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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: 7713

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: 2633

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: 7713

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: 7713

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 12:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Association not allowing privates on top teams
Replies: 60
Views: 7713

Re: Association not allowing privates on top teams

Aren't HS tryouts like a month and a half after the youth season begins? Yes, so under this rule you would basically have to remove them from the top team and replace them, which would be pretty weird for all involved. It's not necessary. The kid would already attend the Private if he has the optio...
by Puck8
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4A Parity?
Replies: 15
Views: 2633

Re: Section 4A Parity?

I'll for sure be keeping an eye on Gentry vs. SSP tonight. Gentry should be expected to win, but I don't count SSP out of any of their section games. It could be a close one, and if SSP wins might shake things up. Probably one of the more telling games as the rest of the regular season goes. Agreed...
by Puck8
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4A Parity?
Replies: 15
Views: 2633

Re: Section 4A Parity?

Good post. Agree that parity is pretty much the theme. But one thing is for sure - this is not the same Gentry team that Mahtomedi beat in the playoffs last year. Not saying they have the upper hand, but it will be a great game if they should meet. The others have been beating each other up so 4-8 ...
by Puck8
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Single A top 20 2/2/2020
Replies: 19
Views: 3637

Re: Single A top 20 2/2/2020

Section 4A LOCK Mahtomedi Disagree that they are a LOCK. I would say Favorite, but I would add Johnson and Gentry as legit challengers. The argument for Mahtomedi is that they’ve played a more difficult schedule and are better prepared. But it’s one thing to play AA and another to play and win thos...
by Puck8
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 4A Parity?
Replies: 15
Views: 2633

Re: Section 4A Parity?

Good post. Agree that parity is pretty much the theme. But one thing is for sure - this is not the same Gentry team that Mahtomedi beat in the playoffs last year. Not saying they have the upper hand, but it will be a great game if they should meet. The others have been beating each other up so 4-8 a...
by Puck8
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Week 12 pick 'em
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Week 12 pick 'em

Wed Brainerd vs Duluth East Thurs Rogers vs Coon Rapids STMA vs Edina Friday East Grand Forks vs Roseau Greenway vs St Paul Johnson North Branch vs Monticello Orono vs Hutchinson Virginia vs Proctor White Bear Lake vs Grand Rapids Duluth Denfeld vs Alexandria Saturday - bonus points Lakeville South ...
by Puck8
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: BHS Hockey Podcast - February 2
Replies: 20
Views: 2405

Re: BHS Hockey Podcast - February 2

blueblood wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:04 am
WM: do you like to hear yourself talk?
This could be asked of the vast majority of us on this forum. And the content of those musings are what keeps us all coming back. :D
by Puck8
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Proposal for Three Class System
Replies: 20
Views: 3292

Re: Proposal for Three Class System

Sweet! Sources are saying that they are initially leaning toward the following section assignments: Enjoy - Doc A proposed Minnesota High School section alignment scheme based on a 3-Tier system considering strength of program/ratings and Geo location. D1 --> Top 40 teams 26.85% D2 --> Middle 69 Te...
by Puck8
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 9468

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

I like the three class system!!! You play 25 regular scheduled games. You have to play each section opponent at least once, each team in your conference once, so that may have you playing a team twice at this point. The rest is for rivalry games or your allotted games to play up or down to get you ...
by Puck8
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 9468

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

I know for the Northern teams that may be a small issue so maybe it's some ratio? (like 80% of your games must be at your level) Outside of conference play, you get 3 games to play up/down. Don’t like it? Then change classes. This dynamic just makes zero sense. I would prefer 0 games, but 3 seems l...
by Puck8
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board
Replies: 56
Views: 9998

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

Yes -

All good ideas you added. Good point on the whistles for changes but perhaps change one or the other (icing or offside) for squirts and both for PW on up. Seem like easy changes that can add a lot of ice time to every game.
by Puck8
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Week 11 pick 'em
Replies: 22
Views: 2205

Re: Week 11 pick 'em

Wed
Grand Rapids

Thur
Rosemount
Mankato East

Fri
Delano
Gentry
Virginia

Sat
Roseau
Eden Prairie
Duluth east
White Bear Lake

Tie Breaker
How many does Rochester Lourdes score against Little Falls? 5

Extra Points (1 for each game)
goal differential and who for
1. Eden Prairie by 2
2. Gentry by 4
by Puck8
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: People wanting to stay A... about single A teams recruiting
Replies: 70
Views: 9468

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

Instituting a Class placement policy based on D1 commits would be a non-starter with MSHSL and I would have to agree. Too many ongoing changing dynamics within that process with verbal vs NLI, decommits, transfers, players leave for juniors, etc. But you lost me on the whole recruiting part. First y...
by Puck8
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A Rankings for 1/26/20
Replies: 24
Views: 3956

Re: A Rankings for 1/26/20

Gentry v Johnson will be 🔥🔥. With Mahtomedi back on track, this is likely a battle for the 2 seed. Will be interesting to see which style prevails - Run and gun or physicality.
by Puck8
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Ideas that should be brought to the Minnesota Hockey Board
Replies: 56
Views: 9998

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

I'm a bit late on this, but some ideas: 1) Implement touch-up offside at all levels. Too much time is wasted on a rule that isn't even present at the higher levels. The idea that it forces teams to regroup and learn puck control is moot. That is necessary with touch up as well, and I would argue tha...
by Puck8
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Week 10 pick 'em
Replies: 21
Views: 2173

Re: Week 10 pick 'em

Thursday Grand Rapids at Moorhead Blaine at Maple Grove Eden Prairie at Wayzata Edna at Minnetonka Litchfield at Mound Westonka Orono at Delano Friday Thief River Falls at Duluth Denfeld Saturday Hill Murray at Grand Rapids Minneapolis at Armstrong/Cooper Mathtomedi at St Cloud Cathedral Tie Breaker...
by Puck8
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: A Rankings for 1/19/20
Replies: 50
Views: 6107

Re: A Rankings for 1/19/20

Stang5280 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Anyone have any questions or comments about our actual rankings? :|
=D> :lol:
This discussion has turned the normally most entertaining and informative thread of each week into ](*,)
by Puck8
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: North Star Academy-Alexandria
Replies: 53
Views: 12379

Re: North Star Academy-Alexandria

Yes Monticello lost some guys but it's still growth of of our loved sport....however only time will tell how a school or team like this will survive or grow long term. Obviously it hasn't hurt Monticello or Alexandria too too much. Amen! I’ve always believed that although the MN HS model is the bes...
by Puck8
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Week 9 Pick 'Em
Replies: 23
Views: 2422

Re: Week 9 Pick 'Em

Thursday Gentry vs North Branch Minnetonka vs Eden Prairie Pine City vs Princeton Tartan vs So St Paul Wayzata vs Hill Murray Rochester ?Century vs Mankato East Friday Bagley vs Moose Lake Saturday Moorhead vs Duluth East Blake vs Blaine St. Cloud Cathedral vs East Grand Forks Tie Breaker: Who wins ...
by Puck8
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Week 8 Pick'Em
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

Re: Week 8 Pick'Em

Thursday 1-9-2020 Benilde vs Hill Murray Marshall vs New Ulm Monticello vs North Branch Prior Lake vs Lakeville South Warroad vs Roseau Duluth East vs Grand Rapids Saturday 1-11-2020 Kittson Central vs St Paul Johnson Minnetonka vs White Bear Lake Lakeville South vs Edina Woodbury vs Irondale Tie Br...
by Puck8
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Single A Top 20 1-5-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 5136

Re: Single A Top 20 1-5-2020

After weeks of stability near the top of the rankings, we finally had a significant shakeup thanks to one of the most exciting games of the regular season. There is still a pretty clearly defined top six teams, with chaos reigning after that. Can any of the interlopers step up and stake out their s...