High School

“Business as usual” as Elite League prepares for 15th season


Since 2001, the Upper Midwest High School Elite League has served as a showcase for some of the finest young hockey talent in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. The league was founded to give hockey players an opportunity to play against other elite players, while also showcasing their skills in front of college and junior hockey coaches and professional scouts. With games scheduled from September to early November, and mostly on weekends, the league allows athletes to participate in their fall sport with their high school, while also preparing for the high school hockey season.

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A skate with Kate Hallett


By David K.B. Cole
Head Girls’ Varsity Coach, St. Paul United

On paper, Kate Hallett is by all estimations an exceptional student-athlete. She is the Convent of the Visitation School President, the St. Paul United hockey team captain, a Visitation tennis captain, an all-state and all-conference defenseman, all-conference honorable mention in tennis, a USA U18 Hockey National Team final cut, a dedicated student with a 4.16 GPA, a Harvard University commit for 2015, plus she has compiled numerous awards across the academic and athletic landscape. However, in the interview that follows you will learn that it is her character, zest for life, love of people and faith that truly make her so remarkable.

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An (off-)season to remember

Centennial High School hockey continues to scale mountains


This past summer, the Centennial High School boys’ hockey program finished their off-season training on a high note – a Rocky Mountain high note. After a summer of workouts and practice, the Cougars traveled to Denver for a six-day hockey adventure where they faced several of Colorado’s top teams, played hockey in high altitude, visited the Air Force Academy and traveled deep into the Rockies for some fly fishing, zip lining, horseback riding and whitewater rafting.

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MSHSL approves girls’ state tournament championship session

Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association working to grow game


By John Hamre
Let’s Play Hockey Guest Columnist

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Executive Board approved the decision to play the Girls’ Class A and Class AA championship games back-to-back in a Saturday evening championship games session. This decision was approved at the board’s meeting on Thursday, Dec. 4, and supports the efforts of the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association (MGHCA) to continue growing the game of girls’ hockey in Minnesota.

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Two-time defending champion Edina enters the 2014-15 season ranked No. 1. Can the Hornets make it three in a row? 

After the jump, the 2014-15 Minnesota Boys’ High School Class AA Team Previews:

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