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by dlow
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 5942

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

1) Lots of politics in youth hockey so kind of respect people being open about their intentions. I'm guessing this is a proposal that one person or a small group in the association made to the board, so that doesn't mean it's being really seriously considered though. 2) My kid's former assoc. has ba...
by dlow
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Minnesota Hockey redistricting?
Replies: 16
Views: 5260

To answer the original question in this thread:

Forest Lake from to D10
JCNSP to D2
Woodbury to D2
Becker/Big Lake to D5
Burnsville to D8
Northfield maybe to D8

And, yes a pipe dream, but build dead associations back up and recreate D1.
by dlow
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown to Stay Down in Class A
Replies: 85
Views: 18603

Angst towards Hermantown is misplaced in my eyes. Play the best AA during the regular season and then win a championship among school size peers at the end of the year. From a player point of view, that's a great experience and clearly is good enough to develop D1 talent. Yes a AA championship would...
by dlow
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Shoutout to Karl(East)!
Replies: 27
Views: 7671

What if we just gave everyone a trophy?[/quote] This is one of the stupidest and most repeated comments in youth sports. After mites players don't give a rip about trophies. They care about meaningful games. And surprise surprise, so do fans, which are most consistently parents and local supporters....
by dlow
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: A or AA that is the Question
Replies: 25
Views: 11725

Three kids returning from BAA. [1forward,1D,1goalie] I think 8 to ten return from single A. maybe as many as 4/5/6 pee-wee AA that can hplay at that level. It only takes 5/6 kids from each grade soph,jr,sr. to put together a good varsity.The thing that killed me was the parents clapping at the boar...
by dlow
Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Peewee coach rant
Replies: 41
Views: 17049

Peewee coach rant

One of Edina's 4 PWB2 teams just took 3rd in the 32 team Peewee B1 Maple Grove tourney that ended today. Congrats to them and the Edina B1 Green team that won it. This tourney had many of the most sucessful pwb1 teams this year so a "B2" team going that far really struck a nerve with me though. It's...
by dlow
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MN Hockey winter meeting
Replies: 42
Views: 14402

Non-binding suggested team placement per number of kids in an age grouping at each association. aa, a, b1, b2, c = wow thats a lot of levels and really hard to place teams competitively. Lots of blowouts at peewees this year I've seen. Not fun, not good for development. Associations that have tried ...
by dlow
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A Rankings 12-6-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4296

Too high: East Grand, Luverne, Johnson, Apollo

Too Low: Delano, Thief River, Greenway, Hibbing
by dlow
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Richfield HS Hockey Folded?
Replies: 51
Views: 15792

what happens to teams that have them scheduled? Any chance for them to make up these games?
by dlow
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: As Ramsey County's ice rinks age, huge costs emerge
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

"Shame more effort hasn't been put into recruiting minority kids..." shame? why... may be it is a shame more minority kids are not choosing to play.... may be it is a shame more effort isn't put into recruiting ANY kids.. but it would be a shame to put an emphasis on one group of kids to recruit ov...
by dlow
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: As Ramsey County's ice rinks age, huge costs emerge
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

"Shame more effort hasn't been put into recruiting minority kids..." shame? why... may be it is a shame more minority kids are not choosing to play.... may be it is a shame more effort isn't put into recruiting ANY kids.. but it would be a shame to put an emphasis on one group of kids to recruit ov...
by dlow
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: As Ramsey County's ice rinks age, huge costs emerge
Replies: 24
Views: 7588

As Ramsey County's ice rinks age, huge costs emerge

Pioneer Press on refrigerant change over problem at Ramsey County Rinks:

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_ ... ice-arenas

Looks like West Side will be the next to fall...

Shame more effort hasn't been put into recruiting minority kids...
by dlow
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Two issues regarding volunteers in youth hockey.
Replies: 16
Views: 6030

Yes to both of the questions but having trouble this year finding enough coaches for the association before even get to the certification process. People are too busy at work and with other commitments to consider it. Associations need to do a better job of recruiting non parent coaches in the off s...
by dlow
Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Play up/down
Replies: 6
Views: 2578

My son had a kid play down on his squirt team about 7 years back. The kid has a handicap. He 2 years older I believe and was bigger but it worked out just fine, no problems.

I would think new players at the peewee and bantam ages would be considered good candidates to play down.
by dlow
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Tier 1 now in MN
Replies: 103
Views: 30224

Does Bauer Emerson have their own teams this year?
by dlow
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015 HS Elite League
Replies: 70
Views: 38140

The elite league will already be at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, from Sep 25-27; elite league teams play a regular weekend set of games as part of the overall event. The games are played at the same time as the NAHL has all 22 teams coming in from all over the country to play four games each. The e...
by dlow
Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2015 HS Elite League
Replies: 70
Views: 38140

With the Elite league teams being Tier 1 now why didnt they integrate those teams into the regular 18u and 16u brackets for the NAHL tournament? Its rare to get teams from all over the country here and always more fun to play in a big tourney than against the same guys and teams. Last year I thought...
by dlow
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Early Departures 15-16
Replies: 157
Views: 79841

Heard over the weekend about a MN HS Jr going to play Tier III this year and also saw on the other thread about the Grand Rapids kid going to the SIJHL. Doesn't seem like those moves are tracked as well because they seem to be more under the radar talent level kids but does anyone know how common th...
by dlow
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Summer Tournaments
Replies: 75
Views: 31867

Blaine Tournament July 24-26:

http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/docu ... ourney.pdf

Blaine, Andover, Spring Lake Park, Totino, SP Johnson, Tartan, Holy Angles, Anoka, St. Francis, S. St. Paul.
by dlow
Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Summer Tournaments
Replies: 75
Views: 31867

Alexandria HS tournament this weekend, June 19-21.

Teams: River Lakes, Alexandria, Capital City Comets, Prairie Centre, Sauk Rapids, Wadena, Detroit Lakes

http://www.alexhockeyfest.com/2015/HS%2 ... teams).pdf
by dlow
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: USA Hockey Nationals: High School division
Replies: 67
Views: 18620

Good move by MN hockey to add this opportunity this year. Anyone know why they were play in the high school category? Isn't JR Gold the equivalent to Midgets? I see they have an 18u tier II category. Why not there?

If JR Gold can play high school teams at nationals, why not here in MN?
by dlow
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: What is the biggest controversial from around youth hockey?
Replies: 14
Views: 7882

Unbalanced B teams. Large associations bypassing A level hockey and then beating their chests while mopping up at B1. D6 Reffing Parents v Parents fights Parents v Coaches fights The Wild and Gophers sucking with tons of talent No particular order I think the problem is not unbalanced B teams, but ...
by dlow
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: selling youth game broadcasts
Replies: 6
Views: 3237

In four years we have yet to have a parent ask that their son or daughter's name be removed. In fact, the response is quite the opposite. The demand for us to broadcast games is beyond what we can fulfill. It is our policy to respect those wishes if it were to be an issue. If a parent or player doe...
by dlow
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: new 02/03 league
Replies: 82
Views: 41722

Might end up being a competetive league but most of their ideas seem pretty stupid for peewee kids. More power to them I guess but there are already 8000 summer hockey options for this age kid.
by dlow
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: selling youth game broadcasts
Replies: 6
Views: 3237

selling youth game broadcasts

I've got some mixed feelings about yhh selling internet broadcasts of squirt level games. One one hand its cool and nice that relatives can see from a distance and it's a service so someones gotta pay for it, etc., on the other, who owns the right to just broadcast my kid without permission, and mak...