Corey Millen discusses his red-hot Norsemen, shares memories of playing in 2 Olympics, with Hall of Famers

The former Gopher and NHL forward from Cloquet is the head coach of the NAHL's team in St. Cloud, which has won 10 straight games.

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St. Cloud Norsemen coach Corey Millen (blue suit) yells out instructions to his team during an NAHL game.
Courtesy of St. Cloud Norsemen

Corey Millen is in his second season as a coach for the St. Cloud Norsemen in the North American Hockey League. The Norsemen are the hottest team in the league and he talks about his team's 10-game winning streak. Millen also discusses playing on the 1984 and 1988 Olympic hockey teams and the players he played with. He also discusses playing with Hall of Fame players in the NHL, including Wayne Gretzky.

1:00 The Norsemen's 10-game winning streak, leading scorer Ryan O'Neill, the St. Cloud hockey market and Blake Perbix, a Northern Michigan signee and Cathedral High School graduate

5:30 Playing in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics

11:00 Playing for the Los Angeles Kings from 1991-93, including playing with Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey, Luc Robitaille, etc., going to the Stanley Cup Finals

16:00 Being a teammate of Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin with the New Jersey Devils


17:00 Playing for Brad Buetow and Doug Woog at the University of Minnesota

19:00 Adjusting to the NHL as a smaller player in the 1990s, how the NHL has changed

20:30 Being a teammate of goalie John Vanbiesbrouck and goalie Mike Richter

22:20 Being a teammate of Russian defenseman Slava Fetisov

23:30 1994 Eastern Conference finals between Rangers and Devils

24:45 Coaches who have had big influences on him including Jacque Lemaire, Barry Melrose

26:30 Working for Air Force Academy coach Frank Serratore

29:45 The Norsemen trying to win the Robertson Cup, goalie Tomas Bolo, rivalry with Austin Bruins


Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014.
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