Minneapolis hockey coach Joe Dziedzic skated with his players during practice last week at the Northeast Ice Arena in Minneapolis.

State of Minneapolis hockey: 'There are still some guys who can play'

Hockey Day Minnesota is putting the sport's spotlight on Parade Stadium and the teams that practice and play in the city.

Podcast: Shovel-ready Hockey Day Minnesota brings its chilly holiday to Minneapolis

January 15
Podcast: Shovel-ready Hockey Day Minnesota brings its chilly holiday to Minneapolis
In the newest Talking Preps, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque scrutinize the Minnesota appeal of outdoor hockey and examine the changing world of recruiting the state's most prized future college players.

Edina goalie Uma Corniea leads Metro Athletes of the Week for Jan. 6-11

January 13
Also recognized: Adam Berghult (Edina Alpine skiing), Adam Flammang (St. Michael-Albertville hockey), Ryan Samuelson (Jordan basketball), Ally Qualley (Breck hockey), Cordelia Sherwood (Orono Alpine skiing), and Matthew Willert (Buffalo basketball).
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Thursday's prep sports roundup

In boys' hockey, Jack Schneider scored a power-play goal with 32.5 seconds left in overtime to give the Wayzata a 2-1 victory over Hill-Murray
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January 16
Led by new coach, South St. Paul boys' basketball reaching new heights

Led by new coach, South St. Paul boys' basketball reaching new heights

Under coach Matthew McCollister, the Packers are winning for the first time in decades and generating a noticeable buzz in the hallways at school.
Best of the best: Prep wrestling, gymnastics honor rolls
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A look at the top achievers in gymnastics and wrestling during the 2019-20 season. The list is updated every week.
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January 15

Hockey Day Minnesota three-day schedule

Parade Ice Garden and its two rinks is the indoor "Plan B" should the outdoor ice be deemed unplayable because of snow or cold
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January 14
Minnetonka coach Dave Nelson, during a 2017 Class 6A playoff game

Former Minnetonka football coach Nelson receives national award

Dave Nelson won the 2019 Power of Influence Award winner, given by the American Football Coaches Association and the American Football Coaches Foundation.
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January 14
Rosemount junior defenseman Jake Ratzlaff can now revisit the verbal commitment he made to the Gophers program as a ninth-grader.

Rule changes lower profile of hockey recruiting, even in Minnesota

The excitement that surrounds the recruitment of top high school prospects in football and basketball is largely absent in hockey, even in hockey-rich Minnesota. Here's why.
Wayzata received the Bay Bell trophy, part of the rivalry between these two teams. Wayzata beat Minnetonka 14-0. Friday, September 28, 2012
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Star Tribune prep reporters David La Vaque and James Paulsen are bringing all you Minnesota high school sports enthusiasts another way to stay connected to the action.
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January 13

Monday's preps results

Here's what happened in high school sports on Monday:
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January 13
Rosemount defenseman Jake Ratzlaff

Minnesota's top 10 boys' hockey recruits

Star Tribune staff writer David La Vaque ranks his top recruits in the state:
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January 12
Point guard Drake Dobbs (11) is one of four Eden Prairie seniors averaging between 10.6 and 17 points per game for the unbeaten Eagles. Photo by Mark

Eden Prairie looks like best boys' hoops team in state

The undefeated Eagles (12-0) are the poster children for the benefits of teamwork, a throwback for unified play in a time when individual achievements build followings (and brands) and going viral equals validity.
Blake forward Carly Bullock (22) is a prolific goal-scorer and a tough player defensively as well. The senior is bound for Princeton next year.
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A look at the top athletes in the metro area from recent high school sporting events.
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January 11

St. Paul Johnson bangs in three second-period goals to put away Kittson Central

The Governors got a pair of goals and an assist from Damian Cunningham to help defeat a Bearcats team that features one of the state's top goal scorers in Calvin Hanson.
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January 11

Friday's high school roundup

Rosemount beat Farmington in a matchup of top-six girls' basketball teams.
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January 10

Simley skates to scoreless draw against Mahtomedi

The result maintains a third-place tie in the Metro East standings.
Phaizon Scott brought the Minneapolis North championship trophy to the crowd after the Polars defeated Rushford-Peterson 30-14. ] Shari L. Gross / sgr
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Prior Lake edges past Lakeville South in overtime

The Lakers were buoyed by 28 points from Marquette University commit Dawson Garcia.
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January 10
The Max Foundation opens a mental wellness dialogue in Warroad

The Max Foundation opens a mental wellness dialogue in Warroad

Founded after 19-year-old Max Marvin died by suicide, the organization's mission is raising funds "with the intent to support charitable programs, projects, and activities that facilitate mental wellness amongst the youth in the Warroad area."
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Cottage Grove peewee dazzles with lacrosse-style goal

Thirteen-year-old Jackson Rudh imitated NHL star's Andrei Svechnikov, successfully, in a recent game at Cottage Grove Arena.
Eden Prairie players celebrated their state 6A football title.
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Watch and listen to high school sports from around the metro area and around Minnesota. Here are the web sites that get you to the games.
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January 10

Lakeville North knocks off No. 1 Rosemount in boys' hockey

AJ Haider put the Panthers ahead for good 1 minute, 35 seconds into the third period.
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January 8

Wilkie leaves Andover football to join Augsburg coaching staff

Rich Wilkie led the Huskies for 18 seasons, reaching the state tournament five times. He will serve as quarterbacks coach for his friend and new Auggies head coach Derrin Lamker.
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January 8
Minnehaha guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrated a basket in the second half. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com Minnehaha Academy played

Podcast: 'Best team in state history' ignites debate and the curse of being No. 1 in boys' hockey

Talking Preps' David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen kick off the new year with Minnehaha Academy's impressive boys' basketball weekend, get caught up on big wrestling and Nordic skiing doings, and look at who's catching notice as boys' and girls' hockey kick into post-holiday gear.
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January 8

Tuesday's metro prep roundup: No. 10 Elk River knocks off No. 3 Park Center in girls' basketball

Elk River matched everything Class 4A, No. 3 Park Center threw at the Elks and then some, beating the Pirates 65-50 in girls' basketball Tuesday.
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January 7

Tuesday's preps results

Here's what happened in high school sports Tuesday:
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January 7

Cretin-Derham Hall deals Stillwater its first league loss of season

Jack Nei and Jake Sondreal scored for the Raiders, helping keep their team's perfect Suburban East Conference boys' hockey record intact.