Ryan started to enjoy hockey as a kid when he started playing roller hockey with his friends in their respective driveways. However, his enthusiasm started to grow more when the Minnesota Wild had their inaugural season in 2000 and fully blossomed when he was at the University of North Dakota and he started attending Fighting Sioux (now Fighting Hawks) games on a regular basis. He's a former sports writer for three previous newspapers, most recently with the Mining Journal in Marquette, Michigan, where he covered Northern Michigan hockey for seven years. He currently does freelance work as a sports reporter, operates his own hockey blog, http://www.thetripledeke.com, and is on a college hockey podcast called MNCAA. He also continues to watch and follow the Wild, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings and college hockey. You can follow him on Twitter/X @ryanstieg.
Judd Zulgad is co-host of the Mackey and Judd podcast and also Judd’s Hockey Show for SKOR North. Judd covered the Vikings from 2005 to 2010 for the Star Tribune before joining SKOR North.
Drew has a passion for just about all things hockey. He started covering the Gophers' men's hockey team in 2016 and has been around high schools and the pros ever since. Follow his regular hockey commentary (and other nonsense) on Twitter @covedrew and on the MNCAA podcast covering the Gophers as well as the college hockey scene across Minnesota.
The Western Collegiate Club Hockey Association is a conference featuring members from Universities and Colleges in the Upper Midwest. All members compete in the Central Region at the Division II level of the American Collegiate Hockey Association.
Rick started as a sports photojournalist WCCO-TV in 1981, covering the North Stars, Vikings, Twins, Gophers, and more. Assignments include the Stanley Cup Finals, World Series, and NFC Championship games. Rick still loves playing hockey and shooting hockey is his favorite sport to cover. He shot and edited the year-end highlight videos for the North Stars and Chicago Blackhawks for years before being hired by the North Stars to work in the Sales & Marketing department shortly before their 1991 Stanley Cup run. Rick lives in Eden Prairie, MN and started shooting photos of the EPHS hockey teams in 2014. He has contributed photos to the Eden Prairie News, USA Today, as well as other publications. You can follow him on Twitter @rickolson77 and Instagram rickolson77