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Minnesota a Model for Youth Sports

By Steve Mann, Minnesota Hockey 12/13/2018, 12:00pm CST

It’s one of the best, if not the best, in the country because it puts a focus on local play opportunities for children. Making community rinks and sports accessible to as many kids as possible creates a unique environment.

Finding Strength Through Hockey

By Carolyn Smith Casertano, American Cancer Society 11/05/2018, 12:00pm CST

High school coach’s legacy and impact on the St. Louis hockey community lives on with his team

The Pioneers, like so many other teams, have vowed to never give up against their fiercest opponent – cancer.

Association Avoids Passing Rising Costs to Parents

By Nate Repensky, SportsEngine 10/30/2018, 11:45am CDT

Abundance of sponsorships keep hockey in northern Minnesota town affordable

Rates for participation are $250 for the Mite level, $425 for the Squirt level and $500 for the Pee Wee and Bantam level and haven’t increased in nearly a decade – a feat that is almost unheard of in many youth associations.

State of Hockey Spotlight: Virginia

By Minnesota Hockey 10/08/2018, 12:00pm CDT

“By the time teams are leaving, they’re trying to register for next year’s event to make sure they’re able to come back,” Rabideaux said. “The demand to participate is absolutely incredible.”

Battle-tested Pat McCaffery ready to lead USA into 3-on-3 Youth Olympic Games

By Alec Kinsky, SportsEngine 09/19/2018, 2:00pm CDT

While topping cancer is undoubtedly his greatest accomplishment, McCaffery knows that as far as competing in sports goes, nothing beats an Olympic gold medal.

Blizzard Foundation Gets Kids Out of the House, Off the Streets

By Sean Jensen, SportsEngine 08/13/2018, 10:45am CDT

Baseball camp offers kids free opportunity to experience the sport, honors deceased former standout

This camp is provided through the Blizzard Foundation, which aims to provide baseball participation opportunities to those in need and honors compassionate club standout Johnny Price, who died in a car accident in 2015.

Wild Leadership Summit Inspires Up-and-Coming Hockey Leaders

By Jayson Hron, USA Hockey 07/31/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Another key summit emphasis was on the captain’s role in unifying a team.

Minnesota high school softball star, who made varsity as a 12-year-old, also is top student and tireless community volunteer

Hanna Sveen of Eyota, Minnesota was selected as the Fair Play Athlete of the Month for the Upper Midwest area that includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota.

Acts of Good Sportsmanship Inspire Us All

By Lucas Presson, Southeast Missourian 06/29/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Sports teach us many lessons in life. Competition is important, but so is good sportsmanship. They are not mutually exclusive, but rather there's a "right way" to play the game.

How Parents Can Influence Their Kids' Youth Sports Choices

By NBC Sports, FairPlay 06/15/2018, 12:15am CDT

Tips on knowing what to say, and how to say it, when it comes to guiding kids' in their youth sports journeys.

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