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RHF Past President Retires as Mayo Golf Coach

Neil McCormack started the golf program at Mayo High School 48 years ago and has been its coach ever since. Now, at 75, McCormack will hang up his spikes. He retired from full-time teaching in 1998, but remained coach of the golf team for another 16 seasons.McCormack is also a past president of the Rochester Hockey Foundation.

Grosso Inducted into MHCA Hall of Fame

Mayo High School's long-time coach Lorne Grosso was inducated into the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame during the Class AA boys hockey state tournament. The former Gopher hockey player goes into the Hall with 677 career victories, the most ever by a boys hockey coach. Grosso has lead Mayo to seven state tournaments and his teams have finished above .500 in 32 of the last 38 seasons. He was also honored last year with the John Mariucci award from the American Hockey Coaches Association.

Aney Sisters Ranked First and Second in State for Goals Scored

Century High School's Katie and Jessie Aney are among the top scorers in the state. Katie leads the state with 35 goals, is second in point at 64 and 29 assists ties her for third. Jessie is third in points with 64 and leads the state in both assists with 38 and total points with 71.

Mark Janes (1947-2013)

Mark Janes founder and now namesake of the Mark Janes Developmental Hockey League died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the age of 66. Mark was a mainstay of Rochester Hockey and will be sorely missed. For more information:

Mayo Clinic Ice Hockey Research and the Rochester Ice Hawks

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center teamed with the Rochester Ice Hawks in the realm of concussion research.

Fair Play in Youth Hockey Tournaments: Is it Necessary?

From December 2013 to February 2014, Mayo Clinic Ice Hockey research team members have been comparing Minnesota youth hockey tournaments played in Rochester to tournaments played in Woodbury. We have had a presence at Peewee A&B, Bantam A&B and U14 A&B in both locations. Teams in Rochester competed in tournaments that were governed by intensified Fair Play rules, while those in Woodbury were governed by regular tournament rules.

The outcome variables of interest include the injuries that occurred, such as medically diagnosed concussions, penalty minutes, types of penalties, Fair Play points earned, and individual exposure time (IET).

Look Up Line

Maybe you have heard about or seen the Look Up Line and wondered what the orange ice strip is all about? This creative idea was initiated by a hockey player, Thomas Smith, after he sustained two spine injuries, the second of which resulted in partial paralysis.

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