Coaching Carousel: Upper Midwest coaching changes

High School Boys

School 2014-15 Coach 2015-16 Coach
Greenway Jim Lawson  
Hastings Russ Welch  
Lakeville South Kurt Weber  
Mounds View Rick Thomas  
Orono Justin Pagel  
St. Paul Academy Bill Owens  


High School Girls

School 2014-15 Coach 2015-16 Coach
Chisago Lakes Jason Mahlen  
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lance Horvat  
East Ridge Dean Talafous  
Henry Sibley Chad Norman  


College Women

School 2014-15 Coach 2015-16 Coach
Hamline Steve DeBus  
Minnesota State Eric Means  
Minnesota Duluth Shannon Miller  
Wisconsin-Eau Claire Mike Collins  

This week's cover: March 26, 2015

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Recovery continues for UND’s Lisa Marvin


By John Hamre
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

Lisa Marvin, a sophomore on the 2014-15 University of North Dakota women’s hockey team, was struck by an automobile in a horrible accident on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Marvin was filling her car with gas on the side of the road when she was struck by a car, in Grand Forks, N.D. After being hit by the passing vehicle, she flew threw the air and landed on the roadway pavement.

Read more: Recovery continues for UND’s Lisa Marvin

Cole Borchardt remains #BurnsvilleStrong


By John Hamre
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

Cole Borchardt possesses an ever-present smile and a welcoming demeanor. His spirit is strong and undeterred. His smile sheds light upon his own appreciation for all he has, all that he has persevered through and all he still hopes to accomplish. If you are ever fortunate enough to meet Cole, you will find his smile is a reminder to what our perspectives in life ought to be.

Read more: Cole Borchardt remains #BurnsvilleStrong

Officially Speaking: Monthly Mailbag

By Mark Lichtenfeld


OK, I realize the monthly mailbag has morphed into a bi-monthly mailbag, but OS has been inundated with calls and e-mails from veteran officials pleading with me to publicize the important issues and controversies occurring in the trenches of amateur hockey officiating. And because the mission of OS is to serve this community of veteran zebras, these issues had to be timely addressed. It’s not like I’m going to sweep the complaints of a fellow official under the Zamboni dasher door.

Read more: Officially Speaking: Monthly Mailbag