Rink and Run blog: Mike Bolstad to International Falls; NSIC honors Hoagie
By: Kevin Pates, Duluth News Tribune
Minnesota Hockey Hub announced last week that Mike Bolstad has been named to follow John Prettyman as boys hockey coach at International Falls. Bolstad, 49, played at International Falls and Providence College, and older brother, Gerald, is the girls hockey coach for the Broncos. Mike Bolstad has been involved in the city's youth program and his hiring was approved June 21. Prettyman had been in the International Falls program for 35 years, the last seven as head coach.
That Hockey Hub story can be found here.
And longtime Minnesota Duluth men's hockey manager, fan and supporter of all UMD sports, Dale "Hoagie" Haagenson has been honored by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference as winner of the Noel Olson Award. He'll be recognized during the 11th annual NSIC Hall of Fame Banquet Wednesday, July 14 at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud, Minn. The information and a link is below:
2010 Noel Olson Award Recipient
Dale Haagenson - University of Minnesota Duluth
Dale, or “Hoagie” as he is affectionately known, joined the Minnesota Duluth athletic staff in 1981-82 and since that time has dutifully volunteered his services as the team manager – and inspirational leader – for the Bulldog football, baseball, and men’s hockey teams. The Babbitt native is a fixture at all home games and virtually all practices for those three sports handling various roles such as bat boy (while in complete uniform), kicking tee supervisor and puck distributor. He’s also been known to do a little sideline cheerleading when he feels the need to energize the crowd at James S. Malosky Stadium. Hoagie received the Bruce Bennett Service Award for exceptional service and commitment to UMD athletics in 2000 and six years later was the man of the hour at Hoagie Appreciation Night at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center during a Bulldog home hockey game. In addition, a men’s hockey scholarship bearing his name was established at UMD in 2006.