall squad this upcoming season.
Offense is going to be a struggle for the Hilltoppers this year. They graduated 75% of their goals from a year ago. Oman is a good player but is the only returning forward who scored more than two goals, and he had five. Defense should be fairly solid with a lot coming back there.

They only have 20 total skaters in their program this year, so they cannot field a JV team. With 11 of those being Seniors, unfortunately the future of this once proud Program is anybody's guess. I'm only aware of 3-4 Freshman that are playing Bantams.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by kniven » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:18 pm

Jeffy95 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:43 pm
kniven wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers. I haven’t heard much about this hockey team this year. Would someone fill me in on the Marshall squad this upcoming season.
Offense is going to be a struggle for the Hilltoppers this year. They graduated 75% of their goals from a year ago. Oman is a good player but is the only returning forward who scored more than two goals, and he had five. Defense should be fairly solid with a lot coming back there.

They only have 20 total skaters in their program this year, so they cannot field a JV team. With 11 of those being Seniors, unfortunately the future of this once proud Program is anybody's guess. I'm only aware of 3-4 Freshman that are playing Bantams.
Wow 😳. Is the end of boys high school hockey at an end? They can’t recruit like back in the day. And with Proctor on the rise, I do see Marshall boys hockey drying up. What was and is the reason recruiters told/tells boys why they should come skate for Duluth Marshall. They need to establish an out of state pipeline for their talent.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by kniven » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:21 pm

So. Grand Rapids win over Benilde very interesting. Duluth East at White Bear Lake the 29th. I’m so curious to see what Randolph has been creating.

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Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Post by Duluth_Topper » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:04 pm

Yes, very tough times at Marshall where we are on our 3rd coach in 3 years.

1st line
Dakota Oman (5-10-15)
Xavier McNulty (6-3-9)
Vance Johnson (2-4-6)

2nd Line
Brendan Pfahl (0-1-1)
Sam Aamodt (0-0-0)
Karter Mckinzie (0-0-0)

The 3rd and 4th lines would have issues playing in all the other local A programs so we fall off pretty quick.

Defense should be solid but not huge scorers. Also, size is smaller outside of Kleinschmidt and Bachand.

Sam Anderson should get the bulk of the time in the net, but all 3 are sophomores with Wick and Dirkers-Johnson and hard to see pucks with no JV.

Probably should have opted down last year when we could, but have replaced Minnetonka and Andover with Greenway and Eveleth-Gilbert so we should be more competitive, but a far cry from the team 2 years ago that won 17 games.

We can only hope to stay healthy and stay competitive. But yes numbers will dip even lower next year if no one moves in.

But then again we all send our kids here for the education and not for sports. ;)

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