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Arguably the top team in MASS prep this pasty year
Lost to Dexter 3 times and were shut out twice. The last one was 6-0 in Springfield and could have been 12-0 if it were not for their goalie (he is a solid tender).
Love these HS dad's that think it is even close to prep.
AGAIN - This best team in the world lost to Dexter three times and shut out twice!!!!
Not even close and it was easy to shut down their top scorer.
You all need to accept facts and data.
So they go all the way to the Nationals and win 16-1 today. Who the heck are they playing? JV teams?
I bet Leonard had 10. He rakes VS lesser comp. Hope they win it all being from MA but I think if they play Edina from MN it will be a challenge.
He had 5g/2a
That is a stretch, maybe top 5 they would lose easily. The rest can go eitherway.
Apr 15, 2021 - 7:37PM
I'll have what this moron is smoking...
Yeah, if you're into making bad arguments! C'mon man. They hung with Dexter but were clearly not as deep. If you believe what you wrote, then you're dumb or maybe just stupid.
I want to go to Nebraska and win 16-1.
Pope is not a prep school. If they were, they would NOT be playing in the MIAA or the High School division at Nationals.
If you want your kids to be a prep school hockey player - send them to actual prep schools. Since they are already the best players around, they should have plenty of options.
Today, Win 12-0. Very competitive USA High School D1 Nationals this year. BCH must be so mad.
You all realize that USA Hockey HS Nationals is basically a AA tournament. None of the HS teams from Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, or Michigan go to this. This is for USA Hockey registered teams. So if they do end up playing Edina, MN understand that it is Edina's Junior Gold team, the players who got cut from the Varsity and JV team at Edina, and not affiliated with the Edina HS program.
New Trier out of Chicago might be the only team in that division to give them a game, maybe.
Just too powerful. Trained last few weeks and they improved so much as a team. Would roll just about every prep now. Team is a force.
What did the message even say?
Got to hand it to these kids, they have assembled quite the machine and should be proud to be at the top in the country
^^Thanks Daddy! Can you get me a scholarship
! You know how those little towns in western ma are known for powerhouse hockey players! Stop it. Play some real teams, how about you play some local preps to you and see how you do. Williston, Deerfield, NMH, Cushing, let’s see how many Pope can win? Not Jesuit son of god jv or Edina thirds. Your a joke.
Precisely, this national tourney has way softer competition than the Super 8. But it looks good on paper to say you destroyed 3 teams in pool play at Nationals or however far they get. They're good, but they're not THAT GOOD.
How u doin
How are these teams selected anyway? Dexter DESTROYED Pope this year.
I wouldn't say destroyed but shut them out 2 out of 3 games
6-0 in the last game. Could have been 10-0
Foley plays his horses every other shift every game regardless of score
Foley does a good job at PF. They also have some really good players (not just RL). RL is a stud, no brainer NTDP kid.
The USA Hockey national tournament is a glorified JV cup.
PF is also not a prep school, prep school hockey teams play in the NEPSAC not the mass high school league. DD does a great job at Dexter but let’s not forget who the real big dogs are in prep hockey; KUA and Salisbury.
Be happy for these kids. That’s quite an accomplishment and being the top prep team in New England is no easy task. Congrats to them. Lots of bright futures for these boys. Will be interesting to see where they end up next.
Look for some reorganizing to get PF with KUA ,,Salisbury and Lawrence Academy . Pointless to have them with DX, Sebs, Thayer as they need stronger opponents on a consistent basis.
This has been a long time coming. Should have happened back when they were the mighty Cathedral
Pope Francis has never won the Super 8, but now suddenly they are going to get moved up to a prep league. Stop it. They are a very good high school team - stop trying to act as if they are more than that.
Another strong showing in an 8-0 win
PF will reload and come back just as strong if not stronger
This team is on a mission to be crowned the best prep team in USA
Congrats to Springfield Cardinals on a National Championship. I don't understand why people can't just say they are a very good MIAA team that won a National Tournament equivalent to D1 MIAA? Its still good, why do you have to inflate that.
Just curious....why didn't they play under the Pope Francis name??? That is a bit suspicious...
In a nutshell, MA Hockey allowed them to go. MIAA did not, so playing under Pope Francis is MIAA violation. Remember that “final 4” tourney (PF, Xaverian, Hingham, Archie’s) played after season ended? They all played under different team names. That was not officially recognized by MIAA but was by MA hockey with winner going to nationals.
Foley knew exactly what he was doing with this. It was a gift for the senior class after all those years of Rifles payments, 4 years of Pope payments and a year of Covid. Adding this to their resume may get them some Jr opportunities next year. Nice job coach!
Foley does nothing unless it benefits him. This was a joke and it was done to hang another banner at the Olympia. Right next to the Co-Champs of Super 8. Remember that memorable game where they wo.......Oh yea, they didn't win a thing,
This helps only 1 fool. BF. Families had to spend 5 days in Omaha, flights to and from, Minimum $3000 per family/2 people
For 16-1, 12-0, 5-1, 8-0, 7-3 and 3-0 Wins.
Pope Francis opponent
54-11 Jesuit Prep-Ranked 6th in hotbed of Texas Hockey. BBQ, Beef and Hockey
59-13. North Broward Prep Florida's 3rd ranked HS hockey team. Another hotbed known for hockey and Alligators
64-6 Orange Lutheran From Orange County California- No Ranking incredible pool of Christian players from another hot spot
38-12 Brooking Rangers South Dakota's #1 ranked HS team. Good win Pope, I mean Springfield Cardinals (what is that all about)
39-22 Edina HS from Minnesota. The States 7th Ranked team. Wonder where teams ranked higher played. Oh Yea, the HS nationals is a joke.
39-23 New Trier Another top ranked team, this one from Illinois.
Competition was a joke.
Pope Francis-Springfield Cardinals is a polished Turd
The guy has developed some decent -layers into National Champions, how can you argue this?
This is what is wrong with Nattys.
Pope Francis is a national champion.
Yet got blanked twice and lost three time to another team in Mass ?
How does that make any sense ?
Can’t wait for them to play the other MA Preps next year,. Dexter, Thayer, Cushing, Rivers, Deerfield, etc.. let’s see how good they are
So there is potentially a pot at the end of the rainbow after spending youth days playing for Rifles. Huskies, Masscon, or massive commutes to MFR or MFF.
Sounds like you had a quite a night last night, still celebrating I see, hope the hangover isn’t too bad
delusional ramblings. Your team is a step above a decent public school team with one exceptional player but no one is taking that away. fact is you would have lost last year to Arlington had the super 8 championship not been cancelled and in this weird covid year you got to play one independent prep and lost 3x. You will not play any of these teams next season as it will be a regular year and preps will not be desperate for competition. Be happy with your MIAA appointed co-championship and your jv hs national championship. Have a strong cup of joe and a couple aspirin this morning and maybe bang out of work sick.
I have to agree with the comment about making a movie about them. Heard rumblings of this after the big win. Rags to riches story, scenes shot outside the Mardi Gras, shots of the busy casino. Wow, this would be a great one to watch, Netflix here we come. An American victory!! Seriously though, the team picked up steam for the final stretch. No easy task winning the National tournament, especially with all the powerhouses in the mid west falling to the Pope. Pope kept grinding until they got the banner. only thing that stinks is COVID will hamper the parade they would normally have for such an accomplishment. I think it’s great that they are planning a toned down version in the Olympia parking lot. Good job kids. 👏
Leonard,vatrano,Guerin,Bellamy to name a few from out here that have done ok
Even by western mass fanboy standards you have to admit this list is pretty weak
There's only 1 horse buddy, and he was present and accounted for. Excellent player! However, it appears the horse will be leaving the barn and then what??? Thump city...
Would be funny if he went to Dexter!:grimacing:
OMG! School had a welcome party/ parade for them today and a Breakfast with Congressman and others. How is Foley doing this with a straight face? You win the weakest tournament in forever because of Covid and you celebrate like its the cup. Embarrassing!
Embarrassing for PF.
Thank God the real USA Hockey U18 championships are this week.
I know how hard it is to accept that PF is the National champ, best prep team in the country. You and I both know they would March right through the u18 tnmt as well. Can’t you just admit they are better than all the other prep teams? This one is obvious. In every game this year, PF had the top 2, sometimes top 3 players on the ice. Stop the jealousy.
How does winning High School Nationals make you the top Prep School team in the country, just wondering? Wouldn't you have had to win the Prep School nationals for that? Or atleast beaten an actual prep school?
Prep school teams (including the academy model teams) play in the U-18 national tournament. They must have sent you the wrong invite.
I was thinking of pulling my kid out of his prep and put him at Pope for next year, do they Billet?
If he’s a stud you can stay at Foleys house