It’s poised to be an intense and emotional week in St. Paul and around the Twin Cities as the best boys hockey teams in the state hit Xcel Energy Center for one of the best state tournaments around. That, and state tournament bids get handed out for next week’s boys state basketball tournament at Target Center.
The Boys State High School Hockey Tournament starts in Class A with quarterfinals and continues Thursday with Class AA quarterfinals. Sometimes the great story lines aren’t the ones of the players who have been starters since they put on skates, but the ones who had to work every day to finally be good enough. Breck goaltender Stephen Headrick is a prime example of that.
A high school hockey player got a big scare after he suffered a neck injury during a game on Saturday. Sixteen-year-old Zack Munger plays defense for Plymouth’s Providence Academy. During their junior varsity game against Breck on Saturday, another player hit Zack cleanly, but he fell awkwardly into the boards.
Starting about three months from now, one Twin Cities conference is going to look at lot different when football and the other fall high school sports get started. Officials announced in early April that six schools will be leaving the Tri-Metro Conference and forming their own league, called the Independent Metro Athletic Conference.
It’s the coldest time of the year to be outside as we’re often stuck in subzero temperatures and painfully freezing wind chills. As cold as it is outside, things are heating up in high school gyms and hockey rinks all over the state. We are in the grind of the conference season all across Minnesota.
And while Hockey Day in Minnesota isn’t until Friday, some great games were played Friday night. Check out a few of the hockey clips and other winter sport highlights.
In Friday night’s High School Sports Rally Mike Max profiles Breck tennis ace Myles Tang, David McCoy introduces to Minnetonka basketball star Riley Dearring who is all set to wear Badger red and we take a trip to the annual Minnesota Football Coaches Association convention!
Spring has not been kind so far to tennis teams, at least in Minnesota. Breck’s Myles Tang is a defending state champion who practices, largely, indoors.
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Friday night’s High School Sports Rally features the State High School Hockey semi-finals! Among the big matches are Hill-Murray versus Wayzata, Duluth East versus Edina, Breck versus Hermantown and East Grand Forks versus St. Thomas Academy.
On a night that a private school shut-out a public school 12-0 in the state Class A boys hockey tournament, it’s no surprise an old debate in Minnesota high school sports would resurface.
At the Minnesota state boys hockey tournament, defending state champion St. Thomas Academy aims to repeat in Class A, as this year will be the Cadets final in the small school division.
The Minnesota state boys hockey tournament begins on Wednesday and in Class A, Breck is back and taking on Marshall (14-10-1) to open it.
Being the “State of Hockey,” fans are gearing up for one of the most anticipated and exciting high school state tournaments that high school sports offers in Minnesota.
Didn’t get a chance to see WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? Don’t worry. We’ve got all the winter sports action right here.
While the best girls hockey teams are battling at Xcel Energy this week for a state championship, pairings are set for the State Wrestling Tournament, and the State Gymnastics Tournament is this weekend at the University of Minnesota.
It’s getting to be that busy time of the winter in high school sports. Playoff brackets have been set in girls hockey, with other sports not behind.
Conference play is just a different animal in sports, no matter what level we’re talking about. But especially in high school, more and more conferences seem to balance out in Minnesota every year.
School leaders throughout the state put their heads together Friday to address bullying.
It’s getting downright freezing outside, so if you’re willing to venture out there’s nothing better to do than take in a great high school sports match-up this weekend.
It’s a big time in high school sports, and it usually works out that when we get into the chill of winter that things heat up on the playing field.
A local attorney who specializes in child abuse cases is going after a prominent private school.
Peter Krieger’s second-period goal lifted St. Thomas Academy to a 1-0 victory over Breck in the Class 1A state semifinals on Friday.
If you like high school hockey, the Xcel Energy Center is the place to be this week. One of the great events every year in prep sports is the boys state hockey tournament. This year might be one of the best ever.
Leah Schwartzman scored two goals to send top-seeded Breck to a 3-2 victory against South St. Paul in the Class 1A girls hockey state championship.