Hockey

A record number of hockey gear donations have filled a 53-foot trailer. This gear is headed to the Xcel Energy Center for a free giveaway event taking place Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at gate one of the Xcel Energy Center. People will be able to come and pick up hockey gear [...]

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Tom Starkey, a Maple Grove Senior High alumnus and experienced hockey coach, has been named the new head hockey coach for the Crimson. As a Maple Grove High student, Starkey played hockey the first year the school opened under coach Gary Stefano. He continued his hockey career with the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Division [...]

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The picture went viral in a hurry, and rightfully so. Caught to the right of Champlin Park goaltender Tyler Nelson, the photo froze what was arguably the best save of the high school hockey playoffs. It came in the still decisive moments of the Section 5AA championship game, when a loose rebound was rocketing towards [...]

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Shortly after the horn finally sounded early March 9 at the Xcel Energy Center, Matt Colford skated to center ice to retrieve something few Minnesota high school hockey players ever get the chance to touch. It wasn’t the Stanley Cup-like piece of hardware the Champlin native so coveted, but in the aftermath of what had [...]

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Title defense falls short after loss to Red Wing The Champlin Park girls hockey team had hoped for a chance to defend its title in the Armstrong/Cooper Holiday Classic. The Rebels would get that opportunity, but the second ranked team in Class A would end their chances at a repeat. Red Wing beat Champlin Park [...]

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The girls hockey tournament held inside the New Hope Ice Arena each holiday season has been upgraded. The improvements however have little do with a change in participants, primarily because there have been none. Rather, the eight teams will skate in this year’s Armstrong/Cooper Holiday Classic Dec. 27-29 are in the midst some of their [...]

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Champlin Park Youth Hockey Association (CPYHA) donates $25,000 to the City of Champlin. Pictured here during the donation presenation are: AA CPYHA hockey team members along with Head Coach Steve Boynton (third from left) and Mayor Mark Uglem (second from left). The donation is part of fulfilling an agreement between CPYHA and the city when [...]

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