Category Archives: College

236 NHL draft picks are currently playing college hockey

10 teams in NCAA have at least 10 NHL draft picks on their roster There are a total of 236 Men’s Hockey NCAA Division I players who have been drafted by an NHL team. There are 10 NCAA teams with at least 10 NHL draftees on their roster: Boston College – 14 Boston University – […]

Gustavus to defend their title as MIAC women hit the ice for 2023-24 season

Gustavus was first MIAC team to win national title BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) women’s hockey teams are back on the ice for the start of the 2023-24 season. For the first time in history, the reigning NCAA Division III women’s hockey national champion hails from the MIAC, as Gustavus claimed the program’s […]

Made in Minnesota: Division I Men’s players who hail from the State of Hockey

The following players call Minnesota home and are playing Division I hockey The list was provided by College Hockey Inc. (www.collegehockeyinc.com)  

Made in Minnesota: Women’s Division I players from the State of Hockey

The following players are homegrown in Minnesota and are currently playing Division I hockey If we are missing a player let us know at editor@letsplayhockey.com

The State of College Hockey

Minnesota leads the way in producing college hockey players Minnesota continues to be the main breeding ground for college hockey players, leading the nation with 233 current men’s players taking part in college hockey. Minnesota not only outpaces every other state in the country, it outpaces any Canadian province as well. Michigan is a distant […]

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic features 2 Olympic medal winning coaches

Joel Johnson and John Harrington to lead their squads Nov. 9 at Maple Grove Ice Arena St. Thomas University (4-6-0) will meet Minnesota State University (2-6-0) in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic, Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. CST, at the Maple Grove Ice Arena in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The Tommies are coached by Joel Johnson, who was […]

Adam Johnson remembered as a great teammate and incredible person

Former Hibbing and UMD standout suffered tragic injury during game in England The hockey world learned Sunday morning that Adam Johnson, a former University of Minnesota-Duluth player and graduate of Hibbing High School, died following an injury suffered on the ice while playing overseas for the Nottingham Panthers on Saturday night. Johnson, 29, was carrying […]

Officially Speaking: Game Management

Game management keeps the game flowing With the current season already underway, this is a great time to concentrate on fundamentals and ditch the rulebook. I’m referring to game management.  Look, with an abundance of new officials coming into the ranks, especially in my neck of the cactus, there’s still nothing like doing a game […]

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic features two of the top WCHA teams

Game between St. Thomas and Minnesota State slated for Nov. 9 at Maple Grove Ice Arena Two of the state’s top women’s college teams will meet in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic, Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. CST, at the Maple Grove Ice Arena in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Minnesota State University will take on […]

Gophers jump to top spot in latest Men’s College Hockey Poll

Minnesota Moves into No. 1 Spot in USA Hockey/ The Rink Live Men’s College Hockey Poll USA Hockey/The Rink Live    2023-24 Men’s College Hockey Poll – Week 3 (First-place votes in parentheses) Rank School Last Week’s Rank 2023-24 Record Weeks in Top 20 1. University of Minnesota, 655 (17) 2 0-0-0 2 2. Boston University, […]