Former St. Scholastica goalie named goaltending coach for Minnesota State

Cory Lonke, who is from Proctor, Minn., was the goaltending coach for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders last season


Cory Lonke is joining the staff of the Minnesota State University-Mankato men's hockey program as a goaltending coach.

"We are excited about having someone that has the experience of Cory and his history of developing goaltenders for the next level" Mike Hastings, who is entering his 11th season as head coach of the Mavericks, said in a news release.

"Excited doesn't cover how happy I am to have this opportunity to work with a great staff led by coach Hastings and with such a great university that is so established in college hockey," Lonke said. "I look forward to getting to work and contributing to their established success as a program."

Lonke, who is from Proctor, Minn., spent the 2021-22 season as goaltending coach with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the United States Hockey League.

Lonke was the goaltending coach for the Austin Bruins of the North American Hockey League in 2020-21 and served as an assistant coach with the Minot Minotauros (NAHL) from 2011-17.


His high school coaching experience includes as stint as a head coach with New Prague (2019-20) and two seasons (2017-19) as an assistant coach with Shakopee.

Lonke was a goaltender at St. Scholastica from 2001-2003 and graduated from the school in 2006.

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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