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by HHawks4Ever
Thu May 07, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Back to the important stuff, it was a very big week for Zam Plante who was drafted in the 1st round of the 2020 USHL Phase I draft by the Chicago Steel and was also named the YHH Bantam Player of 2020 earlier today! Huge congrats to Zam and I'm looking forward to watching him play for the Hawks in t...
by HHawks4Ever
Thu May 07, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Re: The Hermantown Thread

@Jeffy95 - what is your Hermantown insider saying for Pierce returning to play next year? A year ago you stated that Biondi was likely gone and that it was going to be "...just a brief stop for Pierce" which you unfortunately went 0 for 2 on. So whatever your insider tells you for Pierce, I know I c...
by HHawks4Ever
Wed May 06, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Kniven, I'm sorry to burst your bubble but, I can assure you that not only do most of the high school coaches in the state (A & AA) have an opinion regarding Hermantown, they are definitely concerned with what their continued placement in Class "A" is doing to the state tournament on a macro level ...
by HHawks4Ever
Wed May 06, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Yes, infinitely better. Everyone accepts that player movement is a way of life in AA. You say you are not a fan of players transferring, yet you are a fan of the success Hermantown has had, but this success is based on players transferring. Can you not see the flawed logic in your thought process? ...
by HHawks4Ever
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Congrats to the Hawks on getting back to St. Paul!
by HHawks4Ever
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 7000

Re: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting

Is this really such a big deal that it requires 10 separate threads every single season? It’s ridiculous. Rant time... I’m willing to bet that for most people this isn’t about giving other small towns a chance. It’s purely about hating the top dog, which right now is Hermantown. I say that because ...
by HHawks4Ever
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Biondi gone?
Replies: 53
Views: 9179

Re: Biondi gone?

Also, big congrats to Blake for making the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky team!
by HHawks4Ever
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Biondi gone?
Replies: 53
Views: 9179

Re: Biondi gone?

Wait, did no one post that Blake was named captain for the upcoming season, all but confirming that he'll be back?
by HHawks4Ever
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Re: The Hermantown Thread

So punish the communities that want to play in the real tournament? Isn't that a little counter intuitive to what people are wanting here? Jeffy and Rainer's teams will still never go to state. Not to mention DE, Moorhead, and Brainerd will be about the only "Northern" teams left. I guess you could...
by HHawks4Ever
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Scott Pionk is my hero! I was particularly impressed how much emphasis he puts on the Hawks' dominance hurting small Northland programs, as opposed to just focusing on them being good enough for AA. It's great that he sees the bigger picture. I hope every Hermantown decision maker and parent reads ...
by HHawks4Ever
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Re: The Hermantown Thread

FINAL: 3-3 Tie against Minnetonka - great game!
by HHawks4Ever
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NTDP Camp Roster
Replies: 40
Views: 11927

Update per the YHH article from yesterday:

Blake Biondi - Hermantown = still undecided
Brock Faber - Osseo-Maple Grove = accepted
Owen Gallatin - WBL = accepted
Connor Kelley - Maple Grove = accepted
Jack Smith - St. Cloud Cathedral = declined
by HHawks4Ever
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NTDP Camp Roster
Replies: 40
Views: 11927

Anyone know how much time they give the players to decide if they are accepting or not?
by HHawks4Ever
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Hawks -- First, thanks for the sincere appreciation of my insight. I actually need to contact Scott about something related to his summer camps tomorrow so, I'll ask him to tell me exactly who the 11 players were so I can feel comfortable mentioning them here. As for my talent identification chops,...
by HHawks4Ever
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

And yes, I do count Tyler as one of those 11 as he didn't start his youth playing career in Hermantown as a Mite 1. Did he "transfer" in the "honorable way" by having his parents actually move into the Hermantown school district? Absolutely. But, the point is, Hermantown gained a very talented play...
by HHawks4Ever
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

I only knew there were 7. This guy knows more about it than any of us and he explains that the stat came from Scott Pionk in a meeting with the AD. First, I'm pretty sure I could name at least 7 or 8 of those kids from that roster but, I won't do so without being 100% sure beforehand. Still, I've k...
by HHawks4Ever
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Please stop with these empty statements that make it appear as though you're taking the high road in this debate. Your "stance" is that they shouldn't be forced to move up, that staying in single A is their decision, and that the rest of the state shouldn't have any say in that decision? That's not...
by HHawks4Ever
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

It's important to constantly reinforce one fact in this debate. If Hermantown won with Hermantown kids, there would be no calls for them to move up. They would be loved and cheered the same way that EGF was. They've never done that, and that's where the pressure to move up comes from. Last year's S...
by HHawks4Ever
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

This just supports my theory that the Hermantown players just don't get excited to play in the A tourney anymore. These kids played AA all through youth, competed well, and then get demoted to single A where making it to the title game isn't a challenge anymore. I'm still trying to wrap my head aro...
by HHawks4Ever
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 157819

Two week late post: After attending every state tournament game this year, if Coach Andrews does feel it is time to move up to AA (and gets the necessary people to vote this way), I truly hope this year's team is the weakest for many years to come. The gap in size/speed/physical play/overall skill b...
by HHawks4Ever
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: What in the world just happened to the Hermantown Hawks?
Replies: 54
Views: 8509

Re: What in the world just happened to the Hermantown Hawks

I am sitting here in my living room trying figure out what I just saw. Did Alexandria simply put together a extra human effort against the Hawks juggernaut or did Hermantowm quit in the 3rd period after falling behind? I just don't think the Hawk players get up for these A tourney games anymore. Th...
by HHawks4Ever
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GREENWAY AT HERMANTOWN
Replies: 115
Views: 14668

Anyone know Hyttinen's status for next year? Normally foreign exchange students are listed as seniors and I figured it was a one-year deal, but he is listed as a sophomore on the program. He was phenomenal tonight. Wait wait wait, so you're telling me that Greenway's goalie is a Finnish exchange st...
by HHawks4Ever
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GREENWAY AT HERMANTOWN
Replies: 115
Views: 14668

hermantown wins Helluva a game by a Greenway. St. Paul gets the same old, same old representing section 7 :P Another top 5, legitimate Class A team from the Iron Range will not go to State and give their program and community a much needed boost. That was probably the Range's last chance. Next year...