On this Mother's Day, we replay a 2012 article featuring a women’s hockey team – the Black Eyed Pucks - made up of Maple Grove moms.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This week's compilation includes the death of a grocery chain's namesake, Chelsea Clinton presents top prize to student and a manufactured home fire.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. (UPDATED) Washburn HS under Code Yellow as Students Protest AD Firing Students taking part will be suspended, school administration said. The Star Tribune reported that Athletic Director Dan Pratt was or will be fired in connection with the purchase of a new playing-field scoreboard. UPDATED: SW Journal Reports Principal Carol Markham-Cousins Out at Washburn HS Robert McCauley is now substitute principal at Washburn, a Minneapolis school district spokesman told the …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
This week's selections include people stripping and dancing, a teen found after two weeks missing, a Byerly's overhaul and a new pizza restaurant.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Maple Grove Senior High Head Hockey Coach Stefano Won’t Return Next Season The news of coaching change reportedly came on the heels of the final game of the season against Centennial High School Thursday in which Maple Grove lost. Best Buy Cuts 400 Corporate Jobs More cuts are still to come in 2013, according to the Richfield-based company. (VIDEO) Keith Ellison Battles Fox's Sean Hannity over Sequestration Ellison to Hannity: 'I'm laughing at you—and it's not the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The news of coaching change reportedly came on the heels of the final game of the season against Centennial High School Thursday in which Maple Grove lost.
Following a season of a reported suspension of players, Gary Stefano will no longer be the head coach of the Maple Grove Senior High boys varsity hockey team. Osseo School District School/Community Relations Director Barbara Olson released the following statement via email to Patch Feb. 28: The district can confirm that Mr. Stefano will not return as head hockey coach next year. Maple Grove Senior High administrators are looking forward to hearing stakeholder perspectives as the school begins the process of hiring a new head hockey coach. No details were provided by the school district if the coaching change came as a result of resignation, noncontract renewal or other circumstances. Patch could not reach Stefano for comment. Olson told …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Maple Grove Senior High School boys hockey team will face Centennial High School on Wednesday.
The Osseo Senior High School Orioles couldn’t manage to score a goal in the Section 5AA quarterfinals Saturday. Blaine High School, seeded first, scored one goal in the first period, two in the second period and a final goal in the third period, bringing the Orioles’ season to an end. But things went differently for Maple Grove Senior High School. Playing against sixth seed Irondale High School, the Crimson boys found momentum right away, scoring four goals in the first period and beating Irondale 6-0. Maple Grove, seeded third, face second seed Centennial in the semifinals on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the State Fairgrounds. The game starts at 8 p.m. Editor's note: Photos courtesy of Sports Photos Now/Rich Moll Photography. More photos can be…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Both hockey teams will compete in the section 5AA tournament this weekend.
On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Maple Grove Crimson and the Osseo Orioles will hit the ice to compete in the Minnesota State High School League section 5AA tournament. At 8 p.m. at the Ice Forum in Champlin, Maple Grove Senior High School boys, seeded third, will compete against number six seed Irondale. At 1 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Ice Center, eighth seed Osseo Senior High School will take on Blaine High School, the number one seed. In a preview posted on MNHockeyHub.com, writer Loren Nelson said that the Maple Grove boys have “elbowed” their way into the competition. “The Crimson were seeded third in a vote of the section coaches and appear to be on course for what could be a dynamite section semifinal showdown with No. 2 Centennial,” Nelson …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The incident was addressed at a recent Osseo School District School Board meeting. The Maple Grove Senior High boys varsity hockey players were also reportedly asked for feedback about coaches.
Discussions continue in the Osseo School District and at Maple Grove Senior High following an incident involving the boys hockey team in December. Reported game suspensions took place in mid-January. Osseo School Board Chair Dean Henke addressed the situation during a school board report Feb. 5. Over the past few weeks board members have received messages from residents regarding incidents in which some members of the the Maple Grove Senior High School hockey team violated the Minnesota State High School League code of conduct. It is important for members of the community to know that the board considers it unacceptable for students to engage in any behavior that violates the state high school league rules or school board policy. It’s also…
Friday, January 25, 2013
School officials: “Following the recent situation involving some members of the hockey team, we know there is additional work to do.”
“I want to be clear – this behavior is unacceptable. In my 32 years of coaching, boys and girls high school sports, is by far my worst experience.” These words from Maple Grove Senior High Boys Hockey Coach Gary Stefano came at the start of a Jan. 24 meeting that school officials shared an action plan with the media for “moving forward” following an incident reportedly involving some student athletes. No additional details were disclosed Thursday about the actual nature of the incident that led to the reported student athlete suspensions – district officials continuing to cite data privacy. The action plan came nearly a week after community members learned of an incident in which several players on the Maple Grove Senior High boys …
Principal Sara Vernig: "I want to share with you our school's plan for moving forward following the recent investigations into the behavior of some members of our hockey team."
Maple Grove Senior High parents received their first communication from Principal Sara Vernig on Jan. 24 since the several players from the Maple Grove Senior High boys hockey team were reportedly been suspended from play for several games. School officials met with local media after school the same afternoon. “The off-campus incident that was reported to school officials this week [Jan. 17] took place in mid-December,” Osseo School District School/Community Relations Director Barbara Olson wrote to Patch in an email. Below is a copy of the letter sent to parents Jan. 24, 2013 as shared by the Osseo School District. Dear Maple Grove Senior High families: I want to share with you our school's plan for moving forward following the recent …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Crimson beat the Orioles 8-0.
On their home ice at the Maple Grove Community Center, the Maple Grove Senior High boys hockey team won 8-0 over Osseo Senior High Thursday, Jan. 3. According to mnhockeyhub.com, the Crimson's Sam Valerius led the team with two goals and Osseo's goalie Connor Dahlberg had 26 saves. Editor's note: Photos courtesy of Sports Photos Now/Rich Moll Photography. More photos can be found on the Sports Photos Now website or Facebook page. SHARE: Were you at the game? Share your comments and photos on Patch! Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter