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Red Wing head boys hockey coach Mike Belisle instructs his players during practice at Bergwall Arena on Monday. The Wingers look to rebound from a 13-13-1 record in 2011-12 when the 2012-13 season starts Tuesday at Buffalo.

Boys Hockey: Finding the right mix

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The 2012-13 season will be a bit of a balancing act for the Red Wing boys hockey team.

With a mix of veterans and newcomers, the Wingers coaching staff decided to mix things up in the first weeks of practice by holding practices more like tryouts.


"It was more like how the bigger schools do it," said Red Wing senior forward Taylor Hanson. "It was not so much about seniority, but how you play and how you earn it. Everyone's going all out to try and earn their spots.

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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