The Rink Live

A podcast for The Rink Live, a comprehensive hockey site filled with all the best Minnesota and North Dakota college and prep hockey news you want -- powered by beat reporters for Forum Communications Co.

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The Rink Live podcast -- ep. 83

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Mike Randolph resigned this week after his second stint as Duluth East High School's boys hockey coach. He leaves the program after leading it to 18 state tournament appearances, two state titles, six second-place finishes, four third-place finishes and three consolation titles. He coached the Greyhounds from 1988-2003, and again from 2004-2021. He discusses coaching at St. Scholastica, Minnesota Duluth, Duluth Denfeld and Duluth Cathedral, being one of the last cuts on the 1976 USA Olympic Team and more with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers.

 

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The Rink Live podcast -- ep. 81

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Jeff Nygaard was recently named the executive director for the Fargo Youth Hockey Association. It is a new position where he will oversee an association with 1,200 players and 20 board members. Nygaard talks about some of the challenges with his new post, but also about playing junior college hockey in Fergus Falls, helping establish some junior hockey leagues on the East Coast, being an on-ice official and much more.

 

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The Rink Live podcast -- ep. 80

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Jenny Taft grew up in Edina, Minn., in a hockey family. Her dad, John, played defense for the University of Wisconsin and in the 1976 Olympics. Her brother, Charlie, played hockey for Colorado College from 2011-15. Her mother, Mary, was a speed skater. She played lacrosse, hockey and tennis at Edina before going on to play lacrosse at Boston University. There, she met her husband, Matt Gilroy, who won the Hobey Baker Award and the NCAA Division I championship in 2009. Taft talks about her career in broadcasting, including being the moderator for FS1's "Skip and & Shannon: Undisputed" show.

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The Rink Live podcast -- ep. 80

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Jenny Taft grew up in Edina, Minn., in a hockey family. Her dad, John, played defense for the University of Wisconsin and in the 1976 Olympics. Her brother, Charlie, played hockey for Colorado College from 2011-15. Her mother, Mary, was a speed skater. She played lacrosse, hockey and tennis at Edina before going on to play lacrosse at Boston University. There, she met her husband, Matt Gilroy, who won the Hobey Baker Award and the NCAA Division I championship in 2009. Taft talks about her career in broadcasting, including being the moderator for FS1's "Skip and & Shannon: Undisputed" show.

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The Rink Live podcast -- ep. 79

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Fargo Force coach Pierre-Paul Lamoureux discusses his team rallying to upend the top-seeded Tri-City Storm in the first round of the United States Hockey League's Western Division playoffs. He also discusses some of his top players, including Gophers recruits Tristan Broz, Aaron Huglen and Brennan Boynton and St. Cloud State recruits Jack Peart and Mason Salquist. He also discusses his large hockey family, playing major junior hockey, recruiting in the pandemic and previews the Force's series against the Sioux City Musketeers.

 

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About the Podcast

A podcast for The Rink Live, a comprehensive hockey site filled with all the best Minnesota and North Dakota college and prep hockey news you want -- powered by beat reporters for Forum Communications Co.

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Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for the Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014.