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by norcon
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: GRAND RAPIDS AT BEMIDJI
Replies: 75
Views: 16462

Could be a short postseason for Rapids if they continue to take stupid penalties and have trouble scoring. Also, looks like Holum will likely get the nod again in the nets, come playoff time.
by norcon
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Cloquet at Grand Rapids
Replies: 19
Views: 4378

So GR struggled with a 7 to 1 win. So how did Cloquet play? Hadn't seen them play until last night. Decent looking team. Little lean on higher end talent. Couldn't sustain a forecheck after the first period. I thought the word on the street was they had great, but young, talent. Do they not have hi...
by norcon
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Cloquet at Grand Rapids
Replies: 19
Views: 4378

Mite-dad wrote:So GR struggled with a 7 to 1 win. So how did Cloquet play?
Hadn't seen them play until last night. Decent looking team. Little lean on higher end talent. Couldn't sustain a forecheck after the first period.
by norcon
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Cloquet at Grand Rapids
Replies: 19
Views: 4378

Thought Stejskal played very well in the nets. He kept Rapids in the game during that lethargic first period. First and second lines looked out of sink with M, M & H not playing together. Breakout struggled all night.
by norcon
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Grand Rapids at Duluth East - Who wins?
Replies: 43
Views: 10555

Rapids needs to be a little smarter in the 3rd. East doing a nice job with their opportunities. This group has been very undisciplined all season. The suspensions from the Hermantown game are just another example. Seems like every season Rapids has a group of spoiled brats who put themselves ahead ...
by norcon
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Where in the heck is the 7AA chatter....
Replies: 217
Views: 51958

TheHockeyDJ wrote:This was brought up on the YHH podcast, but what happened to GR defenseman Hunter Huson? He was a solid D-man last year and he's not on the roster.
Didn't make the final cut.
by norcon
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: AA Rankings for 12/4/16
Replies: 12
Views: 6582

Great writeup Karl. And again, the usual tribute to Green 4 this week for excellent play by play game remarks. The local livestreamers should all consider hiring Green 4 for color commentary Here are some early season first impression thoughts. In order of Karls rankings. Apologies to anyone in adv...
by norcon
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Final thoughts and notes on 7AA final
Replies: 25
Views: 6484

Jan 5:Hermantown's Hawks 5, T-Hawks 0. There is your answer!! You claim the Hawks were playing terrible and got beat by a fluke goal against Bemidji. Every team has games during the season when they don't play their best. Rapids hadn't settled on a goalie or their current lines when they played the...
by norcon
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Junior Hockey Expansion Team in Thief River Falls, MN
Replies: 13
Views: 5058

Wow, I think I hit a nerve here...obviously a parent. OK, I will admit comparing it to junior gold was a bit of an exaggeration, but have you actually witnessed any of these lower junior league games? I have. The hockey was not very entertaining. How many different levels of junior hockey have to b...
by norcon
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Junior Hockey Expansion Team in Thief River Falls, MN
Replies: 13
Views: 5058

Iron Rangers history Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts Results Playoffs 2011-12 56 9 45 - 2 155 432 20 7th of 7 Lost Survivor Series, 0-2 (Clydesdales) 2012-13 56 26 28 - 2 161 194 54 5th of 5 Won Quarterfinals 2-1 (North Stars) Lost Semifinals, 0-4 (Wilderness) 2013-14 56 36 14 - 6 237 168 78 3rd of 6...
by norcon
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Junior Hockey Expansion Team in Thief River Falls, MN
Replies: 13
Views: 5058

Just out of curiosity........how much have the Minnesota Iron Rangers affected hockey in section 7AA to this point? How many years have they been around? Not one bit. I would compare the quality of play similar to that of junior gold...not very good! Not sure how long they've been around. Surprised...
by norcon
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7AA 2015-16
Replies: 521
Views: 106735

DJ, Thanks for taking the brunt of the abuse, so the rest of the GR fans can comment in relative peace. I understand some commenters being annoyed with the strong Rapids presence on the board, but I think it is pretty cool that one team has so many ...enthusiastic...fans. I am sure a number of othe...
by norcon
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Brainerd vs Grand Rapids
Replies: 8
Views: 2208

Re: Brainerd vs Grand Rapids

I only was able to watch the 3rd period but that was the most entertaining period of hockey I've seen this year. Rapids won 6-5, but this Rapids team is not going to State. Their play in their defensive end is awful. It looks like a Chinese fire drill. In comparing them to Hibbing, Hibbing players ...
by norcon
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Bemidji at Grand Rapids Tues 11/24
Replies: 33
Views: 7258

Bemidji is a top 10 team as well, so I don't really know what the problem is. To say Rapids must of had a breakdown is kind of a slam on a very good Bemidji squad. Jonah Bischoff who was on the top line last year was out with an injury. Both teams had very good goaltending. But you know, nothing li...
by norcon
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Scrimmages
Replies: 52
Views: 18653

As they did against HM, Rapids played some kids who likely won't see much time with the varsity. Good move by coaches to see who might be able to fill-in if guys start going down due to injuries.
by norcon
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Scrimmages
Replies: 52
Views: 18653

Saw second half of the first session. Play was pretty even. Stejskal was in the net for GR. Rapids played a bunch of kids...must have had 25 players dressed. No Mattson.
by norcon
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7AA 2015-16
Replies: 521
Views: 106735

Speaking of coaches, with the season so close, I have not heard any announcement on who Klatt's assistant coaches will be. Anyone know? Assistants - Chris Marinucci and Todd Rohloff. JV - Josh Solem. Rohloff not one of the assistants...my bad. Guess you can't believe everything you hear. Looks like...
by norcon
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: HS AA/A Pre-Season Top 10
Replies: 203
Views: 71058

I am modifying my top 10 predictions based on XO latest Early Depart list, and also based on Elite League play to date. Top 5 ------- No obvious favorite within this group, too close to call at this point. So I am just listing them in alpha order for the time being. I could make a credible case for...
by norcon
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7AA 2015-16
Replies: 521
Views: 106735

TheHockeyDJ wrote:Speaking of coaches, with the season so close, I have not heard any announcement on who Klatt's assistant coaches will be. Anyone know?
Assistants - Chris Marinucci and Todd Rohloff. JV - Josh Solem.
by norcon
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Central Scouting Preliminary rankings
Replies: 10
Views: 6103

NA C TATRO BRADY BEMIDJI HIGH-MN 6'2.0" 182 RW NA C ALTMANN ASH DULUTH EAST HIGH-MN 6'0.75" 167 LW NA C DONOVAN SHAY DULUTH EAST HIGH-MN 6'1.5" 170 D NA C SPENCER ALEX DULUTH EAST HIGH-MN 6'4.0" 209 D NA C JETTE TYLER FARMINGTON HIGH-MN 6'3.0" 185 D NA B MATTSON MITCHELL GRAND RAPIDS HIGH-MN 6'4.0"...
by norcon
Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7AA 2015-16
Replies: 521
Views: 106735

kniven, that is just the Thunder putting their spin on it. Of course they are going to try to put their influence on their players and write an article on their web site at least making their fans believe what they want them to. Everything I've heard is Mattson is returning for his senior season at...
by norcon
Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Section 7AA 2015-16
Replies: 521
Views: 106735

TheHockeyDJ wrote:Mattson is playing USHL before/after HS. The news on Dunnell is shocking. Still waiting to hear where he is going. I don't get why of all years a guy would leave GR this season. Very puzzling[/quot

Might have something to do with academics.
by norcon
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Grand Rapids Coaching Opening
Replies: 86
Views: 30777

Is there less of a pool of potential coaches in the Grand Rapids area? Would there be a chance of a candidate from outside the area, move someone in, find him a job or are there any teaching positions available. Elk River got a football coach from Georgia and got him a teaching position. just wonde...
by norcon
Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Grand Rapids Coaching Opening
Replies: 86
Views: 30777

If Klatt did apply, you have to think he gets the job. Great guy, kids love it when he is on the ice with them and he has lots to offer. How about pairing Rohloff or Kleinendorst with him to run the defense? WOW! Kleinendorst is another unlikely candidate. Burned a few bridges with his attempt to g...
by norcon
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Grand Rapids Coaching Opening
Replies: 86
Views: 30777

Edinahopkins wrote:Joe Broking only coach to win state as a candidate, best coach in rapids
End of story. And the kids want him as coach period and nobody else
Will not happen. No question he can teach the game, but the AD and administration would not put up with his demeanor on the bench.