Former Gopher Potulny steps down from Northern Michigan post

Potulny was a captain in back-to-back title run for Gophers in 2002 and 2003 Article and photos from www.nmuwildcats.com MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Athletics has announced that head hockey coach Grant Potulny will be stepping down to pursue a position at the professional hockey level and athletic director Rick Comley will be taking […]

PWHL Draft: Minnesota selects five forwards and two defensemen

PWHL Minnesota takes defenseman Claire Thompson with third overall pick; Five Minnesota-born players drafted The second annual Professional Women’s Hockey League Draft was held Monday in St. Paul at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The draft consisted of the six franchises and seven rounds. A total of 42 players were drafted. Complete draft list here: https://www.thepwhl.com/en/2024-pwhl-draft PWHL […]

Darwitz issues statement: “I gave my heart and soul to provide a first-class experience to the players, staff and fans”

  Questions still linger as to why Darwitz was ousted as GM of PWHL Minnesota by Bryan Zollman, Let’s Play Hockey Former PWHL Minnesota General Manager Natalie Darwitz released a statement Sunday in regards to her “parting ways” with the PWHL. The PWHL issued a statement on Saturday, June 8, confirming rumors that Darwitz had […]

PWHL and Natalie Darwitz have “parted ways”

League confirms rumor with official statement after lengthy internal review In a surprising twist to what was a historic season not just for the Professional Women’s Hockey league and PWHL Minnesota, but women’s hockey overall, the league officially announced Minnesota General Manager Natalie Darwitz and the PWHL have “parted ways.” The move comes after a […]

Cutter Gauthier recipient of Bob Johnson Award

Award recognizes excellence in international hockey competition Cutter Gauthier (Scottsdale, Ariz.) has been named the 2024 Bob Johnson Award recipient, USA Hockey announced today. Named in honor of U.S. coaching legend Bob Johnson, the award annually recognizes excellence in international hockey competition. Gauthier, an alternate captain for the 2024 U.S. National Junior Team, helped lead […]

Making the grade: College hockey players get it done in the classroom

Strong Grades for Hockey in Latest NCAA Academic Report Both Women and Men Rank Highly in Academic Progress Rate Continuing their long tradition of high academic achievement, NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey student-athletes once again fared well in the annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) data recently released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association […]

UMD’s Crowell to coach at Dartmouth, leaving vacancy at helm of UMD women’s program

Crowell led Bulldogs to four straight NCAA tournament berths After spending nine seasons successfully returning the University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey program to national prominence, Maura Crowell will take over the reins at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Crowell departs the Bulldogs having led the program to four-straight NCAA Tournament berths, including an […]

Minnesota Makes History!

Heise earns MVP honors as Minnesota become inaugural winners of Walter Cup PWHL Minnesota defeated Boston 3-0 Wednesday night to claim the inaugural Walter Cup. Liz Schepers, Michela Cava and Kendall Coyne Schofield scored for Minnesota, who made an improbable comeback against Toronto in the semifinals and outlasted a strong Boston team and the outstanding […]