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Long lines at REA isn’t deterring hockey fans

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Kathy and Nathan Britten weren’t expecting the line to be as long as it was Tuesday when they pulled up to the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.
The two lifelong hockey fans had just finished their 65-mile drive from Karlstad, …continue reading on

Wilderness build toward second season in Cloquet

August 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Wilderness junior hockey team is gearing up for its second NAHL season in Cloquet and has brought home another familiar face for its coaching staff.

Local legend Corey Millen returns for his second season behind the Wilderness bench,…continue reading on

Parise feels at home during Cullen’s golf tournament

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

OXBOW — Zach Parise was 250 miles away from the Twin Cities and Xcel Energy Center on Friday morning at the Oxbow Country Club, but the Minnesota Wild left winger felt right at home.
Parise, a former University of North Dakota standout, was in the…continue reading on

Martinez nets 2OT winner, Kings win Stanley Cup

June 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Forrest Lee
The Sports Xchange
LOS ANGELES — Alec Martinez tipped in a rebound with 5:17 left in double overtime, lifting the Los Angeles Kings to their second Stanley Cup title in three years in a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers before …continue reading on

Grimaldi to make pro decision before end of school year

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota will soon know whether its leading scorer is coming back for next season.
Sophomore forward Rocco Grimaldi says he wants to decide before the end of the school year whether he will return for his junior…continue reading on

UND set to see familiar faces

April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — There will be some familiar faces on the opposing benches next season for the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team.
Lake Superior State junior-to-be Bryce Schmitt of Minot and Air Force senior-to-be Chad Demers will return …continue reading on

Family connection: Schmaltz stays at UND for junior season to play with his younger brother

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Mike Schmaltz had the opportunity to play college football alongside his brother, Marc, at the University of North Dakota.
His sons will have a chance to do the same on the hockey rink.
Sophomore defenseman Jordan Schmaltz, a first-…continue reading on

Bryzgalov is No. 1 in Wild’s universe

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

DENVER — Much of Ilya Bryzgalov’s thinking is done out loud, but he’s no bore. When he talks, his Minnesota Wild teammates listen.
“I can just sit there and listen to him talk for a while and I’ll have a smile on my face, for sure,” lead…continue reading on

Gophers stun UND in last second

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

PHILADELPHIA — After the final buzzer sounded, after the postgame handshake ended, the University of North Dakota players stood on the ice, not sure what to do next.
In one of the most stunning finishes in the rivalry’s 60-year history, Minnesot…continue reading on

Wilderness survive tough start to playoffs

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Minnesota Wilderness avoided a surprising first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the Wenatchee Wild this week, winning a crucial game three on Sunday afternoon to cling to playoff life down two games to one in the best-of-five event.

Friday…continue reading on