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The Full Nelson

  • 'Here I am'

  • By MN Lax Hub staff 06/13/2013, 11:45pm CDT
  • Eden Prairie sophomore Sean Patterson announces his arrival in semifinal win over White Bear Lake
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  • Brooks and run

  • By MN Lax Hub staff 06/11/2013, 9:00pm CDT
  • Brooks Armitage back in top form as No. 1-ranked Eden Prairie roars past Rochester Mayo
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  • No stopping Mac attack

  • By MN Lax Hub staff 06/04/2013, 12:15pm CDT
  • Eastview's Ryan McNamara scores stunning 12 goals in section championship win over Eagan
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  • Perfect, yet flawed

  • By MN Lax Hub staff 05/23/2013, 12:00pm CDT
  • No. 1 Eden Prairie completes unbeaten regular season with error-filled win over defending champ Eastview
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  • Mood swings

  • By MN Lax Hub staff 05/09/2013, 11:00am CDT
  • Rivalry between No. 2-ranked Eastview and No. 3 Eagan takes an unexpected turn
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  • Red Knights on rebound

  • By Loren Nelson, MN Lax Hub editor 04/25/2013, 3:30pm CDT
  • Robbie Lance scores five goals as No. 9-ranked Benilde-St. Margaret's outlasts Mahtomedi
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  • Eagles debut in style

  • By MN Lax Hub staff 04/16/2013, 11:45pm CDT
  • No. 2-ranked Eden Prairie roars past No. 3 Benilde-St. Margaret's in season opener
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  • Plowing forward

  • By Loren Nelson, MN Lax Hub editor 04/14/2013, 11:45pm CDT
  • 2013 season underway, barely, despite wintry conditions
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  • One more final exam

  • By MN Lax Hub and Star Tribune staff 06/05/2012, 1:11pm CDT
  • Brooks Armitage scores five goals to help Eden Prairie reach title game for fourth time
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  • Bengals bounce back

  • By Loren Nelson, MN Lax Hub editor 05/29/2012, 11:56am CDT
  • Blaine rallies from early six-goal deficit to beat Mahtomedi, reach Section 4 title game
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  • Bears mark their territory

  • By Loren Nelson, MN Lax Hub Editor 05/04/2012, 11:27am CDT
  • White Bear Lake proves it belongs with state's elite with win over No. 8 Maple Grove
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  • Red Knights try Plan B

  • By Loren Nelson, MN Hockey Hub editor 04/23/2012, 9:56am CDT
  • Benilde-St. Margaret's forced to revamp lineup after losing top two scorers for season
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Loren Nelson


MN Lax Hub managing editor Loren Nelson has been a sports journalist for more than 20 years.

He has worked at news organizations in southern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida and California. Nelson has won numerous local, state and national awards for his column, enterprise and feature writing on topics ranging from pee wees to the pros, including Stanley Cup runs by the Tampa Bay Lightning and Anaheim Ducks.

A sports editor for much of his career, Nelson has overseen departments that consistently have produced sections that rank among the best in the nation as judged by the Associated Press Sports Editors.