Juniors/High School: In 2011-12, played in eight games for the Bay State Breakers of the EJHL under David McCauley before being traded to Corpus Christi of the NAHL where appeared in two games for head coach Justin Quenneville spent the 2010-11 season playing for the Colorado Rampage of the Midget AAA Tier I Elite Hockey League under Andrew Sherman played three seasons of prep hockey for head coach Dave Nelson at Holy Family captained the Fire in 2009-10 and won the team's MVP award twice earned All-Wright County Conference honors in all three of his seasons at Holy Family holds Holy Family school records for minutes played, saves, and shutouts.
Personal: Undecided on a major honor student and member of the National Honor Society in high school favorite hobbies include fishing, golfing, and playing baseball most memorable sports thrill was winning Little Falls Tournament MVP for Holy Family in 2007-08 son of Sandy and Rob LaPrade father, Rob, served as a Minnesota hockey team physician and team orthopedist from 1996 to 2010 born August 6, 1992.
Around the Dasher: A.J. Michaelson
A native of Apple Valley, Minn., Michaelson has appeared in 83 games for the Maroon & Gold with 12 points (five goals, seven assists).
Okposo, Boyd Net Pro Hat Tricks
Kyle Okposo and Nick Leddy combined for seven points including Okposo's second career hat trick on Sunday.
`U' Falls in Series Finale
Minnesota (14-13-0 overall, 9-3-0-0 Big Ten) hits the road next weekend with a two-game series at Michigan State.