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by Wise Old Man
Sat May 15, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 season transfers
Replies: 47
Views: 14362

Re: 2021-22 season transfers

WestMetro wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:07 pm
Need some fairly reliable forward looking gossip - to help keep the off season interesting

MinnScout usually has some good info by May 1, anything to report ?
Personally, I thought last "off-season" was extremely "interesting" around here... :lol:
by Wise Old Man
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MN Hockey Hub Class A top 16 for 2021-2022
Replies: 24
Views: 3875

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 Wise Old Man
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2020-2021
Replies: 84
Views: 17334

Re: 7AA 2020-2021

elliott70 wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:28 am
alcloseshaver wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:15 am
In odd fashion the Elks have been assigned to section 7 for football which clearly will lead to an East/ER neutral site matchup in the playoffs.
Duluth East plays football???
Barely....😁
by Wise Old Man
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MINNESOTA YOUTH HOCKEY - ANNUAL MEETING
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: MINNESOTA YOUTH HOCKEY - ANNUAL MEETING

elliott70 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:38 am
Pete May have voted against it, too.
I don’t recall.
Voted against what specifically? The eligibility rule allowing for playing where you attend school? Or, to retain the old rule of play where you live?
by Wise Old Man
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2020-2021
Replies: 84
Views: 17334

Re: 7AA 2020-2021

alcloseshaver wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:50 pm
So long old friend...
What exactly are you referencing?
by Wise Old Man
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MINNESOTA YOUTH HOCKEY - ANNUAL MEETING
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: MINNESOTA YOUTH HOCKEY - ANNUAL MEETING

Elliott, how about we conduct a statewide survey of all of the association presidents as to whether or not they would support a proposal to go back to the previous eligibility rule of play where you live? Make it anonymous if that helps improve the response rate. And then, if the responses are 75% ...
by Wise Old Man
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MINNESOTA YOUTH HOCKEY - ANNUAL MEETING
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: MINNESOTA YOUTH HOCKEY - ANNUAL MEETING

Elliott, how about we conduct a statewide survey of all of the association presidents as to whether or not they would support a proposal to go back to the previous eligibility rule of play where you live? Make it anonymous if that helps improve the response rate. And then, if the responses are 75% o...
by Wise Old Man
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 49
Views: 9625

Re: Section Realignment

No offense but, “common sense”? Really?!? 😎 If common sense was being applied to these decisions, Hermantown would’ve moved up years ago....😉
by Wise Old Man
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 Coaching Openings
Replies: 148
Views: 54928

Re: 2021-22 Coaching Openings

Isnt that true of many coaches? 😉
by Wise Old Man
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 49
Views: 9625

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 Wise Old Man
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 29964

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Puck, I’m genuinely happy for you and your player if the fit at Gentry is working as well as you say. It’s also great to hear that you and others there would keep their players at Gentry even without the extra ice opportunities. I agree with your assessment that the style of play Gentry is emphasizi...
by Wise Old Man
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 29964

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Great discussion...First to Puck, I really appreciate the detailed info about Gentry that you've provided. I've definitely learned a lot. I also commend you for how you've handled any negative comments or criticisms. You haven't taken anything in a personal manner -- at least, it doesn't seem as tho...
by Wise Old Man
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 29964

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

This parent is not saying it's 4 plus hours a day but, it's often as much as between 2-3 hours per day. If you're talking about only ice time during the school day, this is incorrect. If you're including after-school team practices / game to the amount of time, you are correct on certain days. Jg.....
by Wise Old Man
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 29964

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Puck...I appreciate your response as well. After reading some of the details you provide, I certainly have a better understanding of some of the nuances within the school/program that some of us may have had questions about. And, it's good to know that the majority of the kids attending and playing ...
by Wise Old Man
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HS Hockey Conn Smythe
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: HS Hockey Conn Smythe

Wise -- Fully agree with your sentiment if we are looking at any grade level. If this list is made of only seniors, it makes sense for Batchelder. Blake was the missing ingredient that changed EP from a really good team to an Elite team. They did not lose when he was healthy and playing. He is a fu...
by Wise Old Man
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HS Hockey Conn Smythe
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: HS Hockey Conn Smythe

Based on a discussion we had on our season finale podcast, I figured I'd start a thread on potential winners of a playoff-specific high school hockey award. (Danny has graciously suggested we name this the Pat White Memorial Award, though at last check Pat was still alive and kicking.) In honor of ...
by Wise Old Man
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Honor seedings and bracket integrity
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: Honor seedings and bracket integrity

MSHSL should honor seedings they oversee for tourney. Instead of unseeded team (Wayzata) getting bye to semifinals, they should give bye to #1 seed (EP) and have STA and Wayzata (other two unseeded teams) play seeded MG and Andover. This is common sense, though, so MSHSL won’t do it. They didn't do...
by Wise Old Man
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 29964

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 Wise Old Man
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hill-Murray Update
Replies: 202
Views: 19457

Re: Hill-Murray Update

I sympathize with Hill Murray and other sports teams that are not allowed to compete. They earned this opportunity, only to have it snatched away through bureaucratic overreach, in my opinion. According to the CDC, in the under age 18 demographic, there have been 238 deaths "involving" Covid in 202...
by Wise Old Man
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hill-Murray Update
Replies: 202
Views: 19457

Re: Hill-Murray Update

Except they're not. If there is literally one thing everyone in society has learned during this pandemic it's that rule application is *never* equal or consistent. I guess I just watched Hermantown’s varsity give up six goals to Brody Lamb in a 7-3 loss?? Sure, only HM is being forced to quarantine...
by Wise Old Man
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Class A QF - Dodge County vs Hermantown
Replies: 40
Views: 4808

Re: Class A QF - Dodge County vs Hermantown

A bounce here or there in the HT direction and it would have been a really interesting game. Four of the first five goals were very weak. Not to be too harsh on the starter but, If they’d have started the other kid, Hermantown might’ve actually won. Valiant effort by Zam. Showed great class at the ...
by Wise Old Man
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.
Replies: 33
Views: 5078

Re: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.

Sounds like maybe a re-seeding should be in order. Hard to imagine Hermantown JV being a #1 Seed. Not happening at this late stage. Too many moving parts. 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 stor...
by Wise Old Man
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.
Replies: 33
Views: 5078

Re: Hermantown JV to play Dodge Co.

Question: If Hermantown’s JV beats Dodge County, doesn’t that forever end the argument that they should be playing AA (like their youth teams; both Hermantown Bantam and Peewee AA teams made state tournament this year, by the way). Yeah, but the PW AAs went 0-2 and the Bantam AAs went 1-2. However,...
by Wise Old Man
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: FROM LPH PEEWEE A RANKINGS
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: FROM LPH PEEWEE A RANKINGS

Proctor belongs on this list. Probably in the top 10. They literally have 4-5 top level AA players on their roster. That's great, they also are only a .500 team (9-8-1), have a few bad losses (Superior and Greenway), and the teams they have beat have a combined record of 29-116-2... Wise Old Man wi...
by Wise Old Man
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 29964

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 ? Westy...I think the challenge many of us have...