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by ironranger2
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Coaching Changes - 2020-21
Replies: 85
Views: 14672

Re: Coaching Changes - 2020-21

Add two range schools...Virginia and Hibbing Virginia is going to co op with Eveleth, do they need to fill position? I had heard rumors through the winter that neither the Virginia or Eveleth coach were interested in coaching a combined team and they both planned on stepping down when that point ca...
by ironranger2
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2020-21 Early Rankings: SWEET SIXTEEN
Replies: 59
Views: 5903

Re: 2020-21 Early Rankings: SWEET SIXTEEN

Usthockey13 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:42 am
Kniven- have to imagine CG isnt coming back for his Sr year? Any truth to the rumor Walsh may be looking to play elsewhere?
You didn't hear? Hermantown and Rapids have already been in touch. :D
by ironranger2
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 3 Privates & EP walk into a pub
Replies: 53
Views: 3453

Re: 3 Privates & EP walk into a pub

There will be 4 great hockey games played today at the X. If people can get over ther names and zone in on the games, they can be entertaining. I think everyone should remember when watching these games, they are HIGH SCHOOL teams. Cant find anything else like it I guess for me, it's more that I ju...
by ironranger2
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1721
Views: 141510

Re: The Hermantown Thread

My bad on my previous post. Brain automatically went with enrollment, not youth hockey levels.

I have heard that Hibbing has very large numbers at the Squirt and lower levels. No idea on what Virginia and Eveleth are at, but I would guess they would be similar to Hibbing if they combined.
by ironranger2
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1721
Views: 141510

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Um heck no , rather play in the big tournament the real class with 20,000 fans not 6500 and besides a little upt up town of Grand Rapids won in 2017 AA state tournament with the same amount of kids in the youth program as Hibbing, Virginia, Eveleth, Thief River Falls , Alexandria, East Grand Forks,...
by ironranger2
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7A and 7AA on WDIO
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: Section 7A and 7AA on WDIO

WDIO in Duluth will be streaming both the 7A and 7AA semifinals on Saturday along with the section championships. It's $34.95 for the 6 game package. https://portal.stretchinternet.com/wdio/ I wonder how many northland viewers they'd get if it ends up being ER-Andover live from Fogarty . #-o rainie...
by ironranger2
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2020 Section Tournament Scores Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 16879

Re: 2020 Section Tournament Scores Thread

Apologies if it is posted elsewhere, but are any of these section quarterfinal games being streamed tonight?
by ironranger2
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 91009

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Talent wise, Grand Rapids probably finished right where they belonged. I am not sure why everyone thought they would finish lower, especially with Langebrunner leaving Cloquet and the Jeanette and Anderson leaving East. They had seven players in Elite League, which might have been the most in the st...
by ironranger2
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 281
Views: 37293

Re: 7A - Thoughts

I think Hermantown will probably roll through this section. I would expect the top four to make it to Duluth, but Eveleth sure didn't do themselves any favors by losing to Hibbing. They get a first round matchup with a team they squeaked by in their last meeting with a last second goal. I also think...
by ironranger2
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 281
Views: 37293

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Not sure if I should have started a new topic for "Section Seedings", but I will put it here and let the higher ups determine if they want a new topic. 7A Seeding meeting was this morning...results below 1. Hermantown 2. Denfeld 3. Greenway 4. Eveleth 5. Ifalls 6. Virginia 7. Proctor 8. Hibbing 9. N...
by ironranger2
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 281
Views: 37293

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Hibbing upsets E-G 5-4 in OT. Wonder if this opens up #3 spot for Greenway, allowing them to avoid the Evil Empire in the semis, at least? Denfeld-Greenway semi could be a very entertaining game. I went to this game last night and wasn't expecting a whole lot. Hibbing looked absolutely terrible aga...
by ironranger2
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 281
Views: 37293

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Hibbing upsets E-G 5-4 in OT. Wonder if this opens up #3 spot for Greenway, allowing them to avoid the Evil Empire in the semis, at least? Denfeld-Greenway semi could be a very entertaining game. I went to this game last night and wasn't expecting a whole lot. Hibbing looked absolutely terrible aga...
by ironranger2
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Seeding Meetings
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Section Seeding Meetings

I heard last night that 7A is on Tuesday the 11th in Proctor. Not sure if that is accurate because that would mean a handful of games not being used for seeding purposes.
by ironranger2
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Rock Ridge Wolverines
Replies: 16
Views: 2497

Re: Rock Ridge Wolverines

Mt. Iron-Buhl is already the Rangers. They took that name when the two schools combined back in the late 80s.

The original plan was to have Mt. Iron-Buhl in with this school. Instead, they went and built a brand new school themselves and they only have 20-30 kids per grade.
by ironranger2
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Rock Ridge Wolverines
Replies: 16
Views: 2497

Re: Rock Ridge Wolverines

I really hope they make a commitment to moving up to AA at some point. I had posted the current Bantam and Peewee AA rankings for 7AA a few weeks ago, and there is no reason that a combined program wouldn't at least be competitive. It is my understanding that even with all of the various co-ops for ...
by ironranger2
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 91009

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I was curious to see where Section 7AA is heading in the coming years. I realize a lot can happen with kids development (and transfers). Used YHH NOW rankings because they go beyond the top 15 or so. BAA (out of 40 ranked teams) 2. Hermantown 15. Duluth East 17. Andover 26. Elk River 37. Grand Rapi...
by ironranger2
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 91009

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Also hurting any Andover/Elk River narrative is the fact that Andover is pretty much locked in as the top seed and Elk River is likely to be the 6. They'd have no chance of meeting until the section final, which would require 2 ER upsets just to get there. Question for the room: is this the weakest...
by ironranger2
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 281
Views: 37293

Re: 7A - Thoughts

I guess rhe Devils players are following the example of the team Captain they picked ast year and leaving, only the parents are not renting in Hermantown just goi g a few miles down the road to Eveleth They could still end up at Hermantown next year. Pretty easy to rent for a year. The way Andrews ...
by ironranger2
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 281
Views: 37293

Re: 7A - Thoughts

I love how you say Eveleth takes down Virginia handily....it was a 2 goal game until the empty netter. And this is suppose to be the best team Eveleth has had in a while? Ok then. And Virginia is dealing with the absence of Okland and Zadnikar still. Put those 2 in the game and I bet it's a little ...
by ironranger2
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Thursday 12/12/2019
Replies: 49
Views: 3289

Re: Games Thursday 12/12/2019

I wouldn't say that. I still think Greenway's defense (top 3) is significantly better then Denfeld's. Watched the Virginia vs. Denfeld game on MY9 last night. Denfeld looked a whole lot better against Cloquet than they did against Virginia. I would attribute most of it to playing down to the level o...
by ironranger2
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday 12/3/19
Replies: 25
Views: 2895

Re: Games Tuesday 12/3/19

7-2 final
by ironranger2
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 281
Views: 37293

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Virginia looked to have Okland back last night but that's about it. Virginia will be young and thin and can't really afford to have people out of the lineup. Man, if they only had one more dynamic player to bring some skill to the front and lead this younger group...but that kid is now playing firs...
by ironranger2
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Ely hockey done?
Replies: 8
Views: 1728

Re: Ely hockey done?

If you look at MN Hockey Hub, there team is full of 8th and 9th graders, plus a small number of high school age kids. I understand they probably don't have the numbers for a Bantam team (or if they did they high school team wouldn't have enough), but that is a recipe for disaster. Probably for the b...
by ironranger2
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 281
Views: 37293

Re: 7A - Thoughts

How else would he have gotten "noticed"? Everyone knows no hs player north of the line from Duluth to Moorhead ever gets noticed and gets a D1 scholarship unless they move to a city program that goes to state 9 out of every 10 years. Oshie, Nelson, Jaycox, Yon, Strand, Gothberg, Bushy, Bittner, Lyo...
by ironranger2
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A - Thoughts
Replies: 281
Views: 37293

Re: 7A - Thoughts

Sad to see Virginia struggle while the kid they voted in their captain last year is on Hermantown first line. Can't help to think it would have helped to have him stay and try to lead his old team. How else would he have gotten "noticed"? Everyone knows no hs player north of the line from Duluth to...