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HERMANTOWN HAWKS

The Plante family tradition of playing athletic at UMD continues. Zam's and Max's parents, Derek and Kristi, were both standout athletes for the Bulldogs. Derek Plante is also a former UMD hockey coach.
Perennial Class A power to take on Mahtomedi in annual State of Hockey classic.
Dallas Vieau, who helped the Hawks win a Minnesota Class A state championship as a sophomore last year, will compete in the Under-17 Five National Tournament in August in Colorado Springs.
Three Bulldogs were taken on the second and final day of the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal, with Hermantown's Zam Plante going in the fifth round to the Pittsburgh Penguins. A pair of UMD centermen were also drafted as freshman Cole Spicer was selected in the fourth round by the Boston Bruins and sophomore Dominic James was selected in the sixth round by the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Hermantown's Zam Plante, a future Bulldogs forward and standout scorer for the Hawks, will be joined by his brothers, mother and grandfather at the NHL Draft this week in Montreal. His father, a coach at UMD and NHL draft pick himself, will also be there in person after missing out on the 1989 event in Minnesota.
The former standout for Hermantown High School captained Minnesota State to the NCAA championship game this season, and will report to the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League.
Hermantown places five on Class A team, while Andover and Maple Grove each have four on Class AA team
For the second time this year, the Hawks edged the Warriors, this time for the school's fourth state hockey championship.
Maple Grove, Andover make first title game appearances while Warroad, Hermantown look to add to championship legacies
Second-ranked Warroad is the only team that stands in the Hawks’ way of redemption after a disappointing end to the 2021 season.

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The Hawks allowed an early goal, but locked down defensively and allowed just six shots the rest of the game.
These two programs last met in the Class A state semifinals on March 9, 2018 when Alexandria won 6-1 to halt a stretch of eight straight seasons where the Hawks had made the state championship game. The Cardinals are eager for another opportunity against a 27-2 Hawks team that has been the favorite to bring home a championship all season.
Top seeds score early and often on way to quarterfinal wins and just one step away from a state title berth

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