That there is the most hilarious part of the Hermantown single A debacle. That coach whined like a little school girl when private schools were whipping up on his recruited elites. St. Thomas ought to move back down to single A and plow through that team on an annual basis, same for Benilde.rainier2 wrote: ↑Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:54 pmCrap, I tried to copy the last post from the 7A thread here, but it didn't quite format the way I'd hoped.
Anyway, in response to the Hayward poster: I don't think anyone has a problem with you (or whoever) moving to Hermantown. It's a free country. But, why didn't this family choose Cloquet, or East, or Superior? All very good programs, and just as close, if not closer. Could it be they chose Hermantown because it's an almost guaranteed trip to state? Could it be Hermantown players get to play 99% of their hockey careers vs AA teams, then step down to A teams once HS playoffs start, thereby getting the tough competition and the social media accolades?
The problem is Hermantown being a suburb of the Duluth metro area, and thus drawing in a huge chunk of talent from there and other 7A places. They benefit from being in a AA-sized area, yet don't have to go up to AA because their own school is A-sized. It's the same loophole that the private schools used to employ when they were beating Hermantown in the A title games, and Hermantown fans were livid about it. Why is it okay for them to do what they used to rail against?
Hermantown belongs in AA, and until they move up, the huge amount of transfers and open enrollees will be an ongoing discussion topic.
Oh and if you did't know it's pick on Hermantown day.