Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 10:30 am  to  11:30 am

Cloquet Public Library
320 14th St
Cloquet, MN 55720

(218) 879-1531

Cloquet and surrounding communities have contributed mightily to Minnesota’s sports history.  Hockey players Corey Millen and Jamie Langenbruner were both valued players on Olympic teams.  Learn more detail about Patrick’s interview with Corey and other northern Minnesota athletes!

The port city of Duluth has a storied athletic history in hockey, ski jumping, speedskating, nordic skiing, rowing, and running at the national and Olympic level.  Patrick Mader’s two volumes on Minnesota athletes who competed at the Olympics include speedskater Anna Ringsred, rower Dave Krmpotich, biathlete Carolyn Treacy, runner Kara Wheeler, and nordic skier George Hovland.  Join us as we discuss not only Duluth’s amazing athletes but also those from the neighboring Iron Range.

The Iron Range has supplied many outstanding hockey players and curlers to the U. S. Olympic team: John Mayasich, Willard Ikola, Andre Gambucci, and Mark Pavelich of Eveleth; John Harrington, Matt Cullen, and Steve Sertich of Virginia; Jared Zezal and Jack Petroske of Hibbing; Bill Baker of Grand Rapids; John Shuster of Chisholm; Shawn Rojeski from Biwabik; and Jeff Isaacson of Gilbert.

William “Buzz” Schneider was an instrumental player on the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” gold medal-winning hockey team. A respected teammate and alternate captain, Buzz was a prolific scorer on the team. The victory over the Soviet Union is still referred to as America’s greatest sports memory.

Come learn about these remarkable Rangers and other Minnesota athletes who have proudly been part of our state’s rich heritage in the Olympic Games. A multi-media event with a question-and-answer period after the presentation have engaged and entertained library patrons across the state.

Chisholm native Joel Maturi, former University of Minnesota Athletic Director, wrote the foreword of one of Patrick’s 400-page, full color, coffee-table sized books.

Corey Millen also played in the NHL   Kara Wheeler is a World Championship medalist    Carolyn Treacy, 2006 Olympian