Author: Steve Mulholland

Freshman forward Mason Moe (19) crashes into the Edina net in the Eagles’ 4-0 loss to the Hornets on Saturday. Photo by Rick Olson Mason Moe had a bandage over the bridge of his nose. The lone freshman on the Eden Prairie boys hockey team had collided with an opponent in green as the second period ended Saturday night on the Eagles’ home ice at Eden Prairie Community Center. “I just ran into him and my cage struck me in the forehead,” Moe recalled of his collision with the Edina Player. There was also a broken stick in the incident,…

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Senior captain Paige Holt (22) scored with 37.5 seconds remaining in regulation, tying the game at two. Eden Prairie scored again with 3.4 seconds remaining and defeated Wayzata 3-2 Saturday. Photo by Rick Olson Wayzata led the Eden Prairie girls hockey team 2-1 with 1:18 remaining in the third period on Saturday when head coach Steve Persian called a time-out. “We pulled our goalie and Steve put out six of us,” senior captain Paige Holt said. “The one thing that I remember him saying before going out there is ‘just have your stick on the ice if you don’t have…

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Eden Prairie junior Andy Earl (37, upper left) put away a rebound from freshman Mason Moe’s (19, center) shot to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead over Buffalo in the first period on Thursday. Photo by Rick Olson Cole Saterdalen was still in his skates outside the locker room of the EPHS boys hockey team after the Eagles’ 3-2 win over Buffalo Thursday night. The junior forward was without a shirt, however, and pointing down toward his abdomen. “I have three scars,” he said, directing attention to the area where doctors had made incisions during an emergency appendectomy in the…

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David Flom (middle) was back as head coach of the Eden Prairie High School boys basketball team on Tuesday. Photo by Jeremy Peyer In an email to players and families of the Eden Prairie boys basketball team Wednesday evening, Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) associate principal of student activities Russ Reetz shared news that the boys basketball games with North High School in North St. Paul, scheduled for Friday at EPHS, had been canceled. “North St. Paul high school notified me earlier this evening that they are no longer planning to play Friday’s basketball games,” Reetz wrote in his email.…

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Eden Prairie boys basketball head coach David Flom was back with the team Tuesday following a six-week suspension. Photo by Jeremy Peyer Eden Prairie boys basketball head coach David Flom stood in the quiet corridor outside the boys locker room in the lower level of Eden Prairie High School Tuesday night. He had just finished coaching his first game since being suspended by the school district on Dec. 8 over a complaint of him reading a racial slur out loud during a classroom session with the team the day before. After a lengthy investigation, Flom was reinstated Monday as head…

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David Flom was back as head coach of the Eden Prairie High School boys basketball team on Tuesday. Photo by Jeremy Peyer Eden Prairie boys basketball head coach David Flom received a standing ovation Tuesday when he was introduced before his first game back as coach. “I’m just very appreciative of all the support that we’ve had,” he said after the game, a 112-71 loss to sixth-ranked Wayzata. “I’m happy to be back,” he said. Flom was reinstated as head coach on Monday after being suspended by the school district on Dec. 8 over a complaint about his use of inappropriate language…

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Eden Prairie boys basketball coach David Flom has been reinstated to coach the team, effective immediately. He is seen in this March 2020 photo celebrating the team’s undefeated season of 2019-20. Photo by Daniel Huss Eden Prairie boys basketball head coach David Flom has been reinstated, allowing him to resume coaching the team, effective immediately, per a statement from Eden Prairie School District communications director Dirk Tedmon. Flom was suspended by the school district on Dec. 8, pending an investigation into a complaint about his use of inappropriate language during a classroom session with the team on Dec. 7. Tedmon’s…

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The Eagles girls hockey team travels to Proctor/Hermantown on Thursday and hosts Wayzata on Saturday. Photo by Rick Olson Monday, Jan. 23 No events are scheduled. Tuesday, Jan. 24 The sports week starts on Tuesday when the Eagles boys and girls Alpine ski teams head to Buck Hill in Burnsville for a multiple-school meet. Racing begins at 4 p.m. The Eden Prairie girls gymnastics team travels to St. Michael-Albertville for dual competition. The meet, which takes place at the STMA Middle School East gymnastics room, begins at 6 p.m. Coming off an action-packed week, in which they went 3-1 in…

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Eden Prairie sophomore forward Alex Hall (27) battles for the puck in the Eagles’ 3-2 loss to Minnetonka on Saturday. Photo by Rick Olson Eagles senior captain Teddy Townsend and junior forward Billie Jacobson-Couch stood behind the glass, ritualistically taping their sticks while watching the Eden Prairie girls hockey team skate to a 3-1 win over North Wright County on Saturday. The opening faceoff between the Eagles boys team and second-ranked Minnetonka was still a few hours away, but Townsend had a smile that could power the lights at Eden Prairie Community Center. “I’m so pumped,” he said in anticipation…

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Senior captain Jordan Hirsch (25) celebrates her second-period goal with sophomore Ella Konrad (7) and eighth-grader Ella Pinnow (38), among others, in the Eagles’ 3-1 win over North Wright County on Saturday. Photo by Rick Olson The Eden Prairie girls hockey team was trailing North Wright County 1-0 with 3:30 remaining in the second period on Saturday when senior captain Paige Holt lost her stick. Holt was forechecking behind the River Hawks’ net when she made a move toward the puck. Her stick was caught between a defender and the boards, and fell to the ice. Undaunted, Holt used her…

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