Category Archives: State Of Hockey

Cole Bassett is ready for latest battle

Positive attitude and strong support helps coach in cancer battle by Bryan Zollman, Let’s Play Hockey Cole Bassett’s spirits were high as he spent the early part of this week in an unfamiliar place facing unfamiliar circumstances. The 41-year-old was in Rochester at the Mayo Clinic where he underwent an array of tests to determine […]

Nick Leddy: In a class of his own

Nick Leddy becomes a Minnesota first after reaching 1,000-game milestone by Jackson Boline Former Eden Prairie native and Mr. Hockey recipient Nick Leddy reached a massive milestone on Saturday for the Blues when they traveled to  Minnesota. The veteran defenseman skated in his 1,000th career NHL game in the same arena he won a state […]


“Herb Brooks is synonymous with the game of hockey here in Minnesota” SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with Minnesota Hockey and Bally Sports North, today announced the late Herb Brooks as the 2023-24 State of Hockey Legacy Award winner. Brooks becomes the 13th member to receive the honor. Brooks’ two grandson’s, […]

PWHL Minnesota makes history with the franchises first win

By: Jackson Boline There’s a buzz in the air this week and for good reason. The PWHL dropped the puck on the league’s inaugural season, starting with one game each day since the New Year. Monday was the PWHL’s first game featuring New York and Toronto. Ella Shelton was the league’s first goal scorer, netting […]


Champlin Park and top line look to make noise in Section 5AA by Bryan Zollman It took Champlin Park junior winger Brent Solomon an entire period to eclipse his goal total from his sophomore season. Solomon scored four goals in the first period of the Rebels’ first game, a 9-4 win over St. Louis Park. […]

Girls AA Hockey – Section-by-Section breakdown

Girls AA Hockey Section-by-Section breakdown Section 1AA Austin Packers Coach: Sultanna Akkerman  State Tournaments: 00, 07, 08. 2022-23: 2-21-0 Top Returners: Peyton Squier Sr./D (9-5-14), Lauren Bowe Fr./F (3-8-11), Yazmine Huerta So./F (2-4-6), Camille Dunlap Sr./F/D (3-3-6), Maxi Talamantes Sr./F (2-3-5), Chloe Schaal Fr./G (2-21-0/8.17/.727). Season Outlook: The Packers have only three seniors heading into […]

Academy of Holy Angels takes over top spot in Class A rankings

Let’s Play Hockey Rankings Presented by: Tradition Companies Minnetonka maintained their top ranking in Class AA girls hockey with a late goal by Kendra Distad in the final minute of a 4-4 tie with No. 2 Andover last Saturday afternoon. The Skippers improved to 3-0-0 on the season as Andover fell to 1-1-1 as they […]


Jori Jones honored, remembered before game The Roseville hockey community celebrated the life of Jori Jones with a tribute prior to their game against Mounds View/Irondale Tuesday in Roseville. Jones, a former Roseville standout goaltender who went on to become a member of the NCAA National Champion Gustavus hockey squad last season, died this summer […]

Let’s Play Hockey Morning Skate

Let’s Play Hockey Morning Skate With Jackson Boline Today’s skate presented by: Click PLAY Take a  lap around the State of Hockey with me, Jackson Boline, as we recap the past few days of High School Hockey! Welcome to the brand new, Let’s Play Hockey Morning Skate!            

Let’s Play Hockey Girls HS Rankings

Big Week Ahead as No. 1 and No. 2 clash in both classes Class AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Stillwater battle in thriller The biggest match up of the week came between No. 6 Stillwater and No. 7 Benilde-St. Margaret’s. In a back-and-forth battle Benilde-St. Margaret’s came out on top thanks to a late goal by […]