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History Lesson: The most impressive records from the Minnesota high school boys hockey tournament

The 2022 tournament will be March 9-12 as teams across Minnesota compete to etch their names in the history book.

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Thief River Falls goalie Brett Holmer tracks the puck in the second period of the Minnesota Section 8A boys hockey championship at the East Grand Forks Civic Center on Thursday, March 3, 2022.
Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

ST. PAUL — Sixteen teams advanced to this week's Minnesota high school boys tournament, and a new champion is guaranteed for both Class A and Class 2A.

In Class 2A, Hill-Murray will be making it's 32nd tournament appearance, more than any other school in the state. Edina is making its 29th appearance. Combined with Edina East, the Edina/Edina East combo ties Roseau — which didn't advance this year — with 34 trips to state.

Warroad leads teams competing in Class A, with 23 appearances, while Hermantown is making its 18th visit.

All teams competed in the same division prior to 1992, when the state implemented a two-tier setup.

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