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Speaking at his end-of-season press conference Wednesday, Minnesota State men’s hockey coach Mike Hastings’ mood was pretty clear.

MANKATO — Minnesota State goalie Dryden McKay was named a Hobey Baker Award top ten finalist, it was announced Wednesday.

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MANKATO — The top-seeded Minnesota State men’s hockey team will play sixth-seeded Northern Michigan at 2:07 p.m. Friday in the WCHA semifinals at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.

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MANKATO — After a slow start Friday, Minnesota State men’s hockey player Jared Spooner called his team’s performance in its playoff-opener “unacceptable.”

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MANKATO — WCHA Goaltender of the Week, WCHA Goaltender of the Month, first-team all-conference, WCHA Goaltender of the Year and first-team All-American.

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As the Minnesota State men’s hockey team has cruised to its fourth consecutive MacNaughton Cup, it’s no surprise which WCHA team has gotten the national attention.

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A year ago at this time, the idea of goaltender Riley Burnett starting meaningful varsity games for the Mankato East/Loyola boys hockey team seemed pretty crazy.

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BEMIDJI — It seemed unlikely the Minnesota State men’s hockey team would make it a whole season without losing a WCHA game.

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BIG RAPIDS, MICH. — Coming into Friday’s nonconference game with the Minnesota State men’s hockey team, Ferris State hadn’t beaten a Division I opponent all season.

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About 11 years ago, in the waning days of my lackluster youth hockey career, I had two steps on another player as we each raced into the corner after a loose puck.

MANKATO — Former Minnesota State men’s hockey player Connor Mackey (2017-20) made his National Hockey League debut Saturday night for the Calgary Flames in a game at the Vancouver Canucks.

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If you look at the Minnesota State men’s hockey team’s scoring leaders, it’s not as senior-laden at the top as it’s been in other seasons, especially last season.

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On paper, the Minnesota State men’s hockey team’s series against Bowling Green pitted one of the nation’s best offenses against one of its best defenses.

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BEMIDJI — For the Minnesota State men’s hockey team, special teams have driven the bus, with the power play ranking first in the nation and the penalty kill ranking ninth.

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After Minnesota State men’s hockey player Dallas Gerads’ senior season at Blaine, he wasn’t sure about the next step.

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In recent years, the Minnesota State men’s hockey team’s power play has been great, with percentages over 27% in two of the last three years.

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