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East Ridge girls hockey: Badgers hero Talafous named head coach

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East Ridge High School has hired University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Famer Dean Talafous as the new head coach of its girls hockey program. Talafous, 60, was the head assistant for the girls team this past season.

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Following his fruitful collegiate career with Wisconsin, Talafous, a Duluth native, played 497 regular season games in the National Hockey League from 1974–82 for the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and the Atlanta Flames as a right winger. 

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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