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Huskies Hockey Insider

The Rink Live's Mick Hatten interviews players and coaches and helps you find out more about the personalities and behind the St. Cloud State men's and women's hockey teams. We also cover some of the hot topics of the day in college hockey.

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Bemidji State coach Tom Serratore talks about his team, helps preview series vs. SCSU -- Ep. 54
Fri Dec 31 06:00:00 EST 2021
Bemidji State men's hockey head coach Tom Serratore discusses how his team played in the first half — strengths, things it needs to work on, playing St. Cloud State, how former Huskies assistant coach Mike Gibbons came back for another season and more in this podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten

Here's the time stamps: :45 The first half for Bemidji State 2:50 The Beavers power play 3:19 2 underclassmen seeing time in goal for BSU 5:00 Scouting SCSU 6:50 Tough nonconference schedule 7:20 Former SCSU assistant Mike Gibbons on staff for a second season.
Kevin Fitzgerald discusses leading his team in scoring, assesses where SCSU is at the break, Jack Peart, his road to college -- Ep. 52
Thu Dec 16 14:01:47 EST 2021
If you had asked St. Cloud State men's hockey fans before the season which player would lead the Huskies in scoring at the holiday break, it is fair to say that Kevin Fitzgerald would not likely have been the first pick. But the graduate student has 21 points (already a career high) through 16 games. Fitzgerald talks about his fast start, takes a look at where the Huskies are, discusses teammate Jack Peart, how he got started in hockey, playing Tier III junior hockey, being a walk-on for SCSU. Discover all this and more in this podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

Podcast Timestamps:

Final exams, degree he is working on and teammates in classes to open

4:05 hearing from people "you play on the hockey team?!"

5:05 his quick start to the season

6:45 Matt Cullen coming in to teach session on faceoffs, how Cullen treats others

11:05 assessing the Huskies at the holiday break

17:35 Jack Peart being named to USA roster for world championships, having him as a teammate

23:10 playing pro an option?

25:15 starting out playing hockey, his winding junior hockey career

27:50 playing junior hockey for the Aberdeen Wings

30:10 how he ended up walking on at SCSU

35:00 playing in 38 games as a freshman walk-on 

Pat Micheletti breaks down last weekend's NCHC series split between North Dakota and St. Cloud State -- ep. 51
Thu Dec 09 08:00:00 EST 2021
Former Gophers All-American and TV analyst Pat Micheletti breaks down last weekend's NCHC series split between North Dakota and St. Cloud State. He also takes a look at the the Huskies 16 games into the season. He also discusses the play of Kevin Fitzgerald, Veeti Miettinen, Jack Peart, Micah Miller, Seamus Donohue, David Hrenak more in this podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

Huskies Hockey Insider -- ep. 50
Fri Dec 03 14:44:53 EST 2021
In a trial format, Mick Hatten discusses the St. Cloud State men's hockey team with WJON-AM's Dave Overlund on this week's episode. The Huskies are preparing to play the University of North Dakota in a series at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Hatten discusses the team, the rivalry with UND, Jack Peart and more on this episode.

SCSU head coach Brett Larson discusses a tough weekend, lineup changes, recruiting, gives an update on Sam Hentges
Wed Nov 24 12:00:00 EST 2021
The No. 5/6-ranked St. Cloud State men's hockey team has a bye week, but head coach Brett Larson said his team will not be taking it easy in practices after getting swept last weekend at Western Michigan. Larson discusses the series against Western Michigan, some lineup changes, recruiting, gives an update on Sam Hentges and the former USHL head coach gives some perspective on the Omaha Lancers situation with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

The Rink Live signs Jake Sanderson
Tue Nov 23 12:52:49 EST 2021
Forum Communications announced this week that it is partnering with athletes to expand The Rink Live brand as the go-to destination for North Dakota and Minnesota hockey coverage.

In the 2020 NHL draft, Jake Sanderson was selected fifth overall by the Ottawa Senators. Welcome to The Rink Live Team Jake. A sophomore studying kinesiology at the University of North Dakota, Jake is an assistant captain and plays defense for the Fighting Hawks. This season, he leads the team in points.

The Rink Live signs Maddie Rooney
Mon Nov 22 15:17:59 EST 2021
Goalie Maddie Rooney backstopped the U.S. to the 2018 Olympic gold medal. Welcome Maddie to The Rink Live Team as the U.S.  aims to repeat as gold medalists at the 2022 Winter Olympics in February.

Forum Communications is excited to partner with like-minded athletes to expand The Rink Live brand as the go to destination for North Dakota & Minnesota hockey coverage.

Huskies Hockey Insider -- ep. 48
Thu Nov 18 08:00:00 EST 2021
St. Cloud State men's associate head coach Dave Shyiak has coached college hockey since 1995. He is in charge of the Huskies defensemen and he talks about where the defensemen are at, discusses newcomers Jack Peart and Josh Luedtke 1/3 of the way through their freshman season and playing at Western Michigan where he coached for six seasons. Shyiak also discusses the recruiting process, how they find players, how often they typically see players, how video and the pandemic has changed it and more in this podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

Huskies Hockey Insider -- ep. 47
Thu Nov 11 11:04:03 EST 2021
Former St. Cloud State men's hockey captain and defenseman Geno Parrish discusses his former teammates who played on the 2001 WCHA Final Five team that will be honored Saturday and talks about his impressions on this season's top-ranked Huskies team to open. Then we get to the meat of this podcast: he shares memories of playing with the infamous Danbury Trashers of the United Hockey League in 2004-05. The Trashers are the subject of a Netflix documentary called "Untold: Crime and Penalties.

Huskies Hockey Insider -- Ep. 46, Part 2
Thu Nov 04 08:00:00 EDT 2021
With St. Cloud State about to honor its 2001 WCHA Final Five champion men's hockey team on Nov. 13 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, the insider catches up with Mark Hartigan. Hartigan, the program's career leader in goals (86) and is fifth in points (165), was the WCHA Player of the Year and a top three finalist for the Hobey Baker Award in 2001-02. He discusses his playing career, life since hockey, living in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and more in this podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten. There are two parts to this podcast due to some technical difficulties. This is Part 2.