The Metro Hockey League oversees the Junior Gold/16 program in the greater Twin Cities area. The website has taken several years to evolve but we believe this site will improve your ability to track game results and stay current with Metro Hockey League activities and events. This website has great flexibility and depth, and we certainly would appreciate your feedback regarding any improvements.
Bruce Kruger, age 76, passed away unexpectedly at home in Plymouth, MN on November 2, 2016. Bruce was instrumental in the creation of the Metro Hockey and was a significant leader in making the league as great as it is today. As the League Treasurer, Bruce provided leadership and guidance that will be greatly missed.
Bruce loved his family and friends, the outdoors, travel, history, music, photography, and the sport of ice hockey. He grew up in Faribault, MN where he met his life-long sweetheart, Patricia Kruger. He then attended Harvard University and the University of Minnesota Law School. Bruce worked as an attorney in private practice for many years in both Duluth and Minneapolis, MN, and then went on to work as a Probate Referee for Hennepin County for nearly two decades. Bruce's passion was helping and connecting with people, and he fondly collected life-long friends. He enjoyed a good argument and had a dry sense of humor. He was fair, firm and always kind. Bruce's passion, next to his children and grandchildren, was making the sport of ice hockey better, and he channeled this energy into volunteering for Minnesota's Metro Hockey League and serving as Risk Manager for USA Hockey for many years. On an ideal day, you might have found Bruce with his family or friends in the North Woods of Wisconsin at the cabin enjoying conversation, fishing, or boating. Bruce is survived by life-long love and wife of 54 years, Patricia Kruger; in-laws, Harold and Jane Lamberty; children, Mark (Kary) Kruger; Kristin Kruger; Lee (Kim) Kruger; grandchildren, Mary, James, Anne, Emily, Ali, Ty; and great-grandchild, Ryder James. He was preceded in death by parents, Roland and Elaine Kruger.
There will be a Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Medina Entertainment Center - 500 Highway 55 Medina, MN 55340. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The Minnesota Hockey Scholarship Fund, 18070 39th Place North Plymouth, MN 55446.
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Click on the links below to view the Junior Gold State tournament brackets.
Junior Gold A – Final Standings
The Metro Hockey League handbook and team contact information are posted
below. Updates will be made as needed.
Please note: The official version of the MHL Handbook is the online version posted below.
Each year Minnesota Hockey offers a limited number of $1,000 scholarship awards to senior student/athletes properly registered with and participating on a youth Junior Gold team or Girl’s 19 & Under team of an affiliate association of Minnesota Hockey. These scholarships can be used at any post high school institution and will be a one-time award that will not need to be repaid. Application must be completed and returned to the scholarship committee no later than March 7, 2016.
Click here for more information and to download an application form: http://www.minnesotahockey.org/page/show/791629--scholarship-information.