High School

Girls Elite League set for sixth season


The sixth season of the Upper Midwest High School Girls Elite League will soon be underway! Modeled after the boys’ version, this fall developmental league allows the top female hockey players in the Upper Midwest to compete with players of similar ability. The schedule allows multi-sport athletes to continue their fall sport. 

Read more: Girls Elite League set for sixth season

Girls’ high school hockey coaches unveil inaugural Hall of Fame inductees

With girls’ hockey in Minnesota starting its 20th year, the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association (MGHCA) has announced the establishment of the Girls’ Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame. It has been several years in the planning and will honor those individuals that have been pioneers in organizing girls’ hockey, along with coaches and administrators who have made significant contributions to the initiation, promotion and growth of girls’ high school hockey in the state of Minnesota over the past 20 years and beyond!

Read more: Girls’ high school hockey coaches unveil inaugural Hall of Fame inductees

Coaching Carousel: Minnesota high school coaching changes

High School Boys

School 2012-13 Coach
2013-14 Coach
Alexandria Scott Woods Ian Resch
Apple Valley Jerry Hayes Chris Sikich
Becker/Big Lake Jon Samuelson Doug Friedrichs
Buffalo Jason Fairman Aaron Johnson
Crookston Jon Bittner Joel Gasper
Grand Rapids Bruce LaRoque John Rothstein
Hibbing/Chisholm Mark DeCenzo Todd Versich
Holy Angels Billy Hengen Trent Palm
Hopkins Rolf Ulvin Cory Peterson
International Falls Bruce Elson Ross Johnson
Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter Shawn Carlson Dave Swanberg
Mankato East Aaron Anderson Adam Fries
Maple Grove Gary Stefano Tom Starkey
Marshall Dave Coudert Michael Weiss
Moorhead Pete Cullen (interim) Jon Ammerman
Moose Lake Trevor Howe Joe McDonnell
Mora Charles Whitbred Jr. Jon Samuelson
Morris/Benson Jim Kennedy Jeremiah Day
North Branch Mike Deschneau Matt Cottingham
Orono Aaron Johnson Kasey Yoder
Pine City Pat Christopherson Grant Nicoll
Providence Academy Hal Tearse Scott Brokaw
Red Wing Mike Belisle Bob Rajanen (interim)
Redwood Valley Randy Hanson Dan Paur
Rogers Tim Marchand Justin Strunk
Roseville Area Pete Aus Ryan Adams
St. Louis Park Shjon Podein Terry Kesely
Sauk Rapids-Rice Brian Nyholm John Kothenbeutel
Stillwater Area Phil Housley Matt Doman
Waseca Jim Ferch Chris Storey
Windom Area Jon Ammerman Tim Mellstrom


High School Girls

School 2012-13 Coach
2013-14 Coach
Achiever Academy n/a Chris Peterson
Alexandria Andy Shriver Blair Hovel
Andover Ben Monahan Melissa Sailor
Austin Denny Bray Brett Vessel
Bemidji Bob Brink Jackie Robertson
Breck Chris Peterson Ronda Curtin Engelhardt
Burnsville Garnet Asmundson Tracy Cassano
Centennial Dale Sager Kristina King
Chaska/Chanhassen Tracy Cassano Jeff Wahl
Duluth Shawna Davidson Cory Stafne
Eagan Tom Younghans Kallie Flor/Ryan St. Martin
East Ridge Tim Fink/Wes Walz (interim) Tim Fink/Wes Walz
Henry Sibley Mike Haedrich Chad Norman
Luverne Dave Siebenahler/Nick Domagala Tony Sandbulte
Minneapolis Novas Pat Meacham Sarma Ozmen
Morris/Benson Area Jeff Mahoney Jim Berens
New Prague Matt Miller Andrea Peterson
New Ulm Angela Zeig Kristin Faber
River Lakes Blair Hovel Jack Freeman
Rogers Scott Childers Dale Sager
Rosemount Josh Hoekstra Tom Conboy
St. Paul United Carrie Holdorf David Cole
Silver Bay Area Mike Guzzo Bruce Carman
Simley Ashley Stewart Tom Patnode
Spring Lake Park Tom Kulenkamp Sandy Nelson
Tartan Sarma Ozmen Nick Fuerst
Windom Area Dean Drahota Nathan Boler

Mayasich, Woog inducted into MSHSL Hall of Fame


Minnesota hockey legends John Mayasich and Doug Woog were among the eight inductees of the Minnesota State High School League 2013 Hall of Fame class.

The League’s Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by Wells Fargo, was started in 1991. The 2013 class was the 20th group to be inducted. The inductees were chosen through a multi-level selection process that included League member schools and a committee of athletics, fine arts, and educational leaders. This year’s class brings the Hall of Fame membership to 196.

Read more: Mayasich, Woog inducted into MSHSL Hall of Fame

Lineup announced for 2013 Schwan Cup


Newly crowned boys’ Minnesota State High School hockey champions Edina (AA) and St. Thomas Academy (A) will headline the field for the 13th annual Schwan Cup high school hockey tournament, to be played Dec. 26-28, 2013. The 32 teams are divided into four divisions, with the Gold Division playing at Ridder Arena on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis and other divisions playing at the Schwan Super Rink, on the campus of the National Sports Center in Blaine. All divisions will play their championship games at Ridder Arena on Dec. 28.

Read more: Lineup announced for 2013 Schwan Cup