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Coaching Carousel: Upper Midwest coaching changes

High School Boys

School 2015-16 Coach 2016-17 Coach
Anoka Todd Manthey Jerrid Reinholz
Austin Erik LaRock  
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  
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  
Cretin-Derham Hall John Pohl Brooke White-Lancette
Eagan Kallie Flor/Ryan St. Martin  
Edina Laura Slominski Sami Reber
Hastings Jeff Corkish Josh Colvin
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  
Wisconsin Mike Eaves Tony Granato
Wisconsin-Superior Dan Stauber Rich McKenna

 

Pro

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

Click the image above for a PDF of this week's cover of Let's Play Hockey

The missing link

 

By Dan Bauer

It is playoff time in the world of hockey. High schools and colleges have crowned their champions and the Stanley Cup Playoffs began this week. It is the sports version of survival of the fittest as each step toward the elusive hardware exposes both weaknesses and strengths of the competitors. The margin of victory is often as imperceptible as a razor’s edge.

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