Category Archives: Summer Hockey

Registration is now open for 2024 Futures Development Program participants

Futures Development Program Now Open St. Paul, MN – November 30, 2023 – Minnesota Hockey announced today the opening of registration for the Spring 2024 Futures Development Program. Building on the success of last year’s 13U Futures Development Program, Minnesota Hockey will again facilitate a 13U program (for 2011 and 2012 birth years) as well […]

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 […]

Gentry Academy Hires St. Paul Native Kyle Follmer to Lead Boys’ Hockey Team into the Future

Follmer is happy to return to home to take the Stars to the next level as hockey program continues to grow VADNAIS HEIGHTS, MN (August 16, 2023) – Gentry Academy, an accredited school for students in grades 5-12, announced today, it has hired Kyle Follmer as the school’s new boys’ hockey coach. Follmer, who played high school […]

Runestone Community Center expansion project

by Jackson Boline Let’s Play Hockey Contributor The city of Alexandria is close to adding a fourth sheet of ice on the west side of the Runestone Community Center, attached to the “West Rink.” This $20 Million project has been in the works for the past 14 years.  “We have about $11.2 million committed through […]

A new beginning for women’s professional hockey

      By Jackson Boline A single professional women’s hockey league could finally be on the horizon in North America. After years of division between two leagues, it looks as if one league will soon be a reality.  The Professional Hockey Federation (PHF) and the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association (PWHPA) announced a merger […]

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Like father like son

Robby Grendahl takes over as Wadena-Deer Creek Head Coach By Jackson Boline The Wadena-Deer Creek boy’s hockey team has a new leader behind the bench after Scott Woods decided to step down after seven years as the Wolverine’s head coach. Robby Grendahl is stepping in after being alongside Woods for his tenure as an assistant […]

Heart to Heart

Austin Dwyer is the recipient of the 2023 Patrick Schoonover Award By Bryan Zollman Austin Dwyer was seven years old when Patrick Schoonover collapsed and died at age 14 on the ice during a bantam hockey game. Both were playing in the Eastview Hockey Association. Aaron Dwyer, Austin’s dad, was on the Eastview Hockey Board […]

Officially Speaking: The Hand pass and Analytical Greatness

By Mark Lichtenfeld Most people reading this column could care less about the nuances of officiating. What they really want is to peruse the OS analysis about various issues and important matters which will help them and/or their kids negotiate their respective ways to successful careers. This is where OS excels. By utilizing the finer […]