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Start fun “strength training” with first-year Mites

 

By Jack Blatherwick
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

Michael Crowe has spent a lifetime as a speedskater and coach, first in the United States, and now in Canada’s highly successful development program. His dryland workouts are legendary for their creative approach to skating improvement.

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Thoughts on the Elite League

 

By Kevin Hartzell
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

It was really fun to get out to the Elite League games on Saturday and see many familiar hockey faces. I haven’t had the opportunity to do so for a couple of years.  I have a number of thoughts to share.

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High school hockey: An experience like no other

 

By Mark Loahr
Totino-Grace High School Boys’ Hockey Coach

Ask any youth hockey player what his ultimate goal in hockey would be and the answer is going to most often be to play in the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center. I’ve been to state tournament games in many sports to see many of our school teams play, but none of the tournaments rival the state high school hockey tournament. To fulfill this dream, there is one overriding requirement for a hockey player: You have to be playing for a high school.

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Catching up with Lakeville North’s Jack McNeely

 

By Chris Bagwell

The State of Hockey did not get its nickname by accident. Every year, thousands of new players sign up with their local associations and fall in love with the game. A few will continue to progress and develop at such a pace that hockey becomes a feasible career option. One of these few is Jack McNeely.

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