Early Look at X-Mas Break events

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O-townClown
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Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by O-townClown » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:25 pm

Great news! There are 3 awesome events in the Twin Cities for fans of HS hockey to indulge themselves with almost all of the state's top AA teams squaring up against some quality opponents. I'll use Karl's most recent ranking as a way for you to gauge strength of field.

Tradition in the Park (St. Louis Park)
2 Maple Grove
4 Rosemount
5 Andover
6 Benilde
9 Lakeville South
Elk River
Holy Family
Minnetonka

Tradition at the PIC (Plymouth)
3 Hill-Murray
7 Blaine
12 Blake
18 Wayzata
19 Cretin
21 Cloquet
25 Centennial
St. M-A

YHH/Hockey For Life (Prior Lake)
1 Eden Prairie
8 Moorhead
11 Edina
14 Lakeville North
17 St. Thomas
20 Chaska
23 Prior Lake
Totino-Grace

Top 25 teams not in one of these
10 WBL
13 GR
15 Roseau
16 Stillwater
22 Burnsville
24 Hastings
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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by bardown27 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:59 am

Any chance you have a game schedule for the Tradition in the Park?

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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by O-townClown » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:57 am

12/26
LS-Elk R
Rose-And
HF-BSM
Tonka-MG

12/27
LS-BSM
Elk R-HF
Rose-MG
Tonka-And

12/28
Rose-Elk R
MG-LS
BSM-Tonka
And-HF

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bardown27
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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by bardown27 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:13 am

Thanks!

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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by karl(east) » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:05 pm

Interesting to see how things have changed here over time. A decade ago, the Schwan Cup basically had a monopoly on elite teams. Then St. Louis Park came along and broke that up somewhat. Now, with YHH on the scene (and Tradition at PIC replacing the Schwan Cup), we've got three tournaments that are on pretty even standing, all of which should be entertaining.

And while I realize it's easier for coaches' scheduling plans, I do miss the days when holiday tournaments were actually tournaments, not jamborees. It was always fun to crown a few midseason champions, so to speak, and use that as a measuring stick the rest of the way.

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Update

Post by O-townClown » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:28 pm

Again using Karl's rankings (12/22) to take a look at the 3 main metro area events in Boys HS hockey

St. Louis Park
2 Andover
5 Rosemount
6 Lakeville South
7 Maple Grove
16 Benilde
24 Minnetonka
Elk River
Holy Family

Plymouth
4 Hill-Murray
8 Blaine
10 Wayzata
11 Blake
12 Cretin
25 St. M-A
Cloquet
Centennial

Prior Lake
1 Eden Prairie
9 Edina
13 Moorhead
14 St. Thomas
20 Prior Lake
23 Lakeville North
Chaska
Totino-Grace

Elsewhere/Off
3 WBL
15 Stillwater
17 Roseau
18 GR
19 Duluth East
21 Hastings
22 Burnsville
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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by SEC Scotty » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:53 pm

We need a top notch Holiday tournament in the East Metro at Aldrich please. My pockets aren’t nearly deep enough to sponsor. 3M would be a good candidate.

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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by O-townClown » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:57 pm

That thing in South Saint Paul hasn't been bad.
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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by blueblood » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:34 pm

Top notch tourney in Aldrich you say? Good luck competing against the events on the west side of the river.
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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by Crusty » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:45 am

I say enough is enough, there starting to get watered down now the way it is

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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by Duckguy13 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:34 pm

Fun to watch some of the A games at the MAC, Granite City Classic, decent competition, even though the Crusaders would probably win it all, it would be fun to watch the teams work their way through a true tournament format. Maybe Monticello could hold another top 5 team to a tough game. Plus it would be fun to watch 2 games in a day and really see who has endurance and depth.

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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by Green and White Fan » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:27 am

It has become obvious that nobody wants to drive way up north for a Holiday tournament, but I wish Roseau and Warroad could work together to put on a solid 8 team tournament with half the games in each town and rotate the championship game each year. It could certainly be a fun tournament!
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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by O-townClown » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:53 pm

Green and White Fan wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:27 am
It has become obvious that nobody wants to drive way up north for a Holiday tournament, but I wish Roseau and Warroad could work together to put on a solid 8 team tournament with half the games in each town and rotate the championship game each year. It could certainly be a fun tournament!
Awesome idea
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Re: Early Look at X-Mas Break events

Post by edgeless2 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:12 pm

Breakout performances Halum (sp) and Lavelle. Wow!! Props to YHH for the telecast

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