SLP Hockey History

Oriole Alumni Accomplishments

All-Time Captains and Lists

Dec 2011 ALUMNI Game

Strapping it On
Visit and type St. Louis Park Boys Hockey Alumni and enter to Reconnect with the family!

St. Louis Park Boys Hockey Alumni - Facebook Group

Coach Tim Donahue

1987 Park Graduate
1992 Mankato State graduate took classes from SLP and Mankato coach Don Brose.
He has been a health teacher at the high school for over 15 years.
He coached the Bantam A and JV from 92-97 before taking the reigns from John Barger.
In Tim's first season he led the team to the section 5A title with a 8-5 win over BSM.
Long-time Assistants Paul Olson (SLP/84) and Donnie Williams coached 14 seasons with Tim.

Coached Orioles to
State in 1998 and 2003 and 20 win
season in 05-06.

Jake Fobbe State Champion Manager

Jake Fobbe with SLP HOF and Coach John Passolt 78' and Freshmen Josh Passolt
Long-Time Manager Wins 5th Consecutive State Championship

When you attend a St. Louis Park Boys Hockey practice or game over the last 11 years, there is one face you always see, manager Jake Fobbe. Fobbe began managing during the 02-03 season and and he now serves this years team, and he loves it.

On January 29th, 2012, in Golden Valley, Fobbe and his floor hockey team called the OMG Storm won their fifth consecutive state Special Olympics championship. ... Fobbe anchored the defense as he has over the last five seasons and recorded two shots on goal nearly scoring a goal. His teammates broke open a scoreless tie in the third period with four goals to give the Storm a 4-1 win.

The celebration was on. Fobbe's father, Dan has served as the teams coach over the years and was a little nervous as the game remained scoreless. "It is a great group of kids, I'm so happy for them."

Jake was the manager for the last Park state tourney appearance in 2003 and worked under Tim Donahue, Paul Olson, and Donnie Williams and was very happy to continue in his role with Shjon Podein taking over as head coach this year. His commitment to managing is fantastic as he walks 8-9 blocks home after nearly every practice or game regardless of the weather.

He is at the rink to help with jerseys, water bottles, any errands or needs the players or coaches have. He manages this years team with Paige Nagel (4th year) and Julia Rose (3rd year). He is a true St. Louis Park All-Star.

Coach Peter Zanna

State 48, 49, 53, 58
Section Runner Up 51, 52, 56, 57

3 NHL Draft Picks - Numerous D1 and D3 players

Over 70 Park players have gone on to play after high school
Andrew Sackrison (2006) was an all-state player for Park as a center who was one of 10 finalists for Mr. Hockey. Sackrison played 4 years at MSU-Mankato and was selected in the 5th round of the 2006 NHL draft by St. Louis Blues. Erik Rasmussen (1995) was Minnesota's Mr. Hockey his senior year and a three-time all-conference selection at Park. He played two years for the Minnesota Gophers and was a 1st round draft pick (7th overall) in the 1996 NHL draft. He played 8 years in the NHL and teaches hockey in the twin cities currently. Bryan Rasmussen (1992) was all-conference his senior year at SLP and led the Orioles to a runner-up finish to Edina in the Lake Conference. He was a true power forward who was selected in the 11th round of the NHL draft in 92 by the Edmonton Oilers before playing juniors and starring at St. Thomas. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brad Thompson (1999) was the leading scorer on the 1998 state tournament team who was all-state as a senior. He played four years at MSU-Mankato before playing 6 years in the minors in the CHL. David Martinson (2004) NCAA Division 3 Hobey Baker National Player of the Year at Gustavus in 2010. Helped lead the Gusties to 2nd place in NCAA D3 tourney. Goalie Josh Swartout (06) and Mitch Carlson (04) were teammates at Gustavus who were also All-Americans in 2010 and 2011. Bob Owen (1954) Alternative Captain of 1960 USA Olympic Gold Medal Winning Team. Owen was a star at Park who played in 1953 state tourney and played 4 years at Harvard (D1) These are just a handful of Park alumni, check out the three alumni Lists on these pages for complete lists of all-conference, captains, and players who played after high school

D3 Hobey Winner Dave Martinson

2004 Park Graduate

Coach Don Brose

Coach Mankato State 1969-2000
1958 Park Graduate - 12 Letters
SLP and Mankato State Hall of Famer.

Player/Coach at Concordia and began Mankato program in 1969. Member of SLP and National Coaches Hall of Fame.

ALUMNI with Tim Donahue

Last Game 2/11/2011
Long-time Head Coach Tim Donahue, celebrates 20 years behind the Orioles bench. This photo was taken at Donahue's, Donnie Williams and Paul Olson's last game after 14 Years - Donnie Williams is now Girls Varsity Coach along with long-time Assistant Jake Evers.

All-American Jim Mattson

Jimmy Mattson 1949 Grad
One of the top 50 Minnesota Gophers of All-Time, Jim was All-State at SLP as a senior in 1949, and played goalie in the state tourney in 1948 and 1949 for SLP. For 45 years he held the state tourney record for saves in a game. The goaltender was a First-Team All-American at the U of M in 1952 and 1953 and played 15 years in the minors.


The 2011-12 Season marks the 66th season of hockey at St. Louis Park. With 6 state appearances, 4 runner-up appearances, and numerous 2nd place conference finishes, the Oriole family strives for success on and off the ice.

Erik Rasmussen

1995 Mr. Hockey - Gopher and 1st Round Pick
Minnesota's Mr. Hockey in 1995

1995 Park Graduate Erik letterd 4 years at Park and led the team to two runner-up Lake Conference finishes in 1992 and 1993. He was a three-time all-conference selection at Park.

He played two years at the U of M on a hockey scholarship and was selected in the first round (7th overal) by the Buffalo Sabres in 1996. He was the highest drafted Minnesotan in 14 years when the Sabres drafted him.

Played 8 Years in NHL and resides in the twin cities currently

1958 Team 14-0-4 4th in State

Bob Reith All-State in 58
Led by Bob Reith, Don Brose, and Vern Jarosak the Irioles were 14-0-4 and ranked #2 enteringstate tourney where the polished off Duluth East 5-1 in the quarterfinals on their way to a fourth place finish. Reith was all-state and played at U of M briefly before becoming a pro golfer. Brose played and coached at Concordia (Moorhead) before starting the MankatoState program and coaching from 1969-2000. Bob Reith and Brose are members of the Park Hall of Fame and Brose Mankato Hall of Famer. Jarosak is regarded as the equal talent.

Bob Owen 1954 Graduate

Captain 1960 USA Gold Medal Team
Played at Harvard - Park's Olympian Member a key member of 1953 state tourney team with Terry Bartholme and Lefty Wright.

Alumni Letter

Alumni Information
(1)Check out for current team info

(2) Over 200 ALUMNI are MEMBERS of the Official SLP Hockey Alumni Group. It is FREE to JOIN THE ALUMNI GROUP!

Click on LINK above to visit and LOG IN (FREE)

Then type "St. Louis Park Boys Hockey Alumni" and hit ENTER to find alumni group - Then REQUEST to JOIN and YOU will be accepted to see tons of pictures, old videos of 1978 and 1987 team. 35 OLD PHOTOS - YOU CAN ALSO Ask questions and reconnect with old FRIENDS. TELL OTHERS PLEASE ABOUT THE SITE.

(3) Please look though alumni lists and email
with additions or corrections

There are many lists



St. Louis Park Alumni David Martinson, 2004 Park graduate and 2011 Gustavus Adolphus College grad was named Division III Hockey's 2010 Player of the Year! This is the Hobey Baker Award for USA. CONGRATS

In addition, 3 St. Louis Park Alumni were named to the 2009-10 and 2010-11 RBK Hockey Division III Men's All-American teams for both seasons.

David Martinson - 1st Team All-American
Josh Swartout - 2nd Team All-American (06 grad)
Mitch Carlson - 2nd Team All-American (06 grad)

Congratulations to all three :)
This is the first time ONE high school had multiple All-Americans.
St. Louis Park H.S. salutes your accomplishments!