Sunday, April 14, 2013
This week's compilation includes the death of a grocery chain's namesake, Chelsea Clinton presents top prize to student and a manufactured home fire.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. (UPDATED) Washburn HS under Code Yellow as Students Protest AD Firing Students taking part will be suspended, school administration said. The Star Tribune reported that Athletic Director Dan Pratt was or will be fired in connection with the purchase of a new playing-field scoreboard. UPDATED: SW Journal Reports Principal Carol Markham-Cousins Out at Washburn HS Robert McCauley is now substitute principal at Washburn, a Minneapolis school district spokesman told the …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
This week's selections include people stripping and dancing, a teen found after two weeks missing, a Byerly's overhaul and a new pizza restaurant.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Maple Grove Senior High Head Hockey Coach Stefano Won’t Return Next Season The news of coaching change reportedly came on the heels of the final game of the season against Centennial High School Thursday in which Maple Grove lost. Best Buy Cuts 400 Corporate Jobs More cuts are still to come in 2013, according to the Richfield-based company. (VIDEO) Keith Ellison Battles Fox's Sean Hannity over Sequestration Ellison to Hannity: 'I'm laughing at you—and it's not the …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Prior to its game versus Hutchinson, a 4-1 win, the Knights paid respect to a friend and fellow skater.
Saturday at the St. Michael-Albertville Ice Arena was to be Luke Letellier's day. The Knights boys' hockey team, of which he almost surredly would have been a part of if Luke hadn't been diagnosed with cancer in the eighth grade, was set to pay tribute to the kid who wore No. 44 in youth hockey. Instead, Luke was at home, resting and trying to recover before a big night. He was asked to attend the Minnesota Wild game vs. the Dallas Stars as part of Hockey Day Minnesota. Prior to that, the Knights paid tribute to their friend, taking a knee and observing a moment of silence on the ice, in front of the Knights' cheering section. At the end, the team raised their hands in a huddle, per tradition. Upon breaking, instead of shouting "Knights," …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The St. Michael Pee Wee Knights grabbed first in Thief River Falls.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The St. Michael-Albertville Pee Wee B team skated to a championship last weekend in Thief River Falls, and in convincing fashion. The Knights, coached by Gary Weida, went undefeated, skating at the "Little Ralph" Engeldstad Arena in Thief River. The defeated Brainerd (no score given) in the final. To get to the championship game, they drubbed Bismarck (ND) 13-1; defeated host Thief River Falls 6-1, and beat Grand Forks (ND) 5-1.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Knights picked up their sixth win, and fourth in their last five games, behind a hat trick by Jake Larson and 22 saves from Andrew Semo.
The St. Michael-Albertville boys' hockey team used a solid second period to skate away from a young, pesky Legacy Christian Club, chalking up a 6-1 victory on its home ice Tuesday night. Jake Larson had a hat trick, and Tanner Martin had three assists, as the Knights used a big second period to open up the game, and then added some insurance in the third. Leading just 1-0 in the second off a goal by Larson about five minutes into the first period, the Knights quickly made it 2-0 just 44 seconds into the second period. Alex Gibbs scored on a feed from Larson and chalked up a power play goal. The Knights would make it 3-0 just moments later. This time, it was all Larson, who got the feed around center ice and broke down the left side. Larson…
Monday, December 5, 2011
The Knights, coming off a winning season in 2010-2011, return a lot of the same faces and some firepower on offense. If STMA’s defense comes around, the squad is poised to make a splash as it joins Class AA.
Every hockey fan knows the scene. Kurt Russell, doing his best Herb Brooks accent, looks at his squad in the scene from “Miracle,” and utters the same words as the legendary Minnesota coach: “This … is your time.” For a slew of St. Michael-Albertville seniors, that’s the sentiment entering the 2011-2012 season. After putting in hours of skating, practice and extra games in order to help turn the Knights’ varsity program into a winner (12-11-4 in 2011), 10 seniors will be pushing to help the squad take the next step into 2012. A state tournament contender. “Traditionally, we’ve been a team that comes together at the end and finishes strong, no matter our record,” said head coach Jerr Johnson. “This year, we hope to get some people who can …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Dani Sibley scored four times, and the North Wright County RiverHawks pulled out their first victory over a ranked opponent by the slimmest of margins.
The North Wright County RiverHawks moved to 2-0 on the season and picked up a win over a ranked opponent in Class AA Thursday night, but they had to work every minute for it at St. Michael-Albertville Ice Arena. The Hawks, who pulled out a 6-5 victory, even had to overcome a two-skater advantage in the final seconds to hang on for dear life. Dani Sibley led the way for the RiverHawks offense with four goals. Maddi Sjelin and Halie Gudmonson each added two assists, and senior goalie Amanda Koep stopped 17 of 22 shots for the win. North Wright County dominated the opening period, and ended the first frame with a 2-1 advantage that could have easily been two goals larger, if not for solid goaltending by Centennial. The Cougars' Mataya …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Dani Sibley led the RiverHawks with two goals and Amanda Koep stopped 25 shots as the defending Section 8AA champs opened with a victory.
Dani Sibley scored twice, Maddi Sjelin dished out a pair of assists and Annie Boeckers also had two points as the North Wright County RiverHawks opened the 2011-2012 season with a 5-2 road victory at Sartell. The Hawks pounded the Sabres with 45 shots. Erin Deeters made 40 saves for the Stormin Sabres, but it wasn’t enough. In net for the Hawks, senior Amanda Koep stopped 25 shots for the hometown club, earning her first win of the season. “It’s exciting to get out there and get going. We’re all ready. I think we’ve been ready since we left the ice [at the 2011 State AA Tournament] in March,” Keop said. Head coach Tim Hanson said it was important for his club, which lost a handful of senior leaders from last year’s team, to get out to a …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
St. Michael’s weekend entertainment guide to jeans, Knights and treasures.
Welcome back to Thursday, the one day St. Michael Patch loves to tell you what to do. This weekend presents an opportunity for hockey fans of all ages to support to the Knights and Riverhawks youth programs with "A Knight to Remember." Held at the Albertville Parish Center, the evening–which is for adults only–will feature a prime rib dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and live auction, door prizes and even a raffle. All proceeds will benefit the youth hockey association and will help fund a proposed expansion at the STMA Ice Arena. Other ways to Get Out and get down: Jeans & Jewels Party When: Friday, Sept. 23 at 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Sassy Seconds and More Why Go: Ladies are invited to grab their friends for an evening of …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
A full slate of fundraising events, in an effort to move toward an arena expansion, is keeping hockey players and families busy this summer.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
For some of us, it is hard to think of hockey in this heat. But the STMA Youth Hockey Association is thinking cool thoughts during these warm days. Serving more than 400 skaters in the association, sharing the ice with high school and Learn to Skate programs, the demand for more ice time has surfaced. As the numbers in hockey continue to grow, the association is leading the way in fundraising efforts for a second sheet of ice. There are many exciting community events geared toward this effort. Make your calendars! Bar Bingo – Sundays at Neighbors Saloon and Eatery, 2:00pm and Tuesdays at Pubhouse 19, 7:00pm Beer Bust – Saturday, July 30th at Neighbors Saloon and Eatery - $10 cups all you can drink! 2:00pm Golf Tournament – Saturday, …