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Minnesota Hockey breaks national & state record for 8 & Under players

Minnesota becomes first ever state to suit up more than 17,000 8U players

 

The final registration report from USA Hockey has been released and Minnesota Hockey has established a new record of 8 & Under (8U) players with 17,651. The total number of
8U players marks a third consecutive year of growth and the first time any state has boasted more than 17,000 8U players, surpassing the previous record held by Minnesota after the 2010-11 season (16,936).

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This week's cover: June 3, 2016

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Courage, hope and a miracle

Former Hill-Murray hockey player Duke Pieper shares his inspiring story from his near-death experience

 

By Pete Waggoner

“Hearing people come up to you and reach out or say, ‘Oh, it was a great book, it really helped me out,’ I have gotten a bunch of testimonies which makes it all worth while,” Duke Pieper said to a reporter recently. 

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10 things you may not know about Bruce Boudreau

The new Minnesota Wild head coach is best known for his 409 wins, but there’s a lot more to the new Wild bench boss

 

On May 7, Bruce Boudreau was named the fourth ever head coach of the Minnesota Wild. He comes to St. Paul with a record of 409-192-80 (.659) in nine seasons as an NHL head coach with the Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals, leading his team to eight division titles and eight trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But there’s a lot more to Boudreau than just his accomplishments as an NHL head caoch. Following are 10 things you may not know about the Wild’s new bench boss.

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Three ways to sabotage your season

 

By Kim McCullough, M.Sc, YCS

Players who aspire to play at the highest level of hockey “get it.” They put in the hard work on and off the ice to gain an edge on the competition. But once the summer comes, most players just do what is asked of them by their coaches, instead of going the extra mile. Many of them will not get the payoff they deserve once they hit the ice in the fall because of self-sabotage. So here are three of the most common ways players sabotage their season.

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