Let's Slow Down on the Top Seed Talk.MrGoalieBoy wrote:We can only hope! So once the Willmar/Luverne game comes around, we can get a true judgement at who should have the top seed! Although there is a lot of hockey to play yet. A lot of games I would like to get to this year yet!!notTONIGHT wrote:Anyone have the scoop on willmar's top goalie? He going to be out awhile or is there a shot he comes back soon?ThatHockeyGuy wrote:Willmar STRUGGLING without a solid tendy in net. Lost 4-2 to a mediocre Park Rapids team. They outshot Park Rapids 40-20. Now 4-4
First off any of the Top FOUR teams have a good chance being top seed.
New Ulm is currently in the Driver Seat Having Beat Hutch and just flat our refusing to play Luverne. If they can beat Willmar Should go undefeated in Section 3A Play.
Willmar Still has to play all 3 teams Hutch Tomorrow, Luverne on the Road in Early January & New Ulm at Home in Late January. Simple for them they control their own destiny they win all 3 they will be number 1 seed.
Hutchinson Still has an Outside chance at it. If they can Beat Willmar tomorrow and Luverne in Feb. Then have Willmar beat New Ulm they will have a chance at it.
Luverne-Plays Willmar at Home in early Jan and at Hutch in Feb. If they can win those two games it will be the interesting debate if both them and New Ulm are at the top again like last year.
Dont forget about big Rivalry Games.
***If New Ulm teaches you anything it is that those Rivalry games anything can and will happen (See the St Peter Result for them)***
New Ulm Should be ok here but they still have to left with LDC with Wahl can be dangerous but I dont see them having the skill level to really knock off the Eagles.
However Games to Throw a Wrench In Things!!
Marshall @ Luverne- Campion has beat Luverne by himself before (Playoffs Last Year). Also, in the Rivalry Luverne has never swept the Season Series from the Tigers. That game will be an interesting one to pay attention too.
LDC @ Willmar- The Battle for The Cream Cup. This is one of the best West Central MN HS Hockey Rivalries we have in this area. Again another game where you throw the records out and really anything can happen the less talented team has won many times in this great battle.
Hutch @ LDC- Hutch won the first game but this time they have to go into Litch and again these teams have been playing each other in hockey for a LONG LONG time. The Dragons while less talented have a better tender in Wahl and anything could happen.
My point is I hope we stop pointing to Jan 11 as the Game for the Number One Seed. Really if you look at it ALOT CAN HAPPEN YET!
Also, if you get the Number One Seed what does it really matter... ?!?!?
Luverne proved last year that year that just because you get to sit at the top doesn't mean squat once playoffs roll around.
This is such a fun year to watch because you have 4 Teams (NU. Luverne, Hutch & Willmar) that all can easily beat each other on a given night. You also have two Wild Cards LDC & Marshall because of their Tenders and in a ONE GAME & GO HOME SETTING anything can happen.
MANY BIG GAMES STILL TO COME IN SECTION 3A
Tomorrow is A BIG ONE Hutch vs Willmar I will be there
FINALLY ONE LAST RANT ..... NEW ULM & LUVERNE NEED TO PLAY ITS A JOKE THAT THEY DONT !!!!