Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Notes From The Xcel Energy Center: Class "A" + Class "AA" In The Eve On The Class "A" Quarter-Finals Beginning At 11:00 AM Tomorrow

Class A Notes –

- Little Falls is only unbeaten team in tourney at 28-0 –0
- Little Falls 5th straight tourney
- Little Falls forward Ben Hanowski set the state record for career points beating the mark set by Red Wing’s Johnny Pohl – has 66 goals in 28 games
- Warroad attending for 6th time in last 7 years – won titles in ’05 and ‘03 as well as '94 and '96 and leads most Class "A" titles with (4); has made Class "A" Tourney Record (11 Times) Since The Inception In 1994
- Warroad along with Hermantown Last "A" teams to go undefeated at 29-0-2 (Warroad '05 / Hermantown '07)
- Breck has won 8 straight state tourney games – won titles in ’04 and ’00
- St. Cloud Cathedral’s Joe Nessler has been to five straight state tourneys between soccer, hockey and golf
- (3) Class "A" Players From 2004 & 2005 Tourney Now In National Hockey League Blake Wheeler (Breck) Boston Bruins; Matt Niskanen (Virginia) Dallas Stars; T.J. Oshie (Warroad) St. Louis Blues

Class A field: Rochester Lourdes, Breck, Hutchinson, Mahtomedi, St. Cloud Cathedral, Little Falls, Virginia, Warroad

Class AA Notes –

- Hill Murray returns to defend state title - 4th straight state tourney appearance
- Edina returns for 3rd straight tourney – lost to Hill Murray in last year’s title game
- Edina coached by two former Minn. North Stars: Curt Giles and Don Beaupre
- Moorhead has been in title game six times and finished 2nd every time
- Blaine twins Clay and Jay Wagamon are involved in auto racing

Class AA field: Rochester Century, Edina, Cretin-Derham Hall, Hill-Murray, Blaine, Eden Prairie, Duluth East, Moorhead

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