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  1. I have never heard of such a book and I'm not sure there would be demand for much more than about 400 of them.
  2. You can do that, but I think what he wants is to look at, say, Baierl, and see what's scheduled for that day. Baierl came to mind because they do publish their ice schedule, though I don't know if it would tell you who is playing whom, it might just say who scheduled the ice. https://member.daysmartrecreation.com/#/online/baierl/calendar?location=1&start=2022-10-01&end=2022-10-01
  3. Looking at baseball, it seems to have gotten a bit more "closed" too. Much more of a suburban sport than it once was.
  4. I agree. PIHL AAA isn't terrible hockey, but it's miles from the competition in (non-faux) AAA. I'm sure plenty of even faux AAA players have tried to take this kid's head off.
  5. Sounds like you're talking about #18's dad? https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/301577/john-mooney
  6. Should be good for Jim Murphy too. It seems like he's been trying to get out of the hockey business for longer than he's been in it.
  7. This is going back a ways, but back when Esmark was known as the Pittsburgh Stars, they played at Kittanning. And the Vengeance, then known as the Amateur Penguins, played at the Neville South Side Arena - good location, but awful rink. Around that same time, the Hornets, were playing home games in Detroit. So I think that there is some validity to the idea that some people will go anywhere for AAA. I think that's especially true for Esmark, who has been 2nd best after PPE if you consider the last 15 years as a whole and not individual teams/birth years.
  8. I'm surprised anyone gave a thumbs down to the Klasnick family. Also from USC: Eric Meloche played here until maybe high school. Ryan Malone. Dylan Reese and Grant Lewis. The NAHL Pittsburgh Forge was only here for a couple of years, but a large part of their roster was from PGH and quite a few of them played NCAA hockey. Some who haven't been mentioned are Eric Trax, Mike Handza, Brian Hartman. Matt Bartkowski played "faux AAA" for the predators with Ty Murovich and those two played high school with Shane Ferguson. Also from Mt Lebanon are Jeff Potter (currently coaching Youngstown I think), and the Kuqali brothers, Nicholas and Zander. Hank Horn from Lebo was a 3rd string goalie at Ohio State. Matt Humerich from Bethel Park was a 3rd string goalie at OSU as well and I believe Nick Lordi from Bethel played at Mercyhurst. Keith Stanich played for Wayne State. Joe Pelle from Beaver played at Princeton I think and Brad Fratteroli played at Western Michigan. Mike Betz and JB Bittner played at OSU at roughly the same time around 2002-05 Dee Rizzo played at Michigan State Jim and Bob Black played D3 for some SUNY school I believe That's just off the top of my head and these are mostly older guys. There were quite a few with birth years in the 80s and 90s. I'm sure there are a lot born in the 2000s as well but I am not as familiar with the names.
  9. I don't agree at all. The team picking process is chaotic and inefficient, team entry events exist, and new sports are changed to team entry every year. Your examples don't show the weakness of a team entry, but rather the weakness of the current system. Things were so bad that the host region couldn't even field a team? That's either an argument for team entry or it's an argument for cutting hockey from the KSG. Either way, the event has fallen significantly from what it was in the early 2000s.
  10. It's part of the Keystone State Games, which is a non-profit that puts on the event. In a lot of other sports, teams are entered rather than having a separate tryout. The real question is, why isn't hockey one of the sports entering teams? That was rumored for years, but hasn't happened. There are plenty of teams practicing over the summer and you could really up the ante with real teams playing.
  11. You can make an argument for both sides of the money grab/outlet for kids to play hockey in the summer (spring) divide for just about any spring/summer event like this one. Seems that usually the positiveness of your experience determines which side you take.
  12. I think you are right about that. I think more and more of these predators are getting caught. At least that's what I hope. I also hope it means that there are fewer of these incidents because people are reporting them and the predators are getting caught.
  13. "Hot water" is a little mild for the trouble he's in. It's disturbing he was around youth hockey players.
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