Category Archives: College

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, […]

Sertich to receive Spirit of Life Award

by Jackson Boline ( Long-time Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey coach Mike Sertich will be honored with the “Spirit of Life Award” Oct. 7 during the first intermission of the Hockey Hall of Fame Faceoff Classic game between the Bulldogs of UMD and the Michigan Tech Huskies.  “We at the Hockey Hall of Fame are truly […]

Professor Prime Time

By Dan Bauer   What coaches can learn from Deion Sanders Repetition, repetition, repetition.  Same message, new dynamic messenger. “Ninety-five percent of you are not going pro, whether you believe it or not,” from the mouth of Colorado head football coach Deion Sanders. “So, I got to prepare you for life. I got to spend […]

PWHL Draft: Made in Minnesota

12 Players from State of Hockey selected in PWHL draft     It didn’t come as too much of a surprise when Minnesota chose Taylor Heise with the No. 1 overall pick in the PWHL draft held Monday, Sept. 18 in Toronto. The draft is the first for the new league, which was formed this […]

Remembering Jori Jones

Remembering Jori by Bryan Zollman   When hearts break together, they mend together. That is the hope of the Roseville and Gustavus hockey communities as they deal with the sudden loss of one of their own. Jori Jones, 19, was traveling with teammates when they were involved in a two-vehicle accident Aug. 20. Jones did […]

The resilient hockey journey of new Gopher forward Nick Michel

  In the State of Hockey, few career journeys are as compelling as that of Nick Michel, a resilient player hailing from Holy Family Catholic. Michel grew up in Waconia, Minn., but played most of his High School hockey with Holy Family Catholic. Nick was lucky enough to play alongside his twin brother Jack Michel […]

Garrett Hendrickson named new Augsburg men’s hockey coach

MINNEAPOLIS — Garrett Hendrickson, who has served on the coaching staff for Augsburg University men’s hockey teams that have qualified for the NCAA Division III national tournament each of the last two seasons, has been named the program’s new head coach, it was announced on Friday. Hendrickson served as a full-time assistant coach for the […]

Talking Mental Health with Paul Martin and Hans Skulstad

The changes seen in youth hockey over a generation have been significant. Social media, early specialization, personalized instruction, endless offseason teams and training opportunities, along with more involved parents, have created a climate whose effect on young athletes psychological development is still being understood. Expectations are different, as is training, both in hours spent and […]