Coaching Changes - 2020-21

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by The Next One » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:14 am

Alexandria?

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by BSUBeaver » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:26 am

Yep, add Alexandria to the list. Ian Resch has stepped down. Some pointed comments about kids going to play juniors for a few games before the high school season starts.

https://www.echopress.com/sports/hockey ... en-seasons

https://www.therinklive.com/high-school ... en-seasons
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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by zooomx » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:52 pm

BSUBeaver wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:26 am
Yep, add Alexandria to the list. Ian Resch has stepped down. Some pointed comments about kids going to play juniors for a few games before the high school season starts.

https://www.echopress.com/sports/hockey ... en-seasons
I may, or may not, have known this for a few weeks, but did not want to post it until it was pubic. Ian has done a ton for hockey in Alexandria. He was a huge contributor to the youth program over the years and did a great job taking the high school program to the next level. Wish him the best. I have heard that there are multiple quality candidates who have already expressed interest. With a really good feeder program, a great school district and a great community, this is a really attractive position.

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by BSUBeaver » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:20 pm

zooomx wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:52 pm
BSUBeaver wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:26 am
Yep, add Alexandria to the list. Ian Resch has stepped down. Some pointed comments about kids going to play juniors for a few games before the high school season starts.

https://www.echopress.com/sports/hockey ... en-seasons
I may, or may not, have known this for a few weeks, but did not want to post it until it was pubic. Ian has done a ton for hockey in Alexandria. He was a huge contributor to the youth program over the years and did a great job taking the high school program to the next level. Wish him the best. I have heard that there are multiple quality candidates who have already expressed interest. With a really good feeder program, a great school district and a great community, this is a really attractive position.
I would agree, he has done a lot for the whole hockey program in Alexandria. Of course, I may be a little biased as he is an All American player from Bemidji State! :lol:

It will be interesting to see who they get as candidates. The feeder program is strong, and will a move to AA be a future possibility?

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by TheNightman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:27 pm

BSUBeaver wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:20 pm
zooomx wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:52 pm
BSUBeaver wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:26 am
Yep, add Alexandria to the list. Ian Resch has stepped down. Some pointed comments about kids going to play juniors for a few games before the high school season starts.

https://www.echopress.com/sports/hockey ... en-seasons
I may, or may not, have known this for a few weeks, but did not want to post it until it was pubic. Ian has done a ton for hockey in Alexandria. He was a huge contributor to the youth program over the years and did a great job taking the high school program to the next level. Wish him the best. I have heard that there are multiple quality candidates who have already expressed interest. With a really good feeder program, a great school district and a great community, this is a really attractive position.
I would agree, he has done a lot for the whole hockey program in Alexandria. Of course, I may be a little biased as he is an All American player from Bemidji State! :lol:

It will be interesting to see who they get as candidates. The feeder program is strong, and will a move to AA be a future possibility?
Could be, but it might not be by choice. They're right up against the enrollment cutoff, so is Mahtomedi.

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by blueblood » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:45 pm

Most attractive opening to date and will likely draw a lot of candidates.
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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by BlueLineSpecial » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:53 pm

I may, or may not, have known this for a few weeks, but did not want to post it until it was pubic.
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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by arcticpurple » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:02 am

Anyone else out there feel as dirty as I do for checking this thread daily ...hoping to you see "your team" on this list. Yeah...I know I'm part of the problem, yadie...ydaie .yadie

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by zooomx » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:12 am

BlueLineSpecial wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:53 pm
I may, or may not, have known this for a few weeks, but did not want to post it until it was pubic.
Gotta keep that trimmed up
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Ha! Stupid spelling. :oops:

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by bardown27 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:13 pm

NP hires Brad Drazan as new head coach

https://twitter.com/NP_Trojans/status/1 ... 5542370310

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by Stang5280 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:10 pm

bardown27 wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:13 pm
NP hires Brad Drazan as new head coach

https://twitter.com/NP_Trojans/status/1 ... 5542370310
1) I feel really old when head coaches around age 30 are being hired.

2) That is a tough gig in that section and being one of the smallest AA schools.

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by elliott70 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:56 pm

Stang5280 wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:10 pm
bardown27 wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:13 pm
NP hires Brad Drazan as new head coach

https://twitter.com/NP_Trojans/status/1 ... 5542370310
1) I feel really old when head coaches around age 30 are being hired.

2) That is a tough gig in that section and being one of the smallest AA schools.
50 is old.

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by Stang5280 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:20 pm

elliott70 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:56 pm
Stang5280 wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:10 pm
bardown27 wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:13 pm
NP hires Brad Drazan as new head coach

https://twitter.com/NP_Trojans/status/1 ... 5542370310
1) I feel really old when head coaches around age 30 are being hired.

2) That is a tough gig in that section and being one of the smallest AA schools.
50 is old.
And I’m a lot closer to that number than 30. I was more trying to say that young whippersnappers landing head coaching gigs makes me feel old. But I guess the olden days were probably even worse in that regard, when many head coaches were hired almost straight out of college.

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by O-townClown » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:32 pm

BSUBeaver wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:26 am
Yep, add Alexandria to the list. Ian Resch has stepped down. Some pointed comments about kids going to play juniors for a few games before the high school season starts.
Interesting comments. A coach can say the same about a player that plays Elite League, USHL, NAHL, Fall Tier I, Blades, or anything else. It's like he'd prefer they NOT play fall hockey and be content with a 25 game season.
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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by The Next One » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:49 pm

I don’t think Ian was against fall hockey. I think he felt some of his players didn’t adjust back to the HS game when the season started. Weather that be on ice play, mouths/language, or attitude during practice/games/locker room.

Has anybody heard any names being thrown around as candidates for Alex job?

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by O-townClown » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:11 am

The Next One wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:49 pm
I don’t think Ian was against fall hockey.
I look forward to the lists delineating fall hockey options that are appropriate and problematic.
Be kind. Rewind.

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by zooomx » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:03 pm

The Next One wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:49 pm
I don’t think Ian was against fall hockey. I think he felt some of his players didn’t adjust back to the HS game when the season started. Weather that be on ice play, mouths/language, or attitude during practice/games/locker room.

Has anybody heard any names being thrown around as candidates for Alex job?
I hear there are a few local youth non-parent coaches who are thinking of applying. All very talented. Haven't heard anyone from out of town doing so yet. I am not going to share any names because, as of last weekend, I don't think it was officially posted yet. I know two of the guys pretty well and they are great coaches that are eager to help the program out.

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by zooomx » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:06 pm

zooomx wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:03 pm
The Next One wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:49 pm
I don’t think Ian was against fall hockey. I think he felt some of his players didn’t adjust back to the HS game when the season started. Weather that be on ice play, mouths/language, or attitude during practice/games/locker room.

Has anybody heard any names being thrown around as candidates for Alex job?
I hear there are a few local youth non-parent coaches who are thinking of applying. All very talented. Haven't heard anyone from out of town doing so yet. I am not going to share any names because, as of last weekend, I don't think it was officially posted yet. I know two of the guys pretty well and they are great coaches that are eager to help the program out.
And... The Next One is pretty much right from what I have seen and heard regarding Ian. He has a specific brand of hockey he likes to play and I imagine the fall hockey did create some habits (good or bad) that didn't fit what he was trying to coach.

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by BSUBeaver » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:57 pm

Nothing earth shattering in this article on the Alexandria coaching search. But it is a hockey article, I guess! LOL!

https://www.therinklive.com/high-school ... Qoy_zHcNo8

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by BP » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:47 pm

A few updates:

1) Chisago Lakes job is now open
2) One of the teams on the list has found their coach - announcement coming later in the week.

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by bardown27 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:53 pm

BP wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:47 pm
A few updates:

1) Chisago Lakes job is now open
2) One of the teams on the list has found their coach - announcement coming later in the week.
Have heard both Lourdes and Eastview have made decisions, announcements coming soon

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by bardown27 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:29 pm

bardown27 wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:53 pm
BP wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:47 pm
A few updates:

1) Chisago Lakes job is now open
2) One of the teams on the list has found their coach - announcement coming later in the week.
Have heard both Lourdes and Eastview have made decisions, announcements coming soon
Just announced. Jeff True Rochester Lourdes

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by Stang5280 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:22 pm

bardown27 wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:29 pm
bardown27 wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:53 pm
BP wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:47 pm
A few updates:

1) Chisago Lakes job is now open
2) One of the teams on the list has found their coach - announcement coming later in the week.
Have heard both Lourdes and Eastview have made decisions, announcements coming soon
Just announced. Jeff True Rochester Lourdes
Man, I wish him luck with that rebuilding project. It sounds like True did some good things on the girls’ side, and it would be nice to see Lourdes at least become a viable program again.

Chisago Lakes is a decent gig, and they return a solid core from last season. It seems like they would draw some good younger candidates.

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by elliott70 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:49 pm

Stang5280 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:22 pm
bardown27 wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:29 pm
bardown27 wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:53 pm


Have heard both Lourdes and Eastview have made decisions, announcements coming soon
Just announced. Jeff True Rochester Lourdes
Man, I wish him luck with that rebuilding project. It sounds like True did some good things on the girls’ side, and it would be nice to see Lourdes at least become a viable program again.

Chisago Lakes is a decent gig, and they return a solid core from last season. It seems like they would draw some good younger candidates.
What do you mean by younger?

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Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Post by Stang5280 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:46 pm

elliott70 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Stang5280 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:22 pm
Man, I wish him luck with that rebuilding project. It sounds like True did some good things on the girls’ side, and it would be nice to see Lourdes at least become a viable program again.

Chisago Lakes is a decent gig, and they return a solid core from last season. It seems like they would draw some good younger candidates.
What do you mean by younger?
Maybe not the best adjective there, but it would seem to be an attractive job for an up-and-coming coach. Given that Chisago has a decent roster and some semblance of recent success, but is far from a traditional power, I picture someone building up their coaching chops there. But I certainly could be wrong, and they could either land an established coach or someone who builds deep roots there.

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