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Weekend Rewind: How college teams finished the first half, early impressions of Minnesota high school hockey

The Rink Live reporters look back at the NCHC series between UMD and Denver, SCSU and Miami, UND and Western Michigan; Gophers sweep of Badgers; Minnesota women roll

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North Dakota forward Griffin Ness (11) celebrates his goal against St. Cloud State in the first period Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud.
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The Rink Live's Sydney Wolf, Mick Hatten, Matt Wellens, Jess Myers and Brad Schlossman catch up on the last weekend of college hockey's first half with host Kelly Hinseth. Schlossman talks about North Dakota picking up five points at Western Michigan. Myers discusses Minnesota's home sweep of Wisconsin. Wellens talks about Denver picking up two OT wins at UMD. Hatten talks about a split for St. Cloud State at Miami.

Wolf breaks down a 2-0 win for Rogers over St. Cloud in boys hockey and discusses who the top teams are in Minnesota boys and girls hockey. She also talks about the first half in the WCHA. Myers and Hatten also chime in on the Gophers blowing out SCSU in women's hockey.

All of the reporters also discuss some of the surprises of the first half of the college season.


The longtime Duluth East boys hockey coach joined the Cadets last season and took over as head coach in the offseason. He talks about the late Steve Jensen, the coldest arenas in the state and more.

Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, 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. mhatten@forumcomm.com

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