Search found 283 matches

by norcon
Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: GR vs Jefferson 1-5-08
Replies: 54
Views: 9177

Rapids power play really struggled in this one. They controlled a good portion of the play when playing five on five. Jefferson's O'Donnell is a nice looking player with very quick feet.
by norcon
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Kevin Gorg.....Again
Replies: 53
Views: 10740

Last nights game was a clear example. WBL was pretty much in control of the game, but all Gorg could talk about is how improved Stillwater was and how good they will be in the future under Housley. Gorg and Laplanta kssed Houlsey's butt all night long. You would think it was a 4 to 1 Stllwater win....
by norcon
Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Edina
Replies: 63
Views: 12029

This happened to everyone from rapids who was sitting on the Home side...which was the Rapids side and the Edina side. I can understand why they were jockeying for seats, Edina and EP would have been a great game to stay for, but I had to tell more than one person they could have my seat when the g...
by norcon
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Student Sections
Replies: 83
Views: 16240

Best fans at the tourney last year, definitely GR. They showed a boat load of class and respect to Roseau. I was very impressed. Other than East, most of the student sections from the north are very well-mannered. They have respectable cheers, they sit down, and they don't try to draw attention awa...
by norcon
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Bad bad music at HS games
Replies: 68
Views: 11643

Re: Bad bad music at HS games

Why is it that arenas are playing very bad, very loud "music" during warm-ups and between periods? Let's take the Brainerd vs GR game last night. The music was horrid at best and very annoying to people of all ages that were sitting nearby. Even the high school kids nearby thought it was irritating...
by norcon
Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Grandrapids @ Greenway - December 7
Replies: 69
Views: 13387

I grew up playing hockey at a school where it graduates less than half what Greenway does and they still put out teams that are respectable each year. Yes it is more difficult to put a winning program together year in and year out when you don't have as many kids competing for spots. I've always hea...
by norcon
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Brainerd Warriors
Replies: 128
Views: 22320

Re: post 8553

Brainerd has never beaten Rapids but last year they did tie them at Rapids That's like kissing your sister :roll: Was that before or after Patrick White came back from injury? Pat played a little in the first, then a couple PP shifts and two shifts or so in OT. He played, but was very limited. I ov...
by norcon
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Grandrapids @ Greenway - December 7
Replies: 69
Views: 13387

Re: post 8776

If the rapidly declining thunderhawks give up some soft goals and play a sub par defensive game like they did against the Forest Lake juggernaut they will get beat in the snake pit. If it is close in the third you all know what will happen....lots of 5 on 3 hockey for the 'green macheeeeeene' and t...
by norcon
Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Grandrapids @ Greenway - December 7
Replies: 69
Views: 13387

Re: Greenies

If the rapidly declining thunderhawks give up some soft goals and play a sub par defensive game like they did against the Forest Lake juggernaut they will get beat in the snake pit. If it is close in the third you all know what will happen....lots of 5 on 3 hockey for the 'green macheeeeeene' and t...
by norcon
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Grandrapids @ Greenway - December 7
Replies: 69
Views: 13387

How do you not take the Greenies in this one, 2 Elite players to none!! Had to be upset wins for Hibbing and Hermantown. :roll: [/img] Are you serious? The only reason those kids were on that Elite team is because Guyer was the coach and you can't tell me Roy, Kosak, and Rendle weren't good enough ...
by norcon
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Grandrapids @ Greenway - December 7
Replies: 69
Views: 13387

Don't count out Greenway. They played Virginia on the back rink and finished 20 minutes before hitting the ice against EG/ME at the IRC jamboree, but couldn't do to Little Falls what Virginia did. As for Grand Rapids, they had the benefit of injuries to Grivette and Buccanero. This game is in Coler...
by norcon
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Hill-Murray additions
Replies: 141
Views: 37334

What are you expecting to happen to keep the Pioneers from reloading year after year? Hill-Murray is in the State Tournament almost every year since first becoming eligible in 1975... much more than any other team in Minnesota. For some reason, 2008 looks like a Championship year for Hill. Is it be...
by norcon
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Edina Hornets
Replies: 123
Views: 27680

That game was amazing for the hornets. they r something to watch. Everson with 5 goals. kid dominated the game and ended up with 7 points i believe. Them and Roseau would be a great game to watch. Edina was impressive and they are loaded top to bottom, but Century is not anywhere near the team they...
by norcon
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Cloquet@Grand Rapids, Nov. 27
Replies: 39
Views: 7761

ok the one where anderson blocked a shot and rapids scored but they blew it dead saying cloquet go possession was sketchy...but as a ref myself, its a bang bang play and you see the penalized team touch it and you automatically think to blow your whistle...thats the only play i can think of where c...
by norcon
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Fox Sports North (FSN) Schedule for 2007-2008
Replies: 100
Views: 20027

I might sound a bit bias being from up north, but it's hard to beat the rivalries that have developed in section 7AA, such as betweeen Grand Rapids and Cloquet. I was at the game last season played in Rapids and there were a bunch of Edina dads sitting behind me who were up there for a youth tournam...
by norcon
Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Grand Rapids : Where will the points come from?
Replies: 36
Views: 7914

Hopefully some of the super sophs. Don't expect to see much out of the so-called super sophs. Lots of seniors and a handfull of nice juniors to compete with for playing time. Skrbec is a very nice player and could be a big plus if he starts burying the puck. Aside from him I don't see alot of contr...
by norcon
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: bantam Iron Range Hockey
Replies: 11
Views: 3278

Re: come on!

The kids would do so much better if the coaches blew sunshine up their butts! You said yourself they learned a lot about hockey. But I bet they also learned quite a bit about being accountable for their actions. One of the great things that athletics teaches is disipline. At some point they have to...
by norcon
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: bantam Iron Range Hockey
Replies: 11
Views: 3278

i strongly agree with rbkhockey8 rapids has some pretty great talent idk wats with them? teams could always beat them in the younger years such as: peewees & squirts and now they stomp teams :?: is there something in the water? wheres the talent coming from? year round ice possibly? Just for your i...
by norcon
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: best 93's iron range players
Replies: 58
Views: 14904

Re: 93 kids

That is one opinion and hope that you are not a team mate of his. His coach from 2 years ago had the young man dialed in and enforced misbehavior. Kids like that are relatively easy to coach and very nice to have on a hockey team you just have to know how to handle them and lay out the rules in bla...
by norcon
Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: figgins??
Replies: 8
Views: 3766

well i dont. i know i played for rapids this weekend. is this a difficult question for you to answer? if your really troubled that much by this question to not actually reply to it then dont say anything at all. he has not been showing up and nobody really knows why not. some say baseball and some ...
by norcon
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: 2007 Grand Rapids Boys Summer Hockey Festival - July 13-15
Replies: 76
Views: 15824

Indians forever wrote:was it as close as the score?
Rapids backup goalie gave up 4 goals on 11 shots in the third period.
Rapids did outshoot Buffalo by 15 - 20 shots.
by norcon
Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: 2007 Grand Rapids Boys Summer Hockey Festival - July 13-15
Replies: 76
Views: 15824

did annyone really stand out last weekend?[/quote I saw Hibbing play Marshall and Rapids against Bemidji. Decenzo looked impressive. He and linemate Jamnik worked very well together. They should be fun to watch this coming season. Didn't know any of the kids from Marshall. None stood out. Spent alo...
by norcon
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: TOP 5 1992 BORN MINNESOTA PROSPECTS??
Replies: 27
Views: 14060

hockey34721 wrote:zach dick is a defenseman from grand rapids and is a very solid player
Zack was a standout as a peewee. This past season you didn't even notice him on the ice. He gets frustrated very easily which leads to very passive play.
by norcon
Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: 2007 NHL Draft Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 15033

Proud moment for the Grand Rapids program. Pat and Joe are well-deserving young men who have worked very hard. Good luck in college and hopefully the NHL.
by norcon
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: top ten sophs next year
Replies: 113
Views: 44943

Skrbec from Grand Rapids is a great player and has a chance to make an impact on varsity next year. Kleinendorst and Schulte from GR could also make some kind of an impact next season. Skrbec has all the skills to play varsity next season and he likes to play physical. Kleinendorst also has the tal...