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Congratulations to Katie, Taylor, Courtney, Corey and Sam on outstanding/spectacular contributions to the Spring Lake Park-St. Anthony Panther Girls Hockey Team. Wishing you all the best in your final REGULAR SEASON game this Saturday, February 5th.

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Tom Kulenkamp

Tom Kulenkamp

Head Coach

Phone: 763-639-3162

Ryan Kulenkamp

Varsity Assistant Coach

Tim Stickney

JV Head Coach

Terry Brown

Varsity Assistant Coach

HOCKEY NEWS

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic

By Doug Johnson 08/19/2019, 6:00pm CDT

University of Minnesota to take on Minnesota State University in the
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic

Game set for Dec. 7 in Prior Lake, Minnesota

Two of the top women’s teams from the country’s premier hockey conference will battle in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic, Saturday, Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m. CST, at the Dakotah! Ice Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

The NCAA Division I match-up will feature Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) rivals University of Minnesota against Minnesota State University, Mankato.

“We are thrilled to once again be playing in the Hall of Fame game versus Minnesota State, Mankato,” said University of Minnesota Head coach Brad Frost.  “We know the atmosphere will be great as Division I women’s hockey comes to a community arena in Prior Lake.  We look forward to showcasing our great sport to the community of Prior Lake and the surrounding areas.”

The game will raise awareness for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Eveleth, Minnesota along with bringing women’s Division I hockey to a local community.

In addition to the college game, there will be a girl’s high school game between Prior Lake against Rosemount and a girl’s 12UA & 12UB tournament.  This will make for a great girl’s and women’s hockey weekend in Prior Lake.

Game proceeds will go to Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver & Dakota counties plus Greater Mankato Area United Way.

The Prior Lake-Savage Hockey Association, Prior Lake High School and Smoke Signals are helping support the event.

Additional event details will be announced in coming months.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum (www.ushockeyhall.com) was established in 1973 with the goal of preserving the rich history of ice hockey in the United States while recognizing the extraordinary contributions of select players, coaches, administrators, officials and teams.  

Premier Prep League to add 16U Division In Fall 2019

By Morris 06/12/2019, 10:30am CDT

MGHCA To Offer 16U Premier Prep League Opportunities In Fall of 2019

 

The Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association in cooperation with Minnesota Hockey is pleased to announce that they will be adding four 16U teams to the Premier Prep League for the fall of 2019. These teams will compete against the 19U Premier Prep League teams and the Upper Midwest Elite 1 teams. A total of 80 players (48 forwards, 24 defenders and 8 goalies) will be invited to participate in the league this fall. Each team will play a minimum of 14 games and one team will have the opportunity to qualify for the USA Hockey National 16U Tier 2 Tournament in April. Cheryl Mechelke, the HP 15 Program Director will be the Coordinator for the 16U division of the Premier Prep League.

 

John Perry, the VP of Hockey Operations and Mike MacMillan, the High Performance Director for MN Hockey see the addition of these players to the league as win-win for high school aged players looking for high level fall competition prior to the winter high school season. Perry and MacMillan said “We think the Premier Prep league providing a 16U Tier II experience at this level is going to be a great opportunity for past and present HP 15 players to raise their level of competition at the Tier II level.  This will also be a great tune up for their upcoming season. Teaming with some of the Upper Midwest Elite League teams will provide a great path for our players to fine tune their skills.”  Tim Morris, the Executive Director and Program Director for the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association added “These young dynamic players will add to the already great experience offered to high school aged players with the opportunity to play a competitive schedule while continuing to participate with their fall sports teams. The league offers high caliber coaching at an affordable cost to all participants. The MGHCA is also excited to have Cheryl Mechelke join the PPL leadership as the Coordinator of this new division of the league.”

 

Registration invitations will be sent out by Cheryl Mechelke based on players’ performances at the HP15 Spring Festival and the HP15 Summer Camp. Questions regarding the league should be directed to Cheryl Mechelke at wildcm1210@yahoo.com . Players and their parents should watch for emails regarding league registration in the very near future.

 

This is the 12th year the MGHCA has operated the Premier Prep League. The Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association is a non-profit organization serving high school teams, coaches, and players throughout Minnesota. Other programs administered by the MGHCA include the Senior Classic and the U18 Festival in the spring of each year. This past spring the PPL sent two teams to the America’s Showcase in St Louis, MO and one team to the USA Hockey National Tier 2 Tournament in Amherst, NY. The Minnesota White team won the championship in St Louis and the PPL Red team garnered a 3rd place finish in the 19U Tier 2 tournament. More info can be found at www.MGHCA.com .

Premier Prep League to add 16U Division In Fall 2019

By Morris 06/12/2019, 10:15am CDT

MGHCA To Offer 16U Premier Prep League Opportunities In Fall of 2019

 

The Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association in cooperation with Minnesota Hockey is pleased to announce that they will be adding four 16U teams to the Premier Prep League for the fall of 2019. These teams will compete against the 19U Premier Prep League teams and the Upper Midwest Elite 1 teams. A total of 80 players (48 forwards, 24 defenders and 8 goalies) will be invited to participate in the league this fall. Each team will play a minimum of 14 games and one team will have the opportunity to qualify for the USA Hockey National 16U Tier 2 Tournament in April. Cheryl Mechelke, the HP 15 Program Director will be the Coordinator for the 16U division of the Premier Prep League.

 

John Perry, the VP of Hockey Operations and Mike MacMillan, the High Performance Director for MN Hockey see the addition of these players to the league as win-win for high school aged players looking for high level fall competition prior to the winter high school season. Perry and MacMillan said “We think the Premier Prep league providing a 16U Tier II experience at this level is going to be a great opportunity for past and present HP 15 players to raise their level of competition at the Tier II level.  This will also be a great tune up for their upcoming season. Teaming with some of the Upper Midwest Elite League teams will provide a great path for our players to fine tune their skills.”  Tim Morris, the Executive Director and Program Director for the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association added “These young dynamic players will add to the already great experience offered to high school aged players with the opportunity to play a competitive schedule while continuing to participate with their fall sports teams. The league offers high caliber coaching at an affordable cost to all participants. The MGHCA is also excited to have Cheryl Mechelke join the PPL leadership as the Coordinator of this new division of the league.”

 

Registration invitations will be sent out by Cheryl Mechelke based on players’ performances at the HP15 Spring Festival and the HP15 Summer Camp. Questions regarding the league should be directed to Cheryl Mechelke at wildcm1210@yahoo.com . Players and their parents should watch for emails regarding league registration in the very near future.

 

This is the 12th year the MGHCA has operated the Premier Prep League. The Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association is a non-profit organization serving high school teams, coaches, and players throughout Minnesota. Other programs administered by the MGHCA include the Senior Classic and the U18 Festival in the spring of each year. This past spring the PPL sent two teams to the America’s Showcase in St Louis, MO and one team to the USA Hockey National Tier 2 Tournament in Amherst, NY. The Minnesota White team won the championship in St Louis and the PPL Red team garnered a 3rd place finish in the 19U Tier 2 tournament. More info can be found at www.MGHCA.com .

Premier Prep League Preparing for 12th Season

By MGHCA 04/13/2019, 9:45am CDT

Plans are underway for the 2019 Premier Prep League this coming fall. This will be the 12th year of the league.  The co-directors for the Premier Prep League will be Robert Sherry and Kendall Christian. This league is administered by the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association with support from MN Hockey, the Elite 1 Girls Hockey League and the girls high school coaches.

The league will start the weekend following Labor Day and finish the weekend prior to the start of the MSHSL girls hockey season. Current plans include cross-over games with Elite 1 teams and HP 14/15 Tier 1 teams. The schedule will be posted to the MGHCA website as soon as it is finalized. Tryout dates, times and locations will also be announced and published as soon they are determined.

Some features for the league will include:

  • Possible team selection to the USA Hockey Tier 2 National Tournament
  • Possible team selection to the USA Hockey National High School Tournament
  • Possible player selection to the USA Hockey America's Showcase Tournament

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Calla Frank Named Senior Goalie of the Year

By LPH 02/26/2019, 12:45am CST

Calla Frank of White Bear Lake named

2019 Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year

 

Calla Frank of White Bear Lake Area High School has been named the 2019 Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year, the newspaper announced today at the annual Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet. The award is presented annually to the top senior goalie in Minnesota girls’ high school hockey.

 

A mainstay in the White Bear Lake net for five seasons, Calla Frank was the goalie of record for nearly 80 percent of games since the beginning of her eighth-grade year. Frank compiled a career record of 60-45-7 with 21 shutouts, ranking first in school history in both wins and shutouts. This season, she posted 13-14-3 overall record with a 2.01 goals-against average, a .944 save percentage and four shutouts.

 

Frank faced the fifth-most shots in the state during the regular season (887) and made 30 more saves in 18 games on the year, including a 56-save effort in a 3-2 win over Stillwater on Dec. 15. Despite the number of shots faced, she allowed two or fewer goals in 19 games on the season. A member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team at the 2018 IIHF World U18 Championship, Frank will continue her hockey career at Minnesota State in the fall.

 

“Calla is an intense and extremely competitive athlete who strives to accomplish the impossible,” White Bear Lake head coach Jerry Kwapick said. “She is a fabulous athlete who pushes herself to be the best she can at everything she participates in. Regardless of our challenges, Calla gives our team the chance to win every game with her consistent beyond-belief performances.”

 

Off the ice, Frank owns a 3.8 GPA and has been an avid volunteer with a number of organizations, including Toys for Tots, Adopt a Family and the local youth hockey association.

 

“Calla is a very unselfish individual who always puts the needs of others in front of her own,” Kwapick said. “She derives great satisfaction from assisting others in need and helping them achieve their personal goals. Calla’s efforts and results off the ice are very similar to the success she has enjoyed on the ice.”

 

The Senior Goalie of the Year Award is based on nominations from high school coaches and is selected based on votes from a panel of high school coaches and Division I and III women’s college coaches. The award is based on the following criteria: academics, community/ extracurricular activities, citizenship, coachability and, of course, on-ice performance.

 

The other finalists for the award were Quinn Kuntz of Warroad, Lucy Morgan of Maple Grove, Makayla Pahl of Rochester Mayo and Taylor Smith of Mound Westonka.

 

This is the 21st year of the LPH Goalie of the Year award. Previous winners: Alexa Dobchuk of Eden Prairie (2018), Breanna Blesi of Maple Grove (2017), Jenna Brenneman of Breck (2016), Frances Marshall of Thief River Falls (2015), Erin O’Neil of Hopkins (2014), Sydney Rossman of Minnetonka (2013), Erika Allen of Roseville (2012), Julie Friend of Minnetonka (2011), Kallie Billadeau of Hopkins (2010) Laura Bellamy of Duluth (2009), Alyssa Grogan of Eagan (2008), Ashley Nixon of Blaine (2007), Alannah McCready of Centennial (2006), Johanna Ellison of Cloquet/Esko/Carlton (2005), Emily Brookshaw of Hill-Murray (2004), Robin Doepke of Chaska (2003), Amber Hasbargen of Warroad (2002), Jody Horak of Blaine (2001), Shari Vogt of River Lakes (2000) and Katie Beauduy of Blaine (1999).

 

The award is sponsored by Let’s Play Hockey, the Minnesota Wild, GoodWood Hockey and OS Hockey.