High School Hockey
It was considered one of the best hockey conferences in the state in the 1970’s — but times have changed, and enrollments have declined. Minneapolis has consolidated the conference into one high school hockey program, representing the entire city.
A high school hockey player got a big scare after he suffered a neck injury during a game on Saturday. Sixteen-year-old Zack Munger plays defense for Plymouth’s Providence Academy. During their junior varsity game against Breck on Saturday, another player hit Zack cleanly, but he fell awkwardly into the boards.
Tougher rules are coming to high school hockey due, in part, to an accident that paralyzed a Minnesota player. The National Federation of State High School Associations has moved to increase the penalty time for checking from behind and boarding.
It’s one of the most memorable milestones for any high school student. Ten, twenty, thirty years later, we all remember who we went with and what we wore. Of course, we’re talking about prom. For one student, their memories will also include Mark Rosen.
Since being paralyzed during a high school hockey game three years ago, Jack Jablonski has had many highs and lows. Saturday night was most definitely a high. Saturday was prom night at Benilde-St. Margaret’s, and Jablonski’s date is one of the co-hosts of SportsNation on ESPN2, Michelle Beadle.
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.