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12-16-2012, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Ovechkid08 View Post
BSM lost to Blaine 6-5 tonight in a comeback win and EP goes down again too. I wouldn't be too worried about the Red Knights early losses, very close games although the D is a bit shakier this year. EP on the other hand makes me worried. I wasn't nearly as high on that roster as a lot of rankings preseason and they certainly seem to be struggling although I haven't been able to catch any of their losses.

Should be interesting to see if section 6 can turn it around as this week has been a bit lackluster for the big names.
Doesn't EP have like three D1 players on their roster?

They'll pull it around.

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Doesn't EP have like three D1 players on their roster?

They'll pull it around.
EP was playing well tonight but I only watched the first 2 periods and apparently it ended up as a tie but the Eagles top line controlled the play well, Spooner reminds me of a Pulkinenen/Miettenin clone, to bad MN fans aren't as ridiculous as finish fans with prep players

BSM won as well and Besse with a hattrick, I'm still a little confused that he didn't get drafted, high end speed and one of the the better shots that I have seen in High school hockey in the past 2 decades. He has to be the most dangerous shorthanded player in the state of hockey at this point in time.

if I had fel's talent for youtube I would definitely upload a few of his plays. His second goal against Blaine was a thing of beauty, slapped his stick near the red line for the pass then finished the dish better then more that any Wild player would. Wisconsin has a great recruit in my opinion, I'm jealous as a goph's SoH, haven't seen such a natural goalscorer since I played against Vanek as a kid.

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They need to update the national rankings from March:


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High School Hockey Holiday Tournament game reviews...


Holiday time means hockey tournament time across the State of Hockey

Written by Derek Felska on Wednesday, 26 December 2012

So after you've loaded up on a delicious Christmas meal and with oodles of other related sweets and delicacies of the season thousands of Minnesota hockey fans will be making their way to the local rinks. With the 'Winter Break' is an opportunity for communities all across the state to host all kinds of High School and youth hockey tournaments that keep hockey parents and players busy. These tournaments do not carry the glitz of the State Tournament but they are opportunities for teams to win some hardware to bring back to their respective school or hockey programs. Whether teams bring back a trophy or not, what is usually remembered by the kids who play in these tournaments are the times teams spend bonding before and after the games. That could be playing knee hockey in the hallway of the hotel or group dinners hosted by the parents. These memories can last a lifetime and it may sound cliche, but the memories these players forge are some of the best friendships anyone can ask for. I can still remember the holiday tournaments I played in, not as much about the scores but the fun things I did with those close friends I played the game with. Great times indeed.

More recently, I've turned my 'Winter Break' into an opportunity to go to some of these hockey tournaments to get my ultimate high school hockey fix. For the last 10 years, I've been attending the Premier Tournament hosted in South St. Paul's Wakota Arena. Over the years some of the participants have changed, but what has not is the high level of play as well as the reputation that some of these schools that compete in this tournament go on to play in the State Tournament not to mention its a chance to see some exceptional player who will go on to be either be drafted by NHL teams or play Division I or III college hockey. In just the last few years the Premier Tournament's participants have exhibited a number of Division I players like Hopkins' Archie Skalbeck (Colorado College) and Travis Boyd (Minnesota), as well as South St. Paul's Adam Wilcox (Minnesota) and Zach Palmquist (Minnesota State) and also Eagan's Will Merchant (Maine) and Michael Zajac (Princeton) just to name a few. But whether you're going to the Premier Tournament in South St. Paul or the Granite City Classic in St. Cloud or the Schwan Cup Gold Division at the Xcel Energy Center or the Home for the Holiday Tournament in Eveleth's historic Hippodrome, fans can be treated to some great hockey. So if you have nothing else to do; head down to your local arena and you'll probably find a full parking lot giving you an idea that holiday tournament is in full swing. I am going to cover 3 games that I had the opportunity to witness over the break and I hope you enjoy my game summaries as well as my own 3 stars of the game. So without further adieu here are the 3 games I attended.

Eagan vs. North St. Paul

Elk River vs. Maple Grove

Eagan vs. Hermantown

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Enjoy, I tried to make the game reviews sort of similar to what I did for Wild games. If anyone else attended hockey tournaments, please share what games you saw etc here. This could be a great discussion of some high quality tournament prep hockey!

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