High School Hockey
The state hockey tournament is what every high school hockey player dreams about; a glorious tradition in the state of hockey. And it’s a tradition that the town of Luverne has never been a part of, until Wednesday. The town of 4,700 turned out in full, including Mayor Patrick Baustian, who led cheers instead of leading the government.
In Minnesota, there’s nothing like the atmosphere, excitement and pressure of high school playoff hockey. That is, unless, you’re Orono’s David McCuskey. In his high school hockey postseason career, McCuskey is averaging three goals a game. He’s only played one, but it was a good one. “I just really like to win. I guess I’m pretty competitive out there,” McCuskey said.
Andrew Rohkohl says he’s been working at being a goalie since he was a little kid. “It’s been a dream, really,” Rohkohl said. “And it takes a lot of effort to get to this place.” He has become a part of the nucleus of a team that leans on veterans, according to Edina hockey coach and former NHL defensemen Curt Giles. “He’s a smart kid,” Giles said. “The thing with him is he fits in perfectly. I mean, we got a good class of seniors with good leadership.”
The activities director of Westonka Public Schools has resigned following the prolonged controversy over the suspension of a group of students following their “Harlem Shake” music video.
Friday night’s High School Sports Rally features the State High School Hockey semi-finals! Among the big matches are Hill-Murray versus Wayzata, Duluth East versus Edina, Breck versus Hermantown and East Grand Forks versus St. Thomas Academy.
Emotions ran high Monday night at Mound Westonka High School where parents, students and community members gathered to listen to the superintendent after six hockey players were suspended for participating in a ‘Harlem Shake’ video film during lunch time with school permission.
Though Mound Westonka High School has reduced their punishment, a group of hockey players who were suspended for recording a dance in the school cafeteria say they’ve already lost something that can’t be recovered.
The section game for Mound Westonka Whitehawks fell short of expectations with a season-ending loss – due in part because the team itself was short players.
The coach of Maple Grove Senior High’s hockey team has been put on paid administrative leave from his coaching job.
Jack Jablonski’s recovery has been full of miracles. Sunday marks one year since the Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player suffered an injury on the ice that left him paralyzed.
A major milestone for Jack Jablonski — the paralyzed high school hockey player will be leaving Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.
Ten players were ejected from a high school hockey game in Winona Thursday night as a result of a brawl that started after a player was checked from behind.
Eden Prairie forward Kyle Rau has been named Mr. Hockey for 2011, an annual award for Minnesota’s outstanding prep boys’ hockey player.
Taylor Fleming’s goal late in the first overtime lifted St. Thomas Academy to a 5-4 win over Hermantown on Saturday as the Cadets claimed the Class A state high school hockey title.