There's a long standing tradition with the Duluth East hockey program. It starts at the top with head coach Mike Randolph who is in his 30th season as the bench boss. He's been around long enough to coach multiple generations of Greyhounds.
There was a lot of added pressure for Hermantown head coach Patrick Andrews who took over the reigns of a program that had made an appearance at the state tournament for eight straight seasons. During the process, he learned to put his trust in his players.
There's always a bit of a transition period when you bring in a new head coach to any team. For the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey program, they've have three different head coaches the past three straight seasons. The Lumberjacks admit their start to this season was a bit bumpy, but they seem to be clicking when it counts.
Michigan regulators are continuing a ban on baiting and feeding deer in the Lower Peninsula in an effort to prevent spread of chronic wasting disease. The panel decided to allow baiting and feeding in most of the Upper Peninsula.