Beyond the Blueline

Bruce Plante, Hawks head coach

Hawks Look to End Streak of Six Years Finishing Runner Up

The Hermantown Hawks boys hockey team closed out the regular season as the number one seed in Section-7A and the top team in the state in Class-A. A 21-2-1 overall record and a favorite to make a deep playoff run. A run that could end with a state title, which would end a six consecutive year streak of finishing runner up in the state tournament.

  • Trent Klatt head coach Thunderhawks From the NHL to Grand Rapids, Klatt is in First Season With Thunderhawks

    Thunderhawks head coach Trent Klatt spent 15 seasons in the NHL before retiring in 2004, and now is in his first season as the head boys hockey coach in Grand Rapids. The Thunderhawks are 14-6-1 on the season.

  • Beyond the Blueline with the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks

    Hockey is spread throughout many communities in the Northland, but history runs deep in Carlton County. The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks are our Beyond the Blueline feature of the week.

  • Virginia Blue Devils Beyond the Blueline: Virginia Blue Devils Battle Down for Second Half

    The Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl boys hockey team hit the second half of the season with just four wins, but the Blue Devils are in the game plan to make a solid run. The Blue Devils are our Beyond the Blueline feature of the week.

  • The Duluth Northern Stars

    At 8-6-3 the Duluth Northern Stars are two wins away from matching their total from last season. All under first year head coach and former UMD Bulldog Jamie Kenyon.

  • Superior Spartan boy's hockey The Superior Spartans

    The Superior Spartan boy's hockey team is coming off a state championship season, but off to a slow start in the 2015-16 campaign. With some some of the best Minnesota teams playing in the Northland this week, the Spartans use their holiday tournament play to set the tempo for the second half of the season.

  • Duluth Denfeld Hunters Beyond the Blueline: Duluth Denfeld Hunters

    In the mix of Section-7A the Duluth Denfeld Hunters have good hockey history, but haven't reached the state tournament since 1989. In his 13th season as the head coach, Kevin Smalley looks to end that streak this season. The Duluth Denfeld Hunters is our Beyond the Blueline feature of the week.

  • North Shore Storm Hockey Team The North Shore Storm

    It's not uncommon for Mike Guzzo to be around a hockey rink this time of year. He spent 23 years coaching boys hockey in Silver Bay, and now is in his second year as head coach for the undefeated North Shore Storm. A Co-Op between Silver Bay and Two Harbors.

  • The Hibbing-Chisholm Bluejackets girls hockey Bluejackets Girls Hit the Ice Following State Tournament Season

    The Hibbing-Chisholm Bluejackets girls team is coming off a state tournament run from last season, but after losing key seniors from that team, this season, this younger squad has their work cut out for them to repeat last seasons success. 

  • Hilltoppers Open First Girls Varsity Hockey Schedule

    There is not question that Duluth Marshall School has had success playing varsity hockey, boys varsity hockey. Now the school has sponsored a girls team through the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) for the first time.