Blaine completed one of its best regular seasons going 19-3-2 overall and 18-2-1 en route to the Northwest Suburban Conference championship, after finishing the regular season with a 5-1 win over conference runner-up Centennial Feb. 1.
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.
Blaine 4, Elk River 2 The Bengals improved to 3-2 following their Northwest Suburban Conference win at Elk River Tuesday night. Kiersten Falck scored twice in the opening period and both on special teams before assisting on Amy Schlagel’s goal late in the third period to secure the win. Schlagel and Sam Swanstrom set up [...]
Andover coach Ben Monahan and Blaine coach Steve Guider thrive on competition. Both girls’ hockey coaches intentionally scheduled tough early-season non-conference opponents ahead of their Nov. 17 meeting at Fogerty Arena in Blaine.