The Rink Live's Mick Hatten interviews players and coaches and helps you find out more about the personalities and behind the St. Cloud State men's and women's hockey teams. We also cover some of the hot topics of the day in college hockey.
Blake Lizotte discusses his big news of the offseason, his career from high school to the NHL
This is a big offseason for Blake Lizotte. The former SCSU All-American center is a restricted free agent after spending the last two seasons with the L.A. Kings. He also will get married this summer and is in the market for a house. He takes a break to discuss his former teammates playing in the national championship game and his tough decisions from Chisago Lakes High School to the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL to the Fargo Force of the USHL to St. Cloud State and signing his first pro contract.
Jimmy Schuldt talks AHL playoffs, his season, watching his 'brothers' reach national title game & more
Defenseman Jimmy Schuldt talks about playing for the Henderson Silver Knights of the AHL with a number of restrictions because of the lingering pandemic. The Silver Knights are playing a modified playoffs and a three-game series for the Pacific Division title against Bakersfield. Schuldt talks about his development, discusses his time at SCSU, what it was like to see the Huskies reach the national championship game, gives scouting reports on former Minnetonka stars Joe Molenaar and Josh Luedtke and more.
Huskies Hockey Insider podcast extended version of @GOHUSKIESWOOOOO and Mick Hatten talking SCSU hockey
Mick Hatten finally gave in and did a podcast with @GOHUSKIESWOOOOO. Some of the reason for the initial apprehension for Hatten was because the two had actually never spoken to one another, despite Twitter direct messaging since 2013 when he started his account. So there's some getting to know one another on this podcast, but we also go through a lot of St. Cloud State men's hockey history, answer some Twitter questions and give Huskies fans some things to think about.
Wellens, Hatten answer a request, name All-NCHC teams since 2013, All-SCSU, All-UMD squads in that stretch
During an #AskWellensAnything for the weekly Bulldog Insider Newsletter, a reader submitted a question to Matt Wellens of the Duluth News-Tribune and The Rink Live, asking him to pick an All-NCHC team for the first eight seasons and also to pick an All-UMD team in that span. Wellens reached out and asked Mick Hatten to do the same and pick an All-SCSU team.
Here are the teams that Wellens and Hatten picked
Defenseman, incoming recruit Josh Luedtke talks about his USHL season, being a long-time teammate of Joe Molenaar in Minnetonka, getting ready for his freshman season & more
Josh Luedtke decided to go back to his second full season of junior hockey and the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League. Luedtke, a 20-year-old defenseman from Minnetonka, Minn., was the captain of the Buccaneers and had 18 assists, 22 points 59 penalty minutes and was a plus-12 in 48 games. Luedtke talks about his season, knowing Huskies freshman forward Joe Molenaar since squirt hockey, playing lacrosse and more with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.
Jack Ahcan talks about his rookie season, NHL debut, a friendly wager about his former team & more
Former St. Cloud State captain and All-America defenseman Jack Ahcan has seen three levels of pro hockey this season as a rookie. He has played for the Jacksonville Icemen (ECHL), Providence Bruins (AHL) and the Boston Bruins (NHL). The 23-year-old from Savage, Minn., talks about some of the adventures during his rookie season. He also talks about watching SCSU reach the NCAA Division I championship game for the first time, a friendly wager with a Bruins teammate, a few of his first pro purchases and more.