AA Championship Game: #3 Duluth East vs. #1 Minnetonka

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Who wins?

Duluth East
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AA Championship Game: #3 Duluth East vs. #1 Minnetonka

Post by Slammer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:56 am

East beat Tonka earlier this year by a couple goals. Who ya got this time?

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Re: AA Championship Game: #3 Duluth East vs. #1 Minnetonka

Post by hockey59 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:01 am

Slammer wrote:East beat Tonka earlier this year by a couple goals. Who ya got this time?
Beat them without Tonka having #3 D Josh Luedtke, available to play... he has scored 2 goals tonight for Tonka. In any event, it should be a GREAT GAME! 😉😎

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Re: AA Championship Game: #3 Duluth East vs. #1 Minnetonka

Post by Slammer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:04 am

hockey59 wrote:
Slammer wrote:East beat Tonka earlier this year by a couple goals. Who ya got this time?
Beat them without Tonka having #3 D Josh Luedtke, available to play... he has scored 2 goals tonight for Tonka. In any event, it should be a GREAT GAME! 😉😎
Just checked the box score from that game, East didnt have Klieve in net yet, and also had a few players out.

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Post by WestMetro » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:06 am

Same Hound game plan as against Edina

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Post by alcloseshaver » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:08 am

Couldn't wait a few more minutes to post this Slammy? Now 5-3 and a PP coming.

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Post by alcloseshaver » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:09 am

OK to post it now

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Post by Slammer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:09 am

alcloseshaver wrote:Couldn't wait a few more minutes to post this Slammy? Now 5-3 and a PP coming.
6-3 empty netter now. I made an executive decision. :lol:

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Re: AA Championship Game: #3 Duluth East vs. #1 Minnetonka

Post by Schotzy » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:09 am

Slammer wrote:
hockey59 wrote:
Slammer wrote:East beat Tonka earlier this year by a couple goals. Who ya got this time?
Beat them without Tonka having #3 D Josh Luedtke, available to play... he has scored 2 goals tonight for Tonka. In any event, it should be a GREAT GAME! 😉😎
Just checked the box score from that game, East didnt have Klieve in net yet, and also had a few players out.
😉😎😘

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Post by alcloseshaver » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:11 am

Slammer wrote:
alcloseshaver wrote:Couldn't wait a few more minutes to post this Slammy? Now 5-3 and a PP coming.
6-3 empty netter now. I made an executive decision. :lol:
Easily could have waited.

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Post by Slammer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:20 am

alcloseshaver wrote:
Slammer wrote:
alcloseshaver wrote:Couldn't wait a few more minutes to post this Slammy? Now 5-3 and a PP coming.
6-3 empty netter now. I made an executive decision. :lol:
Easily could have waited.
Could’ve, didn’t.

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Post by JerseyDave » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:28 am

Game video of Duluth East's 4-2 victory over Tonka earlier this season at Pagel. I watched it live and Duluth East played "heavy" in the words of Luke Loheit, taking the Skippers out of their game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Cb5ZlmsCk

Here's Loheit on the Youth Hockey Hub podcast briefly talking about the game (jump to 7:55):
http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/885666

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Post by BodyShots » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:35 pm

To very physical teams. Should be a good game. But how many soft goals will the Tonka goalie give up? If he plays well, I think Tonka will win. If he doesn't, then its DE.

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Post by mulefarm » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:12 pm

DE wins going away 6-2.

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Post by ryguyMN » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:00 pm

I’ll go 4-3 Tonka in double OT. It’s a Final, so it’s only fitting to have multiple overtimes.

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Re: AA Championship Game: #3 Duluth East vs. #1 Minnetonka

Post by hockey59 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:00 pm

Slammer wrote:
hockey59 wrote:
Slammer wrote:East beat Tonka earlier this year by a couple goals. Who ya got this time?
Beat them without Tonka having #3 D Josh Luedtke, available to play... he has scored 2 goals tonight for Tonka. In any event, it should be a GREAT GAME! 😉😎
Just checked the box score from that game, East didnt have Klieve in net yet, and also had a few players out.
I was at the DE vs Tonka game at Pagel. It’s true Hansen played (& played very well) that day in net for DE. Also true that Klieve is on a roll (now). But to put things in perspective, Luedtke not playing for Tonka...is essentially the equivalent of (Reed Larson winner) LaMaster not playing for DE...that’s how good Luedtke is. Another excellent D for Tonka is Docter...who’s Dad (interestingly) is from Duluth 😊 This game could go either way & the Klieve vs Glockner battle in net...may tell the story. Also, with his performance all season & now at the State Tourney...#5 Worth’s dark horse chance of winning Mr Hockey have improved IMO...although Walker is still the front runner...with one furlough to go!

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Post by WestMetro » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:05 pm

Yes Tonka has many similarities to Edina re game plan. But Hounds will have to contend with one thing that is very unique. A kid by the name of Bobby Brink. 200 foot player with skills in every aspect of the game. Breakaway scoring threat obviously. But more frequently, battling in the corners on the forecheck to recapture the puck, or battling someone bigger in the low slot to maintain position for the quick shot in congestion or the tip. Picks his passes patiently.
Smart disrupting things in Dzone, and looking for breakout Gets most faceoffs. Absolutely relentless on whole shift. Has a strong leadership presence on ice even though only a sophomore. Could go on and on. Course , the hounds saw him already at Tonka this year, so they know he is the whole package.

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Post by karl(east) » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:40 pm

Keys to this one:

-As other have noted, goaltending
-Who can be more physical without going over the edge
-Does Tonka try to line-match?
-The Tonka D: they're very active in the offensive zone, which is great when they're controlling possession, but they range forward enough that a team that can break out effectively against them is going to get its share of chances. It's something to watch.

Let's do it.

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Post by JerseyDave » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:43 pm

WestMetro wrote:Yes Tonka has many similarities to Edina re game plan. But Hounds will have to contend with one thing that is very unique. A kid by the name of Bobby Brink.
Tonka has scored more shorties this season than PP goals allowed. Putting one of their own players in the box seems to open the ice for them. I can't tell you how many times I've seen Brink and Bayless get free for breakaway opportunities short-handed. It happened last night before the end of the second period (no goal), and then after the intermission, Brink got open again and put it in the net with a nice fake on the goalie.

EDIT: Here is State of Hockey's Bart Archer basically saying the same thing, right before Brink's short-handed goal last night:
https://youtu.be/fgMhr0MCy0I?t=1h41m6s

Brink is a fun player to watch, as has been said many times. For a good read back when he was a squirt, click below:
http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/303569
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Post by Sparlimb » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:53 pm

Tonka better win, otherwise ChrisK is going to start a thread asking if Tonka is the new Moorhead...

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Post by east hockey » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:23 pm

Sparlimb wrote:Tonka better win, otherwise ChrisK is going to start a thread asking if Tonka is the new Moorhead...
Yeah, they'd only be six runner-ups short. :mrgreen:

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LuckyPalooza on W. 7th St. in St. Paul

Post by Gov78 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:42 pm

For those attending the game tonight be aware that the LuckyPalooza event is happening again this year shutting down a couple blocks of W. 7th St and parking on that side of Xcel will be tight and all the bars/restaurants will be packed.

https://www.visitsaintpaul.com/events-c ... 03-10-2018

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Post by WestMetro » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:19 pm

Well said as usual Karl

Good point about Tonka D carrying the puck in deep. Better be careful ,otherwise Worth will be lurking.

And Fisher needs to stay out of box

Expecting big game out of Lyle tonight, predict will have a couple points, and help to contain Brink

Molenaar for Tonka will be a key to their success tonite. Way too underrated.

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Post by GPGT » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:23 pm

What are the chances of getting tickets for this game

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Post by GPGT » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:23 pm

What are the chances of getting tickets for this game

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Post by Gov78 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:47 pm

GPGT wrote:What are the chances of getting tickets for this game
There's a lot of tickets out there on Craigslist and the scalpers will also have plenty but be ready to pay $50/ticket for lower level.

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