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Minnesota Hockey State Final Sunday

By YHH Staff, 03/17/19, 3:00PM CDT


BAA: Osseo-Maple Grove > Chaska-Chan (5-0)

Osseo-Maple Grove, 2019 Bantam AA State Tournament champions.

In a rematch of the 2017 Peewee AA state championship game, Osseo-Maple Grove exacted revenge against Chaska-Chanhassen, rattling off five goals in a 5-0 win to erase the memory of falling in overtime to the Stormhawks two years ago. 

The Leafbirds scored four of their five goals in the second period, with four different players marking the scoresheet in Josh Giuliani, Landen Gunderson, Aaron Tollas, and Chayton Fischer. Fischer would add his second goal of the game on an empty Chaska-Chanhassen net in the third period to seal the win for the Leafbirds. 

With three sparkling wins this weekend, including a 22-save shutout in the title game, Osseo-Maple Grove goaltender Toby Hopp was selected as Most Valuable Player. Hope posted two shutouts in those three wins and allowed just one goal over that span.   

Game Team 1 Team 2 Score
Championship Osseo-Maple Grove Chaska-Chanhassen 5-0
Third Place Edina Wayzata 1-0 (OT)
Consolation Prior Lake Moorhead 6-0

Toby Hopp earned two shutouts in three games for Osseo-Maple Grove this weeken to earn Tournament MVP honors.

BAN A: Warroad > Osseo-Maple Grove (2-1 OT)

Warroad, 2019 Bantam A state champions.

In Sunday's Bantam A State Tournament championship game, Warroad did what it does best; be Warroad. 

The northland heroes, with 11 skaters, edged Osseo-Maple Grove in the final, with Carson Reed scoring the game-winning goal late in overtime on a blistering shot from the point, sending the fans who made the trek into a frenzy. 

Osseo-Maple Grove took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Ryan Keiper in the second period after peppering Warroad goaltender Hampton Slukynsky throughout the first frame, and the Leafbirds seemed to have the game in control. However, Warroad's Jayson Shaugabay backhanded a loose puck past Jack Roach to tie the game at 1-1 late in the second, and firmly shifted momentum to Warroad's side. 

With a timeout called early in overtime, Warroad rested its top unit, banking on its ability to find whatever could be left in the tank for the game's penultimate period. The gamble proved profitable as Reed scored less than four minutes into the extra session. 

With four goals and five points in three games, including scoring the goal that won Warroad the state title, Carson Reed was selected as the Bantam A State Tournament's Most Valuable Player.   

Game Team 1 Team 2 Score
Championship Warroad Osseo-Maple Grove 2-1 (OT)
Third Place Rogers Edina 7-2
Consolation Duluth Denfeld Dodge Coutny 7-3

Warroad and its fans celebrates along the glass after Carson Reed scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Sunday.

BAN B: Edina Green > Rogers (3-0)

Edina Green, 2019 Bantam B State Champs

Game Team 1 Team 2 Score
Championship Edina Green Rogers 3-0
Third Place Prior Lake Cambridge-Isanti 7-2
Consolation Osseo-Maple Grove Sibley 4-3

A scoreless first period might have brought on some anxiety, but then Edina scored three goals in the second frame to take hold of the game. All three tallies were scored in  4:44 span, and scored by Andrew Martinson, Andrew Simonson, and Andrew Joing. The Hornets played solid defense and received excellent goaltending as they shut out Rogers 3-0 to win the championship. With the 22-save shutout, Edina Green goaltender Braxton Schroepfer earned tournament MVP honors. Schroepfer helped the Hornets allow just two goals over the three tournament games.  

Edina's Ty Behm always keeping his eyes on the puck.

15A: Edina Green > Minnetonka Black (1-0 OT)

Edina Green 2019 15A State Champs

Abigail Garvin scored in the second overtime to lift Edina Green to a 1-0 victory over Minnetonka Black in Sunday's state championship game. The Hornets now hold a 4-1 record over the Skippers through the final game of the season. With an impressive performance all weekend, Edina Green's Berit Lindborg was selected as the Most Valuable Player. 

Game Team 1 Team 2 Score
Championship Edina Green Minnetonka Black 1-0 (2OT)
Third Place Proctor- Hermantown Wayzata Blue 4-3
Consolation Andover Eagan 4-1

Hornets win after 2 OT.

12A: Edina Green > Minnetonka Black (4-3 OT)

Edina Green 2019 12A State Champs

Game Team 1 Team 2 Score
Championship Edina Minnetonka 4-3 (OT)
Third Place Duluth Moorhead 5-2
Consolation Stillwater Black Andover 3-2

The matchup of District 6 rivals started out as a battle with both teams scoring in the first. Trailing 3-1, Minnetonka answered the Edina punch with 2 goals to end the 2nd frame all tied at 3-3. A scoreless third brought the fans at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids bonus hockey. During the 4th period, Edina's Leah Nelson unleashed a laser to break the tie and bring the Chip back to the Hornetville.

Edina's Hannah Halverson was chosen tourney MVP.

Hannah Halverson from Edina 12A was chosen MVP

12B: Moose Lake > Mankato (7-0)

Moose Lake, 2019 12B state champions.

Moose Lake concluded the 2018-2019 season just like it started it-with zero losses. 

The Rebels put an exclamation point on their perfect season with a resounding 7-0 win over Mankato in Proctor, with Megan Hattenberger leading the way on the scoresheet with two goals. Gracie Hartl, Jora Jusczak, Lily Ludwig, Hallie Klavu, and Sandra Ribich all tallied single goals in the win for the Rebels, who outscored their state tournament opponents 21-4 over the weekend. 

Gracie Hartl was selected as Most Valuable Player of the tournament with three goals and nine points, consistently driving the Moose Lake machine on its road to glory. 

Game Team 1 Team 2 Score
Championship Moose Lake Mankato 7-0
Third Place Willmar Woodbury 3-2
Consolation Cloquet Red Wing 4-2

Moose Lake's Hallie Klavu goes top-shelf in the Rebels' 7-0 win over Mankato on Sunday.

PWAA: Eden Prairie > Woodbury (2-1)

Eden Prairie- PWAA State Champs

Eden Prairie played Chaska Chanhassen, Edina and Woodbury eight times prior to the state tournament and lost seven times by a total score of 36-12. They lost to CC four times in the regular season and lost to Woodbury in their home tournament (6-2) and again in the South Region finals (6-1). Not even the most optimistic hockey fan could foresee  Eden Prairie knocking off  three number-one seeds in three consecutive days this past weekend. 

EP coach Cory Peterson and his band of brothers knew their odds were slim, but they had a plan. Play fast, play fearless and when all else fails get unbelievable goaltending. That is what they did. They skated with Chaska Chan on Friday and when they lost a lead late, they showed no fear and beat the top team in the state in OT. The next day, they started fast and got another great performance from Isaiah Paulnock beating their biggest rival Edina Saturday. 

On Sunday, they put it all together - holding the high powered Predators to only one goal while getting a crucial short-handed goal from Teddy Townsend early in the third period and hung on win the state title 2-1 in Stillwater. 

Isaiah Paulnock stopped 30+ shots three times, beat three number one seeds in three days and was chosen tourney MVP.  The 3 Musketeers - Connor Crowley, Marcus Fechko and Teddy Townsend - accounted for nine of the EP 10 goals over the weekend.

Game Team 1 Team 2 Score
Championship Eden Prairie Woodbury 2-1
Third Place Minnetonka Edina 5-1
Consolation Chaska/Chanhassen Stillwater 5-2

Isaiah Paulnock stopped 31 shots and was chosen tourney MVP

PWA: Orono > Edina (7-1)

Orono - PWA State Champs

Orono jumped out early on Edina and never looked back in the state final in Stillwater Sunday. Peppering Edina goalie Jonah Stevens with 12 shots in the first period, Orono took a 1-0 lead into the second period. In the second frame, it was all Orono - Hagen Burrows scored the first of his two goals and Ben Setnicker sniped a shot top shelf.

Late in the second, Tucker Johnson scored to give the Hornets hope at 3-1. One minute and 16 seconds later, Tre Peck scored for Orono to bump the Spartan lead back to three. In each of the three Orono wins they were able to score immediately after their opponent to make their stamp on a great season and state title. 

Game Team 1 Team 2 Score
Championship Orono Edina 7-1
Third Place East Grand Forks Warroad 4-2
Consolation Chaska/Chanhassen Mounds View/Irondale 7-3

Ben Norris, Orono was chosen MVP of PWA state tourney

PWB: Orono > Eden Prairie (4-3)

Spartans are State Champs.

Easton Sankey scored twice for Orono as the Spartans took a 4-1 lead over Eden Prairie on Sunday, only to have that advantage nearly erased by a late Eagles' charge before escaping with a 4-3 win. 

Cameron De Lange and Puc Simon also scored for the Spartans, while Liam Berndt, Mikko Brown, and John Kleis all tallied goals for the Eagles. 

With his two goals in the final, Orono's Easton Sankey was named the Most Valuable Player. 

Game Team 1 Team 2 Score
Championship Orono Eden Prairie 4-3
Third Place Moorhead Black Bagley 5-2
Consolation Chaska-Chanhassen Stillwater 4-3 (OT)

Orono's Easton Sankey scored 2 goals in the Championship game and is named Tourney MVP.

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