Minnesota Wild Hire Stats Specialists For Hockey OperationsThe Minnesota Wild have hired for their hockey operations department a pair of analytics specialists who co-founded an advanced statistics website. Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced Tuesday the club has brought in Andrew C. Thomas as lead hockey researcher and Alexandra Mandrycky as hockey operations analyst.
Organizers Say Ice Should Hold For U.S. Pond Hockey ChampionshipsOrganizers of this week's U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis say the ice should be fine, even though daytime temperatures are expected to remain above freezing from the time the tournament starts on Friday until the five division champions are crowned and the coveted Golden Shovel is handed out on Sunday.
Minnesotan Oilers Player Suffers Athletic Cup-Smashing Puck To GroinAn NHL player who originally hails from Blaine crumpled to the ice in a Thursday night game after he was smacked by a puck to the groin. Matt Hendricks, center for the Edmonton Oilers, played at Blaine High School and later at St. Cloud State.
Organizers Turn North American Pond Hockey Tournament Into Bean-Bag CompetitionInstead of throwing in the towel when weather caused a hockey tournament to be canceled, event organizers threw in a bag. A bean bag to be exact.
Wild Break Losing Streak, Win 3 – 0 Over LA KingsThe five-game losing streak, the January power-play drought and the creeping sense of frustration all vanished in one cathartic evening for the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota Wild Lose 3 – 1 To Anaheim DucksThe Anaheim Ducks scored all their goals at even strength against the Minnesota Wild, which was critical for the NHL's lowest-scoring team — especially against a club that doesn't give up many power-play opportunities.
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.
Wild Beat Blues With Help From Dubnyk's 33 SavesErik Haula broke a third-period tie, Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 Thursday night. Nino Niederreiter and Thomas Vanek also scored to help the Wild start a four-game trip with just their sixth road win of the season.
The Family Behind The Minnesota Special Hockey Game day for the Cashin family is a rush of last minute preparations. Sam Cashin, 23, turns his attention to the competition.
This Hockey Team Helps All Players Remember Why They Love The GameThis week as part of our Trees of Hockey series, we're heading out onto the hockey rink with the Minnesota Special Hockey League.
In This League, Playing Goalie Isn’t Always About Stopping The PuckIn the state of hockey, there’s a belief that everyone should have a chance to play the game. But for people with special needs, that wasn't always the case.
Mild Weather Pushes Back Pond Hockey ChampionshipsThe organizers of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships have pushed back the tournament dates due to unseasonably warm weather in Minnesota.
Predators Snap Wild's 3-Game Streak, 3-2Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Warm December Puts U.S. Pond Hockey Championships In PerilOrganizers of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships may announce some big changes next week to the popular outdoor event. The ice is far from ready on Lake Nokomis with less than a month until the outdoor tournament. The warm December weather has kept the Minneapolis lake from freezing over.