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January 10

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.
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January 9

Lights, camera, hockey action! Two local filmmakers do it all "4 The Love of Puck"

Directors and producers Adam Howard and Casimir Semlak, former Mounds View High School hockey players, have chronicled hockey's culture from Europe to California to St. Paul.
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January 3
Goalie Skylar Vetter of Lakeville led Team USA onto the ice for the gold medal game against Canada in the Under-18 Women's World Championship. Vetter

Team USA's under-18 women's world championship comes with big assist from Minnesota

Minnetonka's Maggie Nicholson had the assist on the winning goal in Team USA's thrilling, 2-1 overtime win over Canada, and Lakeville's Skylar Vetter made 31 saves. The team, which had 12 players with Minnesota ties, was coached by Minnesota Duluth's Maura Crowell.
Gophers
December 31, 2019

MSU Mankato rebounds for 2-0 win over Bemidji State in Mariucci Classic

The Mavericks, drubbed 7-2 by St. Cloud State in the all-Minnesota tournament on Saturday, were engaged from the get-go
Gophers
December 31, 2019
Minnesota's Sammy Walker, left, celebrated his second period goal, the first of the game, with teammate Ben Meyers (39)

Quick-strike Gophers shut down St. Cloud State to win Mariucci Classic

Goals by Sammy Walker, Tyler Nanne and Bryce Brodzinski in a span of 1 minute, 40 seconds in the second period helped the Gophers claim the championship
Gophers
December 31, 2019
Plenty of hockey memories were on display during a celebration of life public gathering for Gophers legend Doug Woog

Woog remembered for 'dignity and respect' at celebration of life

Former players, teammates, friends, family and a former governor on Sunday saluted former Gophers coach Doug Woog, who died Dec. 14.
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December 31, 2019
Brannon McManus, left, and tournament MVP Jack LaFontaine celebrated after the Gophers defeated St. Cloud State 4-1 on Sunday to win the Mariucci Clas

Gophers men's hockey team hopes Mariucci Classic title can be a second-half springboard

Coach Bob Motzko's team had back-to-back strong efforts to win the all-Minnesota tournament. Now the team's challenge is to sustain that good play.
Gophers
December 27, 2019
Marc Michaelis leads a high-powered Minnesota State offense.

Mariucci Classic tournament preview

The Gophers face Bemidji State, and Minnesota State Mankato draws St. Cloud State in the all-Minnesota tournament on Saturday and Sunday at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
Gophers
December 27, 2019
The Gophers and Bemidji State last met in the 2017 North Star College Cup at Xcel Energy Center. On Saturday at 3M Arena at Mariucci, they'll face off

Reunion time: This year's Mariucci Classic features all-Minnesota field

It's the first time four Minnesota schools will compete in a men's college hockey tournament since the North Star College Cup was terminated.
Gophers
December 27, 2019
The "Wooger'' jerseys the Gophers will wear Saturday night in the Mariucci Classic.

Gophers to honor 'Wooger' during Mariucci Classic

The team will wear gold jerseys with "Wooger'' name plate, plus a patch, on Saturday night to pay tribute to former player and coach Doug Woog.
Gophers
December 27, 2019
Mariucci Classic features star power, impact players

Mariucci Classic features star power, impact players

The Gophers, Bemidji State, Minnesota State Mankato and St. Cloud State play in an all-Minnesota tournament on Saturday and Sunday, and each team has a player that could be the 'X' factor.
Gophers
December 27, 2019
Audrey Wethington of The Blake School, who will play for Minnesota next year, scored for Team USA vs. Finland on Thursday.

USA wins U18 women's hockey opener 4-1; Minnesotans score twice

Blake's Audrey Wethington and Minnetonka's Rory Guilday scored for Team USA, which outshot Finland 51-10 in the tournament opener.
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December 26, 2019

VanderMey's late goal guides Andover boys past Rosemount at Tradition in the Park

The Huskies' Harrison VanderMey tallied the winning goal with 1:34 left in the third period.
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December 18, 2019
White Bear Lake goalie Tyler Steffens prepared to make a save against Hill-Murray during the Bears' 3-2 overtime win on Tuesday night at Aldrich Arena

White Bear Lake tops Hill-Murray as rivals put on a thrilling show

In a matchup of unbeaten boys' teams, the Bears emerged with a 3-2 overtime win in front of a boisterous crowd at Aldrich Arena.
Gophers
December 17, 2019
Former Gophers hockey coach Doug Woog at the Doug Woog Arena, the former Wakota Arena in South St. Paul that was renamed in his honor.

Former Gophers hockey coach Doug Woog dead at 75

"The Wooger" coached the team to six Frozen Fours and was "the blue-collar friend to all hockey people."
Gophers
December 17, 2019
Doug Woog, who died Saturday at age 75, guided the Gophers to six Frozen Four berths, but the national championship eluded him. He had a near-miss in

National title that got away won't define former U coach Woog

On April 1, 1989, the Gophers came within a couple of inches of winning what would have been the only NCAA championship for Doug Woog, who died on Saturday.
Gophers
December 17, 2019
Upon his hiring as Gophers men's hockey coach in 2018, Bob Motzko was flanked by Doug Woog, left, the coach from 1985-99, and Don Lucia, the coach fro

'The Wooger' made impact when U's Motzko was a young coach

Minnesota's men's hockey coach Bob Motzko learned a lot from Doug Woog, on and off the ice. "He became an iconic figure of the people for the sport of hockey.''
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December 13, 2019
Girls and boys Outdoor Classics on tap at Roseville's Oval

Girls and boys Outdoor Classics on tap at Roseville's Oval

Hundreds of youth hockey players will hit the ice Saturday at the Guardian John Rose MN Oval for a pair of hockey celebrations.
Puck Drop
December 13, 2019
Krissy Wendell spoke to reporters before being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Thursday in Washington.

Krissy Wendell, Jack Blatherwick honored at U.S. Hockey Hall ceremony

Wendell was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, while Blatherwick received the Lester Patrick Trophy for oustanding service to U.S. hockey.
Gophers
December 13, 2019
Gophers forward Brannon McManus scored against Minnesota Duluth goalie Hunter Shepard in 2018.

Holiday goals: A Christmas wish list for men's college hockey teams

From improved goaltending to bravery on the road, check out what the Beavers, Huskies, Bulldogs, Mavericks and Gophers could use.

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