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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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"We'll be fierce": Coach Cassi Weiss talks Marshall girls hockey
Tue May 24 14:00:00 EDT 2022
Marshall girls hockey head coach Cassi Weiss talks the team's season, some of the up-and-coming players through Marshall's youth programs, each of the three seniors on the squad this year, and more.

Holy Family's Erik Westrum talks first season with the Fire, creating culture and community
Fri May 20 15:00:00 EDT 2022
After previously coaching for Southwest Christian/Richfield, Erik Westrum talks about how his first year as head coach of the Holy Family boys hockey program went, some of the standout players from this season, what the situation looks like in goal for next year and more.

 

Listen to Previous Interviews with High School Coaches

Sartell ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/tZqTFx7

Wayzata ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/UYahJ78

Rogers ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/t58lphI

Moose Lake Area ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/WcVIsqJ

Rochester Lourdes ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/4MGWdgt

Sartell-Sauk Rapids ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/fNbPJr4

Rosemount ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/STN8CVp

St. Cloud Cathedral ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/gfizwpX

North Wright County ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/i62cGJR

 

For more hockey coverage, visit The Rink Live.

Anchorage Wolverines Head Coach Mike Aikens on the Robertson Cup, coaching an expansion team, Rochester roots -- Ep. 126
Fri May 20 12:17:02 EDT 2022
With the NAHL's Robertson Cup Championship set to begin on Friday, May 20, in Blaine, The Rink Live's Jess Myers and Kirsten Krull sat down with Mike Aikens -- head coach of the Anchorage Wolverines -- to discuss his hockey path from Rochester John Marshall to the USHL, the University of Denver and into coaching. Aikens discusses what it's been like to experience Anchorage's inaugural season from behind the bench and how the city has welcomed the franchise with fandom and sponsorship.

The Wolverines will take on the St. Cloud Norseman in a best-of-three series beginning Friday for a spot in the NAHL national championship game.

 

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Ryan Lasch discusses his best season as a pro ... at 35, the difference in European leagues, SCSU memories -- Ep. 69
Thu May 19 06:30:00 EDT 2022
Ryan Lasch has been a scorer wherever he has gone. He led the CCHL in scoring in juniors in 2005-06, remains St. Cloud State's all-time career leader in points (183) and has led the Finnish and Swedish pro leagues in scoring. He ended up being a three-time All-WCHA pick, was an All-American and a top 10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as a junior for the Huskies. He has spent the bulk of his pro career in Sweden. A fun discussion about the hockey career of Lasch and all of its interesting twists and turns with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

 

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One Step at a Time: North Wright County Prepares for Another Season in the Ultra-Competitive Lake Conference
Tue May 17 14:00:00 EDT 2022
North Wright County Head Coach Cailyn Olesen talks about the team's season in the ultra-competitive Lake Conference against teams like Edina, Minnetonka and Wayzata, coaching at a co-op program and what next year might look like.

 

Listen to Previous Interviews with High School Coaches

Sartell ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/tZqTFx7

Wayzata ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/UYahJ78

Rogers ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/t58lphI

Moose Lake Area ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/WcVIsqJ

Rochester Lourdes ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/4MGWdgt

Sartell-Sauk Rapids ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/fNbPJr4

Rosemount ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/STN8CVp

St. Cloud Cathedral ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/gfizwpX

 

For more hockey coverage, visit The Rink Live.

Where there's a will, there's a way. St. Cloud Cathedral finding success under new head coach.
Fri May 13 14:00:00 EDT 2022
Robbie Stocker talks about his first season as head coach of the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders, having former SCSU player Will Hammer on the coaching staff, some of the key players on the team, and more!

 

Listen to Previous Interviews with High School Coaches

Sartell ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/tZqTFx7

Wayzata ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/UYahJ78

Rogers ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/t58lphI

Moose Lake Area ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/WcVIsqJ

Rochester Lourdes ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/4MGWdgt

Sartell-Sauk Rapids ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/fNbPJr4

Rosemount ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/STN8CVp

 

For more hockey coverage, visit The Rink Live.

Nick Oliver talks about his job with the Fargo Force, scouts incoming SCSU players, coaches he's played for -- Ep. 68
Thu May 12 07:00:00 EDT 2022
Nick Oliver was introduced as the new head junior hockey coach of the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League on May 2. Oliver has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach for the St. Cloud State men's team after three seasons as an assistant coach and director of scouting with the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede. Oliver talks about his new job, leaving his old job, gives a scouting report on the 10 new players for the Huskies this fall and then discusses the last seven head coaches he has played for or worked with. All of this and more on this episode of the Huskies Hockey Insider Podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

 

For more hockey coverage, visit The Rink Live.

Adam Nightingale discusses being named Michigan State's hockey coach, working with NTDP, Shattuck-St. Mary's -- Ep. 125
Wed May 11 06:00:00 EDT 2022
Adam Nightingale has seen hockey from a variety of angles. He grew up in Cheboygan, Mich., playing in a small town. He played college hockey for Lake Superior State and Michigan State. He has coached midget and bantam hockey for Shattuck-St. Mary's. He's also been the director of hockey operations at Michigan State, a video coach for the Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings, an assistant coach for the Red Wings and has spent the last two seasons as a head coach for the USA Hockey Team Development Program. On May 3, he was named the eighth head coach at Michigan State. He discusses his career with The Rink Live's Jess Myers and Mick Hatten.

 

For more hockey coverage, visit The Rink Live.

David Backes shares his memories growing up in Spring Lake Park, playing for MSU-Mankato, 15 NHL seasons -- Ep. 124
Mon May 09 06:30:00 EDT 2022
David Backes grew up playing hockey, soccer and baseball in Spring Lake Park. He ended up playing 15 seasons in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks. Now, the 38-year-old has ventured into the restaurant business in retirement. Backes shares memories of growing up, why playing multiple sports was important, playing hockey with an edge and also analyzes the first two games of the Blues vs. Wild series with The Rink Live's Jess Myers and Mick Hatten.

 

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'Build from Within' Rosemount boys hockey ready for a new challenge
Fri May 06 13:30:00 EDT 2022
Rosemount boys hockey head coach Ricky Saintey talks with Sydney Wolf about the team's season this past year, losing thirteen seniors this offseason, the 'build from within' motto, and more!

 

Listen to Previous Interviews with High School Coaches

Sartell ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/tZqTFx7

Wayzata ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/UYahJ78

Rogers ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/t58lphI

Moose Lake Area ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/WcVIsqJ

Rochester Lourdes ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/4MGWdgt

Sartell-Sauk Rapids ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trib.al/fNbPJr4

 

For more hockey coverage, visit The Rink Live.