For the third year in a row, Coon Rapids and Blaine met outside in January to renew their girls’ hockey rivalry.
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Coon Rapids grabbed its first win of the season in Roseau while St. Francis and Legacy Christian earned valuable wins on the Iron Range and North Shore.
CTN recaps Coon Rapids girls’ hockey’s 4-2 loss to Stillwater in the ABRA Invitational quarterfinal game Dec. 26 at Braemar Arena in Edina.
Blaine picked up its ninth win of the season in a 3-1 win over rival Coon Rapids Dec. 14.
For the first time in four years, Blaine (9-4) scored first in the annual Teddy Bear toss game, in which the first goal of the game triggers fans of both teams toss stuffed animals onto the ice. The animals are collected by both teams and donated to area hospitals, police, fire and crisis shelters.
Andover junior Tyler Tomberlin scored twice on the power play in the second period while junior goalie Chase Perry came up with some huge saves down the stretch as No. 19 ranked Andover skated off the ice with a 2-1 win at No. 9 Eden Prairie, Dec. 15.