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by O-townClown
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mack Motzko
Replies: 10
Views: 3231

Re: Mack Motzko

raidergrad72 wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:54 pm
Curious to know what nationality the language is that is
Hebrew
by O-townClown
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Mike Randolph
Replies: 23
Views: 4108

Re: Mike Randolph

Schotzy wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:12 pm
Heard today that there is some talk that Randolph would be named the associate head coach. Purpose would be to continue the all time win total count.
That's hilarious.
by O-townClown
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 Early Departures
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: 2021-22 Early Departures

Mods, delete if you can since there's already a thread.
by O-townClown
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 Coaching Openings
Replies: 148
Views: 55209

Re: 2021-22 Coaching Openings

It would seem Randolph would have stepped down reasonably soon anyway. But it's still a sad ending. I'm torn between views on this... When you've got 8 or 10 kids, you don't put all your own hopes and dreams on each one...When you've only got 2 kids, it's a different world. So many great points in ...
by O-townClown
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 Coaching Openings
Replies: 148
Views: 55209

Re: 2021-22 Coaching Openings

ThatMNHockeyGuy62 wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 1:38 pm
If discussing Southwest of 494, hearing Chanhassen coach Willis has resigned. Crazy if true in one year Chaska, Chan, HF all new coaches.
They're in good shape for a while. Plenty of good players means they are poised to have their best teams ever.
by O-townClown
Thu May 20, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: NTDP Through the Years
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: NTDP Through the Years

Great stuff! I'll take a look.
by O-townClown
Tue May 11, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HP 16/17 Boys National Camp Lists
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

Re: HP 16/17 Boys National Camp Lists

ThatMNHockeyGuy62 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:07 pm
Thanks for posting. By my count it looks like a three-way tie between Moorhead, Maple Grove, and Chaska with the most sending 3 each. A few with two. Nice variety this year.
I saw the 16s and was gobsmacked nearly every one is from W/SW suburbs.
by O-townClown
Thu May 06, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MH redistricting
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: MH redistricting

elliott70 wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 7:48 am
Minnesota Hockey District Directors are looking at redistricting.
Should their process be influenced at all by the MSHSL sections?
I don't think so because you could adjust districts to mimic HS sections and then those will change.
by O-townClown
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A Third Class
Replies: 12
Views: 3852

Re: A Third Class

Very good recap, Westie.
by O-townClown
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Janne Kivihalme Out at Lakeville South
Replies: 60
Views: 10136

Re: 2021-22 Coaching Openings

What’s the violation alleged at Lakeville South. If a handful of kids play youth hockey against each other in winter and together in summer it only makes sense they’ll sometimes attend high school together. Sad to see the coach out. He’s always been considered one of the good ones.
by O-townClown
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 49
Views: 9652

Re: Section Realignment

Maple Grove stays in 5AA

Cretin-Derham Hall moves to 3AA with St. Thomas & some South Suburban schools
by O-townClown
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30431

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

When competition levels off (or even becomes better) the puck possession game changes dramatically. I just watched puck possession win in HS, at the NCAA level, and I know it works at the Olympic level. Players spending two years in the NTDP have the importance of puck possession ingrained into the...
by O-townClown
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30431

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Just a thought. What if we created a Class AAA that was strictly for opt ups (nobody was placed into it to start). The premise being, this is for those teams that want to be considered the BEST High School team in Minnesota! And the rules are different, where recruiting and transfers are allowed! N...
by O-townClown
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: MSHSL Boys Hockey Reformatted
Replies: 18
Views: 2924

Re: MSHSL Boys Hockey Reformatted

Amusing discussion I guess, but introducing things like promotion/relegation and tying classification to "program size" (think about it for a few seconds and you'll realize it doesn't make sense) seems quixotic. Even if MSHSL went to three classed they'd just sort like they do in all sports. They ov...
by O-townClown
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2021-22 Coaching Openings
Replies: 148
Views: 55209

Re: 2021-22 Coaching Openings

A little different coming out of section 2AA then 4AA I’m sure might have played a factor. Had many teams in the Top 10-15 year in and year out. I've thought the same thing. He had some very good teams. So weird they never reached the tournament even once. I think the final PS2 rank one year was 3rd.
by O-townClown
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30431

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Good Lord - MN hockey has been outshining all other state for years with nary a Gentry like academy in sight. I lived away and moved back. Couldn't believe how many guys earn a living solely from training kids in hockey. Programming at Minnesota Made, MAP, Breakaway, many others, and scores of guys...
by O-townClown
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30431

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

All true, and I guess I was just focusing on the actual NEPSIHA sanctioned season length. Off-season AAA seems like it is engrained into hockey everywhere, including here in Minnesota (though not to the same extent as elsewhere). The prep school season is about the same length as here in MN, while ...
by O-townClown
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30431

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 O-townClown
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30431

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 O-townClown
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30431

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Every school (except yours, I guess) has a gym. Most don't have ice rinks. I don't believe you are well equipped for the future. My guess is that a few established high schools mimic Gentry. Bounced this off a couple people I trust and they concur. People can't have it both ways. Minnesota hockey c...
by O-townClown
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30431

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

But, please, let's be intellectually honest and not pretend that it's a level ice sheet. Has anyone? I think you'll see similar offerings to what exists at Northstar, Breakaway & Gentry. I found out a crappy HS team practices before school. Is it any wonder the good players from their youth program...
by O-townClown
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30431

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

I do, in fact, understand the difference between recruit and attract. Your heads are in the sand, but if you’re happy, keep on keepin’ on. It's funny to me you've had 4 posts using this screen name and lob such attacks. I know what schools do when they are contacted. First hand. I'm in enough rinks...
by O-townClown
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Gentry Academy Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 30431

Re: The Gentry Academy Thread

Hockeyxyz wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:56 pm
everyone knows that schools like EP, Edina, South, etc recruit,
You don't understand the difference between recruit and attract. Enjoy not watching.
by O-townClown
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 49
Views: 9652

Re: Section Realignment

What would be the new Section 6AA under this leaked scenario is obscene. Maple Grove and Edina are arguably the top two youth programs in the state, and add in Wayzata, and you have the three largest youth programs in the state (country?) competing in the same high school section. Maybe the initial...
by O-townClown
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section Realignment
Replies: 49
Views: 9652

Re: Section Realignment

Sections should be aligned with some geography in mind and if the best 8 are in one section on a given year, then so be it. It's not "a given year" but rather every year. At one point the best hockey was in the north so they had a "back door" to let in another team that didn't win its section. Earl...