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New Nova's Hockey Coach Making Progress

Boy's team taking strides in scoring.

According to the Star Tribune, the Minneapolis Novas hockey team are making strong strides towards rebuilding their team.

In many of their last games, the paper reports, the team has scored 10 or more goals per game.

As Patch reported last year, the arrival of former NHL player and Minneapolis native Joe Dziedic has given some Minneapolis hockey fans cause to hope the flagging team could be revived. Two years ago, low interest in each public high school's hockey program caused the district to merge the teams into a single program.

But the Star Tribune report contains a quote that could be worrying to local hockey fans:

"We have a senior-heavy team with a few kids who have a scorer's touch," said first-year coach Joe Dziedzic, a Minneapolis Edison product. "We're starting to jell, starting to gain a little confidence and that's led to some puck luck, some bounces going our way."

With a senior-heavy team this year, the team's luck could be quite different next year.

Jakeoclubs January 24, 2013 at 03:00 PM
The key fundamental for hockey is a strong youth program. Minneapolis now has this and Coach Dziedic is involved at that level as well. On top of that, his on ice teaching is excellent. And although his time with FSN does not allow him the same commitment, Tom Chorske has also been working with the program.

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