Max Plante of Hermantown scored the game-winning goal to lift the U.S. Under-17 National Team past the USHL’s Madison Capitols 4-2 on Friday night. He has two goals and 18 points and minus-6 in 22 games for the U.S.

. St. Luke's Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has been ranked a high performing hospital for hip fracture and knee replacement by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23.

. Former Bulldogs and Minnesota North Stars defenseman Curt Giles turned 64 last week. His Edina boy's hockey team is 1-3 following a 3-2 victory at Benilde-St. Margaret's Saturday night.

. That was legendary Bulldogs defenseman Jason Watt of Duluth providing insightful color commentary for a local television broadcast of the UMD-Colorado College men's hockey game Friday night.

. A little birdie says Hermantown could begin construction for a second indoor ice hockey rink and new synthetic turf baseball and softball fields as soon as next summer.

. Rol Bromberg Field in Cloquet will also get new synthetic turf surrounded by a new track next summer.

. Defending Minnesota Class A boys hockey champion Hermantown defeated Hill-Murray 3-1 on Saturday afternoon in the Champions Cup boys hockey final in Eden Prairie to begin its season 2-0. Next up for Hermantown are road games at Centennial and Duluth Marshall.

. Will Peterson of Hermantown is a rising star in hockey broadcasting.

. Hermantown's Drew Nelson and Evan Gunderson scored their first varsity goals in their team's 6-3 win against Cretin-Derham Hall on Friday night in Eden Prairie.

. My Vote: Denfeld's 62-page 2022-23 hockey game program should win a national award for excellence. World-class. Stick tap to Lisa Larson.

. Commitment: Chippewa Steel (NAHL) goaltender Adam Gajan picks Bulldogs.

. Opinion: Classiest local high school coaches all-time: Jerry Erickson (baseball, boy's basketball) of Cloquet, Patrick Andrews (hockey) and Mike Zagelmeyer (football) of Hermantown, Scott Anderson (boy's soccer) of Denfeld

. Opinion: Best local athlete all-time: the late Terry Egerdahl of Proctor (football, basketball and baseball) and UMD (football, baseball)

. Opinion: Best Bulldogs men's hockey player all-time: Bill Watson

. Opinion: Best Hermantown hockey player all-time: Neal Pionk

. Opinion: Best Cloquet boy's hockey player all-time: Jamie Langenbrunner

. Opinion: Best local fastpitch catcher all-time: Joe Sinnott

. Opinion: Best Cloquet pitcher all-time: righthander Frank Yetka

. Opinion: Best local slow-pitch home run hitter all-time: Steve Lent

. Opinion: Best local baseball umpire all-time: Steve Olson

. Opinion: Best Wisconsin-Superior first baseman all-time: Jim Rogers

. Opinion: Best Duluth News Tribune Bulldogs hockey beat writer all-time (tie): Matt Wellens and Kevin Pates

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