Anoka ended 2012 with a 4-1 loss at top-ranked Minnetonka Dec. 20. The loss drops the Tornadoes to 6-6-1 overall and 2-6-0 since Nov. 27. They’ve been outscored 22-9 during that span, minus a 9-1 win over North Metro Dec. 8.
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 Andover’s five-game winning streak came to an end Thursday night as the Huskies (7-3-0) fell to Eden Prairie 5-4 in its Northwest Suburban Conference-Lake Conference crossover game. Eagles Josie Olson scored late in the first period to give the visitors the edge of confidence heading into the first intermission. Just over two minutes into [...]