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Willmar Cardinals are big underdogs against second-ranked Warroad Warriors
The Crusaders, the defending Class A champions and ranked No. 1 in the state, begin the Section 6A playoffs on Tuesday against Prairie Centre. Smith, a senior forward, missed 6 weeks with an upper body injury and returned to the lineup 4 games before the playoffs
The Dodge County sophomore forward leads the state in goals (46), is 11th in points (66) and has helped the Wildcats to a 20-5-0 record and the No. 1 seed in the Section 1A boys hockey playoffs, which begin tonight with first-round games.
Stewartville didn't have a co-op agreement in place for girls hockey during Carlie Hildebrandt's sophomore and junior seasons, so she dug into her softball career, assuming her hockey career was over.
Dodge County, riding a 13-game winning streak and a 20-5-0 overall record, was awarded the No. 1 seed in the Section One, Class A playoffs that begin Tuesday.
Senior Bryton Carlson has been a key cog to Willmar Cardinals' success
The seventh-seeded Storm beat No. 10 Wadena-Deer Creek, 4-2 to move into the quarterfinals Tuesday at No. 2 Alexandria
The Rink Live's Mick Hatten appeared on WJON's "Hang Up and Listen" show on Friday, Feb. 14. He sends out some love for a story on the top-rated high school player in Minnesota and discusses the Wild firing Bruce Boudreau and talks about some things to look forward to on the website for the 40th anniversary of the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team's gold medal