For Immediate Press Release
Friday, February 1, 2008
East Grand Forks, MN:
Oshie Sports & Entertainment is pleased to announce the Section 8A Defensive Player-of-the-Week for the week ending January 28, 2008.
Warroad Warrior's junior defenseman, Tai Larson, has been selected as the Section 8A Defensive Player-of-the-Week. Larson, a steady on the Warroad defensive unit, has emerged as a solid performer from the blueline.Tai currently sits at 4g + 9a for (13) points in 20 games for Warroad. He provided the tying goal in "The Gardens Miracle" last Friday night as he slipped a shot past Duluth Marshall's goaltender as time was expiring to push the game to overtime after Warroad scored two goals in the final :16.
Warroad's Dane Shaugabay scored a shorthanded game just 1:14 into the OT to finish one of Warroad High Schools most miraculous comebacks of all time. Larson's goal was directly after a face-off in the Hilltopper's zone and will remembered as the goal that brought fans back to their seats after warming up the cars in the frigid Lake of the Woods air last Friday.
The victory was a sweet one for Warroad as Duluth Marshall came in as the #1 ranked team in Minnesota Class "A".
Congratulations to Warroad's, Tai Larson, as the Section 8A Defensive Player-of-the-Week.