1st Place Eden Prairie Tournament
Hopkins: November 29 - December 1
Eden Prairie: December 19 - December 22
Bloomington: January 14 - January 20
Fargo: February 20 - February 23
WE WORK HARD TO RAISE THE CUP!
" Hockey's a funny game. You have to prove yourself every shift, every game. It's not up to anybody else. You have to take pride in yourself."
- Paul Coffey
"I want speed and excitement, and I want our players to go out there and have the times of their lives. We're not going to be hanging around waiting for something to happen. We're going to make things happen ourselves."
- Herb Brooks Coach of the 1980 Olympic "Miracle" Team
"The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day. Than I never dog it."
- Wayne Gretzky "The Great One
A Coach Danny recommended game day meal is not very different from regular meals. Check out these high-carbohydrate, low- fat suggestions.
Winning Meals at Home
Defense in ice hockey is a player position whose primary responsibility is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. They are often referred to as defencemen, defensemen, D, D-men or blueliners (the latter a reference to the blue line in ice hockey which represents the boundary of the offensive zone; defensemen generally position themselves along the line to keep the puck in the zone). They were once called cover-point.
In ice hockey, a forward is a player position on the ice whose primary responsibility is to score goals. Generally, the forwards try to stay in three different lanes, also known as thirds, of the ice going from goal to goal. It is not mandatory, however, to stay in a lane. Staying in a lane aids in forming the common offensive strategy known as a triangle. One forward obtains the puck and then the forwards pass it between themselves making the goalie move side to side. This strategy opens up the net for scoring opportunities. This strategy allows for a constant flow of the play, attempting to maintain the control of play by one team in the offensive zone. The forwards can pass to the defence players playing at the blue line, thus freeing up the play and allowing either a shot from the point (blue line position where the defence stands) or a pass back to the offense. This then begins the triangle again.
THIS IS OUR YEAR!