Wild
September 15

Blais, Potter among four named to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Dean Blais won two NCAA titles at North Dakota while Jenny Potter was a four-time Olympian.
Gophers
September 15
Gophers men's hockey coach Bob Motzko

Motzko, Gophers men's hockey team await Big Ten football decision

As the conference reportedly inched toward having football start in October, Minnesota coach Bob Motzko was cautiously optimistic that hockey decisions will soon follow.
Coronavirus
September 9
Pick-up hockey players in Edina strap on their skates again

Pick-up hockey players in Edina strap on their skates again

Braemar Arena begin to offer adult open hockey on Wednesday after postponing the program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wild
September 9
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy on Sunday.

Wild's Dumba wins King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The defenseman, who has been active in trying to eradicate racial injustice in hockey, was given the award to a player who "best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice."
Gophers
September 9
College hockey and Minnesota were well-represented in this frame during the Eastern Conference semifinals when Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen (Virgin

Led by Minnesota, influence of college hockey keeps growing in NHL

More than 200 former college players were on NHL rosters as the postseason began, and many, including several Minnesotans, are emerging as standouts.
Puck Drop
August 31
East Grand Forks won Class 1A boys' hockey state championships in 2014 and '15.

East Grand Forks is runner-up to El Paso in Hockeyville USA 2020 contest

The Minnesota community will receive $30,000 in arena upgrades, while the Texas city earned the grand prize of $150,000 in the online competition.
Duluth
August 26
Mark Sertich shown in 2019 on the bench between shifts during his morning hockey game. On the same morning Sertich was to be honored with induction in

Mark Sertich, world's oldest hockey player, dies at 99 in Duluth

Mark Sertich was 99 when he died surrounded by family and friends in the Duluth house where he grew up and lived independently up until his last days. He skated until last month.
Gophers
August 23
Gophers junior Sammy Walker

Walker impatiently waiting for word on when Gophers hockey will start

Though the Gophers are scheduled to start their season Oct. 3 against Bemidji State, captain Sammy Walker knows chances of an on-time start are slim.
Gophers
August 21
WCHA men's Commissioner Bill Robertson presented the MacNaughton Cup to league champion Minnesota State Mankato.

With another team leaving, future of WCHA men looks iffy

With seven teams leaving and Alaska Anchorage dropping the sport following the upcoming season, Commissioner Bill Robertson faces a monumental challenge to keep the conference alive.
Gophers
August 20
The Alaska Anchorage Seawvolves used to compete with the Gophers in the WCHA.

Alaska Anchorage to drop men's hockey, further depleting WCHA

Cutting the Seawolves hockey program will save $2.5 million per year, the university said.
Wild
August 18
Former Minnetonka standout Bobby Brink played for the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers before moving on to college hockey at Denver.

USHL plans for 54-game season starting Nov. 6

The Tier I junior league, a top feeder league for college hockey, cut eight games from its usual 62-game schedule.
Gophers
August 18
Gophers coach Bob Motzko expects there will be a men’s college hockey season. “We have to learn from each other,” he said, “and find that path

Gophers hockey teams wait for answers about fate of seasons

What is a realistic starting date for college hockey? That's to be determined; officials are hopeful they'll receive word from the NCAA within a few weeks.
Puck Drop
August 18
East Grand Forks celebrated Class 1A boys' hockey state championships in 2014 and '15. Will EGF be named the Hockeyville USA winner in 2020?

Border Battle: Minnesota, Wisconsin cities are Hockeyville USA finalists

East Grand Forks and River Falls, Wis., are among four finalists in the contest, in which the winning community will receive $150,000 in upgrades to its hockey facilities.
Wild
August 10
Alex Stalock seized the starting goalie job for the Wild this season. Whether he has that role in 2020-21 is among the team's offseason questions.

Quick postseason exit leaves Wild with pressing questions

GM Bill Guerin saw how his team performed under playoff pressure. How he addresses a few issues will determine if he's building a Wild squad that can contend for the Stanley Cup.
Wild
August 7
The Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek, right, hauled down Vancouver's Loui Eriksson for one of 11 Minnesota penalties in Game 3.

Can the Wild find the spark it needs to avoid early knockout?

You have to wonder if the Canucks took Minnesota's best punch in Game 1 and discovered the easiest way to frustrate the Wild is to repeatedly send it on the power play.
Wild
August 5
Vancouver's Bo Horvat, center, pestered Wild goalie Alex Stalock while battling defenseman Brad Hunt during Tuesday night's Game 2 of the Western Conf

March to penalty box haunts Wild in Game 2 loss to Canucks

Minnesota couldn't find its offensive rhythm Tuesday night, and much of that was because its penalty killers were on the ice too often.
Wild
August 3
The Wild's Jordan Greenway and Vancouver's Jay Beagle mixed it up during a first-period skirmish in Game 1 Sunday night.

Discipline and smart swagger serve Wild well in series opener

By defeating the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night, coach Dean Evason's team ended a long streak of Game 1 struggles and did so by playing a tough, intense and intelligent game.
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.

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