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by hipcheck62
Tue May 22, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Independent Cup
Replies: 70
Views: 16625

As an impartial observer, doesn't the fact that the two teams played give the winning team the right to claim superiority? At least until they play again? You can't go back to last year since the rosters are not the same.
by hipcheck62
Thu May 17, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: small towns who dont have the talent wanting to play a?
Replies: 77
Views: 13967

It seems to me that the biggest issue people are having with this is that the good kids will go to the bigger associations to play AA. How likely is that? How easy is it to switch? If there isn't going to be any more movement than there is now, nothing will change. You are still going to have to fig...
by hipcheck62
Tue May 08, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Miracle Gold 03: The hope of the north???
Replies: 238
Views: 71612

Not until you're making that trip to Chicago, or even what is starting to become a watered down tourney, Stars &Stripes. Then I'll give you a nod. Until then . . . Yes. Because what tournaments you go to determines how good of a program you are. The way I see it, the spring/summer season serves two...
by hipcheck62
Tue May 08, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Miracle Gold 03: The hope of the north???
Replies: 238
Views: 71612

Not until you're making that trip to Chicago, or even what is starting to become a watered down tourney, Stars &Stripes. Then I'll give you a nod. Until then . . . Yes. Because what tournaments you go to determines how good of a program you are. The way I see it, the spring/summer season serves two...
by hipcheck62
Fri May 04, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: NAPS Tournament in Chicago this weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 5045

$380,000 Gross revenue. $400 per game expense. Net $125,000. That doesn't count the $20 tournament pass! Money vs. Brains. Your numbers are not close. There are not 16 teams at 16 levels. There are a total of about 140 teams, not 256. Ice in the Chicago area is upwards of $400/hour so your per game...
by hipcheck62
Thu May 03, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: NAPS Tournament in Chicago this weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 5045

2 - 20 minute periods in pool play and then 2 - 15 minute periods for playoff round!!!!!!

Kind of not worth the $1500. Hopefully the competition is good.
by hipcheck62
Thu May 03, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: NAPS Tournament in Chicago this weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 5045

I think there are going to be some surprised people when they realize what the format is.

I can't figure out the schedule either. Looks like they assigned colors to teams and only put the actual names in for a few of them. Hopefully this gets updated tomorrow.
by hipcheck62
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Next up, Stars & Stripes
Replies: 38
Views: 12315

Pylon wrote:Too bad there couldn't have been more pairity in the pools in the 02 division. One division as Bauer, Blades and Jets in it. All good teams but possibly only one advancing.
Yeah, I'll bet that was random. And Machine got an easy pool. javascript:emoticon(':roll:')
by hipcheck62
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Miracle Gold 03: The hope of the north???
Replies: 238
Views: 71612

Think about the next two years. The Blades will be able to attract kids because of the Brick next year. How many MG players whose parents are willing to spend all that travel money will be discouraged by gas money? If MG loses 3 kids to the Blades then those games next year will not be close. The fo...
by hipcheck62
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Brick Tryout (Factual Data)
Replies: 46
Views: 9570

Sorry to hear that Biscuit (or glad to hear you saved money?). Is your son on the "regular" Blades team and was bumped off for the Machine players? If not, who does your son play for in the summer?
by hipcheck62
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Brick Tryout (Factual Data)
Replies: 46
Views: 9570

I guess what I meant by a premier team is brick quality where the Blades will find out what the competition will be like in Edmonton. Stars and Stripes will be a better indicator for them. Bauer Select are top end as far as typical AAA teams go but they lost a couple of players from last year and do...
by hipcheck62
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: MN Meltdown - Invite 02's and 03's
Replies: 32
Views: 9376

Does anyone know anything about the Ice Clams team that is now in this?
by hipcheck62
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Brick Tryout (Factual Data)
Replies: 46
Views: 9570

Here is the 02 Shuffle Schedule: Friday, April 20 Start End Rink Age Level Home Away 10:00am 11:15am CID Amer 2002 Elite A2. Pacific Selects B2. Bauer Selects 10:10am 11:25am CID Int 2002 Elite A1. MN Machine B1. MN Blades 11:25am 12:40pm CID Amer 2002 Elite A3. San Jose B3. Falcons 3:40pm 4:55pm CI...
by hipcheck62
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Minnesota Youth Hockey
Topic: Brick Tryout (Factual Data)
Replies: 46
Views: 9570

First post here. Have been following for a while. Provides quality entertainment reading all of these posts. Clarification on the two WI kids. They are not from Hudson. One is from Onalaska and the other from Chippewa Falls. They played with my son on the Flyers team last year. The Onalaska kid is a...