Minnesota hockey, from ponds to pros.
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.
The Edina native always wanted to be an Olympian, and she struck gold by picking hockey over swimming as a teenager.
As the conference reportedly inched toward having football start in October, Minnesota coach Bob Motzko was cautiously optimistic that hockey decisions will soon follow.
More than 200 former college players were on NHL rosters as the postseason began, and many, including several Minnesotans, are emerging as standouts.
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.
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.
The Tier I junior league, a top feeder league for college hockey, cut eight games from its usual 62-game schedule.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota couldn't find its offensive rhythm Tuesday night, and much of that was because its penalty killers were on the ice too often.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.