Randy Johnson | Star Tribune
Producer | Puck Drop

Randy Johnson is the producer of Puck Drop for the Star Tribune. He previously was the beat writer for University of Minnesota football and hockey, along with other college sports.

Johnson also spent 17 years as sports copy editor/layout editor at the Star Tribune after five years in a similar role with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. From 1991 through 1995, he was assistant sports editor and Penn State football beat writer for the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa.


St. Thomas vows to 'attack what's next' after being kicked out of MIAC

Options include finding a new Division III conference, jumping to Division II or beginning a climb to Division I, a process that would take 12 years.


Whitecaps founder: Boycott endangers U.S. women's pro league

Minnesota Whitecaps founder Jack Brodt's comments came after more than 200 players vowed not to play next season unless a financially stable league is established


Whitecaps, Olympians won't play women's pro hockey until demands met

More than 200 women's hockey players, including members of the Minnesota Whitecaps and gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic team, say they won't play in any North American league until demands are met.


UMD's goalie brings 10-0 postseason run into Frozen Four semifinal

Hunter Shepard's route to Minnesota Duluth didn't follow a direct path after being named the top high school goalie in the state five years ago.


Shattuck-St. Mary's hockey teams take aim at national titles

The Faribault boarding school's boys' and girls' prep teams are ranked No. 1 and are favorites to win USA Hockey Tier I national titles. They are a combined 83-10-7.


Poehling brothers give St. Cloud State a line to rely on

The three brothers have been together on the same line since a teammate went down with an injury for the Huskies, who have the top seed in the NCAA men's hockey field.


Minnesota trio of No. 1 seeds aims for Frozen Four

A quick look at St. Cloud State, Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota State Mankato.


UMD wins NCHC Frozen Faceoff in double overtime over St. Cloud State

Nick Swaney scored on 2-on-1 rush 7:29 into the second overtime, giving the Bulldogs a 3-2 victory.


Minnesota rules: St. Cloud State, UMD, Mankato land No. 1 hockey seeds

For the first time since the formation of a 16-team NCAA men's hockey field in 2003, Minnesota — or any state for that matter — has three No. 1 seeds.


St. Cloud State beats Colorado College 5-2 in NCHC semifinals

Patrick Newell and Nolan Walker scored goals 24 seconds apart in the first period for St. Cloud State, which advanced to Saturday night's championship game