While we remain a long way from the skating billboards often seen in European pro hockey leagues, the NHL has taken another step in the revenue generation department, with jersey patches coming for the 2022-23 season and beyond.
Brock Faber, Matthew Knies and Logan Cooley will skate for Team USA when the 2022 World Junior Hockey Championship begins on Aug. 9, as that trio of Minnesota Gophers was named to the Americans' 25-man roster.
The 6-foot-1 forward from Woodbury put up 16 points in 29 games for the Pioneers last season as a sophomore and helped lead the team to a third-place finish in Class AA.
The 19-year-old defenseman from Grand Rapids, Minn., will play for the Americans in the tournament, which begins Tuesday
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With a pair of commitments this week, the Minnesota Gophers will be adding a familiar name at forward and an adopted Minnesotan on defense in future years. Plus, a Gophers captain will wear the C in international competition.
Auggies, Johnnies will play at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 27 in White Bear Township
Vikings will also work with the company on their first jerseys
A former Bemidji State men’s hockey player is heading to the North American Hockey League as a coach.
Winter, a St. Cloud native, has served on the Beavers’ bench for eight seasons as an assistant coach.
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