Gophers
October 20, 2020
Minnesota Duluth center Jared Thomas celebrated a goal during the 2018 Frozen Four.

UMD, St. Cloud State going to Omaha for three-week college hockey pod

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference plans a 26-game season, starting Dec. 1 with all of its teams gathering for 10 games in a three-week period.
Wild
October 20, 2020
Whitecaps captain Winny Brodt Brown

At age 42, Whitecaps captain Winny Brown Brodt returning to team

The team captain and former Roseville and Gophers star was joined by defender Lisa Martinson and forward Stephanie Anderson in re-signing with the NWHL club.
Duluth
October 16, 2020
Mark Pavelich

Defense argues to drop weapons charges against hockey star Mark Pavelich

Weapons seized at his North Shore home were found as a result of illegal searches, a defense attorney argues.
Gophers
October 9, 2020
Brock Faber played for the U.S. development program last season in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Drafted 45th overall 'just the start' for Gophers' freshman Faber

Incoming Gophers freshman Brock Faber was the first Minnesotan drafted, at No. 45 by the Los Angeles Kings. Ten other players from the state were selected Wednesday.
Gophers
October 9, 2020
Arizona State's 2020-21 hockey season will include 28 games against Big Ten teams -- all on the road.

U hockey schedule lacks rivalry games, but it's better than nothing

Big Ten teams will play 24 games between each other and four vs. Arizona State. While it's disappointing the Gophers won't face regional rivals, just having a season is a victory in these coronavirus-marred times.
Wild
October 6, 2020
Devan Dubnyk (40) came to the Wild midway through the 2014-15 season and has been traded to San Jose for draft choices.

Sent to Sharks for draft picks, Dubnyk era with Wild is over

Devan Dubnyk rescued a sorry goaltending situation when he arrived in Minnesota midway through the 2014-15 season, and became a mainstay until he struggled badly this year.
Gophers
October 6, 2020
Tommies men’s hockey coach Jeff Boeser

St. Thomas men's hockey coach Boeser retiring before D-I move

A member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team, Jeff Boeser took over the St. Thomas program in April 2010. He played for St. Thomas in the 1970s.
Wild
October 6, 2020
Wild General Manger Bill Guerin

Breaking down a busy day in Minnesota hockey

Wild GM Bill Guerin made some bold moves in remaking his roster, while St. Thomas took another step in its transition to NCAA Division I.
Wild
October 6, 2020
Filip Johansson put on a Wild sweater after being selected by the team in the 2018 draft.

With Kaprizov's arrival, who will be the Wild's next top prospect?

A longtime source of hope and optimism, winger Kirill Kaprizov will now pass that distinction to someone else — perhaps whoever the Wild selects in the first round of tonight's NHl draft.
Wild
September 28, 2020
Mikko Koivu talked about his hockey future on a Zoom call with reporters Friday morning.

Next chapter? Koivu hasn't decided whether to keep playing hockey

Mikko Koivu has been captain of the Finnish national team, and is one of the country's most-known celebrities despite living in Minnesota for more than a decade.
Gophers
September 25, 2020
Lynn Olson

Women's hockey pioneer Lynn Olson honored with national award

The NHL praised Lynn Olson for the "relentless pursuit" of her goals.
Gophers
September 25, 2020
Former Minnesota Duluth defenseman Nick Wolff.

Ex-Minnesota Duluth captain giving hockey in Hungary a try

As he waits for word of when Boston Bruins training camp will start, Nick Wolff will play for a couple of months and hone his skills with the DVTK Polar Bears, a Slovakian league team based in Miskocl, Hungary.
Duluth
September 22, 2020
Mark Pavelich

Hockey star Mark Pavelich moves to less restrictive mental health facility

After making strides in treatment, the Miracle on Ice star will live in a facility offering more interaction as he awaits trial on assault charges.
Wild
September 17, 2020
Eric Staal celebrated a goal on Feb. 25 at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild trades fan-favorite Staal to Buffalo for Johansson

Eric Staal has played 16 NHL seasons, including the past four in Minnesota. He was traded to the Sabres for Marcus Johansson, a 10-year veteran who had nine goals in 60 games last season.
Gophers
September 17, 2020
Jenny Potter played for four U.S. Olympic hockey teams, winning a gold medal in 1998.

Big decision went swimmingly for U.S. Hall of Fame nominee Jenny Potter

The Edina native always wanted to be an Olympian, and she struck gold by picking hockey over swimming as a teenager.
Wild
September 15, 2020

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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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.
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