Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tonight In Section 8A .. Quick Game Snip-Its For All Games Tonight In The Northland .. Take Your PIck For Section 8A's Game of the Night

Bemidji (8AA) at Lake of the Woods (8A), 7:30PM | Baudette Arena
The upstart Bemidji Lumberjacks (10-6-0), have turned heads this season under second-year coach, Wade Chiodo. The Lumberjacks have knocked off some powerhouses this season in Duluth Marshall, Grand Rapids and the St. Cloud schools of Cathedral and Apollo. The Bears (8-7-1) have trucked through the schedule playing some solid hockey. Goaltender Alex Lyon has carried the lions share yet has came up shining. Look for Bemidji to get a ton of pucks and traffic to the net tonight as the Bears host the Lumberjacks in Baudette Arena.

Wadena-Deer Creek (6A) at Walker-H-A (8A), 7PM | Walker Area Comm Center
Wadena D-C invade the Walker Community Arena tonight. Spoke with a business partner of mine who informed me the Walker-H-A Wolves had blown up last weeks quick bits and displayed them at the rink. Thanks Coach Ben Brovold. Keep the boys working hard and playing tough, Section 8A hockey. The Wolverines, from the Mid-State Conference, enter tonights clash with a record of 3-13-0 under Coach Dan Savoie.

Northern Lakes (6A) at Park Rapids Area (8A), 7:30PM | Park Rapids Community Center
Northern Lakes come into Land of the Panthers at (7-6-0). They travel to the hornet's nest at Park Rapids Comm Center. The Panthers play solid hockey in their hometown barn and usually make it difficult for out-of-town teams. The Panthers (12-5-1) come in on a 2-game winning streak while taking five of the last six contests. Look for this to be a high scoring affair as both teams like to hit the back of the net.

East Grand Forks (8A) at Red Lake Falls (8A), 7:30PM | Cardin-Hunt Arena
Won't need to pump up this Section 8A affair tonight as the Green Wave, under head coach Cory Chupka, invade Red Lake Falls tonight. EGF (6-10-0) is coming off a 2-game losing streak to powerhouses in the likes of the Roseau Rams and Grand Forks (ND) Central. Each of these two teams are at the top of the standings in the respective state rankings (GF Central is currently #1 in North Dakota). After shocking Section 8A and all of Minnesota hockey in their donnie-brook with the Warroad Warriors two weeks ago tonight, the Green Wave have dropped the last two. Red Lake Falls, under Brad Kennett, have played well at times this season but currently have dropped 5 of 6 games. The Cardin-Hunt Arena will be rocking tonight as the Polk County foes vie for bragging rights heading into Section 8A seedings.

Crookston (8A) at Detroit Lakes (6A), 7:30PM | Freeman Sports Arena
Pirates head coach, Jon Bittner, has these boys of Crookston playing tough, rugged Section 8A hockey. Crookston (2-11-0) are coming in on a 5-game skid, but look for the Pirates to battle their foes of Section 6A in the Detroit Lakes Lakers. The Lakers come into tonights clash at 11-2-0 under head coach Chris Denardo. The Mid-State Conference Lakers are currently on a 11-game unbeaten streak and will look to extend that tonight versus Crookston. The Lakers have lost both of their games on home ice this season.

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