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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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1A Quarterfinals: Sister Act

By Ryan Phelps
Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MN

Blake (green) jumped out early and never looked back

Click Here for postgame audio from Blake's head coach Brano Stankovsky
Click Here for postgame audio from Blake's Katharine Chute
It was deja vu all over again as #1 Blake beat #8 Breck 4-0 for the third time this year.  The only difference was Wednesday’s win came during the quarterfinals of the Girls’ State Hockey Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center.  And two sets of sisters did most of the damage.


We were hoping we’d get a fifth goal because it is pretty odd that all three games this year would end 4-0,” said Bears coach Brano Stankovsky.


“It doesn’t get old.  As long as we’re getting the win, we’ll go for any amount of goals,” added Blake standout Katharine Chute.


Chute is also the metro player of the year, but today, her job was to get the defenders attention.  Chute tallied two assists, but it was the supporting cast that was the most impressive in this win.


“They were doing a really good job of covering Katharine,” added Stankovsky.  “They weren’t going to let her go anywhere.”


If they say that the Blake team is like a family, it’s because some of them are.  Chute sister Margaret Chute also added a goal and an assist while Sally Komarek scored one goal to go with her two assists; her sister Laura scored the final goal for Blake.


The Blake School has been here before (1996, 2001 and 2003), but the current Bears team is experiencing this for the first time.  And this time, they have a good shot at first place.


“It’s great,” said Chute.  “We get to stay and play at the Xcel (Energy Center) and we get to come back and know we have at least two games left.”


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