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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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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

Former SCSU forward Kevin Fitzgerald on his time in ECHL, AHL, trying out for 3ICE, speculating on who Al Applebee is -- Ep. 67
Fri May 06 12:07:19 EDT 2022
Kevin Fitzgerald spent the last five seasons as a member of the St. Cloud State men's hockey team. He has been bouncing around pro hockey (ECHL, AHL, 3ICE) since the end of the college season. The Rink Live's Mick Hatten catches up with the 25-year-old forward from Hinsdale, Ill., to discuss a variety of topics in hockey and also dive into who Al Applebee is on Twitter.com.

 

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Catching Up with Sartell/Sauk Rapids Head Coach Marty Anderson
Tue May 03 13:30:00 EDT 2022
After losing a big senior class in 2020-2021, Storm'n Sabres girls head coach Marty Anderson talks how the team was rebuilt in '21-'22, the chemistry of a young team, and a few positives to look forward to for next season.

 

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

 

For more hockey coverage, visit The Rink Live.

How Rochester Lourdes went from 0-26 to 19-8 in two seasons
Fri Apr 29 13:00:00 EDT 2022
The Rink Live's Sydney Wolf sits down with Rochester Lourdes Boys Hockey Coach Jeff True to discuss how the Eagles went from a team that lost every game of the 2019-20 season to contending for the Section 2A title this past year.

 

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

 

For more hockey coverage, visit The Rink Live.

Former SCSU F Robby Jackson describes playing in Slovakia, his latest dental work, driving a stick shift -- Ep. 66
Fri Apr 29 10:50:14 EDT 2022
Robby Jackson was not sure what to expect when he signed a contract to play for HC Novรฉ Zรกmky in Slovakia. Jackson had played two seasons for teams in the AHL and ECHL after graduating from St. Cloud State. But he describes why he has signed another contract to play for the team, what the atmosphere is like in games in Slovakia, the style of play and then answers some submitted questions from people on Twitter on this episode of the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

Garrett Raboin talks about being Augustana's first hockey coach and what all is on his agenda, shares memories -- Ep. 123
Wed Apr 27 18:20:55 EDT 2022
On April 19, Garrett Raboin was named the first men's hockey coach at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. Unlike other NCAA Division I programs, Raboin has the unique experience of starting a program where there has never been hockey before. He has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota and spent six seasons before that as an assistant coach for Motzko at St. Cloud State University, where he played defense from 2006-10. Raboin discusses many of the challenges that he is facing with his new job, shares some fun memories from coaching and his playing days and more on this podcast with The Rink Live's Jess Myers and Mick Hatten.

 

For more hockey coverage, visit The Rink Live.