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Lincoln Hjelm Commits to University of Nebraska-Omaha

Alexandria, MN (Nov. 28, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected]    Northstar Knights 16U forward, Lincoln Hjelm, has committed to the University of…

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Alexandria’s Brayden Berg, tenders with NAHL’s Oklahoma Warriors

Alexandria, MN (Nov. 8, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected]  The Northstar Knights are pleased to announce the first tender signing of the 2022-23 season with…

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Resiliency and Tenacity lead to Menghini Division 1 Commitment to University of Minnesota Duluth

  Alexandria, MN (Oct. 26, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected]  The Northstar Knights are pleased to announce that Alumni, Anthony Menghini, has committed…

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Knights Continuing to Build on Recent Success

Blake Steinbring - Bulldog Photography   Alexandria, MN (Oct. 19, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected]  The Northstar Knights 16U AAA and 18U Prep swept…

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Northstar Knights Break Ground on Dormitory

Alexandria, MN (Sept. 29, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected]  After years of prayer, the Northstar Knights are excited to announce the groundbreaking of their…

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Knights Undefeated in Home Opener 

Alexandria, MN (Sept. 29, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected]  The Northstar Knights 16U and 18U Prep swept the Minnesota Lakers in their home opener this past…

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Knights name Captains for 2022-23 season

Alexandria, MN (Sept. 28, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected]  The Northstar Knights are pleased to announce the captains for the 2022-23 season.  Leading the…

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Knights Kick off 2022-23 Season at Minnesota Blades Showcase

  Maple Grove, MN (Sept. 21, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected]  The Northstar Knights 16U and 18U Prep teams traveled down to Maple Grove, Minnesota to…

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Strinden, Laubach become first Knights drafted into the NHL

  The Northstar Knights made history Thursday, July 7th when forwards, Ben Strinden and Reese Laubach were selected in the National Hockey League Draft. Strinden was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 7th round, 210 overall. The 6-3,…

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Jens Richards Commits to University of Vermont

Northstar Knights Alumni, Jens Richards, has committed to the University of Vermont. Richards played with the Knights from 2018-2020 and accumulated 105 Points (51 Goals, 54 Assists) in 104 games and was selected to the NAPHL All-Star game the…

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Continuity of Coaching Staff Returning for 2022-23 Season

Heading into the 2022-23 season, The Northstar Knights will return all 4 of their coaches from the previous year. The Knights are happy to be able to keep the continuity within the Hockey Operations department for another season. Under the…

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Knights make splash in USHL Draft

  The Northstar Knights saw 4 current and 2 alumni selected in the USHL draft.

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Cody Croal Commits to University of North Dakota

Alexandria, MN (Apr. 28, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected]  Northstar Knights 18U forward, Cody Croal, has announced his commitment to the University of…

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FCA Hockey App Launching May 4th

FCA Hockey is excited to announce the development of the “FCA Hockey App” which will be released globally on May 4th! All the details of the App as well as the cool features will be shared in the coming weeks… so stay tuned!

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Knights Historic 2021-22 Season Comes to a Close

Alexandria, MN (Mar 26, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected] The Northstar Knights 2021-22 game season has officially come to a close. Looking back on the past 6…

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18U Knights Defend Title as Dixon Cup Champions, 16U Knights Fall Short in Semifinal Shootout

Troy, MI (Feb 22, 2022)  For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected] The Northstar Knights traveled to Detroit, Michigan for the much anticipated NAPHL playoffs. The 18U…

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Strong Goaltending and High Powered Offense the Recipe for Success at the Knights Showcase

After an excellent weekend of hockey at the Northstar Knights Showcase, The Northstar Knights 16U and 18U teams both went a perfect 3-0 this past weekend. 

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Trio of 18U Knights Make Junior Debuts Over Break

The 18U Northstar Knights had 3 players play for their next year’s junior teams over Christmas break.

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Northstar Knights Honoring Alexandria Police and Fire Departments with Annual Charity Games

Jan 28 – 30 the Northstar Knights will be honoring the Alexandria Police and Fire Departments by hosting our annual charity games, auction and reception for our police officers and fire fighters.

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Knights Sending 6 Representatives to NAPHL All-Star Game in Blaine

Ahead of their NAPHL Showcase in Blaine, MN this weekend, 6 Northstar Knights players and 1 coach received the invite to play in the NAPHL All-Star game.

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Talon Sigurdson, Leading Goal Scorer in NAHL, Commits to Arizona State

Northstar Knights Alumni, Talon Sigurdson, has committed to Arizona State University.

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Northstar Knights See 9 Players Sign Tenders in NAHL

The Northstar Knights had 9 players sign tenders with NAHL organizations so far this season.

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3 New Members Added To Northstar Board of Directors

NorthStar is announcing the following additions to their board of directors.

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16’s Face Tough Competitions, 18’s Offense Continues Its Dominance

The Northstar Knights 16U and 18U teams took on the Des Moines Buccaneers over the weekend.

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Knights 16U Gaining Traction, 18U Lose First Game of The Season

The Northstar Knights faced off against Team North Dakota over the weekend with the 16U team going undefeated and the 18U going 1-1.

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16’s Rebound on Sunday, 18’s Remain Undefeated

The Northstar Knights played a home-and-home series over the weekend against the Minnesota Blue Army.

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Knights Have Strong Showing at Fargo Force Showcase

The NorthStar Knights had a great showing this past weekend at the Fargo Force Showcase.

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NorthStar Knight’s Alumni, Jacob Stender, Commits to Minnesota State

Northstar Christian Academy Alumni, Jakob Stender, has committed to Minnesota State University.

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2021-21 Northstar Knights Season Preview Sept. 14th, 2021

The Northstar Knights, located at Northstar Christian Academy in Alexandria, MN are entering their 4th season as a program.

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Four Knights Drafted in USHL Phase II Draft

  The Northstar Knights are happy to announce that four players from this year's 18U program were selected in this week's United States Hockey League Phase II Draft.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hockey Announces Recipient of Inaugural John Olver Character Award

  NorthStar Academy head coach John Olver was honored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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Knights to host Military Appreciation Game

The Northstar Knights would like to announce that they will be hosting their Third Annual Charity Game and Jersey Auction on Saturday, May 8 at 7:30 pm at the Northstar Sports Complex.

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Knights Shine in NAPHL Postseason Awards

The North American Prospect Hockey League's postseason awards came out this week, and there was no shortage of Northstar Knights.

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The Ripple Effect

When someone hears the words “ripple effect”, they’re probably inclined to think about the ripples moving out in circles when you drop a rock in the water.

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A Powerful Prayer – Northstar Knights win in more ways than one

(Frisco, TX) Alexandria's Northstar Knights continue to prove that they are a definite force in 18U hockey on a national scale, but it's what they are doing after the whistle that's drawing even more attention. 

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Laubach headed to Mankato, third Knight going Division I

Reese Laubach committed to Minnesota State University-Mankato after recording 38 points in 30 games.

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Former Knights Olson, Albers commit to Liberty

The Northstar Knights are happy to announce that 2020 graduates Nate Albers (forward, McKinney, TX) and Truett Olson (forward, Alexandria, MN) have committed to play ACHA D1 ice hockey at Liberty University.

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U16 Coach Tim Jackman Shares His Faith Story

“He kept talking to me and trying to help me. And before you knew it, I couldn't keep any of my junk in anymore. I didn’t need another coach in my life.

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Knight Vision Oct. 2020 | Newsletter

Be sure to read the latest edition of Knight Vision for October 2020 and keep up to date on all the happenings with the Northstar Knights! [pdf-embedder url="https://www.northstarknights.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/KnightVisionOct2020-2-1.pdf"…

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16U Knights go 3-1 in USHL Fall Classic

GREEN BAY, WI - The Northstar Knights 16U team made the trip to the home of the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field for the 2020 USHL Fall Classic. Despite their first year as a program, the Knights proved they can run with the big dogs, going 3-1 on the…

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Knights U18’s win USHL Fall Classic

GREEN BAY, WI - After a hectic week that included game cancellations, schedule changes, and last minute travel adjustments, the Northstar Knights 18U team  showed that regardless of the location or opponent, they come ready to play! The team…

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Strinden Commits to North Dakota

  The Northstar Knights are pleased to announce that Ben Strinden (Fargo, ND), Class of 2021, has committed to the University of North Dakota. Strinden, a forward, is the first player in Knights history to commit to an NCAA Division I program.…

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Knights Announce 2020-21 U18 Prep Roster

The Northstar Christian Academy Knights are pleased to announce their roster for the upcoming 2020-21 season. The Knights return eight players from last year’s Dixon Cup runner-up team, a team that won 50 games and reached number 10 in the country…

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Knights Announce Inaugural U16 Roster

The Northstar Christian Academy Knights are pleased to announce their roster for the inaugural U16 season. After the success of the Knights program in its first two years, we are looking forward to impacting even more players here at Northstar both…

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Four Knights Selected in 2020 NAHL Draft

The North American Hockey League held their annual entry draft this week, albeit later than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, four Northstar Knights were among those selected. The four picked include 2019 graduates Joey Dosan…

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Galiardi Joins Knights Coaching Staff

Will serve as 18U Associate Head Coach, Associate Hockey Director The Northstar Knights would like to announce the addition of Rylan Galiardi as the Associate Head Coach of the 18U program, as well as the title of Associate Hockey Director. He will…

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Two Knights selected in USHL Draft

For the first time in program history, two Knights players were selected in the United States Hockey League Phase II Draft this past Tuesday. Forward Ben Strinden (Fargo, ND) was selected in the sixth round, 82nd overall by the Muskegon Lumberjacks,…

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18 Knights Named to NAPHL Honor Roll

The North American Prospects Hockey League released their postseason honors this week, and the Northstar Knights showed that their success in the classroom matches their success on the ice. 18 Knights were named to the NAPHL Honor Roll for meeting…

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Northstar Knights Hockey to Host Jersey Auction to Support LifeRight Outreach

Rick Randazzo FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/4/20 Northstar Knights Hockey 443-404-1747 [email protected] Northstar Knights Hockey to Host Jersey Auction to Support LifeRight Outreach Fundraiser Featuring Limited Edition “Jesus Jerseys” Alexandria, MN:…

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Knights fall in Dixon Cup Championship

Knights fall in Dixon Cup Championship The Northstar Knighs traveled to Troy, Michigan over the long weekend to compete for the NAPHL Dixon Cup Championship. After going undefeated through the semifinals, the Knights fell to Meijer AAA in the final…

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Knights Announce Schedule Change for March 20-21 Weekend

The Northstar Knights would like to announce a schedule change for their final weekend series of the 2019-20 season.   WAS:  March 20, 7:00 p.m. vs. Shattuck St. Mary’s U18 AAA  - Faribault, MN March 21, 7:00 p.m. vs. Shattuck St. Mary’s U18…

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Knights jump to top-ten ranking for first time in team history

In the latest MyHockey Rankings for the week of Jan.15, the Northstar Knights have secured the position as the #10 U18 Tier I AAA team in the United States. This is the first time in program history that the Knights have cracked the top ten.  The…

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Knights Sweep CarShield to kick off 2020

The Northstar Knights started the second half of the season the same way they started the first half, a sweep over CarShield AAA. The Knights traveled to St. Louis to secure a 5-1 and 5-2 win. Saturday afternoon's game got off to a rough but solid…

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Knights to add U15/U16 high school team for 2020-21 season

Northstar Christian Academy has officially announced that they will be fielding a U15/U16 high school team for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. With the rapid success of their now two year old prep team, the Knights are looking forward to building…

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Knights sweep Power going into break

The Northstar Knights started off their Thanksgiving break on a high note with two wins over the Sioux Falls Power. Saturday's game yielded a score of 3-1, as did Sunday's game. The first game of the series was scoreless all throughout the first…

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The Junior Hockey Podcast: A Leap of Faith Led to Top-Level Hockey Program

Northstar Christian Academy Hockey Director Rick Randazzo was recently featured in an article for The Junior Hockey Podcast, "A Leap of Faith Led to Top-Level Hockey Program." Randazzo talks about the formation of FCA Hockey, the 50 States 50 Cities…

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Knights split with Rink Hockey Academy in Weekend Series

Bemidji, MN/Grand Forks, ND - The Northstar Knights traveled this weekend for a pair of neutral site games against the Rink Hockey Academy from Winnipeg. After falling to RHA on Saturday, the Knights rebounded Sunday for a weekend split. Saturday's…

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Knights take two against Des Moines, Jump to 25-0

ALEXANDRIA - The Northstar Knights Hockey Team continued their winning streak after a weekend homestand. With the Des Moines Buccaneers AAA in town, the Knights captured both games to get their record to a sparkling 25-0. Saturday night's game Got…

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NAPHL moves Northstar Christian Academy to Tier I Conference

NAPHL moves Northstar Christian Academy to Tier I Conference Last year’s Prep Division Champions to join 18U Tier I Conference effective immediately Contact: Alex Kyrias Director of Communications, Sales and Marketing (469) 252-3800…

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Knights Sweep Lancer Showcase, Improve Record to 23-0

The Northstar Knights continued their fantastic start to the season with another weekend sweep. The Knights traveled down to Omaha, Nebraska for the Lancer showcase and emerged 4-0 on the weekend. Friday's game pitted the Knights against the…

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Girls Hockey Camp 2019

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Graduation 2019

Graduation 2019 Congratulations Graduates!

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3 on 3 Hockey Camp

NorthStar is offering a 3 on 3 hockey camp this summer. The camp will run June 17 - August 8. Times, costs and more detailed information will be sent out Friday, April 12. The camp will conclude with a pizza party and fun activities on the indoor…

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Knights Win 40 th and 41 st Games of the season

Knights as the team swept Shattuck St. Mary’s U18 AAA team this past week-end… winning our 40 and 41st games of the season…. Knights Win 40 th and 41 st Games of the season ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (March 19, 2019) – The NorthStar Christian Academy Knights…

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Charity Hockey Jersey Auction Alexandria, MN.

For Immediate Release The NorthStar Knights are pleased to announce a charity Hockey Jersey Auction when they host the Pacific Hockey Academy on Sun Feb 17 at 3:00pm and Mon Feb 18at 10:00am in Alexandria, MN. All proceeds of this Auction…

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News post from the Rink Live

News post from the Rink Live... https://www.therinklive.com/video/a-new-minnesota-prep-hockey-school-is-dominating-the-competition-this-is-their-story/ excerpt: ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — In the heart of central Minnesota, a faith-based prep hockey…

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Knights Win Inaugural NAPHL Prep Championship

The Northstar Christian Academy Knights won all 5 games at the NAPHL Prep Championship in Troy Michigan over the weekend to secure the 1st ever NAPHL Prep Championship. The Knights won all 8 regular season games and then 5 additional playoff games…

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Knights Anderson recognized by NAPHL as top Defenseman after strong Showcase

Knights Junior Defenseman Luke Anderson broke out in December, doubling his previous three total points in league play in his first action this month and logging three straight multi-point showings along the way. The Northstar Knights continued to…

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Knights Sweep Shattuck St. Mary’s U18 AAA Team

The Northstar Knights won their 20th and 21st games of the season this weekend as they sweep the AAA U 18 Shattuck St. Mary’s team in Faribault, MN.  The wins extended the Knights unbeaten streak to 18 games, going 15-0-3. Game 1…

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Winning the ProStock Prep Tournament in Chicago!

Knights Win Prestigious ProStock Prep Invitational defeating Loyola Academy 4-0 in Final. Knights Undefeated in last 16 games (13-0-3) The first game of the tournament was a good test for the Knights as they faced off against the Saint Viator…

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MN Hockey Magazine Features Northstar Knights…

Check out the recent article in the Minnesota Hockey Magazine on the Northstar Sports Complex and the Knights program.  Amazing to see how the Lord has moved to open up the doors for this team to perform this year. …

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Knights Roll in Blaine, Win all 4 Games

The Northstar Knights extended their unbeaten streak to 10 games (9 wins and 1 tie) by sweeping all 4 games this past weekend at the NAPHL Showcase in Blaine, MN.     The Knights continued their dominance in league play, winning all 3 NAHL Prep…

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League Honors for Richards

18U Prep Apex Peak Performer (Offense) – Jens Richards, Northstar Academy No Prep skater found twine more than Richards in October, as the Detroit Lakes, MN native potted five tallies in four games to go along with three assists as he put up points…

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