Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, 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. mhatten@forumcomm.com

Former SCSU player and assistant coach from Detroit Lakes has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota
Americans will play Canada for gold medal after beating Finns 4-1
Vikings will have a ceremony on Oct. 5 near the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls
Nuggets were 0-9 in 2020, 3-3 last season. With 60 players out for the team and some scheme tweaks, coach Peder Naatz is enjoying trying to get his team back to prominence.
PJ Peterson was a two-time All-North Star Athletic Association center for the Vikings. He takes over a Raiders football team that went 0-4 last season
Beachy, 25, was the head coach at Lake Park-Audubon last season. One of his assistant coaches will be his father, Ryan, who most recently was the offensive coordinator at Perham and was the long-time head coach at Staples-Motley before that.
Lakers were 5-2 last season, have 9 upperclassmen to lead the way under their new head coach. Hefta, who was an All-MIAC defensive lineman at Concordia College (Minn.), is beginning his 9th season at Detroit Lakes. He replaces Josh Omang, who has become the school's principal.
Hornets were 2-5 last season, but have a fair amount of experience back this fall, though they have only 4 seniors.
Thunderbirds have 8 starters back on both offense, defense from last year's 5-0 team.
Defenseman from Grand Rapids who has signed to play for St. Cloud State in the fall, is taken with the 54th overall pick by Minnesota.