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Two titles on the line for Minnesota girls

No. 1 seeds Warroad, Andover look to finish seasons on top, while Proctor/Hermantown and Minnetonka eye titles of their own.

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Andover's Ella Boerger (15) skates with the puck against Gentry Academy during the first period Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Jason Wachter / The Rink Live
Jason Wachter

ST. PAUL — Two Minnesota state girls hockey champions will be crowned Saturday at the Xcel Center.

Here's an overview of both games.

Class A

Warroad will face off against Proctor/Hermantown for the Class A title at 4 p.m. On the strength of two shutouts, 7-0 against River Lakes and 5-0 over South St. Paul, the Warriors look to prove their status as the top-ranked team in Class A.

The tournament record for fewest goals allowed in a three-game format has been notched three times in history. Three teams have allowed a single goal: Edina (2017), The Blake School (2016) and Warroad, when it won their last title in 2011.

Proctor/Hermantown is the reigning state champion in Class A.


Top-seed Warroad will face Proctor/Hermantown in championship
Mirage get two goals from Heitzman and three assists from Sieger to pull away from Orono.
Warriors advance to the Class A state quarterfinals with convincing win over Stars
Sieger and Graves score two goals apiece as Proctor/Hermantown advances to play Orono.

Class 2A

Undefeated Andover aims to avenge last year's loss in the title game to Edina. The Huskies will battle third-seeded Minnetonka at 7 p.m. and seek their second title, having won previously in 2020.

Minnetonka, which beat Edina in the semifinals to advance to today's game, lost twice to Andover during the regular season, each each game decided by a one-goal margin.

The Skippers look to hang another banner for Minnetonka, which won three consecutive titles from 2011-2013.

The game was knotted at one after two periods, but Nora Sauer, Madison Brown and Emma Heath all scored in a span of 50 seconds.
Skippers overcome stifling Hornets defense to pull out 2-1 semifinal win
Top-ranked Huskies held two-goal lead going into last period, win 5-0
Skippers score five goals in the third period to turn game into a blowout
2022 Minnesota Girls State Hockey Tournament

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