Author Archives: Lets Play Hockey

Hampton Slukynsky and Rylynn Zanon honored with USA Hockey awards

12 Standouts From the Hockey Community Honored COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey will honor 12 deserving individuals at its President’s Awards Dinner on Friday, June 7, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center as part of its four-day Annual Meeting that begins on June 5. Honorees who are natives of Minnesota include the Disabled Athlete of the […]

Tommies and Gophers Set to Return to Xcel Energy Center October 26

St. Thomas and Minnesota to battle again in a rematch of last season’s epic overtime thriller Saint Paul, MN – The University of St. Thomas and University of Minnesota men’s hockey teams are set for a rematch at Xcel Energy Center. For the second straight season, St. Thomas and Minnesota will square off in downtown Saint […]

PWHL Minnesota wins three straight games to eliminate Toronto and advance to PWHL Finals

Minnesota makes Toronto regret picking them in the first round After being down 2-0 in the series and facing elimination twice, PWHL Minnesota overcame all odds winning three straight games and advancing to the first-ever PWHL Final series. Minnesota won game five, the final game of the series 4-1 against Toronto, in the Six on […]

Butorac and PWHL Minnesota win game four in a double overtime thriller

PWHL Minnesota will head back to the Six after tying the series at two apiece Coon Rapids’ own Claire Butorac plays hero as PWHL Minnesota takes down Toronto 1-0 in a double-overtime thriller. After losing the first two games of the series in Toronto, Minnesota responded with two consecutive shutout wins of their own and […]

2024 Little Wild Learn to play Program

REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 20 SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with Minnesota Hockey, Pure Hockey, the NHL, and the NHLPA announced today that registration for the 2024 Little Wild Learn To Play Program will open at 10 a.m. CT on Monday, May 20 at The 2024 Little Wild Learn To Play Program will host 22 […]

PWHL Minnesota faces elimination down 2-0 in series with Toronto

Minnesota falls the second straight game to Toronto and looks to stay alive in the best-of-five series on Monday night The State of Hockey showed up all season long for the Inaugural season of PWHL Minnesota, and the team repaid the fans with a playoff berth. Minnesota ended the regular season with a 12-12 record, […]

Fargo Battles Dubuque in Clark Cup Finals

13 Minnesota Born players to compete in 5-game series By: Jackson Boline Two teams remain in the race for the Clark Cup. The Dubuque Fighting Saints claimed the Eastern Conference title and are set to face the top team in the Western Conference, the Fargo Force.  The Fighting Saints skated to a 41-13-3-5 record, finishing […]

The Minnesota Wild will have 11 players representing their respective countries in the Men’s World Championship

11 MEMBERS OF MINNESOTA WILD ORGANIZATION TO PARTICIPATE IN 2024 IIHF MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 11 members of the Minnesota Wild organization will represent their respective countries at the 2024 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Prague and Ostrava, Czechia from May 10 – 26. Six countries will be represented by a member of the Wild organization, […]

All-USHL Teams Announced for 2023-24

The United States Hockey League (USHL) has announced its All-USHL Teams for the 2023-24 season. League awards are voted on by each member club’s General Manager after each club nominates their players for awards. Selected All-USHL First Team are forwards Mac Swanson (Fargo), Michael Hage (Chicago) and Matvei Gridin (Muskegon), defensemen Leo Gruba (Fargo) and Joona Vaisanen (Dubuque) along with goaltender Hampton Slukynsky (Fargo). Mac Swanson generated […]

Jim Scanlan looks back on his 10-year coaching journey with Bemidji State Women’s Hockey

Beavers’ winningest women’s hockey coach steps down after a 10-year career After a decade of work with Bemidji State University women’s hockey, Jim Scanlan announced on Monday, April 8, that it was time to step down as head coach. Scanlan was hired as just the fifth head coach in Bemidji State women’s hockey history on […]