Thursday, December 30, 2010

Scores In Section 8A .. Holiday Tournaments Heat Up .. Park Rapids / Kittson-Central / Red Lake Falls / EGF / Crookston / TRF / Warroad All Net Wins

Park Rapids Area (8A) 2, Greenway (7A) 1
Kittson Central (8A) 8, Mankato East/Loyola (1A) 1
Morris/Benson Area (6A) 4, Bagley/Fosston (8A) 2
Red Lake Falls (8A) 4, Northern Lakes (6A) 2

East Grand Forks (8A) 7, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes (NC) 5
Crookston (8A) 3, St. Louis Park (2A) 2
Thief River Falls (8A) 2 vs. Hermantown (5A) 2 TIE

Roseau (8AA) 5, Lake of the Woods (8A) 1
Warroad (8A) 7, Osseo (5AA) 2

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Final Scores From Section 8A Hockey Action .. Tournaments Heat Up In The Holiday Season

Henry Sibley 3, Parks Rapids Area 2 OT
Eveleth 8, Kittson-Central 1
Red Lake Falls 11, Bagley/Fosston 3
East Grand Forks 6, St. Louis Park 3
Hermantown 9, Crookston 4
Alexandria 4, Lake of the Wood 3
Warroad 4, Grafton-Park River 2

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Section 8A Scores From Monday, December 27, 2010

Morris / Benson Area 5, Red Lake Falls 4
Northern Lakes 8, Bagley / Fosston 0

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Tournaments Schedule For Section 8A Teams .. All (9) Teams In Exciting Action .. Good Luck To All Programs.

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Northern Lakes Invitational | Breezy Point Ice Arena, Breezy Point, MN

First Round
Morris/Benson Area (6A) vs. Red Lake Falls (8A), 12:00PM
Bagley/Fosston (8A) vs. Northern Lakes (6A), 2:00PM

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Eveleth-Gilbert Invitational | The Hippodrome, Eveleth, MN
Henry Sibley (3AA) vs. Park Rapids Area (8A), 11:00AM
Minneapolis (6AA) vs. Greenway (7A), 1:15PM
Mora/Hinckley-Finlayson (5A) vs. Mankato East/Loyola (1A), 5:00PM
Kittson Central (8A) vs. Eveleth-Gilbert (7A), 7:15PM

Northern Lakes Invitational | Breezy Point Ice Arena, Breezy Point, MN
Second Round
Bagley/Fosston (8A) vs. Red Lake Falls (8A), 12:00PM
Northern Lakes (6A) vs. Morris/Benson Area (6A), 2:00PM

Ralph Engelstad Classic | Ralph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls, MN
First Round
Crookston (8A) vs. St. Louis Park (2A), 5:00PM
Hermantown (5A) vs. Thief River Falls (8A), 7:30PM
East Grand Forks (8A), Carolina Jr. Hurricanes (NC)

Roseau Classic | Roseau Memorial Arena, Roseau, MN
First Round
Alexandria (6A) vs. Mandan (ND), 5:00PM
Lake of the Woods (8A) vs. Roseau (8AA), 8:00PM

Warroad Invitational | The Gardens Arena, Warroad, MN
Round Robin
Warroad (8A) vs. Grafton/Park River (ND), 5:00PM
Osseo (5AA) vs. Faribault (1A), 7:30PM

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Eveleth-Gilbert Invitational | The Hippodrome, Eveleth, MN
Semifinals & Consolation Semifinals, TBD

Northern Lakes Invitational | Breezy Point Ice Arena, Breezy Point, MN
Third Round
Bagley/Fosston (8A) vs. Morris/Benson Area (6A), 10:30AM
Northern Lakes (6A) vs. Red Lake Falls (8A), 12:30PM

Ralph Engelstad Classic | Ralph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls, MN
Second Round
Crookston (MN) vs. Marcus (TX) or Carolina Jr Hurricanes, 2:30PM
East Grand Forks (8A) vs. Hermantown (5A), 5:00PM
Thief River Falls (8A) vs. St. Louis Park (2A), 7:30PM

Roseau Classic | Roseau Memorial Arena, Roseau, MN
Second Round
Alexandria (6A) vs. Lake of the Woods (8A), 5:30PM
Mandan (ND) vs. Roseau (8AA), 8:00PM

Warroad Invitational | The Gardens Arena, Warroad, MN
Second Round
Faribault (1A) vs. Grafton/Park River (ND), 5:00PM
Osseo (5AA) vs. Warroad (8A), 7:30PM

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Ralph Engelstad Classic | Ralph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls, MN
Third Round
Crookston (8A) vs. Hermantown (5A), 12:00PM
East Grand Forks (8A) vs. ??
Thief River Falls (8A) vs. ??

Roseau Classic | Roseau Memorial Arena, Roseau, MN
Third Round
Mandan (ND) vs. Lake of the Woods (8A), 12:00PM
Alexandria (6A) vs. Roseau (8AA), 2:30PM

Warroad Invitational | The Gardens Arena, Warroad, MN
Third Round
Osseo (5AA) vs. Grafton/Park River (ND), 12:00PM
Faribault (1A) vs. Warroad (8A), 2:15PM

Saturday, December 25, 2010

How sweet it is: Heppner's goal in OT lifts Pirates over Green Wave

Courtesy of Crookston Times Newspaper:

By:  Derek Martin

Much like last year's grand opening of the Crookston Sports Center, Thursday's game between Crookston and East Grand Forks had a certain buzz going into it with the Pirate girls' hockey team knocking off the Green Wave prior and the Crookston Alumni Games being held in the Gold Arena. Heading into the game, Pirate senior center Seth Heppner said he had "nerves, nerves, nerves" all day.
Unlike last year, both Pirate teams were victorious this time around.
Seth somehow managed to calm those nerves as he took a pass from Mark Bittner about two minutes into overtime, tied at 2-2, when he went in on East Grand Forks goaltender Hunter Aubol and beat him with a low shot on the glove side corner to give the Pirates a huge 3-2 Section 8A win over the No. 11 team in Class A.
"I thought I might have been offsides at first," Heppner said about getting the pass at the blue line. "Mark [Bittner] made a pass from behind the net that I think was supposed to be to Reggie but he let it go for some reason and it came to me as I was coming across the ice. We practice that drill all the time and it worked. It was definitely fun beating them after last year."
Last year?


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Former Warroad Warrior, Now University of North Dakota's Brock Nelson & Duluth East' Derek Forbort Make Team USA Roster At The World U-20 Junior Championships

BY INVITATION ONLY: Freshmen Derek Forbort (Duluth, Minn.) and Brock Nelson (Warroad, Minn.) were named to the to the United States National Junior Team preliminary roster by USA Hockey on Tuesday.

Forbort and Nelson are among 29 players who will attend a pre-tournament camp beginning Dec. 17 in Troy, Rochester, Jamestown and Amherst, N.Y.

The camp will include exhibition games against Rensselaer's men's hockey team (Dec. 19), the Czech Republic (Dec. 21) and Norway (Dec. 23). The final U.S. National Junior Team 22-man roster will be announced prior to Team USA's final exhibition game against Norway.

The 2011 U.S. National Junior Team will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 5, 2011, in Buffalo and Niagara, N.Y.

Forbort, one of 10 defensemen invited to the pre-tournament camp, helped lead the U.S. to a gold medal at the 2010 Under-18 World Championship. In 13 games this season with the Fighting Sioux, Forbort has amassed eight assists and a +2 plus/minus rating. He is UND's leading rookie scorer and is tied for second among WCHA rookie defensemen in assists. Forbort was selected 15th overall by Los Angeles in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Nelson, a native of Warroad, Minn., is one of 17 forwards named to the preliminary roster. In 18 games this season, Nelson has one goal and four assists for five points. He was selected 30th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Section 8A Games On Thursday, December 23, 2010 .. The Red Hot Green Wave Invade Crookston Sports Center To Clash With Pirates In Lone Game In Section

East Grand Forks (8A) at Crookston (8A), 7:00PM | Crookston Sports Center

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pirates Defeat Park Rapids Area .. Green Wave Knock Off GF Central .. Warroad Downs TRF .. Fargo Davies Upend Red Lake Falls In Exciting Section 8A Action

Crookston Pirates 7, Park Rapids Area 2

Pirates:  Ryan Edevold 2G, 1A .. Brandon Larson 2G .. Austin Proulx 1G .. Seth Heppner 1G .. Kolton Walker 1G .. Mark Bittner 5A .. (G) Kollin Erdman 20 Saves
Panthers:  Sam Coborn 1G, 1A .. Kyle Kanten 1G .. (G) Cody Brumbaugh 41 Saves

East Grand Forks Green Wave 4, Grand Forks Central (ND) 1

Green Wave:  Tommy Hajicek 3G, 1A .. Zach Lawdermilt 1G, 3A .. (G) Hunter Aubol 23 Saves
Knights:  Johnny Simonson 1G .. (G) Derek Fuller 22 Saves 

Warroad Warriors 5, Thief River Falls Prowlers 2 

Warriors:  David Nelson Hat Trick (1PPG / 1ENG) .. Nick Stoskopf 2G .. (G) Andy Foster 14 Saves
Prowlers:  Micah Ranum 2G .. (G) Josh Koop 17 Saves 

Fargo Davies 4, Red Lake Falls 3

Eagles:  Dylan Zutz 1G, 1A .. Joe Berberena 1G .. Garrett Schmitz 1G .. (G) Cole Larson 6 Saves | Loss .. (G) Wyatt Casavan 10 Saves

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2011 East Grand Forks High School (Green Wave) Team Photo

2011 Crookston High School (Pirates) Team Picture

Games On Tap For Tuesday, December 21, 2011 .. Bagley Travels To Hallock / Crookston To Red Hot Park Rapids Area / Red Lake Falls Hosts Fargo Davies / Red River Rivalry G.F. Central At Senior High - EGF / Warroad Invades The Little Ralph In Thief River Falls

Bagley/Fosston (8A) at Kittson Central (8A), 7:00PM | Hallock Arena
Crookston (8A) at Park Rapids Area (8A), 7:30PM | Ted Johnson Arena
Fargo Davies (ND) at Red Lake Falls (8A), 7:00PM | Cardin-Hunt Arena
Grand Forks Central (ND) at East Grand Forks (8A), 7:30PM | EGF Civic Center
Warroad (8A) at Thief River Falls (8A), 7:30PM | Ralph Engelstad Arena

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Section 8A Scores On Weekend Of December 16-18, 2010

Fort Frances (ON, CN) 7, Kittson-Central 1
Lake of the Woods 5, Park Rapids 1
Prairie Area Centre 10  , Bagley/Fosston 1
Red Lake Falls 10, Wadena-Deer Creek 7
Thief River Falls 10, International Falls 2

East Grand Forks 3, Warroad 0

Bemidji 5, Thief River Falls 2
Crookston 5, Superior (WI) 3
Park Rapids Area 7, Wadena-Deer Creek 1

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Courtesy Of Minnesota Hockey Hub Website: Detroit Lakes rallies for overtime victory ..Nate Baker nets winner as Lakers recover from 4-1 deficit to Park Rapids

By Tim Kolehmainen, Breakdown Sports USA
Stars, who needs ‘em? Apparently not Detroit Lakes.
Dropped from most contending lists in Section 6A prior to the season when NHL draftee Tanner Lane decided not to return for his senior season, the Lakers are proving to be a deeper team than anyone imagined – except perhaps amongst themselves.
Senior forward Nate Baker scored 4:17 into overtime to give Detroit Lakes an important 6-5 victory over Mid-State Conference rival Park Rapids Tuesday night at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes, the Lakers’ fifth victory in six games without their superstar.
“You hear all the criticism of how Tanner is gone and they’ll be sunk, so we’re using ‘silence the critics’ as our motto this year,” said coach Chris Denardo.
The Lakers (5-1-0) rallied from a 4-1 second period deficit to defeat the Panthers (1-2-0).  The victory also avenged last February's defeat on home ice, which gave Park Rapids the Mid-State title.

Bemidji Defeats Warroad For First Time Since 1994-95 Season .. Blanks Warriors 1-0 .. Park Rapids Lose Heartbreaker After 4-1 Lead To Detroit Lakes 5-4 In OT .. LOW Crushes 'The Falls 5-1 .. RLF Eagles Down Kittson Central 5-3 (Bearcats Markas Dahl Nets Hat Trick)

Bemidji 1, Warroad 0
Detroit Lakes 5, Park Rapids Area 4 OT
Lake of the Woods 5, International Falls 1
Red Lake Falls 5, Kittson-Central 3

Team Capsules:

Warroad Warriors - G Andy Foster 20 Saves .. Warriors 1st Loss To Bemidji Lumberjacks Since 1994-95 Season
Park Rapids Area - C Sam Coborn 2G's (1PPG) .. Levi Erickson 1G, 1A .. Kody Walsh 1G .. Lucas Maves 1PPG .. G Scott Smith 31 Saves
Lake of the Woods - C Wade Holen Hat Trick, 2A .. Bryson Jasper 1G, 2A .. Issac Bittner 1G .. G Alex Lyon 20 Saves
Red Lake Falls - C Joe Berberena 2G (1SHG+1PPG) .. Andrew Jahnke 1PPG, 2A .. Garrett Schmitz 1G .. Max Martocq 1G .. Robbie Glass 4A .. G Cole Larson 23 Saves
Kittson-Central - C Markas Dahl Hat Trick, 1 SHG .. G Jackson Klein 37 Saves

Monday, December 13, 2010

Minnesota High School Boy's Section 8A Hockey Master Game Schedule For Week Of December 13-18, 2010 .. Individual Team Records In Section 8A + Overall Statistics Up Through 12-13-2010


Tuesday, December 14, 2010:
Bemidji (8AA) at Warroad (8A), 7:30PM | The Gardens Arena
International Falls (7A) at Lake of the Woods (8A), 7:30PM | Baudette Arena
Kittson Central (8A) at Red Lake Falls (8A), 7:00PM | Cardin-Hunt Arena
Park Rapids Area (8A) at Detroit Lakes (6A), 7:30PM | Freeman Sports Arena

Thursday, December 16, 2010:
Stadstad Classic | Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, ND
Grand Forks Central (ND) vs. Bismarck Century (ND), 1:00PM
Princeton (5A) vs. Fargo Davies (ND), 3:15PM
Grand Forks Red River (ND) vs. Bismarck High (ND), 5:30PM
Apple Valley (3AA) vs. Grafton-Park River (ND), 7:45PM

Section 8A Games:
Crookston (8A) at Superior (WI), 7:30PM | Superior Arena
Park Rapids Area (8A) at Wadena-Deer Creek (6A), 7:30PM | TBD
Thief River Falls (8A) at Bemidji (8AA), 7:30PM | Bemidji Regional Events Center

Friday, December 17, 2010:
Stadstad Classic | Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, ND
Semifinals, 3:15PM & 7:45PM

Section 8A Games:
Warroad (8A) at East Grand Forks (8A), 7:30PM | East Grand Forks Civic Center

Saturday, December 18, 2010:
Stadstad Classic | Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, ND
Championship, TBD
Third Place, TBD
Fifth Place, TBD
Seventh Place, TBD

Section 8A Games:
Crookston (8A) at Duluth Marshall (7A), 3:00PM | MARS Lakeview Arena
International Falls (8A) at Thief River Falls (8A), 3:00PM | Ralph Engelstad Arena
Lake of the Woods (8A) at Park Rapids Area (8A), 2:00PM | Ted Johnson Arena
Wadena-Deer Creek (6A) at Red Lake Falls (8A), 2:00PM | Cardin-Hunt Arena
NEW: Bagley/Fosston (8A) at Prairie Center (6A), 3:00PM | Sauk Centre Civic Area


Warroad Warriors | Section 8A 1-0-0 | Overall 3-2-0 | 18 GF | 16 GA
Tuesday, Dec. 14:  vs. Bemidji Lumberjacks | The Gardens Arena | 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, Dec. 17: @ East Grand Forks | EGF Civic Center | 7:30 P.M.
Red Lake Falls Eagles | Section 8A 1-0-0 | Overall 2-1-0 | 15 GF | 10 GA
Tuesday, Dec. 14: vs. Kittson-Central | Cardin-Hunt Arena | 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, Dec. 18: vs. Wadena-Deer Creek | Cardin-Hunt Arena | 2:00 P.M. 
Kittson-Central Bearcats | Section 8A 1-1-0 | Overall 2-2-0 | 17 GF |  24 GA
Tuesday, Dec. 14:  @ Red Lake Falls | Cardin-Hunt Arena | 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, Dec. 18: @ Fort Francis, Manitoba, CAN | Fort Francis Arena | 1:15 P.M.
Lake of the Woods Bears | Section 8A 0-2-0 | Overall 1-2-1 | 6 GF | 8 GA
Tuesday, Dec. 14:  vs. International Falls | Baudette Arena | 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, Dec. 18: @ Park Rapids Area | Ted O. Johnson Arena | 2:00 P.M.
East Grand Forks Green Wave | Section 8A 2-0-0 | Overall 2-2-0 | 17 GF | 13 GA
Friday, Dec. 17:  vs. Warroad | EGF Civic Center | 7:30 p.m.
Thief River Falls Prowlers | Section 8A 0-0-0 | Overall 3-2-0 | 17 GF | 17 GA
Thursday, Dec. 16: @ Bemidji | Bemidji Regional Events Center | 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, Dec. 18: vs. International Falls | Ralph Engelstad Arena | 3:00 P.M.
Crookston Pirates | Section 8A 1-0-0 | Overall 1-3-1 | 14 GF | 18 GA
Thursday, Dec. 16:  @ Superior (WI) | Superior (WI) Arena | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 18:  @ Duluth Marshall | MARS Lakeview Arena | 3:00 P.M.
Park Rapids Panthers | Section 8A 0-1-0 | 1-1-0 | 8 GF | 15 GA
Tuesday, Dec. 14:  @ Detroit Lakes | Freeman Sports Arena | 7:30 P.M.
Thursday, Dec. 16:  @ Wadena-Deer Creek | TBD | 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, Dec. 18:  Lake of the Woods | Ted O. Johnson Arena | 2:00 P.M.
Bagley/Fosston Flyers | Section 8A 0-2-0 | Overall 1-5-0 | 17 GF | 48 GA
Saturday, Dec. 18: @ Prairie Centre Area | Sauk Centre Area Center | 3:00 P.M.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weekend Results In Section 8A: Prowlers Sweep MSP Foes; Warriors Swept On Iron Range; Green Wave Knock Off Bears; Pirates Earn Tie Drop One Tartan; Wahpeton (ND) Sweeps RLF + Bagley; Bearcats Lose

Friday, December 10, 2010 Results:

Hibbing 3, Warroad 1
Thief River Falls 4, Tartan 2
Crookston 2, St. Paul Johnson 2 (TIE)
Wahpeton 5, Red Lake Falls 1
Saturday, December 11, 2010 Results:

East Grand Forks 4, Lake of the Woods 2
Grand Rapids 8, Warroad 3
Tartan 3, Crookston 0
Thief River Falls 7, St. Paul Johnson 6
Wadena-Deer Creek 4, Kittson-Central 1
Wahpeton (ND) 9, Bagley/Fosston 0

Thursday, December 9, 2010

2010-11 Section 8A Updates / Weekend Schedule For December 10-11th .. Message To Coaching Staffs / Activities & Athletic Directors

Dear Section 8A Boy's Hockey Coaches / Athletics Directors:

Below is the weekend games for Section 8A Boy's Hockey teams on December 10-11, 2010.  Please make sure your respective teams game times and all information is correct.

Could you please send me these following items:

2010-11 Varsity Team Roster
2010-11 Varsity Team Team Picture
2010-11 Captains List
2010-11 "Player's To Watch" This Season With Previous Year's G+A=Pts Or Goaltending #'s

I will be doing my best to also feature unique "human interest" stories regarding any of your athletes or other significant students association with your program (managers .. best fans .. etc.).

The best of luck to all teams this 2011 Section 8A Boy's Hockey Season .. Here is what is on tap for this weekend in excited 8A Boy's Hockey (Team / Season Record):

Warroad Warriors (3-0-0) :

Friday, Dec. 10:  @ Hibbing/Chisholm (7A)   Hibbing Memorial Arena   7:30 p.m
Saturday, Dec. 11:  @ Grand Rapids (7AA)   IRA Civic Center   3:00 p.m

Red Lake Falls Eagles (2-0-0) :

Friday, Dec. 10:  vs. Wahpeton (ND)   Cardin-Hunt Arena  7:00 p.m.

Kittson-Central Bearcats (2-2-0) :

Saturday, Dec. 11:  vs. Wadena-Deer Creek (6A)   Hallock Arena   2:00 p.m.

Lake of the Woods Bears (1-1-1) :

Saturday, Dec. 11:  @ East Grand Forks (8A)   EGF Civic Center   3:00 p.m.

East Grand Forks Green Wave (1-2-0) :

Saturday, Dec. 11:  vs. Lake of the Woods Bears (8A)   3:00 p.m.

Thief River Falls Prowlers (1-2-0) :

Friday, Dec. 10:   vs. Tartan (4AA)   7:30 p.m.   Ralph Engelstad Arena
Saturday, Dec. 11:   vs. St. Paul Johnson (4A)  3:00 p.m.   Ralph Engelstad Arena

Crookston Pirates (1-2-0) :

Friday, Dec. 10:  vs. St. Paul Johnson (4A)   7:30 p.m.  Crookston Sports Center
Saturday, Dec. 11:  vs. Tartan (4AA)   3:00 p.m.   Crookston Sports Center

Bagley/Fosston Flyers (1-4-0) :

Saturday, Dec. 11:  vs. Wahpeton (ND)   3:00 p.m.   Albert Kaiser Arena

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Final Scores In Section 8A On Tuesday, December 7, 2010: Crookston & Warroad Complete Shut-Outs .. Red Lake Falls Explodes For 10 Over Flyers .. Park Rapids Upends Greenway

Crookston Pirates 9, Kittson-Central Bearcats 0
Warroad Warriors 1, Lake of the Woods Bears 0
Red Lake Falls Eagles 10, Bagley/Fosston  2
Park Rapids Panthers 6, Greenway Raiders 4

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On Tap In Section 8A Boy's Hockey This Tuesday, December 7, 2010 .. Pirates Visit Hallock .. Park Rapids On The Range .. RLF @ Bagley .. Warriors Travel To Baudette

Crookston (8A) at Kittson Central (8A), 7:30PM | Hallock Arena
Park Rapids Area (8A) at Greenway (7A), 7:30PM | Hodgins-Berardo Arena
Red Lake Falls (8A) at Bagley/Fosston (8A), 7:00PM | Albert Kaiser Arena
Warroad (8A) at Lake of the Woods (8A), 7:30PM | Baudette Arena

Monday, December 6, 2010

Section 8A Scores On The Weekend Of December 3-4, 2010


Kittson-Central 5, Two Harbours 4
Warroad 4, Mound-Westonka 3
Totino-Grace 3, Thief River Falls 2
Bagley-Fosston 7, Ely 5
Lake of the Woods 3, Orono 2
Brainerd 5, East Grand Forks 2


Silver Bay 7, Kittson-Central 3
The Blake School 5, Thief River Falls 1
Warroad 9, Orono 2
Lake of the Woods 1, Mound 1 Tie
Ely 7, Bagley 3
Brainerd 7, Crookston 2
East Grand Forks 11, Park Rapids 2
Red Lake Falls 4, Greenway-Coleraine 3

Friday, December 3, 2010

Kittson-Central Explodes For A 9-4 Victory Over Bagley/Fosston .. Bemidji Knocks Off East Grand Forks .. Section 8A Boy's Hockey Scores From Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kittson Central 9 - Bagley/Fosston 4

Scoring Line For Kittson-Central

Markus Dahl 4G (1 SHG + 1 PPG + 1 Assist)
Kyle Petersburg 2G (1 PPG + 1 Assist)
Dalton Klegstad 2G
Devan Schular 1G
Jackson Klein (29 Total Saves)

Scoring Line For Bagley/Fosston

Aaron Leintz 2G
Tai Iverson (1PPG + 1 Assist)
Cole Young (1G + 1A)
Kenneth Davis (16 Saves

Bemidji 4 - East Grand Forks 1

Grand Forks Red River 6 - Crookston 1

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

T.J. Oshie' Late Shootout Heroics Lead U.S. Men's National Team Victory Over Italy, 3-2, in Shootout at 2010 IIHF World Men's Championship .. Team USA Will Advance To Championship Pool In 2011 IIHF World Championships

Team USA Forward, #74, T.J. Oshie, scores the game-winning shoot-out goal in the 7th round versus Italy as Team USA won 3-2

OLOGNE, Germany - T.J. Oshie (Warroad, Minn./St. Louis Blues/Univ. of North Dakota) scored three times in the shootout, including the decisive goal in the seventh round, to lift the U.S. Men's National Team to a 3-2 victory over Italy here today in the final game for both teams at the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's Championship.

"I'm proud of our players," said U.S. Head Coach Scott Gordon. "After the tough start we had, we did a nice job coming back and winning our final three games."

Team USA won the relegation pool to finish 13th in the 16-team tournament.

The U.S. got the lone goal in the opening period at 11:45 and it came from tournament point-leader Brandon Dubinsky (Anchorage, Alaska/New York Rangers). While on the power play and withDavid Moss (Livonia, Mich./Calgary Flames/Univ. of Michigan) camped in front of Italian netminder Daniel Bellissimo, Dubinsky blasted a shot from the left faceoff dot that went into the upper corner of the net. Andy Greene (Trenton, Mich./New Jersey Devils/Miami Univ.) and Ryan Potulny (Grand Forks, N.D./Edmonton Oilers/Univ. of Minnesota) assisted on the play.

Italy's Giulio Scandella got free between the circles and beat Scott Clemmensen (Des Moines, Iowa/Florida Panthers/Boston College) between the legs at 14:00 for the only goal of the middle frame. Clemmensen had 10 saves in the period, including a few from point-blank range. The U.S. nearly took the lead late in the period, but Bellissimo slid across the net to foil Mike Lundin's (Apple Valley, Minn./Tampa Bay Lightning/Univ. of Maine) attempt from the left edge of the crease.

Italy took a 2-1 lead at 6:49 of the third period when Stefano Margoni's wrist shot from the left point eluded Clemmensen. With Team USA on the power play, Potulny tied the game at 11:08 when he put home a rebound following Dubinsky's initial shot.

The U.S. had a few golden chances down the stretch to win the game, most notably Moss' point-blank backhand shot from the edge of the crease, but was not able to solve Bellissimo. Italy pulled its netminder in the waning seconds, hoping to win in regulation.

Both teams had chances in overtime. Clemmensen stopped Luca Ansoldi on a break 1:40 into the extra session, while Dubinsky fired one over the net from in close and Keith Yandle(Boston, Mass./Phoenix Coyotes) was stopped from the center slot.

The shootout, normally three rounds, went seven rounds. Both teams scored on its first attempt, including Oshie for Team USA, but each team missed on their final two chances to send the shootout into extra rounds. After Clemmensen stopped Alexander Egger in the top of the seventh round, Oshie froze Bellissimo with a fake and fired the puck over his glove and into the upper corner of the net.

Clemmensen turned aside 26 shots to earn the victory. He finished the tournament with a 1.56 goals-against average and .941 save percentage as Team USA's goaltender of record in all six of its games.

The U.S. Men's National Team concluded play in the 2010 IIHF World Men's Championship with a record of 2-1-2-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L). Team USA will not know what group it will play in during next year's World Championship until this tournament is concluded and the world rankings are updated.

NOTES: Brandon Dubinsky
 was named U.S. Player of the Game ... Scott Clemmensen, Dubinsky and Matt Greene (Grand Ledge, Mich./Los Angeles Kings/Univ. of North Dakota) were named Team USA's three best players of the tournament ... Italy's goal at 14:00 of the second period ended a stretch of 156:02 in which the U.S. did not yield a goal in the World Championship ... The U.S. had a 52-28 shots-on-goal advantage ... The IIHF World Men's Championship relegation round featured each group's last-place team. Each team played three round-robin games, with the bottom two teams relegated to Division I in next year's World Championship ... For Team USA's roster, click here... Coverage of the 2010 U.S. Men's National Team can be found here... All Team USA games, as well as additional international games, will air on Universal Sports and at Visit for the full schedule ... All teams in the 2010 IIHF World Men's Championship may begin the tournament with 20 skaters and three goaltenders, and can add two players after the first three games ... Scott Gordon, head coach of the NHL's New York Islanders, is the head coach of the 2010 U.S. Men's National Team, with Todd Richards, head coach of the NHL's Minnesota Wild, Joe Sacco, head coach of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, and Ron Rolston, one of two head coaches at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program,serving as assistant coaches ... The 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team is under the direction of Brian Burke, general manager; David Poile, associate general manager; and Jim Johannson, assistant executive director for hockey operations at USA Hockey. The U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group, which also includes NHL front-office personnel Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia Flyers), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles Kings), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Don Waddell(Atlanta Thrashers), is charged with leading the selection of players for the U.S. Men's National Team ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Tony Rossi, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.


Scoring By Period
USA1 -0 -1 -0 -1 -3
ITA0 -1 -1 -0 -0 -2

First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Dubinsky (A. Greene, Potulny), 11:45 (pp). Penalties: ITA, De Marchi (interference), 2:32; USA, Johnson (tripping), 9:13; ITA, De Marchi (roughing), 11:35; ITA, De Marchi (hooking), 16:22.

Second Period - Scoring: 2, ITA, Scandella (Souza), 14:00. Penalties: USA, Nystrom (hooking), 3:17; ITA, Ansoldi (hooking), 5:24; USA, M. Greene (roughing), 8:23; USA, Johnson (slashing), 16:47; ITA, Scandella (roughing), 16:47.

Third Period - Scoring: 3, ITA, Margoni (Johnson, Iannone), 6:49; 4, USA, Potulny (Dubinsky, Gilroy), 11:08 (pp). Penalties: ITA, De Bettin (hooking), 3:19; ITA, Johnson (delay of game), 11:00.

Overtime - Scoring: None. Penalties: None.

Shootout - Round 1 - USA, Oshie (goal); ITA, Egger (goal); Round 2 - USA, Johnson (no goal); ITA, Scandella (no goal); Round 3 - USA, Potulny (no goal); ITA, Ansoldi (no goal); Round 4 - ITA, Egger (no goal); USA, Oshie (no goal); Round 5 - ITA, Fontanive (goal); USA, Oshie (goal); Round 6 - ITA, Fontanive (no goal); USA, Oshie (no goal); Round 7 - ITA, Egger (no goal); USA, Oshie (goal).

Saturday, March 13, 2010

2010 Minnesota State High School Class "A" Tournament: Warroad Upends Mahtomedi In 3OT: Warriors Claim 3rd Place Honors In Minnesota Class A boys hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center

State Tournament Summary
By Howard  Voigt
Brock Nelson’s goal in the third overtime led Warroad past Mahtomedi 5-4 in the Class A Third Place Game, Nelson had 11 points in the tournament. Andrew Shaugabay opened up the scoring at the 13:05 mark of the first period when he shot the puck past Brad Wohlers. Mike Rose would score his fourth goal of the tournament with 1.9 seconds left in the first period to tie the game at 1-1. Brock Nelson scored early in the second period, it was Nelson’s fifth goal of the tourney and gave the Warriors a 2-1 lead. But a pair of Mike Rose and Ryan Gregory goals at the 13:09 mark (Rose) and the 14:43 mark (Gregory) of the second period gave Mahtomedi a 3-2 lead going into the third. The Warriors scored two goals of their own early in the third as Brett Hebel and David Nelson scored to give the Warriors a 4-3 lead. Brandon Zurn scored his fifth goal of the tournament at the 15:19 mark of the third to send the game to overtime at four apiece. In third overtime nelson scored his second goal of the day and sixth of the tournament as Warroad won 5-4. The Warriors ended the season 26-5 overall and Mahtomedi ended the season 24-7 overall.

2010 Minnesota State High School Class "A" Tournament: Breck tops Warroad in Class A semifinal ..The pockets of dense fog sprinkled around the St. Paul area Friday were nothing compared to the dark cloud that descended upon the Warroad Warriors. The Breck School of Golden Valley erased Warroad’s 1-0 lead after one period with three straight goals in the second period for a 4-2 victory in the semifinals of the Minnesota Class A boys hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center

Courtesy Of Grand Forks Herald

By:  Virg Foss

ST. PAUL — The pockets of dense fog sprinkled around the St. Paul area Friday were nothing compared to the dark cloud that descended upon the Warroad Warriors.

The Breck School of Golden Valley erased Warroad’s 1-0 lead after one period with three straight goals in the second period for a 4-2 victory in the semifinals of the Minnesota Class A boys hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Mustangs, who beat Warroad 7-3 in last year’s championship game, sent the Warriors (25-5) into today’s third-place game at 9 a.m. against Mahtomedi (24-6).

Mike Morin, Blake’s top scorer, was the chief culprit. He scored on a power play at 2:12 of the second period to tie the game, tipped in a centering pass from Riley Borer at 11:30 to make it 3-1, and assisted on Borer’s goal 33 seconds into the third period to make it 4-1.

It was enough to offset another brilliant performance from Warroad senior Brock Nelson, a UND recruit and a Minnesota Mr. Hockey finalist.

Nelson scored both of Warroad’s goals, his 50th and 51st of the season. He now has four goals in two state tournament games and 12 in his last five games, counting the section tournament.

Breck School was the better team, outshooting the Warriors 28-18 and giving up just the two goals to the talented Nelson, both on power plays.

"We didn’t bring our best game today,” Warroad coach Albert Hasbargen said. "They’re the best team in the state, and for us to win, we’d have had to play our best hockey game.”

Scoring artist

Nelson certainly did his part. He batted a rebound out of the air at knee height to give Warroad a 1-0 lead after one period.

He chopped Breck’s lead to 4-2 at 10:20 of the third period with a sizzling wrist shot past the glove hand of Mustang goalie John Russell.

Breck allowed just one Warroad shot on goal the rest of the way in shutting down the Warrior rally.

The Warriors, who played a pulverizing physical game and drew Breck into seven penalties, couldn’t handle Breck’s top line of Morin, Tyson Fulton and Borer. Fulton had three assists and Borer a goal and one assist.

Warroad might have worn itself out with all its hitting. "This might be the most physical team I’ve coached,” Hasbargen said. "But it takes a lot of energy. Up north we play in rinks that are 40-50 degrees. Sweat was just coming off these kids in the first period there today.”

Nelson delivered what Warroad needed. "I thought we needed to come out right away and get on top,” Nelson said.

But with Hasbargen saying Warroad wasn’t at the top of its game as a team and with Morin and friends in high gear, the gears in Warroad’s attack sputtered to a quick halt.

Nelson’s goal that he batted out of the air dazzled the scribes on press row. "That ain’t the first one he’s hammered out of the air,” Hasbargen told the reporters.

Harsh evaluation

Hasbargen took the blame for Warroad’s performance. "We walked around the Mall (of America) and went for a skate,” he said of Warroad’s day off on Thursday after a 9-0 win over Rochester Lourdes on Wednesday. "Whatever we did yesterday wasn’t right, but we can’t change that now.”

Losses to Breck two years in a row in the state tournament didn’t sit well with Hasbargen.

"That’s my job, to figure out a way to beat them. I didn’t do it last year and I didn’t do it this year. Maybe it’s time for somebody else to give it a try, I don’t know.”

He gave plenty credit to Breck, though. "Breck played brilliant defensively and boxed us out,” he said.

"We didn’t get hardly any rebound shots. Playing against a great hockey team, it was tough for us.”
Breck (28-2) outshot Warroad 23-11 over the final two periods in advancing to today’s title game against Hermantown, an overtime winner over Mahtomedi in the other semifinal.

Hasbargen had high praise for Nelson, who had Breck players shadowing his every move, yet still scored twice.

He was asked where Nelson ranks among the Warroad greats.

"I was just a young boy watching Henry (Boucha), but I got to see some of the other ones and I coached T.J. Oshie. This young man does things with pucks that other kids just dream about. You’re going to see him in the big leagues here in the future.”

But as a team, Warroad’s dreams of a fifth state title disappeared just like those patches of fog.

"They’re probably one of the better teams depth-wise and all around,” Nelson said of Breck. "So they’re probably pretty good.”

Nelson was down after the loss. "This is pretty upsetting,” he said. "We wanted to win it all this year, but came up short again.”

2010 Minnesota State High School Class "A" Tournament: Wells Fargo / MSHSL Announce 2010 Class A All-Tournament Team

Presented by Wells Fargo and the Minnesota State High School League
The team was selected by a panel of coaches and media attending the tournament.

Breck School: D-Ben Gislason (12) 1G, 1A
Breck School: F-Mike Morin (12) 5G, 2A
Breck School: G-John Russell (12)
Breck School: F-Tyson Fulton (12) 1G, 8A
Hermantown: D-Jeff Paczynski (12) 0G, 3A
Hermantown: F-Charlie Comnick (12) 3G, 1A
Hermantown: F-Jared Kolquist (10) 2G, 1A
Warroad: F-Brock Nelson (12) 5G, 3A
Warroad: F-Brett Hebel (12) 3G, 3A
Warroad: G-Andy Foster (10)
Mahtomedi: F-Brandon Zurn (12) 4G, 4A
Mahtomedi: F-Ben Marshall (11) 1G, 6A

Herb Brooks Award: Casey Myhre - Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl

Thursday, March 11, 2010

2010 MINNESOTA STATE CLASS "A" HOCKEY TOURNAMENT: Warroad Rolls Into Semis .. With Brock and Brett, no reason to fret. There certainly wasn’t for the Warroad Warriors Wednesday night in the closing game of the first round of the Minnesota Class A state boys hockey tournament .. Courtesy of Grand Forks Herald

By: Virg Foss, Grand Forks Herald
From left, Warroad's Brock Nelson's shot on goal is stopped by Rochester Lourdes goalie Nick Heimer in first period of the Boys Class 1A hockey game on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Bruce Bisping)

ST. PAUL — With Brock and Brett, no reason to fret.

There certainly wasn’t for the Warroad Warriors Wednesday night in the closing game of the first round of the Minnesota Class A state boys hockey tournament.

Senior linemates Brock Nelson and Brett Hebel put on a scoring clinic as the Warriors dominated Rochester Lourdes 9-0 to move into Friday’s 1 p.m. semifinals against defending state champion Breck School at the Xcel Energy Center.

Breck (27-2) and Warroad (25-4) are no strangers. Breck beat the Warriors 7-3 in last year’s state championship game.

Hebel had the hat trick and added three assists for a six-point game, pushing his season goal total to 29.

Nelson matched Hebel’s six-point game in a different fashion.

Nelson had the game’s first goal on the first shot of the game and added a shorthanded goal in the final period for good measure. He also collected four assists as the Warriors overpowered Lourdes behind the dazzling play of the top line of Hebel, Nelson and Tanner Pederson, who had two goals himself.

Nelson, a finalist for the Mr. Hockey Award to be given out here Sunday to the top senior player in the state, didn’t take long to cast a vote for himself.

Just 2:37 into the first period, Nelson put the Warriors on the board with his 48th goal of the season.

He took a pass off the left wall from defenseman Carson Gray, cut across the crease and undressed Lourdes goalie Nick Heimer to slip a backhander past him.

It was just a continuation of Nelson’s sizzling scoring from the Section 8 tournament, where he had eight goals in three games.

Warroad’s Aaron Rasmusson made it 2-0 on Warroad’s fourth shot of the opening period.

Rasmusson, coming down right wing, fired from what seemed to be an impossible angle from the lower outer edge of the faceoff circle. Somehow his shot snuck past Heimer’s left shoulder when he failed to close off the short side on Rasmusson.

The goal was the 13th of the season for Rasmusson, a senior who centers Warroad’s second line.

Nelson could have had a hat trick in the first period, in which the Warriors outshot Lourdes 8-2.

He was stoned by Heimer on a shorthanded breakaway with five minutes left in the period. Nelson tried to go 5-hole on Heimer, but was denied.

In the last minute of the period, Nelson came in alone on Heimer from left wing and tried the same move while cutting across the face of the crease that netted him his first goal.

This time, though, the puck slid harmlessly off Nelson’s stick and skittered into the corner before he could even get a shot off.

It was a dominating opening period for the Warriors, who entered the tournament ranked fourth in the state and were making their fourth straight appearance at state and 21st all.

Warroad limited Lourdes to two shots on goal in the opening period despite the Eagles having a pair of power plays.

Lourdes, ranked 15th in the state in the final poll, were making their second straight trip to the state tournament.

It got even worse for Lourdes in the second period in which Hebel scored on a slap shot from the right point at 4:28 to get the Warriors rolling again.

A tremendous hustle play by Nelson set up linemate Tanner Pederson for Warroad’s fourth goal and just the third of the season for Pederson.

Nelson chased down a puck headed for an icing call on Warroad, and in one motion, flipped it out front to Pederson for an easy tap-in.

Hebel scored his second of the game and 23rd of the season on a feed from Nelson at 12:48 of the second period for a commanding 5-0 lead going into the final period.

Goals by Adam Shaugabay, Hebel, Nelson and Pederson in the third period closed out the beatdown by the Warriors.

Warroad sophomore goalie Andy Foster wasn’t tested much, but he was solid in posting his second straight shutout of tournament play.

He finished with 18 saves to go with his shutout of Thief River Falls in the Section 8 finals last week.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Minnesota Class A state boys hockey tournament: Pedigree of success Tradition-rich Warroad out for another title By: Virg Foss, Courtesy of Grand Forks Herald

ST. PAUL — As Warroad (24-4) heads into tonight’s final opening-round game of the Minnesota State High School Class A state hockey tournament against Rochester Lourdes (17-8-3), history skates into battle with it.

Not only did the Warriors win state titles in 1994, 1996, 2002 and 2005 and come from a community that bills itself as Hockeytown USA, but they are backed by a coaching staff rich in success.

Head coach Albert Hasbargen was co-coach of the 2005 championship team with Dennis Fermoyle, now one of Hasbargen’s assistants.

Another assistant to Hasbargen, Bruce Olson, coached Roseau High School to a state title in 1999. Assistant coach Adrian Hasbargen was a member of UND’s 2000 national championship team. Goalie coach Corwin Saurdiff is a former Warroad High and college standout.

Few teams have coaching staffs with resumes as glittering.

But it’s the product on the ice that will ultimately determine whether tradition-rich Warroad, seeded fourth in the tournament, can bring home another title.

The pedigree of success extends to the players.

Nice lineage

Warroad’s leading scorer, Brock Nelson, is the grandson of 1960 Olympic gold medalist Billy Christian. Another top forward, junior Nick Stoskopf, is the grandson of former UND coach Rube Bjorkman.

Nelson is one of 10 finalists for the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award as the state’s top player. The winner will be announced at a banquet in St. Paul on Sunday, with the entire Warroad team staying to attend.

Nelson, a Sioux recruit, is coming off a dazzling eight goals in three games in the Section 8 tournament, pumping his season total of goals to 47 in 28 games.

“To win a championship, your top players have to have the best games of their lives,” Albert Hasbargen said.

As good as Nelson is, he won’t have to do it alone.

Senior Brett Hebel has 26 goals, Stoskopf 18, senior Aaron Rasmusson 12 and an inexperienced defense has come of age.

How sophomore goalie Andy Foster handles the pressure of his first state tournament could be a key. Foster has started just 10 games this season, but one of them was a 25-save shutout of Thief River Falls in the Section 8 final.

He was battling others for the backup goalie spot when the season started. He was thrust into a major role when senior goalie Shaun Storey abruptly quit the team during the section tournament.

“He (Foster) seemed to be the most mature as far as handling things on the ice, not letting things bother him as much,” Hasbargen said of his rise up the goalie ranks with the Warriors.

On the big stage

That calm will be tested under the bright lights and extreme pressure of the state tournament at the Xcel Energy Center tonight.

Hasbargen knows from experience that pressure is different at the state tournament. “It seems like when it’s the section finals, it’s the seniors who are most nervous, because it’s their last chance at a state tournament,” Hasbargen said. “But when you get to state, it’s the young guys who are nervous.”

And at age 16, Foster’s nerves will be tested. He carries a 1.9 goals-against average and .910 save percentage into state.

“Any time you go down there (St. Paul), everyone has to be at the top of their game,” Hasbargen said.

“You also need some luck and you need to get some bounces go your way. All teams there are good. There are no easy games.”

Hasbargen said when Warroad beat Osseo and Roseau earlier in the season, he knew this team could be special.

“That was kind of the measuring stick for us, when we beat some of the better teams around,” he said. “We knew then we were a pretty good team.”

Tonight’s game

Who: Warroad vs. Rochester Lourdes.
When: 8:30 p.m., approximate, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul.
TV: KCPM (GF Channel 9).
Records: Warroad 24-4-0, Rochester Lourdes 17-8-3.
Of note: Warroad has won state titles in 1994, 1996, 2002 and 2005.

SECTION 8A BOY'S HOCKEY POST SEASON AWARDS: 2009-10 Northwest Conference Co Champions are the Park Rapids Panthers and the Kittson Central Bearcats .. All Conference Team Also Named .. Congrat's To All Athletes

The 2009-10 Northwest Conference Co Champions are the Park Rapids Panthers and the Kittson Central Bearcats 

The All Conference Team: 

Alex Lyon   LOW
Alex Chaput   Kittson Central

Kevin McMorrow  Park Rapids
Jeff Bergh   Kittson Central
Jake Pelach   LOW
Garrett Schmitz  RLF

Craig Lindegard  Kittson Central
Sam Coborn  Park Rapids
Tucker Coborn  Park Rapids
JonCarlo Westerland   LOW
Dylan Zutz   RLF
Dillon Spray   Bagley

Coach of the Year:  Scott Klein Kittson Central
Assist. Coach of the Year:  Jason Sobolik  Kittson Central  

PRESS RELEASE: The Warroad Warriors Boy's Hockey Team Make 20th Trip To Minnesota State High School Tournament .. Timothy Oshie To Provide Color Analyst .. Games Broadcasted On Internet On Minnesota Sports Broadcasting Network / KQ-92 FM In Warroad

Minnesota H.S. Section 8A Boy\

Tonight, the Warriors take on the Rochester Lourdes Eagles at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN at 8:00 P.M. CDT.

Steve Pesek, the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network, sent out this press release yesterday informing Warroad fans to the broadcasts.  I will be working with long time Warrior broadcaster, Jon Micheal, on the call to KQ-92 FM in Warroad.  You can also click on the link to listen to our broadcast tonight via the Internet by clicking on to:

Here is the MSBN Press Release:

This is Steve Pesek, the Director of Communications and Marketing with the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network. I just wanted to inform you of our online coverage of the 2010 Boys State Hockey Tournament this week, March 10th-13th. MSBN will broadcast ALL 16 games from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN over the four days and it will ALL be available for FREE on

Throughout the season, Warroad Warriors' webcasts on have been a production of KQ92 and Lake Country Sports Radio of Warroad, MN. During this tournament, these Jon Michael / Timothy Oshie called broadcasts will be available to fans with the KQ92/Border Broadcasting feed made specially available on it's own page at . To access these broadcasts, you may visit the link in this email or go through the homepage.

All MSBN produced broadcasts can be found LIVE on our website homepage at Listeners can go to the website 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and click on the designated link to the bottom of the homepage. Our pregame coverage will begin then, with the opening face-off scheduled to follow (Start times on games subject to change based on previous competition). All MSBN broadcasts on are FREE and along with the LIVE broadcast-stream of the games, they will have live statistics, a real-time scoreboard, live photos, and interactive email communication. After the games are over, make sure to head back to MSBN's website to check out the MSBN Full Archives, in order to listen to the broadcasts again whenever you want (MSBN Full Archives are also FREE).

We encourage you to pass this message along to anyone that may be interested, as MSBN is excited to broadcast high school sports all year long on If you have any questions feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help. Thank you very much for
your time and best of luck to the Warriors in the tournament!

2010 Boys State Hockey Tournament:

March 10th - Class "A" Quarterfinals:
11:00 AM - Alexandria vs. #2 Mahtomedi
1:00 PM  - Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl vs. #3 Hermantown
6:00 PM  - New Ulm vs. #1 Breck School
8:00 PM  - Rochester Lourdes vs. #4 Warroad

March 12th - Class "A" Semifinals:
11:00 AM - Semifinal #1
1:00 PM  - Semifinal #2

March 13th - Class "A" 3rd Place Game and Championship:
9:00 AM  - Third Place Game
12:00 PM - Class "A" Championship Game

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

LET'S PLAY HOCKEY PRESS RELEASE: The Minnesota State High School Boys State Tournament Banquets For Class A / AA

Media Alert

What:            2010 Boys State High School Hockey Tournament Banquets

Where:            Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul
When:             Class A Banquet – Tuesday, March 9 – 6:00 PM
                       Class AA Banquet – Wednesday, March 10 – 7:00 PM

Key Points

  • Only time to catch all coaches and players in each tournament at once
  • Prime photo opportunities for stills and video
  • Interview opportunities galore
  • The kids are all dressed up!

Class A Notes – Tuesday, March 9 - 6:00 PM

  • New Ulm has not been to the state tournament since 1992
  • Alexandria is making its first appearance since 1996
  • Warroad attending for 7th time in last 8 years – won titles in ’05 and ‘03
  • Warroad has made 20 appearances with four titles ('94, '96, '03, '05) and an all-time tournament record of 25-8
  • Breck has won 11 straight state tourney games – won titles in '09, ’04 and ’00
  • Breck's Tyson Fulton leads the tournament field in scoring with 84 points
  • Hermantown won its lone state title in its last state tournament appearance (2007)
  • Mr. Hockey Finalists in the state tournament: Adam Krause (Hermantown), Brock Nelson (Warroad)
  • Class A field: Alexandria, Breck, Hermantown, Mahtomedi, New Ulm, Rochester Lourdes, Virginia/Mt. Iron-Buhl, Warroad 
  • Keynote Speaker: Brian Bonin, former Mr. Hockey/Hobey Baker Award Winner

Class AA Notes – Wednesday, March 10 – 7:00 PM

  • Edina returns for 4th straight tourney
  • Edina coached by two former Minnesota North Stars: Curt Giles and Don Beaupre
  • Blaine's Nick Bjugstad leads the tournament field in scoring with 69 points
  • Minnetonka's lone loss was a 5-4 overtime defeat at the hands of Edina
  • Roseau will be making its record 33rd state tournament appearance. The Rams have won a record seven state titles
  • Edina has won six state championships and has made 26 appearances in St. Paul
  • Apple Valley is making its first appearance in the state tournament since winning the 1996 title
  • Blaine, Duluh East, Edina and Hill-Murray each appeared in the 2009 state tournament
  • Mr. Hockey Finalists in the state tournament: Nick Bjugstad (Blaine), Max Gardiner (Minnetonka), Justin Holl (Minnetonka)
  • Class AA field: Apple Valley, Blaine, Duluth East, Edina, Hill-Murray, Lakeville North, Minnetonka, Roseau
  • Keynote Speaker: Shjon Podein, former Stanley Cup Champion