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by Immigrant Fan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 20-21 schedules
Replies: 39
Views: 6681

Re: 20-21 schedules

Grand Rapids schedule is available: Nov. 20 at Minnetonka Nov. 21 at BSM Dec. 1 at Proctor Dec. 4 Roseau Dec. 5 Warroad Dec. 8 Superior Dec. 12 St. Thomas Academy Dec. 15 Cloquet Dec. 17 Edina at Edina Classic Dec. 18 Eden Prairie at Edina Classic Dec. 19 Elk River at Edina Classic Dec. 22 Moorhead ...
by Immigrant Fan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Will there be high school hockey for 2020-2021?
Replies: 393
Views: 33418

Re: Will there be high school hockey for 2020-2021?

Goldy, One assignment?! Wow, my grand daughter has assignments every day and spends several hours on her IPAD working through everything. There are video chats, recording music assignments and submitting those, etc. I still think in-class work would be better, but I have been pleasantly surprised wi...
by Immigrant Fan
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 99567

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Sorry if this had already been covered- Is this the first playoff game Flake has hosted? They also hosted last season, but got "upset" by Elk River. To Forest Lake's credit, they brought a very good crowd; you could tell one side of the arena was excited to be in this game, and the other was just s...
by Immigrant Fan
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Saturday 2-1-2020
Replies: 48
Views: 3892

Re: Games Saturday 2-1-2020

Good take GI-80. It was a very satisfying game, especially once GR got fired-up midway through the second period. DelGreco is really a spark plug for this team. If he gets going it seems the rest of the team follows. Has anyone else noticed that a Rapids player always gets hurt by a Wayzata cheap sh...
by Immigrant Fan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Saturday 1-18-20
Replies: 21
Views: 2684

Re: Games Saturday 1-18-20

Grand Rapids hockey website is reporting the Bemidji at Grand Rapids game on Saturday is postponed to February 4, 7:00 pm.
by Immigrant Fan
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Friday Grand Rapids vs Eden Prairie
Replies: 25
Views: 2424

Re: Friday Grand Rapids vs Eden Prairie

I think Eden Prairie will not want to play GR again late in the season. Really?....GR intimidates EP by losing?..... GR held their own well against EP until the cross check to the face clearly threw Rapids off their game. Up until that point they had plenty of scoring chances where they were just n...
by Immigrant Fan
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Friday Grand Rapids vs Eden Prairie
Replies: 25
Views: 2424

Re: Friday Grand Rapids vs Eden Prairie

I thought there was more energy and hustle tonight from Rapids. This was more like the team that beat BSM. I think Eden Prairie will not want to play GR again late in the season.
by Immigrant Fan
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Thursday Grand Rapids versus Edina
Replies: 25
Views: 2242

Re: Thursday Grand Rapids versus Edina

It was a disappointing showing for GR. The victories over BSM and Minnetonka were by a hard working, motivate team. Against Edina I thought Rapids lacked energy and fire. Then once Edina got up on them it seemed panic set-in with whiffs and rushed passes. Maybe it comes with a young team. We'll see ...
by Immigrant Fan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: QRF top 20 AA 12-9-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2434

Re: QRF top 20 AA 12-9-19

I absolutely agree GR is crazy for scheduling H-town. I would much prefer seeing them play Andover, and then add Anoka or a second game with Elk River each season. In general, I think they are making a mistake scheduling single A teams, and specifically should not be legitimizing H-town's program. B...
by Immigrant Fan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 99567

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Another well-played game for both teams. Minnetonka was flying after going down 2-0 early in the second. I though Rapids showed excellent resilience to survive the pushes and find a way to win. Given GR is a young team with a very new coach, I think the prospects for improvement are real.
by Immigrant Fan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Friday 11/29/19
Replies: 31
Views: 3128

Re: Games Friday 11/29/19

I think the most encouraging thing from this game is the way Rapids could have folded and given-in. Instead this seemed a real character game to me. Like I reported after the BSM win, this is a very likeable GR team. They hustle, work together well, and seem tough-minded. It is early in the season, ...
by Immigrant Fan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Saturday 11-23-19
Replies: 25
Views: 3881

Re: Games Saturday 11-23-19

I thought it was a very well played game by both teams. I was really impressed by Rapids - a very different vibe. There was a lot of hustle and effort, they fought well for the puck on the boards, and seemed to really skate well together. A good team effort. BSM brought it about the last 6 minutes, ...
by Immigrant Fan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 99567

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Just as a minor point-of-order in this discussion. East has two losses in the 7AA tournament in the past 4 years, much less the last 10 years. They lost to GR in 2016 and 2017. It does not lessen the original point regarding East's relative dominance, but...
by Immigrant Fan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greenway Raiders
Replies: 14
Views: 2400

Re: Greenway Raiders

They are definitely fun to watch and I think certainly reinvigorated the single A tournament. They are reminding me of another northern team in AA from a couple years ago. There are a ton of Greenway fans down here. Someone back home asked if many people from Coleraine made it down here. I said, "Ye...
by Immigrant Fan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157713

Re: The Hermantown Thread

I heard Hermantown is petitioning MSHSL to be moved back to 5A, because section 7 competition is unfair, since it is all those teams' fans against their poor beleaguered system in the deep woods and swamps.
by Immigrant Fan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Play-off Games Wedneday 2-27-19
Replies: 88
Views: 8612

Re: Play-off Games Wedneday 2-27-19

Yes, it is a really disappointing outcome. I put together a sandbag costume and was trying to build-up the courage to sit with the Hermantown fans. Now I guess I will have to wear my Rapids sweatshirt and sit with the Greenway fans - that might be even more dangerous, huh?
by Immigrant Fan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greenway/Hermantown
Replies: 104
Views: 11087

Re: Greenway/Hermantown

Wonderful win for Greenway; I could not be more pleased for the outcome of a game where the winner is not wearing orange and black. They earned this trip to the X.

The single A tournament just got a lot more fun and interesting. I guess I will be going to all the sessions after all.
by Immigrant Fan
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2018-2019
Replies: 657
Views: 65561

Re: 7AA 2018-2019

Outstanding news! Thanks for sharing. I think we all have been waiting for this team to win a game they weren't expected to win. It will be interesting to see what this does for them.
by Immigrant Fan
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157713

Re: The Hermantown Thread

I agree, it is a pointless debate, particularly here. H-town will do what it thinks is in its self-interest. Nothing unique about that. However, the way other programs and fans react is entirely a different story. First, given how section seeding is handled now, I can't imagine why GR (or any other ...
by Immigrant Fan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Monday - Tuesday
Replies: 18
Views: 2228

Re: Games Monday - Tuesday

The Duluth-Marshall goalie deserved the win tonight - he was outstanding. However, the GR team deserved it more. The team played with energy all the way through. They had plenty of open looks at the net, but just could not connect. The T-hawks were winning most of the battles on the boards, outshot ...
by Immigrant Fan
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2018-2019
Replies: 657
Views: 65561

Re: 7AA 2018-2019

Of course, if that is where it ended GR would play at FLake for the quarterfinal. The T-hawks need to work hard throughout their games, kick at least one of the seniors in the rear (hustle every shift, stop mistaking cheap shots for being tough, and quit taking bonehead penalties), and stop the brea...
by Immigrant Fan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2018-2019
Replies: 657
Views: 65561

Re: 7AA 2018-2019

Kniven, That may be a bit optimistic this early, but I like it. The T-hawks are a bit schizophrenic right now. They can play fast and aggressive against Virginia for 47 minutes and then meltdown in 4 minutes at the end of the game. Then they come out slow and dogging it against Roseau for 32 minutes...
by Immigrant Fan
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GREENWAY AT HERMANTOWN
Replies: 115
Views: 14662

Dang. Brutally disappointed for Greenway - I was really hoping to see them at the X. Oh well, we all know the Raiders are the Section 7 champions of true single A hockey, even if H-town gets to take their AA program to St. Paul yet again... for the Wednesday session. For some reason, it now feels wr...
by Immigrant Fan
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA for 2017-2018
Replies: 694
Views: 80831

Nice to see GR actually out shoot someone this year. But, the most interesting thing to me was Cambridge-Isanti's roster. According to the program, C-I brought 20 players of which 11 were 9th graders. What is up with that? Did they have a mass exodus with a coaching change? Are the coaches driving p...
by Immigrant Fan
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Double AA at state by section
Replies: 23
Views: 3883

No doubt.

However, if Rapids beats Cambridge-Isanti in the play-in game, I imagine they will oblige East to show-up anyway and play the game.