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Minnesota Amateur Hockey League - 1947 Finals

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Some of the logos still look too modern fpr the 20s (Vulcans, my fav logo btw; that shluld last up to the present day its thst good), but this is still one of the best things on the boards. You said you wanted like 130 teams in 16 leagues; will individual streets start getting teams?

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6 hours ago, DoctaC said:

I can tell the logos are starting to evolve... very cool! Minneapolis looks great!

 

A little yes, major updates wont be happening for quite a while though. And thank you, I really like how they turned out.

 

4 hours ago, TargetToad said:

Some of the logos still look too modern fpr the 20s (Vulcans, my fav logo btw; that shluld last up to the present day its thst good), but this is still one of the best things on the boards. 

 

I've noticed that too, that has by far been the hardest part of this project. I'm so used to following design rules and avoiding doing a lot of things that I kinda need to do for this series to be as accurate as possible. And thank you for the compliment I'm flattered.

 

4 hours ago, TargetToad said:

You said you wanted like 130 teams in 16 leagues; will individual streets start getting teams?

 

Of the teams I have decided on so far, I'd say about 95% or so are just named after the city. I do have a couple ideas of streets or areas in St. Paul and Minneapolis, but I don't know how many teams in those cities I can have before it would become too watered down.

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The 1929/30 season concluded and here are the stories.

Iron Range Hockey League: The Eveleth Reds finished at the top of the Iron Range for the second year in a row, their in city rivals, the Rangers, finished at the opposite end of the table. Ely, Hibbing and Virginia rounded out the top 4 and qualified for the playoffs. Chisholm just missed, and the Soudan Miners finally made it out of the basement of the league finishing sixth.

Lake Superior Hockey League: The Voyageurs finished at the top of the league again, and they look like they could be a serious threat for a third straight cup. The Timberwolves and Hornets finished second and third. Cloquet clinched the final playoff spot with a losing record, and the Lakers missed the playoffs.

Twin Cities Hockey League: South St. Paul took back the top spot in the league, due in part to a very physical style of play that shuts down the opponent. The Victorias, Saints, and Vulcans also made the playoffs. The Vulcans, in their first year without Tschida, took a step back and don't seem to be as dominant as they have been in recent history. The Minneapolis teams just missed the playoffs and the A's finished last in the league again.

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Let me know what you think, comments are appreciated!

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The Playoff format has been slightly adjusted, the knockout round is still single elimination and the second round is still best of 3, but the semi finals are now a best of 5 series and the Kellogg Cup Finals are a best of 7 series now.

 

Knockout Round:

  • Virginia upsets Ely, in Ely, and advances.
  • The St. Paul Saints beat the Vulcans who are in their first playoff game without their franchise player.
  • Two Harbors gets back at the Broncos for last years loss and advance.
  • In the wildcard bracket,the Hornets beat the Greyhounds and move on.

Second Round:

  • Eveleth easily gets past the Royals, sweeping them to advance to the semi finals.
  • South St. Paul wins a very physical series against the Saints. Games between these two in the next few years could get feisty.
  • Le Bleus continue to dominate in the playoffs as they are too much for the Timberwolves to handle as they advance to another semi finals.
  • St. Paul's Victorias sweep the Hornets, rounding out the final 4.

Semi Finals:

  • The Mavs physical style of play was no match for the speed of the Reds, who won the series 3 games to 1.
  • Duluth continues to plow over everyone they face in the playoffs as they advance to their third straight finals.

Will Le Bleus complete the three-peat? Or will the Reds solid core and speed claim their first Kellogg Cup?

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Game 1: Duluth and Eveleth were deadlocked in a defensive battle until the Reds scored 2 minutes into the third, the Voyageurs quickly tied it up and added one more just a few minutes later to win game 1.

Game 2: Game two was all Duluth, with Le Bleus only allowing 12 shots against in the 2-0 victory.

Game 3: With Duluth up 2-0 and the series heading to Duluth, the Reds had their backs to the wall. They managed to squeak out a 3-2 overtime win and make the series interesting.

Game 4: The Voyageurs were able to bounce back though, completely dominating the Reds in a 3-0 shutout win.

Game 5: Back at home, the Reds took advantage of home ice and put up the most goals of any team this series with 4, forcing a game 6 back in Duluth.

Game 6: The Voyageurs offense was unstoppable as they skated circles around Eveleth's D, scoring 4 and only allowing 1. The Duluth Voyageurs have completed the three-peat and solidified themselves as a dynasty!

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I like this a lot and I was wondering once you hit the goal of around 100 something teams would there be two tiers to every division or something like that? I thought maybe a relegation/promotion system would work great for the project. Maybe you already touched on this and I forgot. Anyways, love where it is at right now! Unfortunate fall from dominance by my Broncos though.

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2 hours ago, TheHealthiestScratch said:

I like this a lot and I was wondering once you hit the goal of around 100 something teams would there be two tiers to every division or something like that? I thought maybe a relegation/promotion system would work great for the project. Maybe you already touched on this and I forgot. Anyways, love where it is at right now! Unfortunate fall from dominance by my Broncos though.

 

That is definitely something I could look into that could work, as of right now I had just planned on doing all of the teams at the same level just in different leagues. Some leagues would be better than others just due to some ares having higher populations or being in more hockey friendly areas with lots of lakes and such.

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Prior to the 1930/31 season there were a few alterations to a couple teams. The Eveleth Rangers removed the front numbers and replaced them with a larger version of their original E logo. Everything else had remained the same.

 

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The Duluth Voyageurs, coming off of a third straight Championship, have decided to remind the rest of the league that they are, in fact, the champions. They decided to make a commemorative logo with their fleur de lis in the state of Minnesota with champions below. The new logo will be put on the left sleeve of the  jersey, which remains otherwise the same.

 

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Let me know what you think, comments are appreciated!

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The 1930/31 season concluded and here are the stories.

Iron Range Hockey League: The Eveleth Reds finished at the top of the Iron Range again. The Greyhounds are beginning to look like a serious contender after jumping to second in the league. Ely ad Virginia are beginning to slow down after years of dominance and finished third and fourth. Soudan is beginning to push for a playoff spot, only missing out by two games. Chisholm and the Rangers finished at the bottom of the league with 6 and 8 wins apiece.

Lake Superior Hockey League: There were no changes in positioning from last season, the Voyageurs continued to roll over everything and the rest of the league remained average at best.

Twin Cities Hockey League: South St. Paul remained at the top of the Twin Cities. The St. Paul Saints made the biggest jump of any team in the MAHL moving up to second place in the Cities. The Victorias finished third with the Vulcans dropping to the final playoff spot. A young Bruins team improved in their sophomore season, just missing the playoffs. The Millers and Stillwater were at the basement of the league again.

 

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Any odds that cities like Rochester, Austin, Winona, and Red Wing will create a southern Minnesota league?

 

Also, good God Stillwater is bad.

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1931 Playoffs

 

Knockout Round:

  • Two Harbors easily beats the Broncos and advances.
  • The St. Paul Saints repeat history from last year, knocking out their old rivals, the Vulcans.
  • In a battle of old powers, Ely gets the upper hand on home ice and advances.
  • The Hornets advance after beating the Victorias as an underdog, their second year in a row advancing from this bracket as the lower seed.

Second Round:

  • In the biggest series of the Timberwolves franchise history, Two Harbors was able to do what nobody else had been able to do in the last 3 seasons, knock out the Voyageurs. The Wolves advance to the semi finals with all of the momentum in the world.
  • The tone for this series was set before the games had even started, when a Saints player shot a puck down at the Mavericks goalie in warm ups. This started a full on brawl between the two teams. Police had to intervene, luckily there were no charges pressed and the series continued as planed. The remainder of the series was extremely physical, and the Saints were just better suited for this style of play as they advanced, winning the series 2 games to 1.
  • A Reds team in their prime against an aging Black Bears team led to a predictable outcome, with Eveleth easily sweeping Ely and moving on.
  • Unlike their inner city rivals, the Duluth Hornets were able to advance after sweeping Hibbing.

Semi Finals:

  • Riding a wave of momentum, Two Harbors cruised to a 3-1 series win against the Saints who were battered and bruised from their prior series.
  • In a back and forth series, the Reds were able to prevent a Duluth team from making the finals for the fifth straight year, winning game 5 on home ice.

Will the Timberwolves momentum continue and carry them to their first Kellogg Cup? Or will the Reds redeem themselves after last years loss?

 

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Let me know what you think, comments are appreciated!

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Game 1: The Wolves came out fast getting a quick go ahead goal, but the Reds were able to hold them after that, getting 2 themselves to take game 1.

Game 2: In game 2 the Reds were able to replicate their gameplay from the first game, as they shut down the T-Wolves and won 3-2.

Game 3: The series headed up to the shores of Lake Superior and was met with swarms of supporters, not only from Two Harbors, but from towns all across the region that didn't have their own team. The home ice advantage definitely played to the Wolves advantage as they turned things around and easily won the game 3-1.

Game 4: The Reds gave it everything they had to head back to Eveleth with a series lead, but the Timberwolves had other ideas. Stealing the game with a late comeback goal and finishing it in overtime.

Game 5: Back at home, the Reds put the smack down on Two Harbors, crushing them on the ice and on the scoreboard.

Game 6: With the series on the line, Two Harbors played some of the beast hockey of the season, dominating possession in the Reds zone, while allowing almost no chances against. They went on to win 2-0.

Game 7: In the final game of the series, the Reds were back on home ice, and they were hungry to hoist the cup after last years defeat. Eveleth ad Two Harbors were scoreless after 1, and when the Timberwolves scored 6:23 into the second, the pressure was all on the Reds. The Reds have thrived on pressure all season and all playoffs and that didn't change here. They countered with their own goal only 2 minutes later and added another before the period ended. They scored one more on the empty net at the end of the game and claimed their fist Kellogg Cup while on home ice!

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2 hours ago, ChicagoOakland said:

Any odds that cities like Rochester, Austin, Winona, and Red Wing will create a southern Minnesota league?

 

Also, good God Stillwater is bad.

 

As of right now I plan on having 3 leagues in southern Minnesota and there are going to be at least one team in each of the cities you mentioned. And about Stillwater, things aren't likely to get better anytime soon with the cities population dropping while the populations of Minneapolis and St. Paul increase. If things continue, who knows how much longer they'll be able to support a team.

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I actually played a little juniors in Austin and personally I think it be just perfect if you went ahead and gave them some type of spam theme... honestly I don’t get the Bruins name in real life 

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Two Harbors with the upset over Duluth! It seems the Voyaguers were getting a little too cocky with the new sleeve patch lol (Even though it looks great).

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3 hours ago, TheHealthiestScratch said:

I actually played a little juniors in Austin and personally I think it be just perfect if you went ahead and gave them some type of spam theme... honestly I don’t get the Bruins name in real life 

 

I think they just went with it because it rhymes with the Boston Bruins, which is a stupid reason. I was actually already planning on calling the team something related to the Spam/Meat Packing industry in the city.

 

2 hours ago, DoctaC said:

Two Harbors with the upset over Duluth! It seems the Voyaguers were getting a little too cocky with the new sleeve patch lol (Even though it looks great).

 

Haha, three straight championships can do that to ya. And thank you, I like ho wit turned out.

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With the depression beginning to make a larger impact on everyday people, The Minneapolis Bruins and Minneapolis Millers decided to merge their teams. Thus the Minneapolis Hockey Club was reborn! To save money the teams decided to use the black jerseys from the Millers and the white jerseys from the Bruins and just change to front logo to an arched Minneapolis with the players number below.

 

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The Voyageurs also adjusted their uniforms, just removing the champions patch from the sleeve.

 

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The 1931/32 season concluded and here are the stories.

Iron Range Hockey League: The Eveleth Reds finished at the top of the Iron Range for the third straight year. Hibbing is picking up ground and looks to push for a Cup. Ely didn't move but is getting older. Soudan finished fourth in the league meaning they qualified for a playoff spot at long last! Virginia, like Ely, is aging and dropped to fifth. The Rangers climbed to sixth and the Flames dropped to last.

Lake Superior Hockey League: Two Harbors, led by Captain Miles Potter, dethroned the Voyageurs atop the Lake Superior League. Cloquet improved past the Hornets, and the Lakers finished last in the league yet again.

Twin Cities Hockey League: The Victorias clinched the top spot in the Cities with a breakthrough year by their young goaltender, Joseph Molde. The Mavericks and Saints finished second and third. The newly merged Minneapolis Hockey Club were able to jump into a playoff spot due to combining their top players. This caused the Vulcans to continue to decline, but they still finished above Stillwater.

 

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Welcome back to the finals Soudan!

 

But Stillwater - 12 wooden spoons in a row - that is just unfortunate...you just can't help but feel a lot of sympathy for the poor Waters.

(I know Stillwater has no official nickname but it was just a temporary idea - could they be the Steelers or something?)

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