The biggest story coming into the season for the Huskies is between the pipes where Minnesota-Duluth prospect Maddie Rooney decided to try out for the boys team after helping the girls to the program’s first state tournament appearance. Head coach Mark Manney begins his sixth season guiding the boys’ team and will try for career coaching win No. 75 in the season-opener at Robbinsdale, Nov. 29.
Andover and Anoka boys hockey programs were well represented in the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association post-season awards.
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.
Andover, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Anoka, St. Francis and Legacy Christian each have a very real chance of playing well past the regular season finale.
Blaine searched for a way to hand Anoka a third defeat this season and it came in the form of a 6-3 boys’ hockey victory in the Section 5AA semifinals.
Anoka (2-8-0, 4-11-0) was down 3-1 with six minutes left in the first period of Saturday’s afternoon matinee against crosstown rival Coon Rapids (0-7-1, 4-10-1) before scoring nine unanswered goals for a 10-3 win at the Anoka Ice Center Jan. 14.