Coaching changes 2019/2020

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by TigerWilliams » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:22 pm

Woodbury hires former Stillwater coach Tony Scheid...sort of a coup in my opinion. Strong youth program needs to keep girls at home and out of HM/Cretin.

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by LZ94 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:03 am

1. Hastings
2. Brainerd/LF
3. Proctor/Hermantown - Emma Stauber
4. Woodbury - Tony Scheid
5. Stillwater - Miro Jalosuo
6. Minnetonka - Cassano
7. Moundsview
8. Northfield - Paige Haley
9. Chaska/Chanhassen
10. Totino-Grace
11. White Bear Lake
12. Cambridge
13. Burnsville
14. Wayzata
15. Hutchinson

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by BeauKnowsHockey » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:20 am

So. This is total conjecture, me stirring the pot.... But Former Hutch head coach Hannah Impola is a Brainerd-Little Falls grad.... Maybe?! We will see!
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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by luckyEPDad » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:46 am

TigerWilliams wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:22 pm
Woodbury hires former Stillwater coach Tony Scheid...sort of a coup in my opinion. Strong youth program needs to keep girls at home and out of HM/Cretin.
I don't understand this thinking. I consider each player that goes to Blake or Benilde a blessing because it means there is another EP girl playing HS hockey. Granted, if Lund and Bullock had played for EP instead of Blake there may be 3 more banners hanging in the community center.

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by greybeard58 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:51 am

Sheley resigns as girls hockey coach
By Dan Determan on Apr 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

After just one year as the team's assistant coach, Breanna Sheley will take over as head coach of the Northern Lakes Lightning girls hockey coach this fall.
After three seasons on the varsity staff, Northern Lakes Lightning girls coach Breanna Sheley recently tendered her resignation.

"I'm sad about it," she said. "I love the girls and I have been with these particular seniors since they were in seventh or eighth grade."


Sheley has served as the team's head coach for the past two seasons and was an assistant coach the season before that. Prior to that, she coached at the youth level.

She recently accepted a job with the American Heart Association, and her schedule - which will see her traveling more - no longer allows her to accommodate the sometimes chaotic schedule of varsity hockey.

In Sheley's two seasons as head coach, the Lightning finished 18-29-2 overall, but earned at least a share of the Mid-State Conference title in both of those seasons.

Sheley's first coaching job in the area was as a middle-level youth coach, leading the group of girls currently leading the varsity squad.

"I really enjoyed my time with them," Sheley said. "Going to practice every day was a joy for me. When it was brutally cold out and the last thing you wanted to do was spend time in the cold rink, as soon as I was with the girls, they would have something funny to share or some story to make me smile. The reason I have always loved hockey is the community surrounding it, and this group was especially fun ... They were a joy to coach."

Sheley will no longer be behind the bench for the Lightning, but said players, parents and fans should not necessarily expect her to be a stranger around the Breezy Point Ice Arena.

"I will definitely still be a part of it," she said. "I will be in the stands and be a fan as much as I can."

The team may be an easy one to support in its next season, as Sheley is expecting her former team - which returns a solid core of experienced skaters - to make some waves in 2020, assuming the right person is hired as the new head coach.

"There are a lot of girls that care about the sport and care about one another," Sheley said. "I think they are in a situation where if they work hard, they can accomplish what they want to accomplish. I see them accomplishing a lot if they can work together and keep that care for each other going into the future ... I think that there are big things in the future, especially this next year."

Though she is excited for this next chapter in her life, she described parting ways with the Lightning as a bittersweet situation.

"The way (the girls) have opened up to me has been really special, and I am just honored to be a part of it for so long," she said.


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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by BeauKnowsHockey » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:02 am

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by TigerWilliams » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:31 pm

I think your answer shows you understand this thinking perfectly.
luckyEPDad wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:46 am
TigerWilliams wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:22 pm
Woodbury hires former Stillwater coach Tony Scheid...sort of a coup in my opinion. Strong youth program needs to keep girls at home and out of HM/Cretin.
I don't understand this thinking. I consider each player that goes to Blake or Benilde a blessing because it means there is another EP girl playing HS hockey. Granted, if Lund and Bullock had played for EP instead of Blake there may be 3 more banners hanging in the community center.

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by skatez » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:52 pm

so what are you sayin is more important, more opportunities for kids or more banners?

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by massalsa » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:20 pm

I agree with EPDad. Generally, not always, a kid that plays at a private opens up a spot for a kid at the public school close to where they live. As long as the public school program does not fold or does a coop that causes kids to not play for any reason it is a net win for hockey.

Speaking to the banners piece I think that EP could have another banner or two with Bullock & Lund but the team that would benefit the most is the greatest hockey association ever - Edina. No doubt that Edina would have bunches of more banners if there was not a private option. Obviously Tonka, Wayzata, EP, and a few others would be better too but no doubt in my mind that it would be Edina. Edina's JV team on the girls side would be a top 10 team every year if all players had to stay at home. I would argue that they could have an additional 10th grade (or below) team that would be in the top 20 (assuming that the top 16-18 kids in the school make the V and then the next 18 make JV and the balance play 10th grade).

There are some negatives to the private piece but there are also some positives from having them for hockey overall.

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by bodyup88 » Mon May 06, 2019 9:11 am

Anyone know what's going on with the Wayzata coaching situation?

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by Mnnstar » Fri May 10, 2019 5:39 am

Elsa Bruestle new head coach at WBL

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by jg2112 » Fri May 10, 2019 8:35 am

Mnnstar wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:39 am
Elsa Bruestle new head coach at WBL
Congrats to her! She'll do a great job...

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by BeauKnowsHockey » Fri May 17, 2019 9:54 am

Dean and Taylor Williamson take over as Co-Head Coaches for Wayzata Girls.

https://twitter.com/wayzatatrojans/stat ... 39105?s=21
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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by massalsa » Fri May 17, 2019 12:05 pm

BeauKnowsHockey wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:54 am
Dean and Taylor Williamson take over as Co-Head Coaches for Wayzata Girls.

https://twitter.com/wayzatatrojans/stat ... 39105?s=21
Congrats to the Trojan! A nice hire and a great place to start a coaching career. Win/win!!!

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by pucker88 » Wed May 29, 2019 7:35 am

Lepper in as new coach in Burnsville

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by LZ94 » Thu May 30, 2019 10:40 am

Here's updated list, anyone know of those not listed with coaches yet? And other teams not on the list?


1. Hastings - Tim Duggan
2. Brainerd/LF
3. Proctor/Hermantown - Emma Stauber
4. Woodbury - Tony Scheid
5. Stillwater - Miro Jalosuo
6. Minnetonka - Cassano
7. Moundsview - Garrett Windle
8. Northfield - Paige Haley
9. Chaska/Chanhassen - Jackie Pieper
10. Totino-Grace
11. White Bear Lake - Elsa Bruestle
12. Cambridge
13. Burnsville - Lepper
14. Wayzata - Taylor Williamson and Dean Williamson
15. Hutchinson
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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by jg2112 » Thu May 30, 2019 11:22 am

Mounds View has hired Garrett Windle.

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by OldGopherFan » Thu May 30, 2019 12:00 pm

Chaska/Chanhassen tweeted out that they hired Jackie Pieper

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by LZ94 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:25 pm

1. Hastings - Tim Duggan
2. Brainerd/LF - Jack Freeman
3. Proctor/Hermantown - Emma Stauber
4. Woodbury - Tony Scheid
5. Stillwater - Miro Jalosuo
6. Minnetonka - Cassano
7. Moundsview - Garrett Windle
8. Northfield - Paige Haley
9. Chaska/Chanhassen - Jackie Pieper
10. Totino-Grace
11. White Bear Lake - Elsa Bruestle
12. Cambridge
13. Burnsville - Lepper
14. Wayzata - Taylor Williamson and Dean Williamson
15. Hutchinson
16. Owatonna
17. Moorhead - Ryan Kraft
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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by BeauKnowsHockey » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:54 pm

Owatonna Girls is now open with Sarah Murray going to Saint Mary’s NCAA III women.

https://twitter.com/oppjonw/status/1138 ... 93632?s=21

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by hitthepost » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:30 am

Ryan Kraft going to be taking over Moorhead Girls Hockey.

https://www.inforum.com/sports/hockey/2 ... ockey-team

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Re: Coaching changes 2019/2020

Post by MNHockeyFan » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:28 pm

Former Wayzata head coach Jessica Scott has been named director of women’s hockey operations at Minnesota.

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