2019 Elite League Rosters

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kniven
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by kniven » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:29 pm

Edinahopkins wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Ken nobody is a bigger Rapids fan then me I went to the rink when everyone bailed on the team last two years, I watch the youth teams I am not saying they can’t go to state this year but they are to young still the senior class is going to do nothing for them this year and having good seniors is a big deal in any sport. They well only get better next year if nobody leaves early and if they find any sort of a decent goalie watch out but goaltending could be the death of the team.
Understand. I’ll take the elite goalie a sub par senior class. I value the goalie the most on any team. But that’s just me.

norcon
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by norcon » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:34 pm

kniven wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:16 pm
So what you are saying narcotic is that if it rains, it is going to be wet outside. You’ve got a point there.
My point being, better next year. I thought I laid it out so a 3rd grader could figure it out. As far as the goaltending, our returning senior is decent, but he will not steal any wins against good teams. Regardless of his elite league roster status.

kniven
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by kniven » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:38 pm

Which Elite League team is the pre-season favorite? Anybody have the last 10 winners?

East Side Pioneer Guy
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by East Side Pioneer Guy » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:45 pm

Question: Where is Warroad? :-k
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About 150 miles into Manitoba, judging by their passports. :wink:

TTpuckster
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by TTpuckster » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:28 pm

East Side Pioneer Guy wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:45 pm
Question: Where is Warroad? :-k
About 150 miles into Manitoba, judging by their passports. :wink:
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Nope, Just some of the players.... :mrgreen: JK... :D
What is a Green Wave anyway?

Flin Flon Bomber
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by Flin Flon Bomber » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:17 am

Anyone know who Ben Steeves is on the EL Roster? It says he is a senior from Eden Prairie. Never heard of him so I am wondering if this is a typo.

InThePipes
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by InThePipes » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:19 am

Flin Flon Bomber wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:17 am
Anyone know who Ben Steeves is on the EL Roster? It says he is a senior from Eden Prairie. Never heard of him so I am wondering if this is a typo.
Appears to be a move-in.

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/5 ... en-steeves

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by Jeffy95 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:54 am

Edinahopkins wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Ken nobody is a bigger Rapids fan then me I went to the rink when everyone bailed on the team last two years, I watch the youth teams I am not saying they can’t go to state this year but they are to young still the senior class is going to do nothing for them this year and having good seniors is a big deal in any sport. They well only get better next year if nobody leaves early and if they find any sort of a decent goalie watch out but goaltending could be the death of the team.
Looks like Blace Tomberlin from Hibbing will be joining the Senior Class at Rapids.

kniven
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by kniven » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:49 pm

Jeffy95 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:54 am
Edinahopkins wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Ken nobody is a bigger Rapids fan then me I went to the rink when everyone bailed on the team last two years, I watch the youth teams I am not saying they can’t go to state this year but they are to young still the senior class is going to do nothing for them this year and having good seniors is a big deal in any sport. They well only get better next year if nobody leaves early and if they find any sort of a decent goalie watch out but goaltending could be the death of the team.
Looks like Blace Tomberlin from Hibbing will be joining the Senior Class at Rapids.
Interesting 🤔. Yes, Hibbing boys hockey youth and high school has officially become a feeder program for everybody but Hibbing. That’s too bad.

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by ShakestheClown » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:34 am

Does that mean his dad is done at Hibbing as well?

Flin Flon Bomber
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by Flin Flon Bomber » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:01 am

I wonder if the Steeve's kid is a Holy Family recruit or is he playing at Eden Prairie. Unless his name was missed on the Elite League tryout list last week, he was given a guaranteed spot in the Elite League.

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by InThePipes » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:16 am

Flin Flon Bomber wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:01 am
I wonder if the Steeve's kid is a Holy Family recruit or is he playing at Eden Prairie. Unless his name was missed on the Elite League tryout list last week, he was given a guaranteed spot in the Elite League.
Correct, Steeve's appears to have been an auto-invite as was the goalie move-in Shantz playing at Tonka

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by GoldenBear » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:38 pm

Steeves comes from great blood. Both older brothers playing at Notre Dame; don't know how he did it but great pick up by Smith. GB

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by outdoorsuperstar » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:28 am

Curious on the mechanics of 2 move-ins (Minnetonka and EP) that make the Elite League without a tryout or prior playing visibility in Minnesota. This seems contrary to the "stay home and play" campaigning over the past several years.

Do the individual HS coaches have enough sway to get those players placed? is it just the bigger names/programs that get this?

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by PuckNA » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:00 pm

Right advisers and contacts... it just happens...

Flin Flon Bomber
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by Flin Flon Bomber » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:59 pm

I couldn't agree more with you more. A number of homegrown kids tried out for the league and didn't make it, and then two kids receive an automatic. Unbelievable! I feel sorry for the kid who will not make the team, or the goalie slated to start and now will be mostly a back-up after being in the program their entire lives. I know this is happening all over the place but it isn't right.

PuckNA
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by PuckNA » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:56 pm

Agreed, a lot of players in this league will be done after HS, many who didn't make it will... it is what it is. People just can't put all the stock in this like they use to... it's changed.

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by USA218 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:21 pm

Curious: How do people feel about North Dakota kids that get auto-bids for the Great Plains team? I get the gripe, but do you view this any different?
Seriously, I really dont have an opinion, but am curious if you view this differently. Those ND players take roster spots up each year.

Pertyboy
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by Pertyboy » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:59 pm

Since I was at the North/Great Plains tryout. I can speak on this. Both those teams were picked before the tryout. With the returners(some of whome have been passed by and deserve to be cut, but dont even have to tryout) To the power coaches getting their kids auto bids and passes through the tryout process.This league is not what it used to be. Just like alot of the hockey world it is who you know more than what you do. The move- ins should tryout like everyone else....but will it really matter. If someone wants them in they will be on a team
Watch regular season hockey and decide who the best players are....not the silly money grab season. How about play another sport during the fall ex. Soccer or football

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by 612hockeytown » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:07 pm

PuckNA wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:56 pm
Agreed, a lot of players in this league will be done after HS, many who didn't make it will... it is what it is. People just can't put all the stock in this like they use to... it's changed.
The league has changed significantly from now to two years ago. Sammy Walker’s Team Southwest was stacked with a guesstimate of 10-14 D1 kids when all is said and done plus a handful of draft picks. NW was really good with a few NHL picks and plenty of D1 kids. Heck, SE had Jensen, Christy boys etc. The only team that was done wrong was CCM.

You look at the teams now- I think it seems much less ...impressive. Maybe it’s just me 🤷🏼‍♂️

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by InThePipes » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:45 pm

612hockeytown wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:07 pm
PuckNA wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:56 pm
Agreed, a lot of players in this league will be done after HS, many who didn't make it will... it is what it is. People just can't put all the stock in this like they use to... it's changed.
The league has changed significantly from now to two years ago. Sammy Walker’s Team Southwest was stacked with a guesstimate of 10-14 D1 kids when all is said and done plus a handful of draft picks. NW was really good with a few NHL picks and plenty of D1 kids. Heck, SE had Jensen, Christy boys etc. The only team that was done wrong was CCM.

You look at the teams now- I think it seems much less ...impressive. Maybe it’s just me 🤷🏼‍♂️

And they will probably still lose some kids to before/after

USA218
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by USA218 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:05 pm

Pertyboy (or anyone that wants to chime in): who do you feel got overlooked or passed over from the North or Great Plains?

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by Duluth_Topper » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:55 pm

My opinion would be Ziemski from East, Shea from Denfeld, Antcliff and Pionk from Hermantown, & Johnson and Oman from Duluth Marshall.

kniven
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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by kniven » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:50 am

Duluth_Topper wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:55 pm
My opinion would be Ziemski from East, Shea from Denfeld, Antcliff and Pionk from Hermantown, & Johnson and Oman from Duluth Marshall.
I’ll take these northern 218 hockey boys over the EGF North Dakota area boys.

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Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Post by greenwayraider » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:17 am

kniven wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:50 am
Duluth_Topper wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:55 pm
My opinion would be Ziemski from East, Shea from Denfeld, Antcliff and Pionk from Hermantown, & Johnson and Oman from Duluth Marshall.
I’ll take these northern 218 hockey boys over the EGF North Dakota area boys.
I have to disagree with you. Great Plains looks stronger. I like your pick of Pionk. Have a feeling he is going to have a good year.

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