Senior Jack Diercks is looking to lead the Lakeville North boys’ hockey team to its third consecutive state tournament appearance.
To accomplish the feat, the Panthers must go through crosstown rival South in the Class 2A, Section 1 finals. The title game will be Thursday evening at the Rochester Rec Center.
The Panthers forward had two goals and two assists in their two victories in section play. He was their leading goal scorer during the regular season.
Here is a closer look at Diercks:
The best movie I’ve seen in the last year? “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises” or “Fast Five.”
Two songs I never skip on my iPod are ... “Lose Yourself” by Eminem and “Glad You Came” by Timeflies Tuesday.
What are your three favorite apps? Pandora; Blackjack 21 Pro; Music.
Who do you like to follow the most on Twitter, and why? Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings because he’s my favorite player.
Three words or phrases my friends or teammates might use to describe me? Leader; funny; passionate.
How did you get started playing hockey? My dad would take me to the outdoor rinks in Bloomington when I was in pre-school.
At my first varsity practice, I felt … excited and nervous to start my high school career.