High School

Top 10 candidates announced for Mr. Hockey Award

The Minnesota Minute Men announced the Top Ten Candidates for the 28th Annual Mr. Hockey Award. They are Justin Kloos (Lakeville South), Will Merchant (Eagan), Grant Opperman (Breck), Judd Peterson (Duluth Marshall), Jake Randolph (Duluth East), Charlie Sampair (Hill-Murray), Eric Schurhamer (St. Thomas Academy), Jared Thomas (Hermantown), Dom Toninato (Duluth East) and Michael Zajac (Eagan).

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2012 Senior Classic set for March 2-4 in Blaine

The Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association (MGHCA) would like to invite all hockey fans to the 2012 Senior Classic at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn., on March 2-4. This event, celebrating the careers of our best female high school players, is now in its 14th year.

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MSHSL releases instructional hockey checking video

The Minnesota State High School League staff has completed production of an instructional video intended to demonstrate proper and improper checks and hits in hockey in a continuing effort to educate players, coaches, officials and fans so that potential injurious actions are reduced and ultimately eliminated from the game.

The 12-minute video is available for viewing at a link on the home page of the League website – www.MSHSL.org.

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Patrick Moore won’t back down

By Tim Kolehmainen
Breakdown Sports USA

Patrick Moore has never been one to back down from a challenge. Not even when he appears as overmatched as a snake at an arm-wrestling convention.

Moore’s high school coach at Grand Rapids, Bruce LaRoque, recalled one of his first varsity games as a sophomore center – when the diminutive Moore was matched up against powerful and physical Zach Budish of Edina. Moore didn’t back down an inch, something that set him apart right away.

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Experience gives McDonagh comfort in the Garden

By Nick Clark

Of all the places that would have Ryan McDonagh recalling the emotions he felt the night his Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders played for a state hockey championship, who would have believed it could be Madison Square Garden?

Imbedded in the heart of New York City, where cabs and passersby rarely even recognize the men preparing to wear the red, white and blue sweaters of their hometown Rangers, the building is to many the Mecca of American sports.

“It’s such a special place, but it can be intimidating,” McDonagh admitted. “Fortunately, I have some memories to look back on that make it easy for me to handle.”

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