Category Archives: Juniors

U-S-A! Red, White and Blue brings home GOLD

Howard scores twice as USA downs hometown Sweden 6-2 GOTHENBURG, Sweden — The U.S. National Junior Team, behind two goals from Isaac Howard (Hudson, Wis./Michigan State University/Tampa Bay Lightning) and goals from four additional players, defeated Sweden, 6-2, here tonight in the gold-medal game of the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. It marks the sixth gold […]

X marks the spot for 2026 World Juniors

USA Hockey Selects Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to Host 2026 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship 50th Anniversary Championship Set For Dec. 26, 2025 – Jan. 5, 2026 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that the Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, will serve as host of the 2026 […]

Dual Advancement Path helps NA3HL Grow and Thrive

NA3HL Showcase Dec. 17-19 at Super Rink This week’s annual North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) Showcase at the NSC Super Rink in Blaine, MN, serves as an annual reminder that the NA3HL has once again set a new standard for player advancement to the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and college hockey. No other league […]

NA3HL Showcase: Following a passion, chasing a dream

Roseau’s Severson having banner year for Gillette Wild by Bryan Zollman Like many young hockey players, once the buzzer sounded on that final high school game, Adam Severson wasn’t ready to be done playing hockey. Growing up in Roseau, Minn., hockey had become a huge part of his life. For whatever reason, the love for […]

7 Minnesotans on the 2024 U.S. National Junior Team preliminary roster

7 Minnesotans on the 2024 U.S. National Junior Team preliminary roster Camp Set for Dec. 14-16 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey has named 29 players to the preliminary roster of its 2024 U.S. National Junior Team it was announced today. The group, which includes eight members of the […]

Gruba to the Gophers

Former Reed Larson award winner off to great start with Fargo Force by Bryan Zollman Leo Gruba slept better on Halloween night than he had in quite a while. The former Hill-Murray star and 2022 Reed Larson Award winner as the state’s top prep defenseman committed to the University of Minnesota Oct. 31 after a […]

Zam Plante named Forward of the Week in USHL

Former Hermantown star notches 5 points in two road wins for Fargo Force UMD commit has 18 points (9g-9a) in 12 games Zam Plante (Fargo), Joel Kjellberg (Cedar Rapids) and Lucas Szyszka (Omaha) have earned United States Hockey League (USHL) Player of the Week honors for Week 7, the league announced Monday. Forward of the […]

Manzella, Cameron earn NAHL Star of the Week honors

  Central Division Star of the Week: Ryan Manzella, Goaltender, St. Cloud Norsemen St. Cloud goaltender Ryan Manzella, 19, started and won both games this past weekend as the Norsemen posted a weekend sweep of the Minnesota Wilderness. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of Eagan, MN, posted shutouts in back-to-back games, stopping all 62 shots that […]

Announcing Spring Development Program Opportunities

Announcing spring development program opportunities St. Paul, MN – October 18, 2023 – Minnesota Hockey will be expanding its Spring programming in 2024. With programs designed to promote skill and athletic development, these programs will be available for female and male athletes with 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 birth years. Futures Development Program: Building on the success […]

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 […]