Howie: Duluth Marshall, Hermantown and Duluth East off to strong starts in prep boys hockey

Power-forward Dylan Michaud is off to a strong start for Duluth Duluth Denfeld, after sitting out his junior season after transferring from Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. Howie / HowieBlog.com As anticipated, traditional high school boys hockey small-school powers Duluth Marshall and Hermantown have established themselves as the teams to beat in Section 7A. The Hilltoppers are 7-0, with home victories over Roseville (4-3), Breck (2-0), Proctor (7-3), Blake (5-0) and Orono (4-1), and wins at Grand Rapids (4-2) and International Falls (6-0) over the [...]

Howie Hanson: Duluth Denfeld, Superior impressive in Lake Superior Conference Jamboree

Howie (2) In mid-November, the annual Lake Superior Conference Jamboree gives coaches, players and high school boy’s hockey fans a preseason sneak-peek of what to expect from their favorite teams and their future opponents, in a dizzying, 20-minute running-time hockey frenzy with each team meeting two opponents in pool play. Based on their conference finish last season, [...]

Team North pounded by Team Southwest

EliteHockeyLeague200 Duluth Denfeld senior forward Cam McClure scored two goals but Team North lost 6-3 to Team Southwest in an Upper Midwest High School Elite League game late Saturday at Schwann Super Rink #5 in Blaine. Nick Altmann of Duluth also scored for Team North (2-5-1), and Cloquet’s Koby Bender had a pair of assists. Team [...]

Howie’s Hockey Notebook: Forbort penalty-minutes leader at Manchester; Bulldogs host unbeaten Notre Dame

HowieHansonwhite150bw Defenseman Derek Forbort of Duluth has one goal and two points, is plus-four and has racked up a team-high 17 penalty minutes in seven games for the Manchester Monarchs in the American Hockey League. Forbort, 21, is a former first-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Kings and was a late cut in the team’s [...]

Howie’s Hockey Notebook: Sandelin collects HOF award; Bulldogs women, men to begin on-ice captains’ workouts this week

HowieHansonwhite150bw Bulldogs men’s hockey coach Scott Sandelin will receive the Tom Clifford Award at the University of North Dakota’s 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sept. 14 in Grand Forks, N.D. The award recognizes UND alumni who serve with distinction as athletic coaches at the high school or college levels. Sandelin, a former UND All-American [...]

Howie’s Hockey Notebook: Summer Classic wraps up today, host Marshall faces BSM in final

Cam McClure of Duluth Marshall is a big-game performer, who has scored game-winning goals in the last two Section 7A championship games. Howie / HowieBlog.com Duluth Marshall plays Class 2A power Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the 2013 Summer Classic championship game at 3 p.m. today at the world-famous Mars Lakeview Arena. The two-time defending Section 7A champion Hilltoppers are led by forwards Luke Pavelich, Cam McClure, Anthony Miller and Jack Dodd, defensemen Kyle Jones (who regularly bench presses Honda Civics in [...]

Marshall edges Denfeld 3-2 in Section 7A boys prep hockey final

Hilltoppers super-sophomore Cam McClure, who scored the game-winning goal in the last two Section 7A championship games, was poised beyond his years while being interviewed by a local newspaper reporter following Wednesday's 7A final victory over Duluth Denfeld. Howie / Howie Blog / iPhone 5. Senior goaltender Caden Flaherty stopped 29 shots, including at least a half-dozen high-quality scoring attempts, and sophomore super-sniper Cam McClure scored the game-winning goal to lift Duluth Marshall to a 3-2 upset victory over top-seed Duluth Denfeld in the Section 7A high school boys hockey championship game Wednesday night at Amsoil Arena. Matt Klassen and [...]

Sports Notebook: Denfeld-Marshall high school boy’s hockey headliner tonight

HowieHansonwhite150bw Section 7A high school boy’s hockey powers Duluth Denfeld and Duluth Marshall will meet in a Lake Superior Conference (LSC) game at 7:30 p.m. today at Mars Lakeview Arena. My9 will televise the game, live. The ninth-ranked Hunters (16-6, 1-1 LSC) are led by G Zach Thompson, F Alex Thompson, F Levi Talarico and F [...]
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