Elk River-Zimmerman’s second game was not nearly as impressive as its first game but the Elks pulled out a 7-6 victory over Andover in their conference opener Saturday evening at home. A burst of three goals in 78 seconds by the Elks early in the third period, the first two from Chase Brinkman and [...]
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 [...]
by Bruce Strand Sports editor Tony Sarsland, one of the most prominent prep coaches in the state with 588 hockey wins at Elk River, abruptly resigned Friday, Feb. 10, under fire. Sarsland’s sudden departure, which got metro-wide coverage, comes as he is the subject of an investigation by the school district, according to Casey Mahon, [...]
The injury suffered by Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player Jack Jablonski in late December has led to an outpouring of support and a host of sweeping rules changes. The story has truly captivated the “State of Hockey.” The sophomore was paralyzed by crashing head-first into the glass while being inadvertently checked from behind, an illegal move. [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River is in the hunt for Hockey Day Minnesota 2014, and officials for the Elk River Area School District along with other Elk River community leaders believe they have the idyllic setting in the Handke Pit. Among the leaders pushing have been Elk River High School Principal Terry Bizal and [...]
Every community with a hockey program at any level should be concerned on how the game is coached, officiated and played, following the checking-from-behind accident that has paralyzed Jack Jablonski, a sophomore at Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School. The state and the nation are paying attention to Jablonski’s recovery and the need for leaders of hockey [...]
Gary Johnston — a teacher, coach and champion of the girls youth hockey movement in Rogers — was recently honored at the State Capitol in St. Paul for his contributions to young girls and women in his community.