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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 […]

Minnesota Wild announces executive promotions

 SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and Minnesota Wild Owner and Governor Craig Leipold announced today three executive promotions to strategically position the organization for future evolution and continued growth.  Matt Majka, most recently serving as President and Alternate Governor, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of MSE, which includes the Minnesota Wild, Iowa Wild, and […]

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. […]