Tag Archives: hockey

Darwitz, Bobrowski to lead Hill-Murray girls program

Natalie Darwitz, perhaps the state’s most celebrated female hockey player, is still making headlines. On June 6 it was announced Darwitz was leaving the University of Minnesota Gopher Women’s program after two years serving as an associate head coach with Brad Frost.  It took only a couple of days for Darwtiz’s name to resurface when it […]

Drafted from the State of Hockey

There were 37 Minnesota natives selected in the 2023 NAHL Draft Round one selections:  Pick #7: Haden Kruse             Hometown: Nisswa, MN Drafted by: Janesville Position: Centre Shoots: Left Born: 2003-03-25 Height: 6.00 Weight:171 Pick #8: Nick Mikan Hometown: Edina, MN Drafted by: Springfield Position: Right Wing Shoots: Right Born:2004-03-31 […]

A name inscribed in history

The Stanley Cup is one of, if not, the most unique trophy in all of professional sports. Lord Stanley’s Cup stands about 35 inches and weighs 34 and a half pounds. This trophy has been hoisted above thousands and thousands of NHL players’ heads… players from all around the world who come together and battle […]

OFFICIALLY SPEAKING – THREE RULES AND TOTAL INSANITY

There’s something about amateur hockey that often brings out the worst in anybody. This includes coaches, scorekeepers, and yup, USA Hockey. Let’s start with the governing body. USA Hockey publishes a weekly educational piece online called Ask the Official. As many of you readers know, it poses allegedly submitted questions, and then USA Hockey provides […]

UMD’s Hughes honored with Hockey Humanitarian Award

TAMPA, Fla. – After being a two-time top-three finalist, Minnesota Duluth’s Gabbie Hughes has been honored with the 2023 Hockey Humanitarian Award for her impactful work with Sophie’s Squad. In the award’s 28th season, the Hockey Humanitarian Award is presented annually to college hockey’s finest citizen – a student-athlete that makes significant contributions not only […]

St. Thomas announces new home for Tommies Hockey

In Jan. the University of St. Thomas announced they received a record $75 million donation from a private donor that is going towards building a multi-sport and multi-use, on-campus arena. This new facility will host Tommies hockey and basketball, commencement ceremonies, academic convocations, speakers, career fairs, and other events for the university and the community. […]

From the State of Hockey: The Rise of Lakeville’s Jake Oettinger

Minnesota is known as the ‘State of Hockey’ for good reason. This state has produced countless NHL players and is home to numerous Division 1 college hockey programs. But despite the abundance of talent that the state has produced, there is one position that has been less represented than the others: goaltending. That’s what makes […]

Minnesota’s Top NHL Scorers

New York Islanders All-Star Brock Nelson was this season’s Minnesota’s top NHL scorer Nelson, a 2010 Mr. Hockey finalist representing Warroad had a career year scoring 36 goals and 39 assists for 75 points. He is one of two Minnesotans to finish in the NHL’s top 50 scorers this season. The other player in the top […]

A new beginning for women’s professional hockey

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 Friday, June 30. The intent is […]