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by Yoopskater
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mahtomedi vs Hermantown
Replies: 89
Views: 4102

Re: Mahtomedi vs Hermantown

It’s a hockey scrum, big deal. People complain when coaches interview and say all the correct PC things and a few cliches. When a coach speaks his mind the little people get their undies in a wad.
by Yoopskater
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1624
Views: 121812

Re: The Hermantown Thread

I think what these A and AA tournies has highlighted is that it is really tough to win a title. If anybody thinks you can ‘throw talent together’ and it equals a championship, they are sadly mistaken. Lots of things have to work out right, and a GOOD team of home grown talent, and life long buddies,...
by Yoopskater
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mahtomedi vs Hermantown
Replies: 89
Views: 4102

Re: Mahtomedi vs Hermantown

The refs let them play. I have no problem with that. The Zephs got away with hooks and holds but nothing to blatant.
by Yoopskater
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1624
Views: 121812

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Time for Andrews to get the axe? Three years as head coach, three colossal chokes. :oops: I would love to hear from someone who knows hockey and knows Hermantown hockey well enough to know what Hermantown did or didn’t do in order to ‘choke’. They put 42 shots on goal. They bore down and tied it in...
by Yoopskater
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Moorhead - Hill-Murray
Replies: 53
Views: 5278

Re: Moorhead - Hill-Murray

Hill will be a tough out for anybody playing like this. Impressive!
by Yoopskater
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Andover St. Thomas Academy
Replies: 47
Views: 3209

Re: Andover St. Thomas Academy

STA did a great job clogging the middle inside their own blue line. When Andover finally got something through, Aitken was a wall. If Andover could have tied it, I think there would have been a 95% chance they would win it based on how they controlled play late.
by Yoopskater
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1624
Views: 121812

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Hunters is a true millennial. Talking of athletic bullying and cheesy signs at the tourney. Give me a break.
by Yoopskater
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1624
Views: 121812

Re: The Hermantown Thread

I still say, it is either all right or all wrong to ‘recruit’ players in high school. Hermantown is doing what SCC and Greenway and others do (or have done). Either they are all losers or none of them are. Where do you draw the line?
by Yoopskater
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Re: Hermantown Jr D Joey Pierce Commits to UMD

I would venture to guess Hermantown HS contributed more to his growth than Ely HS could have... Love to see UMD keep the northern boys home.
by Yoopskater
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 3620

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

Associations should be wholly independent from high schools. The exception may be if the school owns and runs the rink but not sure if that situation exists.
by Yoopskater
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Saturday 1-24-20
Replies: 28
Views: 2239

Re: Games Saturday 1-24-20

Can’t quite figure out why Ep with 6 D1s and one more next week isnt more dominant Don’t underestimate the effect on the locker room of bringing in outside talent for a season and expect them to have chemistry. Having talent is one thing, getting all the ingredients to make a good product is quite a...
by Yoopskater
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Parity
Replies: 15
Views: 2058

Parity

Have you ever seen this much parity at the upper end of both classes in the same year?
by Yoopskater
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Thursday 1-7-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 2265

Re: Games Thursday 1-7-2020

Warroad scores in first minute . Incredible 360 people watching that stream Now 2-0 Warriors 3-0 after first . Sogs approx 12-7 I think Warrior first line is dangerous indeed! Huglen scores 3-1, good pressure by Rams Incredible back and forth hockey game. 470 watching the stream Foster makes it 4-1...
by Yoopskater
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Upper Midwest HS Hockey Ratings/Rankings: JAN/05/2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Upper Midwest HS Hockey Ratings/Rankings: JAN/05/2020

It may work for MN teams, but not worth anything for other states. For ex, the only MI teams that show up are among the worst in the state.
by Yoopskater
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1624
Views: 121812

Re: The Hermantown Thread

The point that hit home for me, from a few days ago, was that Htown hosts summer skates etc for potential recruits. That clearly crosses a line, if true. It is one thing if people just want to come to your program. Quite another if you actively recruit.
by Yoopskater
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Jackson Blake
Replies: 131
Views: 20219

Re: Jackson Blake

Cigar. Please. No rules? You want to play, sure pick your school each year. The Blakes should know the rules before transferring around. They probably assumed they could skirt the rules (for good reason) but it didn’t work this time. As for him playing in the U at his size, not a chance.
by Yoopskater
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1624
Views: 121812

Re: The Hermantown Thread

I gotta believe there would be 5-6 A teams with no shot of a state title in most years. Travel would be onerous with blind draws for Section tourneys.
by Yoopskater
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1624
Views: 121812

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Predicting 5-2 EP
by Yoopskater
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1624
Views: 121812

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Looking forward to EP vs Hermantown. Will be very interesting.
by Yoopskater
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1624
Views: 121812

Re: The Hermantown Thread

People got tired of the Patriots winning all the time, Alabama football, almost any team that consistently wins will have haters. If Hermantown goes up, the same whiners will move on to Cathedral or whoever else takes over the top spot. After all, this is Minnesota HS hockey and transfers abound. So...
by Yoopskater
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1624
Views: 121812

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Lots of whining, but not seeing it emanating from Hermantown...
by Yoopskater
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Greenway welcomes Deer River to hockey
Replies: 16
Views: 2321

Re: Greenway welcomes Deer River to hockey

How are the statewide hockey numbers doing in junior hockey? Increasing or decreasing?
by Yoopskater
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Final Cuts
Replies: 51
Views: 6238

Re: Final Cuts

Totally agree with the last guy. A ‘bubble’ player can’t really complain too much if he gets cut. It is like complaining about losing on a bad call by a ref, don’t leave it up to the ref. Very hard to take the long view when it hits close to home though.
by Yoopskater
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: New Body Contact Rules
Replies: 27
Views: 3073

Re: New Body Contact Rules

I think they are looking far long term, considering CTE, concussions etc. A lot of people think football will not exist in 50 years. If they can avoid that spiral and preserve the game for another lifetime... But, boy it will be painful in the near term. Most of those ‘unacceptable’ hits looked perf...
by Yoopskater
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 35612

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

7 pages! Have they played a game yet?