By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Corralling National Hockey League (NHL) players during their brief offseason is often a difficult task. But when the organization on the other end of the phone is Defending the Blue Line, players usually line up to volunteer in a hurry. Defending the Blue Line, a non-profit organization whose primary mission is [...]
A day after the St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team wrapped up its first-ever trip to the Frozen Four, Ben Hanowski signed a contract with the Calgary Flames. Three days later, the Little Falls graduate made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut, skating against the Minnesota Wild. Hanowski didn’t waste much time making an [...]
By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor After getting knocked out of its conference tournament in the semifinals, Ben Hanowski and St. Cloud State University (SCSU) needed some help to get into the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s hockey tournament. Once they did, though, the Huskies took it from there, rolling through the Midwest Regional as [...]
The Minnesota Flying Aces junior hockey team turned in a remarkable run to earn a trip to its divisional playoffs. But once there, the Aces ran into the powerful North Iowa squad, falling in three games to the Bulls. North Iowa took the first two games of the series at home, then completed the sweep [...]
By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor email@example.com For the fifth time in five meetings this season, North Iowa topped the Minnesota Flying Aces junior hockey team, Saturday, with a 7-0 shutout win. Christan Michalik made 28 saves for the Aces.
By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Defending North American Tier III Hockey League champion Granite City entered its match-up with the Minnesota Flying Aces junior hockey team once again leading the West Division, Nov. 24. After enduring a 14-5 shot differential that favored the Aces in a scoreless first period, the host Lumberjacks showed why [...]
By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor email@example.com The Twin City Steel tallied five third-period goals to earn a 7-6 come-from-behind win over the host Minnesota Flying Aces junior hockey team, Nov. 17, as the Aces dropped three games over the weekend. Twin City Steel 7, Aces 6 Payton Trammel scored twice in the first two [...]