Minnesota Boys' High School Hockey
Disclaimer & Philosophy
What These Pages Are About
These pages are not owned, sponsored or operated by any organization. Content is determined and updated solely by myself.
Any opinions expressed within these pages are solely mine, except where otherwise indicated by reference to the source of any materials presented.
Monetary contributions are not requested or required, since there is no additional cost for maintaining these pages outside of the normal monthly subscription fee paid for internet access and the periodic fee paid to the company which provides space for this site. The information on this site (and every page it contains) will always be accessible to all.
I make no guarantee as to how often the information on these pages are updated. Other aspects of my life may and will take precedent on occasion.
I do not serve as an intermediary for teams who are looking to hook up in various tournaments. If you send me an email requesting this service, it will be ignored. I also DO NOT provide any advice or information to those looking for specific schools. If you want information on a school, please contact the school.
Commercial links in the "Links" pages; at this time and for the forseeable future, none are being allowed. Not for free, not for pay. The only links I provide are to those running personal websites for specific teams, sections, conferences or leagues.
When it comes to athletics, I don't believe high school hockey in Minnesota takes a back seat to any sport played at this level in any state. A trip to St. Paul to witness the annual State Tournament is evidence enough to support my view. It's a nostalgic thing at times, as I watch a game and remember so many great players I've seen in the past. There are many I wish I had seen play high school hockey, also, such as Huffer Christensen, John Mayasich, Henry Boucha, and so on. I think the present is interwined with the past, given the rich tradition of the sport in this state. Inevitably, a discussion of current stars almost always leads to "hey, remember when...".
About these web pages; the person who told me several years ago "your money, your page, your rules" struck the nail on the head. I'm not interested in compromising anything about these pages just to attract more "hits". I would rather maintain a page where I can say what I want (and get only 10 hits a day as a result), then maintain a page that attempts to be "all things to all people" just to attract 1,000 hits a day. To those who appreciate what they see on these pages, keep coming back! To those who don't, either offer constructive advice or go elsewhere for your information.
My primary object in doing this is for fun. I'm not interested in monetary gain, not interested in awards, not interested in accolades. I reserve those for my job . It takes time to maintain these pages, and it's been worth it during the fourteen seasons I've run this site.
With that being said, if you're playing the game, have fun with it! The high school years will be a memory before you know it, so enjoy every game, every shot, every check, every pass while you can. If you're watching the game, remember what I said before, and remember that this is "entertainment" and not life-and-death.
And whenever you get the chance, take your kid (or anyone's kid) to a game, remembering what it was like to play or attend games when you were younger!
last updated november 1, 2011