Tag Archives: hockey

Loss of a Legend – Henry Boucha

By Bryan Zollman – Let’s Play Hockey Publisher  Henry Boucha’s unique talent and story made him a Minnesota hockey treasure The State of Hockey is in mourning as they have lost one of their most beloved members. Henry Boucha, a dynamic force on the ice and a soft-spoken, kind-hearted soul off it, died Monday at […]

The resilient hockey journey of new Gopher forward Nick Michel

  In the State of Hockey, few career journeys are as compelling as that of Nick Michel, a resilient player hailing from Holy Family Catholic. Michel grew up in Waconia, Minn., but played most of his High School hockey with Holy Family Catholic. Nick was lucky enough to play alongside his twin brother Jack Michel […]

Minnesota Wild launch all new official Minnesota Wild app

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild today launched the all new official Minnesota Wild App. A must-have source for the latest content, real-time updates and your ticket into the game. The new official Minnesota Wild app allows fans access to all things Minnesota Wild at their fingertips. Stay up to date on team news, […]

Remembering Warroad’s Michael Tveit

The State of Hockey’s heart is left heavy after the unexpected loss of a beloved Warroad hockey coach. Michael Tveit, 37, a husband and father of three passed away in his sleep on July 21st. Tveit served as an assistant coach for the Warroad Boys Hockey team alongside longtime friend Jay Hardwick. “Michael was a […]

Garrett Hendrickson named new Augsburg men’s hockey coach

MINNEAPOLIS — Garrett Hendrickson, who has served on the coaching staff for Augsburg University men’s hockey teams that have qualified for the NCAA Division III national tournament each of the last two seasons, has been named the program’s new head coach, it was announced on Friday. Hendrickson served as a full-time assistant coach for the […]

Talking Mental Health with Paul Martin and Hans Skulstad

The changes seen in youth hockey over a generation have been significant. Social media, early specialization, personalized instruction, endless offseason teams and training opportunities, along with more involved parents, have created a climate whose effect on young athletes psychological development is still being understood. Expectations are different, as is training, both in hours spent and […]

Release: Charlie Burgraff named head coach of Minnesota PWHL team

TORONTO, ON (September 15, 2023) – The Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) today announced the Head Coaches who will lead the league’s six teams on the ice heading into its inaugural season. Behind the bench will be Courtney Kessel (Boston), Charlie Burggraf (Minnesota), Kori Cheverie (Montreal), Howie Draper (New York), Carla MacLeod (Ottawa), and Troy Ryan (Toronto). Coaches have all been appointed to their roles by team General Managers. […]

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE (PWHL) ANNOUNCES 2023 DRAFT ORDER OF SELECTION

Draft lottery awards Minnesota the first overall pick TORONTO, ON (September 1, 2023) – The Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) today announced the results of a draft lottery conducted to establish the order of selection for the inaugural PWHL Draft, scheduled for September 18, 2023. Minnesota has been awarded the first overall pick, followed by Toronto, Boston, […]

2023 NAHL Showcase just two weeks away

The Greatest Show on Ice begins on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at the Super Rink in Blaine, MN DALLAS, TEXAS – The 20th annual North American Hockey League (NAHL) Showcase is just two weeks away and will be held from September 13-16, 2023, at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. All 32 NAHL teams will play between […]

Strand Announces Signing of Ten Student-Athletes

Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State Men’s Hockey Coach Luke Strand has announced the signing of ten student-athletes joining the Maverick men’s hockey program this upcoming season. The signings consist of six players from the state of Minnesota. “We are excited to announce a class of players that will bring our lineup a balance of experience, ability and competitiveness. […]