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by MWS coach
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey state tournaments
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: Minnesota Hockey state tournaments

Agree, very tough decision but the right decision. Yes, feel very bad for all those that have worked so hard to get there. Tough decisions are never easy, that is why they are hard.
by MWS coach
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey state tournaments
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: Minnesota Hockey state tournaments

I am surprised MN Hockey didn't cancel State Tournaments. Considering all of the other events that have been cancelled, I would think MN Hockey would follow that lead. While I understand the professional leagues like NHL, NBA, MLB and NCAA are much larger venues with many more in attendance, the USH...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 280
Views: 34769

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Going into next year, CEC would be the preseason 3rd or 4th best team in 7A. #-o What is wrong with you? Seriously, get a job. 3rd or 4th best in single A. :roll: :roll: THEY WOULD BE 3RD OR 4TH IN AA! I like how you quote yourself knivy... I get talking to yourself but that is akin to answering yo...
by MWS coach
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Recruiting 2020-21 Season
Replies: 40
Views: 5104

Re: Recruiting 2020-21 Season

How about this. We have a free agent list that gets formed in say March or whenever and kids can put their name out there on this list and be contacted all they want, but you have to be on the list to have it happen. Then at least it’s 100% transparent to all and all teams can try their best sales ...
by MWS coach
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hill-Murray vs St. Thomas Academy - Semi-Final Friday
Replies: 61
Views: 2962

Re: Hill-Murray vs St. Thomas Academy - Semi-Final Friday

:ll For the sake of an entertaining championship game (& with all due respect to Dannys Cadets) Thank the Lord...Hill Murray won in OT. I left after the 2nd period...the game was so boring in comparison to Blake vs Eden Prairie game ☝️ You missed an awesome 3rd period Yes I did☝️Listened to the thi...
by MWS coach
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: top AA players to watch
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: top AA players to watch

Looks like it.

I would add Junior Fowrward Garrett Schifsky to the Andover list. Leads the team in goals and kid has a motor.
by MWS coach
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 125898

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Obviously the high school league can’t change the enrollment policy but what If the high school league made it mandatory for only single A teams to play only single A team’s in the regular season, I bet some of the power house teams mainly Hermantown move up real fast to AA. “just my opinion” This ...
by MWS coach
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Maple Grove vs Blake
Replies: 61
Views: 1990

Re: Maple Grove vs Blake

hockey59 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:57 am
I’m not hammering the other kid, I’m sure he’s an excellent goaltender. But Weineke will be the starter in the net vs Blake, that’s 100% chance.
Not saying Weineke won't start, my point is I don't think either can really be called the starter or the back-up.
by MWS coach
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Maple Grove vs Blake
Replies: 61
Views: 1990

Re: Maple Grove vs Blake

Maple Grove Led by goaltender Parker Slotsve GAA 1.377 SPct .904 and solid backup Jack Wieneke. Scoring leaders Sam Jacobs, Tyler Oakland, Henry Nelson, Cal Thomas and Landen Gunderson. Coach by Todd Bergland. Blake Led by are junior forward Joe Miller, a Star Tribune All-Metro first-team selection...
by MWS coach
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 125898

Re: The Hermantown Thread

HT PWAA team didn’t make it to state so good for another decade at HS playing A
by MWS coach
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA FINALS
Replies: 68
Views: 4486

Re: 7AA FINALS

But both teams chose to play the game at Amsoil. They both had the chance to decline and find a rink in the merto. I believe part of the issue is, if the schools wanted a change, they had to pay for it...is that correct? Most school districts would have a hard time justifying that cost, if that is ...
by MWS coach
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 5414

Re: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting

I think the days of programs with their own kiddos are long gone. It’s 2020 and so many have outside kids move in. The best teams in the state consistently the last 20 years have consistent move in/transfers. I don’t see CEC ever being a destination for kids looking for a team. Duluth East, Hermant...
by MWS coach
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 5414

Re: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting

When AA teams stop playing A teams (or aren't allowed to plan A teams), this whole issue will be resolved. It always befuddles me when people think this is the answer public dismay with said top A team. While it very well may fix that issue and they might decide to move up, it creates another layer...
by MWS coach
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Cloquet Goalie Quits team
Replies: 28
Views: 4948

Re: Cloquet Goalie Quits team

Not the wisest of moves to go sit idle on a NA3HL bench. Had he remained at Cloquet he likely is playing this Saturday in the semi against Rapids. I hope the kid has a great junior career but make no mistake hockey won't get any easier or "fair". So I guess you are saying the goalie that played was...
by MWS coach
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Cloquet Goalie Quits team
Replies: 28
Views: 4948

Re: Cloquet Goalie Quits team

Not the wisest of moves to go sit idle on a NA3HL bench. Had he remained at Cloquet he likely is playing this Saturday in the semi against Rapids. I hope the kid has a great junior career but make no mistake hockey won't get any easier or "fair". So I guess you are saying the goalie that played was...
by MWS coach
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 84561

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Since, not sense and it was 2005 last time trip to state for Elks, so yeah should move down to A........... My bad coach , but this is still not answering my question why would cloquet move down. Let’s say Andover stumbles to Grand Rapids assuming Rapids beats Elk River , cloquet would be the most ...
by MWS coach
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 84561

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Agree to disagree. There's just too many good hockey programs up north still. By cramming them all to one section it'll be Moorhead or Duluth east at state most years. Instead of both. And not sure how much sense it makes to have two teams in the same section on opposite sides of the state. We've b...
by MWS coach
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 84561

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I don’t get the bandwagon with everyone saying cloquet needs or should go to single A , they are not getting killed every season like ST Francis was . Maybe Elk River wants to drop down to single A with that logic , they have not made it to the state tournament sense 2001. Since, not sense and it w...
by MWS coach
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 84561

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

You go to that alignment and it just about becomes an all metro state tournament being there is rarely a participant from the southern part of the state . There needs to be two schools potentially representing the north down at the Excel! Hockey is already metro centric as is all the sports, that i...
by MWS coach
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 65
Views: 4594

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

Football has a rule change proposal that would mandate scheduling every team in your section to make seeding schools for playoffs a more straight forward endeavor. Mankato West, for example, can only play New Prague in their section during the regular season. Hockey could do the same, have every sc...
by MWS coach
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 65
Views: 4594

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

I like the idea! But as you pointed out, this makes seeding HUGE! I think you would need to move to a more uniform seeding method (QRF or something similar) just so you dont have coaches bias play a factor in the seeding process. I don't know exactly how the seeding process works. Maybe each sectio...
by MWS coach
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 84561

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

grindiangrad-80 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:57 pm
grindiangrad-80 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:54 pm
norcon wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:51 pm

Not absolutely sure but I think they may have hosted Rapids in 2010.
I think you are right.
They beat Rapids 6-0. I just looked it up.
They hosted the 4/5 game last year against Elks
by MWS coach
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 84561

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Elks at CEC has the makings of a revenge game for ER for the Esse shenanigans at Tobies a few years back. CEC Had them beat in Jaremko’s junior year at the now defunct Olympic arena in Elk River before a late 😏 PP. Has the box square like ER Olympic size rink (it always seemed shorter than 200’) be...
by MWS coach
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 84561

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Grand Rapids vs Duluth East section final incoming , The Amsoil wants it to happen / needs it to happen for attendance =D> It would be huge, but there were actually a lot of Andover fans there last year for the final too. Student section was full and lots of other fans. They were louder than the Ea...
by MWS coach
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 84561

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Rapids is definitely locked in as we roll into sections. Playing lights out defense. Haven't allowed more than 2 goals in over a month. Clafton GAA below 1.70. Cloquet was getting pretty frustrated late in the game, couldn't buy a goal so laid a cheap cross check against Young in the closing minute...