day 3 recap

the quote

« i sort of skated over to their section — just for fun. They didn't look too happy. »

Hermantown senior Scott Wasbotten on celebrating his empty-net goal against New Prague by throwing himself at the glass in front of the Trojans' student section



Shots needed to score five goals (three for Eden Prairie and two for Lakeville North) in the first 13:34 of the first period of the teams' Class 2A semifinal game.


Consecutive Class 1A championship game appearances for Hermantown.


Losses for East Grand Forks since junior forward Dixon Bowen returned to the lineup after an early season injury. Bowen piled up 41 points in only 20 games.

three stars

1. Nick Poehling, Lakeville North: The junior forward scored the winning goal with 8:34 left in the second overtime to beat Eden Prairie in an instant classic.

2. Steven Spinner, Eden Prairie: The Mr. Hockey candidate unleashed two wicked snap shots for goals in the first period against Lakeville North.

3. Luc Snuggerud, Eden Prairie: The senior defenseman and Mr. Hockey candidate all but willed the Eagles to the state title game, but his body gave out in double overtime and he was relegated to the bench when Lakeville North scored the winner.

Attendance: 8,670 for the afternoon session (smallest for Class 1A semifinals since 2003) and 18,879 for the evening session.