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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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SENIORS END REGULAR SEASON WITH A BIG 7 - 1 WIN

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

HALL OF FAME GAME - DECEMBER 7, 2019

By Doug Johnson 11/20/2019, 12:45pm CST

University of Minnesota, the nation’s number one ranked women’s college hockey team,
to take on Minnesota State Mankato in Hall of Fame Game Dec. 7 in Prior Lake

 

The nation’s number one ranked women’s NCAA Division I hockey team, the University of Minnesota (12-1-1), will battle WCHA foe Minnesota State Mankato (6-6-2) in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic at the Dakotah! Ice Center in Prior Lake on Saturday, Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m. CST.

 

The Dakotah! Ice Center is located adjacent to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and is home to Prior Lake-Savage Hockey Association and Prior Lake High School teams.

 

“Our association and community are incredibly excited for the opportunity to host these teams in the game,” said Prior Lake-Savage Hockey Association President Paul Emerson. “The atmosphere will be electric with some of the best hockey players in the world on our ice.”

 

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. Follow PLSHA on Facebook or Instagram for the latest tournament updates.

 

The college 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.

 

“Any time you can witness a group of people at the caliber of these athletes, it’s hard not to be inspired,” said Emerson. “The energy and excitement will be infectious. We absolutely expect more girl’s and their families to begin to play this game we love and so passionately support because of the upcoming match-up.” 

 

There are many exciting events planned for game day including a ceremonial puck drop featuring Rebecca Crooks-Stratton, secretary/treasurer of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Sheldon Bryant of Smoke Signals.

Several Hall of Famers will be introduced between periods, plus Spirit of Life Award winner Matt Olson will be in attendance. 1980 Olympian Buzz Schneider along with 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Natalie Darwitz and Museum Board Members will assist in the post-game trophy presentation.

 

Between periods there will be a mite and sled game showcasing players from Prior Lake-Savage Hockey Association. Team pep bands will play during the game, and commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase. Select players from both teams will sign autographs after the game is completed.

 

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

 

Tickets for the game are cash only sales and are $10 for adults and $5 for students (college and below).  They are only available for purchase at Dakotah! Ice Center prior to game day as well as the day of the game.  Fans are encouraged to purchase presale tickets.

 

Smoke Signals TM – Charitable Car Shows/Community Events is a sponsor of the event.  Parents and players from Prior Lake-Savage Hockey Association and Prior Lake High School will be volunteering at the game.

 

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum (www.ushockeyhall.com) opened 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.

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.