The Rochester, Minn., native discusses his path from John Marshall High School to the USHL, college hockey and ultimately into coaching. The Wolverines will face the St. Cloud Norseman in a best-of-three series for a spot in the NAHL national championship.
Rochester native Mike Aikens has guided the Anchorage Wolverines to the North American Hockey League's Robertson Cup, the league's final four tournament, in the franchise's first year of existence. He's done it with some names familiar to southeastern Minnesota hockey fans: Albert Lea's Campbell Cichosz, a Minnesota State commit, and former Rochester Grizzlies Collin Pederson (an Owatonna native) and Shane Soderwall.