Category Archives: State Of Hockey

MINNESOTA WILD ANNOUNCES OPENING NIGHT FAN ACTIVITIES

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced fan events and activations that will take place prior to the club’s season-opening game on Thursday, October 12, against the Florida Panthers at 7:00 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center on Bally Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM. All fans in attendance will […]

Kaprizov gets the “A”

Minnesota Wild President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League club has named forward Kirill Kaprizov an alternate captain. Kaprizov ranked first on the team in points (75), goals (40), power-play goals (17), power-play points (32) and shots (261), T-1st in game-winning goals (6) and third in assists […]

Minnesota Hockey Announces 2024 State Tournament Locations

10 Locations Will Host 14 State Tournaments; Region Tournament Sites Also Released St. Paul, MN – October 5, 2023 – Minnesota Hockey today announced the host sites for the 2024 Minnesota Hockey State and Region Tournaments. The State Tournament host sites will be IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids (Bantam AA), Iron Trail Motors Event […]

Sertich to receive Spirit of Life Award

by Jackson Boline (jackson@letsplayhockey.com 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 […]

Brad Maxwell remembered as ultimate teammate

‘He had everybody’s back’ The Minnesota North Stars lost a member of their family Sept. 3 when former defenseman and NHL All-Star Brad Maxwell passed away after a battle with lung cancer. Maxwell was 66. Maxwell was born in Brandon, Manitoba and was drafted seventh overall by the North Stars in 1977. A tough defenseman […]

Lakeville South’s Tim Morris to be inducted into MSHSCA Hall of Fame

Morris has been coaching various levels for 37 years by Bryan Zollman (bryan@letsplayhockey.com) Long-tenured coaches are becoming rare these days, which is why those who stand the test of time are often rewarded for their dedication, resiliency and passion for the game of hockey. Lakeville South Girls Hockey Coach Tim Morris has been coaching hockey […]

Wild welcomes rescue dog, Hatty, to the team

  SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced it has adopted Hatty, a four-month-old Golden Retriever mix rescue dog from Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue, on a one-year training contract. Hatty will be raised to become a future service dog and joins the Wild as part of the team’s Adopt-A-Dog Program. […]

Wild unveil The 78s

New throwback threads to honor North Stars tradition SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild unveiled a new alternate uniform. Dubbed “The 78’s” in honor of our predecessor Minnesota NHL franchise, the North Stars, these throwback alternate jerseys celebrate the design and colors of the North Stars’ late-1970’s uniforms. These uniforms introduce an entirely new […]

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 […]

Minnesota District Tier I & Tier II Championships Set for This Weekend

Semifinal and Final Games at Plymouth Ice Center will be Streamed Live by MNHockey.TV St. Paul, MN – October 2, 2023 – The Minnesota Tier I and Tier II District playoffs for berths in the 2024 USA Hockey National Championships in April will kick off this weekend with semifinal action at the Plymouth Ice Center […]