Friday Night Frenzy

D3 Hockey: CSS, UWS Women Earn Home Wins; UWS Men Drop Home Finale to UW-Stout

It was a good night on the home ice for the Saints and Yellowjackets.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s hockey team extended their unbeaten streak to five straight games as they defeated St. Catherine 6-4 Friday night, behind a hat trick from Abby Pohlkamp. In other Division III hockey action, the UWS women defeated UW-Stevens Point 6-4 and the UWS men fell to UW-Stout 4-2 at Wessman Arena. Categories: College, Friday Night…

Suffocating Defense Helps UMD Women’s Hockey Take Down St. Thomas

The Bulldogs held the Tommies to a program-low six shots on goal as they'll look to sweep the series Saturday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gabby Krause and Anneke Linser each score for the UMD women’s hockey team as they defeated St. Thomas 2-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs held the Tommies to a program-low six shots on goal as they’ll look to sweep the series Saturday afternoon. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Prep Boys Hockey: Hermantown Tops Holy Family, Rock Ridge Edges Proctor

Zam Plante finished with three assists for the Hawks to give him 100 career points, while Nick Troutwine scored both goals to give the Wolverines a big road win.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Hermantown boys hockey team used a big third period to get the 5-3 win over Holy Family at home on Friday night. Zam Plante finished the night with three assists which gave him 100 career points. Hermantown improves to 21-2 on the season and will be back in action on Saturday hosting St. Thomas Academy. Meanwhile,…

‘The Hockey Guys’ Tik Tok Account Drawing Millions of Eyes to UWS Men’s Hockey

What started as a personal account in 2020 for Lawson McDonald, skyrocketed into "The Hockey Guys" a brand with over a million followers.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Wessman Arena is the place to be to catch the UWS men’s hockey team in action, but they’ve found a new audience, on Tik Tok, where they’ve been able to reach millions of fans. What started as a personal account in 2020 for Lawson McDonald, skyrocketed into “The Hockey Guys” a brand with over a million followers….

Rodberg Scores 1,000th Point as Proctor Girls Basketball Defeats Duluth Denfeld

Hope Carlson finished with 14 points and Rodberg led all scorers with 15 points.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Senior Payton Rodberg scored her 1,000th career point as the Proctor girls basketball team defeated Duluth Denfeld 84-19. Hope Carlson finished with 14 points and Rodberg led all scorers with 15 points. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Women’s Basketball Picks Up Ninth Straight Win, UMD Men Captures North Division Championship

It was a good night for the Bulldogs as they swept the Dragons at Romano Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s basketball team defeated Minnesota State Moorhead 67-42 Friday night at Romano Gym. And in the men’s game, the Bulldogs used a strong second half to knock off the Dragons 80-70 and capture the NSIC North Division championship. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Chobak, Giguere Power UMD Women’s Hockey to Road Shutout Over Wisconsin

It's the Bulldogs first win in Madison since November of 2010.

MADISON, Wis. – Senior Elizabeth Giguere would score twice and sophomore Jojo Chobak would record a career-high 45 saves as the UMD women’s hockey team shuts out Wisconsin 3-0 Friday night at the La Bahn Arena. Gabby Krause scored the other goal for the Bulldogs, who get their first win in Madison since November of 2010. Categories: College, Friday Night…

St. Scholastica Women’s Hockey Rallies to Defeat Bethel

Abby Pohlkamp scored the game-winner while Rachel Anderson added a short-handed goal for the Saints.

DULUTH, Minn. – Abby Pohlkamp scored the game-winner early in the third period as the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team battled back to get the 2-1 win over Bethel on Friday night. Rachel Anderson scored the other goal for the Saints, short-handed late in the second. St. Scholastica improves to 10-6-1 on the season and will play at Bethel on…

Duluth Denfeld Boys Hockey Storms Back to Defeat Sartell in Overtime

Connor McClure scored the game-winner in overtime while Simon Davidson, Braeden Erickson and Whittaker Heart each scored in regulation. Davidson finished the night with a goal and two assists, reaching 100 career points.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Denfeld boys hockey team erased a three-goal deficit going into the second period, storming back to force overtime, then Connor McClure scored the game-winner to give the Hunters the 4-3 win over Sartell. Simon Davidson, Braeden Erickson and Whittaker Heart each scored in regulation for the Hunters. Davidson’s goal and two assists, including on the…

Coaches Corner: Jeff Buffetta

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the MIB boys and girls basketball teams.

MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with MIB boys and girls basketball coach Jeff Buffetta as the Ranger girls are the top team in Class A. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Boys Basketball: Duluth Marshall Tops North Woods, Superior Takes Down Cloquet

The Hilltoppers were victorious at home, while the Spartans got the road win.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a battle of Section 7A foes, it was Duluth Marshall getting the home win over North Woods 81-68. In other prep boys basketball action, Superior knocked down 16 threes as they defeated Cloquet 100-47. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Basketball Teams Earn Home Sweep Over Southwest Minnesota State

It was a good night for the Bulldogs as both basketball teams knocked off the Mustangs.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s basketball team picked up their seventh straight victory as they defeated Southwest Minnesota State 65-49 Friday night at Romano Gym. On the men’s side, they would get 21 points each from Drew Blair and Austin Andrews as they rolled past the Mustangs 91-62. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Anderson’s Two Goals Helps UMD Women’s Hockey Knocks Off MSU-Mankato

Senior forward Taylor Anderson scored two goals for the UMD women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior forward Taylor Anderson scored two goals for the UMD women’s hockey team as they defeated Minnesota State-Mankato 4-2 Friday afternoon at Amsoil Arena. Elizabeth Giguere and Clara Van Wieren also scored for UMD as they’ll try to sweep the Mavericks Saturday afternoon. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Men’s Hockey Tops Western Michigan in High-Scoring Affair

Hunter Lellig would score the go-ahead goal in the third period as the UMD men's hockey team defeated Western Michigan 5-4.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hunter Lellig would score the go-ahead goal in the third period as the UMD men’s hockey team defeated Western Michigan 5-4 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Kobe Roth, Matt Anderson, Blake Biondi and Jesse Jacques also scored for the Bulldogs, who will look for the sweep Saturday night against the Broncos. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports,…

Prep Girls Hockey: Proctor/Hermantown Drops Close One to Top-Ranked Andover, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Shuts Out Chisago Lakes

Marina Dostal's goal was all the Lumberjacks needed to pick up a big home win.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team hung around with the top-ranked AA team in the state for most of the game, but a power play goal and an empty-netter were the difference as Andover got the 4-2 win. Izzy Fairchild and Reese Heitzman scored for the Mirage as they fall to 14-7-1 on the season. The Mirage will…

Coaches Corner: Andy Fenske

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Hermantown boys basketball team.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Hermantown boys basketball coach Andy Fenske as the Hawks are currently riding a nine-game win streak. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UW-Superior Men’s Hockey Shuts Out UW-Eau Claire for Fifth Straight Win

Chad Lopez, Artur Terchiyev and Zach Bannister each scored for the Yellowjackets as they push their unbeaten streak to eight games.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Myles Hektor finished with 30 saves as the UW-Superior men’s hockey team shut out UW-Eau Claire 3-0 Friday night at Wessman Arena. Chad Lopez, Artur Terchiyev and Zach Bannister each scored for the Yellowjackets as they win their fifth straight game and push their unbeaten streak to eight games. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Artwork Unveiled Honoring Late Marshall Hockey Coach Brendan Flaherty

Back in September, Flaherty was posthumously inducted into the Marshall Athletic Hall of Fame and now, the program has found a new way to honor the local legend.

DULUTH, Minn. — Back in the summer, longtime Duluth Marshall hockey coach, Brendan Flaherty, passed away after a three year battle with throat cancer. Back in September, Flaherty was posthumously inducted into the Marshall Athletic Hall of Fame and now, the program has found a new way to honor the local legend. It was emotional to see the hockey community…

Simonet Scores 1,000th Point as UMD Women’s Basketball Top Augustana, Bulldog Men Fall to Vikings

Both teams will be back in action Saturday against Wayne State.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Fifth-year guard Ann Simonet scored her 1,000th career point as the UMD women’s basketball team held on to beat Augustana 64-41 Friday night at the Sanford Pentagon. As for the men, they dropped their second straight game of the season as the Bulldogs fell to the Vikings 89-80. Both teams will be back in action Saturday…

UMD Men’s Hockey Rolls Past Omaha for Road Win

The Bulldogs are unbeaten against the Mavericks in their last 11 meetings as they'll look for the sweep Saturday night.

OMAHA, Neb. – The UMD men’s hockey team would get goals from five different players as they top Omaha 5-1 Friday night at Baxter Arena. The Bulldogs are unbeaten against the Mavericks in their last 11 meetings as they’ll look for the sweep Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Prep Basketball: South Ridge Sweeps Cook County

Both South Ridge basketball teams picked up big home wins on Friday.

CULVER, Minn. – The South Ridge girls basketball team continued their undefeated start to the season, getting the 88-22 win over Cook County on Friday evening. The Panthers improve to 13-0 on the season and will be back in action Monday hosting Greenway. Meanwhile, the South Ridge boys basketball team picked up where the girls left off, cruising past the…

St. Scholastica Men’s Hockey Skates to 5-5 Tie With Saint John’s, Pick Up Extra Point in Shootout

Filimon Ledenkov scored twice, while Brodie Girod, Karl Wright, and Michael Talbot each scored once. Arkhip Ledenkov scored in the shootout for the Saints.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica men’s hockey team continued to fight back on Friday night, skating to a 5-5 tie at home against Saint John’s. The Saints then picked up the extra point in the shootout thanks to Arkhip Ledenkov. Filimon Ledenkov scored twice, while Brodie Girod, Karl Wright, and Michael Talbot each scored once. St. Scholastica will be…

Coaches Corner: Heather Young

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Cloquet girls basketball team.

CLOQUET, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Cloquet girls basketball coach Heather Young as the Lumberjacks are one of the most improved teams in the entire Northland. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Hockey: Proctor/Hermantown Girls, Duluth Denfeld Boys Earn Home Shutouts

Both the Mirage and Hunters had strong Friday nights, earning shutout wins at home.

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team started fast and never looked back, getting the 11-0 shutout win over section foes Hibbing/Chisholm. This is the second shutout over the Bluejackets this season, after the Mirage got the 5-0 road win last month. Proctor/Hermantown improves to 12-4-1 and will play at Breck on Saturday. In prep boys hockey action, Cooper…

UW-Superior Women’s Basketball Shakes Off Slow Start in Victory Over Crown

Makenna Guden led the way with 16 points as the Yellowjackets will look for back-to-back wins when they host Minnesota Morris on Saturday.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Junior Mady Sanders finished with 11 points and 18 rebounds as the UW-Superior women’s basketball team knocked off Crown 81-72 Friday night at the Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Makenna Guden led the way with 16 points as the Yellowjackets will look for back-to-back wins when they host Minnesota Morris on Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD Women’s Hockey Light Up the Scoreboard in Win Over Bemidji State

Anna Klein, Naomi Rogge and Katie Davis each scored two goals.

DULUTH, Minn. – Anna Klein, Naomi Rogge and Katie Davis each scored two goals as the UMD women’s hockey team defeated Bemidji State 8-2 Friday afternoon at Amsoil Arena. 10 different Bulldogs would get on the scoresheet as they’ll look for the sweep on Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Strong Third Period Pushes UMD Men’s Hockey Past Miami

Blake Biondi, Casey Gilling, Koby Bender and Quinn Olson all scored for the Bulldogs, who will aim to sweep the RedHawks Saturday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team scored three goals in the third period as they got the win over Miami University 4-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Blake Biondi, Casey Gilling, Koby Bender and Quinn Olson all scored for the Bulldogs, who will aim to sweep the RedHawks Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of…

Coaches Corner: Emma Stauber

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey coach Emma Stauber as the Mirage continue their state title defense. Among the topics discussed are Stauber’s life as a head coach and a professional hockey player, as well as how her team’s success has impacted their local youth program. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Strong Defense Powers UMD Women’s Basketball to Win Over Minnesota State Mankato

The Bulldogs held the Mavericks to just four points in the first quarter and 10 in the third as they will host Concordia-St. Paul Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior Brooke Olson led the team with 20 points as the UMD women’s basketball team defeated Minnesota State Mankato 61-52 Friday night at Romano Gym. The Bulldogs held the Mavericks to just four points in the first quarter and 10 in the third as they will host Concordia-St. Paul Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University…

Duluth Denfeld Boys Hockey Rolls Past North Shore

The Hunters improve to 11-3 as they will host Grand Rapids next Thursday.

DULUTH, Minn. – Connor McClure scored four goals on the night as the Duluth Denfeld boys hockey team blanked North Shore 10-0 Friday night at the Heritage Center. The Hunters improve to 11-3 as they will host Grand Rapids next Thursday. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Justin Wieck

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the UMD men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UMD men’s basketball coach Justin Wieck as the Bulldogs head into the second half of the season as one of the top teams in the country. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: CJ Osuchukwu

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth Marshall girls basketball coach CJ Osuchukwu who have started the season with a 4-1 record. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Strong Second Half Powers Superior Girls Basketball Past Northwestern

In a game that was tied at halftime, the Superior girls basketball team used a strong second half to get the win over Northwestern 60-37 Friday night.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In a game that was tied at halftime, the Superior girls basketball team used a strong second half to get the win over Northwestern 60-37 Friday night. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Boys Basketball: Esko Wins Thriller Over Superior, Duluth East Suffers First Loss of the Season

The Eskomos stayed undefeated, while the Greyhounds suffered their first loss of the season.

ESKO, Minn. – Nicholas Swanson finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds as the Esko boys basketball team held on to beat Superior 78-74 Friday night. In other prep boys basketball action, it was Bloomington Jefferson handing Duluth East their first loss of the season 65-58. Categories: Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

UMD Women’s Hockey Earn Comeback Win Over Minnesota

The Bulldogs would score three goals in the third period to get the road win over the Gophers.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Naomi Rogge, Gabbie Hughes and Elizabeth Giguere would each score in the third period as the UMD women’s hockey team rallied to defeat Minnesota 3-2 Friday night at Ridder Arena. The Bulldogs will look to sweep the Gophers tomorrow afternoon. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Men’s Hockey Shutout at Home Against Denver

The Bulldogs will look for better results as they look to split their series Saturday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – 11th-ranked Denver came out firing and never looked back as they defeated the UMD men’s hockey team 5-0 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs will look for better results as they look to split their series Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UW-Superior, Northland College Men’s Hockey Teams Settle for Tie

The Lumberjacks would score the only goal in the shootout to get the extra point.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior and Northland College men’s hockey teams couldn’t solve their differences in regulation or overtime so their game officially went down as a 2-2 tie. The Lumberjacks would score the only goal in the shootout to get the extra point. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Tom Lenarz

For this week's segment, we chat with the former head coach of the Cloquet football team.

CLOQUET, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Tom Lenarz who recently stepped down as head coach of the Cloquet football team after nearly three decades with the program. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Superior Girls Basketball Team Off to Undefeated Start to Season

The 4-0 Spartans will be back in action on Saturday as they take on Cloquet as part of Lake Superior Conference Day in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior girls basketball team is off to a 4-0 start to their season. And it helps that the Spartans only graduated one player from last year’s team. And although they’re still a little inexperienced with mostly sophomores and juniors, their experience with each other has been the main reason for the hot start. “We already have…

UMD Basketball Teams Win Big to Sweep Minot State

Both UMD basketball teams dominated Minot State on Friday, as the men improved to 10-0 while the women won their third straight.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 22 Minnesota Duluth men’s basketball team continued its dominate start to the season, defeating Minot State 91-73 to stay undefeated. Joshua Brown led the Bulldogs with 22 points while Jacob Shields chipped in with 16 points off the bench. UMD improves to 10-0 on the season and will look to keep it going at home…

UW-Superior Basketball Swept by Bethany Lutheran in Conference Openers

The UW-Superior women couldn't hang on in the second half while the men dropped a close one.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior women’s basketball team was in control early but couldn’t hang on, as Bethany Lutheran got the 68-52 win in the UMAC opener. Paige Servais led the Yellowjackets with 13 points. In the men’s game, UW-Superior came up just short, as Mason Ackley missed a three-pointer at the buzzer as Bethany Lutheran got the 68-66 win….

Coaches Corner: Brad Hyduke

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Grand Rapids/Greenway girls hockey team.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Grand Rapids/Greenway girls hockey head coach Brad Hyduke as the Lightning are off to a 5-1 start to their season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

St. Scholastica Women’s Hockey Falls at Home to Hamline

Taylor Thompson's goal in the first period made her the third player in program history to score 100 career points, joining Nina Waidacher and current teammate Rachel Anderson.

DULUTH, Minn. – Fifth-year forward Taylor Thompson made history on Friday night but the St. Scholastica women’s hockey team couldn’t hang on late, as Hamline got the 5-2 win to open the weekend series. Hermantown native Mariah Haedrich and Thompson scored the goals for the Saints in the first period. Thompson’s goal gave her 100 points for her career, becoming…

Klein Reaches 100 Career Points as UMD Women’s Hockey Topples Ohio State

Klein becomes the 22nd player in program history to score 100 career points.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior Anna Klein scored twice as the UMD women’s hockey team knocked off Ohio State 5-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Klein becomes the 22nd player in program history to score 100 career points. The Bulldogs will look to sweep the series Saturday against the Buckeyes. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Late Goals Lifts UW-Superior Men’s Hockey Past UW-River Falls

Bradley Stonnell and Zach Bannister each scored for the Yellowjackets.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Two late goals in the third period was all the UW-Superior men’s hockey team needed to get the 2-1 win over UW-River Falls on Friday night. Bradley Stonnell and Zach Bannister each scored for the Yellowjackets in the win. UWS improves to 5-3 on the season and will play at UW-Stout on Saturday night. Categories: College, Friday…