girls hockey

  Elk River-Zimmerman  lost its girls hockey opener to an Eden Prairie team with “a lot of top-end talent” 4-1 at home on Saturday evening. “Eden Prairie is an outstanding team,” said Dale Sager, making his debut as Elk head coach. “There is a good chance they are around in late February and the Xcel […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Joel Wesloh was hired was Rogers girls hockey coach last week, and he said his first message to his players was this: “I’m not going anywhere.” Wesloh, a Rogers Middle School physical education teacher who’s been an Elk assistant since 1998, will be the Royals’ sixth coach in 12 years. […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Dale Sager, a longtime assistant coach, is the new head coach for Elk River girls hockey. Sager, 34, who assisted Joe Heasley for eight years, 2004-12, before becoming head coach at Centennial and Rogers one year each, was named Friday to succeed Heasley, who resigned in June. “We are excited […]

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The Beach Boys had a hit song called “Be True to Your School” in that bygone era known as the 1960s, a sentiment that seems quaint sometimes during this current era of kids leaving their schools via open enrollment or, in hockey, to play juniors. Three departed hockey players have been on a lot of […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When the Elk River-Zimmerman skaters were receiving their second-place medals after their 3-1 loss to Andover in the section finals, Andover coach Melissa Sailor fixed a compassionate gaze on one of them as she skated across the rink — her sister Mandy Sailor, Elk senior defenseman. “We are used to […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River-Zimmerman has made five state trips in girls hockey but No. 6 has proven agonizingly elusive. For the third straight year, the Elks lost a close game in the Section 7AA finals, this one to conference rival Andover as the Huskies earned their first trip 3-1, capped by […]

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The Rogers Royals girls hockey season ended with a 7-0 drubbing by top-seeded Blaine on Saturday in the Section 5AA semifinals at Roseville. “We had fun. We stayed with them for a while, but Blaine is very good,” said Royal coach Dale Sager. “Their good players really stood out. Schlagel had four goals.” Amy Schlagel […]

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by Bruce Strand,  Sports Editor You can add Kaylee Forster to the elite list of Elk hockey players who skate in Division I.  The senior defenseman, who’s a force on both ends of the rink, is set for New Hampshire. Forster is an all-conference pick since 10th grade, a four-year starter with 20 career goals […]

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