Superior Spartans playing at state and they beat Fond du lac 6-3 in Madison.  Spartans got two goals from Tyler Nystrom and pulled away when the game was tied 3-3.They are not 19-7-1 overall and will face Eau Claire Memorial in the semi-finals at 8:15pm at the Alliant Energy Center.

That wasn’t the only big game of the night.

Duluth East and Grand Rapids high schools both have long and successful hockey traditions at the state tournament.

Thursday night those two schools met to decide the Section 7AA championship. East took the regular season game 2–1 on My9 back in January which started a 15 game winning streak following their regular season loss to Denfeld.

Miers Moore was named a finalist for the Defensive Player of the Year award in Minnesota, called the Reed Larson award.  Following the game he was happy to be moving on, he said, “I’m thrilled right now, this is why you stay in high school to get to the state high school hockey tournament.  I’ve dreamed of playing in the state tournament and I’m fortunate this is my third year that I will be going.  It’s the greatest weekend in a high school hockey players life.”

You can see a full game recap and photos from the game (here).


Friday hockey playoffs:

The Hayward / Spooner / Northwestern girls’ hockey team will be playing at state again Friday.  They take on University School in the semi-finals at 2:15pm also at the Alliant Energy Center.  The Hurricanes are 20-4-1 on the year.

Hermantown is playing in the Section 5A boy’s hockey title game on Friday night in Champlin Park.  The Hawks are 22-4-1 overall and will face St. Cloud Cathedral.  Winner of that off to state.


High School girl’s basketball playoffs Thursday:

Cook County def. Floodwood 56-50 OT

Cromwell def. Carlton 70-62

Cherry def. Littlefork Bigfalls 65-49

McGregor def. Silver Bay 77-23

78 - Northwoods and  Ely 55

68 Barnum and 62 Southridge (OT)


Boys Basketball Section Semi-finals:

D.C. Everest  54 over Superior  35


Bulldogs take the ice

Both UMD men’s and women’s hockey teams will be on the ice on Friday. The women’s hockey team will face the Ohio State Buckeyes at 2pm in game one of the best of three WCHA series.  The teams split their four games during the regular season.

The UMD men’s hockey team hosts Alabama-Huntsville in a non-conference series starting at 7pm.

The two teams will play on Saturday night as well.


Keep Smile’n Northland.

I will.



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