Class AA Quarterfinal: Andover overmatches Rosemount

Huskies move on to semifinals against Hill-Murray Rosemount entered Thursday’s state tournament after winning their section as the No. 4 seed. So when they were matched up against a perennial powerhouse like Andover, they knew it would be an uphill battle, and it was. But the Irish stuck with the Huskies for the better parts […]

Class AA Quarterfinal: Avar’s last-second shot saves Skippers

Senior snipes second-period game-winning goal with one second left Lindzi Avar’s wrister above the shoulder of Maple Grove netminder Dani Strom with one second left in the second period was enough for top-ranked Minnetonka as they held on in the third period for a 2-1 quarterfinal win. They advance to Friday’s semifinal to face the […]

Class AA Quarterfinal: Pioneers charge past Rams

Relentless Pioneers down Rams 8-2 The Pioneers made an early statement this season with 12 straight wins. On Thursday afternoon they won their fourth straight playoff game with an 8-2 victory over Roseau. The No.2-seeded Pioneers got up early and never let their foot off the pedal, controlling the play much of the contest and […]

Tourney Time: Class AA field is wide open

It’s Tourney Time! 8 teams battle for high school hockey’s grand prize One hundred and sixty players who began their season with the hope of spending the last week of February in downtown St. Paul are living out their dream. Eight teams have infiltrated the hardscrabble streets of downtown St. Paul, hockey bags slung over […]

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 […]

Boys Hockey: Buffalo and the St. Cloud Crush both get upset wins; Rock Ridge wins in a seven period thriller

No. 2 Roseau falls to St. Cloud, No. 6 Buffalo upsets No.3 Sartell-St. Stephen Section 8AA Quarterfinal  No. 6 Seed Buffalo 2, No. 3 Seed Sartell-St. Stephen 0 The right side of the Section 8AA bracket may look a bit different than some expected, as two top seeds falter on Tuesday evening.  Buffalo’s Max Varner […]