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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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NCHC Season Preview with Brad Schlossman, Matt Wellens, Mick Hatten, Jess Myers & Joe Paisley
Fri Sep 23 18:21:01 EDT 2022
Now that the dust has settled from NCHC Media Day, The Rink Live takes an in depth look at the conference with its podcast with reporters Matt Wellens, Brad Schlossman, Jess Myers, Mick Hatten and Joe Paisley.

Wellens covers Minnesota Duluth hockey, Schlossman covers the University of North Dakota, Paisley covers Colorado College and Myers interviewed two representatives from every NCHC team at media day. The group covered a variety of topics including their big takeaways from media day, which team may surprise some people in the conference race, key players throughout the league and more on this episode of The Rink Live podcast.



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How the new SCSU women's head coach took the hinges off the office door, plus a look at the 8 new Huskies
Wed Sep 21 18:30:00 EDT 2022
A conversation with Huskies associate head coach Jinelle Siergiej, who is beginning her ninth season with the team.

There's been a lot of change recently and Siergiej discusses the process, reviews the new playing style for the Huskies and gives a scouting report on the eight new players on the roster.

SCSU Captain Spencer Meier Gives Scouting Report on 10 New Players, Shares Optimism for 2022-23
Fri Sep 16 12:11:27 EDT 2022
St. Cloud State captain Spencer Meier has been with the Huskies so long that he is going to be teammates with Grant Ahcan, who is five years younger than his brother Jack, who was also an SCSU teammate. Meier gives an overview of this season's Huskies, gives scouting reports on the 10 new players, talks defense, the changes he sees in Jack Peart, the feeling of not having David Hrenak around anymore, what running his first hockey camp was like and more in the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.


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Challenges that players are facing in junior, college hockey
Thu Sep 15 13:30:00 EDT 2022
Former junior and college hockey coach Lincoln Nguyen, a former junior and college coach, discusses how difficult it has been for players to navigate the recent changes in college and junior hockey.

Jack Peart Discusses His Busy Summer with Team USA, the Minnesota Wild, Preparing for SCSU's Season
Fri Sep 09 17:06:29 EDT 2022
Jack Peart spent the majority of the summer in St. Cloud, working out with other members of the SCSU men's hockey team and the strength and conditioning coach. A second-round draft pick of the Minnesota Wild, he also spent time with that team at its development camp and played for Team USA at the rescheduled IIHF World Junior Championships. Peart, who grew up in Grand Rapids, Minn., said he also got more fishing than he has in several years. He is preparing for his sophomore season with the Huskies, who have 10 new faces in camp. On this episode of the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast, he talks about all of these topics and more with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

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Things Are Looking Up For North Shore Girls Hockey
Fri Sep 09 14:00:00 EDT 2022
North Shore girls hockey head coach Zack Vieau joins The Rink Live podcast to talk about the team's past season and all of the up-and-coming talent the team is looking forward to in 2022-23. 


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Gabbie & Terry Hughes on Sophie's Squad Event, Mental Health, 2022-23 Bulldogs Season
Fri Sep 09 10:37:01 EDT 2022
Minnesota Duluth forward Gabbie Hughes and her father, Terry, a former MSU-Mankato defensemen, have both earned All-America status in their hockey careers. Gabbie was a top three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award and a top five finalist for the Hockey Humanitarian Award last season. The father-daughter duo has become heavily involved in helping players with mental health issues through Sophie's Squad, a nonprofit organization established in 2021.

Sophie's Squad is working toward helping athletes with their mental health, mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The organization is having a fundraiser that includes a 5K run/walk and golf event on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Victory Links Golf Course in Lino Lakes, Minn. The golf event is sold out, but there will be a silent auction and people can still register for the 5K or volunteer. To learn more, visit https://sophiessquad.org/.

Gabbie and Terry also discuss their playing careers with The Rink Live's Jess Myers and Mick Hatten on this podcast.

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Former SCSU coach Eric Rud talks about his new job with the Sioux Falls Stampede, coaching his son, Huskies memories
Fri Sep 02 12:24:16 EDT 2022
Eric Rud has been a hockey coach since 1999, but he will get an opportunity to do something brand new this fall. Rud will be coaching one of his children. He was named the head coach of the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede on Aug. 18, replacing Rob Rassey, who was named an assistant coach at the University of Michigan. Rud will take over a Stampede team that includes his son, Max, an 18-year-old defenseman. The Stampede have won the USHL's Clark Cup as playoff champions three times and are one of the top draws in the league, but have struggled the last two seasons. Rud talks about the challenges of his new job, describes the differences between college and junior hockey coaching and shares some SCSU memories on this episode of the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.


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Director Tommy Haines discusses why he made the movie 'Hockeyland,' the challenges of the project
Thu Sep 01 13:30:00 EDT 2022
Tommy Haines, who lived in Mountain Iron before moving to Rosemount, discusses his documentary, which follows the 2019-20 seasons for the Eveleth-Gilbert and Hermantown boys hockey teams. He talks about the film, which will have screenings in Minnesota, North Dakota in September, on The Rink Live podcast with Jess Myers and Mick Hatten.

Shakopee boys hockey is playing with expectations
Wed Aug 31 14:00:00 EDT 2022
Shakopee boys hockey head coach Calvin Simon joins The Rink Live podcast to talk about the team's success this past season and how the squad is shaping up for this winter.

0:00 Introductions 0:48 Recapping the season 2:23 Excitement around the program 3:42 Seniors that graduated 5:20 Simon's coaching story 8:12 Jackson Vogel 9:39 Simpson and Steinhoff 11:40 Cole Bumgarner transfer 12:34 Incoming players 14:07 Goaltending 15:02 Captains 16:52 Favorite memories 18:16 Expectations