Former Raiders help power Gophers hockey victories

The University of Minnesota women's hockey team had a successful opening weekend thanks in part to the efforts of a pair of former Roseville Raiders. The Gophers thumped Penn State 8-0 on Friday and beat Boston University 5-2 on Saturday in games played at Ridder Arena.
Lee Stecklein and Kate Flug both made it onto the score sheet on Friday against the Nittany Lions. Stecklein recorded a pair of assists and Flug added a helper of her own.


Polars choose Peasley as new boys hockey coach

Peasley replaces longtime head coach Diebel
North High alum, former All-Conference standout and current assistant hockey coach Nate Peasley has been chosen as the Polars’ new head hockey coach.


Two former Knights play in Division III Frozen Four

A pair of former Irondale standouts was in upstate New York last weekend for the Division III women’s Frozen Four. Kelsey Barnier closed out her collegiate career at the event while Gillian McDonald reached the midway point of her college hockey life.


Third straight title eludes Lorence, Gophers

Meghan Lorence spent the final weekend of the college hockey season in New England chasing a national championship. Brausen and her University of Minnesota teammates fell short of a third consecutive Division I women’s hockey title but she’ll have one more chance at another title next year.


Third straight title eludes Brausen, Gophers

Bethany Brausen spent the final weekend of her college hockey career in New England chasing a national championship. Brausen and her University of Minnesota teammates fell short of a third consecutive Division I women’s hockey title but she still leaves the Golden Gophers with plenty of achievements.


Undefeated Johnson Como 10U Girls Win Championship

The Johnson Como 10U girls hockey team was victorious against Lakeville 4 to 3 on March 15, and over Hastings Blue, 2 to 1 on March 16, in which they held up to a 5 on 3 power play.  This victory handed them the championship.


Boys hockey: North St. Paul B1 Bantams having a great year

Pictured, front row, left to right: Nick Burshten, Nathan Conroy and Max Rossman. Middle row: Ben Herman, Austin Vandell, Kearby Larson, Jack Smith, Jake Edmunds, Jeffrey Schmidt and Joe Reubish. Back row: Coach Zach Denny, Coach Logan Schmidt, Ryan Stokes, Michael Ettlinger, Josh Korngable, Kevin Pilarski, Jake Kubiatowicz, Noah Smith, Dale Coggin, Coach Mike Simmons and Coach Kevin Burshten. (submitted photo)

The North St. Paul boys hockey program looks like it is in good shape down the road. This season the North St. Paul B1 Bantam team (ages 13-15) is on a roll. Recently they capped winning efforts by going 4-0 in the Northern Regional Tournament and qualified for a berth in the State Tournament.


Pair of former Knights headed to Frozen Fours

photo by Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas

Kelsey Barnier

The NCAA is holding its women’s hockey Frozen Fours this weekend and Irondale High School will be represented at both of them. Meghan Lorence is headed to her third Division I Frozen Four while Kelsey Barnier is set to appear in her first Division III Frozen Four.


One last Frozen Four for former Raider Brausen

In winning the last two national championships, the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team had the shortest trip of the teams competing in the Frozen Four both years. This year, the Golden Gophers will travel the farthest of the four squads converging on Hamden, Conn., this weekend.


Pioneers romp over Roseville, stymied by Stillwater

The Hill-Murray Pioneers boys’ hockey forces had a challenge set out for them: to match the exploits of the Hill-Murray girls’ hockey team.
In case you haven’t heard, the girls won the Class AA State Championship last week.
The boys took a huge step toward their 27th State Classic appearance when they routed Roseville by a 5-1 score.