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For Raleigh Goessling, if the Sochi Olympics in February were a reminder “of where I need to be and how far I have to go,” then a visit back home to Minnesota in December was a reminder of something else.
It’s called “The Road to the Robertson Cup,” and for 16 North American Hockey League (NAHL) playoff teams, that road is presently paved with opportunity
Joshua Petrich looked out onto the ice and more than his reflection looked back at him from the Northwoods Credit Union Arena plexiglass. Petrich seemed to see the Minnesota Wilderness’ season that had been unfolding in a blur. What he saw, he liked.
With four games remaining to play in the regular season, the Minnesota Wilderness enter play Friday at 7:05 p.m. against Coulee Region at Northwoods Credit Union Arena with a playoff spot already reserved in the 24-team North American Hockey League.
David Christian admitted to still getting more nervous before a speaking engagement than he ever did before a hockey game. But it doesn’t keep the “Miracle on Ice” defenseman from working the banquet circuit.
The Minnesota Wilderness split their home series last weekend with Brookings, S.D., falling 3-2 in overtime Friday before winning resoundingly 5-0 on Saturday.
The 2013-14 season for the Minnesota Wilderness will go down as an unqualified success no matter how the rest of the season plays out.
Alex DeRocher’s senior alpine skiing campaign ended on a high note, as he finished seventh overall at the state alpine ski meet. It marked the third time he’d skied at state, and his best finish by far.
Freshmen girls Erika Fox of Carlton and Anja Maijala of Cloquet punched their tickets to state with fifth- and seventh-place finishes at the Section 7 meet Feb. 6. The two are competing at the Nordic ski racing state meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik today (Thursday, Feb. 13). UPDATED RESULTS: Fox placed 27th and Maijala placed 39th overall out of the best in the state!
Esko Senior Alex DeRocher had a plan for state according to today's Pine Journal story, and it worked! DeRocher was the highest placing Northland boys alpine skier at Wednesday's state alpine meet at Giant's Ridge. (Read to the end of the story to how Alex did.)