Minnesota State, The Frozen Four & Bill Robertson's WCHA Farewell
Apr 13, 2021
Minnesota native Bill Robertson took over the helm of the revamped WCHA in 2014. In two months he will be charting new waters as college hockey’s league of distinction for seven decades will cease to exist. FloHockey’s Tim Rappleye got a chance to debrief the man known as Billy Rob following the Frozen Four, a gratifying finale to a most challenging season.
Minnesota State Departs Frozen Four After Painful Loss To St. Cloud State
Apr 9, 2021
NCAA hockey media protocol is an emotional meat grinder. Three of the four teams in Pittsburgh will face, and ultimately surrender, to their season’s mortality, a step or two from snatching that coveted brass ring.
Dryden McKay & The Minnesota State Mavericks Are Proving People Wrong
Apr 2, 2021
On Thursday, Dryden McKay — College Hockey’s Mr. Zero — was named a Hobey Hat Trick Finalist, the only goalie among the final three candidates for the NCAA player of the year. The announcement came less than two weeks after the All-American had hit an all-time low point as a Division I athlete.
Ryan Sandelin Bags Minnesota State Winner With Mom's Heart In The Balance
Mar 29, 2021
Wendy Sandelin couldn’t take the pressure of watching her son Ryan battle through NCAA sudden death, so she grabbed a shovel and headed into the Duluth night.
Minnesota State, Lake Superior & Bemidji Carry WCHA Banner To NCAA Tourney
Mar 24, 2021
During last Sunday’s NCAA hockey selection show, WCHA Commissioner Bill Robertson was tucking into a well-deserved feast at his favorite steakhouse. He was celebrating his 60th birthday, surrounded by friends and family. At 6 PM Minneapolis time he beamed ESPN onto his mobile device. Somewhere between his appetizer and his ribeye, he got the best birthday present imaginable: three WCHA teams selected into the national tournament, a first for the WCHA since the 2013 realignment.
Julian Napravnik Continues The German Influence & Potulny Phones A Friend
Mar 18, 2021
On Tuesday, the WCHA announced the All-Decade team, and former Minnesota State center Marc Michaelis was named to the squad. A week prior, his former Mavs teammate and countryman Julian Napravnik had been named the WCHA’s Offensive Player of the Year, the same honor Michaelis won this time last year.