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  • Originally posted by robertearle View Post
    If there are "more girls than ever wanting to come play at Ohio State" then why are you sitting at 10 forwards for next season?
    You'll see in all good time what our next seasons final roster will be. You probably will lose some sleep over it.

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    • Originally posted by BadgerDad2022 View Post

      that's a great question and I'm not sure as my son played hockey, but I never had a daughter go through the program.

      A top flight prep school is always a plus and would seem like a doable option.
      Wisconsin is not a place to go to prep school for athletics or any other reason. If you are from Wisconsin and want to go to a "top flight" prep school, you go to another state.

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      • Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post
        You'll see in all good time what our next seasons final roster will be. You probably will lose some sleep over it.
        On March 31, you said Ohio State's transfers would be announced on social media "by midweek". And then three days later, OSU ran their "want ad". Since then, you have two FEWER forwards on your roster.

        You like your cars. Well, you're leaking oil, man.

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        • I wonder if Jane's departure was also related to a lack of scholarship money like Maddy's was?

          Thanks to Badger Dad 2022 for all the cool insider information. Priceless.
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          • Originally posted by Ooftah View Post

            Wisconsin is not a place to go to prep school for athletics or any other reason. If you are from Wisconsin and want to go to a "top flight" prep school, you go to another state.
            Agreed now that's the case - but what are the obstacles for something like this to exist in state?

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            • Originally posted by Windchill22 View Post
              Agreed now that's the case - but what are the obstacles for something like this to exist in state?
              I suppose a boarding school that has a quality rink(s) or access to a quality rink(s) needs to hire top end coaches with a proven track record of player development to start attracting top end players. Is there a school such as this in WI with the potential to do this? Wayland Academy is in the town that I work. The local rink (1 sheet) is within a mile of it. I doubt the rink in Beaver Dam is in the same league as SSM's, but it is just as good as Tosu's!!!!! LOL!!! HAHA!!! HEHE!!!! It may even be better!

              I have to say I am perturbed that the UW women's volleyball team just got a huge radio deal with ESPN Madison and Milwaukee, but the women's hockey team barely has a radio presence at all.
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              • Wheeler officially a Buckeye now!

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                • Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post
                  Wheeler officially a Buckeye now!
                  A month ago you told us there were no "one and done" transfers for Ohio State. Wheeler will be a "one and done".

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                  • Originally posted by Windchill22 View Post

                    Agreed now that's the case - but what are the obstacles for something like this to exist in state?
                    We might be discussing more than one thing. Are we talking about creating a hockey factory or an elite prep school that happens to have a hockey team? One of the advantages of some of the out of state prep schools is that they are competitive at hockey and can also get you into Harvard and Princeton.

                    SSM placed two of their 2022-2023 graduates at Harvard and one at Princeton. According to Wayland Academy's website, they have throughout their history had graduates accepted at two of the Ivy League schools and only one of them, Cornell, plays hockey. Cornell also has four schools that are state-supported with higher acceptance rates than the rest of the university. It takes more than a convenient, state of the art rink.

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                    • Originally posted by Ooftah View Post

                      We might be discussing more than one thing. Are we talking about creating a hockey factory or an elite prep school that happens to have a hockey team? One of the advantages of some of the out of state prep schools is that they are competitive at hockey and can also get you into Harvard and Princeton.
                      Very good point/question. Naturally on this forum, hockey is the focus and we started the conversation wanting there to be an in-state path to feed talented women to the Badgers. That is of course a very selfish view, and what's more important for the young women is the opportunity to improve academically and athletically. So I think my answer to your question/comment is an elite prep school - available to all income levels (scholarships etc.). That certainly increases the difficulty of implementation because as Ooftah has eluded to, you need much more than a nice rink and a top notch coach - you now need top notch educators and facilities. - with that thought now maybe the maybe the path to success is to identify an existing prep school - and build them a nice rink and hire them a top notch coach!

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                      • Originally posted by Windchill22 View Post

                        Very good point/question. Naturally on this forum, hockey is the focus and we started the conversation wanting there to be an in-state path to feed talented women to the Badgers. That is of course a very selfish view, and what's more important for the young women is the opportunity to improve academically and athletically. So I think my answer to your question/comment is an elite prep school - available to all income levels (scholarships etc.). That certainly increases the difficulty of implementation because as Ooftah has eluded to, you need much more than a nice rink and a top notch coach - you now need top notch educators and facilities. - with that thought now maybe the maybe the path to success is to identify an existing prep school - and build them a nice rink and hire them a top notch coach!
                        There are no elite prep schools in Wisconsin. Building a fancy rink and hiring a "top notch" coach for a less than elite prep school is the definition of creating a hockey factory. If that is the target, why not go the NAHA route? The barriers to entry into that market are lower.

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                        • Does Wisconsin have high school girls hockey as an approved sport by your state high school athletic assoc? That’s something I’d like to see.

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                          • Originally posted by Lindsay View Post
                            Does Wisconsin have high school girls hockey as an approved sport by your state high school athletic assoc? That’s something I’d like to see.
                            WI does have high school hockey through the WIAA many are multi school Co-Ops, one division, two for the boys. That being said if you compare youth numbers to MN, the participation in the youth levels is approximately a 1:4 ratio per USA Hockey numbers.

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                            • Originally posted by JDHack51 View Post

                              WI does have high school hockey through the WIAA many are multi school Co-Ops, one division, two for the boys. That being said if you compare youth numbers to MN, the participation in the youth levels is approximately a 1:4 ratio per USA Hockey numbers.
                              Thanks. That’s a nice start. Hoping to get there where I live. Starting to see girls flag football grow and while I’m happy for them I’m like come on hockey, let’s goooooo

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                              • Originally posted by Lindsay View Post

                                Thanks. That’s a nice start. Hoping to get there where I live. Starting to see girls flag football grow and while I’m happy for them I’m like come on hockey, let’s goooooo
                                It only takes a little spark and it can get going quickly. I always encouraged my kids to play multiple sports, and all of them would list hockey as their favorite. After they learned how to skate, they wanted to do it all the time.
                                Both loved to play flag football as well, so it's funny that you brought that up!

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