High School

Team North wins league title, earns top playoff seed

 

Over the past 15 years, a number of the races for the Upper Midwest High School Elite League regular season title have gone right down to the wire, sometimes involving two or three teams with a shot at the crown on the league’s final weekend.

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For the love of the game

 

By Ken Pauly
Head Coach, Benilde-St. Margaret’s HS
MHCA Past President

It almost always ends in tears. Those tears may come during tryouts, sectional play, or the state tournament, but it’s a pretty safe bet that when a high school experience comes to its conclusion, it most always comes with a sense of loss; a loss that transcends the final result.

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My favorite thing about high school hockey

 

By Paul Gibson
Head Coach, Chisago Lakes HS

There are a number of things that I admire about high school hockey, but if I had to choose one particular thing, it would be community-based player bonding.

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Improving Minnesota high school hockey

 

Minnesota high school hockey is a wonderful product. It’s a model envied throughout North America as a community-based system that annually produces hundreds of elite hockey players. But can it be improved?

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Reflections on hockey from the deer stand

 

By Sheldon Weston
Head Coach, Monticello HS
MHCA President

As I was up north at the hunting shack last weekend, preparing for the deer opener, I had a chance to reflect on some of my favorite things about Minnesota high school hockey and ponder about the current state of our game.

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