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Volume XLVII • Number 1 • Issue 1242

August 16, 2018

MAKING WAVES What the Minnesota Whitecaps joining the NWHL means for girls’ and women’s hockey

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U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

Photo by Mike Thill

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IN THIS ISSUE

ANDY NESS

DREW COVE

KIM MCCULLOUGH

WANTED: USED HOCKEY GEAR ... pg. 8 BOB SUTER HONORED WITH HBF AWARD ... pg. 12

Another look at development ... pg. 4 Watch and learn ... pg. 6

Matt Olson spreading a positive message ... pg. 8

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By Andy Ness

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Another look at development

As yet another Minnesota Wild Development Camp has come and gone, there are so many things that I would like to share that I think skaters can benefit from. What one first must understand is what is an NHL development camp. An NHL development camp (or rookie camp) is usually a weeklong camp in the summer in which a specific NHL team invites their draft picks from the past few years along with some skaters that are considered free agents (undrafted). Usually each team has about 40 skaters and four goalies, so they can do skills, drills and scrimmages. The average age for these camps is usually between 18 to 22. We have college skaters, guys that played juniors and major juniors, guys that played in European leagues, even players right out of high school. There are so many countries represented. It is such a cool thing for these players to be a part of. One of the most important things that I have learned year after year of doing these is that there is a drastic difference between players that play hockey and hockey players. What does that mean? It means that these guys are hockey players through and through. These guys do two-a-days on the ice as well as workouts and other types of meetings. On every ice session I was a part of, we would eventually have to kick the skaters off the ice because they just wouldn’t get off. Whether they were practicing shooting, practicing skating or asking the coaches questions, these guys just loved to be on the ice. Anything they can do or any information they can get to become a better player they were going to do. It didn’t matter if they were tired or hungry and it was lunchtime, they were going to soak up the information that they could and make the most of their time. Another sign of player dedication is the fact that the vast majority of players come in unbelievable shape. Year after year, these skaters come in incredible shape and have

an unbelievable level of conditioning. To be honest, if they didn’t, I am not sure how they would ever finish the week as grueling as it is. There is a dedication level to their training. It is consistent as well as executed. At this level, guys are not just going to the gym and throwing a few weights around. They actually have a plan in place and follow it, even on sunny summer days. Finally, for all of the coaches, it is a week of talking hockey and thinking about hockey. Thinking about a better way to teach concepts or teach skills on the ice. Sharing new drills and new ideas. Learning things you didn’t know before. My area is obviously skating, but if Darby Hendrickson is going to give an hour presentation on faceoffs, I am going to listen. There is so much to learn from other coaches, and no matter how long these guys have been coaching or involved in the game, they want to learn too. An excellent coach realizes that the game is always evolving and always changing. I really think that in anything you do, you are always continuing to learn, no matter what level you have played or coached. Some of the smartest coaches I have met still ask other col-

leagues questions to gain more insight on the game. They want to get better just as the players do. Why am I telling you this and why do I think this is so important for players (especially older players) to understand? We live in the State of Hockey and so many skaters have such big goals and big dreams, yet so many skaters will actually pay this price to play at their highest level. When we are talking about seniors in high school that want

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to move on to play junior or college hockey, you’re either all in or you’re not in. There is no in-between. There has to be a dedication level to the game. If not, there are just way, way too many good players. After doing about 10 years of development camps for the Devils and the Wild, it seems every year there are more and more good players. What is going to make these players stand out? How are they going to reach their highest potential? At the end of the day, you can give every player as much information and tools as you can, but it really comes down to the player. Are they going to work on their shot, skating and puck handling? Are they going to have a consistant off-ice training plan? Are they going to sacrifice junk food and learn how to fuel their body properly? Are they going to watch NHL games and try to learn from them? The list goes on. But that’s really the key to growing and developing as a player. Good luck. Andy Ness is the head skating and skill coach for the Minnesota Wild. He has also been an assistant skating instructor for the New Jersey Devils, the University of Minnesota men’s and women’s hockey teams and the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team.

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Inside Minnesota Hockey www.minnesotahockey.org

Minnesota Hockey, an affiliate of USA Hockey, is the governing body of youth and amateur hockey in Minnesota and the premier developer of hockey players in the state. With over 67,000 registered players and coaches, it is the largest state governing body for amateur hockey in the United States.

Division I coaches on Minnesota’s “it” factor

By Jessi Pierce

This past year alone, the State of Hockey produced: • 18,839 8U players (a new state and national record) •419 NCAA Division I and Division III men’s players • 486 NCAA Division I and Division III women’s players •57 NHL players •9 U.S. Olympians (including 7 gold-medal winners on the women’s team) But what is it exactly that makes Minnesota so successful at developing the game’s elite talent? What’s the secret in our frozen water? We spoke with college and pro hockey coaches about Minnesota’s ‘it’ factor. It’s in the school colors … The community-based model, where kids play for their hometown from the first time they hit the ice up until they graduate, is unique to our state. Irondale hockey product Chris McKelvie went on to captain the Bemidji State Beavers to the program’s first-ever NCAA Frozen Four in 2009. He then played professionally for seven years in the American Hockey League before embarking on a coaching career. “Growing up, at every age, you take a lot of pride reppin’ the high school colors,” said McKelvie, who is now the head coach at Bethel University after serving two years as an assistant at Army. “There’s just a sense of community. When I grew up, not that I’m that old, but I remember going to the Roseville Oval and you’d see kids there from Irondale, White Bear Lake, Mounds View, Roseville, all wearing their colors. You’re

proud to be from and play for the community you’re from. That’s special.” Mark Dennehy, head coach of the New Jersey Devils affiliate in Binghamton, NY and former Division I coach at Merrimack College, said the community-based model keeps the business aspect out of the game. “To see the passion that each town and all the players have for playing for their local teams, it’s unbelievable,” Dennehy said. “I think that a lot of communities [around the United States] have chosen to get out of the sports business. They chose not to put sports dollars into arenas. But once you privatize something, once there’s a bill to pay, they have to convince people to skate in April, whether it’s in their benefit or not. “In Minnesota, you don’t have a lot of that because the communities have invested in their youth and in their sports. And that’s really remarkable and great to see. We need more of that.”

TRIA Rink welcomes hockey community TRIA Rink, the official practice facility of the Minnesota Wild, opened its doors in February 2018 on the top floor of the Treasure Island Center. Located just a few blocks from the Xcel Energy Center, the rooftop rink serves as a special place for the Minnesota hockey community. TRIA and the Wild have been partnering ever since their inaugural season in 2000. TRIA orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Joel Boyd and Dr. Brad Nelson, serve as the official team physicians. The two of them travel with the team to practices and games, and help treat players to get them back on the ice. “One of the reasons TRIA’s partnership with the Wild is so strong is because of their shared commitment to the community,” said Dr. Boyd. TRIA Rink has an entire wall of windows that overlook the city of St. Paul. Whether on the ice or in the stands, players and fans are able to embody the community relationship. TRIA Rink offers an opportunity for the State of Hockey to come together and skate on the same ice as their hometown hockey

heroes. The rink is used for youth hockey teams and events, open skates and partnerships with local organizations. For example, DinoMights, a new youth hockey program to move into St. Paul, now uses TRIA Rink to reach at-risk children in the community. Through the game of hockey, DinoMights help urban youth develop important life skills. Hamline University’s men’s and women’s hockey teams use the cutting edge rink for their home ice as well. In addition, the Minnesota Whitecaps will play their debut National Women’s Hockey League season at TRIA Rink. TRIA also opened a new state-of-the-art orthopedic clinic in the lower level of the building. “It’s great that we can offer orthopedic care and physical therapy in downtown St. Paul,” says TRIA primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. Steven Greer. “We are building some wonderful relationships with the local businesses, schools and club sports.” For more information on the TRIA Rink, visit www.triarink.com. And to learn more about TRIA, visit www.tria.com.

It’s in the athletes … While recruiting players in Minnesota, college hockey coaches know they are getting one thing for sure: well-rounded athletes, not just hockey players. “You ask the majority of youth hockey teams now to play a game of pickup basketball and they all try using their left hand,” joked Greg Powers, head coach at Arizona State University. “They’re losing the multisport aspect. “It’s evident with the kids that we have committed and recruited from Minnesota that they all seem to be at least dual-sport athletes.” Dennehy, who grew up in Massachusetts, said the way hockey players are developed in Minnesota – playing in-season sports, not just specializing in one year-round – is the way he remembers the game being played. It’s the way he wants to see athletes develop. “Hockey players should be the shortstops, the quarterbacks – not just hockey players,” Dennehy added. “In other places, kids just aren’t as athletic as ones in Minnesota because they specialize at such a young age. We want players that are well-trained and well-versed in hockey, but know how to kick a soccer ball or hit a golf ball. Challenge them. “Being a multisport athlete is the best development for all sports, and I think that plays a big part in why Minnesota develops some of the best hockey players and over-

all athletes.”

It’s in the development … Dennehy points to Eden Prairie native and Buffalo Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt as choosing his development path correctly. Rather than moving up early during stages in his game when he easily could have, he chose to stay the course and continue to play at his level. That, he remarks, seems to be another uniquely Minnesota thing. “I don’t know Casey personally, but what I love about it is the coaches always focused on the name on the front, not on the back,” Dennehy said. “It’s obvious to me that the name on Casey’s high school jersey meant a lot more to him than moving on too fast. It’s great to see someone who is putting the team first find success, because that’s what you want. “At the end of the day, we all end up at the same place: we all play senior hockey. So those moments to be with your friends, and to be with your neighbors, they’re fleeting.” Powers reinforces that point. Players do not need to bounce around trying to find “elite” teams or programs or move up early. Talent always has a way of being found. “You cannot hide,” Powers explains. “If you’re good enough, 60 Division I schools are absolutely going to find you. If you’re good enough, you don’t have to move away and spend $1,500 dollars. That’s what I love about Minnesota.” Adds McKelvie: “There’s a reason so many NHLers and Division I players come from Minnesota, and that’s because the vast majority of them stay and play through their high school senior years. There’s no Continued on page 29

Level 4 clinics set for Bloomington and St. Paul The Minnesota District of USA Hockey has announced it will host two Level 4 coach certification clinics this September. The USA Hockey Coaching Education Program clinics will be held September 8-9 at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in Bloomington and on September 21-22 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul. Registration for both clinics is now open on the USA Hockey website. Both clinics are scheduled for two days. Coaches must attend the entire clinic to receive credit. Lunch will be served each day, and is included in the clinic fee. There will be an on-ice portion during this clinic, so you will need to bring your skates, stick, gloves, and helmet. The Level 4 clinic in Bloomington will open with check-in at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, with sessions starting at 9:00 a.m and wrapping up at 6:00 p.m. On Sunday, sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. -

4:30 p.m. There are a limited number of hotel rooms reserved under “USA Hockey” at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott ($94/ night). Please reserve a room by calling (800) 228-9290 by noon on August 31. The clinic on September 21-22 is part of the State of Hockey High Performance Coaches Summit. The event is a coaching clinic hosted in partnership by USA Hockey, Minnesota Hockey, MN High School Hockey Coaches Associations, and the Minnesota Wild. The clinic will begin Friday morning, includes an optional social on Friday evening and is set to conclude Saturday at 5 pm. Additional details, including the agenda and speakers, will be emailed to participants prior to the clinic. Please direct questions to Minnesota Coach-In-Chief, Christian Koelling at koelling.usahockey@gmail.com.

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By Kim McCullough Video is a fantastic teaching and learning tool for young hockey players. Just think of how often in a given day players are watching videos on their phones or online. As parents and coaches, this technology simply wasn’t available to us growing up and so we might not be as attuned to it as our kids are. Most young people are visual learners so we need to teach them in a way that they’ll best absorb the information. Many young players won’t truly understand a system, skill or drill unless they see it done. Similarly, many players can’t really understand what they did wrong or right on a particular play or shift unless they are able to watch themselves do it. They won’t believe it until they see it. I’m sure you’ve heard of the power of visualization before and it’s impact on sports performance. Basically, visualization allows you to replay a certain skill or play over and over in your head before executing it on the ice. Visualizing the perfect shift or a particular play can be hard if you’ve never actually seen it happen before. However, if you have the video footage of yourself, a teammate, an opponent or a professional player doing that same skill, it becomes much easier for you to “watch” that video over and over again in your head. Here’s an example: In an important league game last season, one of the younger players on my team made a great stick check in mid-ice to steal a puck and go down on a breakaway. She sniped it top corner and popped the goalies’ water bottle off the net. Not bad for a kid with only one other goal all season. We got it on tape and we watched that clip a lot as a team and I watched it even more as a coach. And I can guarantee you the player who scored that amazing goal has it etched on her brain

Video is a terrific tool for enhancing a player’s mental game.

permanently. So how can you incorporate video into your mental game this season? Take clips of shootout moves and amazing plays from pros and show to your team. There’s nothing like learning from the best. Try to replicate those moves on and off the ice. I recently found some great clips online on how to win face-offs. I took that video link and sent it directly to my team. Since most players have a smart phone (at least they do at the high school level), they could easily just click on the link and watch it right away without getting to a computer. I will be sending footage from our games, as well as amazing clips from the pros. This way throughout the season because it is so quick, easy and effective. Get a parent, friend, or a professional to film a game of yours. You can then use that footage in a variety of ways: If you don’t want to edit the video into

smaller pieces, you can simply get the team together and watch one period together and stop the tape at key points along the way. It will take the players awhile to get used to watching themselves on tape so allow for the fact that they might be a little uncomfortable at the start - especially if they are the one making a mistake or being criticized. If you’re a little more technically advanced, you can clip out specific aspects of your game the team is working on at the time such as power-play or face-offs. These clips can be super quick - ideally, keep the video sessions to less than 10 minutes of footage (5 minutes is even more ideal) so that the players can stay focused. Make sure you mix in positives and negatives. You can make a video session entirely of highlight reel moments, or you can have clips that are more critical mixed in with positives. Try to find something posi-

tive in every clip - trust me, it’s there...even if it is the other team that is doing it. On that note, use the other team to teach as well. If they have a great forecheck, show it. If their in-zone system breaks down on a goal you score against them, point that out too. When you use the opponent’s game as well as yours, you really have two games you can break down within one set of footage. If you want to get really fancy, you can do video sessions by position. You can sit down all your forwards, your Ds or your goalies separately. You can also do video by line & D pair, and even by individual, but it’s a lot harder to break down unless you have a specific person in charge of (and excited about) editing video. Whether you are using clips of your own team’s performance, or showing highlights from the pros, video is a terrific tool for enhancing a player’s mental game. Whether you are doing video sessions with your team, or searching for shootout goal highlights on your own, it’s so important to be able to see what high-level performance looks like and taking this mental aspect of your game to the next level. To get complete access to articles, videos and secrets that addresses the specific needs of female hockey players, visit: http:/ /www.totalfemalehockey.com. Kim McCullough, MSc, YCS, is the Founder & Director of Total Female Hockey and is an expert in the development of aspiring young hockey players. Kim’s player development websites give coaches and parents of young players access to programs, articles and advice on how to help their players take their game to the next level safely and effectively.

Officially Speaking: Change takes time What a difference a year makes. I’m talking about the USA Hockey annual referee registration process. You know, the online and in-person marathon that ruins every veteran Level 3’s August. But things have changed. The process is ever-so-slightly less labor intensive and more in tune to the legitimate needs of veteran zebras. OK, you readers know that for years OS has taken USA Hockey to task for the timeconsuming and one-size-fits-all registration requirements that resulted in more time expended to become a beer league and/ or Mite house official than it takes to register as a big-shot litigation attorney with a state bar. Can you say insane? So here’s the skinny. USA Hockey has cut the open book test from 100 questions to 50 questions, which will be level-specific to “enhance the overall quality of exam’s educational objectives.”

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modules will now be shortened for Levels 3 and 4 returning officials, “greatly reducing their time commitment to complete.” Yeah, I hear you. You’re too kind, just too kind. Finally, there’s a tenured status eligibility for three-year Level 3s and 4s, but this requires attendance at an annual symposium, which may not be fiscally or vacation-day practical for most veteran officials. But like I say to a lumberjack who unsuccessfully tries to lift the puck back to me after a stoppage, “I really appreciate the effort.” Now, as part of OS’s duties to readership in general, and veteran Level 3s in particular, OS has already completed the online module in a single two-hour sitting. And though OS certainly appreciates the movement of USA Hockey to expedite the annual registration process, OS did not find the great time reduction that USA Hockey promised. In fact, at least half of the modules were still mandatory, thus the entire clip had to be viewed before answering the test questions. For the elective modules, sure, an official can now fast-forward through the video and go right to the test questions,

which, on an average three-minute video may save about 20 minutes overall. Moreover, you still have to pass the test and many modules, like the one on nutrition, have difficult information that must be viewed in order to pass the respective test. But hey, 20 minutes is still worth something, no? As of press time, OS was not able to report on the new 50-question open book test format because USA Hockey advises that the test will not be available until the second week in August. But OS looks forward to this updated version and is excited to analyze the level-specific questions for you, the faithful reader. To conclude, change takes time. But that time is now. So let’s enjoy the USA Hockey registration process facelift. And for you younger guys, this is a real civics lesson: Never underestimate the power of the press. Questions and comments can be sent to editor@letsplayhockey.com, via Twitter @OSpeaking or through the Let’s Play Hockey Facebook page.

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U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018 announced Gordon “Red” Berenson, Natalie Darwitz, Leland “Hago” Harrington, David Poile and Paul Stewart to be inducted

GORDON “RED” BERENSON A storied figure in American hockey, Gordon “Red” Berenson stepped down as head coach of the University of Michigan men’s hockey program following the 201617 season after 33 years behind the bench. One of just four college hockey coaches to collect 800 career wins, Berenson helped lead the Wolverines to 22 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament from 1991-2012, marking the longest streak in college hockey history. Over the course of those 22 years, Michigan appeared in the NCAA Frozen Four 11 times, including four consecutive appearances from 1995-98 and three straight showings between 2001-03 and 2008-11. Berenson helped return the Michigan hockey program to a regular place among the upper echelon of college hockey, winning national championships in both 1996 and 1998 while placing first or second in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) in 20 of 23 seasons from 1991-2013. Berenson, who finished his collegiate coaching career with an 848-426-92 (.654) record, coached 1,366 games at Michigan and captured 11 CCHA regular-season titles along with nine CCHA Tournament titles. He won the Spencer Penrose Award as the top coach in NCAA Division I men’s hockey and the CCHA’s Coach of the Year Award in 2008. The CCHA Coach of the Year Award was the second of his career after winning it in 1994. He was also the 2016 Big 10 Coach of the Year. Berenson is one of four former Michigan ice hockey captains to coach the Wolverines. He was named an All-American for the second time in his collegiate career in 1962 when he recorded 70 points in just 28 games. The 43 goals and nine hat tricks he scored that season remain Michigan records today. A Stanley Cup champion and six-time NHL All-Star, Berenson played in the NHL for 17 years, accumulating 658 points in 987 games with Montreal, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Detroit. NA TALIE D AR WITZ NAT DAR ARWITZ Team captain for the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2007-10, Natalie Darwitz is a three-time Olympic Winter Games medalist (silver in 2002, bronze in 2006, silver in 2010), three-time IIHF Women’s World Championship gold medalist (2005, 2008, 2009) and five-time IIHF Women’s World Championship silver medalist (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007). Darwitz was the youngest player ever selected to the U.S. Women’s National Team at the age of 15. She received numerous honors for her international play, including being named to the IIHF Women’s World Championship Media All-Star Team four times (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009) and

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Gordon “Red” Berenson, Natalie Darwitz, Leland “Hago” Harrington, David Poile and Paul Stewart will be enshrined into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2018, it was announced today by USA Hockey. The 2018 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration will take place at the JW Marriott Nashville in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now at USHockeyHallofFame.com. “This class has had an enormously positive impact on hockey in our country,” said Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey. “Their contributions have helped shape and advance our sport over many decades, and we look forward to formally enshrining each of the five honorees in December.” Natalie Darwitz is a three-time Olympic Winter Games medalist, a three-time IIHF Women’s World Championship gold medalist and a five-time IIHF Women’s World Championship silver medalist.

earning the directorate award as the top forward in 2008. In addition, she led the World Championship in goals in 2004 and 2008, points in 2008 and assists in 2009. She was named to the Media All-Star Team at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and led the tournament with seven goals. In 2008, Darwitz received USA Hockey’s Bob Johnson Award, which recognizes excellence in international ice hockey competition. A former member of the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team, Darwitz set a school record with 246 points (102G, 144A) in just 99 career games, a record that still stands today. She went on to break the NCAA record for points in a single season when she tallied 114 points during her final year as a player at Minnesota. The three-time All-American and Patty Kazmaier Award finalist was named the Most Outstanding Player for her record-breaking, nine-point performance at the 2005 NCAA Tournament where she scored the gamewinning goal for the Gophers with 1:08 remaining to lead them to their second national championship in as many years. Today, Darwitz serves as head coach of the women’s hockey team at Hamline University. In her first year behind the bench, the Pipers posted nine wins, the program’s most in nearly a decade. During her second season, Hamline compiled the second-best record in school history and qualified for the MIAC playoffs for the first time in 10 years. She continued to help the program grow during the 2017-18 season, guiding the Pipers to their best season ever with a 22-5-3 overall record. The club won its firstever MIAC postseason tournament and finished third in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Darwitz was named the MIAC Coach of the Year as well as the USCHO.com D-III Women’s National Coach of the Year. Prior to coaching at Hamline, Darwitz served as an assistant coach at her alma mater, helping guide Minnesota to its first WCHA title since she was a player. The team went on to appear in its first Frozen Four since 2006. LELAND “HAGO” HARRINGTON The first American-developed player to record a hat trick in the NHL, Boston-born Leland “Hago” Harrington was a pioneer in the development of Massachusetts hockey, both as a player and coach. Reputed to be the most talented high school player at Melrose High School, Harrington joined the famed Boston AA Unicorn in the Eastern Section of the United States Amateur Hockey Association (USAHA) at age 19. In 1923, the USAHA was considered the top hockey league in the United States. Following two seasons in the USAHA, Harrington signed a pro contract with the Boston Bruins and joined the team in late

December 1925. He scored his first NHL goal – the eventual game-winner – just three minutes into his first game against the Toronto St. Patricks. Harrington continued to haunt Toronto, notching his historic American first with a three-goal game against the St. Patricks on Feb. 13, 1926. And after a slow start, the Bruins eventually surged into the playoff hunt with Harrington scoring seven goals and adding four assists in 26 games. Boston ultimately fell one point short of the playoffs, but the team’s winning percentage improvement over the previous season set an NHL record. Harrington went on to play 22 games with the Bruins during the 192728 season before beginning his career with the Providence Reds. He would get one more shot at the NHL during his career, playing 24 games with the Montreal Canadiens during the 1932-33 season where he scored a goal during an openinground playoff loss to the New York Rangers. Harrington went on to play with Providence of the Canadian American Hockey League (CAHL) and is remembered as one of the top players in the history of the “Can-Am” League. He led the league with 20 assists during the 1931-32 season and was a playmaker for the club until his retirement in 1936. At the time of his retirement, Harrington was the all-time CAHL points leader with 246. After his retirement, Harrington went on to become head coach for the Boston Olympics, a team playing in the Eastern Amateur Hockey League (EAHL). He would lead the Olympics to four consecutive EAHL championships from 1944-47 before retiring in 1949. Harrington passed away on July 1, 1959. DAVID POILE Following the 2017-18 season, David Poile became the longest-tenured general manager in NHL history, having served 36 consecutive seasons as a GM, including 21 with Nashville Predators and 15 with Washington Capitals. He is the only general manager to lead two separate clubs for 1,000 games and 500 wins and became the winningest GM in NHL history with his 1,320th victor y during the 2017-18 campaign. A four-time finalist and winner in 2017 of the NHL’s General Manager of the Year Award, Poile has guided the Predators to the Stanley Cup playoffs in four straight seasons and 11 of the past 14 campaigns, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2016-17. During his 15 years in Washington, the Capitals made the playoffs 14 times. In 2005, Poile was selected as one of four NHL general managers for the first NHL Competition Committee. He would use this role to help usher in a new era of NHL hockey

with innovations such as the regular-season shootout and elimination of the red line. He was also instrumental in the league’s adoption of the instant replay rule in 1991. An original member of the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group formed in 2007, Poile continues to play a pivotal role in assisting USA Hockey with the selection of players and staff for U.S. Men’s National Teams, including the Olympic Team. He served as the general manager of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team and was the associate general manager for the U.S. squad that took home the silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. He also helped assemble the U.S. Men’s National Team that captured the bronze medal at the IIHF Men’s World Championship in 2013, the third medal for the U.S. at the tournament since 1962. A 1971 graduate of Nor theastern University, Poile is a member of the school’s Varsity Club Hall of Fame. He was the captain of the Huskies’ men’s hockey team, leading scorer and most valuable player for two of his three seasons. In 2001, he received the Lester Patrick Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to hockey in the United States. PA UL S TEW AR T STEW TEWAR ART The first American to referee more than 1,000 NHL regular-season games, Paul Stewart is one of the most respected officials to ever lace up the skates. He still stands today as the only American who played and refereed in the NHL after skating in 21 games with the Quebec Nordiques during the 1979-80 season. Stewart is described by many as a man who lives and breathes the game of hockey. In February of 1998, he was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. He returned to the ice in November of the same year while undergoing chemotherapy treatment. He went on to serve as an ambassador for the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer campaign from 1999-2008, helping raise support and money for national and local cancer research institutes, children’s hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. His love for growing the game goes beyond his work with Hockey Fights Cancer. He has served as director of the Bill Stewart Foundation for more than 20 years, helping raise money for inner city youth sports. On top of that, he builds and maintains an 80x40 rink in his backyard every winter in Walpole, Mass., to give children the opportunity to skate. Stewart was the recipient of the coveted National Association of Sports Officials Gold Whistle Award in 2001, recognizing an individual who has made tremendous contributions to his or her community and has experienced a successful officiating career. He officiated 1,010 NHL regularseason games, along with 49 games during the Stanley Cup playoffs and two NHL AllStar Games. After a career filled with North American hockey, Stewart rounded out his journey as chair of officiating and advisor for discipline in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) from 2012-2015. NOTES NOTES: The Class of 2018 will be the 46th installed to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. To date, there are 173 enshrined members and four enshrined teams in the Hall. For information on the members of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, visit USHockeyHallofFame.com ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, located in Eveleth, Minn., is open daily. For hours of operation and admission prices, visit USHockeyHallMuseum.com or call 800443-7825.


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Spreading a positive message with hockey & life Matt Olson’s positive attitude helps him recover from an injury he suffered over two years ago

By Drew Cove It’s been a long road for Matt Olson. Matt has dedicated his whole life to hockey ever since he was three years old. Now, he’s 22 and two years removed from a spinal cord injury that ended his playing career. Since then though, his connection to hockey and the community may have never been stronger. “The hockey family is crazy — everyone knows everyone,” Matt said. “After my accident, the hockey community came so well together. No matter who you like or who you play for, everyone comes together for something really important.” That bond to the community of the game he loves wasn’t deterred by his injury, Matt said. He became involved with the Herb Brooks Foundation after board member Doug Johnson reached out to him. Matt has one message to kids and parents when thinking about joining hockey. “I don’t want to see me as an excuse to not play hockey,” Matt said. “but [instead], to play hockey.” Matt and his dad, Doug, came down from their home in Isanti, Minnesota to join Johnson at the Herb Brooks Foundation’s annual Celebrity Golf Classic. Matt spent time visiting with many people at the eighth hole, which golfers and hockey players alike came to say hello. The connection to the hockey community

Matt Olson (left) with Herb Brooks Foundation board member Doug Johnson (right)

is one thing that Matt fell in love with and is part of why he loves hockey and wants to share with others. “Always having a positive attitude, I think that’s really helped,” Matt said. New York Islanders forward and former Edina hockey player Anders Lee stopped by to say hello while he was golfing. The two had become fast friends after Matt’s injury. The visit gave

Wanted: Used hockey gear Donate your pads, skates and sticks to the 10th Annual Used Hockey Equipment Drive

More than 20,000 pieces of hockey gear have been donated in nine years of the Used Hockey Equipment Drive.

Anyone who has been involved in hockey is aware that almost every hockey family has used equipment laying around their house that they have either outgrown or no longer use. For the past nine years, Let’s Play Hockey has organized a used hockey equipment drive that has donated over 20,000 pieces of hockey gear to more than 4,000 people. There has been enough donated equipment to fill more than three semi trailers and nearly every item has been claimed but for a few pairs of breezers. With the need for hockey gear still great, the used equipment drive will take place for the 10th time this season to make sure that kids are able to stay in hockey or get started playing this great game by receiving free gear, courtesy of this drive. Berger Transfer will place drop-off boxes throughout the Twin Cities at select arenas and hockey shops, with gear collection tak-

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ing place Sept. 6 to Oct.. 5 5. Goalie equipment, as well as sticks and helmets, are in the most need. Once the gear is collected and sorted, the equipment will be distributed for free to individuals and hockey associations at Xcel da 3, fr om 13, from Energy Center on Satur Saturda dayy, Oct. 1 10 a.m. to noon. Let’s make this equipment drive an even greater success than last year and ensure that anyone who wants to stay in hockey or play for the first time has the equipment to make it happen. Event organizers and sponsors include Berger Transfer, Let’s Play Hockey, Minnesota Hockey and the Minnesota Wild. To find out where you can drop off equipment and for details on the giveaway day, go to www.stateofhockey.com or call 320333-3279. Watch for additional details coming in the next few weeks.

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them a chance to catch up and for Matt to update Lee how his recovery was coming. In addition to his bond with the hockey community, his physical strength is returning through rigorous physical therapy. Doug said it has been a long road for his son to get to the point he is at now. “We never really realized just how sick he was,” Doug said. “It’s so good to see [that] you don’t have to worry about his health from day to day. You can concentrate on his strength and stuff like that.” Now, over two years after the injury, Doug said he and his wife, Sue, made their first trip away. He had to be talked into it, but said that if anyone knows what Matt needs, it is Matt. Doug said Matt knows his body and what he needs more than anyone at this stage.

Matt said the work he does with the physical training is hard. He said though his mindset isn’t changing because if he ever gets feeling back in his limbs, he wants to be ready to move them. He just got upright onto a walking treadmill where people help move his legs along the path to mimic walking. When he’s not at physical therapy, he started going to school again, this time at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Cambridge, Minn. Though he is on break now, he was tasked with creating a project about a cause that is close to him. He chose the Herb Brooks Foundation. For him, he wants to get kids the experience with hockey he enjoys, the close-knit nature of the community. “I just love the mindset of the foundation and what it’s going for,” Matt said. “Getting youth to play hockey, that’s the one thing I really liked.”


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Bob Suter honored with HBF Hall of Fame Award

The Herb Brooks Foundation presented its annual Youth Hockey Hall of Fame Award for 2018 to Bob Suter. Suter was a member of the 1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic gold medal-winning hockey team. The award was presented posthumously. Suter died on Sept. 9, 2014, of a heart attack. He was the first player on the 1980 team to pass away. The team’s coach, Herb Brooks, died in an auto accident in August 2003. The award was accepted by Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, Bob’s son. “My dad is probably upstairs with Herbie right now,” said Ryan Suter. “They’re both probably smiling and wondering what the big deal is.”

After winning the gold medal, Bob Suter signed with the Minnesota North Stars in 1981, but retired in 1982 without playing any NHL games. He returned to Madison after his retirement and opened a sporting goods store called Gold Medal Sports. He also coached youth hockey in Madison after his retirement and became a part-owner and director of Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, Wis. Ten months after Suter’s death, the Capitol Ice Arena was renamed in his honor and is now known as “Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena.” The award was presented at the annual Herb Brooks Foundation Golf Classic, which was held at Victory Links golf course, on the

campus of the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn. The Hall of Fame Award honors those individuals who have significantly contributed to growing the game of hockey, the mission of the Herb Brooks Foundation. Suter’s Gold Medal Sports was the hub of youth hockey in the Madison area and was a big contributor to the development of arenas and hockey programs which reached out to players of all skill levels, not just the elite athletes. Past inductees into the Herb Brooks Foundation Youth Hockey Hall of Fame have been Janet Marvin; Jim McDonough; Cal, Tut and Jack Marvin; Rudy Krampotich; Stan Hubbard and Wes Barette; Larry Hendrickson; Chuck Grillo; Bill Butters; and

the Brodt family. The Herb Brooks Foundation Golf Classic annually draws an illustrious list of Minnesota hockey celebrities. Among those attending this year were 1980 Miracle on Ice team veterans Buzz Schneider and Rob McClanahan; Women’s Olympic gold medalist Dani Cameranesi; Gophers’ head hockey coach Bob Motzko; St. Cloud State head coach Brett Larson; and several current and former NHL and college players. Sponsors of the Herb Brooks Foundation Golf Classic were Cambria, Platinum Bank, RJM Construction, Morrie’s Auto Group, RBC Wealth Management, United Properties, the Minnesota Wild and the National Sports Center.


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Puck drop set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Tickets for the 2018 USA Hockey AllAmerican Prospects Game, set for Sept. 19 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn., are on sale now. The seventh annual contest, which will be staged in Minnesota for the very first time, is set for a 7 p.m., faceoff. The event will feature 42 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft. Tickets can be purchased at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com. Six AAPG alumni have been drafted by the Minnesota Wild, including current Wild players Louie Belpedio (Skokie, Ill.), Jordan Greenway (Canton, N.Y.) and Luke Kunin (Chesterfield, Mo.). In total, 23 Minnesota natives have participated in an All-American Prospects Game. Six of those Minnesotans went on to become first-round NHL selections, including Eden Prairie’s Casey Mittelstadt (pictured) (2017, Buffalo Sabres, 8th overall), Edina’s Kieffer Bellows (2016, N.Y. Islanders, 19th overall), Burnsville’s Brock Boeser (2014, Vancouver Canucks, 23rd overall), Ham Lake’s Riley Tufte (2016, Dallas Stars, 25th overall) and Lakeville natives Ryan Poehling (2017, Montreal Canadiens, 25th overall) and Jake Oettinger (2017, Dallas Stars, 26th overall).

Notes: The final rosters for the All-American Prospects Game will be named this month ... Previous coaches for the All-American Prospects Game include Phil Housley and Rob McClanahan in 2012; Mark Johnson and Joe Mullen in 2013; Mike Grier and Eddie Olczyk in 2014; Derek Plante and Jeremy Roenick in 2015; Mark Howe and John LeClair in 2016 and Chris Chelios and Brian Leetch last year ... Previous host sites for the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game include Buffalo, New York (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), Pittsburgh (2013) and Philadelphia (2016). “We look forward to bringing this event to Minnesota,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director for USA Hockey. “The game is a terrific showcase of American hockey and fans will get an early look at players they will soon see in the NHL. This year’s game is also likely to include Jack Hughes, who most scouts today project as the top pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.” “On behalf of the Wild organization, we’re thrilled to host the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game,” said Matt Majka, president of the Minnesota Wild. “We’re sure fans will enjoy this unique opportunity to see the future stars of the NHL all on one sheet of ice.”

Casey Mittelstadt (Eden Prairie, Minn.) was the MVP of the 2016 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.

To date, 127 alumni of the AllAmerican Prospects Game have been drafted in the NHL, including 30 first-round selections and 46 players who have already made NHL debuts. Standouts Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres), Noah Hanifin (Carolina Hurricanes), Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings), Seth Jones (Columbus Blue Jackets), Zach

Werenski (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Boeser, the 2018 NHL AllStar Game MVP, are among the current NHL starts that have played in the game previously. In addition, last year’s most valuable player, Brady Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo.), was selected fourth overall by the Ottawa Senators at the 2018 NHL Draft.

The Hockey Doc: ACL tears in hockey Question: I just tore my ACL playing soccer. Can I play hockey without surgery? If I have the surgery right now, can I play hockey later this year? Answer: This is one of the most frequently asked questions that I encounter. When anterior cruciate ligament A (ACL) tears occur in hockey players, should they be reconstructed? The ACL is essential to providing stability to the knee for twisting, pivoting, and cutting activities. When an athlete has an ACL tear, the knee can actually partially dislocate with a significant twisting episode. Every time this happens, either the cartilage at the end of the bone or one of the menisci, which act as shock absorbers in the knee, can be torn. More than 50 percent of athletes who try to play through a season with an ACL tear have been found to have either torn menisci or damaged cartilage. These players should be carefully evaluated as to whether or not it is safe to skate through a season without an intact ACL. However, depending on the amount of stability that the athlete has after the ACL tear, some hockey players with minimal instability can compensate for a torn ACL and skate effectively in a brace for a season. These players should have reconstruction surgery at the end of the season to return full stability to the knee. For those skaters who have significant instability on their exam or for goalies, it is probably best to look at having the ACL reconstruction done right away to protect one’s knee from further damage. The post-surgery rehabilitation process is very important and requires a minimum of 6-7 months before hockey players can return to full on-ice activities. Studies have shown that returning to contact sports prior

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to this time increases the re-tear risk. For the first three weeks after ACL surgery, patients work on getting their range of motion back and also work on reactivation of their quadriceps muscles. We have found that those patients who work on extending their knee out straight immediately after surgery tend to have a much quicker return to function. Also during these first few weeks, patients should be full weight bearing, but stay on crutches until they can walk without a limp. Once patients can perform a straight leg raise without an extension sag at the knee, they can usually progress off crutches. For the first six weeks after surgery, patients should not do any extensive lifting, twisting, turning or pivoting because it takes a minimum of six weeks for the bone plug from the ACL graft to heal in the bone tunnel created to replace the injured ligament. Between 6 and 12 weeks, athletes progressively increase their activities to include stationary bicycling, using an elliptical machine, and doing leg presses as tolerated. Towards the end of this time frame, they may work on more involved exercises and work on a balancing program with their athletic train-

ers or physical therapists. At three months postoperatively, most athletes are strong enough that they could start a jogging and running program. They may also work on more sports specific activities. At 4 months postoperatively, we allow athletes to return back to non-contact skating. We still recommend that they avoid twists, turns, pivots, and crossovers for the first 1-2 weeks after they get back to skating and that goalies avoid on-ice drills until 5 months postoperatively. About 6 months postoperatively, an athlete usually has full return of their strength and function. At this point, if the athlete can pass agility, balance, and overall strength tests, we allow them to get back to full onice activities. The issue of when to return to play after an ACL reconstruction is important because we have seen several athletes in the past

who tore their ACL reconstruction grafts when they returned to on-ice activities sooner than five months after surgery. This is especially important to recognize in younger patients with allograft (cadaveric) reconstructions, where the risk of tearing their ACL grafts is very high if they return to activities prior to 9 month postoperatively. Thus, it is essential to make sure that you are properly rehabilitated and have the strength and balance necessary to return to on-ice activities without re-injuring your reconstruction graft so that you can maintain good long-term knee health and continue to play hockey. To answer your question, unless you have been carefully evaluated and found to have a very stable knee, it is recommended that you have an ACL reconstruction performed prior to returning to hockey in order to reduce the risk of long-term damage to your knee. If your new ACL is reconstructed using part of your own patellar tendon and you stay on top of the rehabilitation process, it may be possible to get back to playing hockey within 6 months. Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D. is a complex knee surgeon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. He is very active in research for the prevention and treatment of ice hockey injuries. Dr. LaPrade is also the Chief Medical Research Officer at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Formerly, he was the team physician for the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team and a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the U of M. If you have a question for the Hockey Doc, e-mail it to editor@letsplayhockey.com.

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Minnesota-Grown College Commitments Men’s Division I Name, Position Wyatt Aamodt, D Alex Adams, F Roman Ahcan, F * Ben Almquist, F * Grant Anderson, D * Jack Bayless, F * Josh Benson, G Cameron Berg, F Jacob Berger, G Blake Biondi, F * Ryan Bischel, G * Kaden Bohlsen, F Jake Boltmann, D * Cade Borchardt, F Jake Braccini, F * Bobby Brink, F * Ben Brinkman, D * Bryce Brodzinski, F * Alec Broetzman, F Brendan Bushy, D Andy Carroll, D Jackson Cates, F * Noah Cates, F * Marcus Chorney, D Ray Christy, F * Rob Christy, F * Ben Copeland, F Garrett Daly, D * Matt Denman, D Ben Dexheimer, D * Ryder Donovan, F * Casey Dornbach, F Zach Driscoll, G Billy Duma, F * Chase Ellingson, F Henry Enebak, F * Brock Faber, D * Chase Foley, D * Ethan Frisch, D * Owen Gallatin, D * Will Garin, F * Eric Gotz, D Michael Graham, F * George Grannis, F * Ethan Haider, G * Gavin Hain, F * Jake Hale, F * Brian Halonen, F * Chase Hamstad, F * Joe Hankinson, F * Hobie Hedquist, G Ben Helgeson, F * Drew Helleson, D Sam Hentges, F Sam Huff, F * Aaron Huglen, F * Brian Hurley, D Justin Jallen, F Justin Janicke, F * Trevor Janicke, F * Jack Jensen, F * Ethan Johnson, F * Jake Johnson, D Luke Johnson, D Jett Jungels, F * Jackson Jutting, F * Tyler Jutting, D Connor Kelley, D * Nate Knoepke, F Brandon Koch, D Cole Koepke, F * Carson Kosobud, D * Mike Koster, D * Travis Kothenbeutel, F Demetrios Koumontzis, F Kyle Kukkonen, F * Trevor Kukkonen, F * Jackson LaCombe, D Teddy Lagerback, F * Jack Lagerstrom, D * Luke LaMaster, D * Shane LaVelle, F * Jarrett Lee, F Nicky Leivermann, D * Luke Loheit, F * Austen Long, F Kyle Looft, D Grant Loven, F Chaz Lucius, F Cruz Lucius, F Griffin Ludtke, D Josh Luedtke, D * Luke Manning, F James Marooney, D * Mitchell Mattson, F Connor Mayer, D * Devlin McCabe, F * Lucas McGregor, F * Blake McLaughlin, F * Spencer Meier, D * Jonny Meiers, F * Brady Meyer, F * Ben Meyers, F Zach Michaelis, F * Christian Miller, D * Joe Miller, F * K’Andre Miller, D * Micah Miller, F * Dylan Mills, F John Mittelstadt, F *

Hometown Hermantown Grand Rapids Burnsville Victoria Wayzata Minnetonka Stillwater White Bear Lake Minnetonka Hermantown Medina Willmar Edina Burnsville Hanover Minnetonka Edina Ham Lake Hudson, WI Thief River Falls Northfield Stillwater Stillwater Hastings St. Paul St. Paul Edina Lakeville Prior Lake Edina Duluth Edina Apple Valley Wayzata Blaine Lakeville Maple Grove West St. Paul Moorhead Hugo Mound Hermantown Eden Prairie Duluth Maple Grove Grand Rapids Minneapolis Delano White Bear Lake Edina Heron Lake Lake Elmo Farmington New Brighton Maple Grove Roseau Dellwood Woodbury Maple Grove Maple Grove Eden Prairie Newfolden Bloomington Edina Edina Prior Lake Mankato Maple Grove Farmington Hastings Hermantown Moorhead Chaska Sauk Rapids Edina Maple Grove Maple Grove Chaska Chanhassen Edina Duluth Chaska Hibbing Eden Prairie Minnetonka Blaine Mankato East Grand Forks North Oaks North Oaks Lakeville Minnetonka Stillwater Chaska Grand Rapids Champlin North Oaks Lino Lakes Grand Rapids Sartell Eagan North Branch Delano Elk River Coleraine Minneapolis Hopkins Grand Rapids Cottage Grove Eden Prairie

2017-18 Team Lincoln (USHL) Minot (NAHL) Cedar Rapids (USHL) Holy Family Catholic HS Omaha (USHL) Minnetonka HS Fairbanks (NAHL) Omaha AAA 16U (AAA) Merritt (BCHL) Hermantown HS Fargo (USHL) Des Moines (USHL) Edina HS Madison (USHL) Buffalo HS Minnetonka HS Edina HS Blaine HS Madison (USHL) Dubuque (USHL) Green Bay (USHL) Waterloo (USHL) Omaha (USHL) Amarillo (NAHL) St. Thomas Academy St. Thomas Academy Waterloo (USHL) Lakeville North HS Cedar Rapids (USHL) Edina HS JV Duluth East HS Lincoln (USHL) Omaha (USHL) Coulee Region (NAHL) Des Moines (USHL) Penticton (BCHL) OMGHA Bantam AA St. Thomas Academy Moorhead HS White Bear Lake HS Brooks (AJHL) MN Wilderness (NAHL) Muskegon (USHL) Duluth Marshall HS Maple Grove HS USNTDP Dubuque (USHL) Des Moines (USHL) White Bear Lake HS Holy Family Catholic HS Sioux Falls (NAPHL) Hill-Murray HS USNTDP Des Moines (USHL) Waterloo (USHL) Roseau HS Fargo (USHL) Northeast (NAHL) OMGHA Bantam AA USNTDP Eden Prairie HS Waterloo (USHL) Cedar Rapids (USHL) Sioux City (USHL) Edina HS Prior Lake HS West Kelowna (BCHL) Maple Grove HS Sioux City (USHL) Coulee Region (NAHL) Sioux City (USHL) Des Moines (USHL) Chaska HS Austin (NAHL) Edina HS OMGHA Bantam AA Maple Grove HS Shattuck-St. Mary’s Minnetonka HS Shattuck-St. Mary’s Duluth East HS Chaska HS MN Magicians (NAHL) Penticton (BCHL) Minnetonka HS Lincoln (USHL) Cedar Rapids (USHL) Minot (NAHL) Gentry Galaxy Bantam Gentry Galaxy Bantam Lakeville South HS Minnetonka HS Des Moines (USHL) Waterloo (USHL) Sioux Falls (USHL) Madison (USHL) Lincoln (USHL) Centennial HS Chicago (USHL) Fargo (USHL) Eagan HS North Branch HS Fargo (USHL) Elk River HS Greenway HS Blake School USNTDP Sioux City (USHL) Waterloo (USHL) Eden Prairie HS

High School Hermantown Grand Rapids Burnsville Holy Family Wayzata Minnetonka Stillwater

College Minnesota State Bemidji State Wisconsin Wisconsin Nebraska Omaha UMass Lowell Sacred Heart Nebraska Omaha Minnetonka Minnesota State Hermantown Minnesota Duluth Benilde-SM Clarkson Shattuck Minnesota Edina Minnesota Burnsville Minnesota State Buffalo Minnesota Minnetonka Denver Edina Minnesota Blaine St. Cloud State St. Thomas Michigan Tech Thief River Falls St. Cloud State Northfield Minnesota State Stillwater Minnesota Duluth Stillwater Minnesota Duluth Shattuck Quinnipiac St. Thomas Colorado College St. Thomas Colorado College Edina Colorado College Lakeville North Bowling Green Prior Lake Minnesota Edina Miami Duluth East North Dakota Edina Harvard Eastview Bemidji State Wayzata Air Force Breck Alaska Lakeville North St. Cloud State Maple Grove Notre Dame St. Thomas Colorado College Moorhead North Dakota White Bear Lake Minnesota Duluth Holy Family Bentley Hermantown Miami Eden Prairie Notre Dame Duluth Marshall Clarkson Maple Grove Clarkson Grand Rapids North Dakota Mpls Southwest Minnesota Duluth Delano Michigan Tech White Bear Lake Minnesota State Holy Family Western Michigan n/a Colorado College Hill-Murray Wisconsin Shattuck Boston College Totino-Grace St. Cloud State Maple Grove Minnesota Roseau Minnesota St. Thomas Clarkson St. Paul Acad. Brown Maple Grove Notre Dame Maple Grove Notre Dame Eden Prairie Minnesota Thief River Falls Mercyhurst Jefferson RPI Edina Providence Edina Northern Michigan Prior Lake Colorado College Mankato West Air Force Maple Grove Minnesota Duluth Lakeville South Nebraska Omaha Shattuck Air Force Hermantown Minnesota Duluth Moorhead Arizona State Chaska Minnesota Sauk Rapids-Rice Nebraska Omaha Edina Arizona State Osseo Michigan Tech Osseo Michigan Tech Shattuck Minnesota Minnetonka Arizona State Shattuck Cornell Duluth East Wisconsin Chaska Wisconsin Hibbing/Chisholm Northern Michigan Eden Prairie Notre Dame Minnetonka Minnesota Duluth Spring Lake Park Colorado College Mankato West Bemidji State East Grand Forks Northern Michigan Gentry Academy Minnesota Gentry Academy Minnesota Lakeville South Omaha Minnetonka Northern Michigan Stillwater Air Force Holy Family Ohio State Grand Rapids Michigan State Benilde-SM Connecticut St. Paul Acad. Minnesota Duluth Centennial Minnesota Grand Rapids Minnesota Sartell-SS St. Cloud State Eagan Colorado College North Branch Minnesota Duluth Delano Minnesota Elk River Nebraska Omaha Greenway St. Cloud State Blake Minnesota Minnetonka Wisconsin Grand Rapids St. Cloud State Hill-Murray Niagara Eden Prairie Minnesota

Luke Mittelstadt, D * Eden Prairie Eden Prairie HS Eden Prairie Jared Moe, G New Prague Waterloo (USHL) Holy Family Joe Molenaar, F * Minnetonka Minnetonka HS Minnetonka Jax Murray, F Elk River Fairbanks (NAHL) Elk River Jaxon Nelson, F * Luverne Sioux Falls (USHL) Luverne Griffin Ness, F * Wayzata Wayzata HS Wayzata Bauer Neudecker, F * St. Louis Park Dubuque (USHL) St. Louis Park Mason Nevers, F * Edina Edina HS Edina Bennett Norlin, F Farmington West Kelowna (BCHL) Shattuck Nik Norman, F Maplewood Shattuck-St. Mary’s Shattuck Brett Oberle, D * Woodbury Hill-Murray HS Hill-Murray Eric Otto, F Burnsville Chicago (USHL) Burnsville Jack Peart, D Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Bantam AA Grand Rapids Keaton Pehrson, D * Lakeville Tri-City (USHL) Lakeville North Jack Perbix, F * Elk River Elk River HS Elk River Nick Perbix, D * Elk River Omaha (USHL) Elk River Luke Perunovich, D Edina Northeast (NAHL) Edina Nick Pierre, F * Cottage Grove Hill-Murray HS Hill-Murray Garrett Pinoniemi, F * Delano Delano HS Delano Rhett Pitlick, F * Chaska Chaska HS Chaska Carter Randklev, F * Moorhead Moorhead HS Moorhead Jake Ratzlaff, D * Rosemount Rosemount HS Rosemount Marko Reifenberger, F Hastings Central Illinois (USHL) Hill-Murray Willie Reim, F * North Oaks West Kelowna (BCHL) St. Thomas Parker Revering, D Alexandria Brookings (NAHL) Alexandria Zach Risteau, F Lakeville Sioux Falls (USHL) Benilde-SM Jack Robbel, G Bloomington Shattuck-St. Mary’s Shattuck Ryan Sandelin, F * Hermantown Penticton (BCHL) Hermantown Nolan Sawchuk, D Burnsville Minot (NAHL) Burnsville Nolan Schaeffer, D Marshall Fairbanks (NAHL) Marshall Bram Scheerer, F * Edina MN Magicians (NAHL) Edina Alex Schilling, G Medina Austin (NAHL) Wayzata Colin Schmidt, F * Maple Grove Wayzata HS Wayzata Taylor Schneider, F Lakeville Dubuque (USHL) Lakeville North John Schuldt, D Minnetonka Fargo (USHL) Minnetonka Mark Senden, F * Medina Fargo (USHL) Wayzata Grant Silianoff, F Edina Shattuck-St. Mary’s Shattuck Jason Smallidge, D Inver Grove Heights Central Illinois (USHL) St. Thomas Jack Smith, F * St. Cloud St. Cloud Cathedral HS SC Cathedral Hank Sorenson, D Plymouth Waterloo (USHL) Wayzata Jaxson Stauber, G Wayzata Sioux Falls (USHL) Holy Family Levi Stauber, F * Duluth Duluth Marshall HS Duluth Marshall Casey Staum, D * Falcon Heights Dubuque (USHL) Hill-Murray Zach Stejskal, G * Grand Rapids Central Illinois (USHL) Grand Rapids Andy Stoneman, F Faribault Shattuck-St. Mary’s Shattuck Robbie Stucker, D * St. Paul Chicago (USHL) St. Thomas Nolan Sullivan, F * Eden Prairie Muskegon (USHL) Eden Prairie Ben Troumbly, F * Coleraine Greenway HS Greenway Noah Tussey, F * Stillwater Stillwater Area HS Stillwater Ryan Ullan, G Hibbing Bismarck (NAHL) Hibbing/Chisholm Tanner Vescio, D Blaine Bismarck (NAHL) Blaine Mike Vorlicky, D * Edina Edina HS Edina Garrett Wait, F * Edina Waterloo (USHL) Edina Sammy Walker, F * Edina Edina HS Edina Ben Ward, F * Annandale MN Wilderness (NAHL) MAML Nate Warner, F * St. Cloud St. Cloud Cathedral HS SC Cathedral Blaine Warnert, F * Chaska Chaska HS Chaska Cole Weaver, G Champlin Dubuque (USHL) n/a Dalton Weigel, D * Bloomington Aberdeen (NAHL) Breck Nick Williams, D * Edina Edina Bantam AA Edina Garrett Worth, F * Duluth Duluth East HS Duluth East Jensen Zerban, F Elk River Sioux City (USHL) Elk River Brady Ziemer, D * Carver Holy Family Catholic HS Holy Family Trevor Zins, D St. Michael Cedar Rapids (USHL) STMA Bennett Zmolek, D * Rochester Rochester Century HS Century Will Zmolek, D * Rochester Cedar Rapids (USHL) Century Total: 176 (HS 72, USHL 61, NAHL 21, BCHL 7, Shattuck 6, USNTDP 4, Gentry 2, AAA 1) * Committed while playing for an MSHSL team

Minnesota Minnesota St. Cloud State Arizona State Minnesota Air Force Alabama-Huntsville Minnesota Air Force Minnesota Minnesota Duluth American Int’l St. Cloud State Michigan Notre Dame St. Cloud State Providence Wisconsin Minnesota Minnesota North Dakota Minnesota Massachusetts Air Force American Int’l St. Lawrence Lake Superior St. Minnesota State UMass Lowell Robert Morris Colorado College Air Force Minnesota Bowling Green Nebraska Omaha North Dakota Notre Dame Nebraska Omaha Minnesota Duluth Alabama Huntsville Minnesota State Michigan Tech Nebraska Omaha Minnesota Duluth St. Lawrence Minnesota Nebraska Omaha St. Cloud State Minnesota Northern Michigan Northern Michigan Wisconsin Minnesota Minnesota St. Cloud State Minnesota Nebraska Omaha Niagara Air Force Minnesota Arizona State Air Force St. Cloud State UMass Lowell Minnesota State Bemidji State 1, AJHL 1, NAPHL

Women’s Division I Name, Position Cheyenne Abear, F Paige Anderson, F Taylor Anderson, F Lexi Baker, G Ali Beltz, F Gabby Billing, F Madison Bizal, D Haylee Blinkhorn, F Kate Boland, D Abigail Boreen, F Josie Bothun, G Mackenzie Bougerie, F CC Bowlby, F Sydney Breza, F Erin Brousseau, F Sam Burke, F Addie Burton, F Bailey Burton, F Claire Butorac, F Katie Calliguri, D Allie Cornelius, F Peyton Cullaton, F Izzy Daniel, F Abigail DeLaRosa, D Lily Delianedis, F Alexa Dobchuk, G Emma Dornseif, D Brynn DuLac, G Lolita Fidler, F Maggie Flaherty, D Calla Frank, G Rachel Golnitz, D Rory Guilday, D Jada Habisch, F Abby Hancock, D Kylie Hanley, F Maggie Hanzel, D Nicole Harnett, G Kenzie Hauswirth, F Taylor Heise, F

Hometown Brainerd Andover Eagan Lakeville Sleepy Eye

2017-18 Team (Year) High School College Brainerd/Little Falls (11) Brainerd Union Andover HS (11) Andover Bemidji State Eagan HS (12) Eagan Minnesota Duluth Lakeville South HS (12) Lakeville South Bemidji State New Ulm HS (12) SESM Maine Breck School (12) Breck Dartmouth Elk River Elk River/Zimmerman (12) Elk River Ohio State Oakdale Hill-Murray HS (11) Hill-Murray Boston University Northfield Northfield HS (11) Northfield Bemidji State Somerset, WI Hill-Murray HS (12) Hill-Murray Minnesota Forest Lake Forest Lake HS (10) Forest Lake Penn State St. Michael North Wright County (10) STMA St. Cloud State Edina Edina HS (11) Edina Dartmouth Mound Shattuck-St. Mary’s (11) Shattuck Cornell Hopkins Hopkins/Park (9) Hopkins Yale St. Paul St. Paul United (12) Visitation Cornell Wayzata Blake School (10) Blake Minnesota Bloomington Bloomington Jefferson HS (11) Jefferson Providence Andover Andover HS (12) Andover Minnesota State New Prague New Prague HS (12) New Prague Sacred Heart St. Cloud St. Cloud (12) SC Cathedral St. Cloud State Overland Park, KS Lakeville North HS (11) Lakeville North Northeastern Blake School (11) Blake Cornell Hugo White Bear Lake HS (11) White Bear Lake Bemidji State Edina Blake School (10) Blake Cornell Eden Prairie Eden Prairie HS (12) Eden Prairie Colgate Mahtomedi Mahtomedi HS (10) Mahtomedi Princeton Minnetonka Minnetonka 15U A (9) Minnetonka Cornell Edina Edina HS (12) Edina Harvard Lakeville Lakeville North HS (12) Lakeville North Minnesota Duluth Hugo White Bear Lake HS (11) White Bear Lake Minnesota State Forest Lake Forest Lake HS (9) Forest Lake Colgate Minnetonka Minnetonka HS (9) Minnetonka Cornell Buffalo Buffalo HS (10) Buffalo Connecticut Maple Grove Benilde-St. Margaret’s (9) Benilde-SM Brown Hopkins Hopkins/Park (12) Hopkins Minnesota Duluth Rochester Rochester Lourdes HS (9) Rochester Lourdes Boston University Plymouth Armstrong/Cooper (11) New Hampshire Farmington Shattuck-St. Mary’s (11) Shattuck Quinnipiac Lake City Red Wing HS (12) Red Wing Minnesota

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Minnesota-Grown College Commitments Grace Heiting, F Morgan Helgeson, F Peyton Hemp, F Crystalyn Hengler, D Lyndsey Howard, D Gabbie Hughes, F Katie Huntington, F Tella Jungels, F Vivian Jungels, D Katie Kaufman, F Mariah Keopple, D Meredith Killian, D Emily King, F Kelsey King, F Anna Klein, F Kaitlyn Kotlowski, D Gabby Krause, F Annie Kuehl, F Grace Kuipers, F Aliyah Lance, F Kailey Langefels, D Sydney Langseth, F Paetyn Levis, F Sadie Lindsay, F Anneke Linser, F Lacey Martin, F Maia Martinez, F Maddie Mashuga, F Sara McClanahan, F Kaity McKenzie, G Mannon McMahon, F Olivia Mobley, F Ellie Moser, F Ellice Murphy, D Ellen Nelson, D Jamie Nelson, F

Woodbury Roseau Andover Eden Prairie Burnsville Lino Lakes Prior Lake Edina Edina Stillwater Hudson, WI St. Paul St. Paul Elk River St. Paul Warroad Andover Edina Eden Prairie Edina Eden Prairie Eden Prairie Rogers Minnetonka Lino Lakes Minnetonka Maple Grove Anoka Orono South St. Paul Maple Grove St. Louis Park Farmington Roseau Forest Lake Andover

East Ridge HS (12) Hill-Murray HS (12) Andover HS (9) Eden Prairie HS (12) Burnsville HS (11) Centennial HS (12) Prior Lake HS (12) Edina HS (10) Edina 15U A (8) Hill-Murray HS (11) Hill-Murray HS (12) St. Paul United (10) Cretin-Derham Hall (11) Elk River/Zimmerman (11) Cretin-Derham Hall (12) Warroad HS (11) Andover HS (9) Edina HS (11) Eden Prairie HS (9) Edina HS (12) Minnetonka HS (11) Eden Prairie HS (10) Rogers HS (12) Breck School (9) Centennial HS (12) Minnetonka HS (10) Maple Grove HS (12) Anoka HS (10) Blake School (12) South St. Paul HS (12) Maple Grove HS (11) Breck School (10) Farmington HS (12) Roseau HS (12) Forest Lake HS (10) Andover HS (10)

East Ridge Hill-Murray Andover Eden Prairie Burnsville Centennial Prior Lake Edina Edina Hill-Murray Hill-Murray Visitation Cretin-DH Elk River Cretin-DH Warroad Andover Edina Eden Prairie Edina Minnetonka Eden Prairie Rogers Breck Centennial Minnetonka Maple Grove Anoka Blake South St. Paul Maple Grove Breck Farmington Roseau Forest Lake Andover

Union Clarkson Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota State Minnesota Duluth Quinnipiac Minnesota Minnesota Merrimack Princeton Union RPI Minnesota State Sacred Heart Wisconsin Minnesota Duluth Princeton Princeton RPI Ohio State Minnesota State Ohio State Minnesota Minnesota Duluth Boston University Union Minnesota State Dartmouth Cornell Minnesota Duluth Quinnipiac Bemidji State Vermont Minnesota State Minnesota State

Maggie Nicholson, D Lizi Norton, F Amanda Nylander, F Emily Oden, F Madison Oelkers, F Joslynn Olson, F/D Gracie Ostertag, D Makayla Pahl, G Ramsey Parent, F Sadie Peart, F Anna Podein, D Currie Putrah, F Ally Qualley, F Karlie Ries, G Kylie Roberts, F Sophie Robinson, D Gabby Rosenthal, F Addi Scribner, D Sydney Shearen, F Catie Skaja, F Madelyn Skelton, F Kennedy Spiering, D Nina Steigauf, F Taylor Stewart, D Anika Stoskopf, F Brooke Tucker, D Claire Vekich, F Claudia Verkerke, F Skylar Vetter, G Grace Vojta, D Audrey Wethington, F Madeline Wethington, D Kyra Willoughby, D Emily Wisnewski, D Emily Zumwinkle, D Total:

Minnetonka Long Lake

Minnetonka HS (10) Orono HS (12) Benilde-St. Margaret’s (12) Edina HS (12) Warroad HS (12) Hill-Murray HS (11) Shattuck-St. Mary’s (12) Rochester Mayo HS boys (11) Blaine HS (11)

Minnetonka Minnesota Orono Minnesota Duluth Benilde-SM Saint Anselm Edina Edina Minnesota Warroad Warroad Minnesota State Isanti Hill-Murray RIT Shakopee Shattuck Minnesota Rochester Rochester Mayo Minnesota Blaine Blaine Ohio State Grand Rapids Grand Rapids/Greenway (11) Grand Rapids Quinnipiac Minneapolis Benilde-St. Margaret’s (9) Benilde-SM Vermont Faribault Shattuck-St. Mary’s (11) Shattuck Dartmouth Brooklyn Park Breck School (10) Breck Merrimack Sleepy Eye Hockey Training Institute (12) Sleepy Eye St. Cloud State Edina Edina 15U A (9) Edina Boston University Brainerd Brainerd/Little Falls (10) Brainerd Dartmouth Blaine Blaine HS (12) Blaine Ohio State Woodbury East Ridge HS (11) East Ridge Ohio State White Bear Lake White Bear Lake HS (11) White Bear Lake Minnesota New Prague New Prague HS (2) New Prague Minnesota Isanti Cambridge/Isanti HS (10) Cambridge/Isanti Vermont St. Paul Cretin-Derham Hall (12) Cretin-DH Sacred Heart Oakdale Hill-Murray HS (10) Hill-Murray Quinnipiac Rochester Shattuck-St. Mary’s (11) Shattuck Minnesota Duluth Roseau Roseau HS (10) Roseau Bemidji State Edina Edina HS (12) Edina Northeastern Coleraine Grand Rapids/Greenway (9) Grand Rapids Bemidji State White Bear Lake White Bear Lake HS (12) White Bear Lake Bemidji State Lakeville Lakeville North Bantam AA (9) Lakeville North Minnesota Edina Blake School (11) Blake Yale Edina Blake School (10) Blake Minnesota Edina Blake School (11) Blake Minnesota Deephaven Blake School (12) Blake Harvard Plymouth Wayzata HS (11) Wayzata Clarkson Excelsior Breck School (9) Breck Minnesota 111 (HS 104, Shattuck 5, Gentry 1, Hockey Training Institute 1)

Signed, sealed & delivered

Area players who have signed pro contracts Player Joey Anderson Johnny Austin Kyle Bauman Michael Bitzer Will Borgen Alec Brandup Bo Brauer Daniel Brickley Leon Bristedt Dani Cameranesi Sean Campbell Tim Davison Zach Doerring Sam Donovan Mikey Essimont Gerry Fitzgerald Leo Fitzgerald Myles Fitzgerald Chris Forney Trent Frederic Shane Gersich Jack Glover Neal Goff Ben Greiner Jordan Gross Nathan Harris Kyle Hayton Blake Heinrich Jessica Healey Blake Hillman Jake Horton Cameron Hughes Cam Johnson Steve Johnson Russell Jordan Alexis Joyce Claudia Kepler Jared Kolquist Zeb Knutson Karson Kuhlman

Pos. F D F G D D F D F F D D F F F F F F D F F D D F D D G D D D F F G D F D F D F F

Class So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

College Team Minnesota Duluth Connecticut Bemidji State Bemidji State St. Cloud State Norwich Notre Dame Minnesota State Minnesota Minnesota St. Norbert Wisconsin Concordia Brown St. Cloud State Bemidji State Bemidji State Bemidji State UMass Lowell Wisconsin North Dakota Minnesota Western Michigan Hobart Notre Dame UW-Stevens Point Wisconsin Manitoba Minnesota Duluth Denver Harvard Wisconsin North Dakota Minnesota Hamline Bemidji State Wisconsin Merrimack Minnesota State Minnesota Duluth

Pro Team New Jersey (NHL) Laval (AHL) Ontario (AHL) Idaho (ECHL) Buffalo (NHL) Norfolk (ECHL) South Carolina (ECHL) Los Angeles (NHL) Rögle (Sweden) Buffalo (NWHL) Fort Wayne (ECHL) South Carolina (ECHL) Åmåls (SWE) Connecticut (NWHL) Los Angeles (NHL) Iowa (AHL) South Carolina (ECHL) Ferencvárosi (Hungary) San Diego (AHL) Boston (NHL) Washington (NHL) Jacksonville (ECHL) San Antonio (AHL) Cergy (France) Arizona (NHL) Huntsville (SPHL) Fort Wayne (ECHL) Rapid City (ECHL) HV71 (Sweden) Chicago (NHL) Manchester (ECHL) Boston (NHL) Binghamton (AHL) Ontario (AHL) Fort Wayne (ECHL) HV71 (Sweden) HV71 (Sweden) Manchester (ECHL) Milwaukee (AHL) Boston (NHL)

Hometown Roseville St. Louis Park Apopka, FL Moorhead Moorhead Rochester Edina Sandy, UT Stockholm, SWE Plymouth East Lansing, MI Green Bay, WI Chanhassen New Brighton Littleton, CO Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BC Port Alberni, BC Thief River Falls St. Louis, MO Chaska Golden Valley Stillwater Faribault Maple Grove Fowlerville, MI Denver, CO Cambridge Edmonton, AB Elk River Oakdale Edmonton, AB Troy, MI Excelsior Aurora, IL Lakeville Verona, WI Hermantown Sioux Falls, SD Esko

Player Connor LaCouvee Conor Lemirande Ryan Lindgren Jake Linhart Johno May Brad McClure Mitch McLain Max Milosek Casey Mittelstadt T.J. Moore Katerina Mrázová Spencer Naas Matt Nelson Willem Nong-Lambert Trevor Olson Blair Parent Judd Peterson Chase Phelps Bo Pieper Austin Poganski Jake Randolph Caitlin Reilly Mitch Reinke Audra Richards Kate Schipper Carter Struthers C.J. Suess Mike Szmatula Jared Thomas Matt Ustaski Tyler Vesel Ryan Wagner Zach Whitecloud Brandon Wildung Blake Winiecki Christian Wolanin Colton Wolter

Pos. G F D D F F F G F F F F D F F F F F F F F F D F F D F F F F F F D G F D F

Player Alec Baer

Pos. F

Class Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

College Team Minnesota State Miami Minnesota Wisconsin American Int’l Minnesota State Bowling Green UW-Stevens Point Minnesota Holy Cross Minnesota Duluth Connecticut Princeton UW-Stevens Point North Dakota Providence St. Cloud State Boston University Quinnipiac North Dakota Omaha Minnesota Michigan Tech Maine Minnesota Bemidji State Minnesota State Minnesota Minnesota Duluth Wisconsin Omaha Wisconsin Bemidji State Mercyhurst St. Cloud State North Dakota UW-Eau Claire

Pro Team Florida (ECHL) South Carolina (ECHL) N.Y. Rangers (NHL) Cincinnati (ECHL) Greenville (ECHL) Texas (AHL) Iowa (AHL) Macon (SPHL) Buffalo (NHL) Norfolk (ECHL) Connecticut (NWHL) Texas (AHL) Gap (France) Rapid City (ECHL) South Carolina (ECHL) Vienna (Austria) Rochester (AHL) Fort Wayne (ECHL) Adirondack (ECHL) San Antonio (AHL) Worcester (ECHL) Vienna (Austria) St. Louis (NHL) Metropolitan (NWHL) Minnesota (NWHL) Greenville (ECHL) Winnipeg (NHL) Adirondack (ECHL) San Antonio (AHL) Jacksonville (ECHL) Bakersfield (AHL) Chicago (AHL) Vegas (NHL) Utah (ECHL) Florida (ECHL) Ottawa (NHL) Mississippi (SPHL)

Hometown Qualicum Beach, BC Janesville, WI Minneapolis Brookfield, WI Mahtomedi Stratford, ON Baxter Lapeer, MI Eden Prairie Edina Prague, CZE St. Louis Park Edina Urbandale, IA Duluth Blaine Duluth Edina Roseville St. Cloud Duluth Chanhassen Stillwater Maplewood Brooklyn Park Weyburn, SK Forest Lake Commerce Twp, MI Hermantown Glenview, IL Rochester Park Ridge, IL Brandon, MB Minneota Lakeville Quebec, QC Anchorage, AK

Junior Team Kootenay (WHL)

Pro Team Rapid City (ECHL)

Hometown St. Louis Park

Stars & Stripes Showdown set for August 26 in Michigan

The Stars & Stripes Showdown, a benefit hockey game featuring top American-born hockey stars, will take place Sunday, August 26, at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. Opening faceoff is set for 2 p.m. ET. The game is being played in honor of the late Jim Johannson, with proceeds benefiting both the Jim Johannson Legacy Fund of The USA Hockey Foundation, and the Ellie Johannson College Fund. Johannson, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 53 this past January, spent the past two decades as assistant executive director of hockey

operations for USA Hockey. His positive impact on the sport in the United States was significant in many areas, particularly in the success of teams representing the U.S. on the international stage. Current athletes committed to attend include Dylan Larkin (Detroit Red Wings), Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs), James van Riemsdyk (Philadelphia Flyers), Charlie McAvoy (Boston Bruins), Jimmy Howard (Detroit Red Wings), Zach Werenski (Columbus Blue Jackets), Ryan Suter (Minnesota Wild), Zach Parise (Minnesota Wild), Danny DeKeyser (Detroit Red Wings),

Kyle Connor (Winnipeg Jets), Anders Bjork (Boston Bruins), J.T. Compher (Colorado Avalanche), Connor Murphy (Chicago Blackhawks), Matthew Tkachuk (Calgary Flames), Noah Hanifin (Calgary Flames), Patrick Eaves (Anaheim Ducks), Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets), Jake McCabe (Buffalo Sabres), Colin White (Ottawa Senators), Andrew Copp (Winnipeg Jets), Connor Carrick (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Luke Glendening (Detroit Red Wings). Coaches for the game to date include Jeff Blashill (Detroit Red Wings), Tony Granato (Wisconsin Badgers), John Hynes (New

Jersey Devils) and David Quinn (New York Rangers). In addition to the game, festivities will include a live game-worn jersey auction; an online auction featuring game-worn jerseys and autographed NHL memorabilia; inarena raffles; and a post-game meet & greet with players and coaches. Tickets are available online at USAHockeyArena.com, by calling the box office at 734-453-8400 or by visiting the USA Hockey Arena Box Office in person at 14900 Beck Road, Plymouth, Mich., 48170.


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Battle States 2018 update

Who would win if NHL teams were organized with players playing for their home state/region? Who would prevail? By Dave Druk Northland Hockey Group As a refresher, Battle States 2018 is a fictional league I created in the PS4 video game NHL 18 with NHL players representing their home state, province or country. The games are simulated on the screen and stats are kept. The nine teams competing in Northland Hockey Group’s “Battle States”: • Illisouri – This team is made up primarily of players born in Illinois, but has four from Missouri as well. • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • New York • Northeast USA – This team has all northeast states other than Massachusetts and New York.

• Southeast USA – This team has players from the Southeast and also Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. • West USA • Wisconsin Week five and six of Battle States are complete. Michigan continues to breeze through the competition and is 6-0. Week

five saw Connor Hellebuyck with the league’s first shutout and week six saw Dylan Larkin with the league’s second hat trick. No one in the league can stop Max Pacioretty from Team Northeast as he amassed another four points in weeks 5 and 6 to up his league lead in points to 10.

Team West won another two games and is also undefeated. The big game in week seven will be between the only two undefeated teams in the league in Michigan and Team West. Every other team in the league has at least three losses, including overtime. The biggest disappointments are possibly three of the league favorites in Massachusetts, Minnesota and New York. Those three have a combined record of only 5-13 and are all out of the playoffs right now, but there is still a lot of season left. Battle States has every team play each other twice for an 18-game season. The top two teams will get a bye and then the teams that finish 3-6 will have a best-of-three playoff series. The winners of the first round will play the teams that had a bye in a best-offive series. The Battle States Cup will be a seven-game series after that.

Battle States 2018 Results • Standings • Leaders Week 5 Michigan 2, Southeast 0 Michigan 6, Wisconsin 3 New York 5, Illisouri 1 Northeast 4, Massachusetts 1 West 4, Minnesota 2 Team Michigan West Northeast Wisconsin Illisouri Southeast New York Minnesota Massachusetts

Week 6 Illisouri 2, Southeast 1 (SO) Northeast 4, Minnesota 1 West 5, Massachusetts 3 Wisconsin 3, New York 1

W 6 6 3 3 2 2 2 2 1

Standings

L 0 0 2 2 2 3 4 4 5

OTL 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0

Pts 12 12 7 7 6 5 4 4 2

GF 23 25 20 20 15 17 17 17 19

GA 12 16 16 16 20 19 18 20 29

Goals

Name Nick Schmaltz Ryan Kesler Max Pacioretty Brandon Saad

Assists

Name Max Pacioretty Zach Werenski Nic Kerdiles Kevan Miller Brandon Sutter Vincent Trocheck

Team Wisconsin Michigan Northeast Southeast

Goals 5 4 4 4

Team Northeast Michigan Wisconsin West New York Southeast

Assists 6 6 5 5 5 5

2018-19 schedule released The NA3HL has announced the release of the 2018-19 regular-season schedule. The NA3HL is entering its ninth season and serves as one of two USA Hockey Tier III junior leagues. Each of the 37 teams in the league's six divisions will play 47 regular season games. The 2018-19 regular season will commence on Sept. 7, 2018, and end on March 10, 2019. The player advancement and movement during the 2017-18 season set a new standard for the league. In addition to the 50plus players who advanced to play in the NAHL throughout the season, which was the most movement to the NAHL out of any Tier III junior league, over 150 NA3HL players made college commitments during the 2017-18 season. Over the course of the past two years, over 90 NA3HL players have been called up to the NAHL. No other Tier III league in the country sends more players on to the NAHL than the NA3HL. View the complete 2018-19 NA3HL regular season schedule at na3hl.com. The 2018-19 season is an exciting time for the NA3HL, as the league will be at 37 teams. In addition to its regular-season schedule and playoffs, the NA3HL, which boasts a geographical footprint with 37 teams in 16 states (Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachu-

Smith commits to UW-River Falls The New Ulm Steel announced that forward Ryan Smith has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of WisconsinRiver Falls in the WIAC. “I chose UWRF because I would get an

Name Max Pacioretty Ryan Kesler Tyler Johnson Zach Parise Vincent Trocheck Zach Werenski

opportunity to get a great education and be a part of a team with unbelievable tradition. I’m excited to start this next chapter of my life,” Smith said. Smith, a 6-1, 180-pound native of St. Paul, Minn., played for the Steel during the 201718 season where he tallied 19 goals and 22 assists for a total of 41 points in 47 games played. “I want to thank the New Ulm organization for all that they’ve done for me, including my teammates, the coaches, Carol Brennan, and my family. I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of such an amazing community and organization. I wish nothing but the best for their future,” Smith said. Before his time with the Steel, Smith played for the Granite City Lumberjacks for one season and was a member of the team that won the, formerly known, Silver Cup in 2017. Smith was selected for and participated in the 2018 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament. Prior to his two years in junior hockey, Smith spent three seasons playing high school hockey for Cretin-Derham Hall. Sandvig commits to Gustavus North Iowa Bulls and NA3HL forward Dan Sandvig has always been one to take advantage when presented with an opportunity. Sandvig started the 2017-18 season in the NAHL with the Kenai River Brown Bears, and scored his first NAHL goal during a brief call-up to the Brown Bears in December.

Team Northeast Michigan West Minnesota Southeast Michigan

Goals-Against Average Name Connor Hellebuyck Ben Bishop Jonathan Quick

Team Michigan West Northeast

Save Percentage Name Connor Hellebuyck Jonathan Quick Ben Bishop

Update setts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming) allowing players to compete and excel academically at home, will participate in the NAHL's highexposure events, which attract hundreds of college, junior and professional coaches and scouts. The NA3HL will have three events during the 2018-19 season. All NA3HL teams will compete in a league-wide Showcase held from December 16-18, 2018 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. The second event of the season will be the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, which will take place alongside the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in Plymouth, Mich., on February 18-19, 2019. The NA3HL will then finish their season with the Fraser Cup Championship Tournament, which crowns the NA3HL's playoff champion. The event will be held from March 27-31, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

Points

Team Michigan Northeast West

Points 10 7 6 6 6 6 GAA 1.95 2.63 2.63 SV% .929 .908 .906

NA3HL.COM @NA3HL NA3HL Now, Sandvig has a new opportunity in front of him: college hockey. The Burnsville, Minn., native has announced his commitment to the NCAA Division III program at Gustavus Adolphus College, becoming the 14th player from North Iowa’s 2017-18 season to commit to a college program. His start for the Bulls wasn’t an instant success – in his first five games in North Iowa, he tallied just two points, both assists. His power play goal late in a Veteran’s Day contest at Rochester, however, set his Bulls career alight. That game was the first of a seven-game point streak that included 11 more helpers. By the end of the regular season, Sandvig had racked up 35 points, including 11 goals, in 32 appearances in a North Iowa uniform. Seven of those 11 goals came in the final three weeks of the year, including a five-point performance in a pivotal game against La Crosse that locked down a regular-season Central Division championship. His next stop is a Golden Gusties team that fell just one win short of a MIAC championship and an automatic NCAA tournament berth in 2017-18 despite finishing just 12-13-3 for the year.


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Schedule set for 16th annual NAHL Showcase

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the game schedule for the 16th annual NAHL Showcase, which will be held from Sept. 19-22, at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn. All 24 NAHL teams will play four regular-season games at the Showcase, which is one of hockey's most prominent and popular events of the entire season and has become the “Greatest Show on Ice.” Scout Passes for the 2018 NAHL Showcase will go on sale on Monday, August 20 and will be available for purchase online at the NAHL Showcase website. All 48 NAHL Showcase games will be broadcast live and in HD through HockeyTV, the official broadcast provider of the NAHL. One of the things the NAHL does better than any other junior league is seeing their players earn an NCAA opportunity while playing and being showcased in the NAHL. To date, a record number of 317 players have made NCAA commitments during the 2017-18 season, with over 70 percent (223) of those being NCAA Division I commitments. The NAHL Showcase plays a big role in that success, with dozens of players each season earning an NCAA Division I opportunity during and following their participation in the event. In addition to all 24 NAHL teams playing in the event, the United States National Team Development Program (NTDP) of the United States Hockey League (USHL) will

also be sending their 17-Team for two exhibition games against the Northeast Generals on Friday, Sept. 21, and the WilkesBarre/Scranton Knights on Saturday, Sept. 22. The NAHL Showcase attracts over 9,000 people in overall attendance, including more than 330 professional, college and junior scouts. For scouting purposes, the NAHL Showcase is the premier event of its kind and is a yearly gathering for every NCAA program and NHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer. For more information on the NAHL Showcase including schedule, ticket prices, hotels, rental cars and arena information, visit www.nahl.com/showcase. The Schwan Super Rink is the largest ice arena of its kind in the world. The stateof-the-art facility, a $21 million project totaling over 300,000 square feet, features eight sheets of ice under one roof. With all its varied amenities and services, the Super Rink is absolutely unique in the world of ice sport facilities. It will be the first event of the season for the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL), which will also be played in conjunction with the Showcase. Now entering its 10th anniversary season, the NAPHL is made up of USA Hockey-sanctioned teams that compete in the 18U, 16U and 15U levels.

2018 NAHL Showcase Tournament Schedule Wednesday, Sept. 19 10 a.m. MN Magicians vs. Aberdeen 10:30 a.m. Bismarck vs. Kenai River 11 a.m. Johnstown vs. MN Wilderness 1 p.m. W-B/Scranton vs. Topeka 1:30 p.m. Shreveport vs. Fairbanks 2 p.m. Janesville vs. Lone Star 4 p.m. Odessa vs. Austin 4:30 p.m. New Jersey vs. Corpus Christi 5 p.m. Chippewa vs. Jamestown 7 p.m. Minot vs. Northeast 7:30 p.m. Maryland vs. Springfield 8 p.m. Amarillo vs. Brookings

Friday, Sept. 21 10 a.m. 10:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 20 10 a.m. MN Wilderness vs. Fairbanks 10:30 a.m. Odessa vs. New Jersey 11 a.m. Austin vs. Lone Star 1 p.m. Minot vs. Jamestown 1:30 p.m. Brookings vs. W-B/Scranton 2 p.m. Topeka vs. MN Magicians 4 p.m. Amarillo vs. Chippewa 4:30 p.m. Aberdeen vs. Kenai River 5 p.m. Johnstown vs. Corpus Christi 7 p.m. Maryland vs. Bismarck 7:30 p.m. Shreveport vs. Janesville 8 p.m. Northeast vs. Springfield

Saturday, Sept. 22 9 a.m. MN Magicians vs. Odessa 9:30 a.m. Jamestown vs. Shreveport 10 a.m. Corpus Christi vs. Aberdeen 12 p.m. New Jersey vs. Amarillo 12:30 p.m. Janesville vs. Bismarck 1 p.m. Springfield vs. Johnstown 3 p.m. Austin vs. Maryland 3:30 p.m. Lone Star vs. MN Wilderness 4 p.m. Fairbanks vs. Minot 6 p.m. Chippewa vs. Topeka 6:30 p.m. Kenai River vs. Brookings 7 p.m. W-B/Scranton vs. NTDP

Jamestown vs. Amarillo Corpus Christi vs. Minot Topeka vs. Austin Aberdeen vs. Janesville Springfield vs. Odessa Kenai River vs. Shreveport Brookings vs. Maryland MN Wilderness vs. New Jersey Bismarck vs. MN Magicians Lone Star vs. Chippewa Fairbanks vs. Johnstown NTDP vs. Northeast

2017-18 NAHL College Commitments

Aberdeen Wings Jonathan Bendorf Logan Britt Nathan Burke Colton Fletcher Jack Kelly Chris Mammas Joey Molenaar Zach Noble Jimmy O’Brien Evan Rochowiak Andrew Sinard Nate Smith* Keenan Spillum Joey Strada Gabe Vinal Dalton Weigel

RPI Quinnipiac St. Cloud State Oswego St. Norbert SUNY-Canton St. Cloud State Michigan Tech Colorado College UMass-Boston Miami Minnesota State Colorado College Arizona State Brown Air Force

Amarillo Bulls Cameron Bartkoski Jason Brancheau Brandon Bussi Marcus Chorney Bray Crowder* Jared Domin Billy Duma Luke Edgerton* Brendan Furry Brendan Michaelian Trevor Miccucci Austin O’Rourke Stephen Rex Brendan Walkom*

Utica Ferris State St. Lawrence Quinnipiac Omaha Adrian Air Force Niagara Niagara Robert Morris Buffalo State UMass Lowell Amherst Bentley

Austin Bruins Jacob Berger* Justin Brandt Evan Cholak Riley Doyon Zach Driscoll* Matt Eller George Hansen Travis Kothenbeutel Che Landikusic Kyle Looft* Alex Mella Joseph Mysak Dan Petrick Chase Pilawski Alex Schilling Levi Stauber

Minnesota State Tufts St. Norbert Aurora Bemidji State Adrian Gustavus Adolphus Nebraska Omaha Lake Superior State Bemidji State Northeastern Alaska Anchorage Northeastern Lake Superior State Air Force Michigan Tech

Bismarck Bobcats Tristan Ashbrook* Solag Bakich* Andrew Bellant Tanner Breidenbach George Grannis Grant Johnson Michael Mahan Jared Resseguie Adam Stacho Alex Troumbley Ryan Ullan Tanner Vescio Mitch Walinski

RPI Notre Dame Michigan Tech Concordia Clarkson Northern Michigan St. John’s Denver American Int’l Ohio State Northern Michigan Northern Michigan Air Force

Janesville Jets Joey Abate* Grant Anderson Jake Barczewski* Regan Cavanagh Carter Ekberg Colin Felix Kip Hoffmann Matt Jurusik* Luke LaMaster Robert Lebedeff Brenden MacLaren Ian Malcomson Garrett Nieto Jakov Novak TJ Polglaze Sam Renlund Simon Sagissor Alec Semandel

Omaha Omaha Canisius Bentley Air Force Massachusetts Robert Morris Michigan Tech Wisconsin Wisconsin Ferris State Northern Michigan Union Bentley Michigan Tech Colorado College UW-Eau Claire Lake Superior State

Johnstown Tomahawks Joey Baez Hunter Carrick Justin Cmunt* Zak Galambos* Roman Kraemer Jack Leavy Donovan Ott Vinnie Purpura Andrew Quetell Toby Sengvongxay

Alabama Huntsville Penn State Mercyhurst Minnesota State Robert Morris Michigan RPI Boston University Army Gustavus Adolphus

Kenai River Brown Bears David Kaplan UW-Superior Dan Sandvig* Gustavus Adolphus Cole Stewart* S. New Hampshire Anthony Tzveyn* Aurora Lone Star Brahmas Justin Addamo Emack Bentley Austin Bottrell Blake Evennou* Mitchell Gibson Kyle Hallbauer Steven Ipri Drew Lennon Ture Linden Wyatt Mathews Ryan Orgel Chase Pletzke Jon Russell Jakub Sirota Aidan Spellacy Connor Stuart A.J. Vanderbeck* Jordan Wishman*

Brookings Blizzard Benjamin Beck Cade Borchardt Josh Boyer Jimmy Elser Derek Hammer Connor Koviak Logan Nelson* Brenden Payne* Parker Revering Max Sasson Taylor Schneider* Marek Wazny

Minnesota Magicians Tyler Bump* Matt Denman Ethan DeStefani Zach Dubinsky* Calvin Dybicz Ethan Haider Davis Kirkendall Dmytro Kobylanskiy Arturas Laukaitis Jarrett Lee Maine Josh Luedtke Minnesota State Griffin Ness* Omaha Eric Otto* New England Tino Passarelli UW-Eau Claire Blais Richartz* UW-Eau Claire Isaiah Saville UW-Stout Gustavus Adolphus Bram Scheerer John Schuldt* American Int’l Brendan Skarda Maine Cole Weaver* Bowling Green Charlie Weiand New Hampshire

Corpus Christi Ice Rays Matt Acciaioli Cam Burggrabe Jayson DiMizio Jake Garman* Garrett Hallford Larry Jungwirth Joey Kubachka Griffin Loughran* Brendan Miller Aleksi Peltonen Ryan Rosenberg Angus Scott Chris Smith Chad Veltri Coltan Wilkie

Northern Michigan Northern Michigan Trine Framingham State Trine Aurora Cornell Northern Michigan Air Force Wisconsin SUNY-Fredonia Tufts Mercyhurst Niagara Colorado College

Coulee Region Chill Trenton Bliss* Nick Bowman Scott Corbett* Matt Doran* Tyler Ebner Brady Ferner* Matt Hines Brandon Koch Andy McGlynn Marshal Plunkett Emil Zetterquist Fairbanks Ice Dogs Josh Benson Robert Blueger Connor Chilton Daniel Haider Caleb Hite Kyle Mayhew Luke Orysiuk Samuel Ruffin Tanner Schachle Nolan Schaeffer Erkka Vanska Hunter Wendt Noah Wilson

Minnesota Wilderness Nick Altmann Garrett Daly Chase Ellingson* Eric Gotz Brian Hurley* Edward Lindelow Dylan Mills * Alex Spencer Alex Truscott Ben Ward Garrett Worth

Minot Minotauros Alex Adams Dakota Boutin Austin Dollimer Colby Enns Sam Fuss Michigan Tech Aaron Grounds RPI Luke Johnson* Miami Grant Loven Alaska Gustavus Adolphus Luke Manning* Connor McGinnis RPI Spencer Meier* Augsburg Miroslav Mucha Air Force Ondrej Pavel UW-Eau Claire Jack Robbel Army Jake Rosenbaum St. Lawrence Nolan Sawchuk Michael Talbot Sacred Heart Lake Superior State New Jersey Titans Maxim Andreev* Aurora Tyler Antonucci Army Brad Becker* Alaska Holden Biebel Denver Nicholas Boyagian Bentley Matthew Cameron Alaska Alaska Anchorage Jimmy Dowd, Jr. Zach Faremouth Robert Morris Chris Garbe Holy Cross Todd Goehring Ferris State Joey Halstrom Army

Robert Morris Middlebury Adrian Ferris State Harvard RPI Mercyhurst Alabama Huntsville RPI Aurora Denver Bowling Green Harvard Maine Robert Morris Arizona State Ohio State Michigan State St. Olaf Minnesota Merrimack RPI Michigan State Clarkson St. John’s UW-Stout UW-Stout Northern Michigan Northern Michigan Air Force American Int’l Miami Michigan Tech Omaha Colorado College Omaha Tufts Niagara UW-Eau Claire Williams Bowling Green Alaska Miami Clarkson Maine Niagara UW-Superior Niagara St. Cloud State Arizona State Bemidji State Northern Michigan Augsburg Omaha St. Scholastica Ohio State Providence Northern Michigan Air Force Air Force St. Cloud State Lake Superior State Minnesota State Lake Superior State Minnesota Duluth UMass Lowell St. Scholastica Cornell SUNY-Oswego Utica St. Mary’s Sacred Heart RPI Penn State Western Michigan Brown Sacred Heart Hobart

Andrew Husted Cam Kuhl Ryan Naumovski Wade Novak Zack Parrott Tate Singleton Ryan Wheeler

SUNY-Buffalo State Plattsburgh Niagara Wilkes Trine Army Connecticut

Northeast Generals Colin Bilek Louis Boudon Brian Chambers Matt Demelis Mike Egan David Fessenden Austin Halpin* Patrick Harrington Justin Jallen Luc Kreuser* Colin McCabe Mike McPherson* Shawn Montgomery Alex O’Dowd* Luke Perunovich Jeff Skinner Matt Wiesner

Army Lake Superior State UMass Lowell Northeastern Babson Alabama-Huntsville Colby UMass-Boston Brown Concordia Connecticut College Plymouth State Suffolk Franklin Pierce Providence UMass-Boston Babson

Odessa Jackalopes Lucas Anderson Blake Bride Matt Brown Brett Epp Peyton Frantti Zac Herrmann Eric Huss Rune Kirby Petr Miko Noah Poindexter Evan Somoza Ludwig Stenlund*

Nichols Air Force UMass Lowell Nichols St. Norbert Niagara Army Tufts Nichols Nichols Utica Niagara

Philadelphia Rebels Ben Allen* Eli Billing Bryant Gunn Chase Hamstad Aaron Maguyon Ryan Patrick Luke Radetic Brandon Stanley Michael Underwood* Kolby Vegara Jensen Zerban Peter Zhong

Alabama Huntsville UW-Stevens Point Amherst Minnesota State Hobart Stevenson St. Thomas Niagara Clarkson Massachusetts Air Force Arizona State

Shreveport Mudbugs Jonatan Asplund Roberts Baranovskis Ryan Burnett Jack Clement Cam Cook Jake Cox* Kieran Durgan Jordan Fader Gueorgui Fedulov Gustavs Grigals Brendon Gysbers Jack Hatton* Jacob Holmers Andrew Lane Shawn O’Malley* Dominick Procopio Jake Transit* Matt Weber

Michigan State Aurora SUNY-Geneseo Omaha Niagara S. New Hampshire Air Force UW-Stevens Point Mercyhurst Alaska St. Norbert St. Mary’s Aurora Alaska Anchorage Aurora UMass Lowell Ferris State Bentley

Springfield Jr. Blues Aiden Beck Michael Corson Spencer DenBeste Danny DiGrande* Fletcher Fineman TJ Freidman* Bradley Marek Chase Mickelson Jordan Muzzillo Dylan Rauh Nick Schulze Christian Simeone* Ethan Stewart Zach Tyson* Marcus Walter

Canisius Denver Lake Superior State RPI Union Quinnipiac Michigan State St. Norbert Alaska Aurora Tufts Merrimack Ferris State Hobart Bentley

Topeka RoadRunners Nick Granowicz Lucas Herrmann Joey Moore* Will Schlagenhauf Ryan Snowden*

Michigan Niagara Hamilton Bentley Ohio State

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights Jeff Belstrand Penn State Tyrone Bronte Bemidji State Curtis Carlson Nichols Paul Cimilluca Wilkes Justin Engelkes Miami Thomas Farrell Army Anthony Firriolo Army Mike Gelatt Skidmore Steve Holtz* Michigan Greg Japchen Omaha Paul Maust* Mercyhurst Mike Morrissey Colby Jack Olmstead Michigan Reed Robinson Niagara Christian Stoever Merrimack Gabe Temple Michigan Tech NAHL Alumni Adam Goodsir Roman Kinal * NAHL Alumni

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Tournament Calendar

August 16, 2018

All invitational tournaments held in Minnesota must first go through a district tournament coordinator before being sent to the Minnesota Hockey tournament coordinatir, Tim Sweezo, for final approval. The list below is of Minnesota Hockey tournament coordinators for each district. Please call them if you need information about a certain tournament. District 1 Tom Mickus (651) 248-3075; District 2 Jake Reinseth (651) 274-9023; District 3 Chad Nicholls (952) 544-0808; District 4 Kris Hohensee (507) 360-6787; District 5 Jeff Carlen (320) 274-3509; District 6 Brad Hewitt (952) 250-6431; District 8 Zac Dockter (612) 735-9703; District 9 Troy Marquardt (507) 384-7386; District 10 Mark Osmondson (612) 747-8308; District 11 Clark Coole (218) 590-0703; District 12 Craig Homula (218) 7445566; District 15 Cyndi Young (218) 731-5899; District 16, Mark Dragich (218) 791-0229; Senior Women, Nancy Wefler (763) 537-7837. Tournament entrants from outside Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota: Be informed that Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota Squirt, PeeWee and Bantam teams will likely have some players up to six months older than the USA Hockey age guidelines for those classifications. Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota are using a July 1 age cut-off date while USA Hockey is using a January 1 age cut-off date. If you are concerned about this issue, you should contact the tournament director immediately to determine whether or not you should register for the tournament.

AUGUST 2018 23-26 Twin Cities, MN: Summer Finale AAA Hockey Classic, Boys 2003-09, 16U, 18U, Girls 8U19U; Contact Tim Hawkinson (952) 920-8826 or tim.hawkinson@ showcasehockey.com or visit www.eastonaaa.com 24-26 Duluth, MN: World Cup of Youth Hockey, Squirts, PeeWees; Contact Dave Druk (763) 242-9575 or dave@northlandhockeygroup.com or visit www.aaatournaments.com 24-26 Stillwater, MN: World Cup of Youth Hockey, Mites, Squirts, PeeWees, 12U Girls; Contact Dave Druk (763) 242-9575 or dave@northlandhockeygroup.com or visit www.aaatournaments.com 24-26 Twin Cities, MN: Summer Round-Up, Boys 2002-U18, Girls U10-U19; Contact dan@midwesthockey.net or (763) 225-7320

14-16 Sioux Falls, SD: World Cup of Youth Hockey, Mites, Squirts, PeeWees, Bantams; Contact Dave Druk (763) 242-9575 or dave@northlandhockeygroup.com or visit www.aaatournaments.com 21-23 Crookston, MN: American Crystal Sugar Beet Shootout, Boys 2009; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com 28-30 Crookston, MN: American Crystal Sugar Beet Shootout, Boys 2007; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com

OCTOBER 2018 5-7 Blaine, MN: Red Solo Hockey Cup, Men’s B, C, CII & D, Women’s B & C; Contact Eric Besse (763) 717-3210 or ebesse@superrink.org or visit www.nscsports.org/redsolocup 5-7 Halton Hills, ON: Best of the Best Hockey Tournament; Novice/Mites, Minor Atom/Squirt Minor, Atom/Squirt, Minor PeeWee, PeeWee, Minor Bantam, Bantam, Minor Midget, Midget, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, AAA, AA; Contact (877) 702-5701 or info@weekendhockey.com or visit www.weekendhockey.com 26-28 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, Bantam B1; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 26-28 Duluth, MN: Heritage Tier 1 Boys Hockey Classic, Boys 16U & 18U; Contact Jerry DeMeo (218) 464-1711 x 102 or jerry@essentiaduluthheritagecenter.com or visit https://www.duluthheritage.com 26-28 Hibbing, MN: Bantam A/AA Scrimmage; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 26-28 Warroad, MN: PeeWee A & B; Contact Robin Marvin (218) 452-0185 or visit www.visitwarroad.com 26-28 Windom, MN: Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree, Girls 12U B; Contact Amy Pigman (507) 841-1789 or visit www.windomhockey.com

NOVEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 7-9 Crookston, MN: American Crystal Sugar Beet Shootout, Boys 2006; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com 14-16 Crookston, MN: American Crystal Sugar Beet Shootout, Boys 2008; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com 14-16 Fargo, ND: World Cup of Youth Hockey, Mites, Squirts, PeeWees, 12U Girls; Contact Dave Druk (763) 242-9575 or dave@northlandhockeygroup.com or visit www.aaatournaments.com

2-4 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, PeeWee B2; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 2-4 Luverne, MN: Blazing Blades Tournament, Girls 12U B; Contact Eric Edstrom (507) 380-1002 or ericedstrom@hotmail.com or visit www.luvernehockey.com 2-4 Warroad, MN: Warroad Girls Youth Hockey Tournament, Girls 10U & 12U; Contact Robin Marvin (218) 452-0185 or visit www.visitwarroad.com 8-11 Plymouth, MN: Wayzata Sniper Classic, Bantam B2 & C, PeeWee B2 & C; Contact tournaments@ wayzatahockey.org or visit wayzatahockey.org 9-11 Barrie, ON: AAA Remembrance/Veteran’s Day Tournament; Novice/Mites, Minor Atom/Squirt Minor, Atom/Squirt, Midget, U8, U9, U10, U16; Contact (877) 702-5701 or info@weekendhockey.com or visit www.weekendhockey.com

9-11 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, Squirt A; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 9-11 Coon Rapids, MN: Cardinal Clash, Bantam A; Contact Steve Ellenson (763) 464-0690 or sponsorcryha@gmail.com or visit www.coonrapidshockey.com/2018-19clash 9-11 Duluth, MN: Gales of November, PeeWee AA; Contact Brandee Lian (218) 213-1959 or deyhchockey@gmail.com or visit www.duluthhockey.com 9-11 Duluth, MN: Tommy Williams Invitational, Bantam AA; Contact Steve Pitoscia (218) 341-5200 or spitoscia@gmail.com or visit www.duluthhockey.com 9-11 Eden Prairie, MN: Season Premiere Kick Off, Girls 12U A & B; Contact Shelly Heggestad at tournaments@ephockey.com or visit www.ephockey.com 9-11 Faribault, MN: Bantam A & B; Contact Pat Nesburg at fhatournaments@gmail.com or visit www.faribaulthockey.com 9-11 Forest Lake, MN: Ranger Classic, PeeWee B2 & C; Contact Dave Clark at tournaments@ flhockey.org or visit www.flhockey.org 9-11 Hibbing, MN: PeeWee A/AA Scrimmage; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 9-11 Hibbing, MN: Bantam B Scrimmage; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 9-11 Inver Grove Heights, MN: Girls 12U A & B; Contact Jen Kurowski (651) 206-7547 or ighhagirlstourney@gmail.com or visit ighhockey.sportngin.com 9-11 Luverne, MN: Big South Conference Showcase Tournament, Bantam; Contact Eric Edstrom (507) 380-1002 or ericedstrom@hotmail.com or visit www.luvernehockey.com 9-11 Moorhead, MN: Spud Shootout, PeeWee B; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 9-11 Northfield, MN: Jesse James Showdown, PeeWee A; Contact tournamentdirector@ northfieldhockey.net or visit www.northfieldhockey.net 9-11 Spirit Lake, IA: Boji Mammoth JV/Jr. Gold B Preseason Icebreaker; Contact Brandi Danielson (712) 330-7110 or brandid@whatakitchen.com or visit www.bojibayice.com 9-11 Spring Lake Park, MN: 36th Annual Panther Classic, PeeWee A & B; Contact Michelle Rice at ricemichelle88@gmail.com or visit www.slpyha.org 9-11 Superior, WI: Mite 1; Contact Steve Nelson at steve@sahahockey.com or visit www.sahahockey.com 10-11 Sioux Falls, SD: Squirt A Jamboree; Contact Brian Dozark (605) 220-4032 or brian.dozark@ sfflyers.com or visit www.siouxfallsflyers.com 16-18 Albert Lea, MN: Bantam A; Contact alyhatournamentdirector@gmail.com or visit www.albertlea.pucksystems2.com 16-18 Blaine, MN: All American Girls; 10U A, 10U B, 12U A, 12U B, 15U A; Contact Kristi King (763) 7855649 or kking@superrink.org or visit www.nscsports.org/ allamericanhockey 16-18 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, Girls 12U B; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 16-18 Duluth, MN: Portman Thanksgiving Tournament, Squirt A & B; Contact Gregg McCall (218) 3102674 or portmanhockey@gmail.com or visit www.duluthhockey.com

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16-18 Grand Rapids, MN: Girls 12U B; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 16-18 Hibbing, MN: PeeWee B Scrimmage; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 16-18 Hopkins, MN: 43rd Annual Thanksgiving Tournament, Girls 12U A, 12U B, 10U A, 10U B; Contact Angie Quale (952) 451-4077 or arquale@comcast.net or visit www.hopkinshockey.com 16-18 Mankato, MN: Girls 12U B & 10U B; Contact Kcarie Sing at kcarie.sing@gmail.com or visit www.mankatohockey.com 16-18 Mason City, IA: River City Rumble, Bantam/Squirt; Contact Jennifer Pearce at jpearce1206@ gmail.com or visit www.mcmohawkhockey.com 16-18 Redwood Falls, MN: PeeWee A/B; Contact Jessica Schmidt (320) 296-4948 or rahatournaments@ gmail.com or visit www.redwoodareahockey.com 16-18 Richmond, MN: Bantam B; Contact Michelle at (952) 484-5479 or riverlakestourneys@gmail.com or visit www.riverlakeshockey.com 16-18 Roseau, MN: Girls 12U A; Contact Bill Lund (218) 689-0636 or visit www.roseauhockeyonline.com 16-18 Spirit Lake, IA: Sticks and Slides, PeeWee B; Contact Brandi Danielson (712) 330-7110 or brandid@whatakitchen.com or visit www.bojibayice.com 16-18 Walker, MN: Leech Lake Rumble on Ice; Girls 10U; Contact Jim Archibald at jim@leisurehotel.com or visit www.rumbleonice.com 16-18 Windom, MN: Battle in the Barn, Bantam B; Contact Amy Pigman (507) 841-1789 or visit www.windomhockey.com 17-18 Fergus Falls, MN: Girls 10U A & B; Contact Darren Krein (701) 640-6980 or d3krein@gmail.com or visit www.fergusfallshockey.pucksystems.com 21-25 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, Bantam A; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 21-25 Burnsville, MN: Scott Benedict Memorial Thanksgiving Classic, Bantam AA & A, PeeWee AA & A, Squirt A; Contact tournaments@burnsvillehockey.com or visit www.blazehockey.com 22-25 Clearwater, FL: Thanksgiving on the Beach; Novice, Squirt Minor/Minor Atom, Squirt/Atom, Minor PeeWee, PeeWee, Minor Bantam, Bantam, Minor Midget, Midget, U18; Contact (877) 702-5701 or info@ weekendhockey.com or visit www.weekendhockey.com 23-24 Lakeville, MN: Turkey Cup, Mite/8U Jamboree; Contact Brian Peterson (612) 708-0336 or tournamentdirector@lakevillehockey.org or visit www.lakevillehockey.org 23-25 Apple Valley, MN: Big Apple Tournament, Girls 10U A; Contact Kyle Cloutier (952) 334-8278 or tournament.director@applevalleyhockey.com or visit www.applevalleyhockey.com 23-25 Bemidji, MN: George Pelawa Memorial Tournament, Bantam A/AA; Contact Jeff Loewe (218) 7603228 or bemidjihockeytourney@gmail.com or visit www.bemidjiyouthhockey.org 23-25 Bemidji, MN: Bantam B2; Contact Jeff Loewe (218) 760-3228 or bemidjihockeytourney@ gmail.com or visit www.bemidjiyouthhockey.org 23-25 Blaine, MN: Super Rink Spectacular, Bantam AA/A, B1 & B2, PeeWee AA/A, B1 & B2, Squirt A, B1 & B2; Visit www.mvihockey.org 23-25 Brooklyn Park, MN: Thanksgiving Pirate Classic, Bantam B1, Squirt B1, B2 & C; Contact Joan Nelson at tournamentdirector@nmyha.com or visit nmyha.com


www.letsplayhockey.com 23-25 Champlin, MN: Champlin Park Rebels Thanksgiving Classic, PeeWee B2 & C; Contact cpyhatournament@gmail.com or visit www.cpyha.com 23-25 Chaska & Victoria, MN: 2018 CCHA Brick City Classic, PeeWee C, Squirt B1, Squirt B2 & Squirt C; Contact Beth Johnson (763) 772-4795 or bfjohnson5@gmail.com or visit www.cchockey.org 23-25 Cottage Grove, MN: Turkey Tourney, Squirt A, B & C; Contact Shawna Munger (651) 235-0235 or tournaments@cghockey.com or visit www.cghockey.com 23-25 Duluth, MN: Denfeld Up North, Bantam A & B, PeeWee A & B1; Contact Dave Shea (218) 343-1498 or shea@vikingelectric.com or visit duluthhockey.com 23-25 Eagan, MN: Thanksgiving Shootout, Bantam B2, PeeWee B2; Contact Mike Jellen (651) 3384422 or Mindy Rutzick (612) 987-4933 or ehatourney@gmail.com or visit www.eaganhockey.com 23-25 Eden Prairie, MN: First Test of the Best, Bantam AA, PeeWee AA; Contact Shelly Heggestad at tournaments@ephockey.com or visit www.ephockey.com 23-25 Edina, MN: 14th Annual Tradition Cake Eater Classic, Girls 10U A, 10U B, 12U A, 12U B, 15U A & 15U B; Contact Pete Waggoner (952) 769-6513 or pete@sportscontentmanagement.com or visit www.edinatourney.com 23-25 Grand Forks, ND: Girls 15U A, 12U A & 10U A; Contact Jessie Close (701) 787-0316 or jclose.gfyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.grandforksyouthhockey.com 23-25 Hopkins, MN: 43rd Annual Thanksgiving Tournament, Bantam A, B1 & B2, PeeWee A, B2 & C, Squirt A, B & C; Contact Angie Quale (952) 451-4077 or arquale@comcast.net or visit www.hopkinshockey.com 23-25 Minneapolis, MN: 44th Annual Minneapolis Cup, Bantam B1, B2 & C, PeeWee B1, B2 & C, Squirt B1, B2 & C; Visit www.mplshockey.com 23-25 Moorhead, MN: Spud Classic, Bantam B2; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 23-25 Roseau, MN: Aaron Broten Bantam B Tournament; Contact Bill Lund (218) 689-0636 or visit www.roseauhockeyonline.com 23-25 Rosemount, MN: Irish Ice Classic, Girls 10U B; Contact Julie Salak (651) 335-4275 or tournaments@rosemounthockey.org or visit www.rosemounthockey.org 29-2 Bloomington, MN: Bantam Winter Classic, Bantam AA/A, B1, B2 & C; Contact bahatourneys@ gmail.com or visit www.bloomingtonhockey.com 29-2 Rosemount, MN: Irish Ice Classic, Squirt C; Contact Julie Salak (651) 335-4275 or tournaments@ rosemounthockey.org or visit www.rosemounthockey.org 29-2 White Bear Lake, MN: Bantam B1 & PeeWee B1; Contact Emily St. Martin at tournaments@ wblhockey.com or visit www.wblhockey.com 30-1 Richmond, MN: PeeWee B1 & B2; Contact Michelle at (952) 484-5479 or riverlakestourneys@ gmail.com or visit www.riverlakeshockey.com 30-1 Roseau, MN: Center Ice Club Bantam A-AA Tournament; Contact Bill Lund (218) 689-0636 or visit www.roseauhockeyonline.com 30-1 Somerset, WI: Bantam B1 (WI A) & C (WI B); Contact Jim Urquhart (763) 218-1385 or jurq121@icloud.com or visit www.somersethockey.com 30-2 Alexandria, MN: Big Ole Hockey Tournament, Squirt B2; Contact Mike Peterson (320) 760-1960 or mikepeterson1509@gmail.com or visit www.alexhockey.org 30-2 Brainerd, MN: Bantam B1 & B2; Contact (218) 851-2244 or visit www.brainerdhockey.com 30-2 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, Girls 10U B; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 30-2 Brookings, SD: PeeWee A & B; Contact Jessica Bingham (605) 690-4270 or tournamentdirector@ brookingsrangers.com or visit brookingsrangers.com

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Tournament Calendar 30-2 Buffalo, MN: Buffalo Stampede 3x3 Tournament, Squirt A, B1, B2 & C; Contact Jennifer Sabetti (612) 708-7701 or tournaments@buffalohockey.net or visit www.buffalo.pucksystems2.com 30-2 Coleraine, MN: PeeWee B; Contact Rebecca Walker (218) 360-0157 or nwlamb@yahoo.com or visit www.gahamn.org 30-2 Crookston, MN: Squirt A; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com 30-2 Detroit Lakes, MN: Bantam B; Contact Britt Moore (218) 234-5763 or bwestrum20@gmail.com or visit www.dlyouthhockey.com 30-2 Duluth, MN: 42nd Annual Spirit of Duluth Hockey Tournament, Junior Gold A, Bantam AA, PeeWee AA; Contact Bill Oswald (218) 721-3073 or woswald@firstam.com or visit www.spiritofduluth.com 30-2 Eden Prairie, MN: Prairie Face Off, PeeWee B1 & B2; Contact Shelly Heggestad at tournaments@ ephockey.com or visit www.ephockey.com 30-2 Fargo, ND: Fargo Faceoff PeeWee Tournament; PeeWee A & B1; Contact Chuck Hale (701) 799-3612 or chale@ecisystems.com or visit fargoangelshockey.org 30-2 Grand Rapids, MN: Girls 12U A; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 30-2 Hastings, MN: Sugar & Spice Girls’ Tournament, Girls 12U A, 12U B, 10U A & 10U B; Contact tournaments@hastingshockey.com or visit www.hastingshockey.com 30-2 Hermantown, MN: Girls 15U A; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 30-2 Hermantown, MN: Girls 12U A; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 30-2 Hibbing, MN: Girls 10U B & 12U B; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 30-2 Hudson, WI: Raider Classic, Bantam B2 & C; Contact Bob Mueller (715) 716-0606 or bobmhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.hudsonhockey.com 30-2 Hutchinson, MN: PeeWee A & B; Contact Caleb Paulson (320) 292-4512 or caleb.m.paulson@ wellsfargo.com or visit www.hutchhockey.com 30-2 Inver Grove Heights, MN: PeeWee B1 & B2; Contact Jen Kurowski (651) 206-7547 or ighhatourney@gmail.com or visit ighhockey.sportngin.com 30-2 Monticello, MN: Moose Cup, Squirt A, Contact Sean Lawrance at krazykustoms49@gmail.com or visit www.mooseyouthhockey.com 30-2 Moorhead, MN: Hot Potato, Girls 12U B; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 30-2 Park Rapids, MN: Headwaters Cup, Squirt B; Contact Neik Powers (218) 255-5363 or roosterhunter18@yahoo.com or visit www.prhockey.com 30-2 Redwood Falls, MN: Bantam B; Contact Jessica Schmidt (320) 296-4948 or rahatournaments@ gmail.com or visit www.redwoodareahockey.com 30-2 River Falls, WI: Jennifer Jenkins Memorial, Squirt A (WI)/Squirt B (MN), Squirt B (WI)/Squirt C (MN); Contact Marissa Feely (651) 983-6350 or rfhockeytourney@ gmail.com or visit riverfalls.pucksystems.com 30-2 Rochester, MN: Rochester Invitational, Squirt A; Contact Rob Cothern at robertcothern@yahoo.com or visit www.ryha.net 30-2 Rogers, MN: Bardown Classic, Squirt B; Contact Jeanette Rodgers (612) 296-3957 or reichertjn@yahoo.com or visit www.rogershockey.com 30-2 South St. Paul, MN: Cowtown Classic, Squirt B & C; Contact Michael Ahern at sspyha.tournaments@gmail.com or visit www.sspyha.pucksystems2.com 30-2 Spirit Lake, IA: Sticks and Slides, Squirt B; Contact Brandi Danielson (712) 330-7110 or brandid@whatakitchen.com or visit www.bojibayice.com

30-2 Thief River Falls, MN: Bantam A; Contact Rick Nordhagen (218) 289-2408 or rntrfaha@mncable.net or visit www.trfaha.org 30-2 Walker, MN: Leech Lake Rumble on Ice; PeeWee B; Contact Jim Archibald at jim@ leisurehotel.com or visit www.rumbleonice.com 30-2 Waseca, MN: Squirt A; Contact Shelly Kuster (507) 461-7657 or estelaraeh@gmail.com or visit www.wasecahockey.org

DECEMBER 2018 1-2 Fergus Falls, MN: Bantam A; Contact Darren Krein (701) 640-6980 or d3krein@gmail.com or visit www.fergusfallshockey.pucksystems.com 1-2 Silver Bay, MN: Squirt B; Contact Mike Guzzo (218) 226-4214 or silverbayarena@hotmail.com or visit www.silverbayhockey.com 6-9 Lino Lakes, MN: Centennial Girls Super Chill Tournament, Girls 15U A & B, 12U A & B; Contact Kathy Gould (651) 216-5768 or kgould.cyha@gmail.com or visit www.centennialhockey.org 6-9 West St. Paul, MN: Salute to Hockey, Squirt A & B; Contact Todd Rohrer (612) 860-8390 or todd.rohrer@comcast.net or visit sibleyareahockey.org 7-9 Albert Lea, MN: Bantam B; Contact alyhatournamentdirector@gmail.com or visit www.albertlea.pucksystems2.com 7-9 Alexandria, MN: Big Ole Hockey Tournament, Girls 10U A & 10U B; Contact Mike Peterson (320) 760-1960 or mikepeterson1509@gmail.com or visit www.alexhockey.org 7-9 Apple Valley, MN: Lightning Classic, Girls 12U B; Contact (952) 292-1029 or visit www.eastviewhockey.net 7-9 Austin, MN: Girls 12U & 10U; Contact Dave Lagerstedt (507) 438-2256 or tournamentdirectorayh@ gmail.com or visit www.austin.puckststems2.com 7-9 Bemidji, MN: Bantam B1; Contact Jeff Loewe (218) 760-3228 or bemidjihockeytourney@ gmail.com or visit www.bemidjiyouthhockey.org 7-9 Brainerd, MN: Battle for the Ax, Bantam AA; Contact (218) 851-2244 or visit www.brainerdhockey.com 7-9 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, Bantam B2; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 7-9 Brookings, SD: Bantam A & B; Contact Jessica Bingham (605) 690-4270 or tournamentdirector@ brookingsrangers.com or visit brookingsrangers.com 7-9 Cottage Grove, MN: Wolfpack Invitational, PeeWee AA & A; Contact Shawna Munger (651) 2350235 or tournaments@cghockey.com or visit www.cghockey.com 7-9 Crookston, MN: Squirt B; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com 7-9 Des Moines, IA: JT’s SlapShot’s Holiday Classic, Bantam A & B; Contact Ryan Ehrhardt (515) 306-4600 or ryan@slapshothockeyshop.com or visit www.slapshothockeyshop.com 7-9 Duluth, MN: Glen Avon Head of the Lakes Classic, Bantam B1, PeeWee B1; Contact Brad Orn (612) 963-8700 or born@northshoretitle.com or visit www.duluthhockey.com 7-9 Forest Lake, MN: Ranger Classic, Squirt B2 & C; Contact Dave Clark at tournaments@ flhockey.org or visit www.flhockey.org 7-9 Grand Forks, ND: Girls 15U B, 12U B & 10U B; Contact Jessie Close (701) 787-0316 or jclose.gfyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.grandforksyouthhockey.com

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7-9 Grand Rapids, MN: PeeWee B1; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 7-9 Hibbing, MN: Squirt B; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 7-9 Inver Grove Heights, MN: Bantam B1 & C; Contact Jen Kurowski (651) 206-7547 or ighhatourney@gmail.com or visit ighhockey.sportngin.com 7-9 La Crescent, MN: PeeWee B; Visit www.lacrescenthockey.com 7-9 La Crosse, WI: Chill Classic, PeeWee A; Contact Ryan Egan at regan@crchill.com or visit www.greenislandice.com/tournaments 7-9 Lakeville, MN: Ice Cats Classic, Girls 10U B; Contact Brian Peterson (612) 708-0336 or tournamentdirector@lakevillehockey.org or visit www.lakevillehockey.org 7-9 Little Falls, MN: Squirt A & B; Contact Kari Houle (320) 282-1434 or kari.anne.houle@gmail.com or visit www.littlefallsyha.pucksystems.com 7-9 Mankato, MN: Bantam B; Contact Kcarie Sing at kcarie.sing@gmail.com or visit www.mankatohockey.com 7-9 Maple Grove/Osseo/Brooklyn Park, MN: Lucas Decker Ultimate Showdown, PeeWee B2/C; Contact Eric Ruska (763) 258-3445 or Sara Grant (763) 442-7259 or tournamentchair@omgha.com or visit www.omgha.com 7-9 Moorhead, MN: Spud Shootout, Squirt A; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 7-9 Mora, MN: Mustang Showdown; Girls 10U B; Contact Cristy Thomas (612) 390-5790 or morahockey@yahoo.com or visit www.mayrasports.com 7-9 New Hope, MN: 8th Annual New Hope Classic, PeeWee B2, Squirt B2 & Squirt C; Contact Susie Melynchuk at smelynchuk@comcast.net or visit www.armstrongcooperhockey.org 7-9 New Richmond, WI: Joe Swanda Memoria, Squirt B1 (WI A) & B2 (WI B); Contact Barry Cunningham (651) 283-0072 or tournaments@nryha.net or visit www.nryha.net 7-9 New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, MN: PeeWee B; Contact Alissa Griebel (507) 276-5612 or bagriebel12@ gmail.com or visit newulm.pucksystems2.com 7-9 Owatonna, MN: Girls 12U B, 10U A & 10U B; Contact Pat Cullen (507) 363-6594 or patcullen07@ gmail.com or visit www.owatonnahockey.com 7-9 Park Rapids, MN: Headwaters Cup, Bantam B; Contact Clayton Hoyt (218) 255-0773 or thehoyts@unitelc.com or visit www.prhockey.com 7-9 Plymouth, MN: Wayzata Fire on Ice, Squirt B2 & C; Contact tournaments@wayzatahockey.org or visit www.wayzatahockey.org 7-9 Red Wing, MN: Shiver River Showdown, PeeWee B; Contact Casey Tanner (651) 380-9511 or casey.tanner6@yahoo.com or visit www.redwingathleticassociation.org/RW-youth-hockey 7-9 Richmond, MN: PeeWee A & Squirt A; Contact riverlakestourneys@gmail.com or visit www.riverlakeshockey.com 7-9 Rochester, MN: Rochester Invitational, PeeWee B; Contact Rob Cothern at robertcothern@ yahoo.com or visit www.ryha.net 7-9 Roseau, MN: Neal Broten Squirt B Tournament; Contact Bill Lund (218) 689-0636 or visit www.roseauhockeyonline.com 7-9 Sartell, MN: Frozen 4x4 Half-Ice Tournament, Squirt A & B; Contact Jill Smith at Jill.Smith@SartellPediatrics.com or visit sartell.pucksystems2.com 7-9 Sauk Rapids, MN: Squirt B2; Contact Connie Pesta (320) 333-3860 or pestaconnie@gmail.com or visit www.saukrapidshockey.org

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August 16, 2018

7-9 Sheboygan, WI: PeeWee B & Squirt C; Contact Megan Schaalma (920) 296-3444 or hockeyvilletourneys@gmail.com or visit www.sheboyganlakershockey.com 7-9 Silver Bay, MN: PeeWee B2; Contact Mike Guzzo (218) 226-4214 or silverbayarena@hotmail.com or visit www.silverbayhockey.com 7-9 Sioux Falls, SD: Squirt B/B1 (SD A) & Squirt B2/C (SD B); Contact Brian Dozark (605) 2204032 or brian.dozark@sfflyers.com or visit www.siouxfallsflyers.com 7-9 Siren, WI: Junior Gold, WAHA HS B/C; Contact Michelle Nutter at michelle@ northernwisconsintitlesearch.com or visit www.burnettyouthhockey.com 7-9 Somerset, WI: PeeWee B1 (WI A) & Peewee C (WI B); Contact Jim Urquhart (763) 218-1385 or jurq121@icloud.com or visit www.somersethockey.com 7-9 Superior, WI: Bantam A; Contact Steve Nelson at steve@sahahockey.com or visit www.sahahockey.com 7-9 Thief River Falls, MN: PeeWee A; Contact Rick Nordhagen (218) 289-2408 or rntrfaha@mncable.net or visit www.trfaha.org 7-9 Willmar, MN: Bantam B1 & B2; Contact Nick Pederson (763) 913-7657 or nicholaspederson21@ gmail.com or visit www.willmarhockey.com 7-9 Winona, MN: Squirt A & B; Contact Ditlev Larsen at dlarsen@winona.edu or visit www.winona.pucksystems2.com 8-9 Fergus Falls, MN: Squirt A; Contact Darren Krein (701) 640-6980 or d3krein@gmail.com or visit www.fergusfallshockey.pucksystems.com 8-9 Hermantown, MN: Squirt B; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 8-9 Mason City, IA: Mite Jamboree, Mite A/B; Contact Jennifer Pearce at jpearce1206@gmail.com or visit www.mcmohawkhockey.com 8-9 Mitchell, SD: Candy Cup Classic, Squirt A & B; Contact Ryan Mitchell at ryan@mitchelltelecom.net or visit www.mitchellmarlins.com 8-9 Moose Lake, MN: Girls 12U B; Contact Heidi Oswald (218) 565-2488 or heidi3258@gmail.com or visit www.mlaharebels.com 8-9 River Falls, WI: Mites Holiday Extravaganza; Contact Marissa Feely (651) 983-6350 or rfhockeytourney@gmail.com or visit riverfalls.pucksystems.com 9 Walker, MN: City on the Bay Mini/Mite Jamboree; Contact Nate Gustafson at nwgustaf@hotmail.com or visit www.walkeryouthhockey.com 12-14 Des Moines, Iowa: The MITES Before Christmas Tournament; Contact Travis Hamilton (515) 250-7583 or mrhockey22@hotmail.com or visit www.dmyha.com 13-16 Anoka, MN: Anoka-Rogers Girls Classic, Girls 10U A, 10U B, 12U A & 12U B; Contact Kristine Wippich at anokatournaments@gmail.com or visit www.anoka.pucksystems2.com 13-16 Eden Prairie, MN: Prairie Shootout, Squirt A & B1; Contact Shelly Heggestad at tournaments@ ephockey.com or visit www.ephockey.com 13-16 New Richmond, WI: Ryan Olson Memoria, PeeWee A & B1 (WI B); Contact Barry Cunningham (651) 283-0072 or tournaments@nryha.net or visit www.nryha.net 13-16 White Bear Lake, MN: Girls 10U A, 10U B, 12U A & 12U B; Contact Emily St. Martin at tournaments@ wblhockey.com or visit www.wblhockey.com 14-15 Richmond, MN: Girls 10U; Contact riverlakestourneys@gmail.com or visit www.riverlakeshockey.com 14-16 Albert Lea, MN: PeeWee A & B; Contact alyhatournamentdirector@gmail.com or visit www.albertlea.pucksystems2.com

Tournament Calendar 14-16 Alexandria, MN: Big Ole Hockey Tournament, PeeWee B; Contact Mike Peterson (320) 7601960 or mikepeterson1509@gmail.com or visit www.alexhockey.org 14-16 Apple Valley, MN: Squirt A; Contact Kyle Cloutier (952) 334-8278 or tournament.director@ applevalleyhockey.com or visit applevalleyhockey.com 14-16 Austin, MN: Squirt A, B & C; Contact Dave Lagerstedt (507) 438-2256 or tournamentdirectorayh@ gmail.com or visit www.austin.puckststems2.com 14-16 Baldwin, WI: Rose Schultz Memorial, Girls 12U & 10U; Contact Jon Zevenbergen (651) 271-2400 or tournamentdirector@baldwinhockey.org or visit baldwin.pucksystems2.com 14-16 Bemidji, MN: Squirt C; Contact Jeff Loewe (218) 760-3228 or bemidjihockeytourney@gmail.com or visit www.bemidjiyouthhockey.org 14-16 Brainerd, MN: Squirt A; Contact (218) 8512244 or visit www.brainerdhockey.com 14-16 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, PeeWee B2; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 14-16 Brookings, SD: Junior Gold B; Contact Jessica Bingham (605) 690-4270 or tournamentdirector@ brookingsrangers.com or visit brookingsrangers.com 14-16 Buffalo, MN: Buffalo Stampede Tournament, Bantam A/AA & B; Contact Jennifer Sabetti (612) 7087701 or tournaments@buffalohockey.net or visit www.buffalo.pucksystems2.com 14-16 Coleraine, MN: Dean Rajala Memorial, PeeWee A; Contact Rebecca Walker (218) 360-0157 or nwlamb@yahoo.com or visit www.gahamn.org 14-16 Coon Rapids, MN: Cardinal Clash, PeeWee B2 & Squirt C; Contact Steve Ellenson (763) 464-0690 or sponsorcryha@gmail.com or visit www.coonrapidshockey.com/2018-19clash 14-16 Cottage Grove, MN: Mite Jamboree, Mite Tier 2 & 3; Contact Andrew Berling at mitedirector@ cghockey.com or visit www.cghockey.com 14-16 Crookston, MN: PeeWee A; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com 14-16 Detroit Lakes, MN: PeeWee A; Contact Britt Moore (218) 234-5763 or bwestrum20@gmail.com or visit www.dlyouthhockey.com 14-16 Duluth, MN: Lake Superior Classic, Bantam A, PeeWee A; Contact Brandee Lian (218) 213-1958 or deyhchockey@gmail or com or visit www.duluthhockey.com 14-16 Faribault, MN: Girls 15U A; Contact Pat Nesburg at fhatournaments@gmail.com or visit www.faribaulthockey.com 14-16 Grand Rapids, MN: PeeWee AA; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 14-16 Hibbing, MN: PeeWee B; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 14-16 Hudson, WI: Raider Classic, Squirt A, B & C; Contact Bob Mueller (715) 716-0606 or bobmhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.hudsonhockey.com 14-16 Hutchinson, MN: Girls 12U B & 10U B; Contact Caleb Paulson (320) 292-4512 or caleb.m.paulson@wellsfargo.com or visit www.hutchhockey.com 14-16 Moorhead, MN: Potato Classic, Bantam B; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 14-16 Mora, MN: Mustang Showdown; Girls 12U A & 12U B; Contact Cristy Thomas (612) 390-5790 or morahockey@yahoo.com or visit www.mayrasports.com 14-16 Northfield, MN: Jesse James Showdown, Girls 10U B; Contact tournamentdirector@ northfieldhockey.net or visit www.northfieldhockey.net 14-16 Owatonna, MN: Bantam A & PeeWee A; Contact Pat Cullen (507) 363-6594 or patcullen07@ gmail.com or visit www.owatonnahockey.com

14-16 Proctor, MN: Squirt B; Contact Jason Seguin (218) 730-7139 or pahatournamentdirector@gmail.com or visit www.proctorhockey.com 14-16 Rochester, MN: Rochester Invitational, Squirt B; Contact Rob Cothern at robertcothern@yahoo.com or visit www.ryha.net 14-16 Roseau, MN: Paul Broten PeeWee A Tournament; Contact Bill Lund (218) 689-0636 or visit www.roseauhockeyonline.com 14-16 Shakopee, MN: Saber Paw Classic, Bantam B2, PeeWee B2; Contact Jason Young (952) 2929228 or SYHAYoung@gmail.com or visit www.shakopeehockey.com 14-16 Superior, WI: Girls 15U, 14U, 12U B & 10U B; Contact Steve Nelson at steve@ sahahockey.com or visit www.sahahockey.com 14-16 Walker, MN: City on the Bay Tournament, Squirt B2; Contact Mitch Loomis at loomis@shoresofleechlake.com or visit www.walkeryouthhockey.com 15 La Crescent, MN: Mite Jamboree; Visit www.lacrescenthockey.com 15 Somerset, WI: Mite Jamboree; Contact Dan Gilkerson (715) 222-2448 or dgilkerson@ somersethockey.com or visit www.somersethockey.com 15-16 Fergus Falls, MN: PeeWee A; Contact Darren Krein (701) 640-6980 or d3krein@gmail.com or visit www.fergusfallshockey.pucksystems.com 15-16 Hermantown, MN: Squirt A; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 15-16 Moose Lake, MN: Girls 10U B; Contact Heidi Oswald (218) 565-2488 or heidi3258@gmail.com or visit www.mlaharebels.com 21-23 Grand Rapids, MN: Girls 15U; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 21-23 Warroad, MN: Bantam A & B; Contact Robin Marvin (218) 452-0185 or visit www.visitwarroad.com 26-28 Blaine, MN: Schwan Cup Girls, Varsity & JV; Contact Kristi King (763) 785-5649 or kking@superrink.org or visit www.nscsports.org/ schwancup 27-29 Bloomington, MN: PeeWee Showdown, PeeWee A, B1, B2 & C; Contact bahatourneys@ gmail.com or visit www.bloomingtonhockey.com 27-30 Cambridge, ON: 52nd Annual Hespeler Olympics Hockey Tournament; Novice/Mites, Minor Atom/Squirt Minor, Atom/Squirt, Minor PeeWee, PeeWee, Minor Bantam, Bantam, Minor Midget, Midget, Juvenile, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18; Contact (877) 702-5701 or info@weekendhockey.com or visit www.weekendhockey.com 27-30 Various Michigan cities: OneHockey World Hockey Invite, 58 Divisions from House to AAA, Mites to U18, Boys & Girls; Contact (888) 784-6444 x1000 or info@onehockey.com or visit www.onehockey.com 27-31 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, Squirt C; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 27-1 Edina, MN: 50th Annual Tradition Invitational Tournament, Bantam AA, A & B1, PeeWee AA, A & B1; Contact Pete Waggoner (952) 769-6513 or pete@sportscontentmanagement.com or visit www.edinatourney.com 28-30 Bemidji, MN: Paul Bunyan International Hockey Tournament, PeeWee A/AA; Contact Jeff Loewe (218) 760-3228 or bemidjihockeytourney@gmail.com or visit www.bemidjiyouthhockey.org 28-30 Brookings, SD: Squirt B; Contact Jessica Bingham (605) 690-4270 or tournamentdirector@brookingsrangers.com or visit www.brookingsrangers.com 28-30 Cottage Grove, MN: Year End Bash, Bantam C, PeeWee C; Contact Shawna Munger (651) 2350235 or tournaments@cghockey.com or visit www.cghockey.com

www.letsplayhockey.com 28-30 Duluth, MN: Duluth Cold Steel on Ice, Bantam B2; Contact Brandee Lian (218) 213-1958 or deyhchockey@gmail or com or visit www.duluthhockey.com 28-30 Eagan, MN: Carter S. Weber Memorial Cup, Bantam B1, PeeWee B1; Contact Mike Jellen (651) 338-4422 or Mindy Rutzick (612) 987-4933 or ehatourney@gmail.com or visit www.eaganhockey.com 28-30 Elk River, MN: Jon Twaddle Memorial Tournament, Bantam B1 & PeeWee B1; Contact Kurt Remick at eryhatournaments@hotmail.com or visit www.elkriverhockey.org 28-30 Grand Forks, ND: PeeWee B2; Contact Jessie Close (701) 787-0316 or jclose.gfyouthhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.grandforksyouthhockey.com 28-30 Grand Rapids, MN: Bantam A; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 28-30 Hermantown, MN: Girls 12U B; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 28-30 Maple Grove/Osseo/Brooklyn Park, MN: Squirt Extravaganza, Squirt A, B, B2 & C; Contact Eric Ruska (763) 258-3445 or Sara Grant (763) 442-7259 or tournamentchair@omgha.com or visit www.omgha.com 28-30 Moorhead, MN: Golden Potato, Junior Gold B; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 28-30 Sioux Falls, SD: Bantam B/B1 (SD A), & Bantam B2/C (SD B); Contact Brian Dozark (605) 2204032 or brian.dozark@sfflyers.com or visit www.siouxfallsflyers.com 28-30 Superior, WI: Junior Gold B; Contact Steve Nelson at steve@sahahockey.com or visit www.sahahockey.com 28-30 Waseca, MN: Bantam A; Contact Shelly Kuster (507) 461-7657 or estelaraeh@gmail.com or visit www.wasecahockey.org 28-30 Waseca, MN: Mite 3 & Girls 8U; Contact Shelly Kuster (507) 461-7657 or estelaraeh@gmail.com or visit www.wasecahockey.org 29 Apple Valley, MN: South of the River Showdown, Mites; Contact Kyle Cloutier (952) 334-8278 or tournament.director@applevalleyhockey.com or visit www.applevalleyhockey.com 29-1 Blaine, MN: Schwan Cup Boys, Varsity & JV; Contact Pete Carlson (763) 717-3881 or pcarlson@superrink.org or visit www.nscsports.org/ schwancup 29-1 Des Moines, IA: JT’s SlapShot’s New Year’s Puck Drop, Squirt A & B; Contact Ryan Ehrhardt (515) 306-4600 or ryan@slapshothockeyshop.com or visit www.slapshothockeyshop.com

JANUARY 2019 3-6 Anoka, MN: PeeWee A-AA, B1 & B2; Contact Kristine Wippich at anokatournaments@gmail.com or visit www.anoka.pucksystems2.com 3-6 Blaine, MN: Super Rink Spectacular, Girls 15U A, 12U A, 12U B, 10U A & 10U B; Visit www.mvihockey.org 3-6 Eden Prairie, MN: Border Battle, Junior Gold B; Contact Shelly Heggestad at tournaments@ ephockey.com or visit www.ephockey.com 3-6 Fargo, ND: SCHEELS Girls International, 10U A, 10U B, 12U A, 12U B; Contact Sommer Lockhart (701) 235-4300 or sommerl@fargohockey.org or visit www.fargohockey.org 4-5 Fergus Falls, MN: Squirt B & C; Contact Darren Krein (701) 640-6980 or d3krein@gmail.com or visit www.fergusfallshockey.pucksystems.com


www.letsplayhockey.com 4-6 Alexandria, MN: Big Ole Hockey Tournament, Bantam B & Bantam B2; Contact Mike Peterson (320) 760-1960 or mikepeterson1509@ gmail.com or visit www.alexhockey.org 4-6 Baldwin, WI: Bantam B1 (WI 2A/3A) & Bantam C (WI 2B/3B); Contact Michelle Stevens (507) 272-1212 or tournamentdirector@baldwinhockey.org or visit baldwin.pucksystems2.com 4-6 Bemidji, MN: Girls 12U A & 10U A; Contact Jeff Loewe (218) 760-3228 or bemidjihockeytourney@ gmail.com or visit www.bemidjiyouthhockey.org 4-6 Brainerd, MN: PeeWee B1 & B2; Contact (218) 851-2244 or visit www.brainerdhockey.com 4-6 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, PeeWee C; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 4-6 Coleraine, MN: Buzz Guyer Memorial, Bantam A; Contact Rebecca Walker (218) 360-0157 or nwlamb@yahoo.com or visit www.gahamn.org 4-6 Crookston, MN: Girls 12U A; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com 4-6 Detroit Lakes, MN: PeeWee B; Contact Britt Moore (218) 234-5763 or bwestrum20@gmail.com or visit www.dlyouthhockey.com 4-6 Grand Forks, ND: Bantam B & PeeWee B; Contact Jessie Close (701) 787-0316 or jclose.gfyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.grandforksyouthhockey.com 4-6 Grand Rapids, MN: Bantam B; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 4-6 Hastings, MN: The Big Chill, Bantam A/AA & B; Contact tournaments@hastingshockey.com or visit www.hastingshockey.com 4-6 Hermantown, MN: PeeWee B2; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 4-6 Hibbing, MN: PeeWee A; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 4-6 Hudson, WI: Raider Classic, PeeWee A & B2; Contact Bob Mueller (715) 716-0606 or bobmhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hudsonhockey.com 4-6 Hutchinson, MN: Squirt A, B & C; Contact Caleb Paulson (320) 292-4512 or caleb.m.paulson@ wellsfargo.com or visit www.hutchhockey.com 4-6 Lakeville, MN: Squirt Showdown, Squirt B; Contact Brian Peterson (612) 708-0336 or tournamentdirector@lakevillehockey.org or visit www.lakevillehockey.org 4-6 Moorhead, MN: Sweet Potato, Girls 15U; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 4-6 New Richmond, WI: Tiger Winter Classic, PeeWee C, Squirt C; Contact Barry Cunningham (651) 283-0072 or tournaments@nryha.net or visit www.nryha.net 4-6 New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, MN: Squirt C; Contact Alissa Griebel (507) 276-5612 or bagriebel12@ gmail.com or visit newulm.pucksystems2.com 4-6 Owatonna, MN: Bantam B & PeeWee B; Contact Pat Cullen (507) 363-6594 or patcullen07@ gmail.com or visit www.owatonnahockey.com 4-6 Plymouth, MN: Wayzata Freeze, Squirt B1 & B2; Contact tournaments@wayzatahockey.org or visit www.wayzatahockey.org 4-6 Red Wing, MN: Shiver River Showdown, Girls 12U B; Contact Casey Tanner (651) 380-9511 or casey.tanner6@yahoo.com or visit www.redwingathleticassociation.org/RW-youth-hockey 4-6 Redwood Falls, MN: Mite Jamboree; Contact Jessica Schmidt (320) 296-4948 or rahatournaments@ gmail.com or visit www.redwoodareahockey.com 4-6 Richmond, MN: Girls 12U B; Contact riverlakestourneys@gmail.com or visit www.riverlakeshockey.com

Tournament Calendar 4-6 Roseau, MN: Stan Ostby Bantam A-AA Tournament; Contact Bill Lund (218) 689-0636 or visit www.roseauhockeyonline.com 4-6 Silver Bay, MN: Girls 12U B; Contact Mike Guzzo (218) 226-4214 or silverbayarena@hotmail.com or visit www.silverbayhockey.com 4-6 Siren, WI: Squirt C (WI 3B/4A); Contact Michelle Nutter at michelle@ northernwisconsintitlesearch.com or visit www.burnettyouthhockey.com 4-6 Spirit Lake, IA: Sticks and Slides, Bantam B; Contact Brandi Danielson (712) 330-7110 or brandid@whatakitchen.com or visit www.bojibayice.com 4-6 Spring Lake Park, MN: 36th Annual Panther Classic, Squirt A & B; Contact Michelle Rice at ricemichelle88@gmail.com or visit www.slpyha.org 4-6 St. Paul, MN: St. Paul Ice Breaker Tournament, Squirt B & C; Visit www.stpaulcapitalshockey.com 4-6 Superior, WI: PeeWee A & Squirt A; Contact Steve Nelson at steve@sahahockey.com or visit www.sahahockey.com 4-6 Thief River Falls, MN: Bantam B; Contact Rick Nordhagen (218) 289-2408 or rntrfaha@mncable.net or visit www.trfaha.org 4-6 Walker, MN: City on the Bay Tournament, Squirt C; Contact Mitch Loomis at loomis@shoresofleechlake.com or visit www.walkeryouthhockey.com 4-6 Waseca, MN: PeeWee A & B; Contact Shelly Kuster (507) 461-7657 or estelaraeh@gmail.com or visit www.wasecahockey.org 5-6 Mitchell, SD: Candy Cup Classic, Mite A & B; Contact Ryan Mitchell at ryan@mitchelltelecom.net or visit www.mitchellmarlins.com 5-6 Monticello, MN: Wild Moose Jamboree, Mite A/B/C; Contact Sean Lawrance at krazykustoms49@ gmail.com or visit www.mooseyouthhockey.com 5-6 Moose Lake, MN: Mite 1 Jamboree (crossice); Contact Heidi Oswald (218) 565-2488 or heidi3258@gmail.com or visit www.mlaharebels.com 5-6 Moose Lake, MN: Mite 2 Jamboree (full ice); Contact Heidi Oswald (218) 565-2488 or heidi3258@gmail.com or visit www.mlaharebels.com 10-12 Walker, MN: Leech Lake Rumble on Ice; PeeWee C; Contact Jim Archibald at jim@ leisurehotel.com or visit www.rumbleonice.com 10-13 New Richmond, WI: Kittel/Parin POW/MIA Memorial, Bantam A & C (WI B); Contact Barry Cunningham (651) 283-0072 or tournaments@nryha.net or visit www.nryha.net 10-13 Shakopee, MN: Saber Paw Classic, Girls 15U B & 12U B; Contact Jason Young (952) 292-9228 or SYHAYoung@gmail.com or visit www.shakopeehockey.com 10-19 Edina, MN: 42nd Annual John E. Reimann Tournament, Junior Gold B & U16; Contact Pete Waggoner (952) 769-6513 or pete@ sportscontentmanagement.com or visit www.edinatourney.com 11-13 Albert Lea, MN: Girls 12U A & 10U B; Contact alyhatournamentdirector@gmail.com or visit www.albertlea.pucksystems2.com 11-13 Alexandria, MN: Big Ole Hockey Tournament, Girls 12U A & 12U B; Contact Mike Peterson (320) 760-1960 or mikepeterson1509@gmail.com or visit www.alexhockey.org 11-13 Bemidji, MN: PeeWee B1; Contact Jeff Loewe (218) 760-3228 or bemidjihockeytourney@ gmail.com or visit www.bemidjiyouthhockey.org 11-13 Bloomington, MN: Spartan Squirt Classic, Squirt A, B & C; Contact bahatourneys@gmail.com or visit www.bloomingtonhockey.com 11-13 Brainerd, MN: Girls 12U A; Contact (218) 851-2244 or visit www.brainerdhockey.com 11-13 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, Squirt B; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com

11-13 Brookings, SD: Mite A & B; Contact Jessica Bingham (605) 690-4270 or tournamentdirector@ brookingsrangers.com or visit brookingsrangers.com 11-13 Coon Rapids, MN: Cardinal Clash, Bantam B2; Contact Steve Ellenson (763) 464-0690 or sponsorcryha@gmail.com or visit www.coonrapidshockey.com/2018-19clash 11-13 Cottage Grove, MN: Skating with the Wolves, Girls 12U B & 10U B; Contact Shawna Munger (651) 235-0235 or tournaments@cghockey.com or visit www.cghockey.com 11-13 Crookston, MN: Bantam B; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com 11-13 Duluth, MN: DAHA Mid-Winter Classic, Bantam C, PeeWee C; Contact Jason Watt (218) 7288000 or jason@duluthhockey.com or visit www.duluthhockey.com 11-13 Fargo, ND: Buffalo Wild Wings Woodchipper Classic, PeeWee B1, PeeWee B/C; Contact Sommer Lockhart (701) 235-4300 or sommerl@fargohockey.org or visit www.fargohockey.org 11-13 Faribault, MN: PeeWee A & B; Contact Pat Nesburg at fhatournaments@gmail.com or visit www.faribaulthockey.com 11-13 Grand Rapids, MN: Squirt A; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 11-13 Hermantown, MN: Bantam B2; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 11-13 Hibbing, MN: Bantam A; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 11-413 Inver Grove Heights, MN: Girls 10U A & B; Contact Jen Kurowski (651) 206-7547 or ighhagirlstourney@gmail.com or visit ighhockey.sportngin.com 11-13 La Crescent, MN: Bantam B; Visit www.lacrescenthockey.com 11-13 Little Falls, MN: PeeWee A & B2; Contact Kari Houle (320) 282-1434 or kari.anne.houle@gmail.com or visit www.littlefallsyha.pucksystems.com 11-13 Luverne, MN: Blazing Blades Tournament, PeeWee A/B; Contact Eric Edstrom (507) 380-1002 or ericedstrom@hotmail.com or visit www.luvernehockey.com 11-13 Mason City, IA: Collins Tournament, PeeWee/Squirt; Contact Jennifer Pearce at jpearce1206@ gmail.com or visit www.mcmohawkhockey.com 11-13 Moorhead, MN: Fried Potato, PeeWee A; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 11-13 New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, MN: Squirt A; Contact Alissa Griebel (507) 276-5612 or bagriebel12@gmail.com or visit newulm.pucksystems2.com 11-13 Northfield, MN: Jesse James Showdown, Squirt C; Contact tournamentdirector@ northfieldhockey.net or visit www.northfieldhockey.net 11-13 Proctor, MN: PeeWee B2; Contact Jason Seguin (218) 730-7139 or pahatournamentdirector@ gmail.com or visit www.proctorhockey.com 11-13 Redwood Falls, MN: Girls 12U B; Contact Jessica Schmidt (320) 296-4948 or rahatournaments@ gmail.com or visit www.redwoodareahockey.com 11-13 Richmond, MN: Squirt C; Contact riverlakestourneys@gmail.com or visit www.riverlakeshockey.com 11-13 River Falls, WI: Pony Tail Classic, Girls 10U A (WI)/10U B (MN), 12U A (WI)/12U B (MN); Contact Marissa Feely (651) 983-6350 or rfhockeytourney@gmail.com or visit riverfalls.pucksystems.com 11-13 Rochester, MN: Rochester Invitational, Bantam AA; Contact Rob Cothern at robertcothern@ yahoo.com or visit www.ryha.net

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11-13 Rogers, MN: Bardown Classic, PeeWee A/ AA; Contact Jeanette Rodgers (612) 296-3957 or reichertjn@yahoo.com or visit www.rogershockey.com 11-13 Roseau, MN: Dave Wensloff Squirt A Tournament; Contact Bill Lund (218) 689-0636 or visit www.roseauhockeyonline.com 11-13 Sauk Rapids, MN: PeeWee B2; Contact Connie Pesta (320) 333-3860 or pestaconnie@gmail.com or visit www.saukrapidshockey.org 11-13 Sheboygan, WI: PeeWee C & Squirt B; Contact Megan Schaalma (920) 296-3444 or hockeyvilletourneys@gmail.com or visit www.sheboyganlakershockey.com 11-13 Siren, WI: PeeWee C (WI 3B/4A); Contact Michelle Nutter at michelle@ northernwisconsintitlesearch.com or visit www.burnettyouthhockey.com 11-13 Somerset, WI: Squirt B1 (WI A) & Squirt C (WI B); Contact Jim Urquhart (763) 218-1385 or jurq121@icloud.com or visit www.somersethockey.com 11-13 Superior, WI: PeeWee B; Contact Steve Nelson at steve@sahahockey.com or visit www.sahahockey.com 11-13 Thief River Falls, MN: Girls 10U A; Contact Rick Nordhagen (218) 289-2408 or rntrfaha@mncable.net or visit www.trfaha.org 12-13 Brookings, SD: Termite; Contact Jessica Bingham (605) 690-4270 or tournamentdirector@ brookingsrangers.com or visit brookingsrangers.com 12-13 Fergus Falls, MN: Bantam B; Contact Darren Krein (701) 640-6980 or d3krein@gmail.com or visit www.fergusfallshockey.pucksystems.com 12-13 Moose Lake, MN: Bantam B; Contact Heidi Oswald (218) 565-2488 or heidi3258@gmail.com or visit www.mlaharebels.com 12-13 White Bear Lake, MN: Winter Blast Outdoor Mite Jamboree, Mites 3/4; Contact Brian Girffin at mitecoord@wblhockey.com or visit www.wblhockey.com 17-20 Eden Prairie, MN: Winter Classic, Bantam A & B2; Contact Shelly Heggestad at tournaments@ ephockey.com or visit www.ephockey.com 17-20 White Bear Lake, MN: Junior Gold A & B; Contact Emily St. Martin at tournaments@ wblhockey.com or visit www.wblhockey.com 17-21 Anoka, MN: Bantam A-AA, B1 & B2; Contact Kristine Wippich at anokatournaments@gmail.com or visit www.anoka.pucksystems2.com 18-19 Cottage Grove, MN: Mite Jamboree, Mite Tier 1, Girls 6U; Contact Andrew Berling at mitedirector@ cghockey.com or visit www.cghockey.com 18-20 Albert Lea, MN: Squirt A & B; Contact alyhatournamentdirector@gmail.com or visit www.albertlea.pucksystems2.com 18-20 Alexandria, MN: Big Ole Hockey Tournament, Bantam AA/A & PeeWee AA/A; Contact Mike Peterson (320) 760-1960 or mikepeterson1509@ gmail.com or visit www.alexhockey.org 18-20 Apple Valley, MN: Play for Patrick Bantam AA Tournament; Contact tournament.coordinator@ eastviewhockey.net or visit www.eastviewhockey.net 18-20 Brainerd, MN: Battle for the Hatchet, Squirt B; Contact (218) 851-2244 or visit www.brainerdhockey.com 18-20 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, Squirt C; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 18-20 Brookings, SD: Girls 14U B; Contact Jessica Bingham (605) 690-4270 or tournamentdirector@ brookingsrangers.com or visit brookingsrangers.com 18-20 Brooklyn Park, MN: January Pirate Classic, PeeWee B2 & C; Contact Joan Nelson at tournamentdirector@nmyha.com or visit www.nmyha.com

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18-20 Buffalo, MN: Buffalo Stampede Tournament, Junior Gold; Contact Jennifer Sabetti (612) 708-7701 or tournaments@buffalohockey.net or visit www.buffalo.pucksystems2.com 18-20 Crookston, MN: Girls 10U B; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com 18-20 Des Moines, IA: JT’s SlapShot’s Winter Freeze, PeeWee A & B; Contact Ryan Ehrhardt (515) 306-4600 or ryan@slapshothockeyshop.com or visit www.slapshothockeyshop.com 18-20 Detroit Lakes, MN: Squirt A/B; Contact Britt Moore (218) 234-5763 or bwestrum20@gmail.com or visit www.dlyouthhockey.com 18-20 Duluth, MN: Girls St. Luke’s Icebreaker Invitational, Girls 15U A, 12U A, 12U B, 10U A & 10U B; Contact Clarke Coole (218) 590-0703 or cooleclarke@ gmail.com or visit www.duluthgirlshockey.com 18-20 Duluth, MN: Portman Skate on the Edge, Squirt B; Visit www.duluthhockey.com 18-20 Fargo, ND: Buffalo Wild Wings Woodchipper Classic, Bantam B1, Bantam B/C; Contact Sommer Lockhart (701) 235-4300 or sommerl@fargohockey.org or visit www.fargohockey.org 18-20 Fergus Falls, MN: PeeWee B & B2; Contact Darren Krein (701) 640-6980 or d3krein@gmail.com or visit www.fergusfallshockey.pucksystems.com 18-20 Forest Lake, MN: Mite Jamboree; Contact Dave Clark at tournaments@flhockey.org or visit www.flhockey.org 18-20 Grand Forks, ND: Squirt A, B1 & B; Contact Jessie Close (701) 787-0316 or jclose.gfyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.grandforksyouthhockey.com 18-20 Grand Rapids, MN: Bantam AA; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 18-20 Hermantown, MN: Bantam A; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 18-20 Hibbing, MN: Bantam B; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 18-20 Lino Lakes, MN: Centennial Boys Chill Classic, Junior Gold 16U; Contact Kathy Gould (651) 2165768 or kgould.cyha@gmail.com or visit www.centennialhockey.org 18-20 Luverne, MN: Blazing Blades Tournament, Squirt A; Contact Eric Edstrom (507) 380-1002 or ericedstrom@hotmail.com or visit luvernehockey.com

Tournament Calendar 18-20 Mankato, MN: PeeWee C & Squirt A; Contact Kcarie Sing at kcarie.sing@gmail.com or visit www.mankatohockey.com 18-20 Maple Grove/Osseo/Brooklyn Park, MN: Winter Face-Off Classic, PeeWee A & B1; Contact Eric Ruska (763) 258-3445 or Sara Grant (763) 442-7259 or tournamentchair@omgha.com or visit www.omgha.com 18-20 Moorhead, MN: Bantam AA/A; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 18-20 Mora, MN: Mustang Showdown; Squirt B2; Contact Cristy Thomas (612) 390-5790 or morahockey@ yahoo.com or visit www.mayrasports.com 18-20 New Hope, MN: 5th Annual Knockdown at New Hope, Girls 12U A, 12U B & 10U B; Contact Susie Melynchuk at smelynchuk@comcast.net or visit www.armstrongcooperhockey.org 18-20 New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, MN: Squirt B; Contact Alissa Griebel (507) 276-5612 or bagriebel12@gmail.com or visit newulm.pucksystems2.com 18-20 Plymouth, MN: Wayzata Junior Gold A High School Invitational; Contact tournaments@ wayzatahockey.org or visit www.wayzatahockey.org 18-20 Proctor, MN: PeeWee A; Contact Jason Seguin (218) 730-7139 or pahatournamentdirector@ gmail.com or visit www.proctorhockey.com 18-20 Richmond, MN: Squirt B; Contact riverlakestourneys@gmail.com or visit www.riverlakeshockey.com 18-20 River Falls, WI: PeeWee A (WI)/PeeWee B2 (MN), PeeWee B (WI)/PeeWee C (MN); Contact Marissa Feely (651) 983-6350 or rfhockeytourney@gmail.com or visit riverfalls.pucksystems.com 18-20 Rochester, MN: Rochester Invitational, Bantam B1 & B2; Contact Rob Cothern at robertcothern@ yahoo.com or visit www.ryha.net 18-20 Roseau, MN: Dick Johnson PeeWee AA Tournament; Contact Bill Lund (218) 689-0636 or visit www.roseauhockeyonline.com 18-20 Sauk Rapids, MN: Bantam B2; Contact Connie Pesta (320) 333-3860 or pestaconnie@gmail.com or visit www.saukrapidshockey.org 18-20 Silver Bay, MN: PeeWee B2; Contact Mike Guzzo (218) 226-4214 or silverbayarena@hotmail.com or visit www.silverbayhockey.com 18-20 South St. Paul, MN: Cowtown Classic, PeeWee B2 & C; Contact Michael Ahern at sspyha.tournaments@gmail.com or visit www.sspyha.pucksystems2.com

18-20 St. Michael-Albertville, MN: Inaugural Luke Letellier Memorial Tournament, Bantam AA & Girls 15U; Contact stmatournaments@gmail.com or visit www.stma.pucksystems2.com 18-20 St. Paul, MN: St. Paul Heart Breaker Tournament, Girls 12U B, 10U A & 10U B; Visit www.stpaulcapitalshockey.com 18-20 Superior, WI: Bantam B; Contact Steve Nelson at steve@sahahockey.com or visit www.sahahockey.com 18-20 Waseca, MN: Squirt B; Contact Shelly Kuster (507) 461-7657 or estelaraeh@gmail.com or visit www.wasecahockey.org 18-20 Willmar, MN: Girls 12U B & 10U B; Contact Nick Pederson (763) 913-7657 or nicholaspederson21@gmail.com or visit www.willmarhockey.com 18-20 Winona, MN: Girls 12U B & 10U B; Contact Ditlev Larsen at dlarsen@winona.edu or visit www.winona.pucksystems2.com 18-21 Clearwater, FL: MLK Invitational Hockey Tournament; Squirt/Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget, U18; Contact (877) 702-5701 or info@weekendhockey.com or visit www.weekendhockey.com 19 Somerset, WI: Mite Jamboree; Contact Dan Gilkerson (715) 222-2448 or dgilkerson@ somersethockey.com or visit www.somersethockey.com 19-20 Baldwin, WI: Girls 15U/14U; Contact Jon Zevenbergen (651) 271-2400 or tournamentdirector@ baldwinhockey.org or visit baldwin.pucksystems2.com 19-20 White Bear Lake, MN: Winter Blast Outdoor Mite Jamboree, Mite 2; Contact Brian Girffin at mitecoord@wblhockey.com or visit www.wblhockey.com 23-27 Bloomington, MN: Girls Cupid Classic, Girls 15U, 12U & 10U; Contact bahatourneys@ gmail.com or visit www.bloomingtonhockey.com 23-27 White Bear Lake, MN: Bantam AA & PeeWee AA; Contact Emily St. Martin at tournaments@ wblhockey.com or visit www.wblhockey.com 24-27 Stillwater, MN: 16th Annual Skate for the Roses, Girls 15U A, 12U A, 12U B, 10U A & 10U B; Contact Cari McGlynn (952) 484-7252 or carimcglynn@ yahoo.com or visit www.stillwaterhockey.net 25-27 Alexandria, MN: Big Ole Hockey Tournament, Girls 15U A & 15U B; Contact Mike Peterson (320) 760-1960 or mikepeterson1509@gmail.com or visit www.alexhockey.org

www.letsplayhockey.com 25-27 Austin, MN: Tyler Brady Memorial Tournament; PeeWee A, B & C; Contact Dave Lagerstedt (507) 438-2256 or tournamentdirectorayh@gmail.com or visit www.austin.puckststems2.com 25-27 Bemidji, MN: Squirt B; Contact Jeff Loewe (218) 760-3228 or bemidjihockeytourney@gmail.com or visit www.bemidjiyouthhockey.org 25-27 Brainerd, MN: Girls 10U B1 & B2; Contact (218) 851-2244 or visit www.brainerdhockey.com 25-27 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, PeeWee A; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 25-27 Brookings, SD: Junior Gold A; Contact Jessica Bingham (605) 690-4270 or tournamentdirector@ brookingsrangers.com or visit brookingsrangers.com 25-27 Crookston, MN: PeeWee B; Contact Kristy Swanson (218) 470-0423 or crookstonhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com 25-27 Duluth, MN: Portman Skate on the Edge Tournament, Squirt B; Contact Gregg McCall (218) 3102674 or portmanhockey@gmail.com or visit www.duluthhockey.com 25-27 Elk River, MN: John McLaughlin Upper Midwest Championships, Bantam B2 & PeeWee B2; Contact Kurt Remick at eryhatournaments@hotmail.com or visit www.elkriverhockey.org 25-27 Fargo, ND: Buffalo Wild Wings Woodchipper Classic, Bantam A, PeeWee A; Contact Sommer Lockhart (701) 235-4300 or sommerl@fargohockey.org or visit www.fargohockey.org 25-27 Forest Lake, MN: Ranger Classic, Squirt B2 & C; Contact Dave Clark at tournaments@ flhockey.org or visit www.flhockey.org 25-27 Grand Forks, ND: Bantam B1; Contact Jessie Close (701) 787-0316 or jclose.gfyouthhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.grandforksyouthhockey.com 25-27 Grand Rapids, MN: Squirt B2; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 25-27 Hudson, WI: Raider Cup, Junior Gold B & 16U; Contact Bob Mueller (715) 716-0606 or bobmhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hudsonhockey.com 25-27 Hutchinson, MN: Bantam A & B; Contact Caleb Paulson (320) 292-4512 or caleb.m.paulson@ wellsfargo.com or visit www.hutchhockey.com 25-27 Inver Grove Heights, MN: Squirt B & C; Contact Jen Kurowski (651) 206-7547 or ighhatourney@ gmail.com or visit ighhockey.sportngin.com


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www.letsplayhockey.com 25-27 La Crescent, MN: Squirt B; Visit www.lacrescenthockey.com 25-27 Lakeville, MN: Panther Classic, PeeWee B2; Contact Brian Peterson (612) 708-0336 or tournamentdirector@lakevillehockey.org or visit www.lakevillehockey.org 25-27 Little Falls, MN: Bantam A & B; Contact Kari Houle (320) 282-1434 or kari.anne.houle@gmail.com or visit www.littlefallsyha.pucksystems.com 25-27 Minneapolis, MN: Winter Storm, Girls 12U B & 10U B; Contact Rebecca Lee (651) 338-4602 or beccastpaul@yahoo.com or visit www.mplshockey.com 25-27 Monticello, MN: Iceberg Classic, Squirt B1 & C, Contact Sean Lawrance at krazykustoms49@ gmail.com or visit www.mooseyouthhockey.com 25-27 Moorhead, MN: Tater Tot Classic, Squirt B; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 25-27 Mora, MN: Mustang Showdown; Squirt B2; Contact Cristy Thomas (612) 390-5790 or morahockey@ yahoo.com or visit www.mayrasports.com 25-27 New Richmond, WI: Cally Briggs Memoria, Girls 12U B & 10U B; Contact Barry Cunningham (651) 283-0072 or tournaments@nryha.net or visit www.nryha.net 25-27 New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, MN: Girls 10U B & 12U B; Contact Alissa Griebel (507) 276-5612 or bagriebel12@gmail.com or visit newulm.pucksystems2.com 25-27 Owatonna, MN: Squirt A, B & C; Contact Pat Cullen (507) 363-6594 or patcullen07@ gmail.com or visit www.owatonnahockey.com 25-27 Plymouth, MN: Wayzata Junior Gold Classic, Junior Gold B & 16U; Contact tournaments@ wayzatahockey.org or visit www.wayzatahockey.org 25-27 Proctor, MN: Bantam A; Contact Jason Seguin (218) 730-7139 or pahatournamentdirector@ gmail.com or visit www.proctorhockey.com 25-27 Red Wing, MN: Shiver River Showdown, Squirt B & C; Contact Casey Tanner (651) 380-9511 or casey.tanner6@yahoo.com or visit www.redwingathleticassociation.org/RW-youth-hockey 25-27 Redwood Falls, MN: Squirt A/B; Contact Jessica Schmidt (320) 296-4948 or rahatournaments@ gmail.com or visit www.redwoodareahockey.com 25-27 River Falls, WI: Blackcat Classic, Girls 14U; Contact Marissa Feely (651) 983-6350 or rfhockeytourney@gmail.com or visit riverfalls.pucksystems.com 25-27 Rochester, MN: Rochester Invitational, Girls 12U A, 12U B & 10U B; Contact Rob Cothern at robertcothern@yahoo.com or visit www.ryha.net 25-27 Roseau, MN: Jon Wensloff PeeWee B Tournament; Contact Bill Lund (218) 689-0636 or visit www.roseauhockeyonline.com 25-27 Silver Bay, MN: Bantam B2; Contact Mike Guzzo (218) 226-4214 or silverbayarena@hotmail.com or visit www.silverbayhockey.com 25-27 Sioux Falls, SD: PeeWee B/B1 (SD A) & PeeWee B2/C (SD B); Contact Brian Dozark (605) 2204032 or brian.dozark@sfflyers.com or visit www.siouxfallsflyers.com 25-27 St. Louis Park, MN: Bantam A/AA, B & C; Contact Carl Hoikka (763) 477-8934 or carlhoikka@me.com or visit www.slphockey.org 25-27 Thief River Falls, MN: PeeWee B; Contact Rick Nordhagen (218) 289-2408 or rntrfaha@mncable.net or visit www.trfaha.org 25-27 Walker, MN: City on the Bay Tournament, PeeWee B2; Contact Mitch Loomis at loomis@shoresofleechlake.com or visit www.walkeryouthhockey.com 25-27 Willmar, MN: PeeWee B1 & B2; Contact Nick Pederson (763) 913-7657 or nicholaspederson21@ gmail.com or visit www.willmarhockey.com 26-27 Fergus Falls, MN: Girls 12U A; Contact Darren Krein (701) 640-6980 or d3krein@gmail.com or visit www.fergusfallshockey.pucksystems.com 26-27 Hibbing, MN: Girls 8U/6U Jamboree; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments

26-27 Moose Lake, MN: PeeWee B; Contact Heidi Oswald (218) 565-2488 or heidi3258@gmail.com or visit www.mlaharebels.com 26-27 White Bear Lake, MN: Winter Blast Outdoor Mite Jamboree, Mite 1; Contact Brian Girffin at mitecoord@wblhockey.com or visit www.wblhockey.com 27 Winona, MN: Mite Jamboree; Contact Ditlev Larsen at dlarsen@winona.edu or visit www.winona.pucksystems2.com 31-1 White Bear Lake, MN: Squirt A & B1; Contact Emily St. Martin at tournaments@wblhockey.com or visit www.wblhockey.com

FEBRUARY 2019 1-2 Waseca, MN: Mites 1, 2 & 3; Contact Shelly Kuster (507) 461-7657 or estelaraeh@gmail.com or visit www.wasecahockey.org 1-3 Albert Lea, MN: Squirt C; Contact alyhatournamentdirector@gmail.com or visit www.albertlea.pucksystems2.com 1-3 Alexandria, MN: Big Ole Hockey Tournament, PeeWee B2 & Squirt A; Contact Mike Peterson (320) 760-1960 or mikepeterson1509@ gmail.com or visit www.alexhockey.org 1-3 Austin, MN: Bantam A & B; Contact Dave Lagerstedt (507) 438-2256 or tournamentdirectorayh@ gmail.com or visit www.austin.puckststems2.com 1-3 Bemidji, MN: PeeWee B2; Contact Jeff Loewe (218) 760-3228 or bemidjihockeytourney@ gmail.com or visit www.bemidjiyouthhockey.org 1-3 Brainerd, MN: Squirt B1 & B2; Contact (218) 851-2244 or visit www.brainerdhockey.com 1-3 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, PeeWee B1; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 1-3 Brookings, SD: Girls 19U A; Contact Jessica Bingham (605) 690-4270 or tournamentdirector@ brookingsrangers.com or visit brookingsrangers.com 1-3 Buffalo, MN: Buffalo Stampede Girls 3x3 Tournament; Contact Jennifer Sabetti (612) 708-7701 or tournaments@buffalohockey.net or visit www.buffalo.pucksystems2.com 1-3 Coleraine, MN: Bantam B; Contact Rebecca Walker (218) 360-0157 or nwlamb@yahoo.com or visit www.gahamn.org 1-3 Coon Rapids, MN: Cardinal Clash, PeeWee A & Squirt A; Contact Steve Ellenson (763) 464-0690 or sponsorcryha@gmail.com or visit www.coonrapidshockey.com/2018-19clash 1-3 Detroit Lakes, MN: Bantam A; Contact Britt Moore (218) 234-5763 or bwestrum20@gmail.com or visit www.dlyouthhockey.com 1-3 Duluth, MN: Zenith City Invitational, Bantam B2, PeeWee B2; Contact Dave Shea (218) 3431498 or shea@vikingelectric.com or visit www.duluthhockey.com 1-3 Fargo, ND: SCHEELS Girls International, 15U; Contact Sommer Lockhart (701) 235-4300 or sommerl@fargohockey.org or visit www.fargohockey.org 1-3 Faribault, MN: Squirt A & B; Contact Pat Nesburg at fhatournaments@gmail.com or visit www.faribaulthockey.com 1-3 Grand Forks, ND: Bantam A & PeeWee A (MN AA); Contact Jessie Close (701) 787-0316 or jclose.gfyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.grandforksyouthhockey.com 1-3 Grand Rapids, MN: Girls 10U B; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 1-3 Hastings, MN: The River Rumble, Bantam C & PeeWee C; Contact tournaments@ hastingshockey.com or visit www.hastingshockey.com

1-3 Hermantown, MN: PeeWee A; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 1-3 Little Falls, MN: Girls 12U A & B; Contact Kari Houle (320) 282-1434 or kari.anne.houle@gmail.com or visit www.littlefallsyha.pucksystems.com 1-3 Luverne, MN: Mite/Mini-Mite Jamboree; Contact Eric Edstrom (507) 380-1002 or ericedstrom@hotmail.com or visit www.luvernehockey.com 1-3 Mankato, MN: Squirt B2 & C; Contact Kcarie Sing at kcarie.sing@gmail.com or visit www.mankatohockey.com 1-3 Maple Grove/Osseo/Brooklyn Park, MN: Girls Cabin Fever Classic, Girls 10U A & B, 12U A & B; Contact Eric Ruska (763) 258-3445 or Sara Grant (763) 442-7259 or tournamentchair@omgha.com or visit www.omgha.com 1-3 Moorhead, MN: Curly Fry Classic, Girls 10U B; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 1-3 New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, MN: PeeWee A; Contact Alissa Griebel (507) 276-5612 or bagriebel12@ gmail.com or visit newulm.pucksystems2.com 1-3 Oakdale, MN: Tartan Cup, Bantam C, PeeWee C & Squirt C; Contact president@tayha.org or visit www.tayha.org 1-3 Owatonna, MN: Bantam C & PeeWee C; Contact Pat Cullen (507) 363-6594 or patcullen07@ gmail.com or visit www.owatonnahockey.com 1-3 Park Rapids, MN: Headwaters Cup, PeeWee B; Contact Bryan Hanson (218) 556-7034 or walleye488@gmail.com or visit www.prhockey.com 1-3 Proctor, MN: Bantam B; Contact Jason Seguin (218) 730-7139 or pahatournamentdirector@ gmail.com or visit www.proctorhockey.com 1-3 Roseau, MN: Girls 10U A; Contact Bill Lund (218) 689-0636 or visit www.roseauhockeyonline.com 1-3 Sartell, MN: Frozen 4x4 Half-Ice Tournament, Squirt C, Girls 10U; Contact Jill Smith at Jill.Smith@SartellPediatrics.com or visit sartell.pucksystems2.com 1-3 Silver Bay, MN: Girls 10U B; Contact Mike Guzzo (218) 226-4214 or silverbayarena@hotmail.com or visit www.silverbayhockey.com 1-3 Thief River Falls, MN: Squirt B; Contact Rick Nordhagen (218) 289-2408 or rntrfaha@mncable.net or visit www.trfaha.org 1-3 Walker, MN: Leech Lake Rumble on Ice; Squirt B2; Contact Jim Archibald at jim@leisurehotel.com or visit www.rumbleonice.com 1-3 Willmar, MN: Squirt B & C; Contact Nick Pederson (763) 913-7657 or nicholaspederson21@ gmail.com or visit www.willmarhockey.com 1-3 Winona, MN: PeeWee B; Contact Ditlev Larsen at dlarsen@winona.edu or visit www.winona.pucksystems2.com 2-3 Moose Lake, MN: Squirt B; Contact Heidi Oswald (218) 565-2488 or heidi3258@gmail.com or visit www.mlaharebels.com 7-10 Eden Prairie, MN: Prelude to the Playoffs, Girls 15U A & B; Contact Shelly Heggestad at tournaments@ephockey.com or visit www.ephockey.com 7-10 Edina, MN: 34th Annual Bob O’Connor Tournament, Squirt A, B & C, PeeWee B2 & C, Bantam B2 & C; Contact Pete Waggoner (952) 769-6513 or pete@sportscontentmanagement.com or visit www.edinatourney.com 7-10 Fargo, ND: Squirt International, Squirt B/C; Contact Sommer Lockhart (701) 235-4300 or sommerl@fargohockey.org or visit www.fargohockey.org 8-10 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, PeeWee C; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 8-10 Brookings, SD: Squirt A; Contact Jessica Bingham (605) 690-4270 or tournamentdirector@ brookingsrangers.com or visit brookingsrangers.com

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8-10 Detroit Lakes, MN: Girls 12U B; Contact Britt Moore (218) 234-5763 or bwestrum20@gmail.com or visit www.dlyouthhockey.com 8-10 Duluth, MN: Twin Ports Junior Gold Tournament, Junior Gold B; Contact Adam Rapp (218) 4280996 or arapp09@yahoo.com or Jason Watt (218) 7288000 or jason@duluthhockey.com or visit www.duluthhockey.com 8-10 Grand Forks, ND: PeeWee B; Contact Jessie Close (701) 787-0316 or jclose.gfyouthhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.grandforksyouthhockey.com 8-10 Hibbing, MN: Mite Jamboree, Half-Ice; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 8-10 Hibbing, MN: Mini-Mite Jamboree, CrossIce; Contact hibbingchisholmyouthhockey@gmail.com or visit www.hcyha.org/tournaments 8-10 Lakeville, MN: Cougar Classic, Bantam B2; Contact Brian Peterson (612) 708-0336 or tournamentdirector@lakevillehockey.org or visit www.lakevillehockey.org 8-10 Luverne, MN: Blazing Blades Tournament, Squirt B; Contact Eric Edstrom (507) 380-1002 or ericedstrom@hotmail.com or visit www.luvernehockey.com 8-10 Mason City, IA: J2K Tournament, Bantam/ PeeWee; Contact Jennifer Pearce at jpearce1206@ gmail.com or visit www.mcmohawkhockey.com 8-10 Moorhead, MN: Hot Potato, Girls 12U A; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 8-10 New Hope, MN: 31st Annual Knockdown at New Hope, Bantam A, PeeWee A & Squirt A; Contact Susie Melynchuk at smelynchuk@comcast.net or visit www.armstrongcooperhockey.org 8-10 New Ulm/Sleepy Eye, MN: Mite; Contact Alissa Griebel (507) 276-5612 or bagriebel12@gmail.com or visit newulm.pucksystems2.com 8-10 Proctor, MN: Squirt A; Contact Jason Seguin (218) 730-7139 or pahatournamentdirector@gmail.com or visit www.proctorhockey.com 8-10 River Falls, WI: Bantam B (WI)/Bantam C (MN); Contact Marissa Feely (651) 983-6350 or rfhockeytourney@gmail.com or visit riverfalls.pucksystems.com 8-10 Siren, WI: Bantam C (WI 3B/4A); Contact Michelle Nutter at michelle@ northernwisconsintitlesearch.com or visit www.burnettyouthhockey.com 8-10 Thief River Falls, MN: Squirt A; Contact Rick Nordhagen (218) 289-2408 or rntrfaha@mncable.net or visit www.trfaha.org 8-10 Warroad, MN: Squirt A & B; Contact Robin Marvin (218) 452-0185 or visit www.visitwarroad.com 8-10 Waseca, MN: Girls 12U B & 10U B; Contact Shelly Kuster (507) 461-7657 or estelaraeh@ gmail.com or visit www.wasecahockey.org 9-10 Coleraine, MN: “Misky” Memorial, Squirt B; Contact Rebecca Walker (218) 360-0157 or nwlamb@yahoo.com or visit www.gahamn.org 9-10 Hermantown, MN: Girls 10U B; Contact Amber Marion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 9-10 Hudson, WI: Raider Girls Half-Ice 8U Jamboree; Contact Bob Mueller (715) 716-0606 or bobmhockey@gmail.com or visit hudsonhockey.com 9-10 Silver Bay, MN: Squirt B; Contact Mike Guzzo (218) 226-4214 or silverbayarena@hotmail.com or visit www.silverbayhockey.com 14-17 Eden Prairie, MN: Prairie Madness, Bantam C, PeeWee C, Squirt C; Contact Shelly Heggestad at tournaments@ephockey.com or visit www.ephockey.com 14-17 Fargo, ND: Squirt International, Squirt B1; Contact Sommer Lockhart (701) 235-4300 or sommerl@fargohockey.org or visit www.fargohockey.org

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15-17 Baldwin, WI: Squirt B1 (WI 2A/3A) & Squirt C (WI 2B/3B); Contact Michelle Stevens (507) 2721212 or tournamentdirector@baldwinhockey.org or visit baldwin.pucksystems2.com 15-17 Breezy Point, MN: Breezy Point Ice Fest, Squirt B; Contact (218) 568-5678 or visit www.breezypointsports.com 15-17 Duluth, MN: Congdon Northern MN Blades of Steel, Squirt B; Contact Lynden Medlin (218) 3435030 or aemduluth@yahooo.com or visit www.duluthhockey.com 15-17 Grand Forks, ND: Bantam B; Contact Jessie Close (701) 787-0316 or jclose.gfyouthhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.grandforksyouthhockey.com 15-17 Hermantown, MN: Mite 1; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 15-17 La Crosse, WI: Chill Classic, PeeWee B; Contact Ryan Egan at regan@crchill.com or visit www.greenislandice.com/tournaments 15-17 Moorhead, MN: Mashup, PeeWee B2; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 15-17 River Falls, WI: Bantam A (WI)/Bantam B (MN); Contact Marissa Feely (651) 983-6350 or rfhockeytourney@gmail.com or visit riverfalls.pucksystems.com 15-17 Siren, WI: Girls 15U B (WI U14 A); Contact Michelle Nutter at michelle@ northernwisconsintitlesearch.com or visit www.burnettyouthhockey.com 15-17 Somerset, WI: Junior Gold B & 16U; Contact Jim Urquhart (763) 218-1385 or jurq121@icloud.com or visit www.somersethockey.com 15-17 Superior, WI: Squirt B; Contact Steve Nelson at steve@sahahockey.com or visit www.sahahockey.com 15-17 Winona, MN: PeeWee C & Squirt C; Contact Ditlev Larsen at dlarsen@winona.edu or visit www.winona.pucksystems2.com 16 Grand Rapids, MN: Mites; Contact Colleen Forrest at grhockey55744@yahoo.com or visit www.grhockey.com 16 New Richmond, WI: Mite Invitational; Contact Barry Cunningham (651) 283-0072 or tournaments@ nryha.net or visit www.nryha.net 16-17 Hudson, WI: Raider Classic, Bantam A; Contact Bob Mueller (715) 716-0606 or bobmhockey@ gmail.com or visit www.hudsonhockey.com

16-17 Red Wing, MN: Shiver River Mite Jamboree; Contact Casey Tanner (651) 380-9511 or casey.tanner6@yahoo.com or visit www.redwingathleticassociation.org/RW-youth-hockey 16-17 Sioux Falls, SD: Mite Falls Freeze Tournament, Mite A & B; Contact Brian Dozark (605) 220-4032 or brian.dozark@sfflyers.com or visit siouxfallsflyers.com 18 Blaine, MN: The Rush 3v3, Mite A, Mite B, Squirt A, Sauirt B, Girls 8U, Girls 10UA, Girls 10U B; Contact Kristi King (763) 785-5649 or kking@superrink.org or visit www.nscsports.org/therush3v3 21-21 Fargo, ND: Squirt International, Squirt A; Contact Sommer Lockhart (701) 235-4300 or sommerl@fargohockey.org or visit www.fargohockey.org 22-24 Baldwin, WI: PeeWee B1 (WI 2A/3A) & PeeWee C (WI 2B/3B); Contact Michelle Stevens (507) 272-1212 or tournamentdirector@baldwinhockey.org or visit baldwin.pucksystems2.com 22-24 Eden Prairie, MN: Prairie Meltdown, Girls 10U A & B; Contact Shelly Heggestad at tournaments@ ephockey.com or visit www.ephockey.com 22-24 Faribault, MN: Squirt C; Contact Pat Nesburg at fhatournaments@gmail.com or visit www.faribaulthockey.com 22-24 Hermantown, MN: Mite 2; Contact Amber Manion at hawkdome@isd700.org or visit www.hermantownhockey.com 22-24 La Crosse, WI: Chill Classic, Squirt B; Contact Ryan Egan at regan@crchill.com or visit www.greenislandice.com/tournaments 22-24 Moorhead, MN: Curly Fry Classic, Girls 10U A; Visit www.moorheadyouthhockey.com 22-24 Superior, WI: Mite 2; Contact Steve Nelson at steve@sahahockey.com or visit www.sahahockey.com 23-25 Fergus Falls, MN: Girls 8U; Contact Darren Krein (701) 640-6980 or d3krein@gmail.com or visit www.fergusfallshockey.pucksystems.com

MARCH 2019 5-7 Blaine, MN: Ironman Adult Tournament, Men’s B, C, CII & D; Contact Eric Besse (763) 7173210 or ebesse@superrink.org or visit www.nscsports.org/ironmanhockey

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8-10 Des Moines, IA: Sticking It To Canver MITEE-March Year End Tournament; Contact Travis Hamilton (515) 250-7583 or mrhockey22@hotmail.com or visit www.dmyha.com 8-10 Mankato, MN: Mite Jamboree; Contact Kcarie Sing at kcarie.sing@gmail.com or visit www.mankatohockey.com 8-10 Spirit Lake, IA: Sticks and Slides Girls Jamboree, 12U & 10U; Contact Brandi Danielson (712) 3307110 or brandid@whatakitchen.com or visit www.bojibayice.com 15-17 New Richmond, WI: Senior Men’s (no check); Contact Barry Cunningham (651) 283-0072 or tournaments@nryha.net or visit www.nryha.net 15-17 River Falls, WI: Mites 3/4 Shamrock Shootout; Contact Marissa Feely (651) 983-6350 or rfhockeytourney@gmail.com or visit riverfalls.pucksystems.com 23-25 River Falls, WI: Fat Boys (Old Timers); Contact Doug Black at ddblack@vector1776.com 29-31 Somerset, WI: Spartan Senior Men’s Tournament; Contact Dan Gilkerson (715) 222-2448 or dgilkerson@somersethockey.com or visit www.somersethockey.com

10-12 Blaine, MN: Walleye Chop, Men’s A, B, C, CII, D & Novice, Women’s A, B & C; Contact Eric Besse (763) 717-3210 or ebesse@superrink.org or visit www.nscsports.org/walleyechop 24-26 Duluth, MN: MN Female Elite Prospects Showcase, Girls 16U & U19; Contact Kevin Mudrak (218) 522-1375 or kmudrak@yahoo.com or visit www.mnfemalehockey.com

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6-7 La Crosse, WI: Chill Classic, Advanced Mites, 2010s only; Contact Ryan Egan at regan@crchill.com or visit www.greenislandice.com/tournaments 11-14 Twin Cities, MN: 10th Annual Border Battle AAA Tournament, 2004-2010, U16 & U18 Boys, U10U16 Girls; Contact Dan Gilkerson (715) 222-2448 or dgilkerson@nextlevelhockey.net 12-14 Blaine, MN: Stick It To Cancer, Women’s: A, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3 & College, YouthL 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 19U; Contact Kristi King (763) 785-5649 or kking@superrink.org or visit www.nscsports.org/stickit

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JULY 2019 19-21 Duluth, MN: 14th Annual Northern Exposure AAA Hockey Tournament, 2002/03-2010; Contact Kasey Yoder (651) 432-1840 or kaseyyoder@gmail.com or visit www.northernexposureaaahockey.com

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Minnesota Whitecaps join NWHL for 2018-19 Women’s professional league’s fifth team to play at St. Paul’s TRIA Rink

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On May 15, the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) announced the acquisition of the Minnesota Whitecaps to join the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and Metropolitan Riveters as the NWHL’s fifth team, and first expansion team. The Whitecaps will begin play in 2018-19, the fourth season since the league’s formation in 2015. “Minnesota is an essential part of women’s hockey in North America, NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan said. “When you consider all of the talented players in this area and the passion this community has for the game, the Whitecaps are going to be incredible on and off the ice. The women’s hockey players of Minnesota are among the best in the world at what they do and now they'll have an opportunity to play professionally. After all, the young girls of this state should be able to dream as big as their brothers. Having Minnesota in the NWHL expands our national footprint and grows our game in so many ways. This is a monumental step for the NWHL.” The Minnesota Whitecaps were born in 2004, when Jack Brodt and Dwayne Schmidgall raised $20,000 to buy an expansion franchise in the former NWHL. Brodt and Schmidgall founded the team so their daughters, Winny Brodt Brown and Jenny (Schmidgall) Potter, would have a place to play after college. Brown, 40, still plays for the Whitecaps as a co-captain. When the westernmost teams in that league decided to secede, the Whitecaps joined to form the Western Women’s Hockey League (WWHL). The Whitecaps played in the WWHL for seven seasons, win-

Minnesota Whitecaps co-captain Winny Brodt Brown has played for the team since its inception in 2004.

ning three championships to qualify to compete in the Clarkson Cup against teams from the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL). The Whitecaps captured their lone Clarkson Cup at the conclusion of the 200910 season. Since a failed merger between the WWHL and CWHL after the 2010-11 season, the Whitecaps have played an independent schedule, facing national teams, NCAA pro-

grams, Shattuck-St. Mary’s and current NWHL teams. Now the Whitecaps become the NWHL’s first expansion franchise and its only team west of New York. “This is an incredible moment for women’s hockey in Minnesota, and we’re truly excited to become a member club in the NWHL,” Brodt Brown said. “We are determined to have a women's professional team that the hockey fans of Minnesota

can be proud of. I’m looking forward to hitting the ice with my teammates and being able to play for the Isobel Cup!” The Whitecaps will play their debut NWHL season at TRIA Rink, the new, state-of-theart satellite arena of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. TRIA Rink was the site of the NWHL All-Star Game in February. Ronda Curtin Engelhardt and Jack Brodt will serve as co-head coaches, and will be joined by assistant coach Laura Slominski. The Whitecaps will open the 2018-19 season with a pair of games in St. Paul on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, against the defending Isobel Cup champion Metropolitan Riveters. The Whitecaps feature 2018 Team USA Olympic gold medalists Hannah Brandt, Kendall Coyne Schofield and Lee Stecklein, along with reigning NWHL Goaltender of the Year Amanda Leveille. Brandt, Stecklein and Leveille all starred at the University of Minnesota. Season tickets for the Whitecaps’ inaugural NWHL season are on sale now at NWHL.zone. Season tickets for the Whitecaps’ eight regular season games are just $150 for general admission seating. In addition, the NWHL is offering a Premier Package for $250 that guarantees fans centerice seats for all Whitecaps games at TRIA Rink during the season. Besides savings on tickets, Whitecaps season account holders receive front-of-theline access to enter games and to participate in the post-game autograph sessions with Whitecaps players after all home games; a private meet-and-greet event; and exclusive discounts on merchandise at the arena.

It’s about growing the game

New Whitecaps co-head coach Ronda Curtin Engelhardt has a passion for taking the women’s game to new heights

By Dave Schwartz Let’s Play Hockey

When the NWHL was ready to expand this spring, it made perfect sense to come to the place that is known as the State of Hockey, Minnesota. “The thought of Minnesota started our very first season,” NWHL commissioner Dani Rylan said. “And we finally got the pieces together and now is the right time going into our fourth year and having the Whitecaps already established in the market was incredibly important for us.” The Minnesota Whitecaps have been around since 2004, but have never been a part of the NWHL which before now was primarily an east coast league. Since 2011, when the Western Women’s Hockey League ceased operations, the Whitecaps have been a franchise without a league. It was a team where women could still play hockey, but not for any real pay or prize. Now with the NWHL, girls from the youth level to college will have professional female athletes to look up to and aspire to be like. “This gives hope to a lot of girls who are playing the game and their college career is coming to an end and trying to figure out what they’re gonna do,” said Winny Brodt Brown, Whitecaps defender. “Now they have a place to play and that’s going to increase their ability to get better.” No one knows the importance of having a place to play and how to make players better like Ronda Curtin Engelhardt. She has a part of the inaugural Whitecaps team after an outstanding four-year career at the University of Minnesota. She was named the newest NWHL team’s co-head coach on July 12. Joining her on the bench is Jack Brodt who co-founded the franchise and has been head coach or co-head coach since the team’s inception. Ronda was most recently the head girls’ hockey coach at Breck

Ronda Curtin Engelhardt was the Breck girls’ coach for the past five years, leading the Mustangs to the 2018 state title.

where she won a state title in 2018. The idea to become the head coach began a few months ago when she was actually toying with the idea of playing and coaching for the Whitecaps. “I love to compete and I am a crazy competitor,” Engelhardt said by phone. “But I think coaching is where I should go for my brain. I’ve had six concussions. I don’t know if I want to risk that again.” For Engelhardt, her competition off the ice is driven by an even bigger passion than scoring goals. It’s about growing the game. While winning and championships are a driving factor in what she’s doing, she wants to see the league and the game continue its fevered pace of popularity. “The opportunity to grow the game is very exciting to me and it’s something that I have always been passionate about. It just gives me that leverage to help in any way I can,” Engelhardt said. “It’s not so much the growth, that I want to see certain amounts of teams, at this point. I just want it to be good hockey and something that people

enjoy watching.” Engelhardt and the Brodt family go back a ways, actually. Both played hockey together growing up and were even neighbors. Ronda refers to Winny as another sister. Jack believes she’s set up to be a great head coach. “Ronda and Laura (Slominski, the team’s assistant coach) were great players for the Whitecaps in our very first season and I’m proud to be working with such great hockey minds,” Brodt said in a statement. “The three of us are committed to building a team that Minnesota can be proud of – an exciting team that will contend for the Isobel Cup.” They’re certainly off to a great start with a roster that contains not just great players, but many that are coming off outstanding college careers or winning a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Names like Hannah Brandt, Lee Stecklein and Amanda Leveille, just to name a few. It’s a roster that any coach would love to inherit, especially someone who is coaching at the pro-

fessional level for the first time. “It’s definitely exciting. I get to lead some great athletes,” Engelhardt says. “It’s exciting to know that these kids want to be a part of it, too. They’re a big part of growing the game too, so I think it’s awesome that they are coming on board and doing this so we can do this all together.” That togetherness is important to Englelhardt and she believes that her background can put her in a unique situation to have success. She believes that being a woman leading other young women is important in the players’ professional and personal growth. “I think it’s important for women to see that women can do it,” Engelhardt says. “You know you have these role models to look up to. It helps if it’s the same gender. With females coaching females, it’s nice to have a female coach that you can relate to and they understand you, because it’s completely different. It’s also a different game and I understand the game well.” Engelhardt says her first call upon getting the job was to two of her former coaches at the University of Minnesota, Laura Halldorson and Joel Johnson, both of whom have had great success in the women’s college game. Engelhardt hopes to be equally successful and feels pressure to both win and help make the NWHL a success. But for a competitor like her, that pressure only drives her more. “I think there will be pressure to make (the NWHL) relevant in the hockey world. You want that respect of it being a professional team,” Engelhardt said. “But I like pressure. I’m pretty calm in pressure situations. That is one of my strengths.” It’s a strength that could ultimately lead both the Whitecaps and the NWHL to a goal they’ve long shared: a popular and respectable women’s hockey league that spans from coast to coast.


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Making waves: The Whitecaps’ impact on girls’ and women’s hockey

By Bryan Zollman Let’s Play Hockey When the Minnesota Whitecaps inked a deal to become a member of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), not only was history made, history was validated. Girls’ hockey in Minnesota started in small factions at area associations decades ago. Prior to that, it was mainly a sport for boys with a couple of girls mixed in here and there. And once those girls reached PeeWee or Bantam ages, they had to find another sport to play or were subjected to pick-up games at the outdoor rink. Their competitive hockey careers came to an abrupt halt. But thanks to the dedication of many at the grassroots level, girls’ hockey took root and grew. While growth was slow to start, the game caught on and opportunities for girls to play through high school and beyond came to fruition. For many of us, it might seem like girls’ hockey has been a mainstay for a long time, but it was only 24 years ago that the Minnesota State High School League became the first high school league in the country to sanction girls’ hockey. A year later,

Winny Brodt, Natalie Darwitz, Jenny Potter and Krissy Wendell? Those women and many more have become role models for younger girls who decided they might like toe drags more than toe picks. The numbers have skyrocketed. Minnesota currently leads the nation with more than 13,000 girls and women playing organized, competitive hockey. Our 8U numbers also lead the nation and have continued to grow for the past four years, thanks in large parts to the efforts of Minnesota Hockey. The Minnesota Whitecaps have a strong history of supporting girls’ hockey And now we have a through clinics, autograph sessions and more. professional team playing in the first state tournament was held. At the the top women’s hockey league in the time, there were 454 participants and only country. The success of the NWHL is paramount to the success of the Whitecaps. 35 teams. We saw last winter how entertaining the Since then, we have seen the game grow and witnessed some of the best players in women’s game can be when we witnessed the world come out of our local the USA Olympic squad take gold. The associations. Imagine if girls’ hockey stayed skating, stickhandling and shooting have dormant and we never heard of the likes of improved dramatically and because there

2018-19 Minnesota Whitecaps Schedule Date Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan. 12 Jan. 13 Jan. 19 Jan. 20 Feb. 2 March 2 March 3

Time (CT) 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:07 p.m. 12:07 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 2:07 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 2 p.m.

Opponent at Minnesota Duluth (exh.) Metropolitan Riveters Metropolitan Riveters at Metropolitan Riveters at Metropolitan Riveters Buffalo Beauts Buffalo Beauts at Minnesota Duluth (exh.) Boston Pride Boston Pride at Buffalo Beauts at Buffalo Beauts at Ohio State (exh.) at Ohio State (exh.) at Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale Connecticut Whale Connecticut Whale at Minnesota State (exh.) at Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale

Location Amsoil Arena (Duluth, Minn.) TRIA Rink (St. Paul, Minn.) TRIA Rink (St. Paul, Minn.) Barnabas Health Hockey House (Newark, N.J.) Barnabas Health Hockey House (Newark, N.J.) TRIA Rink (St. Paul, Minn.) TRIA Rink (St. Paul, Minn.) Amsoil Arena (Duluth, Minn.) TRIA Rink (St. Paul, Minn.) TRIA Rink (St. Paul, Minn.) Key Bank Center (Buffalo, N.Y.) HarborCenter (Buffalo, N.Y.) OSU Ice Arena (Columbus, Ohio) OSU Ice Arena (Columbus, Ohio) Warrior Ice Arena (Boston, Mass.) Terry Conners Ice Rink (Stamford, Conn.) TRIA Rink (St. Paul, Minn.) TRIA Rink (St. Paul, Minn.) Verizon Wireless Center (Mankato, Minn.) Warrior Ice Arena (Boston, Mass.) Terry Conners Ice Rink (Stamford, Conn.)

Minnesota Whitecaps History 2004-11 Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Western Women’s Hockey League W L T GF GA Finish 8 3 1 34 23 2nd 11 8 5 79 65 3rd 13 9 1 74 64 3rd 15 6 1 70 50 2nd 18 3 1 181 44 2nd 10 2 0 44 24 1st 17 1 0 120 43 1st

2011-18 2015-16 2016-17

Independent 6-6-0 overall, 2-2 vs. NWHL teams 10-3-3 overall

Notable former players F Natalie Darwitz F Tricia Dunn-Luoma F Molly Engstrom F Jozelyne Lamoureux D Monique Lamoureux F Gigi Marvin F Caroline Oullette F Jenny Potter D Angela Ruggiero G Jessie Vetter F Krissy Wendell

WWHL Playoffs Lost in First Round Lost in Final Lost in Final Lost in Final Champions Champions Champions 20182018-19

Clarkson Cup n/a n/a n/a n/a Lost in Final Champions 0-3

National Women’s Hockey League Inaugural season in NWHL

3-time U.S. Olympian (2 silver, 1 bronze), 8-time World team member (3 gold, 5 silver), 2018 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee 3-time U.S. Olympian (gold, silver, bronze), 5-time World team member (5 silver) 2-time U.S. Olympian (silver, bronze), 6-time World team member (4 gold, 2 silver) 3-time U.S. Olympian (1 gold, 2 silver), 7-time World team member (6 gold, 1 silver) 3-time U.S. Olympian (1 gold, 2 silver), 7-time World team member (6 gold, 1 silver) 3-time U.S. Olympian (1 gold, 2 silver), 7-time World team member (5 gold, 2 silver) 4-time Canadian Olympian (4 gold), 12-time World team member (6 gold, 6 silver) 4-time U.S. Olympian (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze), 10-time World team member (4 gold, 6 silver) 4-time U.S. Olympian (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze), 10-time World team member (4 gold, 6 silver) 2-time U.S. Olympian (2 silver), 8-time World team member (6 gold, 2 silver) 2-time U.S. Olympian (silver, bronze), 6-time World team member (1 gold, 5 silver)

is no checking or clutching and grabbing allowed, the freewheeling play is exciting to watch. Sometimes the only way to tell if it is a male or female with the puck is by the ponytail flying in the wind. And who can forget Jocelyn LamoureuxDavidson’s dangle in the shootout victory over Canada – a move that would make Pavel Datsyuk blush? The girls’ and women’s game has transformed dramatically over the past 30 years, and deservedly so, the Whitecaps belong in the NWHL in the State of Hockey where the game is bigger than anywhere else in the country. Now, we can watch the next Brodt, Potter, Darwitz or Wendell emerge from their association with a chance to play for their hometown team, much like Lindsey Whalen did for the Minnesota Lynx. Herb Brooks said it best when he told his players before they took the ice to beat the Russians in 1980 that “great moments are born from great opportunity.” The thousands of girls who have played hockey in Minnesota have taken that opportunity to great heights. Now a new opportunity presents itself. And more great moments are in our future.

2018-19 Minnesota Whitecaps Signings # 2 9 15 20 26 29

Name Lee Stecklein Allie Thunstrom Meaghan Pezon Hannah Brandt Kendall Coyne Schofield Amanda Leveille Amanda Boulier Jonna Curtis Kate Schipper

Pos. D F F F F G D F F

Ht. 6-0 5-5 5-6 5-6 5-2 5-7 5-1 5-4 5-4

Hometown Roseville, Minn. Maplewood, Minn Eden Prairie, Minn. Vadnais Heights, Minn. Palos Heights, Ill. Kingston, Ont. Watertown, Conn. Elk River, Minn. Brooklyn Park, Minn.

2017-18 Team U.S. Olympic Team Minnesota Whitecaps Minnesota Whitecaps U.S. Olympic Team U.S. Olympic Team Buffalo Beauts Connecticut Whale n/a Minnesota Whitecaps

College Minnesota Boston College St. Cloud State Minnesota Northeastern Minnesota St. Lawrence New Hampshire Minnesota

2017-18 Minnesota Whitecaps Roster Name Pos. Ht. Alli Altmann G 5-8 Shelby Amsley-Benzie G 5-7 Lauren Barnes F 5-8 Ashley Birdsall F 5-3 Hanna Brodt F 5-4 Winny Brodt Brown D/F 5-4 Lindsey Brown G 5-9 Kelly Buchta D 5-6 Demi Crossman F 5-8 Hillary Crowe F 6-0 Tanja Eisenschmid D 5-7 Anna-Maria Fiegert D 5-8 Julie Friend G 5-8 Katie Frischmann F 5-7 Kalli Funk F 5-5 Cassi Grander G 5-6 Paige Haley D/F 5-9 Lauren Hespenheide F 5-1 Carrie Holldorf F 5-7 Paige Jahnke D 5-6 Mira Jalosuo D 6-0 Rachael Kelly F 5-5 Becky Kortum F 5-7 Margo Lund F 5-9 Kari Lundberg F 5-7 Sadie Lundquist F 5-5 Lisa Martinson D 5-5 Marley McMillan F 5-4 Amy Menke F 5-6 Allie Morse G 5-6 Meaghan Pezon F 5-6 Annelise Rice F 5-7 Chelsey Rosenthal D 5-4 Kate Schipper F 5-4 Haylea Schmid F 5-7 Shyler Sletta G 5-5 Emma Stauber D 5-7 Amy Stech F 5-10 Allie Thunstrom F 5-5 Brooke White-Lancette F 5-6 Angela Zevnik D 5-6

Hometown Eagan, Minn. Warroad, Minn. Eagan, Minn. Duluth, Minn. Roseville, Minn. Roseville, Minn. Mounds View, Minn. Eden Prairie, Minn. Parker, Colo. Eden Prairie, Minn. Marktoberdorf, Germany Landshut, Germany Minnetonka, Minn. Rochester, Minn. Roseville, Minn. Forest Lake, Minn. Red Wing, Minn. Shakopee, Minn. Glenwood City, Wis. Maplewood, Minn. Lieksa, Finland Rosemount, Minn. Minnetonka, Minn. White Bear Lake, Minn. Woodbury, Minn. Cloquet, Minn. St. Louis Park, Minn. St. Paul, Minn. Shakopee, Minn. Cottage Grove, Minn. Eden Prairie, Minn. Excelsior, Minn. Roseville, Minn. Brooklyn Park, Minn. Coon Rapids, Minn. Elko New Market, Minn. Duluth, Minn. Duluth, Minn. Maplewood, Minn Berkley, Calif. Greenfield, Wis.

College Minnesota State North Dakota Minnesota State Wisconsin-Superior St. Cloud State Minnesota Saint Anselm Minnesota Minnesota Duluth Harvard North Dakota Minnesota State St. Cloud State Minnesota St. Cloud State Wisconsin-Stevens Point Minnesota St. Cloud State St. Cloud State Penn State Minnesota Bemidji State Minnesota New Hampshire Minnesota State Bemidji State St. Cloud State Dartmouth North Dakota Providence St. Cloud State North Dakota Minnesota Minnesota St. Cloud State Minnesota Minnesota Duluth Maine Boston College Northeastern Saint Anselm


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continued from page 5 evidence that leaving early is advantageous. I think we often times want to take the path of least resistance in our hockey careers, and to see talents from those who played through their senior year and do as well as they’ve done says it all.” It’s in the (frozen) water … 10,000 frozen lakes equals 10,000 free and unstructured places to play. “Unstructured play and being creative and going to the playground is really why players are successful,” said McKelvie. “Ask any Division I or NHL player from Minnesota and they will say the biggest development pieces they found were just being creative without any structure on the backyard rink or pond.” It’s in the character and friendships… It’s not just about playing hockey, but play-

The 2009 Predators, consisting mainly of players from the Moorhead/Fargo area, captured the championship of the Northland Hockey Group’s AAA Combat Cup on August 3-5 in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Predators are coached by Dave Werth.

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ing with your friends and developing as an athlete and a person. “When we recruit a player from Minnesota we know we’re getting a well-rounded person,” said Powers. “To us, that’s just as important as the on-ice skills. We have yet to run into a kid from Minnesota that wasn’t a good overall person or student. That’s a huge piece.” Adds McKelvie: “You grow up creating lasting memories and friendships through sports, which is really what it’s all about,” he said. “I grew up in a program where we didn’t win a lot at all, but we had a lot of really strong friendships. It wasn’t about wins and losses. We wanted to win – we didn’t go to a different school because we weren’t winning. We didn’t go to a midget program. I think all of it was critical for my development. I’m proud to have grown up a Minnesota hockey player.”

2006 Predators win Combat Cup

2006 Twin Cities Blast wins NHG Cup The 2006 Predators won the championship of the American Division of the AAA Combat Cup in Sioux Falls, S.D., on August 3-5.

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Eight champions crowned at girls’ weekend of 2018 USA International Hockey Tournament The final weekend of the USA International Hockey Tournament at the Schwan Super Rink at the National Sports Center wrapped up August 5, with the crowning of eight champions. In addition to the Super Rink, games were also played at Plymouth and New Hope Ice Arenas. This was the girls’ weekend of the Super Rink’s traditional summer AAA tournament. Sixty-one girls’ teams competed. Teams represented Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and North Dakota. The boys’ edition of the USA International Tournament was held June 14-17. Following are the championship game results:

U10 Tier II: Minnesota Machine 1, Hometown Hockey (Minn.) 0. U12 Tier I: Ice Cougars Silver (Minn.) 3, River City Selects (Minn.) 1. U12 Tier II: Northern Storm 06 (Minn.) 2, Minnesota Machine 07 0. U14 Tier I: TMD U14 (Minn.) 4, Northern Minnesota Lightning 0. U14 Tier II: Minnesota Machine 4, Northern Storm (Wis.) 1. U16 Tier II: Minnesota Mustangs 6, Minnesota Nordiques 0. U19 Tier I: River City Selects Black 4 (Minn.) 4, North American Stars (Wis.) 3. U19 Tier II: North American Stars (N.D.) 5, Vapor Black (Minn.) 0.

U10 Tier II Champion: Minnesota Machine

U12 Tier I Champion: Ice Cougars Silver

U12 Tier II Champion: Northern Storm 06

U14 Tier I Champion: TMD

U14 Tier II Champion: Minnesota Machine

U16 Tier II Champion: Minnesota Mustangs

U19 Tier IChampion: River City Selects Black

U19 Tier II Champion: North American Stars

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Demonstrating its commitment to enhancing the development and visibility of girls’ and women’s hockey in the State of Hockey, the Minnesota Wild announced it will provide far-ranging support of the Whitecaps in their inaugural NWHL season in 2018-19, bringing added visibility to the NWHL, its newest organization and women’s hockey. This includes hosting the team’s games and practices at TRIA Rink; the Wild sharing their extensive resources, including support in marketing, promotions, communications, social and digital media, and community relations; and pairing of the clubs’ regular season home openers on Oct. 6. “The Wild has been a proud supporter of the Minnesota Whitecaps since their inception in 2004,” said Jamie Spencer, Executive Vice President of Business Development of the Minnesota Wild. “As the Whitecaps get set to debut in the NWHL this season at TRIA Rink, the Wild is proud to shine an even brighter light on this great team so

girls across the State of Hockey can see that they can achieve the dream of playing professional hockey.” Among the cross-promotional efforts of the organizations, the Whitecaps will participate with the Wild at the Minnesota State Fair and in a series of youth hockey initiatives led by the Wild, including Girls Hockey Weekend, the Faceoff for Fitness school assembly program and the Little Wild Learn to Play Program. In addition, the Whitecaps’ first-ever NWHL regular season game will now be part of a joint celebration marking the home

openers of both teams. The Whitecaps’ historic game on Saturday, Oct. 6 against the Metropolitan Riveters at TRIA Rink has been moved to 4 p.m., so hockey fans can take part in that event before the Wild face the Vegas Golden Knights in their home opener at Xcel Energy Center at 7 p.m. Season tickets for the club’s eight regular season games at TRIA Rink are available now at NWHL.zone/tickets. The NWHL, which began in 2015, expanded in May from its Founding Four franchises by acquiring the Whitecaps. The league owns and operates the club, with

assistance from league-hired employees based in Minnesota. “Starting with our All-Star Game and the Whitecaps’ NWHL launch earlier this year, the Wild have been incredibly supportive, and we’re deeply appreciative that they’re increasing their participation in the Whitecaps’ inaugural season,” said NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan. Added original Whitecaps player Winny Brodt Brown, “The Whitecaps are looking forward to teaming up with the Wild to advance the game of hockey across all levels, and to partnering with them on many projects to benefit our community.” The Wild-Whitecaps alignment is the third of its kind for the NWHL. The New Jersey Devils formed a partnership in October of 2017 with the Riveters, and two months later, Pegula Sports and Entertainment – owners of the Buffalo Sabres and Bills, among other area sports teams – became the first private owners of an NWHL team when they purchased the Buffalo Beauts.

NHL Free Agent Tracker • Minnesotans/Wild Player F Travis Boyd F J.T. Brown F Pat Cannone D Chris Casto D Taylor Chorney F Matt Cullen D Matt Dumba F Tyler Ennis F Eric Fehr F Steven Fogarty F Kurtis Gabriel F Adam Gilmour D Alex Grant G Andrew Hammond F Matt Hendricks

From Washington Anaheim Minnesota Vegas Columbus Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota San Jose N.Y. Rangers Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Colorado Winnipeg

To Washington Minnesota Germany Switzerland Pittsburgh Minnesota Toronto Minnesota N.Y. Rangers New Jersey KHL Minnesota Minnesota

Player D Justin Holl F Joseph LaBate D Dylan Labbe F Mike Liambas D Viktor Loov F Mario Lucia G Alex Lyon D Jamie McBain G Steve Michalek F Zack Mitchell F Brock Nelson D Zach Palmquist D Tucker Poolman D Kyle Quincey

From Toronto Vancouver Minnesota Anaheim Minnesota New Jersey Philadelphia Tampa Bay Minnesota Minnesota N.Y. Islanders Minnesota Winnipeg Minnesota

To Toronto ECHL Minnesota KHL Norway Philadelphia Austria Los Angeles N.Y. Islanders Winnipeg

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Player D Greg Pateryn D Ethan Prow F Matt Read D Nick Seeler D Brady Skjei G Niklas Svedberg G Adam Vay D Tommy Vannelli D Andy Welinski G Adam Wilcox F Daniel Winnik D Eddie Wittchow F Jason Zucker

From Dallas Pittsburgh Philadelphia Minnesota N.Y. Rangers Minnesota Minnesota St. Louis Anaheim Buffalo Minnesota Florida Minnesota

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2008 Girls Machine captures USA International title

The 2007 Wisconsin Jr. Chill captured the American Division championship of the 2018 NHG Cup, defeating Iron Range Blast 3-1 in the title game.

2007 Girls Machine just misses at USA International

Heading into the 2018 USA International Cup with a below-.500 record of 7-11-2, the 08 Girls Machine team knew they had something to prove. Putting in some dedicated practice time and coming out of the North American Hockey Classic on a high note, the 08 Machine girls went undefeated on the road to the championship, outscoring their opponents 15-4. Setting the tone in the semi-finals with a win over the Helens of Troy squad 8-1, the Machine team advanced to the finals, where they were set to face one of their season-long archrivals. With Hometown Hockey putting their undefeated season on

the line and having beaten the Machine in two previous games, the Machine team knew they had to bring their best effort if they were to have any chance. With the first two periods in the books and the game tied 0-0, everyone knew that the third period was sure to be a battle. With less then 90 seconds left in the game, the Machine snuck one past a very strong Hometown Hockey netminder to take a 1-0 lead. With Hometown Hockey pulling the goalie for the extra attacker, the Machine girls battled and went on to preserve the shutout taking home the 2018 championship with a 1-0 win!

2006 Machine Orange takes third at USA International The ‘07 Girls Machine put up three solid games to earn themselves a No. 2 seed at the USA International Hockey Tournament, lining them up for a showdown with the topseeded ‘06 Northern Storm. Having recently taken the championship hardware home in both the Stars & Stripes and the North American Hockey Classic, the Machine girls were looking to add another title to an already impressive season. With the cup on the line, both teams

battled hard, trying to slip in the first goal of the game. On a quirky bounce, the Northern Storm found the back of the net to take a 10 lead. With time expiring, the Machine pulled their goalie for the extra attacker, only to give up an empty net goal in the process. Congratulations to the Northern Storm team on a well-fought battle. Next up for the ’07 Girls Machine, defending their 2017 Summer Finale championship.

2006 Girls Machine wins USA International Tournament

After coming up short in their previous three U14 championship contests, the 05 Girls Machine finally got the monkey off their back by beating the 04 Northern Storm 4-1 in the title game of the 2018 USA International Cup. With some great goaltending and a consistent flow of goals, the 05’s outscored their opponents 36-7 on their way to an undefeated run to the title.

Having played the Northern Storm team earlier this season in the Battle by the Bay championship and losing, the Machine team had a score to settle. Going down 1-0 late in the first, the Machine girls fought back with four unanswered goals to take the championship from a very balanced and well-coached Northern Storm team.

The 2006-born Machine Orange Girls had a successful weekend playing up at the U12 Tier I Division of the USA International Hockey Tournament at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn. The Machine Orange Girls ended up winning third place with a 3-1-1 record and outscored their opponents 25-9. The girls displayed great team play, speed and skills which they’ve been developing on and off the ice throughout the summer at MN Made. They’re currently gearing up and preparing for the Summer Finale at the end of the month.


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Northern Lakes earns USA Hockey Grow the Game award Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association was recently recognized by USA Hockey for placing first among all November 2017 Try Hockey for Free sites for highest conversion rate. To qualify for the award, the association hosted a Try Hockey for Free Day event on Nov. 4, 2017, had a minimum of 30 participants attend and had to place in the top third for conversion rates for participants becoming members prior to March 31, 2018. The award USA Hockey presented was in partnership with Pure Hockey and included six QuickChange goalie sets of equipment. “We are honored to have received this award and look forward to continuing our work to grow the game of hockey in our com-

munities,” President Matt Balmer said. Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association will be hosting two Try Hockey for Free events on October 6 and November 10. Registration and other details will be available soon at northernlakeslightning.com. Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association works to promote a fun, fair, and safe environment that maximizes participation and improves players’ skills while developing sportsmanship, teamwork and self-confidence. Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-driven organization serving 250 players across the school districts and communities of Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus.

U.S. U18 & U22 women’s teams named for series vs. Canada USA Hockey announced that 44 players who participated in the 2018 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival have been chosen for the 2018 U.S. Under-18 and Under-22 Women’s Select Teams that will compete in a pair of three-game series against Canada occurring simultaneously Aug. 16-19 in Calgary, Alberta. The 2018 U.S. Under-18 Women’s Select Team roster includes four Minnesota natives – forwards Addie Burton (Orono) and Sydney Shearen (Hugo), defenseman Maggie Nicholson (Minnetonka) and goalie Skylar Vetter (Lakeville). The team features eight players who helped the 2018 U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team earn a gold medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship in Russia. They are Hannah Bilka (Coppell, Texas), Hadley Hartmetz (Phoenixville, Pa.), Abbey Murphy (Evergreen Park, Ill.), Nicholson, Casey O’Brien (Milton, Mass.), Dominique Petrie (Beverly Hills, Calif.), Shearen and Makenna Webster (St. Louis, Mo.). The 22-player roster (seven defensemen, 13 forwards and two goaltenders) features players from 13 different states. Michigan and Minnesota lead the pack with four representatives each. The 2018 U.S. Under-22 Women’s Select Team roster includes eight Minnesota natives – forwards Sydney Brodt (North Oaks), Taylor Heise (Lake City), Sophia Shaver (Wayzata), Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan) and Grace Zumwinkle (Excelsior), defensemen Patti Marshall (Buffalo) and Madeline Wethington (Edina), and goalie

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Maddie Rooney (Andover). The team features two players from the gold medalwinning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team – Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.) and Rooney (Andover, Minn.) – as well as three members of the U.S. Under18 Women’s National Team that won gold at the 2018 IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championship – Britta Curl (Bismarck, N.D.), Heise and Wethington. The roster also includes six players that were members of the 2016 U.S. Under-22 Women’s Select Team – Kaitlin Burt (Lynn, Mass.), Rebecca Gilmore (Wayland, Mass.), Caitrin Lonergan (Roslindale, Mass.), Marshall, Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Shaver. NOTES: All games will be streamed live at HockeyT V.com ... Maura Crowell (Mansfield, Mass.), head women’s hockey coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is serving as head coach for the U.S. Under-18 Women’s Select Team alongside assistant coaches Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.), member of the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team, and Josh Sciba (Westland, Mich.), head women’s hockey coach at Union ... Joel Johnson (White Bear Lake, Minn.), associate head coach for the University of Minnesota women’s hockey program, will serve as head coach of the U.S. Under-22 Women’s Select Team alongside assistant coaches Bob Corkum (Salisbury, Mass.), former assistant coach of the NHL’s New York Islanders, and Katie Lachapelle (Lewiston, Maine), associate head women’s hockey coach at Holy Cross.

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Buffalo is catching the half-ice fever By Jennifer Sabetti The half-ice movement continues to grow and the Buffalo Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) is on board. Squirt players at all levels will have the opportunity to take part in a new and exciting association-sponsored tournament format in 2018. A 3-on-3 tournament called the Buffalo Swagger Stampede will be held in Buffalo, MN from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The BYHA, a member of MN Hockey District 5, will organize the event and all the games will be held on the two sheets of ice at the Buffalo Civic Center. Their 3-on-3 tournament is designed to promote fun, high paced action, allowing skaters to get more puck touches, pass more, and have more scoring chances. The half-ice games will ensure each athlete has up to twice the time on the ice with the puck, increasing their scoring chances. In the recent past, half-ice hockey played a marginal role in player development, those days are now gone. It packs the intensity of watching split-screen TV or NFL RedZone while the kids enjoy the creative freedom of playing on the pond with their friends. It’s double the action and excitement for both the players and the fans. The new format will help promote quick hands, quick skat-

ing and quick thinking! It will also be a great way for the kids to grow and develop their skills. The Buffalo Civic Center was busy in the off-season making improvements to their rink to improve the half-ice playing experience. The completion of an LED lighting retrofit resulted in brighter and more even lighting through-out the rink. The new lighting is a positive for all games and practices; however, the improvements didn’t stop there. Extra doors have been added to the player boxes to allow teams in the half-ice games to have smooth transitions during on-the-fly line changes on both halves of the ice. Additionally, the purchase of new netting, colorful score flippers, and a spotlight will all contribute to the fun and excitement during the Buffalo Swagger Stampede. Teams will be competing for individual and team trophies in every pool. All teams are guaranteed four games and no early Friday/school day start times. Scores and standings will be updated real-time on the BYHA Tournaments page and games are available for streaming on LiveBarn. Registration and rules can be found at https:// buffalo.pucksystems2.com. Let’s play hockey!

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8th annual NHG Selects a hit Over 400 players from 113 hockey associations show off their talents in St. Cloud By Dave Druk The Northland Hockey Group started its NHG Selects as a reward for some of the better players in their program back in 2011. It has evolved into one of the finer all-star games in the Midwest. This year the event had 411 players from 10 states and 45 AAA Clubs. The event took place at two fine facilities in the Granite City in the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center and the

MAC. All participants received a practice and a high-quality sublimated Selects jersey on Friday. On Saturday, everyone played two games with an outdoor skills challenge and free barbeque taking place. They also played a game on Sunday earlier in the day. Each team also chose three players to do the fastest lap after their game at the Main Rink at the National Hockey Center as well. Every goalie also did a two-lap goalie race side-

by-side against the other goalies. It was a lot of fun to watch! The games were fun to watch as well as nearly 75 percent were decided by three goals or less. There even was a game that was 8-8. Champion photos are below. Winners of the fastest lap were • 2002: (14.0) Marcus Mack from Madison, Wis. (Wisconsin Jr. Stars) • 2004: (14.8) Broden Fawcett from Sauk Rapids, Minn. (Granite City Lumber-

jacks) 2005- (15.9) Kylo Stinson from Gillette, Wyo. (Western Wranglers) 2006- (15.4) Andrew Wilson from Hastings, Minn. (Twin Cities Vulcans) 2007- (16.2) Keaton Hruby from Brandon, S.D. (SoDak Solar Bears) 2008- (16.5) Dominic Stucke from Sauk Rapids, Minn.(Minnesota Freeze) 2009- (17.1) Sidney O’Connor from Denver, Colo. (Colorado Shamrocks)

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Coaching Carousel:

“Throwing” out the first pitch

Upper Midwest coaching changes High School Boys School Bloomington Jefferson Burnsville Cambridge-Isanti Chisago Lakes Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Cretin-Derham Hall Dodge County East Grand Forks Hopkins Lakeville South New Prague North St. Paul Red Wing St. Louis Park St. Paul Academy Totino-Grace Virginia/MIB Waconia Worthington

2017-18 Coach Jeff Lindquist Janne Kivihalme Chris Sylvester Cale Arhart (interim) Kevin Smalley Jim O’Neill Chris Ernest Scott Koberinski Cory Peterson A.J. Bucchino Chris Lonke Nate Peasley Bob Rajanen/Anthony Boser Colin Hohman Matt Funk Brian Murphy Reed Larson Patrick Lenton Paul Olsen

2018-19 Coach Mike Terwilliger Steve Beaulieu Jared Ziebarth Cale Arhart Shea Walters Matt Funk Nick Worden Tyler Palmiscno Dave Bakken Janne Kivihalme Cory Lonke Rick Hill Tony Casci Andy Sackrison Eddie Wynne Adam Sharratt Cale Finseth Andy Mair

High School Girls School Bemidji Breck Buffalo Centennial Detroit Lakes Duluth Marshall East Grand Forks East Ridge Hopkins/Park Lakeville South Moose Lake Orono Owatonna Red Wing River Lakes St. Cloud Icebreakers St. Francis/North Branch St. Paul United

2017-18 Coach Casey Reierson Ronda Engelhardt Mark Nordvall Kristi King Gretchen Norby Sean Storie Jim Enright Tom Kulenkamp Chris Erickson Mark Johnson Joe Mohelsky Keith Radloff/Steve Persian Dan Paur Scott Haley Amanda Monkman Nick Thibault Emilie Brigham Nate Mauer

2018-19 Coach Michael Johnson Dave Carothers

Stephanie Erickson Brian Larson Kim McClintick Ryan St. Martin

Sean Fish Sarah Murray Nicole Olson Rand Roeske Mark Chamernick

College Men School Bethel Minnesota St. Cloud State

2017-18 Coach Charlie Burggraf Don Lucia Bob Motzko

2018-19 Coach Chris McKelvie Bob Motzko Brett Larson

2017-18 Coach Jason Gregoire Jennifer Kranz

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College Women School Concordia (MN) Saint Benedict

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First-year St. Cloud State men’s hockey coach Brett Larson threw out the first pitch at a St. Cloud Rox baseball game in St. Cloud, Minn., on Aug. 9. You could say he provided the first shot at the game, since he delivered the first pitch to the plate with a well-placed wrist shot from the mound.

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MITE FALL JAMBOREE FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2018 National Sports Center Blaine, MN

Get your association players together for this great kickoff event for the winter season!

Each participating player will receive a Minnesota Wild jersey!

MDM development practice along with four cross ice games.

For more info, visit https://www.nhl.com/wild/fans/mite-fall-jamboree

To Register go to https://nscsportsadmin.org/tournaments/ brmb.asp?eid=MWMHMF

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WOODBURY Hermantown Moorhead Stillwater Osseo/Maple Grove Chaska/Chanhassen Edina Rosemount Rogers Andover Minnetonka Blaine Duluth East Rochester Champlin Park Mahtomedi Farmington Prior Lake/Savage Eastview Eden Prairie

GIRLS 15U B FINAL

JUNIOR GOLD A FINAL

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

EDINA Stillwater White Bear Lake Wayzata St. Louis Park Lakeville Minnetonka Eagan Blaine Eden Prairie

PEEWEE A FINAL

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

WARROAD Sartell Alexandria Osseo/Maple Grove Duluth Denfeld Apple Valley Stillwater Chaska/Chanhassen Minneapolis Chisago Lakes Forest Lake Fergus Falls Cottage Grove Delano Luverne East Grand Forks Tartan Sibley Burnsville Coon Rapids

GIRLS 12U A FINAL

CHAMPLIN PARK/CR 1 2 Alexandria 3 Edina 4 Osseo/Maple Grove 5 Shakopee 6 Mankato 7 Roseville/St. Paul 8 Stillwater 9 Mahtomedi 10 Sartell

ANDOVER Edina Eagan/IGH Apple Valley/Burnsville Centennial Proctor/Hermantown Orono/Westonka Warroad Waconia Blaine/SLP

JUNIOR GOLD B FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

ST. THOMAS ACAD. Edina White Elk River Black Minnetonka Blue Duluth Woodbury Prior Lake Navy Edina Green Eastview Burnsville

PEEWEE B1 FINAL

EDINA GREEN Farmington Wayzata Gold Chaska/Chan Gold OMGHA Black Lakeville South Morris/Benson/Silver Lake of the Woods Moorhead Black Stillwater Buffalo Black Edina White Waconia St. Francis-North Branch White Bear Lake Black Pine City Champlin Park Rochester Red St. Cloud Red Winona

GIRLS 12U B FINAL

STILLWATER RED New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hibbing/Chisholm Eagan/IGH Blue Hutchinson Moose Lake Litchfield/D-C Stillwater Black Armstrong/Cooper Edina White


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