Park senior Caitlin Tate made the famed "Let's Play Hockey" call prior to the opening face off of the Minnesota Wild's game against the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday, March 27, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Despite not having as many creature comforts as some others growing up, Billy Bellmore and Nate Mauer ended up playing hockey at just about as high a level as one can play. Now, the two Woodbury residents are trying to help kids who grew up like them reach their goals on the ice.
Longtime pals Brad Frost and Joel Johnson led the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team to a historic season. But not long ago the two friends and coaches were cutting their teeth in south Washington County.
The Park boys swimming and diving team finished in fifth place out of eight teams in the Section 4AA championship meet, held Feb. 21-23, at Stillwater Junior High School, however, the Wolfpack wasn’t able to advance anyone to the state meet.
Few teams have found a way to compete with fourth-ranked Eagan’s speed this season and East Ridge proved no different in a 5-2 loss Saturday in the Section 3AA semifinals at the Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum in St. Paul.
Strong defense has placed East Ridge as a surging team in the Suburban East Conference and the Raptors continued to display prowess in both areas Saturday in a 1-0 victory over district rival Woodbury at Bielenberg Arena in Woodbury.
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