High School

Poll Position

Perennial contenders Hill-Murray and Blake enter the season as the No. 1 girls’ high school hockey teams in Minnesota

After the jump, the 2015-16 Minnesota Girls’ High School Team Previews:

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Team North wins Elite League playoff championship

 

By Tim Droogsma

Before his Team Southeast squad prepared to take on Team North in the Elite League playoff championship game, Coach Sean Toomey had a plan. “We can’t try to out-physical them,” Toomey said. “We have to get them to try to keep up with us and play a speed game.”

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For the love of the game

 

By Ken Pauly
Head Coach, Benilde-St. Margaret’s HS
MHCA Past President

It almost always ends in tears. Those tears may come during tryouts, sectional play, or the state tournament, but it’s a pretty safe bet that when a high school experience comes to its conclusion, it most always comes with a sense of loss; a loss that transcends the final result.

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Team North wins league title, earns top playoff seed

 

Over the past 15 years, a number of the races for the Upper Midwest High School Elite League regular season title have gone right down to the wire, sometimes involving two or three teams with a shot at the crown on the league’s final weekend.

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Improving Minnesota high school hockey

 

Minnesota high school hockey is a wonderful product. It’s a model envied throughout North America as a community-based system that annually produces hundreds of elite hockey players. But can it be improved?

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