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Hermantown senior forward Scott Wasbotten makes a wild dash with the Section 7A championship trophy to the Hawks' student section following an impressive victory over Duluth Marshall at Amsoil Arena. Howie / HowieBlog.com

Brian Prudhomme: Count the local prep boys hockey teams in, not out

In recent times, seeing Hermantown and Duluth East represent our area in the state tournament, has been as easy as 1-2-3. Those ...
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Brian Prudhomme: In search of Minnesota, Wisconsin high school hockey’s golden ticket

The 2014 Winter Olympics have come to a close, and many medals were both won and lost depending on perspective. Over the ...
Duluth Denfeld boy's hockey coach Kevin Smalley worked the officials after the second period of the Hunters' overtime victory against Grand Rapids last week. Howie / HowieBlog.com

Brian Prudhomme: Previewing the local prep boys hockey playoffs

This past Saturday night, my wife and I hosted an Olympic-themed party. It had been in the works for a while, and the atmosphere ...
Duluth East senior defenseman Alex Trapp scored his team's final goal in a 5-2 victory over Grand Rapids Saturday afternoon at Amsoil Arena. Howie / HowieBlog.com

Brian Prudhomme on Prep Hockey: Pick a number

Does anybody have a hat I can borrow? To be honest, I do own a few hats, but very rarely use them. You may see me wearing ...
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Brian Prudhomme’s Prep Hockey Rankings: Choose your own adventure

Whether you celebrated the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day, or simply survived yet another cold snap — chances are you had ...
River Alander made a saves earlier this season at the Heritage Center. Howie / HowieBlog.com

Brian Prudhomme’s Prep Boys Hockey Rankings

Having lived my entire life with a disability, perhaps it is assumed that I have been subjected to a great deal of teasing. I ...
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Brian Prudhomme: Prep hockey, forward and back

It was April of 2006, and I knew I needed a change. I had celebrated my 27th birthday just a month prior, and although that ...
Duluth East has made the most of its scoring chances again this season. Howie / HowieBlog.com

Brian Prudhomme: Prep hockey heating up

Frozen. Not only is it an outstanding Disney movie, but it’s a great way to describe life in the “Upper Midwest,” ...
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Brian Prudhomme: Mission possible for local prep boys hockey teams?

The time has come to reflect on the year 2013. For me, it was the year when the impossible became possible. First off, I ...
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Brian Prudhomme’s Minority Report: I’ll miss the ‘Dome

Being a disabled person, I’m used to being viewed as a minority in a number of “everyday life” situations. ...
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Brian Prudhomme: Scratching the surface

One of the highlights of my everyday life is the overly-enthusiastic greeting I receive from my dog “Kirby” when ...
Duluth Denfeld power forward Tre Opack had his team's only goal in a 1-1 overtime tie at Cloquet-Esko-Carlton on Thursday night. Howie / HowieBlog.com

Brian Prudhomme: Scouting the local prep boys hockey teams, two weeks into the season

I recently had a good friend exclaim: “It takes me two weeks to judge what I like.” At first I thought this was ...
Brian Prudhomme and his close, personal friends were able to hang out with former Twins 1B Justin Morneau during batting practice prior to a game in 2012. Brian Prudhomme / For The Howie Blog

Brian Prudhomme: It was a Killer B Bachelor Party

For the majority of my 34 years of life, my nickname has been “B.” At about age 25, my last initial trickled ...
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Brian Prudhomme: Huskies, Mauer, and Royal Birth

Just a few days have passed during the longest break I’ve had in quite a while — and I’m not sure if I ...
A young Huskies fan, who attends the Summit School in Duluth, cheered on the team during a home game at Wade Stadium earlier in the season. Howie / HowieBlog.com

Brian Prudhomme: Bleacher bummed at Huskies home games

With a 3-2 home win on Thursday night, the Duluth Huskies finished off a two-game sweep of the Rochester Honkers. The Huskies ...
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Brian Prudhomme: Never avoid father time

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? Those famous song lyrics apply to so many phases of life. No, ...
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