Despite Declining Numbers, There's Hope For High School HockeyState-wide, participation in boys hockey is down 12 percent from where it was 10 years ago. Girls hockey is down 7 percent. Over that same period of time, total participation in Minnesota high school sports is up.
Apple Valley Junior Makes 112 Saves In Varsity Hockey GameThe Apple Valley varsity girl's hockey season ended last night after a whopping nine periods. But before the final buzzer, the Eagle's goalie nearly made high school hockey history.
Blaine Hockey Ace Tufte Has The NHL In His SightsHe does not look like a hockey player, but he sure plays like one. Riley Tufte has a chance to lead his Blaine High School team to a state title, and he has a chance to play hockey after high school -- for a long time.
Luverne Sophomore Brings Hockey Fever To Southern Minn.Luverne, Minnesota is in the heart of high school basketball country, but since hockey has moved its way down that way they've taken a liking to the game -- especially one standout who has a Division I future.
St. Thomas Academy Mr. Hockey Finalist Thrives Under Mom’s SupportGrowing up in a single parent home isn’t easy, but for St. Thomas Academy Mr. Hockey Finalist Christiano Versich, one mom like his is all you need. Versich has enjoyed a stellar senior season -- the game looks like it comes easy, but that’s hardly been the case.
2015 Minnesota Boys H.S. Hockey State Tournament Schedule & ScoresIt's tournament time for boys hockey in Minnesota. Class- A games kicked off Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center. Get the full schedule and final scores here!
Spring Lake Park Makes 1st State Hockey Tourney AppearanceThe Minnesota State Hockey experience really is unlike any other, from the homemade signs to the shameless mullets. "It's starting to grow on me a little bit so I might keep it," St. Cloud Apollo's Blake Theisen said. Like the players, fans take it all in.
Hard-Luck Hermantown Prepares To Hunt Still-Elusive State TitleWhat unifies Hermantown is the hockey team, so it's easy to understand how the Hawks have made the last five state title games. How they've lost all of them is hard to explain.
Boys' State Hockey Tournament Bracket Are Set
A New Game In Town: Hockey Schools Or Hockey Factories?Just since last year, two new hockey-intensive private schools opened in the Twin Cities, geared toward producing top talent by offering ice time and elite coaching as part of every school day.
Bench-Clearing Brawl Ends High School Hockey GameA high school hockey game became the site of a bench-clearing brawl Thursday night. Video of the fight at the end of the section playoff game between Bloomington-Jefferson and Holy Angels was posted on Twitter.
To Stay Or To Go: The Choice Facing Minnesota's Best High School Hockey PlayersMinnesota's preeminent sporting event – the boys hockey tournament – gets started with sectionals next week. But nearly two dozen of the state's best players won't be playing in it, choosing to leave high school early for what they believe are better leagues. Others say they’re better off staying.