UPCOMING GAMES
DATE:
09-07-14
TIME:
5:45 PM
VS:
Hudson HOME OPENER
(Home)

DATE:
09-13-14
TIME:
4:00 PM
VS:
Steele County Blades @ RIDDER
(Home)

DATE:
09-14-14
TIME:
5:45 PM
VS:
Forest Lake Lakers
(Home)

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LATEST GAME RESULTS

Minnesota Junior League Champions 2012, 2013

USA HOCKEY NATIONAL TOURNAMENT 2003, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013


**SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED: The MNJHL has finalized the upcoming season game schedule (click above). Our home opener is Sept 7 and we will finish the season with a three game weekend at Ridder Arena (UMN) versus the Rochester Ice Hawks and Steele County Blades. We have a long stand of road trips to both WI Dells and to the Fighting Yoopers in October/November; our last trip will be in January, hosting every game at home in February leading into playoffs. Also, the league has a showcase right before Christmas break with games in Fort Wayne Indiana. Looking forward to seeing you at the rink this fall!

TRYOUTS: See link above for more information.
The new Head Coach will be named in coming days and he will be in touch with prospective athletes and veterans about the upcoming season. Like other nonprofits, the organizational leadership can change by electing new Directors to the Board; we are pleased to welcome new leadership and their passion for taking the Northern Lights to the next level. We aim for a seamless transition and the incoming leadership have committed to keep the team at BIG and keep things pretty much status quo organizationally except for the bringing in of new paid staff. All veterans are VERY welcome to return...

CONGRATS TO OUR VETS! We wish each of you well as you make plans for the future and train during the summer. For team awards, see announcements...
Here are some of our vets' college plans for this fall:

JACE CHILDS (F) Indiana Tech
ZACH JOHNSON (F) Iowa State
DYLAN O'CONNOR (D) Oakland College
ANDREW BERGQUIST (F) Aurora
TONY PNEWSKI (D) Aurora
TYLLER ROBERT (D) Gustavus
BEN HULL (D) Gustavus
TYLER REICHL (F) Florida Gulf Coast University

Good wishes to our '93 birth year players who are aging out of Junior Hockey: Dylan O'Connor (Grand Rapids MI), Ryen Zerfas (Brookings SD), Tyller Robert (Maplewood MN), Dylan VanBrocklin (Casper WY).


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2014-15 PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS: Contact our office 952-888-4311 or email staff at northernlightshockey@juno.com

RECENT ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
+Willie Brown (F) Topeka Roadrunners NAHL
+Jonas Fredriksson (D) Saint Olaf
+Seth Gustin (D) Niagara University
+Zach Johnson (F) Coulee Chill NAHL
+Nick Kunes (F) Concordia University WI
+Cole Larson (D) Milwaukee School of Engineering
+Matt Pietrzykowski (F) Becker College
+Carter Purdy (F) University of Nebraska
+John Regnart (D) Coulee Chill NAHL
+Andrew Scofield (F) Springfield NAHL
+Eric Shand (D) University WI Superior
+Gordon Wells (F) Coulee Chill NAHL

NL/STEERS ALUMNI NEWS:
**John Jonasson (vet) was named Head Coach with Helena Bighorns
**Jason Dobes (vet and former NL head coach) was named Head Coach with Butte Cobras
**Josh Hauge was named Assistant Coach with Fargo Force (USHL)
Aaron Stark (vet) was promoted to Sargeant US Marines
Ryan Manke welcomed a baby girl this month
Adam Holmgren made the E-7/SFC list!



MNJHL League site: MNJHL.COM

Click for NL action photos, stats and more




CONGRATS TO NL VETS
** Jesse Felten of the Dayton Demonz was Pro Hockey News FHL Player of the Month for February.
** Matt Summers continues success with the Wichita Thunder (CHL).


**Veteran goalie Josh Swartout is one of two finalists for WILD Emergency Goalie Watch the Shootout Here Swartout was our starting goalie before playing four years varsity hockey at Gustavus where he recently graduated.

MNJHL INFORMATION

The MnJHL's mission is to engage and challenge the student athlete in all areas of development within a constructive, supportive environment.

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT: 35+ NL VETS PLAYING COLLEGE HOCKEY
Alex Ach (F) Saint John's University(NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
Andrew Anderson (F) Saint Olaf (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
Tyler Austin (F) Augsburg College (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
Jon Barrick (F) Augsburg College (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
Brandon Beebe (F) University of Los Vegas (ACHA M2)
Dylan Blankenship (F) Northern Arizona
*Phil Cook (G) University of MN Mankato (NCAA Division 1) graduating 2013 Sports Management
Brett Connaughton (F) University of Denver (ACHA)
Naverone Copley (F) University of St Mary's - Winona (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
*Rocky DeAngelo (F) Northern Arizona University (ACHA M2, transfer from Nichols NCAA Division 3, ECAC) Graduating 2013
Nick Edwards (F) Southern Illinois University SIUE(ACHA)
Mike Falvey (F) Iowa State (ACHA M1)
Spencer Franks (F) Gustavus JV (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
Bryan Gunderson (D) Waldorf College
Justin Hale (D) University WI Stevens Point (NCAA Division 3 NCHA)
Nate Hardy (G) Saint Cloud State University backup
Nick Heimer (G) Hamline University (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
*Donnie Iverson (F) Minot State (ACHA M1)graduating 2013 with BS Nursing
Nick Kohn (G) Milwaukee School of Engineering (NCAA Division 3 MCHA)
Trevor Leonard (D) Northland College (NCAA Division 3)
Lane Mahoney (F) Hamline University (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
Kevin Medina (F) Milwaukee School Engineering (NCAA Division 3 MCHA)
John O'Connell (D) Lindenwood College (ACHA M1) transfer from Marian College
Erik Ordahl (D) Augsburg College (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
Tyler Pace (F) University of MN (ACHA M2)
Paul Parisot (F) Iowa State (ACHA M1)
Ryan Patrick (F) Niagara
Nate Percy (F) Iowa State (ACHA M1- transfer from Bethel University NCAA)
Mason Riley (G)Northland College (NCAA Division 3)
Patrick Ryan (D) Niagara University (ACHA M1)
Joel Scatarelli (D) Hamline University (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
Dan Shilts (F/D) Concordia Wisconsin (NCAA Division 3 MCHA)
Josh Shingler (F) Bethel University (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
Adam Slagle (D) University of WI Stout (NCAA Division 3)
Tyler Sorenson (D) Bethel University (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
*Matt Stolzberg (D) Colorado State University (ACHA M2) graduating 2013
Brett Tobin (D) Western Washington University (NAIH)
Matt Toter (G) Oakland University (ACHA M1)
National Tournament 2012 All Tournament Team
Kyle Vesling (F) Lindenwood College (ACHA M1)
Austin Willenborg (G) Finlandia University
Garrett Windle (D) Bethel University (NCAA Division 3 MIAC)
Kris Yelderman (D) Weber State University (ACHA M2)
...And our favorite college football player...NATE ADAMS
who is now a sophomore playing Division 1 Football for Bemidji State University.

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ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
The Twin Cities Northern Lights is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Bloomington Minnesota, located in the southwest metro suburbs of Minneapolis - Saint Paul, USA. Our players who are 16-20 years old come from across the country to play in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League with the intention of training in order to hopefully move up to the college hockey ranks. We are motivated to develop everyone within the Northern Lights family and aim to provide learning opportunities for coaching staff and management interns who will hopefully advance from here to a full time career in the sports industry.



NORTHERN LIGHTS HOCKEY: We provide an environment that promotes hockey development, personal growth and academic achievement.

*Reach their highest potential in hockey
*Prepare for college, the workplace and life
*Become a positive influence in the community, specifically to challenge others to make smart health choices and to personally serve others.


CONTACT US:
Office Email: northernlightshockey@juno.com
Office Phone: 952-888-4311
PO Box 20725, Bloomington MN 55420
Management: Ross and Stephanie Smith

Head Coach Email: northernlightscoach@juno.com



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