Saturday, January 23, 2010
Hockey (B), Hockey (G)
Hockey Day 2010
By Kyle Stevens
TRF, Hibbing and Hermantown, Minn.
Hockey Day 2010 has now passed. Though the weather did not cooperate,
the talent certainly did.
Hermantown fans came out in force to support the
home team against Eden Prairie, and the community came together just to
get it done.
After two successful, and frigid years in Baudette,
Hockey Day spent a year in the Metro in 2009. It's first year on the
North Shore has to be deemed a success, even with the rain, snow and
sleet that nearly destroyed the playing surface.
Much like last year,
when Minnesota Sports Online took a trip of their own. A three day,
three city trip was planned again this year.
Thursday night we were
in Thief River Falls, Hibbing on Friday and Hermantown on Saturday. And
just like last year, we had a blast. The hockey highlight was getting to
see Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. Hard to imagine a
better venue for high school hockey.
Friday, Jan. 22 Click here
for David Kolquist, Hockey Day Organizer
Click hereMNSO's Hockey Trip schedule
for Bruce Plante, Hermantown boys' hockey coach
Thursday, Jan. 21
Saturday, Jan. 23 - Hockey Day Minnesota
From StarTribune.com: The Royals can score quickly. They scored two goals in a 21-second span
in the second period and three times in 53 seconds in the third period
in defeating the Hilltoppers in nonconference play. Senior forward
Archie Skalbeck had a hat trick, including two power-play goals. Senior
forward Zachary Zoidis had two goals. Senior goaltender Alexander Fons
made 25 saves for the shutout.
From StarTribune.com: Kyle Rau is en fuego. The junior center scored two unassisted goals as
the Eagles topped the Hawks in a battle of third-ranked teams on
Saturday in Hermantown. Eden Prairie is ranked No. 3 in Class 2A while
Hermantown holds down the same position in Class 1A. Rau's second goal
with 5 minutes, 18 seconds remaining turned out to be the game winner.
In his past seven games, Rau has 17 goals and 13 assists for 30 points.
He has scored at least one goal in every game during that stretch, and
has two four-goal games.
From DuluthNewsTribune.com: Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall scored the first three goals and added an
empty-net goal late to defeat Duluth 4-2 in a high school girls hockey
game, completing Saturday’s Hockey Day in Minnesota events outdoors
behind Hermantown Ice Arena.
Abby Miner, Rachel Rossiter and Justina Lindberg scored second-period
goals after the first half of the game was slowed due to a buildup of
snow on the ice surface.
With the win, the Mirage (16-6-2, 5-1) clinched the Lake Superior Conference title.
Hockey Day 2009 Highlights
Day 1: Warroad defends home ice in state's best rivalry
Day 2: Greenway upsets rival for first win
Day 3: Hibbing and Virginia put PIMs on notice
A Thousand Miles: Bad car, good times, great people
Hockey Day 2008 Highlights
Game 1: Danny Usiski's hat-trick lifts Lake of the Woods
Game 2: Roseau escapes with streak intact