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Fighting Sioux 23
06-24-2012, 06:08 PM
Please vote for your 4 choices to be on Minnesota's "Mount Rushmore." The poll will allow you to vote for more than 4 choices, but if you exceed 4 choices, your vote's weight will diminish by how many votes you cast (i.e. if you cast 5 votes, each vote will count as 80% (4/5) of its normal value). Also, there will be no concentration of a vote's weight (i.e. if you only vote for 1 your vote will count as 4 votes).

Further, if Minnesota is the program that you follow and you want your vote to count for more than say a Sioux fan's vote, please register your program allegiance here...

http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?100764-What-program-do-you-follow-Part-2-Ferris-State-North-Dakota

The voting will remain open for 35 days.

Also, feel free to post "bios" of candidates if you wish.

If you vote for "Other" please post the name of the person you wish to vote for.

mnstate0fhockey
06-25-2012, 11:54 AM
John Edward Mayasich (born May 22, 1933 in Eveleth, Minnesota) is a former American ice hockey player. He was a member of the U.S. ice hockey team that won a silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics and a gold medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics.

While attending the University of Minnesota, Mayasich set the NCAA tournament record for most points scored in a game with eight against Michigan in 1954. Mayasich won the Western Collegiate Hockey Association scoring title in 1954 and 1955 and was an All-American three years in a row at his university.

Mayasich was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. Number 8 has been retired in his honor by the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey program, the only former Golden Gopher to be so honored. In 2011, Mayasich was ranked No 1 on the Minneapolis Star Tribune's list of "Minnesota's 100 Greatest Players in High School Hockey History".

The Eveleth, Minn., native is the Gophers' all-time leading scorer with 144 goals and 154 assists in 111 games played. That comes out to an average of about 1.3 goals per game. Mayasich is a hockey legend—and an inventor. He was the first to use what's become the most recognizable staple of hockey: the slapshot. "I really can't remember the first time I used it," Mayasich said. "It was a big advantage for me, and it wasn't too long until others in the league began to use it. It was the equivalent to the jump shot in basketball."

Not only did Mayasich destroy records in the college ranks—he still owns all Minnesota scoring records—he was equally lethal in the high school ranks. Mayasich still holds most state tournament records, but a pair of Gophers, Dave Spehar and John Pohl, have since broken his all-time career scoring mark. But as coach Doug Woog says, it still takes nothing away from Mayasich's accomplishments. "We drew the parallel with Dave Spehar," Woog said. "He (Spehar) was the most contemporary state tournament phenom; he had three hat tricks. John had seven. His numbers are phenomenal."

Fighting Sioux 23
06-25-2012, 12:03 PM
The Eveleth, Minn., native is the Gophers' all-time leading scorer with 144 goals and 154 assists in 111 games played. That comes out to an average of about 1.3 goals per game. Mayasich is a hockey legend—and an inventor. He was the first to use what's become the most recognizable staple of hockey: the slapshot. "I really can't remember the first time I used it," Mayasich said. "It was a big advantage for me, and it wasn't too long until others in the league began to use it. It was the equivalent to the jump shot in basketball."

I was always told that Boom Boom Geoffrion invented the slapshot.

ski
06-25-2012, 04:13 PM
John Edward Mayasich (born May 22, 1933 in Eveleth, Minnesota) is a former American ice hockey player. He was a member of the U.S. ice hockey team that won a silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics and a gold medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics.

While attending the University of Minnesota, Mayasich set the NCAA tournament record for most points scored in a game with eight against Michigan in 1954. Mayasich won the Western Collegiate Hockey Association scoring title in 1954 and 1955 and was an All-American three years in a row at his university.

Mayasich was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. Number 8 has been retired in his honor by the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey program, the only former Golden Gopher to be so honored. In 2011, Mayasich was ranked No 1 on the Minneapolis Star Tribune's list of "Minnesota's 100 Greatest Players in High School Hockey History".

The Eveleth, Minn., native is the Gophers' all-time leading scorer with 144 goals and 154 assists in 111 games played. That comes out to an average of about 1.3 goals per game. Mayasich is a hockey legend—and an inventor. He was the first to use what's become the most recognizable staple of hockey: the slapshot. "I really can't remember the first time I used it," Mayasich said. "It was a big advantage for me, and it wasn't too long until others in the league began to use it. It was the equivalent to the jump shot in basketball."

Not only did Mayasich destroy records in the college ranks—he still owns all Minnesota scoring records—he was equally lethal in the high school ranks. Mayasich still holds most state tournament records, but a pair of Gophers, Dave Spehar and John Pohl, have since broken his all-time career scoring mark. But as coach Doug Woog says, it still takes nothing away from Mayasich's accomplishments. "We drew the parallel with Dave Spehar," Woog said. "He (Spehar) was the most contemporary state tournament phenom; he had three hat tricks. John had seven. His numbers are phenomenal."

But greater still, several years ago playing in the Ranger Open golf Tourney in Minnepolis, some idiot from Eden Praire played John's ball twice in error. Instead of getting upset, he walked over to said idiot, grabbed the ball from my hand, signed it and said, "since you like my ball so much, why don't I just sign it for you." with a chuckle. Yes, there was booze involved on my part. Great dude.

state of hockey
06-25-2012, 09:00 PM
I was always told that Boom Boom Geoffrion invented the slapshot.

Actually, it was Al Gore.

mnstate0fhockey
06-26-2012, 12:06 PM
I was always told that Boom Boom Geoffrion invented the slapshot.

Mayasich was the first collegiate player to use it.

http://www.gophersports.com/genrel/090607abb.html

mnstate0fhockey
06-26-2012, 12:06 PM
But greater still, several years ago playing in the Ranger Open golf Tourney in Minnepolis, some idiot from Eden Praire played John's ball twice in error. Instead of getting upset, he walked over to said idiot, grabbed the ball from my hand, signed it and said, "since you like my ball so much, why don't I just sign it for you." with a chuckle. Yes, there was booze involved on my part. Great dude.

Great story!

GB Puck Fan
06-26-2012, 01:40 PM
Who DIDN'T vote for Brooks?

I grew up in Wisconsin and even I figured that out.

ski
06-26-2012, 05:08 PM
Who DIDN'T vote for Brooks?

I grew up in Wisconsin and even I figured that out.

I went old school with three picks, but had to throw a little love to our most recent titles and I picked Grant Potulny.

Slap Shot
06-30-2012, 07:34 PM
Surprised Leo has only one vote. Stayed for his senior year when many thought he might not, won the Hobey and was a big part (if perhaps not flashy) of the 2002 season.

state of hockey
07-01-2012, 01:46 AM
Surprised Leo has only one vote. Stayed for his senior year when many thought he might not, won the Hobey and was a big part (if perhaps not flashy) of the 2002 season.

He is my favorite Gopher, but I can't justify putting him above the four with the most votes.