Ryan Mielke's one smart 11-year-old.

In the waning minutes of every game in Da Beauty League, dozens of kids in hockey garb press against each railing at the Zamboni entrance inside Edina's Braemar Arena.

"Haula, Haula, Haula!!!" they scream, waving hats, shirts and Sharpies in desperate attempts to get NHLers to stop for an autograph. "Guentzel, Guentzel!!! Bjugstad! Parise!!! Buff!!!!"

But one night, Mielke and his friends noticed Nick Bjugstad and Erik Haula heading to a press box for radio interviews. So Mielke and his buddies hung there and patiently waited before swarming in.