The Minnesota Magicians and the NAHL

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The Minnesota Magicians and the NAHL

Post by frederick61 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:31 pm

Wednesday the Minnesota Magicians held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Richfield Arena. We have just posted our first Magician story on YHH and it can be read at;
http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/the-magic ... r-is-open/

The Magicians are a new franchise in the North American Hockey League and YHH over the past year has covered NAHL games and they are some of our more popular reads over time. We will be covering the Magicians during the season at different times and will post links to our stories here.

Some times hockey is about alternatives and it will be interesting to follow the Magicians in the 2013-2014 season. They are providing an alternative, but they will have a tough bar to clear as a new start since most of the NAHL teams sell out their arenas.

Their management and owners are putting this team together mostly for their love of the game and to provide junior players a local opportunity to further their hockey careers.

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Post by frederick61 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:52 pm

Just posted a preview of the upcoming Magicians final tryout July 26-28. It can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/magic-carpet-ride/

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great articles

Post by Minnesota33 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:40 pm

cant wait for Twin Cities fans to get a chance to see the Junior Level. A 2 million dollar renovation is going to be great for the rink. The roster looks great, many talented players from all over the world. I will be attending all of the home games.

http://current.mnsun.com/2013/05/with-n ... o-remodel/

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Post by northwoods oldtimer » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:15 pm

Richfield is putting a lot into the historic facility, hope the fans show up to watch some great hockey.

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Magicians All Star game

Post by Zamman » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:26 pm

I watched the All Star game last night for the Magicians. I have to say it was pretty good. Very fast, a high school game on octane. I though the Uglum twins from Moorhead looked good along with a player from Minot HS, A d-man. Goalies also looked good. Fast skaters and quick gloves. I am excited to see the games this year.

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Post by Edgy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:13 am

I saw the game Sunday morning - it was very good - once the list gets reduced to 25 - 30 I suspect it will look even better, as there were a couple kids that didn't seem to want to move the puck, which usually doesn't work at the Jr level.

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Post by frederick61 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:19 pm

Just posted a story on the results of the Magicians tryouts last weekend. It can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/magicians ... p-weekend/

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Post by frederick61 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:08 pm

Just posted another Magician story. There will be stories on the Kenai River and Wenatchee Wild tryout camps going on this weekend in the Twin Cities. The Magician story can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/can-the-m ... -the-ushl/

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Post by kniven » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:09 am

frederick61 wrote:Just posted another Magician story. There will be stories on the Kenai River and Wenatchee Wild tryout camps going on this weekend in the Twin Cities. The Magician story can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/can-the-m ... -the-ushl/
It will be fun to watch theMagicians and the Wilderness go head to head. North vs. South is always fun :)

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Post by Edgy » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:10 am

I agree - noticed some of the players at the rink today - so the magicians most be starting to report to camp.

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Post by frederick61 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:14 pm

The Magicians announced their 2013-2014 Roster over the weekend. It can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/magicians ... 14-roster/

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Post by frederick61 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:33 pm

Just posted the game story on the Wilderness and Magicians game played last night at BIG. The story can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/nahl-open ... in-cities/

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Post by frederick61 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:38 pm

Just posted a preview of the Magicians Austin game focused on the Austin team and players. It can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/game-prev ... magicians/

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Post by frederick61 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:47 pm

Just posted a game story on last night's Magician/Austin Bruin game played at the Richfield Arena. It was a good game. The post can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/austin-ed ... tion-game/

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Post by frederick61 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:38 pm

Just posted two Magician game stories from the Showcase at Blaine. It can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/magicians-take-three/

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Post by frederick61 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:33 am

Just posted a summary of the NAHL showcase played at the Super Rink this past week. Summaries of the UMHSEL third weekend and the U16 Tier I tourney held by the High Performance Hockey League (Chicago Mission, Little Caesars, etc) will be linked once posted on the high school site and on the youth hockey site. The NAHL summary can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/nahl-show ... omination/

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Post by MinnesotaMagicians » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:06 am

Magicians home opener is Saturday, September 28th at 7:05pm vs Kenai River Brown Bears (Alaska)

Please join us for the tent party from 500-930pm in the parking lot; we'll be serving beer, hot dogs, and brats.

Watch some great hockey and meet our mascot. The new light show is ready for the inaugural game; should be some great hockey and an entertaining environment!

The Richfield Mayor will be dropping the ceremonial first puck at 700pm

Where: Richfield Arena
When: Saturday, September 28th at 7:05pm

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Post by frederick61 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:52 pm

Just posted game story and pictures on the Magician's opening week at Richfield. It can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/magicians-split/

Caught an interesting sequence in Sunday's game in pictures. Posted the pictures as part of the story. Look at the pictures first (picture 1 at the top and the four at the end of the post and you be the ref, see if you agree with their decision.)

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Post by Edgy » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:11 pm

I saw both games over the weekend as well - Saturday was a great game, very entertaining. Sundays games didn't have much flow with all the penalties - on both teams. Look forward to catching the game this Saturday as it is the first game they get to serve beer...

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Post by frederick61 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:13 pm

Just posted the game story from Saturday between the Magicians and the Wilderness. It was a great game with both teams playing well. Hats off to both Minnesota coaches (Scott Meyer and Cory Milan). They have different approaches to the game, but both teams play hockey and play well. The game story can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/magicians ... t-the-hat/

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Post by MinnesotaMagicians » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:09 am

Next Home Game @ Richfield
Friday, October 11th
7:30PM
Magicians vs Wilderness

ARRIVE EARLY FOR THE BEST PARKING AND ENJOY A BEER

Last weekend the Magicians pull off an epic comeback in a Saturday night tilt vs the Minnesota Wilderness. Down 2-0 with 1 minute remaining in the game, the Magicians scored two goals in regulation and eventually won in a shootout. It was an 11 man shootout, yes 11! Cody Milligan eventually finished it off with a nice 5 hole snipe.

Richfield Arena was buzzing with excitement and the fans sure got their money's worth. It was a great Junior game crowd, around 900 fans!!

If you haven't seen a game yet you will not be disappointed; great hockey, free parking, and BEER. Live Magicians entertaining the younger crowd, 93X girls for the older fellas, and an awesome light show to start the game. You'll know when the Magic scores, the new horn is loud and makes the arena have a pro feel. It doesn't get any better!


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Post by frederick61 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:19 am

Just posted an update on last weekend's games including a game story on the Magicians' 3-2 win over the Wilderness. Next Sunday, the Coulee Region Chill led by NAHL league leading goalie Adam Carlson and forwards Mac Jansen/White Bear Lake, Adam Lovick/Lino Lakes, and Jake Zeleznikar/Hermantown will be at the Richfield Arena for a rare 3:00 Sunday game.

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/three-wee ... ae-splits/

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Post by frederick61 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:42 pm

Just posted my weekly update on the Magicians. The Midwest Division is tightening up after last weekend and the Magicians will be playing division leader, the Fairbanks Ice Dogs Saturday at Richfield. The post can be read at:

http://www.youthhockeyhub.com/the-magic ... -tightens/

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Post by Edgy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:07 am

I caught the Sunday afternoon game between the Magicians and the Coulee Region Chill - it was all magicians. I was expecting more out of Coulee and was a little surprised. Most of Coulee's shots were from the outside - not many good scoring chances for them. It will be interesting to see if Coulee was just "off" Sunday or if the series will be that lopsided.

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Post by northwoods oldtimer » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:43 am

Edgy wrote:I caught the Sunday afternoon game between the Magicians and the Coulee Region Chill - it was all magicians. I was expecting more out of Coulee and was a little surprised. Most of Coulee's shots were from the outside - not many good scoring chances for them. It will be interesting to see if Coulee was just "off" Sunday or if the series will be that lopsided.
Third game in 3 days I would say off their game a bit fro energy standpoint. Coulee is a solid club. Should be a good series throughout.

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