Puck Drop
March 25

Six with Minnesota ties named to U.S. Under-17 National Team

They are part of 23 players selected for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Mich.
Gophers
March 24
One of the highlights of the season for a young Gophers team was winning the Mariucci Classic. The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers played the B

College Hockey Mailbag: When will the Gophers men contend (and draw fans) again?

Coach Bob Motzko's team was on the outside of the NCAA tournament bubble when the season was halted. Returning to national prominence is the solution to fixing attendance issues.
Coronavirus
March 22
Wild owner Craig Leipold, left, laughs with general manager Bill Guerin.

Wild GM Guerin on keeping up, coaching situation and what's ahead

Wild GM Bill Guerin, who experienced two lockouts as an NHL player, said the Wild continues to plan for the offseason and college free agency during the coronavirus layoff.
St. Paul
March 20
“Hockey’s not partisan," said Joel Carlson, a lobbyist and former state legislator who’s played from the beginning.

In 'the cathedral of hockey,' bipartisanship still exists in Minnesota

For the last three decades, a group of Capitol denizens has been gathering every Sunday night to play ice hockey.
Wild
March 20
Steve Carlson (left) and Jeff Carlson (center), who starred along with Dave Hanson (not pictured) as the infamous "Hansen brothers" in the 1977 movie

Staying connected to hockey: Four things you can do

Because of the coronavirus, we must practice social distancing. That doesn't mean we have to distance ourselves from hockey.
Puck Drop
March 19

Local author captures a colorful lifetime in the "forgotten sport" of bandy

Chris Middlebrook's self-published "The Bandy Chronicles-My Pursuit of a Forgotten Sport." It contains 118 short stories ranging from funny to touching.
Gophers
March 19
Hours before what should have been a WCHA playoff game, Minnesota State Mankato hockey coach Mike Hastings walked around an empty arena on Friday afte

MSU Mankato's great hockey start has no ending

How does the story of this season end? With blank pages for the Mavericks.
Gophers
March 19
Minnesota State Mankato's Marc Michaelis had 71 goals and 91 assists in his college career.

Minnesota State's Michaelis signs with Vancouver Canucks

The undrafted senior is a Hobey Baker Award top 10 finalist and the WCHA player of the year.
Gophers
March 18
Minnesota State Mankato senior forward Marc Michaelis was named the WCHA player of the year.

Minnesota State's Marc Michaelis named WCHA player of the year

The senior led the Mavericks to their third consecutive MacNaughton Cup as league regular-season champions.
Wild
March 18
KFAN filling hockey void with replays of classic Wild games

KFAN filling hockey void with replays of classic Wild games

The NHL season has been put on hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic, but Wild games will still be on the radio.
Puck Drop
March 12
Goaltender Hunter Shepard and Minnesota Duluth won't get a chance to defend their NCHC tournament title.

NCHC, WCHA Big Ten cancel postseason hockey tournaments

The moves were made in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Minnesota State, Bemidji State, Minnesota Duluth and the Gophers were to play this weekend.
Wild
March 8
Minnesota Whitecaps players celebrated their 1-0 overtime victory over the Metropolitan Riveters at Tria Rink in St. Paul on Sunday.

Whitecaps beat Riveters 1-0 in overtime in playoff semifinals

Minnesota defeated Metropolitan in overtime and will play for the title Friday.
Puck Drop
March 7

Day 4 boys' hockey All-Tournament Team

Hill-Murray's Charlie Strobel matches dad's feat, is joined by Mahtomedi's overtime hero Colin Hagstrom on list of Championship Saturday's biggest stars
Puck Drop
March 7

Inspired, relentless Hill-Murray dominates Eden Prairie to win 2A championship

Charlie Strobel scored twice for the fifth-seeded Pioneers, who skated to a 4-1 victory and left yet another opponent marveling about their determination.
Puck Drop
March 7
NWHL co-MVP Allie Thunstrom set a league record this season with 24 goals during the regular season.

Whitecaps play for second straight trip to NWHL championship game

Led by NWHL co-MVP Allie Thunstrom, who scored a league-record 24 goals this season, the Whitecaps averaged more than four goals per game in the regular season.
Puck Drop
March 7

Mahtomedi scores in overtime to win first boys' hockey state championship

The Zephyrs' Colin Hagstrom scored the game-winner for a 3-2 victory over Hermantown, which had tied the game in the final seconds of the third period.
Puck Drop
March 7
Standouts moving to state, standing out at hockey tourney hardly a new thing

Standouts moving to state, standing out at hockey tourney hardly a new thing

Tournament teams have been bolstered by standout players from Manitoba, Ontario, Wisconsin and even Europe since at least the 1950s
Puck Drop
March 7
Goalies-turned-coaches big part of state tourney lore

Goalies-turned-coaches big part of state tourney lore

Edina's Willard Ikola, Mahtomedi's Jeff Poeschl and Hill-Murray's Bill Lechner were all in the spotlight on Saturday
Puck Drop
March 7
Day 3 boys' hockey All-Tourney Team

Day 3 boys' hockey All-Tourney Team

Hermantown's 'Ball of Hate' Cole Antcliff and manchilld Joey Pierce join Mahtomedi sniper Adam Johnson among semifinal standouts
Puck Drop
March 6

Eden Prairie newcomers lead the way past Blake in 2A semifinals

The Eagles got goals by Ben Steeves and Jackson Blake, both of whom joined the team this year, en route to a 4-1 victory and a shot at another Class 2A championship.

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