The finals of the state girls' hockey tournament, games that some people couldn't imagine being played a few months ago because of the pandemic, are set for 11 a.m. today at the Xcel Energy Center.
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Edina 2, Andover 1
Edina edged defending champion Andover 2-1 for the Class 2A championshipSaturday at the Xcel Energy Center.
The No. 2 ranked Hornets (22-0) did it with defense and goaltending, diffusing an Andover team that had averaged 8.8 goals per game and one that never scored less than four in a game this season.
No. 1 ranked Andover (22-1) had been the only team to defeat Edina the past two seasons,including last season's championship game. But the Hornets, playing in their fifth consecutive championship game, won their fourth state title in that run.
Andover outshot Edina 16-2 in the first period but Hornetsgoaltender Uma Corniea kept the Huskies from scoring. The sophomore stopped 30 of Andover's 31 shots overall. Corniea previously won two Class 1A state titles with Breck.
Proctor/Hermantown 3, Gentry Academy 2
Proctor/Hermantown pulled off acomeback, overtime, upset victory to win its first girls' hockey state championship.
Alyssa Watkins scored a power-play goal at 6:57 of double overtime for a 3-2 victory over top-seed Gentry Academy in the Class 1A final Saturday at Xcel Energy Center. Proctor/Hermantown finished its seasonundefeated at 21-0-0.
The Mirage erased a pair of one-goal deficits in the game, tying it with about 9 minutes to play in regulation with a power-play goal from freshman Izy Fairchild, her 18th goal of the season.
Gentry Academy (19-3-0) took 1-0 and 2-1 leads on goals from sophomore Cara Sajevic, who had six goals in three state tournament games. The Stars finish as the 1A runner-up in their first varsity season. All three Stars' losses this season came in overtime.
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The boys' championship games are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
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