Minnesota hockey, from ponds to pros.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The field of 16 has been narrowed to four, with the Brooks Regional coming down to an old-time Minneapolis vs. St. Paul battle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The former Gophers standout led the team to the NWHL championship in 2019.
St. Thomas on Wednesday was waiting to hear if it will be allowed to move directly from NCAA Division III to Division I. If the Tommies get the OK, they have a good option for a men's hockey home.
A grassroots fundraising campaign raised $750,000, enabling the Chargers to continue playing for the 2020-21 season. More work needs to be done for the program to have a longer-term future.
Five years ago this week, the former Gophers great underwent a kidney transplant, receiving a new organ from his brother, Jerry.
A tried-and-true Olympic jersey won last week in the inaugural Puck Drop Sweet Sweaters competition of favorites submitted by fans. Might we see an upset this time?
Financial issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic prompted the school to drop the Division I sport, plus two others. That leaves the WCHA with nine teams for the 2020-21 season.
We've picked our final 16 of favorite hockey sweaters their their stories submitted by readers, and now we're playing them down to the Fabulous Four. This week, it's the Sandelin Regional.
We've learned terms like "social distancing'' and "flattening the curve'' since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in March. Now, the NHL is taking steps toward returning, a sign of hope for many.
Tom Chorske and Corey Millen are GM and coach, respectively, for the newly renamed St. Cloud Norsemen, a North American Hockey League team that's had problems on and off the ice.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic prompted schools to cut costs by trimming travel, Motzko wanted to play Minnesota's other Division I teams and North Dakota.