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10/18/2021 10:21 am  #2601

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

10/18/2021 10:32 am  #2602

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

Oh, how the Tower has fallen.

10/19/2021 9:31 am  #2603

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

Steelman wrote:

Section30 wrote:

Morris is a town in western Minnesota that will also be joining the Granite Hockey League. With a population of over 5,500 Morris is a fairly big city for the region and they felt it was time to get a team of their own. The Mules will play their home games at 500 seat Morris Ice Arena.

They will be called the "Mules" stating that they want to mimic a Mules strength and work ethic along with it just sounding good. Their logo is a kicking mule over a M for Morris in the teams colors of forest green and red.

This whole set is gorgeous. Make a green and red team look good? Absolutely nailed it. Fantastic. I'm a fan.

I concur! What a difficult color scheme that you pull off exceptionally!!!! Nice job my man!!!!!!

10/19/2021 9:49 am  #2604

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League


Thunder Bay edges Two Harbors in a nail-biter

Ely continues their Cinderella story, take down Superior

Come playoff time, they have ice in their veins. International Falls wins in Bemidji

It is duck hunting season, and the Roseau Stars are ready for it. Detroit Lakes upset bid falls way short as the blue-blood Stars wipe them off the floor.

10/19/2021 10:03 am  #2605

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

TC North Predictions

Sauk Rapids over North St Paul
Maplewood over Blaine
Mounds View over Osseo
East Bethel over Coon Rapids
Alexandria over Little Falls
White Bear Lake over Plymouth
Roseville over Anoka
St Cloud Bearcats over Lino Lakes


10/19/2021 5:48 pm  #2606

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

1986 Kellogg Cup Playoffs: First Round - Twin Cities North

#10 Sauk Rapids Bulldogs vs North St. Paul Ramparts
The Bulldogs wore down the Ramparts slowly but surely, scoring once in the second and two more in the third while keeping NSP off the scoreboard. When the final horn sounded Sauk Rapids sat firmly ahead, advancing with a 3-0 shutout victory over North St. Paul.

St. Cloud Bearcats vs Lino Lakes Herons
The MAC was jumping as the Bearcats welcomed the Herons of Lino Lakes for a first round matchup. It would prove to be a classic as it went the distance and then some. Great Blue scored first, but St. Cloud would only be held off the board for so long. The Cats tied it up late in the second at 1-1, a score that would hold until the final horn sounded to end the third period. We went to overtime to see who would advance and who's season would come to an end. The 2,000+ in the crowd did their part, belting out "Go Cats Go" chants. 13:20 into overtime, a winner was finally decided. St. Cloud was on the rush and the winger took a shot from out wide. The rebound popped out to the high slot on the opposite side of the ice, and the opposite Bearcat winger was the first man to it. He wasted no time, one timing the rebound into the back of the net and sending St. Cloud to the second round with a 2-1 win.

#20 Coon Rapids Bandits vs East Bethel Cranes
UPSET ALERT! In only their second season, East Bethel has already clinched their first notable win, knocking out the North Metro Hockey League champions in the first round of the playoffs. The Cranes offense was on fire, lighting up the Bandit goaltender for 6 goals. Coon Rapids was able to net three goals in the game, but the six against were just too much to overcome. East Bethel moves on, taking out #20 Coon Rapids by a score of 6-3.

#24 Alexandria Norsemen vs Little Falls Pilots
It was a GHL showdown in Alexandria as the Norsemen took on the Little Falls Pilots. Alec opened the scoring with a pair of goals in the first. Little Falls got one back in the second to make it 2-1 heading into the third and final period. Little Falls made things very interesting as they tied the game at two with a powerplay goal. The Norsemen would respond just a few minutes later though to regain the lead. It was back and forth for the rest of the game, Little Falls missing by inches on a couple occasions. With a minute left, the Pilots pulled their netminder to get the extra attacker. Alexandria were able to get control of the puck and dumped it down into the opening to secure the win. Alexandria moves on, knocking out Little Falls 4-2.

#12 Maplewood Retrievers vs Blaine Spartans
Aldrich Arena was sold out to watch the Goldies battle the Spartans. Maplewood came in as heavy favorites and they lived up to the hype. The Retrievers scored once in the first to take a 1-0 lead, then two in the second and one more in the third. Blaine only managed to net one in the third and by then it was too late. The Goldies move on, knocking out Blaine by a score of 4-1.

Anoka Warriors vs Roseville Rockets
It was a goal scorers battle in Anoka as the Warriors and Rockets went back and forth on the scoreboard for a combined total of 9 goals for the game. No team had a lead of more than 1 at any point in the game, just showing how truly close this game was. When the dust settled and the game was over, the hometown Warriors were ahead by one, up 5-4. Anoka moves on, surviving a hard fought battle with Roseville.

#17 Mounds View Gunners vs Osseo Screaming Eagles
The Gunners offense was firing at will on the Osseo netminder, getting 41 shots on goal by the end of regulation, 3 of them finding the back of the net. The Eagles were left empty handed on the other side of the ice, getting shut out. Mounds View moves on with a commanding 3-0 victory over Osseo.

White Bear Lake Braves vs Plymouth Militia
We had an incredible hockey game on our hands in White Bear Lake as the Braves and Militia battled for 60 minutes only to need overtime. At the end of three periods we were tied 2-2 at a sold out White Bear Lake Hippodrome. When the teams returned to the ice, the pace didn't slow down a bit. Both teams were flying up and down the ice with scoring chances, so it wasn't a surprise that we had a winner only 4:47 into OT. Plymouth entered the White Bear Lake zone 2 on 1. The puck carrier took it wide while the other went to the net. The puck carrier cut back to the middle and ripped a shot. The goalie was screened by the other Militia forward and didn't see the shot coming. It whizzed past the White Bear Lake defenseman who tried to block it, before it beat the goalie blocker side. The goal light lit up and the Plymouth bench cleared in celebration. The Militia move on, knocking out the Braves in overtime 3-2 on the road.

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10/20/2021 2:09 pm  #2607

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

TC South Predictions

Minneapolis over Lakeville
St Louis Park over Chanhassen
St Paul Victorias over New Hope
Edina over Minnetonka
Apple Valley over Burnsville
St Paul Saints over West St Paul
Eden Prairie over Mound
Richfield over Eagan


10/20/2021 4:15 pm  #2608

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

1986 Kellogg Cup Playoffs: First Round - Twin Cities South

#2 Minneapolis Millers vs Lakeville Admirals
Parade was rocking well before puck drop as the second ranked Mighty Millers took on playoff newcomers Lakeville. The game went about as expected with the Minneapolis offense lighting up the Admiral goaltender for 6 goals in the game. Lakeville was able to net one in both the second and third, but it would only be a drop in the bucket as the Millers cruise to a 6-2 victory and advance to the second round.

Eagan Oaks vs Richfield Roosters
This game had a lot of eyes on it with local media hyping it as one of the games to watch in the first round as both the Oaks and Roosters come in receiving votes to be ranked. The visitors scored first, but Eagan answered right back to send us to the second tied 1-1. Richfield feasted on the powerplay in the second, scoring 2 goals with the man advantage plus one at even strength to take a 4-2 lead heading into the final 20 minutes. Eagan buried a powerplay goal of their own early in the third to make it a one goal game, but the Cocks were able to withstand the Oak onslaught in the final minutes to hold the lead. Eagan would eventually pull their goalie in a last ditch effort, leading to the game clinching goal for Richfield after they took control and dumped it the length of the ice into the empty cage. The Richfield Roosters advance, taking out Eagan 5-3 on the road.

#13 Edina Cake Eaters vs Minnetonka Muskies
For the 3rd time in the past 4 years, non-league rivals Edina and Minnetonka are pitted against one another in the post season. The Cake Eaters led the all-time playoff series 2-1 heading into this game, and perhaps that gave the Muskies that little extra bit of motivation because they came out in this one and outplayed the #13 ranked team in the MAHL on the road. It was a high scoring game at Braemar Arena with both offenses creating scoring chances that would find the back of the net. At the end of 60 minutes we were tied at 4 apiece, Minnetonka was actually outshooting Edina 34-26 at the end of 3 periods and had arguably outplayed the Eaters despite being tied. In the end though, the Muskies would be able to get it done, beating the Edina goaltender five hole on a shot while driving to the net. The couple hundred Tonka fans in the crowd went nuts while the rest of the Hornets Nest sat in a stunned silence. The Minnetonka Muskies have pulled off the upset, evening the all-time playoff series in the process. Tonka moves on, beating Edina 5-4 in overtime.

#15 Apple Valley Cardinals vs Burnsville Bucks
The Apple Valley Sports Arena was filled to capacity before warmups had even begun as nearly 2,000 packed into the building to watch arch rivals Apple Valley and Burnsville face off in the playoffs. The Bucks got the better of the Cardinals in their first two post season meetings, but this year Apple Valley was determined to finally take down their rivals. It started out good for the Bucks who jumped out to a 1-0 lead midway through the first period and remained in front until the Cards finally tied it up with seconds left in the second. With all the momentum and a reenergized crowd on their side, Apple Valley came out flying in the third. The Cardinals worked it around the Burnsville zone for minutes on end, wearing down the Bucks and their goaltender who was forced to make more and more saves. Eventually, the wall would collapse just enough for a juicy rebound to pop loose and be put home by a Cardinal down low to give his team a 2-1 lead. The crowd was absolutely electric after the go ahead goal, and Burnsville would have no answer. Apple Valley avenges their past defeats, getting their first playoff victory against their arch rivals by a score of 2-1.

#4 St. Louis Park Louies vs Chanhassen Badgers
Two teams only 20 minutes apart facing off for the first time ever. St. Louis Park came into this one as heavy favorites and they didn't disappoint, outskating and outscoring the Chanhassen Badgers on their way to a 5-2 victory in front of over 2,000 Louies faithful.

#22 Mound Marauders vs Eden Prairie Pumas
UPSET ALERT! We had a defensive battle going on in Mound as the Marauders and Pumas were still scoreless after two full periods of play. It wouldn't be until an Eden Prairie shot took a deflection off of a Buc defenseman's shin pad and redirected past the downed goaltender that the game would see its first (and only) goal. EP, knowing their competition well after years in the same league, were able to shut down any offensive chances Mound tried to create. The Pumas were able to hold on to the final horn, completing the upset victory, and a shut out at that! Eden Prairie gets their first ever post season victory, knocking out Hennepin Hockey League champions Mound 1-0 on the road.

#7 St. Paul Victorias vs New Hope Raiders
New Hope had high hopes for their first playoff run, but sadly for them it wasn't meant to be this year. The V's played like a well oiled machine, working together to open up scoring chances and slowly build up a four goal lead. The Raiders would avoid the shutout with a late goal, but it was too little too late as St. Paul easily cruises to a 4-1 victory to advance as they look to make their 5th consecutive Super Series appearance.

#21 St. Paul Saints vs West St. Paul Waves
It was a classic TCHL hockey game between two long time foes at the historic St. Paul Coliseum. The 8,000 or so fans in attendance were able to watch a great hockey game between two very skilled hockey teams. The pace of the game was very fast and there was no shortage of scoring chances for either team. One team would score and the other would answer, this happened a couple of times in the game before West St. Paul finally went ahead by one and held on. When the final horn sounded, the scoreboard read 4-3 in favor of the visitors, sending the Waves on to the second round.

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10/21/2021 6:00 pm  #2609

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

1986 Kellogg Cup Playoffs: First Round - South

#9 Mankato Moose vs North Mankato River Bats
There was only one thing on the minds of everyone in the Mankato from the moment it became known that the Moose and River Bats would face off in North Mankato's first ever playoff appearance. All Seasons Arena was filled with fans of both teams, a familiar setting for both teams who call this arena home during the season. The actual game was very high paced and high scoring with the two combining for 10 goals in the game. It was a really even matchup despite the amount of offense shown, with both teams only a few shots separated at the end of regulation. When the final horn sounded it was the #9 ranked Mankato Moose who were out in front, knocking out their rivals to the north by a score of 6-4.

Red Wing Chiefs vs Cottage Grove Yellow Jackets
We had a back and forth affair in Red Wing with the Chiefs and Jackets battling both along the boards and on the score board. Red Wing scored first, but two Cottage Grove scores gave the visitors a 2-1 lead after 1. The Chiefs tied it at two in the second and it would remain 2-2 until the Yellow Jackets beat the Red Wing goalie on a shot high glove side to regain the lead. Red Wing wasn't ready to just roll over and surrender though, fighting back to level the score at 3-3. Cottage Grove was able to get one more past the Chief netminder though before regulation could come to an end, sneaking one short side with only 51 seconds left in regulation to stun the hometown crowd and give the Yellow Jackets a late lead. The Jackets would kill the remaining seconds to hold on and advance, knocking off the Red Wing Chiefs on the road by a score of 4-3.

#19 New Ulm Bavarians vs Worthington Zephyrs
UPSET ALERT! Down go the defending champs! For the second year in a row, Worthington has pulled off a stunning upset victory over a team from the BEHL in the first round. Last year it was the league champion Governors, and this year it is the #19 ranked defending Kellogg Cup Champions, New Ulm. It wasn't an easy win, but nobody thought that it would be. The Bavarians outplayed the Zephyrs for most of the game, but they could only muster two goals in regulation. Worthington may not have had as many chances as New Ulm, but they converted on just as many, leaving us tied 2-2 after three periods of play. Worthington completed the upset on a deflection in front of the net, beating the Bavarian goalie between the wickets to send the Zephyrs to the second round with a 3-2 victory.

#25 Brookings Buffaloes vs Hudson Bengals
UPSET ALERT! The Southwest Hockey Association champions just couldn't solve the Hudson netminder, failing to find the back of the net for a full 60 minutes. The Bengals took a 1-0 lead in the second and wouldn't score again until the Buffaloes resorted to pulling their goalie in the final minute and a half. Hudson pulls off the stunner in South Dakota, shutting out Brookings 2-0.

#14 Marshall Pheasants vs Eau Claire Rubber Kings
The Pheasants and Rubber Kings see themselves facing off in the first round for the 2nd time in the past 3 years. Marshall took home the win in their fist meeting, and they would duplicate the feat this year. Eau Claire looked a step behind the Pheasants for long spans in this game, allowing Marshall to build a commanding lead that would become insurmountable. When it was all said and done the scoreboard read 5-2 in favor of Marshall, sending them to the second round.

Hastings Rivermen vs Faribault Flickertails
The first two periods were complete domination on behalf of the Hastings Rivermen. The Rivermen lit up the Flickertail netminder, scoring 3 in both the first and second periods to take a commanding 6-0 lead heading into the third. Hastings seemed to take their foot off the peddles a bit in the third, content with their massive lead. This allowed for a couple offensive chances for Faribault that would find the back of the net. In the end though, the six goal deficit was way too much to overcome as Faribault falls to Hastings 6-2.

#16 Northfield Outlaws vs Sioux Falls Packers
This is the third all-time meeting between Northfield and Sioux Falls, and the first to be played in Northfield. The first two were split, leaving the series lead up for grabs. Northfield came out flying right out of the gates, scoring on their first shot of the game and extending their lead to 2-0 before the end of the period. A powerplay tally put the Outlaws firmly in the drivers seat up 3-0 and with the 1,500+ in attendance on their side. Sioux Falls finally got on the board on the man advantage midway through the third, but Northfield wasted no time retaking a 3 goal lead, scoring just 36 seconds after the Packers. That would be the final goal of the game as Northfield holds on, knocking out Sioux Falls by a score of 4-1.

Rochester Mustangs vs Rochester Robins
For the first time in over two decades, the Civil War Rivalry is taking place in the post season. The wait was long, but holy hell was it worth it for the 2,500+ who got to witness one of the best games in MAHL history. The Rochester Recreation Center was standing room only before the teams had even taken the ice for warmups. Fans from either team split into sections, trying to one up each other with "Lets Go Mustangs" and "BLACK...ORANGE" chants. This atmosphere persisted throughout the game, both teams feeding off the energy and giving their absolute all into every shift. At the end of three periods, the score was tied 3-3. It was time for some free hockey in Rochester to see which team would get to represent the city for the remainder of the playoffs. Both teams played a bit more cautious than they had in regulation, but that didn't mean that the scoring chances stopped. Both teams came close on a couple occasions, whether it was an odd man rush or a shot ringing off the crossbar. None of that mattered though as 20 minutes came and went with the score still 3-3, sending us to a second overtime at the RRC. All great games must eventually come to an end, and this game was no exception. After over 86 minutes of play, we finally had a winner. The Mustangs held control in the Robin zone. It was worked over to a winger who caught the pass and drove along the top of the circles towards the high slot. He got a shot off right before a Robin could get his stick on it. The shot was sent right into the top corner of the goal, ringing off the crossbar before crossing the line and rippling the twine. The majority Mustang crowd lost their collective minds as players threw themselves over the boards. The Rochester Mustangs advance, knocking out their cross town rivals 4-3 in double overtime. The Stangs improve their playoff record against the Robins to 3-0 all-time.

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10/21/2021 6:35 pm  #2610

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

New Ulm going down early has to be the biggest surprise so far, considering they were the defending champs.


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