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gopherfan202120



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: Gopher State Festival Reply with quote

Is this a good tournament? :?:
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F14



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:41 pm    Post subject: Anyone Reply with quote

Is there still room in this tournament and who do you get a hold of to fill out an application to play in the Festival?

Is it March 19-20th at Super Rink?
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Twin Cities puck21



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone know when the roster get released to the public?
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gopherfan202120



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone Reply with quote

[quote="F14"]Is there still room in this tournament and who do you get a hold of to fill out an application to play in the Festival?

Is it March 19-20th at Super Rink?[/quote]

first games i believe are the 15th in pool play
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218er



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone Reply with quote

gopherfan202120 wrote:
F14 wrote:
Is there still room in this tournament and who do you get a hold of to fill out an application to play in the Festival?

Is it March 19-20th at Super Rink?


first games i believe are the 15th in pool play



This Tourney used to be an All Star tourney. The top 100 players from each class divided up into North, South, East, and West. It was always very strong... all the great players would play especially at the Sophomore and Junior age... now you fill out an application to play? Do the top players even play in this anymore?
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gopherfan202120



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone know where the rosters of these teams can be found?
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The X



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: Anyone Reply with quote

218er wrote:
gopherfan202120 wrote:
F14 wrote:
Is there still room in this tournament and who do you get a hold of to fill out an application to play in the Festival?

Is it March 19-20th at Super Rink?


first games i believe are the 15th in pool play



This Tourney used to be an All Star tourney. The top 100 players from each class divided up into North, South, East, and West. It was always very strong... all the great players would play especially at the Sophomore and Junior age... now you fill out an application to play? Do the top players even play in this anymore?


Is this tourney worth going to watch? Is there an admission fee?
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flatontheice



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone Reply with quote

Howie wrote:
218er wrote:
gopherfan202120 wrote:
F14 wrote:
Is there still room in this tournament and who do you get a hold of to fill out an application to play in the Festival?

Is it March 19-20th at Super Rink?


first games i believe are the 15th in pool play



This Tourney used to be an All Star tourney. The top 100 players from each class divided up into North, South, East, and West. It was always very strong... all the great players would play especially at the Sophomore and Junior age... now you fill out an application to play? Do the top players even play in this anymore?


Is this tourney worth going to watch? Is there an admission fee?


Yes..its very good hockey...dont know about the fee.
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The X



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night I went to the Schwans super rink and checked out two games at this Gopher State Festival. The first game was the 2013 classification which means the kids are scheduled to graduate in the year 2013. The West team (Red) vs. South (Black). The west team completely dominated this game and won 8-1 I believe. The game was real chippy and the refs basically called no penalties at all. Two guys on the West (red) team had taped the names "Ovechkin" and "pfenuef" on the back of their jerseys, basically making a mockery of the game and tourney. The West team was absolutely loaded with players from Benilde, Hill M, Blaine, Minnetonka, Edina and Totino. Lots of chippy behind the play stuff by the West team while being up 6-7 goals. Game reminded me of a summer "AAA" game with one loaded team and really no discipline or respect for the other team. The second game was the 2011/2012 South (Black) vs. West (red) teams. This game was a much cleaner fast paced game by both sides. The West team had more talent overall and won the game 7-4 with an empty netter at the end. The South tied the game with 15 mins. left at 4-4 so a more entertaining game. During this game there were a few dangerous hits that could have caused injury and the refs just let it go. Seemed like the referees are just there to prevent fighting and thats about it. The cost to get in is $7.00 and I think 24.00 for a weekend pass, a little extreme I thought for basically a meaningless tourney. Overall, I didn't see any scouts in the stands, no lineup announcements, no announcing period not even penalties, really nothing to gain by the players playing at all. There are two 45 mins. periods of running time, penalties just continue to tick off the clock. Basically in summary, it is a AAA tourney played in March at the Schwans rink. High School All Star Tourney like Duluth has, not so much.
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MHGr8ness



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played in this last year and there's plenty go gain from it. It's ice time, fun, and pretty good competition
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blueliner5



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone Reply with quote

218er wrote:
gopherfan202120 wrote:
F14 wrote:
Is there still room in this tournament and who do you get a hold of to fill out an application to play in the Festival?

Is it March 19-20th at Super Rink?


first games i believe are the 15th in pool play



This Tourney used to be an All Star tourney. The top 100 players from each class divided up into North, South, East, and West. It was always very strong... all the great players would play especially at the Sophomore and Junior age... now you fill out an application to play? Do the top players even play in this anymore?


I question that only the top 100 players from each class are playing at this event. There are players that are not even near the top 100 playing in the Festival.
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love2skate



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is not an application. Players are invited to play. It's like a Super Series, only by grade and not age.
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The X



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone Reply with quote

blueliner5 wrote:
218er wrote:
gopherfan202120 wrote:
F14 wrote:
Is there still room in this tournament and who do you get a hold of to fill out an application to play in the Festival?

Is it March 19-20th at Super Rink?


first games i believe are the 15th in pool play



This Tourney used to be an All Star tourney. The top 100 players from each class divided up into North, South, East, and West. It was always very strong... all the great players would play especially at the Sophomore and Junior age... now you fill out an application to play? Do the top players even play in this anymore?


I question that only the top 100 players from each class are playing at this event. There are players that are not even near the top 100 playing in the Festival.


Not the top 100. With the exception of a few, the players can all skate at a high level. There are teams that are stacked more than other teams also. The players do get ice time but...... do they really need ice time after playing a full season of hockey? Really makes no sense.
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iceguy2



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Where is information on this tourney? Reply with quote

MHGr8ness wrote:
I played in this last year and there's plenty go gain from it. It's ice time, fun, and pretty good competition


I searched the web and cannot find a site for this festival. Anybody have a URL for this?
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Roy01



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MHGr8ness wrote:
I played in this last year and there's plenty go gain from it. It's ice time, fun, and pretty good competition

I had also played in this tournament as well a few years ago. It is definitely worth it; a very worthwhile experience. Great competition.
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northwoods oldtimer



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
This Tourney USED to be an All Star tourney. The top 100 players from each class divided up into North, South, East, and West.[/u]


You boys need to go back to read 218er's post.
This is in fact a true statement.
Tournament has diminished over the years, I think due to Advanced tryouts.
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