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Maple Grove

Regular Season 2012-2013

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Gary Stefano

HEAD COACH (17th Season, 234-142-26; 22nd Season Overall)

Phone: 612-865-0966

Team Info

Section: 5AA
Conference: Northwest Suburban
Enrollment: 2,142
Nickname: Crimson
Colors: Crimson, Gold
Assistant coaches: Josh Hicks, Chris Dopp, Justin Strunk, Adam Hauser, Todd Bergland
Home Ice: Maple Grove Community Center, Maple Grove
State Tournament Appearances: 2012 (Class AA)
2011-12 Record: 24-4-2
Team Website: Maple Grove Crimson

Maple Grove Names New Head Coach


Coach Starkey

Tom Starkey, a Maple Grove Senior High alumnus and experienced hockey coach, has been named the new head hockey coach for the Crimson.

As a Maple Grove Senior High student, Starkey played hockey the first year the school opened. Starkey, a 2000 graduate of Maple Grove was the captain of the Crimson in his senior season and holds several Crimson records including most hat tricks in one season (4) in 1997-1998 and a shared record of most goals in one game (4). He is fourth on the career scoring leaders list with 62 goals and 59 assists.

He continued his hockey career with the US Air Force Academy, a Division 1 school. He graduated from the academy with a degree in business management and became a 2nd Lieutenant, US Air Force Officer.

More recently, Starkey served as junior varsity and varsity assistant coach for Wayzata Public Schools. He will start his new position this summer.


Coach Nycholat

Joining Coach Starkey as Assistant Coach is former professional hockey defenseman Lawrence Nycholat, who played in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers, Washington Capitals, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and the Colorado Avalanche.

Recent Maple Grove News

Tom Starkey hired at Maple Grove

04/14/2013, 1:15pm CDT
By Star Tribune

New coach played for Crimson, graduating in 2000

Cougars on cruise control

02/27/2013, 10:30am CST
By Justin Magill, MN Hockey Hub staff

Section 5AA semifinals: Hans Gorowsky scores three goals to lead Centennial past Maple Grove

Three's a crowd

02/21/2013, 10:00am CST
By Loren Nelson, MN Hockey Hub Editor

Section 5AA preview: Maple Grove figures to challenge top seeds Blaine, Centennial

  • Passing fancy

  • 12/21/2012, 1:30am CST , By FSN
  • Highlights: Hans Gorowsky finishes give-and-go to help No. 9 Centennial ease past Maple Grove
  • Read More
  • Close call

  • 12/13/2012, 11:00pm CST , By FSN
  • Highlights: Justin Bader's overtime goal lifts No. 3 Minnetonka over Maple Grove
  • Read More
  • 34
  • Night of firsts

  • 11/23/2012, 6:15am CST , By Loren Nelson, MN Hockey Hub editor
  • Wayzata's youth movement begins with celebration-filled win over Maple Grove
  • Read More

Recent Maple Grove News

Tom Starkey hired at Maple Grove

04/14/2013, 1:15pm CDT
By Star Tribune

New coach played for Crimson, graduating in 2000

Cougars on cruise control

02/27/2013, 10:30am CST
By Justin Magill, MN Hockey Hub staff

Section 5AA semifinals: Hans Gorowsky scores three goals to lead Centennial past Maple Grove

Three's a crowd

02/21/2013, 10:00am CST
By Loren Nelson, MN Hockey Hub Editor

Section 5AA preview: Maple Grove figures to challenge top seeds Blaine, Centennial

  • Passing fancy

  • 12/21/2012, 1:30am CST , By FSN
  • Highlights: Hans Gorowsky finishes give-and-go to help No. 9 Centennial ease past Maple Grove
  • Read More
  • Close call

  • 12/13/2012, 11:00pm CST , By FSN
  • Highlights: Justin Bader's overtime goal lifts No. 3 Minnetonka over Maple Grove
  • Read More
  • 34
  • Night of firsts

  • 11/23/2012, 6:15am CST , By Loren Nelson, MN Hockey Hub editor
  • Wayzata's youth movement begins with celebration-filled win over Maple Grove
  • Read More

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