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Woodbury and East Ridge players collided earlier this season on the ice. The teams will rematch each other this week.

New hockey rules appropriate, local coaches say

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Just weeks after hockey injuries left two Minnesota prep athletes seriously injured on the ice, state officials announced a change in rules that stiffens penalties for certain hockey hits.


The Minnesota State High School League's board of directors on Friday approved immediate changes to hockey policies governing dangerous contact.

Local coaches expressed support for the change, saying it sends a positive message that safety is priority in prep sports.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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