Karen and Steve Backes aren’t just hockey fans. The parents of St. Louis Blues captain, two-time U.S. Olympian and Spring Lake Park High School graduate David Backes returned from Sochi, Russia even more proud of their son.
St. Cloud State University sophomore forward Jonny Brodzinski (Blaine graduate) has been named to the 2014 All-National Collegiate Hockey Conference Honorable Mention Team.
Andover and Anoka boys hockey programs were well represented in the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association post-season awards.
Blaine (22-5-1) won both regular season meetings against crosstown rival Centennial (16-10-2) but the No. 3 seeded Cougars upset No. 1 Blaine to win the Section 5AA title 2-1.
Top-seed Blaine picked up its sixth win in a row and 22nd of the season after shutting out Anoka 3-0 in the Section 5AA semifinal game during a rare Wednesday night game for high school hockey.
Top-seed Blaine picked up its sixth win in a row and 22nd win of the season after shutting out Anoka 3-0 in the Section 5AA semifinal game on a rare Wednesday night for high school hockey.