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mnmouth
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State Games To Watch Again or For 1st Time

Post by mnmouth » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:11 pm

There are many state tournament games I would like to watch over again, including the first game I can remember watching - the '72 championship game between Grand Rapids and International Falls. All I now remember from that contest is the name Peter Waselovich, Falls' goalie.

What's frustrating is there's no way to watch past games, aside from some parts of games or recaps, or the occasional uploaded video of regular season games I don't care about (re: Eden Prairie vs Edina from 2018)

The MSHSL, or KSTP or KMSP - or whatever entity has rights over these games - allow no exploration into the concept. It is as if the tape or video of the game went into a vault to gather dust, never to be seen again.

A few years back, a forum member sent me DVDs of 3 tournament games - 1991 Richfield vs Duluth East, 1995 Jefferson vs Duluth East and 1996 Apple Valley vs Duluth East. He had others, but those were the 3 that I requested at the time.

If I could wave a magic wand over my TV, the first thing I would do is begin zapping past tournament games on to the screen and then allow no one to contact me for about 5 straight days. And I would start with the 1978 final between Edina East and Grand Rapids, a double OT classic that Rapids actually won in the first overtime on a goal that apparently nobody but video replay picked up. There are far, far too many games to recount here, but after the '78 final I would move on to (just for starters):

1967 - Greenway vs Johnson
1968 - Greenway vs South St Paul
1970 - Greenway vs Johnson
1972 - Rapids vs International Falls
1973 - Hibbing vs International Falls, Hibbing vs Alexander Ramsey
1976 - Rapids vs Richfield
1980 - Rapids vs Hill Murray
1982 - Hibbing vs Sibley, Hibbing vs Mariner
1985 - Hibbing vs Hill Murray
1986 - Hibbing vs Hill Murray
1987 - Greenway vs Edina, Greenway vs Bloomington Kennedy
1988 - Warroad vs Edina
1993 - Cloquet vs Moorhead

I'll end here. Time to shut down an already too long post, especially one that is considerably Northern-centric.

- Mouth

greenwayraider
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Re: State Games To Watch Again or For 1st Time

Post by greenwayraider » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:59 pm

The 1967 Greenway/Johnson game is on YouTube

chester1991
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Re: State Games To Watch Again or For 1st Time

Post by chester1991 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:06 pm

mnmouth wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:11 pm
There are many state tournament games I would like to watch over again, including the first game I can remember watching - the '72 championship game between Grand Rapids and International Falls. All I now remember from that contest is the name Peter Waselovich, Falls' goalie.

What's frustrating is there's no way to watch past games, aside from some parts of games or recaps, or the occasional uploaded video of regular season games I don't care about (re: Eden Prairie vs Edina from 2018)

The MSHSL, or KSTP or KMSP - or whatever entity has rights over these games - allow no exploration into the concept. It is as if the tape or video of the game went into a vault to gather dust, never to be seen again.

A few years back, a forum member sent me DVDs of 3 tournament games - 1991 Richfield vs Duluth East, 1995 Jefferson vs Duluth East and 1996 Apple Valley vs Duluth East. He had others, but those were the 3 that I requested at the time.

If I could wave a magic wand over my TV, the first thing I would do is begin zapping past tournament games on to the screen and then allow no one to contact me for about 5 straight days. And I would start with the 1978 final between Edina East and Grand Rapids, a double OT classic that Rapids actually won in the first overtime on a goal that apparently nobody but video replay picked up. There are far, far too many games to recount here, but after the '78 final I would move on to (just for starters):

1967 - Greenway vs Johnson
1968 - Greenway vs South St Paul
1970 - Greenway vs Johnson
1972 - Rapids vs International Falls
1973 - Hibbing vs International Falls, Hibbing vs Alexander Ramsey
1976 - Rapids vs Richfield
1980 - Rapids vs Hill Murray
1982 - Hibbing vs Sibley, Hibbing vs Mariner
1985 - Hibbing vs Hill Murray
1986 - Hibbing vs Hill Murray
1987 - Greenway vs Edina, Greenway vs Bloomington Kennedy
1988 - Warroad vs Edina
1993 - Cloquet vs Moorhead

I'll end here. Time to shut down an already too long post, especially one that is considerably Northern-centric.

- Mouth
The 1982 Edina vs Jefferson semifinal game and the Hibbing vs White Bear Mariner games are now on YouTube. Really good stuff!

wbmd
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Re: State Games To Watch Again or For 1st Time

Post by wbmd » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:55 pm

greenwayraider wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:59 pm
The 1967 Greenway/Johnson game is on YouTube
I wouldn't mind watching the 1984 quarterfinal game with Johnson and Hill-Murray

mnmouth
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Re: State Games To Watch Again or For 1st Time

Post by mnmouth » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:32 am

greenwayraider wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:59 pm
The 1967 Greenway/Johnson game is on YouTube
chester1991 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:06 pm

The 1982 Edina vs Jefferson semifinal game and the Hibbing vs White Bear Mariner games are now on YouTube. Really good stuff!
Thanks for cluing me in on these games! The Greenway/Johnson game is indeed on YouTube, but holy s*** is it poor quality. Which brings up my frustration: if the games were released to the public as the original broadcast then, perhaps, we'd have a more watchable product.

Slap Shot
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Re: State Games To Watch Again or For 1st Time

Post by Slap Shot » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:19 am

The state finals games in '77, '78 and '79 even though I didn't like the end result for 2 of the 3. :P

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