Blake and Breck

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goaliedad31
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Blake and Breck

Post by goaliedad31 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 am

Any observations from the Black-Breck game? Looked like a good game.

massalsa
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Re: Blake and Breck

Post by massalsa » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:18 pm

I was at the game. Breck is well coached, goaltending is improved from earlier in season (especially if shooting from perimeter with no traffic in front of net) and they will ROLL thru the class A sections and State tourney. Maple Grove and Wayzata could slow them down a little bit but I expect them to beat both of those teams.

Breck has 2 big, fast, strong lines that both can score and that balance is the key. What line does a team want to stop...Mobley/Qualley line or the Lindsay line? Both lines are fast and strong and are not afraid to get dirty goals.

https://ccxmedia.org/sports/breck-girls ... val-blake/

If Breck still had Uma they very well might be the best team in the state. It might be close with Andover but no doubt Edina would be weakened. Even without Uma they could beat anyone on any day. Only about 3-4 teams in the state are capable of that.

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Re: Blake and Breck

Post by Indy96 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:51 pm

So out of curiosity, why doesn't Breck move up to AA? They are clearly capable of playing with the big dogs, and compete well with the AA teams they've played this season. Seems they hardly ever have competition in the single A state tourney every year, other than Warroad. My understanding was that Blake voluntarily moved up a couple years ago so why wouldn't Breck do the same? I am relatively new to the high school hockey scene so still learning how things work but guessing there is a legit reason for them to still play A?

goaliedad31
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Re: Blake and Breck

Post by goaliedad31 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:02 pm

The fact that they would be dumped into a section with Edina, Blake, Wayzata and BSM might be one reason. If MN hockey had more even sections it might be more appealing. When you already have 8 of the top 15 teams in two sections it doesn't make for very competitive state tournaments.

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Re: Blake and Breck

Post by zooomx » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:39 pm

Breck and Warroad. Those 2 teams should really move up. They are light years above the rest of Class A. No disrespect to Cloquet, South St. Paul, etc. I am kind of surprised these 2 teams do not get the Hermantown Boys treatment.

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Re: Blake and Breck

Post by jg2112 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:43 am

goaliedad31 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:02 pm
The fact that they would be dumped into a section with Edina, Blake, Wayzata and BSM might be one reason. If MN hockey had more even sections it might be more appealing. When you already have 8 of the top 15 teams in two sections it doesn't make for very competitive state tournaments.
Why not put Breck in 5AA, which only has 6 teams?

Better yet, just dump the sections format. It makes no sense in girls hockey.

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