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This Day in MN Hockey History: Feb. 22

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota Hockey.com

1951:  The 7th annual MSHSL State Boys High School Hockey Tournament is held at the St. Paul Auditorium from Feb. 22-24th.

1952:  Former NHL center Lorne Henning born in Melfort, Sask.  Henning played in the NHL 1972-73 through 1980-81.  He later became coach with the North Stars, Islanders, Chicago and Anaheim.

1953:  Former NHL player Al Hangsleben born in Warroad, MN.

1955:  Former North Stars NHL center Tim Young born in Scarborough, Ont.  Young played in the NHL 1975-76 through 1984-85.

1962:  The 18th annual MSHSL State Boys High School Hockey Tournament is held at the St. Paul Auditorium from Feb. 22-24th.

1968:  The 25th annual MSHSL State Boys High School Hockey Tournament is held at the St. Paul Auditorium from Feb. 22-24th.

1971:  Chicago traded Terry Caffery and Doug Mohns to the North Stars, in exchange for Danny O’Shea.

1972:  Former MN Wild defenseman Jason Marshall born in Cranbrook, B.C.

1974:  Former MN Wild center Aaron Gavey born in Sudbury, Ont.

1976:  North Stars ended their team-record 10 game losing streak with a 6-3 win against the Scouts, at Kansas City.

1980:  ‘Miracle on Ice’ game played at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. with US defeating Russia 4-3.

1982:  Bobby Smith scored a goal and added three assists to lead the North Stars to an 8-7 win over the visiting Whalers.

1983:  Rookie Brian Bellows scored twice and added an assist to lead the North Stars to a 3-2 win against the Red Wings, at Detroit.

1989:  Dave Christian scored twice and added an assist as the Capitals won 7-2 over the Kings, at L.A.

1989:  Ken Hodge, Jr. scored his first NHL goal.  It came for the North Stars in a 5-5 tie at Chicago.

1989:  Phil Housley had a goal and two assists to lead the Sabres to a 7-5 win over the visiting Islanders.

1991:  Winnipeg’s Phil Housley scored his 20th goal of the season for the fifth straight year, in a 6-4 Jets loss to the Kings.  Housley became the second defenseman in Jets history (after Dave Ellett) to score 20 goals in one season.

1993:  Phil Housley had four assists in the Jets’ 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators, in Winnipeg.

1994:  Cities Hockey Inc. (Ownership group of the MN Arctic Blast – RHI team) submits to the league 15 protected players including:  Nole Rahn, Dave Shute, Ron Saatzer, Bill Pye, Bryan Brandt and Jim Hau.

2007:  Minnesota’s Wyatt Smith scored his first goal in 92 games as the Wild won 4-3 against the Avalanche at Colorado.

2009:  Matt Cullen scored the first hat trick of his 11 year NHL career (786 games) to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the visiting Colorado Avalanche.  The three goals gave Cullen 401 points in his NHL career.

2011:  Bloomington, MN native Erik Johnson scored the game winning goal in his first game against the Blues (his former team) as the Avalanche won 4-3 win at St. Louis.

2011:  Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom improved to 13-0-0 lifetime at home against Edmonton and Pierre-Marc Bouchard had a goal and two assists as the Wild beat the visiting Oilers 4-1.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota Hockey.com,
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