Designing a skating practice


By Diane Ness


When looking at designing a skating practice, there are many things to consider. The first thing that would come to mind is making a plan. Trying to figure out what you want to teach and in what order is critical in running an effective skating practice. The key is always the execution of a plan, not just the plan itself.

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Top high school goalies train at Minnesota Hockey’s Dave Peterson Camp


Fifty of the state’s top high school goalies will be at Augsburg College, Aug. 6-9, for Minnesota Hockey’s 11th Dave Peterson CCM High Performance Goalie Camp. The four-day goalie development program is designed to improve the individual skills, techniques, confidence and consistency of boys and girls in the 15-to 18-year-old age group.

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Edina native signs with NWHL’s Boston Pride


With the end of free agency just a few weeks away, the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) signed former Edina High School and Providence College forward Corinne Buie for the upcoming season.

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Feeling a Draft

 A total of seven Minnesotans were selected at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, continuing the state’s proud tradition of developing NHL-caliber players


By Kevin Kurtt
Let’s Play Hockey Editor

After a two-year hiatus, Minnesota returned to the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. When the Vancouver Canucks selected former Burnsville High School forward Brock Boeser with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on June 26, it marked the 12th time in the last 16 years that a Minnesota native was drafted in the first round. Since 2000, a Minnesotan has gone in the first round in all but four drafts (2001, 2011, 2013, 2014).

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