2018-19 Season

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MNHockeyFan
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2018-19 Season

Post by MNHockeyFan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:44 am

Season begins just one month from today! :D Game schedule for opening day, including an intriguing matchup between Edina & Andover:

https://www.mngirlshockeyhub.com/schedu ... son=534142

Any predictions on which teams will be dominant, i.e. Top 5 in their class? Greatly improved over last season?

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Re: 2018-19 Season

Post by Mnnstar » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:41 am

1. Edina
2. Blake
3. Andover
4. Minnetonka
5. Brainerd

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Re: 2018-19 Season

Post by massalsa » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:38 pm

1. Hornet
* Defending heavyweight champion. Lost some big guns but have some help on the way via Idaho and u15. One could argue that the 2 best new HS players in Minnesota will play for Edina this year. (First 2 games of the season vs Andover and Blake could be great games or just confirm to many that Edina is far and away the deepest and best HS team in the state of hockey)

2. Bears
* Lost 2 games last year, both to Edina. Returning their leading scorer and 3 of the top Jr forwards in the state and the HEAVY favorite to win Ms Hockey. A big ? at goalie. (Edina/WBL/Wayzata the 2nd week of the season should be interesting)

3. Huskies
* YOUNG. GUNS. Lost a goalie and top scorer but lots more firepower finally old enough to play in Anoka County. (Game #1 vs Edina and game #25 vs Blake)

4. Pioneers
* Supposedly lost their top goalie to Gentry but return have a bunch of solid returners and should make another appearance at Xcel.

5/6. Troj-ippers
* 4 kids at the top 66 Camp this summer in Maine (the most of any team). Can the 3 very high end D put up a bunch of points and hold it down in the D zone?
* Not tons of individual accolades other than Wisnewski (yet) in Trojan-land but a way better than average and pretty deep team with solid goaltending. It will be a battle for 2nd place in the Lake between these two. I think the edge goes to the Trojans.

Best of the rest in no particular order:

Eagan
Brainerd
White Bear Lake
FLAKE (despite losing their goalie to boys...if she plays girls they could be somewhat of a challenge to Andover in sections)

Mustang v Warrior in final for the Class A Title at Xcel in February and Breck gets 2nd state title. I believe that the Mustang could be a top 5 team in all the land by years end. Warroad has a nice nucleus of players coming back and have heard they picked up another piece that should put the puck in the net a lot this winter.

*****MN Girls HS hockey season games are 4 weeks away from tonight! Two big games that night...NWC v St Cloud and EDINA v ANDOVER!!!

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Re: 2018-19 Season

Post by MNHockeyFan » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:34 pm

Great summary, massalsa - =D>
We'll have to compare notes with LPH when the first of their weekly rankings come out.

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Re: 2018-19 Season

Post by yolo » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:59 pm

Correction to massalsa- Andover did not lose a goalie, same one that has been there the last four years.

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Re: 2018-19 Season

Post by massalsa » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:09 pm

MNHockeyFan wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:34 pm
Great summary, massalsa - =D>
We'll have to compare notes with LPH when the first of their weekly rankings come out.
Thanks MNHF...LPH probably gets some of their info here...this place is generally a much better pulse of what is happening...at least on the Girls side of things.

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Re: 2018-19 Season

Post by massalsa » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:12 pm

yolo wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:59 pm
Correction to massalsa- Andover did not lose a goalie, same one that has been there the last four years.
Sorry if i was mistaken. I thought they graduated Butorac and a goalie. Apparently I was wrong!

Yolo and others: I am interested in hearing about the incoming freshman and new sophomores from Andover that those in the know expect to be impact players this year and beyond.

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Re: 2018-19 Season

Post by MNHockeyFan » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:31 pm

massalsa wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:12 pm
Yolo and others: I am interested in hearing about the incoming freshman and new sophomores from Andover that those in the know expect to be impact players this year and beyond.
I don't know much about Andover but I do follow the Gopher women's program pretty closely and know that two of their players have committed:
Peyton Hemp (2021) and Maddie Kaiser (2022).

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