The Pony Express

Girls hockey team hits ice hoping to improve their game

Senior captains Lauren Einan, Haley Eder-Zdechlik and sophomore Sydney Scheel exemplify happiness as long with sportsmanship and are proud of one another.

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor

January 20, 2020

The girls hockey team named a new head coach Mira Jalosuo and are expecting growth as a team and individually. The team sets goals and trains to accomplish them. This season, the team is thrilled to work to becoming a tight unit. Last season, the team ranked fourth in the Suburban East Conference an...

Noah Tussey’s first game for the USHL

Sophomore Noah Tussey swings around the face off circle, getting ready to play.

Joe Pearson, Podcast Reporter

April 5, 2019

Sophomore Noah Tussey committed to the University of Minnesota and made his first appearance for the United States Hockey League April 5. Tussey had an opportunity to play in the United States Hockey League, and took full advantage scoring two goals for the Sioux City Musketeers. The Musketeers won the game and wen...

Minnesota State hockey tournament celebrates 75th anniversary

A puck flies towards the net while senior forward Wyatt Wasko skates through the right wing. Stillwater defeated Mahtomedi 2 to 1 in one of the final games of the regular season.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

Grab your sticks and lace up your skates. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament. Games are played from March 6-9 at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. Based on tournament attendance, hockey is the most popular sport in the state. There are 256...

Boys hockey team begins section play

Junior Joe Stengl battles for the puck in front of the net.

Kevin Kerber, Podcast Reporter

February 27, 2019

The boys hockey team has had quite a year of hockey as they come to a close with 5 games left. They ended with a record of 11-9 which is better than most other teams. As it stands, Stillwater is ranked 3rd in the league standings. Coach Pete Hamilton helps lead practice and instruct the players t...

Pete Hamilton and Mike Parker teach math together

Hamilton talks to his team trying to get them ready for the game. Hamilton and his team face Lakeville south.

Kevin Kerber, Podcast Reporter

January 26, 2019

Teachers Pete Hamilton and Mike Parker, have been friends for a long time and they both love teaching math. They teach math together with each of their classes have about 60 students. They have to teach in the same classroom because they work so well together and improve the classroom in such way...

Herbs Brooks Foundation presents Sticks in Stillwater

Alternative copy story and photos by Judi Johnson

Judi Johnson, Announcements Editor

January 11, 2018

  Sticks in Stillwater is an annual hockey festival for beginner level hockey players being held on Jan.12-14. The festival is being put on by the Herb Brooks Foundation, who was an Olympic gold medal winning Hockey player from Minnesota. The program aims to help young players develop their...

Anderson wins Athena award for excellence in athletics

Hannah Anderson mid game receiving the pass from a teammate and going up field. Teammate Junior Emma Anderson says, “Hannah brings high intensity and good energy to practice which is super important when trying to prepare for an upcoming game.”

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor

May 1, 2017

The Athena award is an award given to a female student that accels in athletics at their school. 43 schools participate in the event in Minnesota. This year senior Hannah Anderson has won the award for Stillwater. Anderson is a three sports athlete, she plays soccer in the fall, hockey in the winte...

Coach Doman’s leads hockey team, strong coaching skills

Matthew McGinley, Social Media Editor

February 18, 2017

Every successful team is created from the work of the coaches. The boys high school hockey team is a great example of this. Matt Doman has been the head coach for ponies hockey for four years. Ever since the start, he has been working with the class of 2017 hockey boys. With 15 seniors on the roster Doman ha...

Seth Eisele keeps hockey team in check

Seth on the ice, further from the goal and observing the game. Even in his experiences as a mite player, he would rush back to defend the goal despite being put at forward. “I would always volunteer to bring the equipment home,” Seth says.

Olivia Weirtz, Layout Editor

February 12, 2017

  Hockey goalie, Seth Eisele, has been working his whole high school career for this season, when he would become the varsity starter. With taped up red pads, Seth stops countless goals, adding to the team's momentum and giving everyone a little extra hope for an appearance by the ponies a...

Pete Hamilton’s experience helps players improve

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“I think Hamilton played a major role in his success and the team’s success,” Junior Cole Fernandez says regarding Hamilton’s effect on graduate Josh Benson and the team as a whole last year. The team got to the state tournament and ended up placing fourth. They are looking to add to that this season.

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor

January 12, 2017

“Hammy is an awesome coach, he’s always there to help both JV and Varsity players on and off the ice.” junior Brandon Peterson said. Anyone can walk into math teacher Pete Hamilton’s class and know how important hockey is to him. Hamilton is not just an avid hockey fan, he is an assistant coach fo...

Raleigh accepted on varsity hockey team

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So far in the season, Raleigh has one assist which he got on the Dec. 17 game vs Park.

Ellie Speedling, Social Media Reporter

January 8, 2017

  Sophomore Joe Raleigh’s passion for hockey began with watching professional and college teams. Using a stick and a tennis ball as a makeshift puck,  Raleigh practiced what he saw the players on television doing. He may have broken a few things around the house while practicing, but his dad encouraged him to join the...

Juniors fight for spot on varsity hockey team

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David Vannort receives the puck at the red line hoping he can score a goal as Woodbury Royal's defender tries to stop him. Vanort hopes he will be doing this on varsity but says,

Ryan Shepard, Editorial Cartoonist

December 1, 2016

The boys' varsity hockey team is almost always made up of all seniors this year. There will be a handful of juniors that could be receiving time on the ice. Last season, the team was amazing without losing one conference game and look to do the same this season. Last season, the boys started 8-0 going ...

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