The Minnesota Girls Hockey State Tournament is underway, and the Northland can be proud of some of their players. The Proctor/Hermantown Mirage girls hockey team has advanced to the championship game for the first time in their history.

WDIO sports reports that they beat Warroad 3-1 in the Class A semifinal game that took place on Thursday. Warroad scored first in the game with a goal from Abbey Hardwick in the first period. Near the end of the first period is when Proctor/Hermantowns' Hannah Graves scored a goal to tie it up with assists from Seiger and Gunderson.

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In the second period, Graves scored again with assists from Phinney and Seiger. A power play helped them score their final goal of the game from Alyssa Watkins. It was Watkins sixth goal in the tournament with and assist from Kaydee High. Goalie Abby Pajar had 31 saves.

The Mirage have a record of 20-0 and are the only unbeaten team in the tournament this year. They now face the top-seeded Gentry Academy at the state championship game that will take place on Saturday April 3 at 11am at the Xcel Energy Center. Gentry Academy beat Chisago Lakes to advance to the championship. Their overall record is at 19-2-0.

This will be the first trip to the championship for the Mirage in their team history. They've made it to the playoffs five other times.

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