Minnesota Wild center Rem Pitlick drops a “Hi, Mom” in his video turn.

NHL Winter Classic embraces All-Hockey Hair traditions

A video features Wild and Blues players adopting the classic poses made famous at the state tournament while past team members will be at the event.
Phil Kessel, right, congratulated Arizona teammate Janis Moser on Tuesday in San Jose, Calif.
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Gophers men's hockey has new top dog in NHL scoring

December 29, 2021
Or Coyote, after Phil Kessel's four assists on Tuesday.
Wearing No. 41, freshman Avery Stilwell joined Minnesota State four days ago and started Friday night at No. 2 Ohio State.
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Minnesota State Mankato tennis player starts in goal vs. No. 2 Ohio State

November 19, 2021
After four days of practice, Avery Stilwell turned away 45 shots in her collegiate debut, a 6-3 loss to the Buckeyes.
Fallon launches new ad campaign celebrating new NHL game broadcasting on Disney/ESPN networks
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Minneapolis-based Fallon launches NHL ad campaign on ESPN, Disney channels

October 1, 2021
Fallon aimed to capture NHL fans and scenes that convey a sense of intimacy, emotion and sentimentality, the ad agency said.
Gophers players celebrated after scoring against Wisconsin on their way to winning the 2021 Big Ten tournament championship.
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U opens Big Ten men's hockey vs. Notre Dame, closes with Wisconsin

August 30, 2021
The Big Ten schedule adds to nonconference games that include home-and-home series with two state rivals in October and Thanksgiving weekend in Grand Forks.
John Arko
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Hockey coach John Craig Arko, who made space for Minnesota's youngest players, dies at 79

August 4, 2021
He saw that Minnesota's most talented young players were missing out on elite playing opportunities in the offseason, so he co-founded the Minnesota Blades in 1989.
Natalie Darwitz guided Hamline to a national runner-up finish in 2019 and a semifinal appearance in 2018.
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Natalie Darwitz named Gophers assistant women's hockey coach

July 29, 2021
Darwitz had been the head coach at Hamline. Her assistant at the Division III school, Jake Bobrowski, is also coming to the U.
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St. Thomas' Joel Johnson to coach 2022 U.S. women's Olympic hockey

July 28, 2021
The 47-year-old former Gophers assistant coach also will lead the U.S. women's national team in the World Championship in August.
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Augustana in Sioux Falls plans to add Division I men's hockey

June 16, 2021
Details of when the school would begin play aren't certain, but the venture has received backing from prominent businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.