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The north country again shows the city boys what the game of hockey is all about in the state hockey tourney. Way to go!!!

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All Norhtland finals. Hermantown and Duluth Marshall in 1A and its is looking like Grand Rapids (up 3-0 over Burnsville 10 min left 3rd period as of this writing) and Roeeau in 2A.

Could not be better.

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This is a great time of year. I don't have a favorite but, I love the quality of hockey. You got to love Minnesota hockey. laugh.gif

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Look out Burnsville tied it up! 3 goals in less than 3 minutes

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My two cents... this simply shows even more of why there should NOT be a two tier tourney for hockey. I am from the "cities", and both me and brother played in the tourney in different years (not private schools, and not the burbs either) and we both we in the one tier time. He was the in the last year of "The Great Eight".

And I got knocked out by Hibbing, a much smaller school in population, but the northern teams are indeed great. I always loved them from when I was a little kid.

I edited out my thoughts on two tiers wink.gif

(Sorry for my words if you are a two tier fan.)

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The north country again shows the city boys what the game of hockey is all about in the state hockey tourney. Way to go!!!


And to think it was only one year ago..... Cretin 6 Rapids 0. That was a curb stomping!

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finally the last few years the northeren teams are turning it up. it sure seemed like a rough few years for them. Glad to see Hill Murray where they are, dang private schools. I would love to see a single champ in the end, maybe a big 16 team tourney, not a fan of the 2 teir system. Sad to say this is the first year in 19years I haven't made it to see any of the games live, had a 11 year run where I never missed a session. boy those where fun years w/ the buddies dreaming of playing in that tourney. What a blast!!!

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The north country again shows the city boys what the game of hockey is all about in the state hockey tourney. Way to go!!!


And to think it was only one year ago..... Cretin 6 Rapids 0. That was a curb stomping!


Where is Cretin this year? didn't even make it to the tourney. Rapids had a bad final game last year but there are no southern teams in the finals this year, can't argue with that.

Go Rapids

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Rams crush tonight 4-1, Rapids will be outclassed unless White goes on a tear.

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Glad to see that there are no citidiot teams left!

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Glad to see that there are no citidiot teams left!


We've been called worse by better!!!

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I always loved our annual "northern trip" in hockey. I loved to make those guys cry. Don't think they had ever been beaten my 10 or 20 goals. Usually played in the Hibbing tourney and eveleth or mesabi tourneys. It was hard to get invited back to these tourneys, they didn't like to get worked over like that by a southern twin cities team. I remember palying eveleth, between periods Gaolie changed equip, all defense played forward, and vice versa. Goallie got 2 goals at center in 3rd period. Can't beat that kind of fun as a kid. I hope Hastings can get their act together soon, get rid of a coach, and quit losing all stars to Shattuck- St. Mary's. Games will be on soon, go roseau!

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Glad to see that there are no citidiot teams left!


Better to be a citidiot then an I D I O T.

Go bRAINERD! LOL...

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Obviously as you can tell im from St Paul but.. I dont think there is one city team I have cheered for in years like to see the little guys come down here and show these recruiting schools how to play a little bit!!! But some dam good hockey has been played this year!! No matter who youre cheering for.

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Don't think for a minute that those northern schools don't do some recruiting themselves. But it is great to see the smaller schools shine at this time of the year.

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Glad to see that there are no citidiot teams left!


Man, I must be slow 'cause I can't even say CITIDIOT.

I am a just a transplant, but I've heard cit-i-ot, though. tongue.gif

Either way it's alway's fun this time of year;with hockey, wrestling, and basketball tourneys, the storm, and the MARCH MADNESS!!! grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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March Madness. Bring your A game or go home early. grin.gif

Way to represent the North Marshall, Hermantown, Grand Rapids and Roseau!

Watch out for Roseau again next year guys.

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I was at all of the Thursday games. Roseau was the best team there, and deserved to win the tournament. Although I still think Holy Angels and Moorhead were the two best teams in the state this year. Section 8 should be strong again the next few years, with Moorhead and Roseau battling for the chance at state...

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Of the 79 state high school boys hockey state champions...41 have been from "outstate" and 38 have been from the "metro". Pretty close!

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I love the original tournament too. The coverage now almost tottaly ignores the class A bracket. I remember Greenway 1987 #1 team in the state until bloomington kennedy. But everyone is supposed to be able to get to the tourney now even though most of the sections include teams from the cities.

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There should be 1 class in hockey, period. It would encourage competition and definitely avoid a lot of this "Ford vs. Chevy" type discussions.

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I agree, one championship team period.

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