Gordie Roberts

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s first hockey season under former NHL player Gordie Roberts ended with one of those haunting, razor-thin-margin  losses that are difficult to shake off. The Elks and Grand Rapids jousted to a 0-0 tie in the Section 7AA semifinals in Duluth on Saturday before the Elks got on the […]

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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 Jim Boyle Editor Gordie Roberts, a former Minnesota North Star and member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win two Stanley Cups, has accepted the position of Elk River High School  head boys’ hockey coach. Roberts has been an assistant hockey coach for the Hamline University hockey […]

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