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2012 Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament Schedule Brackets

The Minnesota State High School Hockey tournament is starting today. The Duluth area has three teams competing this year — Duluth East Greyhounds in class AA, Hermantown Hawks and Marshall Hilltoppers in class A. Below is the schedules for both brackets. Good luck boys!

Does anyone have any good Minnesota State High School Hockey Tourney stories? From what I “remember” it was pretty crazy when I went.

MN State Hockey Class AA Live Bracket Click Here
MN State Hockey Class A Live Bracket Click Here

Air Hockey in Duluth

Air hockey … it must exist in Duluth. As a very new resident to Duluth, I already know hockey is woven deeply into the fabric of many Duluthian’s lives. But concerning air hockey, is there a place for it in Duluth? And where could one find this entertaining game?

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Highlight video of the Frozen Four Championship Game 2011 at Xcel Energy Center.

Submit your NCAA Championship Photos!

We know where the UMD Mens Hockey team was when they won the NCAA Championship title but where were you? Submit your photos and stories to [email protected] to be published tomorrow Thursday, April 13 on

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2011 NCAA National Champs

2011 UMD National Championship

UMD National Hockey Champions 2011

Bulldogs win 3 to 2 in overtime.

Kyle Schmidt, of Hermantown, talks about his game winning goal in OT giving UMD their first NCAA National Hockey Championship.

Frozen Four: UMD 4, Notre Dame 3

The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs defeated Notre Dame 4-3 to advance to Saturday’s Frozen Four NCAA men’s hockey national championship game against the winner of the North Dakota / Michigan game.

J.T. Brown had a goal and an assist to lead the Bulldogs to the semifinal victory. Mike Connolly, Jack Connolly and Kyle Schmidt also scored.

Duluth: The Real Hockey Town USA?

This will only be of interest to the biggest Duluth-o-philes, Twitter nerds (like me) and possibly hockey fanatics.

Last night for about 10-15 minutes Duluth East was trending on Twitter in the United States. This means that there was an enormous amount of “chatter” about Duluth East’s victory over Edina in the MN State High School League AA Hockey Semi-Finals.

Hockey Day Minnesota: Portman Bruins vs. Glen Avon Red Army

UMD Women’s Hockey $1!

Hey sports fans — the UMD Women’s Hockey program wraps up its regular season this weekend at the Amsoil arena. Tickets are $1 in advance! $3 at the door!

For anybody that wants to comment like a caveman and say that women’s hockey is boring, you should know that this team has won 5 national championships in 10 years. These women are some of the best players in the world and many are Olympians. The program boasts every color of medal with current and past players. In a nutshell, these women would school you in a game of shinny any day. But the best part? These young women are really fabulous people. I’ve had a chance to get to know some of them over the years and it makes me a bigger fan.

UMD Alumni Hockey at Amsoil Arena

So, about 10 seconds into the UMD Alumni Game at the new Amsoil Arena, a little kid behind me says, “Even I could beat these guys in a race.”

Yeah, the old timers weren’t nearly as quick as they were in their prime, but the sexy assist from Bill Watson on a Norm MacIver goal was awfully impressive and the new Bulldog digs are mighty sweet.

Bulldog & WCHA Hockey on WDSE-WRPT

Get a front row seat for WCHA action, right in your living room! Live from the new Bemidji Regional Event Center, WDSE-WRPT will broadcast WCHA Hockey games on the Minnesota Channel (8.4/31.4) this fall.

USA Men’s Hockey in Gold Medal Game (plus UMD note)

My earlier local Winter Olympics connections post here on PDD didn’t exactly catch fire, what with Wilco coming to town, people waving pitchforks at the DNT, and new doorknobs or cheaper beer or fill-in-the-blank down at Luce. However, I’m gonna take another crack at the local Olympics connection with these two items.

a) The USA Men are in the Medal Game Sunday afternoon vs the Canada/Slovakia winner (that game is tonight). Captain of Team USA is Cloquet Native Jamie Langenbrunner

b) According to the Wall Street Journal, UMD has produced more Vancouver Olympians than any other college in the World besides the University of Calgary. Full story is here. Naturally, not all of the UMD Olympians are Americans, which is also impressive to me. UMD is a magnet for many of the world’s finest women’s hockey players, including 6 from my ancestral homeland Sweden.

A Tribute to the ol’ Cooper SK-100 Helmet


As the outdoor ice melts on another hockey season, I’d like to take a moment to honor my Cooper SK-100 helmet. We’ve been through a lot together.

Yoda hockey Christmas booze snow goon


Merry Christmas. Let’s have a contest. The person who posts the best snow goon before midnight Sunday wins two tickets to Wilco at the DECC on Feb. 19.

UPDATE: Or maybe the slushy snow will all freeze after this is posted, making it impossible to build a snow goon and forcing this contest to be scrapped.

Looking for a few decent hockey players …

… aged 35 and up to play in a league on Sunday nights. There are 6 teams, it’s supposed to be a 40 and over league but they’re pretty loose on the rules. I’m on the “6th team” — they put together an emergency team so everyone could play every week, but we need a few warm bodies. I would say the level is intermediate to advanced…. So yeah, call Mars Lakeview at 722-4455 if you need any info. Times are between 6 and 8pm, which is pretty nice.