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Re: State Independent Hockey Tournament

Post by slapshooter » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:55 pm

Yeah Blues <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :smokin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... smokin.gif ALT=":smokin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Buddy, <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>As a matter of fact I spent the evening with Tony in Fosston<br><br>with his son Shane watchin' our kids win a few medals at the <br><br>gym over there! <br><br>Tony's still in great shape!<br><br>He was assistant coach over at Bagley last year but that's <br><br>another story just like this thread is supposed to be!<br><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>S<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> S</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: State Independent Hockey Tournament

Post by elliott70 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:56 pm

Might have to stop at Dimaggios and here some more great stories. <p></p><i></i>

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Just between me and you...............by SS

Post by slapshooter » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:38 am

Well elliott70,<br><br>It's about the right time of the year to meet up with a guy<br><br>with your expertise anyway!<br><br>It would be fun to review a kind of <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"accounting"</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> of hockey <br><br>days gone by. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>Wouldn't it? <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :evil --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /devil.gif ALT=":evil"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>S<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> S</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p074.ezboard.com/bmnhs.showUserP ... shooter</A> at: 3/11/05 2:59 am<br></i>

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Re: Just between me and you...............by SS

Post by elliott70 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:40 am

Yeah, accounting is tons of fun.<br><br>Depending on the subject.... <p></p><i></i>

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tangent from topic

Post by Knowlze » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:54 am

Slappy,<br><br>You were "where the Prairie meets the Pines", in a gym?<br><br>Off topic, but their girls basketball team is undefeated and down here at the State Class A Tournament. They are in the semifinals this PM in fact. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: tangent from topic

Post by slapshooter » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:24 pm

Yeah Knowlze,<br><br>My second grader jumped into a wrestling tournament and collected a medal!<br><br>He wants to be as tough as OSHIE when the time comes!<br><br>And the time <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>will come!</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>S<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> S</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p074.ezboard.com/bmnhs.showUserP ... shooter</A> at: 3/11/05 1:17 pm<br></i>

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Re: tangent from topic

Post by Knowlze » Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:56 pm

Well rounded hockey players are the best. Besides, the wrestling may come in handy, when the gloves come off.<br><br>Do you know anything about Bagley/Fosston hockey? Is there any hope, sounds like you guys may at least know the assistant coach. Can he grow the program? It was primarily a basketball/wrestling/swimming town, back in the olden days. <p></p><i></i>

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SPA

Post by Kodiak » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:02 pm

Another SPA player, Tom Gorence... played for the Gophers, the Philadelphia Flyers for a while, and spent a little time with the Oilers. Here's a link:<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdis ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br> <br><br> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: tangent from topic

Post by slapshooter » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:06 pm

Well Knowlze,<br><br>There are some kids who can skate on that team but they run into the boards a lot when they are trying to check someone and they have yet to develop an instinct for shooting at the right time!<br><br>And those are just a few of the positives!<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>They're workin' on it though! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>S<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> S</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Tom Gorence and SPA !

Post by slapshooter » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:15 pm

Kodiak,<br><br>Interesting regarding Tom Gorence!<br><br>Know anything about his stats in High School or what years <br><br>he attended <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>SPA ?</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>S<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> S</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p074.ezboard.com/bmnhs.showUserP ... shooter</A> at: 3/11/05 1:16 pm<br></i>

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Re: Tom Gorence and SPA !

Post by KodiakChew » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:27 pm

slappy, who do you think is the best player ever to come out of this C1 league? I had never heard of it before and I'm curious to know a little more about it. <p>AHA 2002 & 2005 State Champions!<br></p><i></i>

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SPA

Post by Kodiak » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:29 pm

Here's a link to his Gopher's stats... I assume he must have graduated from SPA in '75, so he probably played high school from 72-75? I'll try to find out more...<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.gopherhockeyhistory.com/play ... <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Best of C - 1 ? C - 1 you've seen 'em all!.....by SS

Post by slapshooter » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:37 pm

KodiacChew,<br><br>Well that's hard to say! <br><br>Could've been me or it could've been you! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>S<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> S</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Best of C - 1 ? C - 1 you've seen 'em all!.....by SS

Post by KodiakChew » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:47 pm

true, but I think I'm a little young.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> In your estimation, who is the best? <p>AHA 2002 & 2005 State Champions!<br></p><i></i>

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SPA

Post by Hockeyisthebest21 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:49 pm

There were quite a team in the 70's. They had a good couple years in '02 and '03 but now they are back down to the bottome feeders. It is tough for a school like them to get good players for hockey. The school is so tough academically and getting admitted into the school is hard. Not to mention the $18, 640 some odd dollars it costs now-a-days. <p></p><i></i>

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SPA

Post by Kodiak » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:18 pm

Wow! That's a huge bill! Great school though... class sizes are all 12 or smaller from what I hear. It's really that much? How much does it cost to go to Hamline or Augsburg? Without room and board I bet it's less expensive than SPA! Oh well, lots of rich hockey parents out there! Not the best hockey situation there right now though I guess... who's the coach now? <p></p><i></i>

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Re: SPA

Post by slapshooter » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:19 pm

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SPA

Post by Kodiak » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:32 pm

Yeah, maybe they'll pay you one student's tuition! <p></p><i></i>

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Another interesting thing......by SS

Post by slapshooter » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:41 pm

The first form of a Zamboni I remember having in my home town, during my high school playing days, was sort of a big barrel filled with water with some pipes leading from it, to a shammy like covered pipes with small holes in them that would deliver the fresh water to the ice but they would only do it before the game and sometimes before the third period!<br><br>I don't think it was driven either but dragged instead.<br><br>And that was only after things got a little higher tech compared to the late sixties!<br><br>Before that, two to four guys from the VFW team or sometimes from what was referred to as the B-TEAM known today as the J V TEAM would sweep off the ice in between periods with wide brooms or shovels!<br><br>This was significant because it created a situation to where a team would have 3 different game plans to impliment per game<br>when playing at home and even a forth when playing in Arena's that had obtained artificial ice in heated arena's, which ours wasn't, just like most of the competitions rinks we played in weren't!<br><br>Most games started out much faster in the first period than they did by the third period and that was more due to the ice condition than it was to the conditioning of the team!<br><br>When we arrived in Duluth to play in what we thought was the most beautiful arena on the planet, it felt like playing in a sauna compared to what we were used to!<br><br>The ice was much slower than it was during our usual third period conditions at home right off the bat!<br><br>It was like skating on frozen paint and the ice was white compared to the see through ice that we had at home!<br><br>Our home ice was almost like the ice you see on a frozen lake.<br><br>We drank a lot more water in Duluth than we did at home on the bench in between shifts let me tell ya!<br><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>S<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> S</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i></i>

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The weather made a difference too!....by SS

Post by slapshooter » Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:10 am

The Minnesota Catholic High School State Hockey Tournament<br><br>which was later referred to as the State Independent <br><br>Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament by 1970 or 1971<br><br>was concluded by February 16th in 1969 and February 20th in <br><br>1971.<br><br>We played our last home game in 1971 in water that was <br><br>about a quarter inch deep as it was about 38 degrees outside<br><br>earlier that day or close to it !<br><br>We usually didn't play our first games until December in those <br><br>days either because we had to wait for the weather to get <br><br>cold enough to freeze an ice sheet in our arena!<br><br>A mild winter was equal to a wild game in regards to turning <br><br>over the puck but you always stayed cool playing in such <br><br>conditions! Mostly because you were soaking wet from the <br><br>first time you fell to the ice to the end of the game!<br><br>I remember spraying guys with water after takin' slapshots<br><br>depending where the puddles had accrued! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>If you could gauge the depth of various puddles, you could <br><br>intercept more cross ice passes that were attempted by the <br><br>opposition!<br><br>The ice was never completely level so the water would collect <br><br>on different spots throughout the rink!<br><br>I lost in the third round last summer in a golf tournament <br><br>because I tried to putt on a green that was in darn near the <br><br>same condition during a 'lightening' storm!<br><br> Nobody showed up for the consolation championship the <br><br>next day in my flight but me, so I took home the hardware <br><br>anyway! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :b --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... tongue.gif ALT=":b"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Pussies!</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>S<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> S</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: The weather made a difference too!....by SS

Post by elliott70 » Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:13 am

I remember going to my first hockey game when I was very young - maybe 3 or 4. It was in Fort Frances Ontario and I believe it was the Allen Cup series. But what impressed me were the older men pushing the welded 3 by shovels and removing a parcel of the boards to shovel the snow into the basement. Then pushing the resurfacing barrels (I believe they had three of them). But what rellay impressed me was they were in suit coats with ties and their (Fedora?) hats.<br>Even the goal judges were all dressed up standing on the back of the nets with their little flags to indicate a goal. But the best part of the game was the Canadian toffee. <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p074.ezboard.com/bmnhs.showUserP ... liott70</A> at: 3/13/05 9:13 pm<br></i>

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The Best Place in the House ! Goal Judges !..by SS

Post by slapshooter » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:12 am

And that brings us to another interesting change!<br><br>Way back in the last century when we were tearing up the ice, the best place in the house to view the game for the lucky few was the goal judge stand attached to the back of the net! <br><br>A piece of metal that must have been about four by eight inches or so was all you had to stand on between your feet and the ice.<br><br>No helmet, no face-shield or cage, no pads, no protection!<br><br>Maybe some kind of hat on your head but that was about it!<br><br>The only guys in the game without any pads at all and I can't remember any one of them ever suffering so much as a scratch in any game!<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>So here's to the goal judge's, wh<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :| --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... ferent.gif ALT=":|"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> weathered the blame!</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>When men were "real men", and cages were lame!</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>L<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 0] --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /alien.gif ALT="0]"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> E, SL<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> PSH<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> TER.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>(...a legend in his <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> wn mind...)</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p074.ezboard.com/bmnhs.showUserP ... shooter</A> at: 3/13/05 2:20 am<br></i>

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Re: The Best Place in the House ! Goal Judges !..by SS

Post by KodiakChew » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:53 pm

nice slappy! <p>AHA 2002 & 2005 State Champions!<br></p><i></i>

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Re: The Best Place in the House ! Goal Judges !..by SS

Post by shooter57 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:03 pm

what a great thread,brought back lots of old memories.i remember the duluth cathedral teams,the heone's,randolf,trachsel,we played them every year. they always had good teams with highly skilled players.SS ,if you could keep up with randolf's speed you were doing good.I did think he was pretty fast but when he and the national team came to the springs(CC),he had a teammate by the name of danny bolduc,from out east.man that guy could fly.I've skated with and against many,but this guy burnt it up ,like no other.anyway you were talking about the goal judges,standing on the net,I had just moved to town from virginia,7th grade,bantam. carman the butcher was doing his goal judge job as usual, and believe me I didn't try to,but I hit him with a slapper from the blue line,rite in the head.well that was the last time I ever saw a goal judge on the back of net.carman survived ,thank god,but was badly bruised.I shot many,many pucks to develop my slapshot. my mom would by me a 4 by 8 sheet of 3/4" plywood to shoot at,by the end of summer it would be in splinters.LOL,must have drove the neighbors nuts,they never said a thing though.keep this thread going,very interesting reading... <p></p><i></i>

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Re: The Best Place in the House ! Goal Judges !..by SS

Post by elliott70 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:06 pm

Thanks shooter.<br><br>Anyone else. <p></p><i></i>

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