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The annual one-day celebration of hockey in the state will be coming to one of the northernmost communities in the state in early 2024, as officials from the Minnesota Wild announced the awarding of Hockey Day Minnesota to Hockeytown USA.
Before he will don a NHL sweater for what all expect will be a lengthy and lucrative pro career, Logan Cooley will skate for the Minnesota Gophers for at least one season. But when he is ready to try hockey for a paycheck, it will be as a member of the Coyotes.
Huskies new head coach has had a winning record wherever he has gone: Wisconsin-Stevens Point, University of North Dakota, pro hockey in Russia. Idalski was introduced as the head coach at a press conference on Thursday
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The first-round playoff series between Minnesota and St. Louis may come to an end on Thursday, as the Blues most recent win pushed the Wild to the edge of elimination. And after five contests that have had a bit of everything, anything less than seeing all seven games would be unfortunate.

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Playing at Xcel Energy Center for the first time since he was a Delano high schooler five years ago, Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Ben Meyers had his own cheering section of former Gophers teammates in his return to Minnesota.
The case involves Tom “Chico” Adrahtas, who began coaching youth hockey in Illinois in the early 1980s, worked as an assistant men’s coach for the University of Minnesota in 1984-85 and coached elsewhere until 2018.
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Minnesota can set franchise records for single-season wins and points with a fourth straight victory Friday night while trying to keep the visiting Kraken from a fourth consecutive triumph when the teams meet in St. Paul.
Former SCSU player and assistant coach from Detroit Lakes has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota
McKay, a senior goaltender for the Mavericks, tested positive for ostarine (enobosarm) following a Jan. 23 testing during which he was one of four selected as alternates for the U.S. Olympic team.
After a decade as an assistant coach with Bob Motzko, first at St. Cloud State and now with the Gophers, Garrett Raboin is getting the opportunity of a lifetime, heading to Sioux Falls to start the new Augustana men's hockey program.

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The Gophers co-captain and Big Ten most valuable player last season was one of the most sought-after undrafted players in college this season, and joins a Minnesota Wild division rival.
Long before Reggie Lutz was born, his father Danny faced a medical challenge that he has stared down and never let affect what he does as a hockey dad. Also: Gophers forward Schmidt honored for classroom work, and Denver is a surprisingly good seafood town.
Denver played the defensive game it needed to play in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals, limiting powerful Michigan's offense and holding off the Wolverines long enough to win in overtime and advance to the national title game.

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