Andover St. Thomas Academy

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Who wins?

Andover
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70%
St Thomas
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30%
 
Total votes: 50

grindiangrad-80
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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by grindiangrad-80 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:30 pm

Don't agree Joe. That was too good of a game to say that. St. Thomas is good enough to win it all.

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by Joe2015 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:32 pm

grindiangrad-80 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Don't agree Joe. That was too good of a game to say that. St. Thomas is good enough to win it all.
Andover was clearly the better team: they just let STA win a game they had no business winning

hockey59
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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by hockey59 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:34 pm

Sparlimb wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:25 pm
TRME comes through again!

I did call one of Blake or Andover would lose today. And Andover is clearly the better team, but that's how one and done works. Congrats to STA.
Congrats to STA, they played their system to a T & their goalie was Red Hot. Plus this was Andovers first ever appearance in a AA State tourney (which is pressure packed for the inexperienced)...but at least they accomplished that coming out of 7AA, which was a significant accomplishment (nonetheless tonight’s result)

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by northwoods oldtimer » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:38 pm

hockey59 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Sparlimb wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:25 pm
TRME comes through again!

I did call one of Blake or Andover would lose today. And Andover is clearly the better team, but that's how one and done works. Congrats to STA.
Congrats to STA, they played their system to a T & their goalie was Red Hot. Plus this was Andovers first ever AP OK appearance in a AA State tourney and at least they accomplished that coming out of 7AA, which was a significant accomplishment (nonetheless tonight’s result)
Only time I have seen your team play 59, nice club, just ran into a very hot St. Thomas goalie. First time at the big dance is a proud accomplishment to your seniors.

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by grindiangrad-80 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:39 pm

Joe2015 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:32 pm
grindiangrad-80 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Don't agree Joe. That was too good of a game to say that. St. Thomas is good enough to win it all.
Andover was clearly the better team: they just let STA win a game they had no business winning
I agree that Andover would probably beat them 6 or 7 out of 10. I'm just saying it was far from a choke. The Huskies played well.

So did St. Thomas.

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by deacon » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:41 pm

I’d like to know how many times STA iced the puck in the 3rd

grindiangrad-80
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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by grindiangrad-80 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:45 pm

Sparlimb wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:47 pm
grindiangrad-80 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:45 pm
This is a heck of a game.
STA is skating with them. Andover has the talent edge, but STA knows how to play defensively. Anyone's game going into the 3rd period.
I make my to California and back twice a month. It would be cool to hit a round with you sometime. I'm a bogey guy at best but would definitely make sure we had plenty of cold ones.

Good luck to Hill.

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by GopherHockey » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:47 pm

deacon wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:41 pm
I’d like to know how many times STA iced the puck in the 3rd
Besides the end of the game when they were on the PP, how much time did they possess the puck? 1 minute?

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by Sparlimb » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:47 pm

hockey59 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Sparlimb wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:25 pm
TRME comes through again!

I did call one of Blake or Andover would lose today. And Andover is clearly the better team, but that's how one and done works. Congrats to STA.
Congrats to STA, they played their system to a T & their goalie was Red Hot. Plus this was Andovers first ever appearance in a AA State tourney (which is pressure packed for the inexperienced)...but at least they accomplished that coming out of 7AA, which was a significant accomplishment (nonetheless tonight’s result)
Absolutely. And I'm incredibly happy your ladies took out Edina. It sucks being the better team and not winning. I've seen it too many times. I've also been on the other side. I knew STA was a tough draw for anyone. They played really well tonight and deserve praise for how they played. I hope Andover can get over Marriucci and win a couple games to set the tone for next time back.

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by hockey59 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:51 pm

northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:38 pm
hockey59 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Sparlimb wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:25 pm
TRME comes through again!

I did call one of Blake or Andover would lose today. And Andover is clearly the better team, but that's how one and done works. Congrats to STA.
Congrats to STA, they played their system to a T & their goalie was Red Hot. Plus this was Andovers first ever AP OK appearance in a AA State tourney and at least they accomplished that coming out of 7AA, which was a significant accomplishment (nonetheless tonight’s result)
Only time I have seen your team play 59, nice club, just ran into a very hot St. Thomas goalie. First time at the big dance is a proud accomplishment to your seniors.
Thanks Oldtimer...Andover was my quasi team this year (having been birthed by the Tornadoes in the early 2000’s) and they’ve had a good season. Making it to AA State was a critical 1st Big accomplishment for their program.
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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by InThePipes » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:53 pm

hockey59 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:20 pm
Andovers lack of a truly marquee forward is costing them tonight, with 1:39 to go in the 3rd, they are in grave danger...of losing this game. ☝️
Discussed earlier this year, ultimately bit them

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by goldy313 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:00 pm

One of the worst kept secrets in high school sports was that the Classic Suburban Conference schools were tired of STA embarrassing the conference by not winning a quarterfinal game since moving to AA. With schools like Hill-Murray, Hastings, South St. Paul, and Sibley, advancing past the first round is an expectation, not a hope for the best scenario. This isn’t the Suburban East for Pete’s sake! So the schools had no choice but to threaten STA with expulsion unless they got their act together. The thought that maybe a name change might spur the Cadets on to at least meet minimum conference standards was agreed upon so they reformed under the new name of the Metro East Conference.

With STA winning a quarterfinal game last year, the Metro East once again became the premiere high school hockey conference in not only the state but the country. Hence the name the Tradition Rich Metro East Conference.
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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by grindiangrad-80 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:01 pm

hockey59 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:51 pm
northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:38 pm
hockey59 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:34 pm


Congrats to STA, they played their system to a T & their goalie was Red Hot. Plus this was Andovers first ever AP OK appearance in a AA State tourney and at least they accomplished that coming out of 7AA, which was a significant accomplishment (nonetheless tonight’s result)
Only time I have seen your team play 59, nice club, just ran into a very hot St. Thomas goalie. First time at the big dance is a proud accomplishment to your seniors.
Thanks Oldtimer...Andover was my quasi team this year (having been birthed by the Tornadoes in the early 2000’s) and they’ve had a good season. Making it to AA State was a critical 1st Big accomplishment for their program.
NW is right on. I hadn't seen them play before tonight either. They were as good as advertised. This years tournament is shaping up to be the best one in a long time.

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by WarmUpTheBus » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:09 pm

When I saw Andover early in the year Wolff and Kaiser played together as they did last season. It allowed Wolff to be a bigger factor rushing the puck and getting up in the attack. They could have used that tonight.

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by Yoopskater » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:47 pm

STA did a great job clogging the middle inside their own blue line. When Andover finally got something through, Aitken was a wall. If Andover could have tied it, I think there would have been a 95% chance they would win it based on how they controlled play late.

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by north_bear » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:47 pm

grindiangrad-80 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:01 pm
hockey59 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:51 pm
northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:38 pm

Only time I have seen your team play 59, nice club, just ran into a very hot St. Thomas goalie. First time at the big dance is a proud accomplishment to your seniors.
Thanks Oldtimer...Andover was my quasi team this year (having been birthed by the Tornadoes in the early 2000’s) and they’ve had a good season. Making it to AA State was a critical 1st Big accomplishment for their program.
NW is right on. I hadn't seen them play before tonight either. They were as good as advertised. This years tournament is shaping up to be the best one in a long time.
Hmm not sure I'd go that far...3 privates and EP in the final 4. 🤮 But some interesting storylines and upsets.
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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by thestickler07 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:50 pm

north_bear wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:47 pm
grindiangrad-80 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:01 pm
hockey59 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:51 pm


Thanks Oldtimer...Andover was my quasi team this year (having been birthed by the Tornadoes in the early 2000’s) and they’ve had a good season. Making it to AA State was a critical 1st Big accomplishment for their program.
NW is right on. I hadn't seen them play before tonight either. They were as good as advertised. This years tournament is shaping up to be the best one in a long time.
Hmm not sure I'd go that far...3 privates and EP in the final 4. 🤮 But some interesting storylines and upsets.
East and West metro semifinals coming up.

Great win by Eigner and the team against a high-powered Huskies squad.

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by MNHockeyFan » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:02 pm

Joe2015 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Andover chokes one round later than usual
Earlier?

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by Nostalgic Nerd » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:09 pm

They were the favorites in A, but I guess STA likes playing the underdog now these last two years lol. A head scratcher for Andover. Dominated the boards and physical play but faced superb goaltending.
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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by north_bear » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:18 pm

MNHockeyFan wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Joe2015 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Andover chokes one round later than usual
Earlier?
Later. He's referencing section final collapses.
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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by WestMetro » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:48 pm

Shock of the tourney !

Andover had 8 of the top 30 scorers in the tourney , and Cadets had 1

Hot STa goalie!

At least Andover got the girls title away from Edina !

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by Bayside Tigers » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:23 am

Weak representation of 7AA.

Both Andover and White Bear Lake. Same ol’ thing.

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Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

Post by hockey59 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:14 am

WestMetro wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:48 pm
Shock of the tourney !

Andover had 8 of the top 30 scorers in the tourney , and Cadets had 1

Hot STa goalie!

At least Andover got the girls title away from Edina !
To me, HM throttling Moorhead 5-1 was a bigger surprise than STA pulling off the upset on Andover. ☝️As good as Kaiser & Wolfe are on the blue line, there’s simply no Nick Pierre, Ben Steeves, Joe Miller level forward on Andover, and that...combined with an average at best performance by their goaltender (while in contrast STA goalie literally stood on his head between the pipes)...proved fatal to Andovers championship hopes. But, that’s Hockey 🏒

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