Elk River boys hockey

The Elk River girls lost to Anoka 3-0 there on Tuesday evening as Emillie Brigham scored twice in the last period — both shorthanded and on the power play — to break the game open. Blair Parent scored in the second period for the Tornadoes (5-4-1 conference, 6-5-1 overall). Jessica Edwards in goal stopped 33 […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Forty-two shots netted just two goals for the Elk River skaters on Saturday evening but those were enough to beat the Osseo Orioles and its plucky goalie Alex Otto, 2-0 at Elk River Arena. “He was a real good goalie, one of the best we’ve seen,” said Elk coach […]

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In a hotly-contested hockey game that saw five players ejected, the Elk River Elks downed the Andover Huskies 4-1 on Saturday evening in Andover. With the Elks leading 3-0 late in the second period, a fight broke out  resulting in game misconduct penalties for Colton Budreau and Grant Bunker of the Elks, and Jared McComber […]

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Elk River-Zimmerman boys hockey starts a different era Saturday evening under new coach Gordie Roberts. The Elks will host Wayzata at 7 p.m. The former North Star defenseman succeeds Tony Sarsland (27 years, 588 wins, six state trips). There’s two new assistants as well in Chris Prosser and Bruce Johnson, with last year’s JV and […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor New Elk River hockey coach Gordie Roberts has gotten to know parents, the administration, the facilities and most importantly, the players, over the summer. “I’ve been getting to know the players and learning about the culture and work ethic for six or seven weeks,” said Roberts, 54, the former […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor What qualities do you want in your new Elk boys hockey coach, the Blueline Club was asked by activities director Michael Cunningham and superintendent Mark Bezek as they began their search in late March. “When Mike and Mark asked about criteria,” said Michael Gonrowski, head of that boosters group, “we […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A year ago, Elk River High School made a big push to find a football coach. Now the school will do the same to fill the boys hockey vacancy. “This is a big deal for Elk River High School, and the Elk River community,” acknowledged Michael Cunningham, activities director. “This […]

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Elk River hockey stars Anders Franke and Jonna Curtis were each named to the Star-Tribune All-Metro first team. About Franke, the paper said: “Won all 16 of the Elks’ games, stopping 92 percent of shots faced and allowing 2.16 goals per game. Model of consistency throughout his four-year career. Allowed two or fewer goals 14 […]

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  The Elk River skaters gave Duluth East a scare in the Section 7AA semifinals on Saturday, trailing the state’s top-ranked team by just one goal through the third period. But the Greyhounds and goalie Dylan Parker held off the Elks and got an empty-netter with a minute left for a 4-2 decision, with Parker […]

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