Officially Speaking: Time out


By Mark Lichtenfeld


Look, there’s a correct time and coachable place for the invocation of a team’s single time out. Being on the losing end of a 4-0 game with 30 seconds remaining in the third is not that time.

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Miracle on Ice profile: Dave Christian


By Ashley McKenelly

For Dave Christian, Olympic gold was in his blood. His father Bill and uncle Roger were members of the 1960 U.S. Olympic hockey Team that took home the gold medal. Another uncle, Gordon, was a member of the 1956 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team that won the silver medal. His family’s love for hockey goes even further; his brothers Bill and Roger, along with Hal Bakke, were the founders of the Christian Brothers Hockey Company based in Warroad, Minn., which until 2009, made hockey sticks. His nephew, Brock Nelson, currently plays for the New York Islanders.

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This week's cover: January 22, 2015

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Let’s Play Hockey Premier League taking shape


As the Let’s Play Hockey Premier League (LPHPL) is in the invitation phase for its inaugural season, already more than 200 players have registered for the league at the different levels. The levels are for both boys and girls at the 2002 and 2003 birth years. There is a real buzz around the state as the league continues to take shape.

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A Champion's Life

Edina native Bill Nyrop was the unsung fourth defenseman of the Montreal Canadiens’ “Big Three”


By John Hamre
Let’s Play Hockey Guest Columnist

The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times in the franchise’s storied history, claiming five Cups in the 1960s and six in the 1970s, before winning their most recent two in 1986 and 1993. To play for the Canadiens is to play for one of the most successful and history-laden teams in all of sport.

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