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The Boys State Hockey Tournament is next week at Xcel Energy Center, and one of the most recognizable names in Minnesota hockey will lead his team to St. Paul. This will be the last year that’s the case for Tyler Nanne with the Edina Hornets.
USA’s Olympic hockey team beat Russia 3-2 in a stunning shootout Saturday. The arena in Sochi was packed to overflowing with fans of both nations, jovially posing for photos and comparing their colorful sweaters. The Russians waved hundreds of flags, blew horns and banged drums from the first moments of warm-ups. Hockey legend and former Golden Gopher Lou Nanne was team captain during the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. He says Saturday’s game was quite a spectacle.
Former University of Minnesota hockey star Lou Nanne, now a prominent Gophers booster, has been picked to lead the school’s fundraising campaign for enhanced athletic facilities. The university announced the news on Monday. With a separate practice building for the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the top of the list, the Gophers are pursuing $190 million in private money to upgrade their sports programs. Football practice facility renovation is also a high priority. Nanne will lead a new volunteer leadership council that will assist the athletic department in meeting the needs of the athletes, coaches and programs.
Lou Nanne thinks the lock out could have been avoided if only the sides would have started negotiating earlier. He said he believes the Players Association could have started earlier.
Mike Max joined Dave Lee to talk sports on the WCCO Morning News.
The last professional sports team to leave Minnesota was the North Stars. Seven years after the North Stars left, the Minnesota Wild began play at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. But getting professional hockey to return came at a steep price.
This weekend the family of Jack Jablonski announced a “grass roots” effort to change the game of hockey to make it safer.
In light of two local students getting hurt on the ice, hockey players and coaches are being asked to sign a pledge, promising they’ll follow the rules and avoid dangerous play.
Everything hockey in the State of Hockey! With hosts Steve Thomson and Kevin Falness.
Here are some of the people that Sid and Dave talked to this week: Gopher football Tim Brewster after Saturday’s defeat in Madison. Gopher hockey coach Don Lucia following his team’s weekend sweep of UMass. […]
Nurses and Nanne! Mel Gibson rants AGAIN! Adam Carter in the Newsroom and more!