USA Hockey named Dan Bylsma head men’s coach for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A news release is here.
Kevin Allen of USA Today has a story here.
Chris Peters of the United States of Hockey blog has a post here.
Grand Rapids High School forward Avery Peterson will likely be taken in Sunday’s 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Rick Weegman of the News Tribune has a look a Peterson, and his family, in a Sunday feature right here and Chris Dilks of Western College Hockey and SB National has a feature here.
Is an ESPY in Drew LeBlanc’s future? The St. Cloud State athletic web site has the details
Mike McMahon of College Hockey News has the details on a new Hockey East playoff format
Spend 7 minutes and 30 seconds and enjoy a video look at the Top 100 players in the history of Minnesota boys hockey (picked by Minnesota Hockey Hub) right here.
U.S. College Hockey Online takes a look at new Alaska Anchorage coach Matt Thomas
Chris Peters of the United States of Hockey blog sees the University of Nebraska as a college hockey varsity program candidate in a post
Michigan Tech, which opens the 2013-14 season at Minnesota Duluth on Oct. 11-12, has named its captains for the upcoming season. A news release is
The News Tribune had a retirement bash for the Rink and Run editor on Thursday in Duluth. Rink and Run will be in operation through Monday and then head to the blogosphere hereafter as the editor collects his thoughts, and belongings, and heads to Arizona. Here’s a cake photo:
Amsoil Arena’s Jeff Stark said Wednesday that a bid for Division I men’s regionals in 2015 and 2016 will be submitted on behalf of the DECC and Minnesota Duluth. The News Tribune has an update
Bruce Ciskie provides insight on the regional tournament bid process
UMD 2013-14 season tickets for men’s and women’s hockey, and football, went on sale Wednesday. Information from the school is
Let’s Play Hockey is reporting that the University of Minnesota is in talks with Intersport on hosting an outdoor game versus Ohio State at TCF Bank Stadium on Jan. 18, 2014 in Minneapolis. Intersport, based in Chicago, among its services, produces live sporting events.
The reconfigured 10-team WCHA will have some particularly long road trips, and not just to Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Fairbanks. The Bowling Green (Ohio) State Falcons, in anticipation of being on the road for many hours, will use a sleeper bus, which will also reduce travel costs. Instead of flying to Minnesota State-Mankato and Bemidji State, the Falcons will drive overnight. Kevin Gordon of the Bowling Green Sentinel has an update here.
College Hockey Inc. reports that the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have strong ties to the NCAA in the front office, on the ice and among alumni in a story
Former Minnesota Duluth teammates Norm Maciver and Bill Watson are among those listed.
From the web site Hockey Now a story on Canada’s perspective of NCAA Hockey is
U.S. College Hockey Online reviews the recent NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee discussion on rules enforcement in a story
When Minnesota’s Division I teams get together for an inaugural tournament Jan. 24-25 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, a name is needed for the event. Name submissions from the public are being taken through Friday and then voting will begin. To submit a name idea go
The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee recently met and what they talked about is
Todd Milewski of U.S. College Hockey Online has some thoughts on a possible change of Frozen Four games to Saturday and Monday
Andy Johnson of SB Nation is reporting that Ohio State coaches Steve Rohlik and Brett Larson have lost two recruits in the wake of Tom Osiecki’s firing. That news is
The International Ice Hockey Federation takes a look at the U.S. National Team women’s roster announced Monday
U.S. College Hockey Online also has a report on the women’s team here.
Duluthian Scott Keenan, who has led Grandma’s Marathon from its first step in 1977, said goodbye to the race Saturday after 37 editions of the event.
The News Tribune has an update here.
The 2013-14 U.S. women’s national hockey team, leading to the 2014 Winter Olympics, was announced Monday morning. All of the information from USA Hockey is here.
Ethiopia’s Bazu Worku lived up to his favorite tag Saturday in winning the 37th Grandma’s Marathon from Two Harbors to Duluth. The News Tribune has an update here.
The Grandma’s Marathon women’s course record was demolished by Kenya’s Sarah Kiptoo. A News Tribune story is here.
Marathon wheelchair winner stories are here and here.
USA Half Marathon Championships stories are here and here.
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon stories are here and here.
Photo galleries from the race are
The races of Grandma’s Marathon get underway at 6:15 a.m. Saturday with the USA Half Marathon Championships. The marathon is at 7:45 a.m. The News Tribune will have updates and video during the day at Duluth News Tribune.
The weather is predicted to be favorably cool in the 50s and 60s, yet rain is also likely along the North Shore.
The News Tribune offers an editorial as race executive director Scott Keenan looks toward retirement after a 37-year association with the marathon here.
There were 1,653 finishers in Friday night’s William A. Irvin 5K in Canal Park. Winners were Matthew Grey, 25, of Minnetonka, Minn., in 15:25 and Savanna Plombon, 20, of Frederick, Md., in 17:36. Jon Nowacki of the News Tribune details the race here and photos of Grey here and Plombon here and Complete results are available here.
One of the News Tribune’s own, computer whiz Dan Moller, won the 2013 Marsh Nelson Media Award from Grandma’s Marathon on Friday. His story is here.
The Summer Solstice has arrived, yet spring-like weather remains in Northeastern Minnesota. Rain and 50 degrees Friday, the eve of the 37th Grandma’s Marathon, 23rd Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the 2013 USA Half Marathon Championships. A 60 percent chance of rain is predicted for Saturday according to the National Weather Service.
Is Dick Beardsley’s 1981 marathon course record in jeopardy? The News Tribune has some thoughts here.
Security will be increased at Grandma’s Marathon, especially in the finish line area in Canal Park. Mike Creger of the News Tribune has an update
Kara Goucher finished fifth in Thursday’s U.S. Track and Field Championships women’s 10,000-meter event in Des Moines, Iowa. Her teammate, Shalane Flanagan, won the race. The Portland Oregonian has all the details here.
Former Denver coach George Gwozdecky is in the mix for the vacant Alabama-Huntsville job according to U.S. College Hockey Online and UAH Hockey.com and Mark McCarter of the Huntsville Times has a brief update here.