True to Form: Girls Hockey at State and High School Tournaments Coming Up from Scott Hall
True to Form: Girls Hockey at State
The competition and quality of play at the girls’ high school hockey section and state tournaments was as high as we’ve come to expect even if the results were true to expectations. In Double A, the Andover Huskies won the state title and completed a remarkable undefeated season with a 5-4 win over Minnetonka in the final.
One of the most pleasing results in Double A came from Brainerd/Little Falls Warriors who emerged as champions of a competitive Section 8 tournament. They lost to top-seed and eventual champion Andover 5-0 in the state quarterfinals.
In the Single A section playoffs defending state champ Proctor-Hermantown Mirage got by Hibbing-Chisholm and Duluth Marshall to win Section 7. Warroad cruised through Section 8 and outscored its three opponents 18 to 1 in the state tournament, including a surprising 6-1 win over Proctor- Hermantown in the final.
Boys hockey section finals are this week: Grand Rapids vs. Andover in Section 7AA in Duluth Thursday.
Girls basketball section play begins this week with the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers (24-2) favored in 8A-East followed by Fosston (19-4), Fertile-Beltrami (20-6) and Clearbrook-Gonvik (17-6) as other high seeds.
Mt Iron-Buhl (23-3) will be the top seed in 7A. Pequot Lakes Patriots (25-1) will get the top seed in a tough 7AA section. Grand Rapids (23-3) will be the top seed in 7AAA, and Brainerd (20-5) will be a high seed in Section 8AAAA
The Gopher Women and Men’s teams are the hottest teams in college hockey. Neither team lost in February. Both wrapped up their league titles: the #1 ranked women won the WCHA, and the men took the Big Ten.