When Minnesota State men’s hockey players talk publicly about the high expectations for this season, they always start with their first goal: another MacNaughton Cup.
MANKATO — Marc Michaelis was held off the score sheet on Friday night in Minnesota State’s series opener North Dakota. He had two shots on goal and was minus-1, as were his linemates, Parker Tuomie and Charlie Gerard.
MANKATO — One year ago at Grand Forks, Minnesota State goaltender Dryden McKay made a crucial mistake behind his own net that led to a third-period goal for North Dakota that broke a tie and ended up as the game-winner.
The No. 2 Mavericks (2-0-0) continue their four-game homestand to start the season by hosting the No. 16 Fighting Hawks (2-0-0) in a nonconference series. It’s the first time since the 2012-13 season, the last year of the old WCHA, that North Dakota is playing at Mankato. The teams played la…
When it came time to vote for team captains, there was a particular name that Minnesota State goaltender Dryden McKay knew should be included on his ballot.
MANKATO — With Parker Tuomie out of the lineup on Friday with injury, Minnesota State men’s hockey coach Mike Hastings opted to put freshman forward Lucas Sowder in Tuomie’s spot at left wing on the Mavericks’ top line.
Arizona State kept things close with Minnesota State for nearly two periods on Saturday, trailing by a goal with the hope of grabbing some momentum and maybe pulling off an upset in the third for a series split.
The No. 3 Mavericks open the season against the Sun Devils (1-1), who were No. 20 in the U.S. College Hockey Online preseason rankings but slipped out of the top 20 this week after splitting at home against Mercyhurst. In their only meeting, Minnesota State and Arizona State played to a 2-2 …
When I was a student at the University of St. Thomas in the early 1990s, there were often rumors of the school going Division I in hockey.
On his way to the office each day, Mike Hastings walks through a hall adorned with oversized photos from his teams’ WCHA championships over his seven seasons at Minnesota State.
MANKATO — The stats don’t count because it was an exhibition game, but for a trio of freshmen on the Minnesota State men’s hockey team, they’ll at least enjoy the promising start to their college careers.
The Minnesota State women’s hockey team won nine games in 2018-19, continuing a show of gradual improvement in coach John Harrington’s fourth season.
A year ago, the Minnesota State men’s hockey team was picked to finish first in the WCHA by the conference’s coaches in the annual preseason poll conducted by The Free Press.
Luke Regner graduated from the University of Wisconsin two years ago with a degree in marketing and risk management, but the worlds of business and insurance can wait.
The last time college hockey lost a Division I men’s program was in 2008 when Wayne State — the one in Michigan, not the one in Nebraska — folded after nine seasons.
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s two Alaska-based teams will play hockey this season, the league confirmed on Saturday, ending speculation about the sport’s immediate future at those universities and ensuring that WCHA teams will be able to play full schedules.
John Harrington always enjoys going back to the rink in Lake Placid, New York, the site of the “Miracle on Ice,” which he was part of during the 1980 Winter Olympics.
MANKATO — Rebekah Kolstad had a good relationship with women’s hockey coach Brian Idalski in her two seasons playing hockey for him at the University of North Dakota.
Matt Schmidt recalls his first job as a college athletic trainer and having to deal with a baseball team that had seven players miss time with pulled hamstrings in the same season.
Minnesota State and six other universities are moving forward “expeditiously” toward a new men’s college hockey conference, the consultant working with the schools said on Monday.
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association in its current incarnation is a collection of left-behind programs cobbled together when college hockey’s Great Schism began to take place in 2011.
If July 11, 2011 was the end of the WCHA as we knew it (that was when the formation of the NCHC was first announced), June 28, 2019 might mark the beginning of the end of the WCHA altogether.
A little more than a year ago, college hockey’s two Alaska schools both hired new coaches, a process that took considerable time amid reports that the programs were unable to come to terms with some of their top candidates.
David Backes turned 35 on May 1. The Boston Bruins were down two games to one to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals, and the veteran had been a healthy scratch for all three of those playoff games.
MANKATO — A home schedule front-loaded with intriguing matchups, another tough nonconference slate and a new Saturday-night start time are the highlights of the Minnesota State men’s hockey team’s 2019-20 schedule, which was released on Wednesday.
When six college hockey programs fled the WCHA for the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference in 2013, among the things they vowed to improve on in their new league was the quality of officiating.
When the 2019-20 college hockey season starts up next fall, it seems like there will be one obvious motto for the Minnesota State men:
As the final seconds ticked away on Sunday afternoon, Providence College’s partisan crowd at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center began chanting.
Age 51, of North Mankato, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Mass 6pm, Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior. www.mankatomortuary.com
Jerry J. Huettl, 73 of Mankato, died October 21, 2019. Funeral is 2:00p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2019 at SS Peter and Paul in Mankato. Visitation is 4-7p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019 at Mankato Mortuary.
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