The Rubicon

United advances to state semifinal after 2-0 win; Plus day 1 recap from the state tournament

Sophomore Sam Burke skates through the Alexandira crease. Burke scored the empty net goal that put the game out of reach at 2-0 with 30 seconds left for Alexandria.

Breandan Gibbons, Online Sports Editor

February 18, 2016

Terrific goaltending and gritty play gave St. Paul United a 2-0 win in their first game of the state tournament against the Alexandria Cardinals. Also a look at the three other Class A quarterfinals.

St. Paul United is back in “The Tourney” after 3-1 redemption win over South Saint Paul

St. Paul United is back in

Breandan Gibbons, Online Sports Editor

February 14, 2016

St. Paul United advanced to state after their 3-1 win over South Saint Paul in the section 4A championship game. This is the first time that any United team has won a section championship.

St. Paul United opens season with 11-2 win over Rochester Mayo

Sophomore Joie Phelps battles for a puck in the offensive zone. Phelps is third on the team with 38 points

Breandan Gibbons, Online Sports Editor

November 13, 2015

St. Paul United starts off season with 11-2 thrashing of Rochester Mayo.

Johnson and Peyton sign National Letters of Intent months before signing day

Seniors Dalante Peyton and Catherine Johnson sign their Nation Letter of Intent on Nov. 11. Johnson will attend the University of Minnesota Duluth to play hockey and Peyton will attend Winona State University to play basketball.

Clare Tipler, Sports Editor

November 12, 2015

Seniors Catherine Johnson and Dalante Peyton as they signed their National Letters of Intent months before National Signing day.

Girls’ Hockey loses to South St. Paul in hard fought section final

The student section was lined with signs made for various United players.

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor

February 13, 2015

The United Girls’ Hockey Team played in the section final on Feb. 12 at. St. Thomas Arena. After a hard fought game, the girls fell 1-2 to South St. Paul in overtime.

St. Paul United girls hockey ranked #9 in state

Junior Bridget Hoffmann faces off for the puck in the team's Nov. 29 victory over the Minneapolis Novas.

Mari Knudson, In-Depth Editor

November 30, 2014

St. Paul United hockey clenched a thrilling 2-1 victory over Orono at their home game on Nov.20. United battled  back after a goal scored by Orono early in the game, and tied it up with a shorthanded goal in the final minutes of the third period. Reinvigorated by the goal, United went on to win the...

Students notice how fall changes work

Junior Catherine Johnson helps fit a customer in hockey gear during her  shift at Total Hockey where she works helping hockey players find what they need for ice. “During the fall, all of the new products come in and they’re the most popular,” Johnson said.

Breandan Gibbons, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

The crispness in the air, the changing the leaves, and the transition into the school year, all signify change. For students who are employed this change is very apparent, as schedules change, and new products fly onto the racks. Twelve percent of SPA students are employed. Many work throughout the year...

New schedule proves to be successful

This year's block schedule has been a success, providing students with more time to complete assignments, absorb course material, and complete science labs.

Mari Knudson, In-Depth Editor

May 29, 2014

Almost an entire school year has passed with the new block schedule, and it’s hard for students to remember a time without it. The block schedule consists of eight total 75 minute class periods, four of which meet each day and alternate order on an eight day rotation. It also includes a 35 minute...

Q&A: Sophomore Catherine Johnson joins All-Tournament Team

Sophomore goalie Catherine Johnson blocks a shot at the state quarterfinal game against Proctor-Hermantown. Johnson was named a member of the All-Tournament team. “It’s such an honor, especially to represent SPA and be the only one to be placed there,” she said.

Emily Thissen, Staff Writer

March 14, 2014

Sophomore goalie Catherine Johnson was named a member of the Class A All-Tournament Team for Girls Hockey on Feb. 22 after the finals of the state tournament. Staff Writer Emily Thissen chatted with her about this recognition. Q: What does it mean to you to be part of the all tournament team? A: It’s such an h...

Girls Varsity Hockey’s wins raise high hopes for remainder of season

Sophomore goalie Catherine Johnson blocks a shot during a game against Holy Angels Academy and Richfield High School on Dec. 3.

Laura Slade, A&E Editor

January 8, 2014

With all new coaching staff and a younger varsity team, the Girls Hockey team has had to learn how to cope with changes. The United hockey team is a co-op between St. Paul Academy and Visitation School. Already this season they've won well over half of their games, including one against Breck School...

New head coach brings excitement to United Hockey

New Girls Hockey Coach David Cole started in youth sports and worked his way up to the National Hockey League before heading United
Hockey this winter. “I think that the team will love him and the assistant coaches because they are great people who really know how to
interact with their players,” senior girls hockey captain Alev Baysoy said.

Mari Knudson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2013

They waited. And waited. And now, finally, they have a coach. Finding a hockey coach is an important job, and the girls of United Hockey waited patiently. The St. Paul Academy and Summit School/Visitation co-op took their time replacing the head girls hockey coach Carrie Holldorf, who resigned at the...