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Zach Wiese carried on the Rochester Grizzlies' tradition of strong goaltending in the 2021-22 season, leading the franchise to its first-ever Fraser Cup championship, as postseason champions of the North American 3 Hockey League. Now he's made more franchise history, becoming the first Grizzlies player to commit to a Division I college. And it's not just any D1 program. It's the home-state University of Minnesota.
Jake Taylor is in his third season as the boys hockey head coach at Lakeville North. His Panthers will face rival Lakeville South — coached by former Owatonna bench boss Josh Storm — at 7 p.m. Thursday in Rochester, in the Section 1AA championship game.
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.
Shelby Davidson made 50 saves for Austin.

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Zach Wiese recorded a 10-save shutout for the Huskies
Owatonna outshot Rochester Century 64-11.
In the end, though, Century's big scorers came through with key goals and the Panthers held off a furious third-period push by Owatonna to win 6-5 at Four Seasons Centre.

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