Tuesday, January 4, 2011
A citywide alumni event is Jan. 14 at Parade Ice Arena.
Southwest Alumni Foundation President Jodi Wishart Anderson put together a photo slideshow on video covering 70 years of Southwest High School hockey history. The video features dozens of archival photos, along with passages of dialogue from the 2004 movie "Miracle," based on the United States hockey team's victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Anderson produced the video to build support from alumni for the current Novas team, who have a record of 8-1 and are hosting an alumni event during its game against Pine City, 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at Parade Ice Arena. Southwest High School's 1970 state championship trophy will be shown at the event.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Jack Kelly scored two goals and added an assist in the Novas' fourth-straight victory in a win against Moose Lake Area.
The Minneapolis Novas moved to 5-1 Saturday evening after beating the Two Rivers Conference defending champions from Moose Lake Area at Parade Ice Gardens with a final score of 5-1. "We're thought of as the number one team in the conference now," Jack Kelly said, who scored two goals and one assist in the contest. "We're the team to beat, and it gives us a little extra confidence as well." Jack Kelly's first goal came after a diligent Novas penalty kill early on in the first period. As the Rebels appeared to have momentum, Jack Kelly buried a wrap-around to put Minneapolis up 1-0. Alec Kelly added the second goal of the game on the power play with style. Coming up the half wall in the offensive zone, Alec Kelly spun away from the defender …
Friday, December 17, 2010
Minneapolis has outscored opponents 27-4 during its three-game winning streak.
The Minneapolis Novas boys' hockey team continued cruising Thursday night at Parade Ice Gardens, winning 6-1 in a penalty-ridden contest over Prairie Centre. "Not a game that we liked. It wasn't pretty," Novas assistant coach Kevin Conrad said. "We're happy to get out with a victory." Jack Kelly tallied four assists, his brother Alec Kelly scored one goal and two assists. Rolf Bergford added two goals and one assist to lead Minneapolis. Loads of penalties found both sides disgruntled, especially in the second period. Junior goaltender Patrick Kelliher, who stopped 21 shots for the victory, said the team regrouped during the second intermission. "We lost our heads in the second period a bit, but we brought it back together in the locker …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
In total, Minneapolis took 57 shots on the goal compared to Becker's 12 attempts.
Just before the four minute mark in the first period, Minneapolis Novas sophomore Brandon Arms scored to kick off the Nova's 12-1 victory over Becker/Big Lake in Princeton Tuesday. The victory puts the Novas at 3-1, tied for the lead of the Two Rivers Conference with Moose Lake. Novas Coach Shawn Reid said he was happy with the performance, with scores from every line and a solid defense throughout the game. "We did have a deeper, more talented team than Becker but at the same time the boys played with respect to their opponent, respect to the game, played very hard until the very end." The Novas scoring was led by senior Alec Kelly, who notched three scores and two assists. Sophomore Joe Guimont scored two goals and one assist. And …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Coach Shawn Reid and the Minneapolis Novas defeated the Le Sueur-Henderson Bulldogs 6-2 in their season opener.
The Minneapolis Novas boys hockey team opened their season with a 6-2 win over Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter Bulldogs. Novas Coach Shawn Reid said the team played energetically throughout the game, sticking with the element of speed that they'd emphasized in practice. In the first period, a face-off led to a Bulldogs score with seven seconds left, which put the Novas down 1-0 heading into the locker room. "Nobody hung their heads, Reid said. "We controlled play in the first period, they remembered that and built on it." It turned into what Reid described as a Nova "onslaught." The Novas took almost twice many shots on the goal as the Bulldogs. Minneapolis scored two goals in the second period to take the lead, followed by four goals in …
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A gallery of shots from the Minneapolis Novas boys hockey tryouts.
Editor's note: Check out our preview of the Novas. On Monday, Nov. 15, the newly consolidated Minneapolis Novas boys hockey team held tryouts. Students of all grades competed for spots in the varsity and junior varsity squads. According to assistant coach Keith O'Brien most of the players hail from Southwest High School, South High School and Washburn High School. The Novas play their first game on Nov. 30 at The Parade Ice Garden against LeSueur-Henderson High School.
Minneapolis combines East and West boys hockey teams into one all-city squad under new coach Shawn Reid for 2010-11 season.
Editor's Note: Don't forget to check out our photo gallery of last week's Novas tryouts. With a host of returning upperclassmen and new coach, the freshly consolidated Minneapolis Novas hope to make a run at a conference championship. "I think the combination is incredible and I am very optimistic about this year," coach Shawn Reid said. One-by-one, the once-powerful squads that represented the Minneapolis public schools fell by the wayside as players began to migrate to private school and suburban programs as programs banded together into Minneapolis East and Minneapolis West over the past several years. After last season, continued player shortages created a situation where it became necessary to further consolidate those two teams into…