Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Minneapolis girls hockey team topped the Spartans, 2-0, in a game that featured 22 penalties.
The Minneapolis Novas girls hockey team shut out a short-handed Richfield squad Tuesday to earn their first victory of the season. "It was a tough game," Minneapolis coach John Wareham said of the Novas 2-0 victory. "We persevered and got enough to win. We kept our heads in the game and showed enough poise to get it done." The game featured 22 penalties spread evenly between the two teams. But the Novas broke free of their hosts after an evenly-played first period by firing 48 shots on senior goaltender Rebecca Hendrickson. The Spartans countered with 27 attempts on Minneapolis netminder Hannah Hilden-Reid, who earned her first shutout of the year in her team's initial victory of the season. Both teams were tied after the first 17 minutes…
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…