parkside211
Finally found a bracket that has been released for this year's Duluth Marshall holiday tournament (Dec. 28th-30th) up in Duluth at the Mars Lakeview Arena.

[link=http://www.marslakeview.com/download/2009hhc_bracket.pdf]http://www.marslakeview.com/download/20 ... racket.pdf[/link]


I made the trip up last year and am likely planning on doing the same this year. In addition to Edgewood, Appleton, and Superior, there are five non-Wisconsin teams. Just incase anyone is interested, I looked up a few things about them:

Fort Frances (Ontario) - A very physical team last year, but not much offensive firepower. However, they appear to be a veteran team this year loaded with seniors (grade 12's) that have gotten off to a 17-0 start on their season which appears to include a variety of tournaments. They appear to have more offense this year as they beat a Bagley, MN team 19-0 earlier this year. Though, that same Bagley, MN team finished with a record of 1-19 last year, so we'll see.

New Ulm (Minnesota) - A scrappy team last year that played Superior tough in their opening game last year, with Superior eventually winning 4-2. They finished 22-5 last year but were only ranked 74th in the USHSHO rankings. I suppose that means they play a weaker schedule/conference. Finished 7th last year in the 8-team tournament.

Duluth Marshall (Minnesota) - Host of the tournament, and always has a good squad. They lost in the championship game last year to Appleton 3-0. They beat Edgewood 3-1 last year in the semi-finals. They finished 15-11 last year, but play a difficult schedule.

Proctor (Minnesota) - Finished 11-14 last year. Seem to have a tough time competing against the (likely bigger) Duluth teams. They lost to Edgewood last year 8-1 in the opening round, won their second game, then lost to Fort Frances 6-1 in the 5th place game.

St. Rita (Illinois) - A Catholic prep school from Chicago. They play a very long, tough schedule, something like 45 games. Looks like they've already played something like 30 games this year, though some of those may have been scrimmages/exhibitions, I'm not sure. They finished last year at 30-5 and ranked 3rd in the state of Illinois according to USHSHO. They were state semi-finalists the last two years. Are already 22-4 on the year (with a few ties).


Maybe I'll try to update the info tidbits again before the tournament starts. Save for a 3-1 loss by Edgewood courtesy of eventual second place winner and host Duluth Marshall, Wisconsin cleaned up at the tournament last year. I expect this year to be more difficult as Fort Frances appears to have a better squad, and the worst team last year (Simley) has been replaced by a very tough St. Rita team. In fact, St. Rita is my early "pick to win it".
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GPLUNK13_old
I heard a rumor that a team dropped out of this tourney. Any idea if its true and if so, what team? My guess would be St. Rita.
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GPLUNK13_old
Superior outshot Aplleton 37-17 and for the most part outplayed them, but lost 5-1. 1 empty netter.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
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parkside211
GPLUNK,

That's mostly how I felt too. Superior had a ton of chances, Appleton just did a better job capitalizing on theirs. I wrote up a little something on the WiPH forums if anyone is interested. Waterboy also did a great job of summarizing the RBC tournament from Milwaukee.
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GPLUNK13_old
Superior beats Edgewood 4-2, outshooting them 31-17. Superior pretty much controlled the game.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
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GPLUNK13_old
Agreed, but Appleton looked fresher, faster, and hungrier. Its almost as if coach Kalin conceded or something. Superior's lines were out way too long. Superior's second goal that they didnt count would have helped, but thats hockey. Suptown should drop big time in the standings.

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
Wayne Gretzky
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parkside211
GPLUNK13 wrote:


Agreed, but Appleton looked fresher, faster, and hungrier. Its almost as if coach Kalin conceded or something. Superior's lines were out way too long. Superior's second goal that they didnt count would have helped, but thats hockey. Suptown should drop big time in the standings.




GPLUNK,

Did you have a good view of that "second" Superior goal at the end of the 2nd period? I couldn't tell from where I was sitting if it crossed the line or came off the pipe. The refs ruled it as not crossing the goal line, but I wasn't sure if they had also said time had expired or there was man in the crease or something too. Did it indeed go in?
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GPLUNK13_old
Yes, it did go in with time on the clock. It hit the white pad on the bottom of the net and came straight out. Also, Superior lost 6-2 to Marshall outshooting them 37-31.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
Wayne Gretzky
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parkside211
Ahh, thanks for the update!
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