From college to the NHL

 

By Kevin Kurtt
Let’s Play Hockey Editor

If you’ve watched nearly any NCAA sporting event on television in the past several years, you’ve seen the ad. You may even be able to recite the tagline: “There are 380,000 NCAA student-athletes, and just about all of them will be going pro in something other than sports.” It’s a noble campaign directed at educating the masses that most athletes in college will see their athletic careers come to an end at graduation. In the world of NCAA hockey, the vast majority of players on the 59 Division I and 79 Division II/III men’s teams will not make the jump to the NHL, AHL, ECHL or any other of the various professional hockey leagues around the world. But for a select few, college hockey is merely a steppingstone to the bright lights of the National Hockey League.

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PeeWee A Scores - Feb. 27-March 4, 2012

North Region Tournament
Centennial 10, Cloquet 4
Centennial 6, Grand Rapids 2
Duluth East 4, Cloquet 3
Elk River 4, Hibbing/Chisholm 3 OT
Elk River 7, Duluth East 1
Elk River 6, Grand Rapids 0
Elk River 9, Centennial 1
Grand Rapids 5, Duluth East 2
Grand Rapids 5, Hibbing/Chisholm 4 OT
Hermantown 11, Greenway 2
Hermantown 3, Elk River 1
Hermantown 5, Centennial 2
Hibbing/Chisholm 4, Greenway 3
To State: Hermantown, Elk River

South Region Tournament
Eden Prairie 8, Luverne 0
Eden Prairie 6, Rochester Red 3
Eden Prairie 4, Minnetonka 2
Eden Prairie 2, Edina 1
Edina 4, Rochester Red 2
Edina 3, Minnetonka 1
Luverne 6, Rochester Black 2
Minnetonka 8, Mankato 0
Minnetonka 8, Luverne 0
Prior Lake/Savage 14, Rochester Black 0
Prior Lake/Savage 5, Eden Prairie 4 OT
Prior Lake/Savage 5, Edina 0
Rochester Red 5, Mankato 2
To State: Prior Lake/Savage, Eden Prairie

East Region Tournament
Highland Central 2, Lakeville North 1
Lakeville South 12, Crow River 1
Lakeville South 8, Wayzata Blue 0
Lakeville South 8, Osseo/Maple Grove 1
Osseo/Maple Grove 7, Woodbury 3
Osseo/Maple Grove 6, Highland Central 1
Osseo/Maple Grove 5, Stillwater 3
Stillwater 6, Crow River 1
Stillwater 7, Highland Central 3
Stillwater 3, Wayzata Blue 1
Wayzata Blue 3, Stillwater 1
Wayzata Blue 3, Woodbury 2 OT
Woodbury 3, Lakeville North 2
To State: Lakeville South, Osseo/Maple Grove

West Region Tournament
Bemidji 6, Brainerd 2
Fergus Falls 8, Bemidji 5
MAML 2, Moorhead Black 1
MAML 4, Roseau 3
MAML 4, Roseau 2
Moorhead Black 6, St. Cloud 2
Moorhead Black 5, Fergus Falls 3
Roseau 6, St. Cloud 3
Roseau 10, Bemidji 4
Roseau 4, Moorhead Black 3 OT
St. Michael-Albertville 4, Brainerd 2
St. Michael-Albertville 5, Fergus Falls 3
St. Michael-Albertville 3, MAML 0
To State: St. Michael-Albertville, MAML

Italics indicate a tournament championship game



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