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by rainier2
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 season transfers
Replies: 47
Views: 14637

Re: 2021-22 season transfers

Hearing a goalie in the 218 has moved up the hill Wow! That makes three transfer Goalies on Hermantown’s roster for next Season. Anyone know if that’s a record? This kid is good and should be a three year starter unless they bring in another one later. Tough break for the Hounds and those other two...
by rainier2
Wed May 12, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7A early prediction
Replies: 20
Views: 4618

Re: 7A early prediction

Hermantown wins 7A in a shocker. :^o Way too early 2022 prediction: Hermantown might be even better next year. Denfeld losing some key pieces, but shouldn't drop off too much and will likely stay in top ten. Hibbing and Virginia will both be better and close the gap with Denfeld, but probably still...
by rainier2
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 3893

Re: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022

There is no point in ranking Dodge County, because Brody Lamb has about a 1% chance of returning. Breck also graduates a ton. Morgan and Theissen return on D, but the top two forward lines are all gone. It will be a rebuilding year (or two) for sure. The Class A landscape looks bleak for next seaso...
by rainier2
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 3893

Re: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022

Oooph! Little Falls lost an awful lot of scoring and not sure the incoming talent will help a ton. But I like the optimism! =D> Goalie is a huge question mark as well. Denfeld also. I don't see how they don't take a step back due to losses at goalie and defense, even if top two lines will still be ...
by rainier2
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 3893

Re: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022

1 Hermantown 2 Warroad 3 East Grand Forks 4 Fergus Falls 5 Duluth Denfeld 6 Mahtomedi 7 Dodge County 8 Little Falls 9 Delano 10 Breck 11 Alexandria 13 Minneapolis 14 Orono 15 SW Christian 16 Thief River Falls Virginia at 12. If they combine with Eveleth this year, as someone else mentioned may happ...
by rainier2
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30443

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

The problem I see (not with Gentry) is that a third class of hockey has progressed in Minnesota. The problem with it is how do you segregate this class to make things more even for finding a state champion at the various levels. We currently have: 1. small schools 2. bigger schools and 3. those tha...
by rainier2
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

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

Sounds like we need to create separate classes for metro and non metro. Probably a separate state tournament too. Welcome to the pity party. Joking aside I don't think the intent of class A was to help build small, "non metro" programs specifically. It's an avenue for any team that falls under the ...
by rainier2
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

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

Way back in the day Warroad should've been the first team to move up. Now they're an example of what happens when the metros take over. Not sure I could ever call for Warroad to move up, but I agree that they are the perfect example of the metro take over, as they are now trapped in Class A hell. T...
by rainier2
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

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 rainier2
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A semifinal--Little Falls vs Dodge County
Replies: 20
Views: 1893

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 rainier2
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class AA QF - St. Thomas Academy vs Eden Prairie
Replies: 19
Views: 2886

Re: Class AA QF - St. Thomas Academy vs Eden Prairie

Somewhere Bruce Plante is smiling & clapping his hands in glee. Who? It is a reference to former HermAntown coach Bruce Plante who complained about STA when they were beating the Hawks at the A State Tournament for a number of years. :lol: thestickler is quite aware of who Bruce Plante is, I assure...
by rainier2
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30443

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

I'm hoping Gentry will expand and open satellite schools in Duluth, Moorhead, St. cloud, EGF, Rochester, and eventually Mankato. Watching Gentry-Lake Superior play Gentry-Great Plains in the tourney would be a dream come true. Heck, with the right geographic strategy, an all-Gentry tourney could be ...
by rainier2
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF - Dodge County vs Hermantown
Replies: 40
Views: 4846

Re: Class A QF - Dodge County vs Hermantown

I wish Hermantown would move to AA as do most people because I feel they can compete at the AA level.... But I'm enjoying the "this is a very boring A tournament" talk now that the Hawks have left the dance. Sometimes there's a "be careful what you wish for" feeling. Having a villain isn't always t...
by rainier2
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF - Dodge County vs Hermantown
Replies: 40
Views: 4846

Re: Class A QF - Dodge County vs Hermantown

InThePipes wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:39 pm
A bounce here or there in the HT direction and it would have been a really interesting game.
Very true, and apparently the JV hadn't skated for 3 weeks, so who knows what they could have done if fully primed?
by rainier2
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF - Dodge County vs Hermantown
Replies: 40
Views: 4846

Re: Class A QF - Dodge County vs Hermantown

Well that was weird.

There are few things in life sweeter than watching Hermantown lose at state, but this was no fun. I'm glad the JV kids got their moment under the lights though.

Good luck to DC in the next round! 8)
by rainier2
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 Coaching Openings
Replies: 148
Views: 55211

Re: 2021-22 Coaching Openings

Upfan111 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:34 pm
Heard Virginia. Not sure if thats because of the new Rockridge team next year or not
Rock Ridge is not next year, it's the year after. 22-23
by rainier2
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30443

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Look, the bottom line is Gentry should not be allowed to exist in the MSHSL. It is no secret that their entire existence revolves around recruiting kids specifically to play hockey at their school. EVERYONE knows it. Elite prospects says a lot of kids on their roster come from out of state, as far ...
by rainier2
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30443

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Look, the bottom line is Gentry should not be allowed to exist in the MSHSL. It is no secret that their entire existence revolves around recruiting kids specifically to play hockey at their school. EVERYONE knows it. Elite prospects says a lot of kids on their roster come from out of state, as far ...
by rainier2
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30443

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Look, the bottom line is Gentry should not be allowed to exist in the MSHSL. It is no secret that their entire existence revolves around recruiting kids specifically to play hockey at their school. EVERYONE knows it. Elite prospects says a lot of kids on their roster come from out of state, as far ...
by rainier2
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.
Replies: 33
Views: 5087

Re: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.

So, I barely follow Class A at all; what are the odds of Hermantown winning with their JV? There’s a chance, especially if Plante is able to give it a go and is near his normal self. This suddenly becomes the most interesting game of the day tomorrow. I have to think DC's varsity d-men will be more...
by rainier2
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.
Replies: 33
Views: 5087

Re: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.

From Sam Ali Twitter: "Just got off the phone with Hermantown head coach Patrick Andrews. He is currently finalizing the team's roster for tomorrow, which will be the entire JV squad, as well as junior goalie Cole Thorsvik, senior forward Cameron Pietrusa and sophomore forward Zam Plante." Sam Ali ...
by rainier2
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.
Replies: 33
Views: 5087

Re: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.

From Sam Ali Twitter: "Just got off the phone with Hermantown head coach Patrick Andrews. He is currently finalizing the team's roster for tomorrow, which will be the entire JV squad, as well as junior goalie Cole Thorsvik, senior forward Cameron Pietrusa and sophomore forward Zam Plante."
by rainier2
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.
Replies: 33
Views: 5087

Re: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.

Per Star Tribune: Hermantown will use a mostly JV roster, consisting of 10 skaters and a goalie, and Zam Plante will play.
by rainier2
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.
Replies: 33
Views: 5087

Re: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.

In the Twitter thread from Sam Ali, there is a post from what is ostensibly a Hermantown parent and/or coach: "Wait till you hear the whole story....you will see it for what it is/fake/revenge etc." It's Twitter, so obviously I have no idea if there is any truth here, but if so, it adds another whol...
by rainier2
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30443

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Stang- they just beat their nearby East Side A class state champ? I mean call it what you want- we all know that’s what’s been coming back to the beginning of the season I mean what’s wrong with new programs, and what’s wrong with having quick success ? I think quick success is great, and I begrudg...