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by SCBlueLiner
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: 8 and under numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: 8 and under numbers

1. COVID had a huge effect on U8 numbers last year, which should surprise nobody. What we really need to keep our eyes on is this year's enrollment numbers. Need a huge rebound.

2. USAH numbers do not take into account players in non-sanctioned leagues. AAU Mite hockey is growing every year.
by SCBlueLiner
Tue May 18, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A Third Class
Replies: 12
Views: 3852

Re: A Third Class

I know people don't like recruiting and open enrollment but it could also work in the other direction. Every time a player is recruited and open enrolls into one of the "power programs" it displaces a local player that is a pretty decent hockey player. There is a whole lot of meat left on the bone o...
by SCBlueLiner
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 3A 2020-21 Season
Replies: 58
Views: 7197

Re: 3A 2020-21 Season

Not trying to flame here, what has happened to Luverne? They had some pretty solid years and now have really fallen off. I know they have a pretty good group coming up in, I think, PeeWees or Bantam age now. Just some lean years or have they lost players to that AAA program to the west?
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: covid and MH
Replies: 302
Views: 39900

Re: covid and MH

(get ready for business, Hudson and Somerset) Nope. MN Hockey is forbidding any team from practicing or playing outside of the state as well. If a team tries to play out of state they will be treated as an unsanctioned team as defined by MN Hockey and USA Hockey. The emails have already been sent o...
by SCBlueLiner
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Minnesota Hockey Taking Over?
Replies: 295
Views: 34186

Re: Minnesota Hockey Taking Over?

So to sum up this thread, if MHSHL shortens or cancels the season players/parents/coaches are going to find a way to take the ice whether it's through youth hockey, Jr Gold, or by other means. Hockey has been happening all summer with AAA games, Junior camps, etc, and the games will continue through...
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Recruiting 2020-21 Season
Replies: 40
Views: 9431

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 SCBlueLiner
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Recruiting 2020-21 Season
Replies: 40
Views: 9431

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 SCBlueLiner
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Out State Recruitment -- STA this year and going forward
Replies: 53
Views: 9891

Re: Out State Recruitment -- STA this year and going forward

It is clearly not just a private school phenomenon, Mark Hall won six individual wrestling titles and numerous team titles at Apple Valley, he now wrestles for Penn State and has at least one National championship. He played high school football in Michigan in the fall then wrestled in Minnesota in...
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Out State Recruitment -- STA this year and going forward
Replies: 53
Views: 9891

Re: Out State Recruitment -- STA this year and going forward

I'm amazed that this is new info to people. I knew about this before the season started. Doesn't anybody look at Elite Prospects? I mean, how does a player go from east coast, to Omaha, and then magically end up in Minnesota his senior season? Shouldn't that be enough reason to ask a few questions? ...
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Out State Recruitment -- STA this year and going forward
Replies: 53
Views: 9891

Re: Out State Recruitment -- STA this year and going forward

I wondered how long it was going to take for this to come up. Should have been handled before Sections even started. Should have been handled before the season started. The big thing that gets lost in this sometimes, don't blame the kids. It's the coaches, administrators, and the parents that allow ...
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board
Replies: 56
Views: 13241

Re: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board

If touch up just isn’t reasonable, then I suggest they at least go back to where play is not stopped unless the offending team touches the puck in the offensive zone. This gives the advantage to the puck possession team and keeps play moving. Stopping play immediately when the puck crosses the line...
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 10123

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

Let's hypothetically say that is a possibility, a H-M or AHA, or BSM, etc. youth program, a simple rule would be those programs are restricted to kids that go to Catholic grade schools/Jr High. It's not that crazy as Fargo has the Fargo Angels program and there are many cities across the country tha...
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 10123

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

My issue is the kids caught up in the middle of these association politics simply because they go to school someplace different (often times it is the parent's choice in where they go to school too, beyond the kid's control).
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 10123

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

Yes, so under this rule you would basically have to remove them from the top team and replace them, which would be pretty weird for all involved. It's not necessary. The kid would already attend the Private if he has the option to try out for them, so just don't take them on the top team in the fir...
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 10123

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

Has anyone ever seen an association actually put this down in writing and want it to be part of their bylaws? This is from the District 2 December meeting notes: Open Forum Discussion: Stillwater wondering if there’s a rule to prevent them from having players that tryout for high school teams not a...
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Duluth Marshall
Replies: 5
Views: 1688

Re: Duluth Marshall

Heard a few years ago they were looking at the Shattuck model. Is that still being kicked around?
by SCBlueLiner
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 12136

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

Let's just find a way to force an EGF/Central/Red River co-op. That's what, 2600 students. Let em compete in AA. Then this problem is solved. 😉 Until they win state, which they eventually would, then you'd complain about out of state players winning a championship. Combine the Aviators with the Gre...
by SCBlueLiner
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 12136

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

EGF is not exactly a fair comparison. For a player to transfer from ND the family must follow transfer rules, in Panzers case the family moved physically to EGF. How often do you think that's going to happen? It was my understanding the Panzer relocated not because you was unhappy with Grand Forks ...
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 12136

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

"I am continually baffled that Class A teams are allowed to play an essentially Class AA schedule all year then drop down to A for playoffs. To me, that’s where we need to focus the crosshairs to force change. Limit the number of games Class A can play AA and go from there." This is one simple rule ...
by SCBlueLiner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A teams playing AA at youth levels
Replies: 78
Views: 10728

Re: A teams playing AA at youth levels

I remember when the AA/A split happened at the youth levels. The spin at the time was that there was no split, all teams were considered A teams and would regularly schedule each other and attend the same tournaments. Nothing would change except there would be a AA and A designation for state tourna...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The forums favorite state champion and untold story’s from the morning after championship Saturday
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: The forums favorite state champion and untold story’s from the morning after championship Saturday

Some are old enough to remember. There were schools where, back in the 1970's, students would go into the designated smoking lounge and take a smoke break...right with their teachers. Or there is was always that one designated spot on campus where students would gather to smoke, it was out in the op...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament
Replies: 65
Views: 11315

Re: One Change to the Playoffs/State Tournament

If you could wave a magic wand and make one change to the playoffs or the state tournament, what would it be? (doesn't have to be realistic or feasible: just wondering what you would like different) For me, I wish all the section playoffs were on tv somewhere (or at least a high quality internet st...
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Jackson Blake
Replies: 131
Views: 34253

Re: Jackson Blake

USHL draft pick, committed to UND, NHL father. Sorry if I don't shed a tear for this kid if he has to sit out a few games until January rolls around. I'm sure things will work out just fine for him in the long run.
by SCBlueLiner
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 6128

Re: New Body Contact Rules

I’m probably in the minority but I think the changes are positive and just hope they stick with them and get the change in play they are looking for. There is nothing exciting about grinding physical play. A skil game is way more exciting and it’s an entertainment business. I also disagree with the...
by SCBlueLiner
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 6128

Re: New Body Contact Rules

Watched that video, shaking my head. Agree with all the points above how responsibility is being taken off the offensive player to not put themselves in a bad position and to keep your head up. Agree that checking should be started at younger ages so players learn the proper way to do things before ...