Adam Johnson, Mahtomedi, junior forward: He put two pucks through tight windows against Warroad and propelled the Zephyrs' 5-1 victory.
Joey Pierce, Hermantown, junior defenseman: He ran St. Cloud Cathedral's game plan through the shredder with presence, awareness and puck movement.
Axel Rosenlund, Eden Prairie, senior goalie: Followed quarterfinal shutout with a 32-save effort against Blake.
By the numbers
Times Mahtomedi reached the state tournament semifinals before advancing. Four of the previous five losses came in overtime.
Penalties resulting from a scrum between St. Cloud Cathedral and Hermantown. No players were ejected.
Hermantown returns to the Class 1A championship game for the 11th time. The Hawks are 3-7 in those games.
An announced record crowd of 12,836 attended the Class 1A afternoon semifinals.
DAVID LA VAQUE