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St. Olaf wins men’s MIAC Playoff Championship

  Oles were No. 5 seed heading into tourney BLAINE, Minn. – For the third time in program history and the second time in the past three seasons, the St. Olaf Oles are Men’s Hockey Playoff champions of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). The No. 5 seeded Oles defeated No. 2 seed Bethel, 4-1, […]

Reigning National Champion Gustavus women win MIAC tournament

Defending national champions earn 15th title in program history SAINT PETER, Minn. – For the 15th time in program history and the fourth consecutive postseason, the Gustavus Adolphus College Golden Gusties are Women’s Hockey Playoff champions of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). The top-seeded Gusties defeated No. 3 seed Saint Mary’s, 2-0, in the […]

Stage is set in Section 4AA as Bears and Pioneers face off in historic rivalry

Historic rivals to face off for Section 4AA crown It’s a movie we have seen plenty of times before: Hill-Murray versus White Bear Lake in front of a packed house at Aldrich Arena. The mighty Pioneers with their tradition and history of state tournament appearances and championships against the always tough Bears with a talent-rich […]

Alexandria reigns supreme in Section 6A

  Cardinals defeat Northern Lakes 6-1 Alexandria punched their ticket to the Xcel Energy Center for the third straight year after a 6-1 win over Northern Lakes. The Cardinals won their 18th game of the season and now have won their past seven games, dating back to early February when they beat St. Cloud 5-4. […]

Storm rolls through Minnetonka, ending undefeated streak

Earl scores twice, Hendrickson stops 44 as Chanhassen upends Tonka’s title hopes by Bryan Zollman A pair of first-period goals by Chanhassen’s Andy Earl, and a heroic effort in goal by Kam Hendrickson lifted the Storm to a 2-1 upset victory over previously undefeated Minnetonka. The win was Chanhassen’s 23rd on the season and they […]

Coaches honored at Ms. Hockey Banquet

Dodge County’s Gunderson, Roseau’s Giles win Coaches of the Year awards Five  coaches received awards Sunday at the annual Ms. Hockey Banquet in St. Paul. Dodge County’s Jeremy Gunderson was named Class A Coach of the Year. Gunderson helped lead the Wildcats to the state championship game in their first ever trip to the tournament […]

Class A and AA All-State players named at annual Ms. Hockey Banquet

The Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association announced their All-State and All-State Honorable Mention players Sunday at the annual Ms. Hockey Banquet Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Saint Paul Rivercentre.  Thirty-eight members of Class AA teams earned an all-state award while 28 were awarded in Class A. The Class AA All-State and Honorable Mention Players: ALL […]

Northfield’s Puppe named Ms. Hockey, Hill-Murray’s Zahn wins Jori Jones Award

Puppe led state with 111 points; Zhan helped propel Pioneers to state title game Let’s Play Hockey presented Northfield’s Ayla Puppe with the Ms. Hockey Award and Hill-Murray’s Grace Zhan with the Jori Jones Award Sunday at the annual Ms. Hockey Banquet held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Both players led their teams to the […]

Edina shuts out Pioneers for Class AA title

Hornets get two third-period goals to win fifth title Hill-Murray scored three goals in the first period in their opening two games of the tournament. That early success led to a pair of wins and pitted them in the championship game against rival Edina. But the Pioneers couldn’t penetrate the Edina defense or goalie Reese […]