Huskies Hockey Insider

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.

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Huskies Hockey Insider podcast -- ep. 26

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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 his former Huskies teammates reach the NCAA Division I championship game for the first time, a friendly wager with a Bruins teammate, a few of his first purchases as a pro and more.

 

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Huskies Hockey Insider -- Ep. 25, Part 2

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Jim Erickson has experienced a lot of cool events during his career as a play-by-play announcer. He's worked in the minor leagues, the Minnesota boys state tournament and with the St. Cloud State men in hockey. He will work at his first Frozen Four on Thursday, April 8 (96.7 FM) when the Huskies (19-10-0) plays Minnesota State University-Mankato (22-4-1) at 4 p.m. in Pittsburgh.

Because of an internet issue, there are two parts to the interview. This is the Part 2 of 2.

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Huskies Hockey Insider -- Ep. 25 Part 1

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Jim Erickson has experienced a lot of cool events during his career as a play-by-play announcer. A few examples: He's worked in the minor leagues, the Minnesota boys state tournament and with the St. Cloud State men in hockey. He's about to experience something for the first time professionally: he will work at his first Frozen Four on Thursday, April 8. Erickson will work the game for 96.7 FM when the Huskies (19-10-0) plays Minnesota State University-Mankato (22-4-1) at 4 p.m. (ESPN2) in Pittsburgh. Erickson discusses this year's unique state tournament and this season's Huskies with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten. Because of an internet issue, there are two parts to the interview.

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Huskies Hockey Insider podcast -- ep. 24

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The last time that Nick Oliver took part in a Frozen Four, it was 2013 as a sophomore forward for the St. Cloud State men's hockey team in Pittsburgh, Pa. Next week, he will be an assistant coach for the Huskies when they take part in the 2021 Frozen Four in Pittsburgh. Oliver shares his memories of that magical run to the program's first Frozen Four and takes a look ahead to this year's Frozen Four with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

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Huskies Hockey Insider podcast -- ep. 23

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Jared Cockrell grew up in Maine and played four seasons for Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. Despite being about a two-hour drive away from Colgate, Cockrell said he has never been to Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. That is where the NCAA Division I Northeast Regional men's hockey tournament will be played on Saturday and Sunday.

Cockrell, a senior forward, will be playing in his first NCAA tournament game for the St. Cloud State men's hockey team when the Huskies play Boston University at 5:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPNEWS). A graduate transfer, Cockrell is looking forward to playing in front of family members in the regional and add the national tournament to his new group of experiences in his hockey career. He also discusses playing for his father at Kents Hill Academy (Maine), playing for the Brooks Bandits in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, his decision to transfer to St. Cloud State and more with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.

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About the Podcast

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.

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Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for the Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014.