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Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

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

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Anon
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.
Well, well, well. What do you know. New Trier vs Pope Francis in the finals. Gee, who called that one?

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Anon
Anon
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.
Well, well, well. What do you know. New Trier vs Pope Francis in the finals. Gee, who called that one?
I didn't believe you until I looked at the Edina Roster at the tournament vs the Edina High School team on Elite prospects. Not 1 Varsity Edina player on the tournament team. So is Pope and New Trier the only teams that brought their actual Varsity team? Explains alot.

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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.

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Congratulations!!

Just curious....why didn't they play under the Pope Francis name??? That is a bit suspicious...


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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.

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
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.
MIAA sucks. Make the stickers.

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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!

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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.

ShotTotals
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

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The guy has developed some decent -layers into National Champions, how can you argue this?

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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 ?

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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

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Anon
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
Based on what I saw this year with this PF club, they are right there with Salisbury, KUA and a strong argument can be made that they are better than those 2 schools. Pretty much in each game this year against the Boston area schools, the two best players on the ice were kids from PF. 2021-22 they will keep rolling. Next man up mentality which has been working in Springfield for some time. Games next year against all the popular preps will be fun but should not present much of a challenge to this club. Sorry, just stating the facts.

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
Anon
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
Based on what I saw this year with this PF club, they are right there with Salisbury, KUA and a strong argument can be made that they are better than those 2 schools. Pretty much in each game this year against the Boston area schools, the two best players on the ice were kids from PF. 2021-22 they will keep rolling. Next man up mentality which has been working in Springfield for some time. Games next year against all the popular preps will be fun but should not present much of a challenge to this club. Sorry, just stating the facts.
Game on them I guess!

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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.

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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.

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Anon
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.
This post should be copied and pasted onto a billboard in Western MA! You are Western MA, you don't have good hockey, enjoy what you have, go play Jrs for the Pics and enjoy the commitment Framingham State, that's your path.

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
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.
It amazes me how difficult it is for people to admit that Western Mass hockey is ahead of eastern mass. The boys won nattys. Give them their props for proving that they were the top prep team in the country this year. Natty champs. Seems pretty obvious Captain Obvious.

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
Anon
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.
It amazes me how difficult it is for people to admit that Western Mass hockey is ahead of eastern mass. The boys won nattys. Give them their props for proving that they were the top prep team in the country this year. Natty champs. Seems pretty obvious Captain Obvious.
Actually, I think they are the best in the world! They will make moves about this team!

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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. 👏

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
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. 👏
What would Tabb charge for that? I hear the Pics are the Best Jr Program in the country now also! Western Ma just blowing up with hockey talent..the new hockey hot bed! So the true path is, Holy Name-Rifles-Pope-Pics-D1-NHL! Who knew?

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Leonard,vatrano,Guerin,Bellamy to name a few from out here that have done ok

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Even by western mass fanboy standards you have to admit this list is pretty weak

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
Even by western mass fanboy standards you have to admit this list is pretty weak
Rifles alumni MF netted his first pro goal for the ECHL Wheeling Nailers

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
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 ?
Talked about this in earlier posts. PF rested their horses in those losses.

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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...

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Would be funny if he went to Dexter!:grimacing:

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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!

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Embarrassing for PF.

Thank God the real USA Hockey U18 championships are this week.

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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.

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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.

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
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.
Heard a pretty heated debate yesterday at the Olympia about how the PF team would do against the U18 USA team playing this week. Good arguments made for both sides. I'm on the fence.

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
Anon
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.
Heard a pretty heated debate yesterday at the Olympia about how the PF team would do against the U18 USA team playing this week. Good arguments made for both sides. I'm on the fence.
Pope is America's Team! National Champions, they don't have time to play these USNDP losers!

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
Anon
Anon
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.
Heard a pretty heated debate yesterday at the Olympia about how the PF team would do against the U18 USA team playing this week. Good arguments made for both sides. I\'m on the fence.
Pope is America's Team! National Champions, they don't have time to play these USNDP losers!
-5 POINTS! USNTDP that would be. No inflated grades at PF

Re: POPE FRANCIS TO NATIONALS

Anon
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.
Best catholic school in Mass and possibly best in the country. Not at the same level with NEPSAC schools.

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I was thinking of pulling my kid out of his prep and put him at Pope for next year, do they Billet?

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Anon
I was thinking of pulling my kid out of his prep and put him at Pope for next year, do they Billet?
Go easy Festus...

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If he’s a stud you can stay at Foleys house

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Anon
If he’s a stud you can stay at Foleys house
Is team staying together for Chowder Cup?
My guess is there may be a team at the CC that could compete with the powerhouse