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Boys’ hockey season comes to an emotional close

Seniors Jacob Johnson and William Pinney embrace each other following the Feb. 20 Sections loss against Cretin-Durham Hall. The final score of the game was 3-6.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 21, 2020

After the Feb. 20 Sections loss to Cretin-Derham Hall, Park players gathered around each other on the ice in tears and in support of each other. Senior Will Pinney said the emotions were running high throughout the game. “They were a really good team. The energy on the ice was unreal. It definite...

Boys’ hockey loses in rivalry matchup

Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore Ben Thompson shoves junior McCabe Dvorak Feb. 13. Park lost 0-4.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 14, 2020

Park faced off against Benilde-St. Margaret‘s in a four-point game Feb. 13. Since Park was only scheduled to play against Benilde-St. Margaret‘s one time during the regular season, the outcome had double the impact in their section standings, meaning it was a ‘four-point’ game. Accordin...

Boys’ hockey victorious despite prolonged time in penalty box

Senior Bobby Doss checks Chanhassen player Parker Thomas into the glass Feb. 6. Park currently holds a winning record of 14-8-0.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 7, 2020

In the first two periods of the matchup against Chanhassen Feb. 6, Park boys’ hockey faced a tight battle, but after hitting the ice at the start of the third period, the team racked up a four-point lead.  According to junior Drew Boyum, even after a rough beginning to the game, a shift in the t...

Park’s goalie corps has teamwork at its core

Seniors Flynn Spano and William Pinney talk center ice after practice Jan. 31. Spano and Pinney spent the first portion of practice working on goalie skills.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

February 6, 2020

Goalies hold a special position in hockey, according to goalie coach Dan Nispel, not only because of the necessary skills, but also the nature of the position. “Hockey goaltending is interesting because in hockey it's a skill set that none of the other players really have. The skating techniques are different, training is different and it's essent...

Boys’ hockey continues winning streak

Senior Jack Townsend skates after the puck, while senior Avery Pittman battles with Hopkins player Troy Landschoot Jan. 14. Park defeated Hopkins in a shutout 4-0.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

January 15, 2020

Following a 4-0 victory against Hopkins, senior Bobby Doss reflected on how these successes have affected him.   “Playing at St. Louis Park, you don't really get the opportunity to win games and be relevant. We're going to take our opportunity to see how far we can go with it,” Doss said. ...

Outdoor battle ends in overtime loss

Junior McCabe Dvorak checks Eastview senior Ben Malloy against the boards Jan. 3. Park 3-4 in overtime against Eastview.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

January 5, 2020

When boys’ hockey took on Eastview Jan. 2 at the Recreation Outdoor Center, coach Andrew Sackrison said the tight matchup allowed for an enjoyable game. “It was a good hockey game. Great chances on both sides and great efforts for both sides,” Sackrison said. “Obviously would like to come out...

Minnesota hockey team plays at home arena

A Minnesota Wild player signs a fan's hockey stick Feb. 11, 2018 at the ROC. The Wild will be back at the ROC to practice on Jan. 2, 2020.

Tennam Gyaldatsang

December 30, 2019

According to public relations director of the Minnesota Wild Aaron Sickman, the Wilds have been holding outdoor practices in St. Louis Park for the last couple of years.  “This is the third year in a row that we have done this outdoor practice at the ROC,” Sickman said. Freshman Eli Puchner ...

Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey wins against Red Wing

Senior Sarah McCallon takes the puck up the rink Dec. 17. Hopkins/Park won against Red Wing 8-3.

Tamar Gewirtz

December 19, 2019

According to junior Erin Brousseau, the Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey game against Red Wing was a success, despite the slow start.  “I thought it was a pretty solid game, we started out a little slow but then we definitely picked it up in the second and third periods and ended with a strong game,”...

Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Seniors Will Pinney and Jacob Young work to stop a shot against Minneapolis Dec. 10. Pinney has a save percentage of .887 in the 2019-2020 season, according to the Star Tribune.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 11, 2019

After suffering a loss against Minneapolis with a final score of 3-5, coach Zach Strouts said one of the team’s most notable qualities is perseverance. “Our goaltending is one of the best in the state,” Strouts said. “One of the best things that we have is the fight level. The boys just don'...

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Junior Drew Boyum fights for the puck against Edina's junior Emmett Wurst Dec. 3. Boyum has scored or assisted in at least one goal every game in the first three games of the 2019-2020 season, with a total of four points.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 4, 2019

During the Dec. 2 game against Edina, the boys’ hockey team made a comeback to end the game with a score of 3-6, after a four point deficit at the end of the second period. Despite the defeat, senior Bobby Doss said the team connected and played its hardest while battling throughout the game. ...

Girls’ hockey team loses to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Junior Erin Brousseau takes control of the puck while closing in on the opponent’s goal. Hopkins/Park lost 0-6 to Benilde-St. Margaret’s Nov. 26.

Tamar Gewirtz

December 2, 2019

According to junior Abby Meyer, the Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey team did not compete well against Benilde St. Margaret’s.  “I don’t think it was one of our best games. I feel like we came into (the game) a little nervous and scared because we heard of Benilde’s reputation,” Meyer said....

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