Coaching Carousel: Upper Midwest coaching changes

High School Boys

School 2015-16 Coach 2016-17 Coach
Anoka Todd Manthey Jerrid Reinholz
Austin Erik LaRock Jason Merritt
Blake Jon Sturgis  
Bloomington Kennedy Dave Dillon Nick Hanrahan
Dodge County Eric Hofmann Chris Ernest
Elk River Gordie Roberts Ben Gustafson
Maple Grove Todd Bergland (interim) Todd Bergland
Moose Lake Area Joe McDonnell Lee Costley
Prairie Centre Rob Mettenburg/Josh Meyer  
Proctor Steve Rodberg Dan Stauber
Providence Academy Billy Hengen Hal Tearse
Rochester Mayo Lorne Grosso Todd Huyber
St. Cloud n/a Pete Matanich
St. Louis Park Terry Keseley  


High School Girls

School 2015-16 Coach 2016-17 Coach
Alexandria Blair Hovel Molly Arola
Armstrong/Cooper Kevin Gray Elsa Bruestle
Bemidji Jackie Stoffel Casey Reierson
Bloomington Jefferson Craig Shepherd Mike Ryan
Buffalo Ray Dahlof Mark Nodvall
Cretin-Derham Hall John Pohl Brooke White-Lancette
Eagan Kallie Flor/Ryan St. Martin Dan Wilson
Edina Laura Slominski Sami Reber
Fairmont John Korsmo Ashley Olson
Hastings Jeff Corkish Josh Colvin
Hibbing/Chisholm Pete Hyduke Emily Erickson
Mahtomedi Craig Michelson Bill Mauricio
Mankato West Tom Villagomez  
North Wright County Jason Johnson Cailyn McCauley
Stillwater Area Tony Scheid Lee Gillespie
Wayzata Becky Wacker  
Worthington Eric Milbrath  


College Men

School 2015-16 Coach 2016-17 Coach
St. Olaf Sean Goldsworthy Mike Eaves
Wisconsin Mike Eaves Tony Granato
Wisconsin-Superior Dan Stauber Rich McKenna



Team 2015-16 Coach 2016-17 Coach
Minnesota Wild Mike Yeo Bruce Boudreau

Let’s Play Hockey ownership changes hands

Bryan Zollman takes over from longtime publisher Doug Johnson. Above: Bryan and Heather Zollman with their children, Jake, Sydney and Johnny


Let’s Play Hockey, the longest-running hockey newspaper in the U.S., has a new owner/publisher as Doug Johnson has sold the publication and its related entities to Bryan Zollman, effective April 15.

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Hockey community rallies for Matt Olson


Several fundraising efforts have raised over $370,000 to support Matt Olson, the Isanti, Minn., native who sustained a severe spinal cord injury on Feb. 21, playing junior hockey for the Chicago Cougars.

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This week's cover: April 14, 2016

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U.S. women bring home another gold medal

Team USA proves that creative offense and solid defense are not mutually exclusive


By Jack Blatherwick
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

The U.S. Women’s National Team has now won seven of the last nine IIHF Women’s World Championships, so one might think it’s easy to predict the winner. You’d be wrong. Canada won the first eight championships once the tournament began in 1990; and in the Olympics, after USA won the first gold medal in 1998, Canada won the next four.

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