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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In a National Hockey League game with a former Elk skating for each side, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Paul Martin cruised 4-1 over the Minnesota Wild and Nate Prosser on Tuesday evening at the Xcel Energy Center. The Penguins raised their NHL-best record to 8-2-1 and handed the Wild […]

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Nate Prosser has returned to the Minnesota Wild, according to a Star-Tribune report. Prosser, 28, the former Elk who spent all or part of the last five seasons with the Wild, was not re-signed over the summer when his two-year deal expired. He signed with the St. Louis Blues to a two-way contract (with both […]

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Matt Kiersted, Elk River sophomore defenseman, verbally committed recently to North Dakota, one of the nation’s top hockey programs. “I went up there (Grand Forks) a lot when I was younger,” said Kiersted. “We’d go to Canada for tournaments and stop at UND and watch games. Ever since then, I’ve liked UND and they’ve got […]

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The Elk River Bantam AA hockey team won its opener over Hermantown 4-0 on Friday in Rogers, and will meet Stillwater on Saturday at noon in the semifinals. In other games, Stillwater beat White Bear Lake 4-2 and Edina beat Eden Prairie 4-3. The Woodbury vs. Grand Rapids score was not available. The tournament will […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River-Zimmerman will play in its seventh straight section championship game after pummeling Grand Rapids-Greenway 5-0 at home Saturday evening. The Elks (14-8-5), who scored on four of their first 10 shots against GRG, will take on Andover (15-9-3) for the Section 7AA crown on Thursday, probably at Fogarty […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River hockey alumni game at Handke Pit drew about 50 players on Wednesday evening and probably a couple hundred fans. Teams were even vs. odd years, and the Evens won 11-9. Former Elk coaches Dave Bleyhl and Dave Hallgren were honorary coaches. The alumni game was held […]

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  A shorthanded goal in the third period helped Eden Prairie knock off Elk River-Zimmerman 3-1 in a duel of unbeaten hockey teams Thursday evening. Steven Spinner notched the shorthanded goal at 3:33 of the third period to give Eden Prairie a 2-1 lead in the first round game of the Edina Holiday Classic. The […]

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  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 […]

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