High School

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.

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MHCA announces Coach of the Year Award winners

The Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association has named its 2013 section coach of the year recipients along with the John Mariucci Award winners as the state coach of the year.

The Mariucci Award winner for Class AA is Mike Randolph of Duluth East. It is the first Mariucci Award for Randolph, who took his team to the state tournament for the 14th time in the past 23 years. The Greyhounds have made six appearances in the championship game during his tenure while winning titles in 1995 and 1998.

The Class A head coach of the year is Duluth Denfeld’s Kevin Smalley, who also won the award in 2010. This season, Smalley led the Hunters to a 19-9-0 record and the Section 7A title game, finishing the regular season ranked ninth in the Associated Press Class A poll.

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2012-13 MGHCA All-State Teams


The Minnesota Girls' Hockey Coaches Association (MGHCA) announced their 2012-13 All-State Teams at the Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

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Tim Morris honored with inaugural Brano Stankovsky Award


Minnesota Girls’ Hockey Coaches Association (MGHCA) Executive Director Tim Morris was honored with the inaugural Brano Stankovsky Award at the annual Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Sunday, Feb. 24.

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Class A: Top-ranked teams vie for state title

With defending champion Breck team not returning to the tournament, this year’s Class A title is up for grabs in a field that features seven teams ranked in the top 20.

Four of the eight Class A teams that played in St. Paul last year have qualified again and the field is headlined by the top three teams in the state – No. 1 Warroad, No. 2 Blake and No. 3 Red Wing. Only one team – Mound Westonka – is making its first state tournament appearance, and five teams – Alexandria, Blake, Hibbing/Chisholm, South St. Paul and Warroad – have captured past state championships.

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