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better late
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3A 2017-2018

Post by better late » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:06 pm

Goldy apparently still on sabbatical so let’s get the party started: prohibitive favorite is Luverne. Lost 1 defender, 2 forwards and the goalie. Everyone else back with Tofteland ready and able to take the net. Some good reserves and some real good Bantams moving up. Who will be the challengers?

Yuge
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Post by Yuge » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:46 pm

1 Luverne
2 Marshall
3 Litchfield
4 Hutchinson
5 New Ulm
6 Windom
7 Willmar
8 Redwood Valley
9 Fairmont
10 Morris Benson
11 Worthington

Yuge
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Post by Yuge » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:07 pm

Luverne 3 Park Rapids 3
Luverne 5 Sauk Rapids 0
Luverne 6 Monticello 0

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Post by Yuge » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:48 pm

Luverne 6 Hutchinson 2

CherryPicker99
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Post by CherryPicker99 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:32 am

Tuesday Scores from 3A

Luverne-16
Fairmont-0

Mankato East-4
Hutch-2

Holy Family-9
Litch-0

Redwood-6
Windom-1

New Ulm-1
Lourdes-2

Tough game for Hutch right out of the gates. I'm a little surprised by the Redwood vs. Windom score. With the loss of Stremcha and Sommers I thought this might be a bit closer. Did I miss any games?

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Post by Yuge » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:24 pm

CherryPicker99 wrote:Tuesday Scores from 3A

Luverne-16
Fairmont-0

Mankato East-4
Hutch-2

Holy Family-9
Litch-0

Redwood-6
Windom-1

New Ulm-1
Lourdes-2

Tough game for Hutch right out of the gates. I'm a little surprised by the Redwood vs. Windom score. With the loss of Stremcha and Sommers I thought this might be a bit closer. Did I miss any games?
Thought the same thing about Windom, they lost two close games to Waconia and Litchfield then get thumped by RV.

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Post by jeffpv » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:16 am

Windom's goalie may be able to keep them in some games but scoring is going to come at a premium for them.
I think they are about the eight-best team in the section.

CherryPicker99
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Post by CherryPicker99 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:40 am

The new coach for Redwood, Blair Wassengeso, what's his story? Has he been involved with the Redwood program for awhile or new to town?

Teak
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Post by Teak » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:12 pm

Marshall 5-0 Worthington, in Marshall at the beautiful Red Baron Arena.

SOG 56-8

Good to see Worthington with more skaters than they have had in a few years past. Their frosh goalie had 51 saves.

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Post by better late » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:00 pm

Luverne 5 Minnesota River 1, SOG 48-22

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Post by TrojanHockeyFan » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:00 am

First full Hockey roster for Worthington in a number of years but team is overall very inexperienced and has three kids back from serious injuries last year. Freshman goalie played a solid game tonight but Marshall had the Trojans bottled up in their own end too much of the game. First game of the season at a tough place to play - I am biased but I think this group will surprise some teams this season who have no reason to take Worthington seriously based on recent history. Minnesota River tomorrow who gave Luverne a decent game tonight but lost 5-1.

Yuge
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Post by Yuge » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:10 am

better late wrote:Luverne 5 Minnesota River 1, SOG 48-22
Kasyn Kruse had 4 in this one, he is electric every time he touches the puck.

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Post by formersection3Afan » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:35 am

better late wrote:Luverne 5 Minnesota River 1, SOG 48-22
Good start for the club. When you leave, have it better than when you arrived.

Teak
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Post by Teak » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:58 am

formersection3Afan wrote:
better late wrote:Luverne 5 Minnesota River 1, SOG 48-22
Good start for the club. When you leave, have it better than when you arrived.
Are you talking about Minnesota River?

I'm just glad they changed their name from LSPHTCUC or was it LSHSPCTCU, or LPCTCUSPH? The Cleveland, LeSueur-Henderson, Tri-City United, St. Peter coop sure needed an easier name to remember. :lol:

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Post by Yuge » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:10 pm

Section Championship rematch tomorrow night in Luverne. The Cards have not been challenged two games in, anyone seen Marshall play and can they keep this one close?

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Post by Teak » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:01 pm

Yuge wrote:Section Championship rematch tomorrow night in Luverne. The Cards have not been challenged two games in, anyone seen Marshall play and can they keep this one close?
I have seen every Marshall game this season (3) and to answer your question: No, this will be business as usual for Luverne 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, take your pick. Marshall has no one to match up with Kasyn Kruse.

In football, wrestling, volleyball, basketball, baseball country, Luverne focuses upon ice hockey and it shows on the ice.

What I like about this year's Marshall team is that they have only a few seniors, and their best players are junior or younger. They will be better in the next two years, but still not at Luverne's level. The sophomore defenseman, Kaleb Welvaert, is fun to watch. He is a very good skater.

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Post by Yuge » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:54 pm

Teak wrote:
Yuge wrote:Section Championship rematch tomorrow night in Luverne. The Cards have not been challenged two games in, anyone seen Marshall play and can they keep this one close?
I have seen every Marshall game this season (3) and to answer your question: No, this will be business as usual for Luverne 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, take your pick. Marshall has no one to match up with Kasyn Kruse.

In football, wrestling, volleyball, basketball, baseball country, Luverne focuses upon ice hockey and it shows on the ice.

What I like about this year's Marshall team is that they have only a few seniors, and their best players are junior or younger. They will be better in the next two years, but still not at Luverne's level. The sophomore defenseman, Kaleb Welvaert, is fun to watch. He is a very good skater.
Luverne 3 Marshall 1

Marshall will be kicking themselves all the way home tonight, Luverne was doing everything possible to lose a game but hung on. Marshall's Plante and Welvaert are nice looking players and the Goalie also played well. The Cards were off all night, they gave up basically a ENG when their goalie got caught off guard behind the net. Kruse had a great one timer set up from Serie for the Cards 1st goal followed by a PP goal from Dman Roberts. Kruse scored a highlight reel goal late in the 3rd to put it out of reach.

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Post by MrBoDangles » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:27 am

Yuge wrote:Luverne 3 Park Rapids 3
Luverne 5 Sauk Rapids 0
Luverne 6 Monticello 0
6-0 over Monticello in a scrimmage?

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Post by Yuge » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:28 am

MrBoDangles wrote:
Yuge wrote:Luverne 3 Park Rapids 3
Luverne 5 Sauk Rapids 0
Luverne 6 Monticello 0
6-0 over Monticello in a scrimmage?
Yea, that was ugly. Hate to make too many assumptions based on a scrimmage given all the variables but that was not close.

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Post by GoldyGopher » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:46 am

Yuge wrote:
MrBoDangles wrote:
Yuge wrote:Luverne 3 Park Rapids 3
Luverne 5 Sauk Rapids 0
Luverne 6 Monticello 0
6-0 over Monticello in a scrimmage?
Yea, that was ugly. Hate to make too many assumptions based on a scrimmage given all the variables but that was not close.
They also lost Ward and Zwack, by far their two best players last year. They beat Chisago Lakes last night in a section final rematch 4-1 and are 4-0 on the season. Big game against Orono tomorrow night.
Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration

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Post by Yuge » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:52 pm

GoldyGopher wrote:
Yuge wrote:
MrBoDangles wrote:
Yuge wrote:Luverne 3 Park Rapids 3
Luverne 5 Sauk Rapids 0
Luverne 6 Monticello 0
6-0 over Monticello in a scrimmage?
Yea, that was ugly. Hate to make too many assumptions based on a scrimmage given all the variables but that was not close.
They also lost Ward and Zwack, by far their two best players last year. They beat Chisago Lakes last night in a section final rematch 4-1 and are 4-0 on the season. Big game against Orono tomorrow night.
Monticello is a average team playing in the worst section in the state.

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Post by GoldyGopher » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:54 am

Yuge wrote:
GoldyGopher wrote:
Yuge wrote:
MrBoDangles wrote:
Yuge wrote:Luverne 3 Park Rapids 3
Luverne 5 Sauk Rapids 0
Luverne 6 Monticello 0
6-0 over Monticello in a scrimmage?
Yea, that was ugly. Hate to make too many assumptions based on a scrimmage given all the variables but that was not close.
They also lost Ward and Zwack, by far their two best players last year. They beat Chisago Lakes last night in a section final rematch 4-1 and are 4-0 on the season. Big game against Orono tomorrow night.
Monticello is a average team playing in the worst section in the state.
Average team is accurate. Worst section in the state is not something you can accurately say 4-5 games into the season. 3A is awful again too. But then again you seem to be an expert so you probably have all the facts that back up your theory.
Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration

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Post by fastncrash » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:51 am

To the Parents of SPA/Summit Students... The message the AD and Coaching Staff just sent to YOUR Athletes might not be worth $32k + per year.... JMO.

Christ, you are already allowed unrestricted geographical access to players and allowed to play in a League that IS restricted to geographical access.

So when the going get's tough, get running I guess is the message? :roll:

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Post by Chalk_Talk » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:51 am

fastncrash wrote:To the Parents of SPA/Summit Students... The message the AD and Coaching Staff just sent to YOUR Athletes might not be worth $32k + per year.... JMO.

Christ, you are already allowed unrestricted geographical access to players and allowed to play in a League that IS restricted to geographical access.

So when the going get's tough, get running I guess is the message? :roll:
not sure what your talking about? please explain

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Post by elliott70 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:01 pm

Chalk_Talk wrote:
fastncrash wrote:To the Parents of SPA/Summit Students... The message the AD and Coaching Staff just sent to YOUR Athletes might not be worth $32k + per year.... JMO.

Christ, you are already allowed unrestricted geographical access to players and allowed to play in a League that IS restricted to geographical access.

So when the going get's tough, get running I guess is the message? :roll:
not sure what your talking about? please explain
Apparently SPA is not making the trip on Saturday to play Luverne.

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