Saturday, February 28, 2009

TRF Jumps Out Early To Defeat Park Rapids; Bemidji Comes Back Late To Net 3-2 Thriller On Max Hazelton's Goal At :46 Left In 3rd

All Games At The Gardens Arena In Warroad, Minnesota


First period — 1. TRF, Kent Peterson (Jacob Malwitz, Lucas Dillon) 3:29; 2. TRF, Dillon (Peterson) 7:05; 3. TRF, Dillon (Kevin Lunke) 11:24
Second period — 4. TRF, Jesse Castle (Tyler Aandel, Matt Audette) 6:11; 5. PR, Ian Johnson (Tucker Coborn, Sam Coborn) 15:06
Third period — 6. PR, S. Coborn (T. Coborn) 12:09; 7. TRF, Aandel (Matt Lindquist, Castle) 16:50
Goalie saves — TRF: Zane Gothberg 7-6-8 — 21; PR: Brady Yrjo 6-9-15 — 30


First period — 1. B, Luke Burns (Lucas Phillips, Kris Maggert) 3:25; 2. LOW, Shae Pepera (Cody Hasbargen, Joncarlo Westerlund) 3:50
Second period — 3. LOW, Pepera (Chad Reed, Westerlund) 6:19;
Third period — 4. B, Jesse Nemgar (Jared Berquist) 11:22; 5. Max Hazelton (Rylee Curb) 16:14
Goalie saves — B: Derek Dudgeon 6-6-9— 21; LOW: Alex Lyon 12-16-8 — 36

Semifinals On Saturday, February 28, 2009:
Crookston vs. Warroad, 7 p.m.

Semifinals On Monday March 2, 2009:
Thief River Falls vs. Bemidji, 7 p.m.

Championship Game On Thursday, March 5, 2009:
Semifinal Winners, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Warrior Express Continues .. Nelson / D. Shaugabay Net Hat Tricks; Crookston Comes From Behind Late To Edge EGF In 2009 Section 8A Tourney Finals


First period — 1. Brock Nelson (Chris Sylvester, Nick Stoskopf) 10:35; 2. Micky Knox (Sylvester) 14:50; 3. Dane Shaugabay (Carson Gray) 16:09; 4. Dane Shaugabay (Brock Nelson, Tai Larson) 16:19
Second period — 5. Dane Shaugabay (Brett Hebel) 1:30; 6. Knox (Michael Pieper, Jason Goldsmith) 4:12; 7. Brock Nelson (Dane Shaugabay, Hebel) 4:43; 8. Hebel (Brock Nelson) 8:23; 9. Adam Shaugabay (Aaron Rasmusson) 14:39
Third period — 10. Brock Nelson (Nick Stoskopf, David Nelson) 12:05; 11. David Nelson (Sylvester) 12:05
Goalie saves — KC: Alex Chaput 11-7-8 — 25; W: Jason Goldsmith 2-4-1 — 7


First period — 1. C, Alan Mart (Zach Mercil, Alex Edevold) 4:15; 2. C, Jarret Butenhoff (Cody Holtman, Brady Langlois) 9:59
Second period — 3. EGF, Jake Useldinger (Macauley Useldinger) 9:17
Third period —4. EGF, Casey Ristau (Nick Ohman) 16:22; 5. EGF, Justin Kahl (Brendan Mochoruk) 7:51; 6. C, Mercil (Mark Bittner) 10:34; 7. C, Morgan Terpstra (Langlois) 12:05
Goalie saves — C: Matt Grove 8-13-9 — 30; EGF: Kyle Storbakken 10-10-10 — 30

Today’s quarterfinals

Park Rapids vs. Thief River Falls, 6 p.m.; Lake of the Woods vs. Bemidji, 8:15 p.m

Thursday, February 26, 2009

State Record? Warroad Star From '48 Scored 12 Goals In Game .. Max Oshie Earned All-Tourney Honors In '48 MN State Tournament At St. Paul Auditorium

Courtesy of Star-Tribune:

By: Paul Walsh

(Photo Courtesy of

Move over John Mayasich.

Your official state record for most goals in a boys high school hockey game is about to fall. And it's not even close.

Max Oshie, a star forward for the Warroad Warriors, scored 12 goals in a game on Jan. 6, 1948, as his squad defeated Thief River Falls 16-2, according to a news account of the contest.

That collection of four hat tricks easily tops what was thought to be the record of seven goals scored by Eveleth's Mayasich in a state tournament semifinal game in 1951.

Turns out, Mayasich said today, that seven was never really his highest one-game record anyway. He said he scored 11 goals in a 23-0 thumping of visiting Duluth Central in 1950. And it's a feat that he is not proud of, saying, "You should never do that against a team. It's embarrassing."

As for that and other moments of greatness, Mayasich shrugs them off. "I don't have anything, articles or anything, about records in high school," he said in a telephone interview from Eveleth.

"I don't consider them my records. I had good linemates and a good team."

Just this season, three other players scored seven in a game: Ben Hanowski of Little Falls, Michael Unzen of Moose Lake and Dan Billiar of Mankato East.

When it comes to verifying Oshie's goal barrage as the certifiable record, Ellen Giloy of the Minnesota State High School League said, "I would probably just need a copy of the clipping" from the Warroad Pioneer, adding that the MSHSL considers newspaper reports as "sound sources" for determining records.

Giloy said how the MSHSL collects records is simple. "The only way we hear about them is when people report them."

The Pioneer's coverage of Oshie's remarkable game came to the attention of after one of his classmates read Monday's online report about this season's trio of seven-goal scorers.

In the game, played outdoors in Warroad, Oshie scored 11 of his goals against Thief River Falls netminder Ralph Engelstad. Yes, that's the same person whose name adorns the lavish hockey arena at the University of North Dakota.

While Oshie died in 2006 at age 78, his legacy lives on in the NHL. Great-nephew T.J. Oshie, a standout at Warroad in high school and North Dakota in college, plays for the St. Louis Blues.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Warroad Rolls Into Section 8A Tournament

If Warroad High School had any perceived weakness entering this boys hockey season, it was in goal. Senior Jason Goldsmith, with just two periods of varsity action to his credit entering the season, erased any doubts in a hurry with three shutouts in Warroad’s first four games.

Courtesy Of Grand Forks Herald
By: Virg Foss

WARROAD, Minn. — If Warroad High School had any perceived weakness entering this boys hockey season, it was in goal.

Senior Jason Goldsmith, with just two periods of varsity action to his credit entering the season, erased any doubts in a hurry with three shutouts in Warroad’s first four games.

The steady play of Goldsmith (1.55 goals-against average, .911 save percentage) and the dynamic top line of juniors Brock Nelson and Brett Hebel and senior Dane Shaugabay are among the reasons why the Warriors are favored to repeat as Minnesota Section 8 champion.

The Warriors, 23-2, enter Thursday’s section quarterfinals at The Gardens Arena in Warroad with a 13-0 record at home, the No. 1 seed in the section and a 10-0 record against Section 8A opponents this season.

“Our record doesn’t surprise me,” Goldsmith said. “I think it surprised everyone else in the section and in the state, because they thought we lost a lot of guys from last year and would be down this year. We took that as momentum for us going into this year.”

It’s worked.

Goldsmith has provided the steady goaltending coach Albert Hasbargen was looking for. The power line of Nelson (35 goals), Shaugabay (25) and Hebel (17) has combined for 77 goals, more than three a game.

Newcomer Joey Olson has joined defensive holdovers Tai Larson, Eric Milbridge, Michael Pieper and Carson Gray to provide help in front of Goldsmith. Chris Sylvester (17 goals) and Micky Knox (13) have helped balance the attack.

“Our scoring has been spread out pretty good,” Hasbargen said. “Even if one team tries to shut down one line, we have others who can score.”

The depth of Warroad extends to the coaching staff. Two of Hasbargen’s assistants, Bruce Olson and Dennis Fermoyle, have won Minnesota state titles as head coaches, joining Hasbargen in that distinction.

Nelson, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound center, is drawing considerable interest from college recruiters, though he says he’s always been a UND fan. He has not made a verbal commitment.

Nelson has more than doubled his goal output from last year (15) to this year.

“He just has a knack with the puck,” Hasbargen said. “He seems like he’s got stickem tape on both sides of his stick blade. He’s a kid who can find the twine, something you don’t coach.”

Warroad’s biggest challenge could come from No. 2 seed Thief River Falls, which lost 3-1 and 5-1 to Warroad this season. The Prowlers are spearheaded by the section’s top goalie in junior Zane Gothberg (1.49 average, .937 save percentage).

“Any time you’ve got a boy who can win a game by himself, that makes the team pretty dangerous,” Hasbargen said of Gothberg and the Prowlers.

Nelson said he expected a good season after the Warriors placed third in last year’s state tournament.

“We’ve had a lot of guys step up and play pretty awesome,” Nelson said. “Hopefully we can make it down to state again and win it all.”

The 2009 Section 8A Boy's Hockey Championship Brackets Set; Games Begin On Thursday, February 26 At The Gardens Arena In Hockeytown USA

Championship Rounds - At The Gardens Arena (Warroad)

Quarter-Final Round On Thursday, February 26, 2009:
#1 Warroad vs. #9 Kittson-Central, 6:00 PM
#4 Crookston vs. #5 East Grand Forks, 8:15 PM

Quarter-Final Round On Friday, February 27, 2009:
#2 Thief River Falls vs. #7 Park Rapids, 8:15 PM
#3 Bemidji vs. #6 Lake of the Woods, 6:00 PM

Semi-Finals Round On Saturday, February 28, 2009:
Winner #1 Warroad / #9 K-C vs. Winner #4 Crookston / #5 EGF, 7:00 PM

Semi-Finals Round On Monday, March 2, 2009:
Winner #2 TRF / #7 Park Rapids vs. Winner #3 Bemidji / #6 LOW, 7:00 PM

Championship Game On Thursday, March 5, 2009, 7:oo PM

LOW Blanks Bagley; Park Rapids Downs Walker-H-A; Kittson-Central Wins Thriller Over Red Lake Falls In Play-In Rounds 2009 Section 8A Tournament

First Round (play-in game):

(6) Lake of the Woods 9, (11) Bagley/Fosston 0

LOW: Cody Hasbargen 2 goals, 2 assists, Joncarlo Westerlund 1 goal, 2 assists
LOW: Travis Mollberg, Shae Pepera, & Justin Peters 1 goal, 1 assist each
LOW: Kyle Poolman 3 assists, Wade Holen, Braeden Beller, Josh Smart 1 goal each
LOW: Co-Shutout Alex Lyon (34M) 13 Saves Cody Carlson (17M) 1 Save
BF: Gavin Ross 43 Saves

(7) Park Rapids Area 8, (10) Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 2

(9) Kittson Central 5, (8) Red Lake Falls 4

KC: Craig Lindegard 2 goals, 2 assists, Nick Lindegard 1 goal, 4 assists
KC: Kellen Albrecht 2 goals, 1 assist
RLF: Luke Olsen 1 goal, 1 assist
RLF: Cody Hanson, Derrick Cardinal, Garrett Schmitz (pp) 1 goal each
KC: Alex Chaput 30 Saves RLF: Zach Page 25 Saves

Friday, February 20, 2009

2009 Section 8A Boy's Hockey Tournament; Preliminary Rounds @ Home Sites; Championships Rounds @ The Gardens Arena In Warroad, MN

Preliminary Round On February 24, 2009:

#9 Kittson-Central at #8 Red Lake Falls, 7 PM, Cardin-Hunt Arena
#11 Bagley-Fosston at #6 Lake of the Woods, 7 PM, Baudette Arena
#10 Walker-H-A at #7 Park Rapids, 7 PM, Park Rapids Comm Center

Championship Rounds - At The Gardens Arena (Warroad)

Quarter-Final Round On Thursday, February 26, 2009:
#1 Warroad vs. Winner K-C vs. RLF, 6:00 PM
#4 Crookston vs. #5 East Grand Forks, 8:15 PM

Quarter-Final Round On Friday, February 27, 2009:
#2 Thief River Falls vs. Winner Park Rapids / Walker-H-A, 8:15 PM
#3 Bemidji vs. Winner Bagley-Fosston vs. LOW, 6:00 PM

Semi-Finals Round On Saturday, February 28, 2009:
Winner Warroad / RLF vs. Winner Crookston / EGF, 7:00 PM

Semi-Finals Round On Monday, March 2, 2009:
Winner TRF / PR / Walker vs. Winner Bemidji / Bagley / LOW, 7:00 PM

Championship Game On Thursday, March 5, 2009, 7:oo PM

Red Lake Falls Explodes In 8-2 Whipping Over Detroit Lakes; Bemidji Rolls Out A Dozen Over Greenway 12-3; Kittson Downs Park Rapids In OT

Red Lake Falls 8, Detroit Lakes 2

First period — 1. DL, Tanner Lane (Brett Provo) 2:52; 2. RLF, Kyle Larson (Robbie Glass, Andrew Jahnke) 7:02; 3. RLF, Jahnke (Derrick Cardinal, Garrett Schmitz) 8:11; 4. RLF, Dillon Zutz (G. Schmitz, Alex Derosier) 9:24
Second period — 5. RLF, Schmitz 10:00; 6. RLF, Larson (Glass, Zutz) 11:48; 7. RLF, Cardinal (Glass, G. Schmitz) 13:48; 8. RLF, Cody Hanson (Corey Schmitz) 15:20
Third period — 9. RLF, C. Schmitz 2:00; 10. DL, Alex Phelps (Lane, Provo) 11:00
Goalie saves — RLF: Zach Page 2-12-4 — 18, Curtis Olson x-x-3 — 3; DL: Blake Murphy 10-8-6 — 24

Bemidji 12, Greenway 3

B: Braden Devescovi Hat Trick, 1 assist, Rylee Curb Hat Trick
B: Jesse Nemgar 1 goal, 4 assists, Jared Bergquist 1 goal, 2 assists
B: Lucas Phillips, Max Hazelton, Mike Rees 1 goal, 1 assist each
B: Kevin Larson & Kris Maggert 2 assists each, Luke Burns 1 goal
G: Garrett Orhn 2 goals, Tyler Nielson 1 goal
B: Derek Dudgeon (17M) 11 Svs of 12 Brett Dokken (34M) 8 Svs of 10
G: Trevor Guyer (34M) 26 Svs of 34 Erikur Arnason (17M) 11 Svs of 15

Kittson Central 3, Park Rapids Area 2 OT

2009 Section 8A Girl's Championship: Warroad Nips Rams To Earn 2nd Berth To Minnesota State High School Tournament

Courtesy Of Grand Forks Herald
By: Brad Elliot Schlossman
The Warroad girls hockey team has a long history of heartbreak in the Minnesota Section 8A final.
A couple of eighth-graders might not know anything about it, and they weren’t about to become part of it.
Lisa Marvin gave Warroad an early lead and classmate Kayla Gardner gave the Warriors a trip to the state tournament by scoring an overtime goal in a 2-1 victory over rival Roseau for the Section 8A championship in the East Grand Forks Civic Center.
Gardner’s wrist shot from the slot at 4 minutes, 43 seconds of the extra frame sent the entire Warroad team on the ice to celebrate its third overtime win against the Rams this season.
This one meant the most, though.
Warroad advances to the state tournament for the second time in program history. This section final was usually the roadblock for the Warriors, who had lost in eight of their last nine state-qualifying games.
“Our girls just had the belief and we got a bounce at the end,” Warroad coach David Marvin said. “Roseau is a great hockey team. Either team could have won.”
Roseau, which beat Warroad 3-2 in the section championship last season, ended its season at 22-6. All six losses were by one goal with four coming in overtime.
“Everyone could see what this game was: Two great teams going at it,” Roseau coach Brian Bergstrom said. “What do you do? Our kids have nothing to hang their heads about.”
Although the game featured several high-end offensively talented players, it turned into a defensive battle.
Marvin, a forward, gave the Warriors a 1-0 lead with 3:19 left in the first period. Brook Story’s attempt from the slot trickled to the right side of the goal, where Marvin was able to bang it in.
Roseau tied it up in the second.
Moments after the Rams killed off a 5-on-3 power play that lasted 1:29, Kylie Lane came out of the penalty box and buried a shot from the right circle. That goal came with just 46 seconds left in the middle frame.
After a scoreless third period, Gardner had a great chance to finish it early in overtime. Gardner was stationed alone at the top of the crease and took a pass from behind the net, but Chelsey Froseth (28 saves) turned it aside.
Gardner didn’t miss on her next opportunity.
“The puck just came out in front and I saw the goalie was off to the side a little bit,” she said. “So I tried to put it on the other side. It feels great.”

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Crookston Pirates Make It 3 Straight With Win Over Red Lake Falls

Courtesy Of Crookston Daily Times
By: Derek Martin

Crookston made it three consecutive victories on Tuesday evening with a Section 8A win over Red Lake Falls at the Crookston Civic Arena.

The Pirates recorded all three goals in the second period. Brady Langlois and Jarret Butenhoff each recorded a goal and an assist in the contest. Crookston improved to 11-12 on the season and 6-6 in the section. Red Lake Falls fell to 11-11-1 and 7-9 in Section 8A play.

Alan Mart put the Pirates on the board at the 7:49 mark of the second period following a scoreless first. Zach Mercil and Alex Edevold assisted on the goal. The game-winning tally came off a shorthanded goal from Langlois at the 10:45 mark. The final goal for Crookston came at the 13:07 mark of the period from Butenhoff.

The Eagles made it 3-1 at the 14:51 mark of the third period with a goal by Cody Hanson but that was as close as they would come.

Matt Grove made 21 saves in net for the Pirates, while Red Lake Falls’ Zach Page stopped 34 shots.

The regular season comes to a close on Friday for Crookston when it hosts Park Rapids at 7:30 p.m.

The Panthers are 5-3-2 in Section 8A play and are one spot ahead of the Pirates in the standings.

Red Lake Falls Hosts Detroit Lakes; Greenway Travels West On Highway 2 To Battle Lumberjacks; Panthers Invade Hallock Memorial Arena On 2/19/09

Detroit Lakes at Red Lake Falls, 7:30 PM Cardin-Hunt Arena
Greenway at Bemidji, 7:30 PM Bemidji State University
Park Rapids Area at Kittson Central, 7:00 PM Hallock Ice Arena

Section 8A Girl's Championship Game: Warroad - Roseau Hockey Rivalry Continues .. This Time The Girl's Hit Center Stage In Northern Tradition

By: Timothy Oshie
Publisher / Oshie Sports & Media

Northwest Minnesota's most legendary rivalry continues tonight at the Civic Center Arena in East Grand Forks, Minn.

There might be a few differences. You won't see the FOX Sports North television semi-trailers adjecent to the friendly confines of the Zamboni door nor will you see the likes of 2,500 fans in attendance, or maybe you will.

What you will see tonight is two very powerful girls hockey programs battling for Roseau County supremecy and the 2009 Section 8A representative in the Minnesota State Girl's High School Hockey Championships next week at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Roseau has won 10 of 11 games dating back to January 13th with the only blemish coming at the hands of the Warriors in a 3-2 overtime affair in front of a capacity crowd at the Rams Sports Center.

Warroad, who knocked off East Grand Forks, 7-1 on Tuesday night, comes into the contest with a 24-2-0 record on the season. Warroad's only losses coming to Breck, 3-0, back on December 29, 2008, and Duluth in a 1-0 affair on January 16 on holy grail home ice of The Gardens Arena in Warroad.

Roseau defeated Park Papids, 10-0, in the quarter-final round on February 12, then knocked off the perenniel powerhouse Crookston Pirates, 5-1, on Tuesday night at the East Grand Forks Civic Center.

Roseau boosts a 22-5-0 record with losses to Warroad (2), Edina, Hill-Murray and Crookston.

Warroad Co-Head Coach, David "Izzy" Marvin, is excited for the match-up tonight in East Grand Forks.

"It's going to be a great hockey game tonight with two programs that know a lot about each other," the third-year Warrior coach continued. "In both overtime wins this year it's came down to the bounce of the puck. In the first game, Roseau was putting on the heat and hit a post then we came down and scored the game-winner. In the second game, we caught them on a line change after a dump in on the net. Both games were fantastic."

Marvin credited both programs starting from the early youth years that has led to this fierce rivalry recentely.

"Both teams are so fimiliar with each other that it comes down to a bounce here or some puck luck there. There is mutual respect for each program and it's a great rivalry here."

Warroad's other Co-Head Coach is Derrick Comstock. Comstock has been the constant main stay in the Warriors program in all ten years of it's existance in Minnesota State High School Hockey. Other head coaches at Warroad have included Ron Tveit, Bruce Elson and Scott Knutson.

Warroad has participated in the Section championships round in nine-consecutive seasons. Moorhead knocked Warroad out in the earlier rounds in it's inaugural year back in 2000.

Izzy also credited that growing up both programs always seemed to make the MAHA State Championships.

"There is no doubt that has added to the competitiveness of both programs. We know each other so well it's like back in the old days when the North Stars (Minnesota) and Blackhawks (Chicago) would meet in the play-offs. Both teams knew each other so well it was usually decided by the bounce of the puck."

Roseau boosts four players over or near 50 points on the season (Mary Loken, 36g+28a=64 pts.; Kylie Lane, 24g+38=62 pts; Amy Olsen, 25g+26a=51 pts.; and Abby Ness, 29g+20a=49 pts.).

Warroad has four players over the half-century mark on the season (Karly Sylvester, 33g+27a=60 pts.; Layla Marvin, 16g+42a=58 pts.; Brook Story, 30g+25a=55 pts.; and Lisa Marvin, 22g+30a=52 pts.).

Both programs are very close in the statistical categories of goals scored and goals against. Roseau holds the edge in goals scored with 156 on the season to Warroad's 137 but the Warriors hold the defensive edge 23-35.

Both showcase very talented goaltenders as well. Roseau's senior netminder, Chelsey Froseth, has fantastic numbers with 28 goals against, a 1.28 GAA, and a .923 save % on the year.

Warroad's youthful sophomore, Shelby Amsley-Benzie, has only allow 22 goals against, a 0.85 GAA and a robust .954 save % on the season. Amsley-Benzie is one of the top goaltenders in the state, as is Froseth.

Roseau also has the braintrust in head coach, Brian Bergstrom, and assistants Jeff Olson and Patty Elsmore.

The puck drops tonight at 7 p.m. sharp at the East Grand Forks Civic Center.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2009 Section 8A Boy's Hockey Brackets

Preliminary Round On February 24, 2009:

#9 Kittson-Central at #8 Red Lake Falls, 7 PM, Cardin-Hunt Arena
#11 Bagley-Fosston at #6 Lake of the Woods, 7 PM, Baudette Arena
#10 Walker-H-A at #7 Park Rapids, 7 PM, Park Rapids Comm Center

Championship Rounds - All Games At The Gardens Arena (Warroad)

Quarter-Final Round On Thursday, February 26, 2009:

#1 Warroad vs. Winner K-C vs. RLF, 6:00 PM
#4 Crookston vs. #5 East Grand Forks, 8:15 PM

Quarter-Final Round On Friday, February 27, 2009:

#2 Thief River Falls vs. Winner Park Rapids / Walker-H-A, 8:15 PM
#3 Bemidji vs. Winner Bagley-Fosston vs. LOW, 6:00 PM

Semi-Finals Round On Saturday, February 28, 2009:

Winner Warroad / RLF vs. Winner Crookston / EGF, 7:00 PM

Semi-Finals Round On Monday, March 2, 2009:

Winner TRF / P.R. / Walker vs. Winner Bemidji / Bagley / LOW, 7:00 PM

Championship Game On Thursday, March 5, 2009, 7:oo PM

Bemidji Stops 2-Game Skid; Lumberjacks Knock Off Detroit Lakes 6-2

Courtesy Of Bemidji Pioneer:

The Bemidji Lumberjacks hockey team broke a two-game skid Tuesday to hand Detroit Lakes at 6-2 setback on the losers ice.

Bemidji scored three times in the first period to take a 3-1 lead and expanded a 4-2 advantage with two in the third.

Jesse Nemgar led the way with two goals and three assists for five points.

Jared Bergquist, Joe Welle, Luke Burns and Kris Maggert scored the other goals.

Welle’s and Maggert's came on power plays in the first and third periods.

Derek Dudgeon had only 13 stops. DL’s Chris Widne had 36.

The win lifted Bemidji to 12-11-1. The Jacks close their regular season tomorrow hosting Coleraine at Nymore Gardens.

The B Team also won 2-1 on goal by Steve Heller and Jordan Manick. Axel Osborn rejected 12 shots. DL had 33 stops.

2009 Mariucci / Mid-State / Northwest Conderence Standings As Of 2/18/09

Rank / Team / Mariucci Record / Overall Record

1. Warroad (10- 1-0) (23- 2-0)
2. Thief River Falls (8- 3-0) (19- 4-2)
3. Moorhead (5- 2-0) (10- 9-3)
4. Roseau (5- 5-0) (12- 9-3)
5. Bemidji (3- 6-0) (12-11-1)
6. Crookston (1- 7-0) (11-12-0)
7. East Grand Forks (1- 9-0) (9-15-1)

Rank / Team / Mid-State Record / Overall Record

1. Park Rapids (6- 1-1) (14- 6-3)
2. Northern Lakes (5- 2-1) (18- 4-3)
3. Wadena-Deer Creek (5- 3-0) (12-12-1)
4. Detroit Lakes (2- 5-0) (7-17-0)
5. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (0- 7-0) (2-17-0)

Rank / Team / Northwest Record / Overall Record

1. Lake Of The Woods (4- 0-0) (11-12-1)
2. Red Lake Falls (4- 2-0) (11-11-1)
3. Kittson Central (2- 4-0) (5-16-1)
4. Bagley/Fosston (0- 4-0) (1-18-0)

Bemidji Knocks Off Detroit Lakes; TRF's Kent Peterson Scores In OT Thriller; Warroad Defeats LOW In Highway 11 Battle In Exciting Section 8a Action

Bemidji 6, Detroit Lakes 2
B: Jesse Nemgar 2 goals, 3 assists, Braden Devescovi 2 assists
B: Jared Bergquist, Luke Burns, Kris Maggert, Joseph Welle 1 goal each
DL: Nathan Baker 1 goal, 1 assist, Alex Phelps 1 goal
B: Derek Dudgeon 13 Saves DL: Chris Widme 36 Saves

Thief River Falls 3, East Grand Forks 2 OT

Kent Peterson scored the game-winning goal 23 seconds into overtime to lift Thief River Falls over East Grand Forks Senior High on Tuesday.

Thief River Falls led 2-1 entering the third period. Macauley Useldinger scored 46 seconds into the final period on assists from Jake Useldinger and Henry Gutierrez to force overtime.

“We battled back from a 2-1 deficit and got the opportunity to go into overtime,” Senior High coach Cory Chupka said. “We worked hard, we battled along the boards and we’re heading into the section tournament with a good feeling.”

Lucas Dillon scored the lone goal of the first period for Thief River Falls. Senior High’s Nick Ohman and the Prowlers’ Peterson picked up second-period tallies.

“They have some skill up front, but for the most part I thought we played pretty well,” Chupka said. “The shots didn’t indicate how we played.”

Kyle Storbakken had 33 saves for the Green Wave, while Thief River Falls’ Zane Gothberg had nine stops.

Senior High dropped to 9-14-1. The Minnesota Section 8A tournament begins Feb. 26.

Park Rapids Area 3, Wadena-Deer Creek 1
PR: Tucker Coborn 2 goals, 1 assist, Ian Johnson 1 goal, 1 assist
WDC: Trevor Ness 1 goal
PR: Brady Yrjo 12 Saves WDC: Allen Uselman 27 Saves

Warroad 5, Lake of the Woods 1

Missing scores:
Red Lake Falls at Crookston

Monday, February 16, 2009

LOW Travels West On Highway 11 To Battle Section 8A League Leading Warroad Warriors On This Monday, February 16, 2009

Lake Of The Woods at Warroad, 7:30 PM The Gardens Arena

Minnesota State Class A Rankings As Of February 16, 2009

Courtesy Of:
MN Boys Hockey Website

1. St. Thomas Academy (18-4-1)
2. Warroad (22-2-0)
3. Little Falls (23-0-0)
4. Breck (19-3-1)
5. St. Cloud Cathedral (19-2-1)
6. South St. Paul (16-4-3)
7. Hermantown (20-3-0)
8. Thief River Falls (18-4-2)
9. Mahtomedi (16-6-1)
10. Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl (19-5-0)
11. Hibbing/Chisholm (14-7-1)
12. Duluth Marshall (13-8-1)
13. International Falls (16-6-2)
14. Totino-Grace (16-6-2)
15. Red Wing (16-7-0)
16. Rochester Lourdes (15-7-0)
17. Alexandria (19-3-1)
18. Duluth Denfeld (13-11-0)
19. New Prague (16-7-0)
20. Albert Lea (16-8-0)
21. Mound-Westonka (14-9-0)
22. Orono (13-10-0)
23. Sartell-St. Stephen (16-7-1)
24. Rogers (13-10-0)
25. Bemidji (11-11-1)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

CROX' Grove Shuts-Out LOW; RLF Upends Wadena in OT; KC Nips WHA In OT; TRF's Gothberg Shuts-Out Park Papids In 8A Action 2/14/09

Crookston 1, Lake of the Woods 0
First period — 1. C, Alex Edevold (Derek Henry) 6:35
Goalie saves — C: Matt Grove 11-8-8 — 27; LOW: Alex Lyon 10-11-6 — 27

Red Lake Falls 3, Wadena-Deer Creek 2, OT
First period — 1. RLF, Garrett Schmitz 10:25
Third period — 2. WDC, Pettit (Meyer) 2:00; 3. RLF, Dylan Zutz (Robbie Glass, Schmitz) 6:03; 4. WDC, Peters (Ness) 15:00
Overtime — 5. RLF, Schmitz (Cody Hanson, Adam Skala) 4:28
Goalie saves — RLF: Zach Page 6-6-11-1 — 24; WDC: Uselman 14-22-11-3 — 50

Kittson Central 5, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 4 OT

Thief River Falls 5, Park Rapids Area 0
First period — 1. Kent Peterson (Lucas Dillon) 9:59; 2. Jesse Castle (Brady Meunier, Drew Erickson) 11:37
Second period — 3. Peterson (Dillon, Keaton Joppry) 9:35
Third period — 4. Dillon (Peterson, Joppry) 9:13; 5. Peterson (Joppry, Dillon) 12:41
Goalie saves — PR: Brady Yrjo 8-7-9 — 24; TRF: Zane Gothberg 4-8-5 — 17

TRF: Kent Peterson Hat Trick, 1 assist, Lucas Dillon 1 goal, 3 assists
TRF: Keaton Joppry 3 assists
TRF: Zane Gothberg Shutout 17 Saves PR: Brady Yrjo 24 Saves

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Warroad Cruises To A Solid 7-2 Victory Over Bemidji Lumberjacks At Nymore; Warrior's Dane Shaugabay Explodes For Hat Trick

Courtesy Of Bemidji Pioneer
The Warroad Warriors ended Bemidji’s long trip through the top ten of the Class A hockey standings Friday night, spanking the Jacks 7-2 before a good turnout at the Nymore Arena. It included a sizeable turnout of Warroad fans.

Warroad had taken the first meeting 7-1 at home.
The visitors looked every bit like a potential state champion raising its record to 22-1.
Bemidji dropped to 11-11-1 with games at Detroit Lakes Tuesday and at home with Coleraine Thursday, two games it figures to win.
The Warriors dominated the game out shooting Bemidji 44-19 .

They scored four times in the second period to take a 5-0 lead and started the clock running for a four minute stretch in the third after moving to a 7-1 lead.

Bemidji turned the clock off four minutes later with its second goal of the night.

Dane Shaugabay had a hat trick while Micky Knox scored twice and Brock Nelson and Chris Sylvester once.

Lucas Phillips and Steve Heller had the Bemidji goals, both in the final period.

The hard hitting game drew 14 whistles, seven on each team.

Bemidji was 1-7 on the power play while the winners scored twice and added a short handed goal.

Bemidji stayed close for a period though out shot 13-6.

Knox had his first goal at 6:12 at the end of an odd man rush, one of many Derek Dudgeon would face during the night.

But Warroad continued the barrage, out shooting Bemidji 15-4 in the second period.,

Knox added his second goal in the first two minutes and Shaugabay followed with his first pair two minutes apart, the first on a power play with Lucas Phillips gone for tripping.

The second followed a 15 minute delay to replace a sheet of plastic discharged by hard hit at the south end of the rink..

Nelson completed the period with a short handed goal at the end of a 2 on 1 rush with teammate Carson Gray gone for holding.

Phillips put Bemidji on the board to start the final stanza on a power play but Shaugabay matched that on a Warroad power play three minutes later and Sylvester’s tally at 9:47 started running time.

Heller ended it at 13:27 with his first varsity goal with Rylee Curb and Joe Welle getting the feeds.

Warroad held a 16-9 shots bulge in the stanza with Brett Dokken playing the final four minutes, making four stops.

He and Dudgeon ended with 37. Jason Goldsmith had only 17 for the Warriors.

Warroad also took the B Game 2-0, scoring twice in the first period though piling up a 31-15 shots advantage.

Jeremiah Graves played an excellent game in goal for Bemidji. Shawn Storey was the Warroad net minder.

The B Team dropped to 14-8-1.

Crookston Edges EGF In OT Thriller; Detroit Lakes Over K-C; Warroad Continues Section 8A Dominance Over Bemidji On 2/13/09

Crookston 3, East Grand Forks 2 OT
First period — 1. EGF, Henry Gutierrez (Jake Useldinger, Macauley Useldinger) 4:06
Second period — 2. C, Zach Mercil (Alan Mart, Alex Prudhomme) 13:47
Third period — 3. EGF, Macauley Useldinger (Brendan Mochoruk) 7:21; 4. C, Morgan Terpstra 16:28
Overtime — 5. C, Mercil (Mark Bittner) 2:59
Goalie saves — C: Matt Grove 15-14-7-1 — 37; EGF: Kyle Storbakken 8-6-6-2 — 22

Detroit Lakes 8, Kittson Central 1
DL: Nathan Baker 2 goals, 2 assists, Tanner Lane 2 goals, 1 assist
DL: Brandon Yozamp 1 goal, 2 assists, Josh Saunders & Alex Phelps 1 goal, 1 assist
DL: Andrew Friezen 16 Saves KC: Alex Chaput 30 Saves

Warroad 7, Bemidji 2
First period — 1. W, Aaron Rasmusson (Micky Knox, Chris Sylvester) 6:12
Second period — 2. 2. W, Knox (Sylvester) 1:39; 3. W, Dane Shaugabay (Brett Hebel, Michael Pieper) 4:11; 4. W, Shaugabay (Pieper, Hebel) 6:20; 5. W, Brock Nelson (Hebel) 10:46
Third period — 6. B, Phillips (Hazelton, Larson) 3:25; 7. W, Shaugabay (Pieper) 6:38; 8. W, Sylvester (Nick Stoskopf) 9:47; 9. B, Steve Heller (Rylee Curb, Joseph Welle) 13:27
Goalie saves — W: Jason Goldsmith 6-4-8-18; B: Derek Dudgeon 12-11-10 — 33, Brent Dokken x-x-4 — 4

Friday, February 13, 2009

Eerie Friday The 13th / Valentine's Edition Of Section 8A Hockey For February 13-14, 2009 ( Jason & Cupids Beware )

Friday, February 13th

Crookston at East Grand Forks, 7:30 PM EGF Civic Center
Kittson Central at Detroit Lakes, 7:30 PM Freeman Sports Arena
*On MSBN* Warroad at Bemidji, 7:30 PM Nymore Arena

Saturday, February 14th

Crookston at Lake of the Woods, 3:30 PM Baudette Arena
Kittson Central at Walker-H-A, 3:00 PM Walker Comm Center
Park Rapids at Thief River Falls Ralph Engelstad Arena
Red Lake Falls at Wadena-D-C, 2:00 PM Wadena Comm Center

Warroad Surges To Beat Grand Forks (ND) Central; Warriors Overcome 5-1 Deficit In 3rd To Tally 5 Unanswered Goals For Come-From-Behind Victory

Courtesy of Grand Forks Herald

By: Tom Miller / Sports

As a longtime resident of a place that calls itself Hockeytown USA, Warroad boys hockey coach Albert Hasbargen has seen plenty of strange things on the ice.

But Hasbargen said what happened Tuesday night trumps them all.

“I haven’t seen anything like that before,” Hasbargen said.


Warroad scored five goals in the final period to complete a 6-5 come-from-behind win over Grand Forks Central High School in nonconference play at Purpur Arena.

Warroad, 21-2, started the third period facing a 5-1 deficit.

But Dane Shaugabay scored on the power play at 2:01 of the final period to start the spree. Brett Hebel and Brock Nelson added two goals in the next 11 minutes to sink the Knights.
Hebel scored the game-winner with 3:53 remaining.

“We knew we played an awful (second) period,” Hasbargen said. “In the third period, we played hard and things went in the net. The adrenaline gets going, and we started believing we could do it.”

It was a drastic turnaround from the first two periods. After the first 34 minutes, the Warriors looked to be simply trying to stave off a blowout.

The Knights scored the game’s first four goals and led 5-1 after two periods.

Central’s Jake Plutowski recorded a hat trick, while Jordy Aamot and Casey Purpur also had goals.

Aamot’s tally just 10 seconds into the second period appeared to be the game-changer. Aamot scored shorthanded on a breakaway.

“That seemed to drain all of our emotion,” Hasbargen said. “That’s common of a shorthanded goal. We’ve done it to other teams. They score like that and it take a lot out of you.”

But behind the top line of Nelson, Shaugabay and Hebel, the Warriors had enough firepower to respond.

That trio was responsible for all six Warroad goals. It’s nothing new for the Warriors, as Nelson has a team-leading 55 points this season, followed by Shaugabay with 47 and Hebel with 44.

“They’re good hockey players,” Central coach Tony Bina said. “If you leave them room to operate, they’re going to bury it on you.”

The Knights dropped to 13-6.

“I think maybe we got a little overconfident,” Bina said. “We just didn’t stay focused on the little things that win games. We were too offensive-minded and didn’t take responsibility in our end like we did in the first two periods.

“This is a tough loss, but it’s something to learn from. We’ve given up leads like this twice now.

But we’re not going to let it happen a third time. We just won’t.”

TRF Knocks Off Roseau In OT (Matt Lindquist Nets GWG); I-Falls Outlasts LOW (Alex Lyon 59 Saves) On February 12, 2009

International Falls 4, Lake of the Woods 1
IF: Jon McDonald 1 goal, 1 assist, Travis Phillipe, Will Corrin, Daniel Eldien 1 goal each
LOW: Joncarlo Westerlund
IF: Glenn Walls 11 Saves LOW: Alex Lyon 59 Saves

Thief River Falls 4, Roseau 3 OT
TRF: Matt Lindquist GWG, 1 assist, Tyler Aandal 2 goals
R: Shane Omdahl 2 goals, 1 assist, Erik Mattson 1 goal
TRF: Zane Gothberg 51 Saves R: Ethan Kvidt 16 Saves
R: Shane Omdahl scored the game-tying goal w/ 37 seconds left in the 3rd period
TRF: Matt Lindquist scored an unassisted shorthanded game-winning goal with 11 seconds left in overtime

Missing scores:
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley at Bagley/Fosston

Thursday, February 12, 2009

LOW Invades International Falls; Roseau Takes On TRF On MSBN Web Cast; Walker-H-A Travels To Bagley On 2/12/09

Lake of the Woods at International Falls, 7:30 PM Bronco Arena
Roseau at Thief River Falls, 7:30 PM Ralph Engelstad Arena
Walker-H-A at Bagley-Fosston, 7:00 PM Albert Kaiser Arena

Section 8A Featuring Lake of the Woods @ I-Falls; Roseau @ TRF (MSBN Live Web Cast); Walker-H-A @ Bagley-Fosston To Round Out Games On 2/12/09

Walker-H-A at Bagley-Fosston, 7:00 PM Albert Kaiser Arena
*On MSBN* Roseau at TRF, 7:30 PM Ralph Engelstad Arena
LOW at International Falls, 7:30 PM Bronco Arena

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Warroad Erases 4-Goal Deficit Downs GFC 6-5; TRF Upends Bemidji 3-1; DL Shuts Down Bagley 8-0 In Sizzling Section 8A Final

Detroit Lakes 8, Bagley/Fosston 0
DL: Alex Phelps 2 goals, 1 assist, Travis Maristuen 2 goals, Tanner Lane 1g, 3a
DL: Blake Murphy Shutout | 13 Saves | BF: Gavin Ross 49 Saves

Thief River Falls 3, Bemidji 1
TRF: Tyler Aandal & Matt Lindquist 1 goal, 1 assist each, Kent Peterson 1 goal
B: Jesse Nemgar 1 goal
TRF: Zane Gothberg 18 Saves | B: Derek Dudgeon 26 Saves

Warroad 6, Grand Forks Central (ND) 5
W: Brett Hebel 2 goals|GWG, 2 assists, Brock Nelson Hat Trick
W: Dane Shaugabay 1 goal, 2 assists
GFC: Jake Plutowski Hat Trick
W: Jason Goldsmith 19 Saves | GFC: David Sayler 19 Saves
Down 5-1, Warroad scored five unanswered goals in the third period for the win
W: Brett Hebel scored the game-winning powerplay goal w/ 3:53 left in the third period

Missing scores:
Devils Lake (ND) at Kittson Central
Moose Lake Area at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley

Park Rapids Area at Crookston

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Plethora Of Section 8A Games On This Icy Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bagley/Fosston at Detroit Lakes, 7:30 PM Freeman Sports Arena
Bemidji at Thief River Falls, 7:30 PM Ralph Engelstad Arena
Devils Lake (ND) at Kittson Central, 7:00 PM Hallock Ice Arena
Moose Lake Area at Walker-H-A, 7:00 PM Walker Comm Center
Park Rapids Area at Crookston, 7:30 PM Crookston Civic Arena
Warroad at Grand Forks Central, 7:30 PM Purpur Arena

Bagley Erupts For 7-0 Victory; Mora Knocks Off Walker-H-A; TRF Shuts Down LOW 4-1; Warroad's Goldsmith Shuts Out EGF 4-0 In Section 8A Action

Bagley/Fosston 7, Wahpeton (ND) 0

Mora/Hinckley-Finlayson 10, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 2
MHF: Jake Horbacz Hat Trick, Joe Cannon & Michael Humphrey 1 goal, 2 assists ea
MHF: Brandon Kulenkamp 3 assists
WHA: Jake Karst 2 goals
MHF: Cody Bjornson 18 Saves WHA: Micah Bank 28 Saves

Thief River Falls 4, Lake of the Woods 1
TRF: Tyler Aandal & Jesse Castle 1 goal, 2 assists each, Kent Peterson 1 goal, 1 assist
LOW: Cody Hasbargen 1 goal
TRF: Zane Gothberg 22 Saves LOW: Alex Lyon 37 Saves

Warroad 4, East Grand Forks 0
W: Carson Gray (pp), Brock Nelson (pp), Dane Shaugabay, Andy Stoskopf 1 goal ea
W: Michael Pieper 2 assists
W: Jason Goldsmith Shutout 16 Saves EGF: Kyle Storbakken 36 Saves

Missing scores:
Fort Frances (ON, CN) at Kittson Central, 4:00 PM Hallock Ice Arena

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lone Game In Section 8A Hockey ... Bemidji Lumberjacks Travel To River Lakes On This Friday, February 6, 2009

Bemidji at River Lakes, 7:30 PM River Lakes Civic Center

LOW Knocks Off K-C In OT; Moorhead Triples Up EGF; Northern Lakes Downs Bagley; Park Rapids Blanks RLF; TRF Wins Thriller Over CROX On 2/5/09

Lake of the Woods 4, Kittson Central 3 OT
First period — 1. LOW, JonCarlo Westerlund (Cody Hasbargen) 9:51
Second period — 2. KCC, Nick Lindegard (Kellan Albrecht, Brady Diamond) 7:46; 3. KCC, N. Lindegard (Jeff Burg, Tyler Burg) 14:15
Third period — 4. KCC, Craig Lindegard 8:44; 5. LOW, Jalen Stay (Jordan Hanson) 11:57; 6. LOW, Josh Smart (Hanson, Stay) 12:54
Overtime — 7. LOW, Shea Pepera (Westerlund, Hasbargen) :20
Goalie saves — LOW: Alex Lyon 7-8-2 — 17; KCC: Alex Chaput 12-10-15 — 37

Moorhead 6, East Grand Forks 2
First period — 1. EGF, Casey Ristau (Macauley Useldinger, Jake Useldinger) 2:10; 2. M, Braden Rahman (Jordan Doschadis, Alex Altenbernd) 10:10; 3. EGF, Henry Gutierrez (Ristau) 12:06
Second period — 4. M, Doschadis (Altenbernd) 9:05; 5. M, Trent Johnson (Jason Strand) 11:04; 6. M, Johnson (Codi Wilder) 13:03; 7. Rahman (Doschadis) 14:42
Third period — .8. M, Kyle Kraemer (Quinn Buckellew, Lucas Henry) 5:59
Goalie saves — EGF: Shane Wasylow 9-10-15 — 34; M: Michael Bitzer 4-4-4 — 12
M: Trent Johnson & Braden Rahman 2 goals each, Ian Cochran 2 assists
EGF: Henry Gutierrez & Christian Parker 1 goal each
M: Michael Bitzer 12 Saves EGF: Shane Wasylow 34 Saves

Northern Lakes 4, Bagley/Fosston 3
NL: Ryan Donovan 2 goals, 1 assist
BF: Michael Thorson & Zach Thomas 1 goal, 1 assist each
NL: Tyler Carraway 28 Saves BF: Gavis Ross 42 Saves

Park Rapids Area 4, Red Lake Falls 0
PR: Zak Holmen, Ryan Kent (PP), Sam Coborn (PP), & Tucker Coborn (en) 1 goal ea
PR: Brady Yrjo Shutout 16 Saves RLF: Zach Page 28 Saves

Thief River Falls 1, Crookston 0
Third period — 1. TRF, Jesse Castle (Jacob Malwitz) 4:14
Goalie saves — TRF: Zane Gothberg 4-3-6 —13; C: Matt Grove 10-4-8 — 22
TRF: Jesse Castle scored the only goal, a powerplay goal, w/ 4:18 left in the 3rd per
TRF: Zane Gothberg Shutout 13 Saves C: Matt Grove 22 Saves

Thursday, February 5, 2009

EGF Battles Moorhead; KC Heading NE To Baudette; Northern Lakes @ Bagley; RLF @ Park Rapids; TRF @ Crookston In Crucial Section 8A Games 2/5/09

East Grand Forks at Moorhead, 7:30 PM | Moorhead Sports Center
Kittson Central at Lake of the Woods, 7:00 PM | Baudette Arena
Northern Lakes at Bagley/Fosston, 7:00 PM | Albert Kaiser Arena
Red Lake Falls at Park Rapids, 7:00 PM | Park Rapids Center
Thief River Falls at Crookston, 7:30 PM | Crookston Civic Arena

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Park Rapids Downs DL; Warroad Sweeps Roseau In Battle Of Roso County; TRF Over RLF; GF Red River Downs EGF In Sizzling Section 8A Hockey Action

Park Rapids Area 6, Detroit Lakes 2

Warroad 3, Roseau 2
First period — 1. W, Brock Nelson (Brett Hebel) 13:44; 2. R, Kevin Erickson (Trevor George) 12:37
Second period — 3. W, Andy Stoskopf (Chris Sylvester, Michael Pieper) 10:40
Third period — 4. W, Nelson (Hebel, Eric Milbridge) 13:32; 5. R, Eric Mattson (Tyler Landman) 12:30
Goalie saves — W: Jason Goldsmith 5-7-13 — 25; R: Ethan Kvidt 9-14-10 — 33

Thief River Falls 7, Red Lake Falls 0
TRF: Kent Peterson Hat Trick, Lucas Dillon & Jesse Castle 1 goal, 2 assists
TRF: Keaton Joppru & Andrew Lansing 2 assists
TRF: Co-Shutout Zane Gothberg (29M) 10 Saves Ryan Sagstuen 6 Saves
RLF: Zach Page (34M) 15 Svs of 20 Cole Larson 10 Svs of 12

Grand Forks (ND) Red River 9, EGF 2
First period — 1. RR, Jake LaDouceur (Jordan Bancroft) 5:31; 2. RR, Josh Heisz (Bancroft) 7:09; 3. RR, LaDouceur (Russel Crary, Luke Johnson) 12:53; 4. RR, Bancroft (Casey Fugleberg) 15:45; 5. EGF, Brendan Mochoruk (Jake Useldinger) 16:00; 6. RR, Crary (LaDouceur, Keith Howe) 16:59
Second period — 7. RR, Bancroft (LaDouceur) 9:25; 8. RR, Fugleberg (Scott Swiers) 10:02; 9. EGF, Jake Useldinger (Nick Ohman) 15:24
Third period — 8. RR, LaDouceur (Crary, Bryce Anderson) 6:38; 9. RR, Heisz (Fugleberg, Crary) 15:02
Goalie saves — RR: Mitch Byrne 4-15-3 — 22; EGF: Kyle Storbakken 9-2-x — 11, Shane Wasylow x-2-12 — 14

Northern Lakes 6, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 0
NL: Cody Chambers & Justin Miska 1 goal, 2 assists each, Charlie Hollinbeck 3a
NL: Max Engen 1 goal, 1 assist
NL: Trey Flesch Shutout | 15 Saves
WHA: Micah Bank (45:10M) 30 Svs of 35 | Evan Wilson (5:50M) 5 Svs of 6

2009 Section 8A Nominations For League MVP (Forwards) ... Vote Directly To The Right Of Column ...

Here are the nominations listed below. You may vote for more then one player and vote often. This is an unscientific poll just giving kudos to the young men that have made Section 8A one of the most electrifying sections in all of Minnesota High School hockey.

Coborn, Tucker - Park Rapids
Coborn, Sam - Park Rapids
Skala, Adam - Red Lake Falls
Lindegard, Craig - Kittson Central
Albrecht, Kellen - Kitsson Central
Westerlund, Joncarlo - LOW
Nelson, Brock - Warroad
Shaugabay, Dane - Warroad
Hebel, Brett - Warroad
Useldinger, Jake - EGF
Gutierrez, Henry - EGF
Dillon, Lucas - TRF
Aandal, Tyler - TRF
Nemgar, Jesse - Bemidji
Thorson, Michael - Bagley Fosston
Karst, Jake - Walker/H/A
Edevold, Alex - Crookston

Monday, February 2, 2009

Warroad vs. Roseau For 154th Time .. EGF Travels Across To Red River .. Hawks Invade Bemidji .. TRF vs. RLF .. DL Visits The Park In Section 8A Action

Detroit Lakes at Park Rapids, 7:30 PM Park Rapids Center
EGF at Grand Forks Red River (ND), 7:30 PM Purpur Arena
Hermantown at Bemidji, 7:30 PM Bemidji State University
Northern Lakes at Walker-H-A, 7:00 PM Walker Arena
TRF at Red Lake Falls, 7:30 PM Cardin-Hunt Arena
Warroad at Roseau, 7:30 PM Roseau Memorial Arena

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Kittson Drops Donnie Brooke To Fargo Shanley; TRF Ties Marshall; Alex Edges Bemidji In Regulation; Warroad Knocks Off Duluth Denfeld In OT

Fargo Shanley (ND) 6, Kittson Central 5

Thief River Falls 2, Duluth Marshall 2 TIE
First period — 1. DM, Joe Kozlak (Dave Grannis, Pat Mahoney) 5:43
Second period — 2. TRF, Lucas Dillon (Kent Peterson, Jacob Malwitz) 1:37
Third period — 3. TRF, Keaton Joppru (Matt Audette) 12:57; 4. DM, Mahoney 14:56
Goalie saves — TRF: Zane Gothberg 5-6-3-4 — 18; DM: Willie Paul 7-8-9-6 — 30

Alexandria 2, Bemidji 1

Warroad 2, Duluth Denfeld 1 OT
W: Mickey Knox 2 goalsGTshG & GWG, Carson Gray 2 assists
W: Knox scored the game-tying shorthanded goal w/ 13:37 left in the 3rd period
W: Knox scored the game-winning goal w/ 3:00 left in overtime
Warriors outshot the Hunters 48-15

First period — 1. DD, Kevin Vaugan 7:45
Third period — 2. W, Micky Knox (Carson Gray) 3:23
Overtime — 3. W, Knox (Gray) 6:24
Goalie saves — DD: Matt Mesina 12-10-19-5 — 46; W: Jason Goldsmith 7-3-0-4 — 14