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
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The MGHCA presented several awards on Friday, October 8th at the Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet hosted at the Welcome Center on the National Sports Center Campus.
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic
Features St. Cloud State University and University of Minnesota
Two of Minnesota’s top college teams will square off in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic, Saturday, Nov. 20, 3:00 p.m. CST, at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
St. Cloud State University will take on University of Minnesota in the annual benefit game.
“We are excited to be participating in the Hall of Fame game once again,” said Huskies Head Coach Steve Macdonald. “We have always had great experiences during this event and our players have spoken highly about the opportunity. We look forward to putting on a great show with the Gophers.”
The annual game raises awareness for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Eveleth, Minnesota and showcases women’s college hockey at its highest level to the fans in attendance including young girls who may aspire to play hockey.
“All of us with SCSU women’s hockey are passionate about helping grow the game for the next generation,” said Macdonald. “As stewards of the game, we are always looking for opportunities to create exposure at all levels locally, nationally, and even internationally. The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game is a great opportunity for us to continue to play a role in promoting the women’s game, and we are honored to be able to be a part of it.”
Additional event details will be announced in coming weeks.
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.
The MGHCA is seeking individuals to write and submit articles for the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association website for the 2021-22 season. Multiple people are sought to submit game results, feature articles and special interest stories. Photos included with written articles are preferred. The author of the each story will receive a byline on the website.
Stipends are possible and we will also be willing to work with colleges/universities and teachers willing to use our coaches association to give students a chance to intern for college credit.
We would like prospective authors to provide at least one article per week with photos if possible. Stories should be related to girls high school hockey teams, players, coaches or the MSHSL and high school activities. Interested parties can contact the MGHCA Executive Director via email for more information.
2021-22 High School Season – A Look Forward
The coming girls hockey season is fast approaching. With that, coaches are taking care of the last-minute details we all face during the season. Scheduling buses, preparing for tryouts, scheduling games and scrimmages if not completed already, ordering team supplies, and uniforms, etc.. The bright spot right now it appears we should be able to a have “normal” season and renew some of the rivalries that may have been interrupted due to the Covid rules of last season. With that being said, all coaches should still be prepared for possible changes to your schedules. The best way for us as coaches to make sure we can get a full season is to remain vigilant in trying to identify players that may have become infected with one of the strains of Covid and to mitigate contact with teammates and other teams right away. While nobody can require our participants to receive Covid vaccinations, encouraging the parents of athletes to protect their players will also protect their hockey season. This is just something everyone can do to help stop or at least slow the spread of this virus. Please do your part to help.
Membership for the 2021-22 Season
All coaches should become members of the coaches association by joining the MSHSCA. Fees remain the same as last year with the benefits listed on the MGHCA website and also the MSHSCA website. Coaches must be members to qualify for post season awards presented by the MGHCA and the MSHSCA. Those awards include Championship Coach awards, Section and State Coach of the Year, and Team Academic recognition among others.
2021 Fall Clinic
The MGHCA is pleased to announce that we are offering a FREE fall coaches hockey clinic for all of our member coaches. The clinic will take place on October 8 & 9, 2021 at the Super Rink’s Grand Ballroom. The MGHCA will provide continental breakfast on both days and a buffet lunch on Friday. Here’s the catch…to attend the clinic free, coaches must join the MSHSCA prior to the clinic. While the clinic is free, there will still be an online registration for the clinic so the caterers know how much food to order. Go to www.MGHCA.com for clinic info and the registration link. A great line up of speakers has been assembled and we think every coach will get something out of the clinic. This is also a great chance for coaches to acquaint themselves with their coaching peers. Hope to see to you at the clinic.
2021 MGHCA Hall Of Fame & Awards Banquet
The MGHCA is proud to announce our 2020 Hall of Fame Class. These inductees include Barb Halbrehder, Bill Halbrehder, Tom Kulenkamp and Pat Furlong. These folks have impressive credentials and have certainly earned a spot in our Hall of Fame. Along with the HOF inductees we will also be honoring our State Head and Assistant Coaches of the Year, and our Brano Stankovsky Award recipient. The banquet will be held in conjunction with the Fall Clinic but will require a separate registration. The banquet will start around 7:00pm on Friday, October 8th in the Grand Ballroom. The registration for the awards banquet will be $15 per person. Please take the time to support these individuals who have contributed so much to our game. We look forward to having you in attendance. This will be a great evening for celebrating our member coaches.
Submitted by Tim Morris, Executive Director, MGHCA www.MGHCA.com
The MGHCA is honored to announce that four individuals will be inducted into our their Hall of Fame on October 8th. The awards banquet will start at 7:00pm with a dinner and program to follow. The Class of 2021 includes Patrick Furlong, Barb Halbrehder, Bill Halbrehder and Tom Kulenkamp.
Tickets for the awards banquet can be purchased online at the link below. The MGHCA will also be honoring Cheryl Mechelke as the 2021 Brano Stankovsky Award recipient. The State head and assistant coaches of the year will also be honored.