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HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA:

ST. CLOUD IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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HDM 2018 RECAP

LOCALS LEAD THE CHARGE BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE MAKING OF HOCKEY DAY HERB BROOKS’ LASTING LEGACY IN ST. CLOUD Q AND A WITH MARK PARRISH CATHEDRAL’S NATE SCHMIDT HAS GOLDEN TOUCH BOB MOTZKO BRINGS VICTORIES TO HUSKIES LOOKING BACK AT THE 1962 HUSKIES’ PERFECT SEASON JOHN GILBERT: OLYMPICS BETTER WITH AMATEURS

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hank you for taking a look at our Saint Cloud Special Edition. I am so thankful to have

been an eye witness to an incredible event. I must admit, when I went up to the Granite City Classic with the outdoor temperature in the teens below zero, I didn’t know what to expect for Hockey Day. With over 30,000 hours of time invested, and with over 300 volunteers and almost 100 sponsors involved, weather is one thing that will keep the people away. Amazingly, three weekends later, things could not have been better, as the temperature soared to 46 degrees at the opening ceremony and continued unseasonably warm all the way through the outdoor concert. To cap off the Hockey Day festivities, who would have thought an outdoor concert by the Fabulous Armadillos would draw almost 10,000 people in January. From hanging out with the St. Cloud Alumni on Friday night before, during and after the game, through the concert, my time in St. Cloud was a blast. Mix in some great hockey games on Saturday and it is going to be really hard for another organizing committee to top this event. Please read more on this in my article on the making of Hockey Day. We also had a great time with all the special people that have made St. Cloud hockey special. My time in interviews with Husky Head Coach Bob Motzko and former coach Craig Dahl, and an interview with Dan Brooks, gave me an even higher appreciation for HerbBrooks and the Husky program. John Gilbert tells more in his piece on the Huskies. I also enjoyed my time getting to know Mark Parrish better. Read his amazing story as he talks about his career, including his recent recovery from his issues with concussions. For those now reading this in St. Cloud, please make a point of thanking all the sponsors and individuals, who made Hockey Day 2018 an EPIC event. Without their hard work this would not have happened. Please also make a point of thanking our sponsors, who without them, we would not be able to produce this keepsake magazine. If you like what you see in this magazine, please feel free to share with all of your hockey friends and families. If you have issues with it, please let me know. Sincerely,

Scott Tiffany

President & Founder Minnesota Hockey Magazine MinnesotaHockeyMagazine.com scott.tiffany@minnesotahockeymagazine.com phone: 715.222.6460

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President Scott Tiffany Executive Editor Brian Halverson Contributors John Gilbert Heather Rule Declan Goff. Betsy Helfand Jess Myers Jayson Hron Mick Hatten. Vineeta Sawkar Branby Chief Photographer Jeff Wegge Photo Contributors Jonny Watkins Maddie MacFarlane Tim Kolehmainen Design/Production Tim Kolehmainen Social Media Manager Scott Ludwig Advertising advertise@mnhockeymag.com Website minnesotahockeymag.com E-Mail info@mnhockeymag.com

Cover photo by City of St. Cloud/Fines Aerial

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Hockey Day Minnesota 2018 ST. CLOUD RAISES THE BAR

Throwing an outdoor party in January in Minnesota is not for the faint of heart, yet, St. Cloud put on arguably the best Hockey Day Minnesota yet. Three days of games and activities were just the outward manifestation of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and corporate sponsors.

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Game Day in St. Cloud LOCALS SHINE AT HDM 2018

With locals taking the spotlight, it was a big weekend for St. Cloud’s teams, as the St. Cloud and Sartell/Sauk Rapids girls’ teams tied Friday night, St. Cloud Cathedral beat St. Cloud Saturday morning, and the St. Cloud State women’s and men’s teams split their games against Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota State, respectively.

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SCHMIDT’S GOLDEN TOUCH

St. Cloud Cathedral graduate Nate Schmidt takes in the festivities from home, during a brief break from the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.

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St. Cloud’s Hockey History FROZEN PERFECTION IN ‘62

The St. Cloud State men’s team put up an undefeated season in 1962, rising among the top college hockey programs. Also, current Huskies’ coach Bob Motzko continues to breed success, while Herb Brooks took the Huskies on their trip to D1 30 years ago. Bill Frantti’s legacy in St. Cloud hockey is still strong, while MHM talked with former SCSU star Mark Parrish.

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Olympic Hockey AMATEUR HOUR

In his column, MHM’s John Gilbert argues the return of amateur players to the Olympics might be the best thing that could happen to the games.

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HDM Notebook AROUND THE RINK MHM’s Brian Halverson checks in with Cathedral coach Derrick Brown, St. Cloud coach Pete Matanich, Janine Alder, and Jon Ammerman.

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Additional features on Hall of Famer Herb Brooks, a new Hockey Mom Unplugged column from Vaneeta Sawkar Branby, and great offers from all our sponsors.

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MHM SPECIAL REPORT:

HOCKEY DAY ST. CLOUD

Top: While the official games were going on in the park, Lake George was home to youth games and lots of pond hockey. Bottom left: Minnesota Wild mascot Nordy was in attendance on Saturday. Bottom right: St. Cloud’s Brad Amundson (9) waits for a face off against St. Cloud Cathedral. Photos by Tim Kolehmainen


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Photos by Tim Kolehmainen

Photos by Jeff Wegge


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Photos by Jonathan Watkins

To see more great photos from Hockey Day Minnesota in St. Cloud, click here Photos by Tim Kolehmainen


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HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA:

LOCALS STAR AT HOCKEY DAY

RECAPS FROM ALL THE GAMES AT THE 2018 HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA CELEBRATION

SABRES STORM BACK

Orth’s late goal lifts Sartell/Sauk Rapids high school girls to tie with St. Cloud

St. Cloud Cathedral’s Jack Smith (20) scored a hat trick in an 8-3 Crusaders’ victory over St. Cloud. Photo by Tim Kolehmainen

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The St. Cloud Icebreakers and Sartell/Sauk Rapids Storm’N Sabres kicked off a weekend celebration of the greatest game on earth with an entertaining, see-saw battle under the bright lights of Eastman Park. Sartell/Sauk Rapids trailed early and late in the contest but Anna Orth’s goal with 4:13 to play allowed the Storm’N Sabres to skate off with a 3-3 tie with the Icebreakers to get Hockey Day Minnesota’s weekend started off right. The tie is the second of the season between the two neighboring rivals who battled to a 2-2 stalemate on Dec. 19 at Bernick’s Arena in Sartell. Brooke Walters set up Orth’s tying goal after getting Sartell/Sauk Rapids on the board with her 22nd goal of the season late in the second period with her team trailing 2-0. Madison Mollner knotted the game at 2-2 near the five-minute mark of the third but St. Cloud’s Allie Cornelius scored her second of the game and team-leading 30th of the season just before the halfway mark of the period to restore the Icebreakers’ one-goal cushion. “We usually have like 10 fans at our games and there was people watching, my family and my friends were all here,” Cornelius, a St. Cloud State commit, told Mick Hatten of the St. Cloud Times. “To score a couple of goals — I have to give it up for my (linemates) — it was cool. St. Cloud’s Gabbie Rud opened the game’s scoring 8:59 into the first period before setting up Cornelius to double the Icebreakers’ lead 9:05 into the second. Cornelius added a secondary assist on Rud’s goal for a three-point night. The Storm’N Sabres peppered St. Cloud goaltender Emily Musielewicz with 42 shots, MINNESOTA HOCKEY MAGAZINE 

Sartell/Sauk Rapids’ Grace McCabe (27) battles with a St. Cloud player. Photo by Tim Kolehmainen

including 17 in the opening period alone, but she blanked Sartell/Sauk Rapids until Walters’ tally at 13:10 of the second. The Icebreakers were outshot 42-29 but dominated the special teams’ battle, going 2-for-3 on the power play while killing off all six Sartell/Sauk Rapids power-play opportunities. “We moved the puck on the power play and I thought we got good shots,” Sartell/Sauk Rapids head coach Marty Anderson told Mick Hatten of the St. Cloud Times. “But Musielewicz is very good and she wasn’t giving up many second-chance rebounds. If she does give up a rebound, it goes to the right spot.” — MHM Staff Report

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