High School

Eyes on the prize

The 18th 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

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Rebels ready as Section 5AA playoff begins

By Nick Clark
Sun Newspapers

The jab hit close to home for Carl Ness last fall, when one of his friends informed the soon-to-be Champlin Park boys hockey captain of the downfall awaiting the team this winter.

The Rebels had 25 regular season games staring them straight in the facemask, and even those closest to the players figured a .500 season would be a worthy goal.

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Midwest Xposure set for March 16-18

Like it’s “parent,” the Upper Midwest High School Elite League, the Midwest Xposure Tournament adjusts to maintain it’s strength and competitiveness. Consequently, it will be staying with it’s early dates — one week after the Minnesota State High School Tournament (March 16-18). It has also made a decision to adjust the number of teams each year based on the quality of the player applications.

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Silencing the doubters

By Tim Kolehmainen
Breakdown Sports USA

Four years ago on Hockey Day Minnesota, the state was introduced to young Corey Wheelock. The then-13-year-old was featured on a Fox Sports North feature story that spotlighted his persistence while playing competitive hockey with a prosthetic right leg. It was a heartwarming story.

But we hadn’t seen anything yet.

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Top 10 candidates announced for Mr. Hockey Award

The Minnesota Minute Men announced the Top Ten Candidates for the 28th Annual Mr. Hockey Award. They are Justin Kloos (Lakeville South), Will Merchant (Eagan), Grant Opperman (Breck), Judd Peterson (Duluth Marshall), Jake Randolph (Duluth East), Charlie Sampair (Hill-Murray), Eric Schurhamer (St. Thomas Academy), Jared Thomas (Hermantown), Dom Toninato (Duluth East) and Michael Zajac (Eagan).

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