The Pony Express

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...

Underclassmen take over boys hockey team

The Ponies have high hopes for the season, and they aren’t even remotely out of reach. “Our goal is… to win a conference championship...then to win a section championship...and then put ourselves in a place to win a state championship,” Coach Pete Hamilton said. The Ponies have been to state two times in the last three years, so going back to state again this year is not out of the question.

Alyssa Bump, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2017

This year's Stillwater boys hockey season started on Nov. 13.  Stillwater will have its positives and negatives but with the help of the coaches and captain, the team could make it to state. This years team is going to include underclassmen due to the fact that the team lost 13 seniors last year. ...

Hockey Day glides into Stillwater

Hockey Day glides into Stillwater

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor

February 9, 2017

The 11th annual Hockey Day Minnesota made a presence in downtown Stillwater. This event involves various games from high school, university alumni, college and professional hockey teams. It is broadcasted each year, and receives national coverage. Since 2007, the event has taken place in cities fr...

Boys, girls hockey beings season strong

Boys, girls hockey beings season strong

Jake Caywood, Read and Watch Team

January 8, 2017

    Hockey is under way for boys and girls varsity and both teams are off to a fast start on the season. The boys are a favorite for another "trek to the X" and a state title, beginning the season ranked number two according to the Let's Play Hockey rankings.  The girls are in ...

Boys and girls hockey looks for ground early

Cates #11 looks to continue this winning atmosphere during the 2016-17 season after the overtime goal that brought these ponies to the state tournament last year. “It was such an exciting moment and I hope we can continue that momentum into this season,” senior Parker Dutko says.  (Ann Nash)

Anthony Alvarado, SNO Playlist Editor

November 15, 2016

It seems like many people are roaring about this upcoming hockey season including fans, players and coaches. Coaches are starting to formulate their new plans and approach for the upcoming season, players are anxious to fill the roles of graduated seniors as they get ready for tryouts, and fans are ...

Boys hockey captains prepare to bring back gold

Photo by Jack Reinseth-
One the captains Luke Manning with the puck looks off into the distance at the future of possibilities the team has this year. Manning says, “I think this year will stand out from the rest in terms of how memorable it will be.”

Jack Reinseth, Distribution Reporter

November 13, 2016

The varsity boys hockey team has a long road ahead of them on their trek back to "the X", but things are looking up. Last year the team got the school record by finishing fourth in state. The team last year, consisted of mostly juniors and six seniors, which means majority of the team is back and hung...

Noah Cates: scoring his way to the top

Noah Cates #11, Jackson Cates #12 and Andrew Hoy #19 minutes before Noah's game winning goal against Hill-Murray Pioneers.

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Reporter

May 7, 2016

Holland passes the puck to Cates. Cates’ skates graze across the ice as he spins around Hill-Murray's defense man.  The buzzer goes off sounding through out the arena. Junior Noah Cates made the goal, the crowd goes wild. Everyone is cheering him on. Cates is stormed by his teammates pulling hi...

Cates skates onward with future hockey career

At the St. Croix Valley Recreation center, Jackson and Noah Cates converse on what to do during the next play. “It’s always fun playing with Jackson and we always talk about new things to try,” Noah Cates says.

Megan Karnuth, Online editor

May 4, 2016

Senior Jackson Cates has been working nearly his whole life at the sport of hockey and it seems like his career has only just begun. It started 13 years ago, playing Mites hockey, and has lead him to being the captain of the boys hockey team. Cates is a versatile player. He has played every po...

The ride to The Tourney

Stillwater made it to the third place game at the state tournament against Wayzata who later won state the following day.

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016

In a sellout crowd at Aldrich Arena, fans packed wall to wall and the student section screaming, the boys hockey is heading into overtime versus their rival, Hill Murray. After Stillwater kills off a penalty at the end of the third period, the Ponies have momentum going into overtime. All of a sudde...

Boys hockey has high expectations for rest of season

Senior captain Simon Sagissor and junior assistant captain Luke Manning embracing in a hug after a goal was scored. The boys are ranked second in the state and are looking to win in the section finals and make it to the state tournament.

Isabel Boedigheimer, Head Copy Editor

February 23, 2016

Pep talks from the coaches, encouraging words from the captains, blades against the ice and the swoosh of the puck into the net were sounds the boys hockey team heard while warming up before playing Hill-Murray for the first time in regular season play. After a tough loss last year in the section...

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