Wild
July 31
The Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek, left, and Vancouver's Tyler Toffoli will renew acquaintances beginning Sunday night in the qualifying series.

Playoff hockey is arriving. Time to embrace it, warts and all

An August postseason is far from normal for the NHL, but the simple fact that hockey has returned is something to savor. And we'll know soon enough if the Wild is in it for the long haul.
Gophers
July 31
St. Thomas athletic director Phil Esten.

St. Thomas hockey, CCHA begin working toward 2021-22 start

Now that the Tommies have found a conference home for their men's hockey team, the heavy lifting begins for their debut as a Division I program.
Puck Drop
July 30
Coach Jeff Boeser and his Tommies men’s hockey team have been a Division III power.

St. Thomas men's hockey team to join CCHA in 2021-22

The Tommies will join MSU Mankato, Bemidji State and others in the newly formed conference.
Wild
July 29
Whitecaps forward Allie Thunstrom was congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal last season.

Whitecaps update: NWHL pushes start of next season to January

The women's hockey league was scheduled to begin play in mid-November, but the coronavirus pandemic prompted a new, 20-game schedule, which will end with the playoffs in March.
Puck Drop
July 24
St. Thomas women’s hockey coach Tom Palkowski.

New opportunities, challenges for St. Thomas hockey in Division I

As the men's and women's programs make the transition to the highest level of college hockey, coaches Jeff Boeser and Tom Palkowski face an exciting new reality.
Wild
July 24
Russia's Kirill Kaprizov celebrates scoring a goal against the United States during the first period of semifinal game at the world junior ice hockey

Far-from-normal year provides for busy July in hockey world

The middle of summer usually is a quiet time for hockey, aside from the quick flurry of free agency. This year, however, we've seen big developments from the Wild, NHL and on the college front.
Gophers
July 22
Gophers forward Sammy Walker (9) beat Niagara goalie Brian Wilson in five-on-five overtime last season. This year, regular-season games tied after thr

NCAA puts emphasis on three-on-three OT in hockey with new format

Beginning in the 2020-21 season, men's and women's hockey regular-season games will go directly to three-on-three overtime if the score is tied after three periods. The move gets rid of five-on-five OT that had followed regulation play.
Puck Drop
July 20
East Side Pride: Johnson grad designs new logo for tradition-rich team

East Side Pride: Johnson grad designs new logo for tradition-rich team

Recent graduate Ellie Tschida created a new center ice logo honoring the tradition of both the school and its storied hockey program.
Gophers
July 14
Ice Breaker Tournament called off, was to be Gophers hockey opener vs. UMD

Ice Breaker Tournament called off, was to be Gophers hockey opener vs. UMD

The Ice Breaker Tournament, scheduled to be hosted by Minnesota Duluth, will be postponed to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was slated for Oct. 9-10 at Amsoil Arena.
Puck Drop
July 2
Members of the TRIA Orthopedics team celebrated with the John Scott Cup after winning Da Beauty League last August.

Da Beauty League postponed indefinitely because of coronavirus

The summer gathering of NHL, minor league and college players at Braemar Arena won't go on as scheduled, but organizer Ben Hankinson is holding out hope it can run later in the year.
Puck Drop
July 2
Russia's Kirill Kaprizov celebrates scoring a goal against the United States during the first period of semifinal game at the world junior ice hockey

Potential gamebreaker for Wild is so close but yet so far

Though the NHL and players union are still negotiating, it appears Russian phenom Kirill Kaprizov won't be eligible to play for Minnesota when the NHL returns for the playoffs later this summer.
Puck Drop
July 2
The Puck Drop Sweet Sweaters Fabulous Four

Sweet Sweaters: From the Fabulous Four, we crown a champion

A 1970s Minneapolis West High School entry battled a Minnesota Warriors jersey, while a game-worn 1960 U.S. Olympic sweater matched up against an underdog beer-league entry. Read on to see who's the inaugural Puck Drop champion.
Puck Drop
July 2
Gophers women's hockey coach Brad Frost

Gophers women's coach Brad Frost looks ahead after abrupt finish

Minnesota's season was canceled just before the NCAA tournament, and now the coach is planning for a new season amid the uncertainties created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Puck Drop
June 26
Sweet Sweaters: The Fabulous Four is set

Sweet Sweaters: The Fabulous Four is set

The field of 16 has been narrowed to four, with the Brooks Regional coming down to an old-time Minneapolis vs. St. Paul battle.
Gophers
June 26
Bob Motzko, the new Gophers hockey coach, center, was given some pointers from former hockey head coaches including Doug Woog, left, and Don Lucia, ri

Gophers 100th season celebration has Motzko excited, humbled

The men's hockey program has started a campaign to honor its rich history, and its coach shared his memories of what Pride on Ice has meant to him.
Puck Drop
June 26
St. Louis Park senior forward Bauer Neudecker in 2017.

Minnesotan rolls with the punches in Alabama

St. Louis Park's Bauer Neudecker endured a broken ankle and difficult season that saw Alabama Huntsville drop then quickly reinstate its program. Now he's in the NCAA transfer portal, looking for a new hockey home.
Gophers
June 22
Gophers forward Garrett Wait (17) scored against Notre Dame goalie Cale Morris on Nov. 2 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

Gophers forward Garrett Wait enters NCAA transfer portal

The junior-to-be from Edina had three goals and seven assists over the past two seasons. He's the first player with eligibility remaining to leave the team.
Gophers
June 19
St. Thomas could be playing Division I hockey in the 2021-22 season, and the new CCHA is looking for an eighth team.

Hockey updates: Good news for St. Thomas, Don Lucia

The former Gophers coach was named commissioner of the new CCHA earlier this week, while the Tommies received encouraging news on their quest to move to NCAA Division I.
Puck Drop
June 19
Sweet Sweaters: Three regionals down, one to go

Sweet Sweaters: Three regionals down, one to go

In our last installment, a beer-league team called the Mastodons advanced to the Fabulous Four, joining a 1960 U.S. Olympic sweater. Today, we play out the Ikola Regional.
Puck Drop
June 18
Whitecaps goalie Amanda Leveille

Goalie Amanda Leveille re-signs with Whitecaps

The former Gophers standout led the team to the NWHL championship in 2019.

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