High School

Class AA: Skippers look to win third straight title

The Minnetonka Skippers head back to Xcel Energy Center in search of the first back-to-back-to-back state championships in the 18-year history of the girls’ hockey state tournament.

Three Class AA teams return to St. Paul from last year – Eagan, Lakeville North and Minnetonka – and only Eden Prairie  and Minnetonka have captured past state championships. Forest Lake is making its first appearance at the state tournament since 2001, while Eagan is at the X for the eighth time.

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Tourney Time

The 19th edition of the Minnesota girls’ high school hockey state tournament takes center stage this week with 16 teams dreaming of raising the championship trophy on the Xcel Energy Center ice.

 

Class AA: Skippers look to win third straight title

Class A: Top-ranked teams vie for state title

Wayzata JV riding 53-game winning streak

 

By Peter Knutson
Let’s Play Hockey

It’s not often you see a high school hockey team go undefeated in a season. There are 26 chances for a mistake that could leave a blemish on the record. Despite these odds, the Wayzata girls’ junior varsity team has accomplished this feat and more. They recently hit the 50-game winning streak mark in a win over Edina, the opponent who happens to have handed Wayzata its last loss on Feb. 3, 2011. Since then, the Trojans have added three more wins to the streak. This is a tremendous feat for any team.

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Girls High School Senior Classic set for March 1-3

 

The 2013 Girls High School Senior Classic will take place at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn., starting on Friday, March 1. The tournament runs through Sunday, March 3. The best senior girls from all 16 sections throughout the state will be competing for bragging rights for their sections. This is the 15th year of the Senior Classic. The first event took place in 1999.

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Not your average hockey player

 

By Peter Knutson
Let’s Play Hockey

Toby Sengvongxay may be an average sophomore at Luverne High School, but he is one player you wouldn’t expect to see in hockey, let alone breaking school records on the ice. Sengvongxay is Hmong-American.

He started playing hockey around third grade and has stuck with it since then. Toby is an avid soccer player and one day he was on the soccer field and a hockey parent saw him practicing. They asked him if he would try hockey because he was so fast on the field. He gave hockey a shot and loved it from the start.

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