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by Puck8
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 03 Forwards Playing MSHSL Next Season
Replies: 25
Views: 2959

Re: Top 03 Forwards Playing MSHSL Next Season

Carson VanZuilen - Northfield 24 15-38-53
Outstanding talent that produces game in and game out.
by Puck8
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Top 03 Forwards Playing MSHSL Next Season
Replies: 25
Views: 2959

Re: Top 03 Forwards Playing MSHSL Next Season

For what it's worth - Here are the top 15 (2 tied at 15) returning '03 Forwards - if they all come back. May have missed 1-2 - but pretty close. Brody Lamb Dodge County 22 46 20 66 Layten Liffrig Mankato East/Loyola 25 29 34 63 Damon Furuseth Gentry Academy 25 29 31 60 Cody Croal North Branch 24 25...
by Puck8
Sun May 03, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: CoVid-19
Replies: 250
Views: 18543

Re: CoVid-19

Sorry I didn’t answer statements sooner. I had my three 12 hour nursing shifts this weekend. Took a long shower and took a long nap. No one is asking anyone to stay home for next two months. The governor and the cdc are asking for May and maybe June before things open up slowly. Follow the recommen...
by Puck8
Sat May 02, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: The Cafe
Topic: CoVid-19
Replies: 250
Views: 18543

Re: CoVid-19

This is a virus that is MOSTLY attacking the VERY elderly and those with underlying health issues to a lesser extent. 86 was the average age death and 44 (lived in nursing home) is the youngest in Minnesota. We had all these clues on who it was attacking in Italy... We could have focused our energy...
by Puck8
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1721
Views: 150376

Re: The Hermantown Thread

I suggest the moderators lock this thread until after the tourney. Those like defense will always simply retort that since Hermantown is technically under the AA enrollment number, that playing single a is A OK. Those like me will say that when you make the single a title game 5 years in a row (alb...
by Puck8
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1721
Views: 150376

Re: The Hermantown Thread

It never gets old watching the wannabe hockey purists whine about St.Thomas. And Blake. And Breck. And Hermantown. Eventually you crabby folks will get your way and there will be no talent in A hockey. Then you will undoubtedly have another thread complaining about the boring A tournament and how n...
by Puck8
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4A Parity?
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

Re: Section 4A Parity?

And SSP upends Gentry. Packers showed up ready and snuffed out the Gentry offense. Goalie played very well. Well done by them.

Tonight’s results pretty much validate the title of this thread 😀
by Puck8
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 6696

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

Not picking any sides just thought I would note that the Pagestat SOS rankings don’t have any A in teams in the top 40. Hermantown is first at 41 (followed closely by a few other A teams). My personal take from that would be that maybe it is a problem, but less prevalent than what is implied here. ...
by Puck8
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 6696

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

Not picking any sides just thought I would note that the Pagestat SOS rankings don’t have any A in teams in the top 40. Hermantown is first at 41 (followed closely by a few other A teams). My personal take from that would be that maybe it is a problem, but less prevalent than what is implied here. ...
by Puck8
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: If Anyone Runs A Single A Section Pick'em
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: If Anyone Runs A Single A Section Pick'em

1- Dodge County
2- Orono
3- Hutch
4- Gentry Academy
5- Monticello
6- SC Cathedral
7- Hermantown
8- Warroad
by Puck8
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board
Replies: 56
Views: 7314

Re: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board

If touch up just isn’t reasonable, then I suggest they at least go back to where play is not stopped unless the offending team touches the puck in the offensive zone. This gives the advantage to the puck possession team and keeps play moving. Stopping play immediately when the puck crosses the line...
by Puck8
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4A Parity?
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

Re: Section 4A Parity?

The bottom part of the bracket could go 1 of 4 different ways, honestly. SSP, SPA, SPJ and GA are all capable of beating each other. If Tartan advances, it will be interesting to see how/Mahto handles them. Upset is possible, but I doubt it would happen again in this setting. Johnson over Gentry see...
by Puck8
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Final Regular Season A Rankings for 2/16/20
Replies: 16
Views: 7551

Re: Final Regular Season A Rankings for 2/16/20

Careful of what? From the story, it looks like they’re following the rules and I haven’t seen any issues raised so far. Serious question, I just don’t know what they should be careful about. I know you are Gentry Guy Puck8 just also know in Class A if you bring in Tier 1 kids and you guys all the s...
by Puck8
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4A Parity?
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

Re: Section 4A Parity?

1) Mahtomedi 2) Johnson 3) Gentry 4) Tartan 5) Simley 6) South St Paul 7) SPA 8 ) Sibley 9) Red Wing 10) Highland Park Johnson seeded over Gentry is notable but without much consequence. Mahtomedi continues as favorite but it’s just not as clear cut as previous years. The possible Johnson/Gentry sem...
by Puck8
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Final Regular Season A Rankings for 2/16/20
Replies: 16
Views: 7551

Re: Final Regular Season A Rankings for 2/16/20

P.S. I make a point not to look at Elliott’s ranks before posting, so it was coincidence that ours ended up being similar. https://www.mnhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/1087616 WOW Gentry Academy who only loses 1 Senior (Backup Goalie) will bring back entire team plus will get kids off of the disso...
by Puck8
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board
Replies: 56
Views: 7314

Re: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board

If touch up just isn’t reasonable, then I suggest they at least go back to where play is not stopped unless the offending team touches the puck in the offensive zone. This gives the advantage to the puck possession team and keeps play moving. Stopping play immediately when the puck crosses the line ...
by Puck8
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board
Replies: 56
Views: 7314

Re: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board

Wise old man - I guess I just can’t match the credentials you so clearly laid out for us. But I have no idea how your diatribe on Northern/Outstate vs Metro teams and your insertion of transfer rules fit into this. How you were able to inject Hermantown into this is baffling. That aside, we will hav...
by Puck8
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 4884

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

So, just as a hypothetical: If a Stillwater bantam freshman is asked by the Stillwater HS coaching staff, after the bantam season has already started, to skate captains' practices and tryout for the HS team (let's even say with the stated expectation that the kid would likely play mostly JV but get...
by Puck8
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 4884

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

Any policy that is punitive, vindictive or black list in nature is absurd. The thread seems to have drifted to high school in general vs private high school. But the thought that a Bantam team will be hamstrung and confused or ‘chemistry’ will be broken because a player moves up is equally absurd. T...
by Puck8
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 4884

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

The association and schools loss is the ice time that is given to these players at the expense of others watching from the bench that will eventually end up in your high school system. So are peewee and bantam state championships meaningless? "Sorry folks, I know that we probably would have won the...
by Puck8
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 4884

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

I can certainly understand and association not wanting to give a lot of ice time to a player who they know is not going to go into their high school system. One would have thought we would be immune from it way up north, but we had a youth player who was first liner at every level, played power pla...
by Puck8
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 4884

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

Let's hypothetically say that is a possibility, a H-M or AHA, or BSM, etc. youth program, a simple rule would be those programs are restricted to kids that go to Catholic grade schools/Jr High. It's not that crazy as Fargo has the Fargo Angels program and there are many cities across the country th...
by Puck8
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4A Parity?
Replies: 15
Views: 1935

Re: Section 4A Parity?

Gentry 5 SSP 2 Assuming Gentry, Mahtomedi and Johnson all win their remaining games, does Gentry have enough to take #1? Does Johnson have enough for #2? Solid wins (not necessarily elite, just solid): Mahto - SPA, Hastings, Monticello, SSPx2, Northfield, Alexandria, STA, Hill, Breck. Total 10 Gentr...
by Puck8
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 4884

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

Why doesn't Hill-Murray list where their players are from in their media guide? They should at least do that. That would shine a light on the youth hockey associations who developed their players. Or they were such poor systems that the parents and student felt that HM (or whatever private school) ...
by Puck8
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 4884

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

Why doesn't Hill-Murray list where their players are from in their media guide? They should at least do that. That would shine a light on the youth hockey associations who developed their players. Or they were such poor systems that the parents and student felt that HM (or whatever private school) ...