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by norcon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

CEC with the 4-2 win tonight. That team will be tough to beat in section this year. Right score, wrong teams. Rapids in control most of the game. Aside from the first 30 seconds and a pp goal, galatz and co were held in check. Cloquet doesn't look very deep beyond that top line. We had 7 kids out t...
by norcon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Tuesday 1-14-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 2999

Re: Games Tuesday 1-14-2020

GR 4-2 over Cloquet. Galatz a bright spot for the lumberjacks. Rapids good at limiting his chances and working the forecheck. GR in control most of the game. Refs with a quick whistle during a cloquet pp with the goalie pulled, they thought it was icing, GR scored but didn't count. I thought the re...
by norcon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Thursday 1-7-2020
Replies: 40
Views: 4328

Re: Games Thursday 1-7-2020

TG 3 Andover 3 OVERTIME coming☝️ And.................... Takes on GR vs DE please? 😉 Rapids squeaks one out 2 - 1. East scored with 8 minutes remaining to make it tight. Shots were about even. Rapids wasn’t as fluid tonight getting the puck up the ice against that trap. East will be a tough out com...
by norcon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Awful loss today at home for Grand Rapids, idk why they don’t drive wide more and use there speed on teams instead of trying to stick handle through people. I see 3-5 more wins this season playing the way the have been playing, goalie has been average to awful at times and the defense turns the puc...
by norcon
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: The Hermantown Thread
Replies: 1806
Views: 220320

Re: The Hermantown Thread

Been stated many times before...AA schools need to do what coach Randolph does. Don’t schedule them!
by norcon
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Friday Grand Rapids vs Eden Prairie
Replies: 25
Views: 3344

Re: Friday Grand Rapids vs Eden Prairie

The two guys commentating the games are not good. They knew the names of every player on the west metro teams, struggled mightily with the Rapids kids and couldn’t even pronounce coach Chiodo’s name correctly. Interesting. Does Grand Rapids provide line charts with pronunciation for the media? Stan...
by norcon
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Friday Grand Rapids vs Eden Prairie
Replies: 25
Views: 3344

Re: Friday Grand Rapids vs Eden Prairie

Much better effort by the T-Hawks tonight. A little puck luck and they may have pulled off the upset. Watching last nights and tonight’s game on the stream, it looked to me like Edina is quicker than EP. Maybe a different impression from those who were there 🤔. The two guys commentating the games ar...
by norcon
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Scot klienendorst injured
Replies: 13
Views: 3697

Re: Scot klienendorst injured

RIP Scot. Thoughts and prayers to the Kleinendorst family. Very sad day in Grand Rapids 😔
by norcon
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3544

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

I like the matinee games. It’s nice to get home by a decent time, especially on those below zero days or go to your favorite establishment afterwards and enjoy a cold beverage & something to eat.
by norcon
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Friday 11/29/19
Replies: 31
Views: 4148

Re: Games Friday 11/29/19

I think the most encouraging thing from this game is the way Rapids could have folded and given-in. Instead this seemed a real character game to me. Like I reported after the BSM win, this is a very likeable GR team. They hustle, work together well, and seem tough-minded. It is early in the season,...
by norcon
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: Games Saturday 11-23-19
Replies: 25
Views: 4726

Re: Games Saturday 11-23-19

north_bear wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:56 pm
GR - 4
Benilde - 2
GR adds an eng and holds off the last period surge from Benilde.
#3 ranked BSM😀. Very happy for coach Chiodo and the boys!
by norcon
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Rapids is fortunate to get him. Hope he’s in for the long haul. This program needs some stability after all these coaching changes the last number of years. Good luck Wade and staff!
by norcon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

If they want a shot at winning the section they’ll pick Chiodo rather than another former Rapids player. Chiodo is a proven winner. He would be okay as an interim coach. If they want to win the section this year, they are better candidates. I pretty sure he took a couple teams to state within the l...
by norcon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

greenwayraider wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:39 pm
If they want a shot at winning the section they’ll pick Chiodo rather than another former Rapids player. Chiodo is a proven winner.
Either one would be a good choice. Who knows, maybe Beau Geisler is in the mix too. Another qualified possibility who’s a good guy and coach.
by norcon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Any info on Rapids coaching search? Interviews happening when? It was posted within the last week. Interested candidates had ten days to apply. What I heard. I was also told it couldn’t have been offered to anyone without posting the position, so rumors about Clafton turning it down are probably ju...
by norcon
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

boblee wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:45 pm
I can tell you from direct experience with a similar situation. A interim head coach could set the program back. If there is an opportunity to simply make a hire, that would be ideal.
Well said!
by norcon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Heard from a very reliable source that Grant turned down the Rapids job. Heard the same. Wise move on his part. His style of coaching would not work in Rapids. Bit of a payback? I’m thinking Grand Rapids hires an interim for this year with and understanding Clafton will Coach Grand Rapids next year...
by norcon
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Grant Clafton did something last year in coaching that Reed Larson hasn’t sniffed. Grand Rapids needs a great coach. Not another former NHLer that played high school puck in Grand Rapids. That run last year Clafton led those Greenway boys on Was EPIC/Legendary 👏 Not sure where you get your info, bu...
by norcon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

I’m hoping Reed Larson...class act. Great guy, very knowledgeable and worked with bantam AA team last season. Go Rapids!
by norcon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 48695

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

So what you are saying narcotic is that if it rains, it is going to be wet outside. You’ve got a point there. My point being, better next year. I thought I laid it out so a 3rd grader could figure it out. As far as the goaltending, our returning senior is decent, but he will not steal any wins agai...
by norcon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 2019 Elite League Rosters
Replies: 262
Views: 48695

Re: 2019 Elite League Rosters

Those 3 Rapids sophomores are good , like I said Rapids is going to Be loaded next year as long as nobody leaves early and if they can just find a average goaltender. I think Rapids is loaded more this year than they will be next year and will just be a gauntlet for the next several, several years....
by norcon
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Well. I think the Edina summer festival proved that 7AA is not going anywhere. It will be interesting to see the Elk River elite roster numbers this fall to try and gauge the kind of team they’ll have this winter. Summer hockey doesn’t mean a thing! Rosters and play aren’t what they will be when it...
by norcon
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

Well. I think the Edina summer festival proved that 7AA is not going anywhere. It will be interesting to see the Elk River elite roster numbers this fall to try and gauge the kind of team they’ll have this winter. Summer hockey doesn’t mean a thing! Rosters and play aren’t what they will be when it...
by norcon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

So Jack Peart is the best on Grand Rapids roster last year and this year? Peart and Clafton will be a very nice combination. What’s their forwards situation. And Duluth East...somebody in hound nation give me a snapshot of next year. There were a couple of Lockerts in their youth program who were v...
by norcon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Latest Topics)
Topic: 7AA 2019-2020
Replies: 914
Views: 130409

Re: 7AA 2019-2020

This is the 2nd year of a 3 year stretch where Cloquet won the Bantam North Regional, I wouldn't sleep on them. I think Knivens boys go south next March! CEC needs to figure out some goaltending. Any team making a trip to St. Paul wins with good goaltending. The younger Langenbrunner kid is best de...