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

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

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

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, […]


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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]