Blaine and Maple Grove elected to play both Northwest Suburban Conference contests at neutral sites.
The first meeting came Dec. 26 at the Sports Authority Holiday Hockey Classic, organized by Benilde-St. Margaret’s at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center.
Blaine bounced back from its first loss of the season, a 3-1 score against No. 3 ranked (Class A) East Grand Forks Dec. 13, with a pair of 11-0 Northwest Suburban Conference wins against Coon Rapids Dec. 14 and Robbinsdale Armstrong Dec. 19.
When it comes to cancer, sharing stories with others can be quite powerful. Hockey is one way to bring people together for a cause and that’s exactly what happened earlier this month at Coon Rapids Ice Center. The arena was the site of a day-long (Dec. 7) fund raiser to benefit Jaela’s Ultimate Cancer Shutout in conjunction with the Blaine and Coon Rapids youth hockey associations.
Centennial scored twice in the third period to push past Andover 4-2 Dec. 14. Goals from Tyler Tomberlin and Zach Sitarz bookended a busy second period and Tyler Vold picked up assists on both goals, but it wasn’t enough for the home conference win. Huskies goalie Ryan Olson made 24 saves in the loss that dropped Andover to 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the NWSC.