Author Archives: Lets Play Hockey

Grand Rapids looks to replicate their 2017 title run; Mahtomedi makes it three straight state trips

Grand Rapids comes back from a 2-0 deficit to take down Andover in double overtime Section 7AA No. 1 Seed Grand Rapids 3, No. 2 Seed Andover 2 Seth Carlson scored two huge goals for Grand Rapids as the Thunderhawks head back to the State Tournament for the first time since winning the title in […]


“When a group of people commits to something bigger than themselves, dreams come true” Elk River/Zimmerman wins Section 8AA as No. 4 seed The Elk River/Zimmerman Elks haven’t made a trip to the State Tournament since 2005, but on Wednesday, that all changed.  It’s not too often in Minnesota High School hockey there’s a fourth […]

Southwest Christian/Richfield keep on dancing into Finals; St. Thomas Academy and Cretin-Derham Hall have rematch from last years Section Final

  The defending state champions Mahtomedi move one step closer to a third straight state tourney appearance  No. 1 Seed Mahtomedi 6, No. 5 Seed St. Paul Academy and Summit School 0 The defending state champions move one step closer to getting a chance for a repeat. The Zephyrs took down St. Paul Academy and […]

Pick Your Frozen Faceoff Contest Returns in 2024

Predict the Frozen Faceoff participants and champion to win free tickets and hotel for the 2025 NCHC Frozen Faceoff SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), Xcel Energy Center and Visit Saint Paul are once again offering fans the opportunity to win the complete 2025 Frozen Faceoff experience as the “Pick Your […]

Hill-Murray blocks their way to state title game

Pioneers advance to state final behind Zhan’s 36 saves Grace Zhan stopped 36 shots, many of them point blank attempts, and the Hill-Murray defense did their share of blocking shots as well as the Hill-Murray Pioneers defeated Andover 3-1 Friday in the Class AA semifinals.  The Huskies outplayed the Pioneers for two periods, but they […]

The Hornets keep on buzzin’ into the state title game

The top-seeded Minnetonka Skippers and the fourth-seeded Edina Hornets meet again  By: Jackson Boline The two rivals face off for their third matchup, but this game means much more than just another win or loss. The Skippers won the first meeting early in the season, and the Hornets got their revenge later in the year, […]

The quest for a three-peat stays alive for Warroad after overtime win against Proctor/Hermantown

Taylor Reese gets the game-winning goal as Warroad sneaks by Proctor/Hermantown in overtime No. 4 Seed Warroad 1, No. 5 Seed Proctor/Hermantown 0 Warroad (19-8-0) returns to The X in search of a third straight Class A State Championship. The Warriors start their search for a three-peat against Proctor/Hermantown (18-8-2). The Mirage last faced the […]

Holy Angels shows their dominance against Luverne in State Quarterfinal win

GIRLS HOCKEY CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENT By: Jackson Boline Bella LaMere scores a third-period natural hat trick as the Academy of Holy Angels takes down Luverne No. 1 Seed Academy of Holy Angels 6, Luverne 1 The top-seeded Academy of Holy Angels (21-3-3) faced off with Luverne (17-10-0) in the Quarterfinal round of the State […]

Dodge County speeds past Fergus Falls and advances to the semifinals against Orono

GIRLS HOCKEY CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENT By: Jackson Boline Carstensen scores twice as the Wildcats keep dancing in the State Tournament No. 3 Seed Dodge County 2, Fergus Falls 0 Dodge County makes a trip to St. Paul after four straight section final losses. The Wildcats faced Fergus Falls, who made their third State Tournament […]

Orono moves on after win over Willmar in State Quarterfinal round

Girls Hockey Class A State Tournament By: Jackson Boline Quarterfinal Round  No. 2 Seed Orono 4, Willmar 1 The No. 2 Seed Orono Spartans (20-6-1) return to the State Tournament for the third straight year, matching up with Willmar (20-7-0), a random draw.   Orono who ranked No. 2A in our Let’s Play Hockey rankings to […]