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Top Metro Bantam A /AA Teams

Post by buttend » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:09 pm

With tryouts at full speed for most Associations. Its time to preseason rank your top teams

My top 5 Metro Bantam A/AA

1. Edina ( Bellows returns, if he plays Bantams, State Champ repeat)
2. Wayzata ( Loses MZ but Trojans are deep)
3 Burnsville ( 6 returners + returning goalie + Rosemount move in)
4. Prior Lake ( 5 returners + goalie + 6-7 PW's from 2012 State Champ Team)
5. Elk River ( BJ loss will hurt but the Elks are still a good team)

others
Maple Grove ( nice group of first years coming in)
Rosemount ( Lost 2-3 players, small quick team)
Centennial ( 3-4 Nice 2nd year players will compete every night)
Farmington ( if they lose 3 kids to HS they are lower then this, if those 3 stay , top 3!)

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Post by Hockey guy1486 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:03 am

Burnsville has 5 returns and 2 goalies.....not 6. Bellows is back??

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Post by buttend » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:28 am

Hockey guy1486 wrote:Burnsville has 5 returns and 2 goalies.....not 6. Bellows is back??
Your right! They lost ZR to BSM JV.. its 5 returners and 2 goalies + a Rosemount move in.

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Post by Hockey guy1486 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:31 am

So is Bellows back? ZR not a big lose and Rosemount transfer COULD make varsity

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Post by fastncrash » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:59 am

Hockey guy1486 wrote:So is Bellows back? ZR not a big lose and Rosemount transfer COULD make varsity
http://hockey.s-sm.org/2012-13-bantam-roster/

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Post by buttend » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:35 am

fastncrash wrote:
Hockey guy1486 wrote:So is Bellows back? ZR not a big lose and Rosemount transfer COULD make varsity
http://hockey.s-sm.org/2012-13-bantam-roster/
He left Thursday. Roster not updated yet.

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Post by observer » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:55 pm

He left Thursday.
Why?

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Post by C-dad » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:55 pm

Huh. Bellows was at the Edina tryouts last Sunday, but watching his buds scrimmage. Maybe I should stop by the rink and see if he's there today. He'd be on the ice right now, if he's there.

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Post by Survey » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:11 pm

Wonder if it had anything to do with Hurley leaving to US 18.... Maybe spot open for an 8th grader at the show...

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Post by old goalie85 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:01 pm

I thought he was a 9th grader.

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Post by old goalie85 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:14 pm

Stillwater will be a top 10, maybe better.

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Post by goaliewithfoggedglasses » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:29 pm

C-dad wrote:Huh. Bellows was at the Edina tryouts last Sunday, but watching his buds scrimmage. Maybe I should stop by the rink and see if he's there today. He'd be on the ice right now, if he's there.
He was there, on the ice.

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Post by C-dad » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:24 pm

goaliewithfoggedglasses wrote:
C-dad wrote:Huh. Bellows was at the Edina tryouts last Sunday, but watching his buds scrimmage. Maybe I should stop by the rink and see if he's there today. He'd be on the ice right now, if he's there.
He was there, on the ice.
That's what I heard. And Kiefer is an 8th grader.

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Post by Bluewhitefan » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:07 am

Survey wrote:Wonder if it had anything to do with Hurley leaving to US 18.... Maybe spot open for an 8th grader at the show...
Hurley is playing with the US 18s for Oct - will be back in time for HS season. Bellows is not needed on Varsity.

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Post by old goalie85 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:23 am

Thanks C-dad. Good sized 8th grader.

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Post by C-dad » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:15 am

old goalie85 wrote:Thanks C-dad. Good sized 8th grader.
He is. We ran into the whole family at the movies one night and Kiefer shook my 9th grader's hand. My son's hand just vanished inside Kiefer's. :shock: He's not super tall, but very thick, just like Brian.

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Re: Top Metro Bantam A /AA Teams

Post by hockeymonster123 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:41 pm

buttend wrote:With tryouts at full speed for most Associations. Its time to preseason rank your top teams

My top 5 Metro Bantam A/AA

1. Edina ( Bellows returns, if he plays Bantams, State Champ repeat)
2. Wayzata ( Loses MZ but Trojans are deep)
3 Burnsville ( 6 returners + returning goalie + Rosemount move in)
4. Prior Lake ( 5 returners + goalie + 6-7 PW's from 2012 State Champ Team)
5. Elk River ( BJ loss will hurt but the Elks are still a good team)

others
Maple Grove ( nice group of first years coming in)
Rosemount ( Lost 2-3 players, small quick team)
Centennial ( 3-4 Nice 2nd year players will compete every night)
Farmington ( if they lose 3 kids to HS they are lower then this, if those 3 stay , top 3!)



what about Eden Prairie? they always seem to be good. Good coaching staff.

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Re: Top Metro Bantam A /AA Teams

Post by johnnyboy09 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:54 pm

hockeymonster123 wrote:
buttend wrote:With tryouts at full speed for most Associations. Its time to preseason rank your top teams

My top 5 Metro Bantam A/AA

1. Edina ( Bellows returns, if he plays Bantams, State Champ repeat)
2. Wayzata ( Loses MZ but Trojans are deep)
3 Burnsville ( 6 returners + returning goalie + Rosemount move in)
4. Prior Lake ( 5 returners + goalie + 6-7 PW's from 2012 State Champ Team)
5. Elk River ( BJ loss will hurt but the Elks are still a good team)

others
Maple Grove ( nice group of first years coming in)
Rosemount ( Lost 2-3 players, small quick team)
Centennial ( 3-4 Nice 2nd year players will compete every night)
Farmington ( if they lose 3 kids to HS they are lower then this, if those 3 stay , top 3!)



what about Eden Prairie? they always seem to be good. Good coaching staff.


They lost there best player MG, and best goalie. Gives us Bville better chance in D6.

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Post by @hockeytweet » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:22 am

1. Edina.
2. Wayzata
3. Prior Lake
4. Burnsville
5. OMG
6. Elk River
7. Stillwater
8. E.P.
Hornets & Trojans are the class of AA Metro hockey. Give PL nod over Burnsville. OMG will surprise, based on what I saw tryout. Elk River can go up or down, but should be there in the end. EP lost best player & goalie-not a good combo to lose w/o depth.

Looking across the Metro, D6 just has a lot of depth in the 97-99 birth years. Quite a bit different than up in District 3, or anywhere else for that matter.

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Post by Bluewhitefan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:14 pm

C-dad wrote:
old goalie85 wrote:Thanks C-dad. Good sized 8th grader.
He is. We ran into the whole family at the movies one night and Kiefer shook my 9th grader's hand. My son's hand just vanished inside Kiefer's. :shock: He's not super tall, but very thick, just like Brian.
Several reports from kids - KB has skipped 8th grade and is now miraculously a ninth grader. It's the end of the world as we know it. :roll:

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Post by Towelie » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:26 pm

Bluewhitefan wrote:
C-dad wrote:
old goalie85 wrote:Thanks C-dad. Good sized 8th grader.
He is. We ran into the whole family at the movies one night and Kiefer shook my 9th grader's hand. My son's hand just vanished inside Kiefer's. :shock: He's not super tall, but very thick, just like Brian.
Several reports from kids - KB has skipped 8th grade and is now miraculously a ninth grader. It's the end of the world as we know it. :roll:
The way Edina got handled by Wayzata in tryouts...heard it was like 8-9 rip not even KB will be able to help that situation out.

Teams that are going to make some noise in D6 will be Prior Lake and Burnsville.
Did somebody say they needed a Towel ??

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Post by C-dad » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:44 pm

Bluewhitefan wrote:
C-dad wrote:
old goalie85 wrote:Thanks C-dad. Good sized 8th grader.
He is. We ran into the whole family at the movies one night and Kiefer shook my 9th grader's hand. My son's hand just vanished inside Kiefer's. :shock: He's not super tall, but very thick, just like Brian.
Several reports from kids - KB has skipped 8th grade and is now miraculously a ninth grader. It's the end of the world as we know it. :roll:
I guess SSM is so good that a few weeks there is equal to a whole 8th grade at Edina. Also had it confirmed he is a 9th grader now.

Yep, I'm sure Edina will have no chance against Wayzata this year. Should be a Trojan cakewalk to the AA title. :wink:

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Post by DrGaf » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:02 pm

C-dad wrote:Yep, I'm sure Edina will have no chance against Wayzata this year. Should be a Trojan cakewalk to the AA title. :wink:
I see what you did there. Well played sir, well played.
Sorry, fresh out, Don't Really Give Any.

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Post by minnscout » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:43 pm

Is K Bellows now at Benilde?

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Post by observer » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:08 am

Where's Waldo, I mean KB

Funny. No drama I'm sure. As they say, you just can't make this stuff up.

Shattuck?

Edina?

Benilde?

I didn't know you can just pick what grade you're in.

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