If the Wilderness are able to earn five out of six standings points against starting with a defeat of third-place Coulee Region (26-21-9) in Friday night’s home finale at Northwoods Credit Union Arena and concluding with games Saturday and Sunday at Green Island Arena in LaCrosse, the team is guaranteed its first-ever division championship.
Tuesday night’s 3-2 overtime win moved the Wilderness (35-13-6) two points behind division-leading Fairbanks with two games in hand and six games remaining in the regular season.
Over the last few years, the Minnesota State High School League has taken small but noticeable steps to reduce the potential influence of Northern and Northeastern Minnesota teams at the state high school hockey tournament.
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey forward Courtney Ketola has been named to the 2015 “Team Minnesota” U18 team which will take part in a national high school invitational event next month. Ketola,...
I first realized how important the story we did last week on the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton hockey classification was when I looked at my Twitter feed.
When the Minnesota State High School League announces the makeup of the state’s prep hockey sections for the next two years at next week’s state tournament, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton programs will remain in Class AA for at least another two years.
Over the last six weeks of the high school hockey season, fans watching the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys team saw a rapidly-improving team capable of hanging with the top teams in the area. Sadly, in last Saturday’s Section 7AA semifinals, those ’Jacks couldn’t be found.
For Cloquet’s Jerry Couture, even the coldest youth hockey rink was still better than the Chosin Reservoir.
The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team set what is believed to be a school record in Tuesday night’s 9-4 rout of St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 7AA quarterfinals.
Northwoods Credit Union Arena got a special visitor on Friday night — just in time to see the Minnesota Wilderness become just the second team in the 24-team North American Hockey League to clinch a playoff spot.