One of the Wild’s most successful regular seasons is now complete, and again the team has reached the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Thursday night in St. Louis the Wild begin their pursuit of the Stanley Cup.
Matt Dumba is one of two Black Canadians playing for the Minnesota Wild this season. The 20-year-old from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada was drafted seventh overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2012 NHL Draft and was called up from the minors in mid-January for the second time in as many seasons by the parent club.
Our intended two-fold mission in our March Madness trip to Motown last week was: 1) to watch hockey for the first time in the only arena in America named for a Black man, and 2) to find Black hockey fans.
Local sistahs shine
The media named Minnesota sophomore center Amanda Zahui B. the conference Player of the Year. She and Northwestern sophomore forward and Hopkins graduate Nia Coffey are two of nine Black players named Monday on the 10-player All-Big Ten first team.
Minnesota might be the so-called state of hockey, but it’s also the state of invisibility when it comes to Black hockey fans. The Only One again used the one-hand counting method and spotted hockey fans of color at two recent contests.
This column continues the Only One series in which this reporter shares his experiences as the only African American on the scene. It’s year two for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Eight teams — all steeped in hockey tradition, some since as far back as 1929 — began play as one league, spanning as […]
Recently the University of Connecticut captured both the Men’ and Women’s NCAA Basketball National Championships. It’d only been done twice, and both times the Huskies have done it. Two weeks later, Minnesota had a great opportunity to match the achievement. The Women Gophers in hockey were the defending undefeated national champions. While the men’s hockey […]
The firing drum that has slowly banged for Mike Woodson since mid-winter reached its crescendo Monday when he was fired as New York Knicks head coach.
Minnesota’s resent surge of playoff success continues with the Minnesota Wild clinching a playoff spot on the final day of the NHL season.