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Team keeps pace, goes 5-2 on road

The Minnesota Wilderness followed a dramatic road win Friday with a trip-ending 5-2 loss Saturday in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The Wilderness got Gustavs Ozolins’ first goal at the perfect time in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Steel on Nov. 18.... Full story

 

Team holds own in Alaska

The Minnesota Wilderness wrapped up a successful road trip to Alaska last weekend by splitting with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, winning 2-1 on Friday before falling 5-3 on Saturday. The loss snapped a four-game road win streak to start the season for... Full story

 

Alaska swing begins with pair of wins

The Minnesota Wilderness built a three-game winning streak last weekend, winning twice in Alaska to go with the team’s record-setting performance to end October at St. Cloud. The Wilderness beat Anchorage, 3-1, on Sunday, and Kenai River, 2-1, on S... Full story

 

Wilderness goalie honored for his play in weekend split

The Minnesota Wilderness split a pair of games last weekend, one that saw only three total goals scored in games against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues. The Wilderness fell 1-0 on Friday, before taking a 2-0 win Saturday as goaltender Isak Posc...

 
 By Brady Slater    News    October 14, 2022

Officials: sales tax proposals relieve property tax burden

Voters in Cloquet will see two sales tax proposals on their ballots during early voting and the midterm general election Nov. 8. Carlton County voters will have to pay attention, too, because they're... Full story

 

Wilderness choose seasoned captains, tally split

The Minnesota Wilderness, junior hockey inhabitants of Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet, named its captains this week for the remainder of the 2022-23 season. Cole Gordon and Gunnar Thoreson... Full story

 

Wilderness catch fire; add CEC alum to staff

Relying on a red-hot scorer, the Minnesota Wilderness made team history last weekend, sweeping a three-game series at home for the first time. Playing inside Northwoods Credit Union Arena, the Wilderness topped Anchorage Wolverines, 4-3, 2-1, and...

 

Trade pays instant dividends for Wilderness

Trades are frequent in junior hockey, and to determine if one works can take weeks or months. But for the Minnesota Wilderness last weekend, the return was instant. The team went 2-1 after acquiring forwards Kevin Marx Noren and Noah Griswold on... Full story

 

Wilderness promote new head coach

The Minnesota Wilderness announced Monday that Brett Skinner had been promoted to head coach. In a corresponding move, David Boitz announced he was stepping down from head coaching to focus solely on being the team’s general manager. Skinner had... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    August 26, 2022

Former Wilderness coach won't face charges

Former Minnesota Wilderness junior hockey coach Brendan Phelps won’t face charges after two men in an online video alleged that Phelps had traveled to Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, for an intimate...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    August 19, 2022

Langenbrunner promoted by Bruins

The hockey journey of former Lumberjack Jamie Langenbrunner continued this past week when it was announced he is the new assistant general manager of the Boston Bruins. Langenbrunner starred for the... Full story

 

MN Wilderness hire associate head coach

The final piece of the Minnesota Wilderness coaching staff puzzle is in place with the hiring of Brett Skinner as associate head coach. Skinner is a Brandon, Manitoba, native who has been the assistant coach of the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL... Full story

 

Wilderness hire assistant coach

The Minnesota Wilderness have added former Bemidji State Beaver Kyle Brodie to its coaching staff. A native of Northglenn, Colorado, Brodie comes to Cloquet after spending the last six seasons working with AAA programs in Wenatchee, Washington.... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    Sports    July 8, 2022

Wilderness hold training camp

The Minnesota Wilderness junior hockey team held its main training camp last week. Roughly 135 players were expected to attend the three-day event, which concluded Thursday with an all-star game at... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    July 8, 2022

Wilderness assistant coach fired after video allegations

A coach for the Minnesota Wilderness was fired this week after a disturbing video was posted to YouTube. The video showed Brendan Phelps, age 31, responding to accusations that he had driven to a park in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, to allegedly... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    Sports    July 1, 2022

Wilderness draft, host tryout camp

One of the top scorers in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League was the top pick for the Minnesota Wilderness in the June 15 NAHL draft. The Wilderness selected Elliot Dutil from the Notre Dame Hounds as the 30th overall pick in the draft. Dutil, a... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 20, 2022

Wilderness ousted by Anchorage

A penalty-filled first period was too much for the Minnesota Wilderness to overcome in Friday night's home 5-1 playoff loss to the Anchorage Wolverines. The loss eliminated the Wilderness from the... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 13, 2022

Wilderness backed into a corner - again

The road to the Robertson Cup for the Minnesota Wilderness has been bumpy. A week ago the Wilderness fought out of a two-game deficit to eventually eliminate Fairbanks, setting up a second series... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    May 6, 2022

Wilderness pull off the comeback

The Minnesota Wilderness returned home last week a wounded animal. The Cloquet junior hockey team had dropped back-to-back road playoff games in Alaska to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Any hopes of moving... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 29, 2022

Wilderness in 0-2 playoff hole

If the Minnesota Wilderness are going to move on in their league playoffs, they will need to string together three straight wins pronto. In Alaska last Friday and Saturday, the Wilderness dropped the... Full story

 

Playoffs: Wilderness keep season alive with Game 3 win

A common phrase in sports is “Good play creates good bounces”. The Minnesota Wilderness took advantage of that philosophy Friday night with its first two goals off lucky bounces, and carried that momentum for a 4-1 victory over the Fairbanks Ice... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 22, 2022

Wilderness win and are in

It took the 60th and final game of the season at home for the Minnesota Wilderness to clinch a playoff berth in the North American Hockey League playoffs Saturday. After dropping a 7-2 decision on... Full story

 
 By Jana Peterson    News    April 15, 2022

Winds of change blow over forestry center

A few miles west of Cloquet, in the heart of the Fond du Lac Reservation, sits the Cloquet Forestry Center. Owned by the University of Minnesota, the woodland site has been the primary research and...

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 15, 2022

The Wilderness way

The Minnesota Wilderness has enjoyed a huge second-half resurgence this season and are fighting for a top playoff spot in the North American Hockey League. What most local fans of the Cloquet-based te... Full story

 
 By Kerry Rodd    Sports    April 15, 2022

Hockey: Bender lands a pro deal

On Tuesday, Cloquet graduate Koby Bender finally reached the end of a long hockey road when he signed a professional contract with the Bridgeport Islanders of the American Hockey League after... Full story

 

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