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by Stang5280
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MSHSL Boys Hockey Reformatted
Replies: 18
Views: 1728

Re: MSHSL Boys Hockey Reformatted

Sorry, but I think a model solely based on postseason success is too simplistic. Not all sections are created equally (coming out of 3A is far different than a meat grinder like 6AA), and past success is no guarantee of future performance, as they say in the investment industry. If you are inclined ...
by Stang5280
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 18985

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

In the spirit of "adapting" and getting creative with solutions to compete with some of these super programs why don't more small programs follow the Rock Ridge model. They don't actually have to combine schools like that, but just for certain sports (keep the youth programs separate too). Look at ...
by Stang5280
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 18985

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

I’ll push back some on that statement, because you start to get into chicken-and-egg thing with Massachusetts. There have always been tons of prep schools in New England, and they have long enticed higher end players to transfer into their programs for at least a year or two (with reclassification ...
by Stang5280
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 18985

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

I don’t see the Minnesota high school model being imminently threatened. It is not being threatened. It is adapting. As it should. I have no problems with what Gentry or anyone else is doing. It certainly is not going to stop. The only thing I would add here is that schools that are making it work,...
by Stang5280
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 18985

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

It's like people are demanding Minnesota HS hockey follow the path of Massachusetts where the level of play is low and kids don't get recruited to play for colleges. I’ll push back some on that statement, because you start to get into chicken-and-egg thing with Massachusetts. There have always been...
by Stang5280
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 31
Views: 4600

Re: Section Realignment

One thing that struck me up north is Duluth Marshall continuing to opt up to AA. Wise has proven to be an excellent coach (and at the college level, to boot), and I’m sure they have longer term visions, but I figured DM would be tired of taking beatings and drop back down for a while to gain some t...
by Stang5280
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 31
Views: 4600

Re: Section Realignment

One thing that struck me up north is Duluth Marshall continuing to opt up to AA. Wise has proven to be an excellent coach (and at the college level, to boot), and I’m sure they have longer term visions, but I figured DM would be tired of taking beatings and drop back down for a while to gain some tr...
by Stang5280
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 31
Views: 4600

Re: Section Realignment

Proposed 2021-2022 & 2022-2023 Section 6A Boys Hockey Fergus Falls Alexandria Willmar River Lakes Wadena Northern Lakes Breckenridge Morris That’s about what I expected given the rumors, but still is a bit jolting to see written out. It makes more sense geographically, but is pretty weak sauce comp...
by Stang5280
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--EGF vs Gentry Academy
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Class A semifinal--EGF vs Gentry Academy

Well, apparently there will be a rematch next season. EGF wasting no time in releasing their schedule!

https://mobile.twitter.com/EastSideHock ... 7073468420
by Stang5280
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mr. Hockey & Brimsek finalists
Replies: 25
Views: 2835

Re: Mr. Hockey & Brimsek finalists

bardown27 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:44 pm
Stang5280 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:39 pm
SEC Scotty wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:27 pm
Congratulations to Grand Rapid’s Jack Peart on winning the Mr. Hockey award. [-o<
Excellent choice and an outstanding player. First D-man to win it since Ryan McDonagh in 2007.
I think two guys with the last names of Ness and Leddy would disagree with that
#-o (Sorry, I’m a moron)
by Stang5280
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mr. Hockey & Brimsek finalists
Replies: 25
Views: 2835

Re: Mr. Hockey & Brimsek finalists

SEC Scotty wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:27 pm
Congratulations to Grand Rapid’s Jack Peart on winning the Mr. Hockey award. [-o<
Excellent choice and an outstanding player. First D-man to win it since Ryan McDonagh in 2007.
by Stang5280
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: All-Tournament Teams
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: All-Tournament Teams

Class A should include the referees from the DC vs LF semifinal :lol:
by Stang5280
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast: Season Finale
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast: Season Finale

Bam! That was indeed a bombshell at the top of the AA rankings (I won’t spoil it). I thought they were more senior heavy, but it was mainly just the top two scorers and goalie. I have a feeling Little Falls will drop off quite a bit, as they graduated a ton and relied so much on goaltending. Class A...
by Stang5280
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 18985

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Not sure I’ve ever seen a compilation of misinformation teamed with flat out lies in my life. Think about it - people are researching where kids were born and building opinions and spreading rumors based on a birth certificate, Instagram account or Elite Prospects page. And listing kids names as th...
by Stang5280
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 18985

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Looking at the Gentry roster, this is what I find interesting: Barrett Hall - Edina Chet Skinner - Edina Max van Klinggraef - Edina Three players from the Metro's premier public school program. Were these players ones who went to Gentry to play 16U AAA and then "dropped down" to play HS for this se...
by Stang5280
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 18985

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Anyone have the gentry roster and where they're from? NightMan beat me to the EP link. You have to do some digging to find out where they are actually from, but here is where some of the prominent players played youth hockey. Damon Furuseth - Roseau (family moved) Nick Sajevic - Mounds View Zach Re...
by Stang5280
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Gentry vs Dodge
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Gentry vs Dodge

That was a carbon copy of most Gentry games. They struggle to score a bit early in feeling out the opponent, then figure things out and completely bury them under relentless pressure. It’s just a matter of when the dam will break. EGF was the only team who challenged them to any real extent all seas...
by Stang5280
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County

Two takes that generally concur with above posters: 1. I generally side with the refs in most games, but with video review both of those calls still managed to be screwed up. Should have been 2-2 late into the 3rd which would have been a blast to see. 2. This is exactly what class A state tournamen...
by Stang5280
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County

Also, the DC player carrying the puck into the zone briefly lost control and was offside. Basically a carbon copy of the UMD disallowed goal scenario last weekend. They were saying the rule is if he had possession he was ok to pull it in... this must be a newish rule and I surely do not agree with ...
by Stang5280
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Upcoming D1 commitments
Replies: 41
Views: 13415

Re: Upcoming D1 commitments

Missed this one a few days ago, but Brennan Boynton (Champlin Park ‘19/Fargo USHL) to Minnesota.

Fargo is stocked with Gopher recruits, with Broz and Braccini also on the roster.
by Stang5280
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County

Also, the DC player carrying the puck into the zone briefly lost control and was offside. Basically a carbon copy of the UMD disallowed goal scenario last weekend.
by Stang5280
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--EGF vs Gentry Academy
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Class A semifinal--EGF vs Gentry Academy

Nostalgic Nerd wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:04 pm
Stang5280 wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:24 pm
Nonetheless a strong performance by the Green Wave, and it’s unfortunate that we won’t have the chance to see what Hermantown would do against the Stars.
No not really. :wink: [-X
I mean, I guess if you’re into 8-2 state finals, enjoy tomorrow’s thrashing of LF or DC.
by Stang5280
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County

Good response by DC after weathering the early storm early in the 2nd. That first goal was a softy that I’m sure Couture would like back, but that second one was a ridiculous snipe from Lamb.
by Stang5280
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County

TheNightman wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:22 pm
Little Falls 4-3.
That would be my guess as well. With the two teams having played earlier in the season, I think the Flyers learned their lesson on how to contain Lamb and will have a better game plan. LF also brings superior depth and the best goalie in the Class A bracket.
by Stang5280
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--EGF vs Gentry Academy
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Class A semifinal--EGF vs Gentry Academy

Well, that was the championship game for all practical purposes. The next semifinal should be entertaining, but neither of those teams will challenge Gentry. EGF threw some haymakers early, but some sloppy defense in the third ultimately doomed them. You can’t allow Gentry space to make plays, becau...