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    [Quote]

    More cowbell !!

    Ok. I'll bite.
    Could you please explain your skimming comment a little more?

    My daughters been on the team for four years and I have not seen any recruiting. In fact, I believe recruiting is frowned upon by the MIAA.

    Should they turn away players that want to come to a school that offers a lot more than just hockey. Albeit, hockey is a big draw for girls who want to play on a well coached team that likes to win.

    There is some truth to your first period comments but I thinks it is more that teams come out very hard against SMH and end up burning themselves out early. I think the exception to this was Hingham, who not only kept pace with SMH the whole game but actually outshot and maybe outplayed them all 3 periods.[/Quote]

    I did not mean to claim that SMH was violating any MIAA policy or rule.

    All I meant was that if the players on SMH varsity had to play for their public school's teams they would be stars on bunch of otherwise not so great teams. And, also, most of the players on most public school teams would never have a chance of being selected to the SMH team whereas a public school team has to take them and play them since the pool of available talent is limited. SMH gets to be an all-star team with the advantage of actually playing and practicing together for the whole season.

    I don't see how your view of the first period phenomenon is different from mine.
     
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    [Quote]

    Okay: Please explain cream skimming. My take is that you are implying that the whole team is recruited? Is that what you think? SMH is a regional high school and has the ability to attract girls from many different communities and metro teams. No different from AC, AP, BL and the many other private school. What is the difference, some of these co-op teams can pull from 5 different communities to assemble their teams.[/Quote]

    I did not say that anyone was recruiting anyone.

    If a coop team is formed it is presumably done to achieve equitable opportunity for players in small communities not to excuse inequities.
     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from justhavefun. Show justhavefun's posts

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    So you can only draw from the 500,000 Boston residents.[/Quote]

    No. You can only draw from the 200 girls that pass the exam, and if your lucky, some of them play hockey.
    That's a lot different than a draw from 500,000.
    You don't have to be sarcastic to prove your point about the Catholic schools. I find most talented girls hockey players to be smart. That's why they're good hockey players, and they're usually good students because they're used to the discipline of being on a team.

     
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    [Quote]

    So you can only draw from the 500,000 Boston residents.[/Quote]

    No you can only draw from the 200 girls that passed the exam. A lot different than 500,000.

    Who is taking about a phenom coming over from Boston Latin? Why would a Boston resident leave Boston Latin to travel to Lynn everyday.
    No one is knocking SMH. I commend them for a collective gpa in the 90's. I think most girls hockey players are smart. That's why they're good hockey players.

     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from summerheightshigh. Show summerheightshigh's posts

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    [Quote]

    So you can only draw from the 500,000 Boston residents.[/Quote]



    the 500,000 Boston residents ..... are they all students from the age of 12-18, i think not. BL is not the only school in Boston, its an exam school .. not all "500,000" people take the exam in get in .. they excpet a little over 400 students a year .......
    get the facts straight
     
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    [Quote] No. You can only draw from the 200 girls that pass the exam, and if your lucky, some of them play hockey.

    That's a lot different than a draw from 500,000.

    You don't have to be sarcastic to prove your point about the Catholic schools. I find most talented girls hockey players to be smart. That's why they're good hockey players, and they're usually good students because they're used to the discipline of being on a team.[/Quote]


    I have to admit I was being a little sarcastic (sorry if it was inappropriate) but I was trying to make a point. BL has the same "initial" pool as the Catholics, then they are culled by the entrance exam, then you can choose from the 200 girls that passed.
     
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    [Quote]



    the 500,000 Boston residents ..... are they all students from the age of 12-18, i think not. BL is not the only school in Boston, its an exam school .. not all "500,000" people take the exam in get in .. they excpet a little over 400 students a year .......
    get the facts straight[/Quote]

    I know, I know...
    But my point is that you are drawing first from a city that has a large population, then your 12- 18 pool is larger.

    Getting my facts straight...

    According to the July 1, 2007 census, the population of Boston is 599,351.

    The cities represented on the SMH squad are Lynn (87132), Marblehead (20039), Nahant (3519), Swampscott (13994), Reading (23139), Winthrop(20154), Melrose (26782), Malden (55712), Newbury(6926) and Byfield (I can't find, let's say 10000). So that's a total of 267,297, roughly half of Boston's population. So I would imagine the 12-18 year olds in those areas are roughly half of Boston's also.

    SMH also accepts about 400 students, roughly 200 girls.
     
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    [Quote]

    Who are you saying did the smacking. If you are saying AC smacked SMH we were not at the same game. The game should have been 6-1. AC scored their last goal with St. Mary's 4th line on both offense and defense out. AC was very physical; but after the first goal were never in this game. I thought it was ironic that with one minute left in the game AC had their first line out there with St. Mary's 4th. I will give AC credit though they look much improved from the first meeting with SMH.[/Quote]

    The game could have been 8-1 except for some solid goaltending by AC...To say AC was much improved from the 1st time is ridiculous. AC played much better the 1st game and was trailing 3-2 through much of the 3rd period in the 1st meeting until SMH got their 4th goal with 3 mins left. The second meeting wasn't even close with St Mary controllingh the play from start to finish. AC was a step behind and in their own end 90% of the game. This game was a far cry from the 1st game that was much closer. SMH defense was pinching down and AC had no adjustment for it during the 2nd or 3rd period. I don't think AC had 10 shots on net in the 2nd game. The performance of AC in game 2 was far less impressive than in game 1 where they actually had a chance to win that game.
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from bb257. Show bb257's posts

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    score of the everett chelmsford game???????

    does anyone care??????
     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from homesar. Show homesar's posts

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    [Quote]bOY, dose LatIn guys make like it seems da oder kigs r Maybee not s entligent as som of da othr schols. at da letin acedmy ?[/Quote]still nobody at your rinks?
     
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    I have seen alot of post's stating teams are appealing Divison Allignment. Is this real, and if so when is this going to be heard? Did Hingham move up because the MIAA website has not recognized it or they need to corrected it on their website. Thanks for the help.

    http://www.miaa.net/IceHockey-girls-06-09-alignment.pdf
     
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    Chelmsford 4 Everett 2[Quote]score of the everett chelmsford game???????

    does anyone care??????[/Quote]
     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from ghockeyfan. Show ghockeyfan's posts

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    [Quote]

    That was going to be my question exactly. I have been reading all these posts pertaining to this subject because I'm trying to learn about these private catholic schools, because I just do not know. I'm looking at the towns represented on the SMH roster. I'm sure that there are Catholic schools in each one of these towns where a kid could get a quality faith based education. Is is only coincidence that they play hockey. It just seems that one could get that education in their own town. Is it safe to assume the SMH is a private school in that parents pay tuition? Please enlighten me, I'm trying to learn this part of it.[/Quote]

    Of the towns listed only Reading has a Catholic High School that has a girls hockey program (Austin Prep). Pope John in Everett is close to Malden, but generally speaking there aren't all that many Catholic High Schools. They are private and parents do pay tuition, although it is generally speaking, much less than prep school.

    There are a lot of elementary Catholic schools, but for some reason the numbers really drop off at the high school level.
     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from ghockeyfan. Show ghockeyfan's posts

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    [Quote]I have seen alot of post's stating teams are appealing Divison Allignment. Is this real, and if so when is this going to be heard? Did Hingham move up because the MIAA website has not recognized it or they need to corrected it on their website. Thanks for the help.

    http://www.miaa.net/IceHockey-girls-06-09-alignment.pdf[/Quote]

    Try this link instead

    http://www.miaa.net/Ice-Hockey-Girls-Proposed-Alignment.pdf

    From what I have been told, the MIAA periodically goes through the list of schools and based on enrollment, proposes division alignments. It is then up to the individual schools (AD) to accept the alignment or petition to change.
     
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    clapping or making any noise at all should cease immediately!
     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from Icing-2. Show Icing-2's posts

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    Week 5 Poll
    Division 1
    1-St Mary's Lynn Jr/Sr High 8-0-0 .581 (1)
    2-Woburn High School 8-0-0 .458 (3)
    3-Acton Boxboro Regional HS 7-0-2 .547 (4)
    4-Hingham High School 6-2-0 .577 (5)
    5-Wellsley High School 6-1-2 .546 (9)
    6-Wakefield High School 5-0-1 .402 (6)
    7-Fontbonne Academy 4-2-0 .580 (8)
    8-Arlington High School 6-1-2 .550 (2)
    9-Arlington Catholic High School 5-3-1 .610 (6)
    10-Lexington High School 5-1-3 .476 (NR)

    Division 2
    1-Whitman-Hansen-Pembrokes 7-0-1 .359 (4)
    2-Milton High School 6-1-1 .429 (NR)
    3-Walpole High School 8-1-1.384 (3)
    4-Chelmsford High School 4-1-2 .573 (6)
    5-Duxbury High School 6-1-1 .517 (2)
    6-Lynn Classical/English 8-2-0 .419 (5)
    7-Braintree High School 5-1-2 .550 (NR)
    8-Winchester High School 4-1-1 .415 (7)
    9-Waltham High School 5-2-1 .442 (NR)
    9-Falmouth High School 5-2-1.483 (9)
    10-Masconomet High School 4-2-1 .537 (NR)



    Legend
    Rank-School-Record-Opponents win pct (Last Week)

     
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    JACKA$$ POLL WEEK 1
    1.Larry- A pro's pro
    2. Paycheck- has difficulty making sense at times
    3. Downtown- could he be serious?
    4. abgirlsfan- a worker
    5. athlaig- has he made a useful, funny or decent post?
    6. greatestfan- homer extrordinaire
    7.hinghamlover- see #6
    8.hockeyrocks -see #6
    9.too many to list

     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from hockeymomof3. Show hockeymomof3's posts

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    So where is Beverly/Gloucester ion your poll they have a better win percentage than lots of these teams in D2?
    5-2-1 .688


    Week 5 Poll
    Division 1
    1-St Mary's Lynn Jr/Sr High 8-0-0 .581 (1)
    2-Woburn High School 8-0-0 .458 (3)
    3-Acton Boxboro Regional HS 7-0-2 .547 (4)
    4-Hingham High School 6-2-0 .577 (5)
    5-Wellsley High School 6-1-2 .546 (9)
    6-Wakefield High School 5-0-1 .402 (6)
    7-Fontbonne Academy 4-2-0 .580 (8)
    8-Arlington High School 6-1-2 .550 (2)
    9-Arlington Catholic High School 5-3-1 .610 (6)
    10-Lexington High School 5-1-3 .476 (NR)

    Division 2
    1-Whitman-Hansen-Pembrokes 7-0-1 .359 (4)
    2-Milton High School 6-1-1 .429 (NR)
    3-Walpole High School 8-1-1.384 (3)
    4-Chelmsford High School 4-1-2 .573 (6)
    5-Duxbury High School 6-1-1 .517 (2)
    6-Lynn Classical/English 8-2-0 .419 (5)
    7-Braintree High School 5-1-2 .550 (NR)
    8-Winchester High School 4-1-1 .415 (7)
    9-Waltham High School 5-2-1 .442 (NR)
    9-Falmouth High School 5-2-1.483 (9)
    10-Masconomet High School 4-2-1 .537 (NR)



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    [/Quote]

     
  19. You have chosen to ignore posts from hockeymomof3. Show hockeymomof3's posts

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    [Quote]This board was so informative last year and sadly, this board has become a "my team is better than your team" with wasteful posts. There are those who are out watching games and are very knowledgable (Icing2) and those who I don't even bother reading (everyone else). [/Quote]
    I agree this forum is RIDICULOUS this year. Everyone is trying to one up each other what happened to good ole conversation about the teams and players in a POSITIVE manner? Unfortunately, the players are reading this and they think all these parents need better things to do with their time!!!!
     
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    [Quote]
    So where is Beverly/Gloucester ion your poll they have a better win percentage than lots of these teams in D2?
    5-2-1 .688


    Week 5 Poll
    Division 1
    1-St Mary's Lynn Jr/Sr High 8-0-0 .581 (1)
    2-Woburn High School 8-0-0 .458 (3)
    3-Acton Boxboro Regional HS 7-0-2 .547 (4)
    4-Hingham High School 6-2-0 .577 (5)
    5-Wellsley High School 6-1-2 .546 (9)
    6-Wakefield High School 5-0-1 .402 (6)
    7-Fontbonne Academy 4-2-0 .580 (8)
    8-Arlington High School 6-1-2 .550 (2)
    9-Arlington Catholic High School 5-3-1 .610 (6)
    10-Lexington High School 5-1-3 .476 (NR)

    Division 2
    1-Whitman-Hansen-Pembrokes 7-0-1 .359 (4)
    2-Milton High School 6-1-1 .429 (NR)
    3-Walpole High School 8-1-1.384 (3)
    4-Chelmsford High School 4-1-2 .573 (6)
    5-Duxbury High School 6-1-1 .517 (2)
    6-Lynn Classical/English 8-2-0 .419 (5)
    7-Braintree High School 5-1-2 .550 (NR)
    8-Winchester High School 4-1-1 .415 (7)
    9-Waltham High School 5-2-1 .442 (NR)
    9-Falmouth High School 5-2-1.483 (9)
    10-Masconomet High School 4-2-1 .537 (NR)



    Legend
    Rank-School-Record-Opponents win pct (Last Week)
    [/Quote]NOTE THE WINNING PCT LISTED IS THAT OF THE OPPONENTS OF EACH TEAM (not their own). Beverly's opponents winning percentage is .351 It is the lower than any one in any of my top 10's, if it makes you feel better I had them as #11. And their winning pct is not better than any listed except Masco and Beverly lost 4-1 to Masco.

     
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    [Quote]Hockeymomof3

    There is only 1 team on the D2 list with a worse winning % than Beverly/Gloucester and that is Masco by just a little. But when you take a look and see that Masco beat your team 4-0 this year hopefully you can see that Icing did a pretty good job on that poll. Another big win for your team like last nights win over Lynn English and you'll maybe get your wish next week.
    [/Quote]You know Icelord I always said you were a very intelegent ;-)
     
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    Why has AHS fallen and AB gotten a bump up given that:

    1) They tied each other
    2) Their oppostion's records are almost identical
    3) Their records differ by 1 one win which is likely because AHS has had its SMH game already while AB has not?

    Just curious.

    The new EMASSHOCKEYONLINE rankings have AB 3rd, AHS 5th and Hingham 6th, FWIW.

    [Quote]

    Week 5 Poll

    Division 1

    1-St Mary's Lynn Jr/Sr High 8-0-0 .581 (1)
    2-Woburn High School 8-0-0 .458 (3)
    3-Acton Boxboro Regional HS 7-0-2 .547 (4)
    4-Hingham High School 6-2-0 .577 (5)

    5-Wellsley High School 6-1-2 .546 (9)
    6-Wakefield High School 5-0-1 .402 (6)

    7-Fontbonne Academy 4-2-0 .580 (8)

    8-Arlington High School 6-1-2 .550 (2)
    9-Arlington Catholic High School 5-3-1 .610 (6)
    10-Lexington High School 5-1-3 .476 (NR)

    Division 2

    1-Whitman-Hansen-Pembrokes 7-0-1 .359 (4)

    2-Milton High School 6-1-1 .429 (NR)

    3-Walpole High School 8-1-1.384 (3)

    4-Chelmsford High School 4-1-2 .573 (6)

    5-Duxbury High School 6-1-1 .517 (2)

    6-Lynn Classical/English 8-2-0 .419 (5)

    7-Braintree High School 5-1-2 .550 (NR)

    8-Winchester High School 4-1-1 .415 (7)

    9-Waltham High School 5-2-1 .442 (NR)

    9-Falmouth High School 5-2-1.483 (9)

    10-Masconomet High School 4-2-1 .537 (NR)

    Legend

    Rank-School-Record-Opponents win pct (Last Week)

    [/Quote]
     
  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from Icing-2. Show Icing-2's posts

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    Iced-t
    A poll is different than rankings, computer generated with NO human input. My poll is what I have seen with my eyes or my "moles" have put in their input. As far as the tumble that AHS took in my poll, well 0-1-1 week will do that when all other teams win and the AHS loss was a blowout!

     
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    Final: Fontbonne 4 Braintree 1
     
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    Who has the score of the Wakefield-Woburn Game from tonight?????????
     
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