Grand Forks Central gave the East Grand Forks Senior High boys hockey team its closest contest to date on Tuesday night. That just goes to show how dominant the Green Wave have been in this young season. The Wave used a pair of power-play goals and limited Central to seven shots on net as Senior High beat the Knights 3-0 at the East Grand Forks Civic Center.
Fargo Davies goalie Alex Kruger picked a good time to post his first career varsity hockey shutout. Dating back to last year, Fargo Davies was 0-3 in its last three meetings against defending state champion Grand Forks Red River.
East Grand Forks Senior High needed to find a new goaltender from last year’s team, which placed fourth at the Minnesota state Class A tournament. Junior Garrett Lieberg was the chosen replacement, but did not see much action tonight as the Green Wave defense allowed only five total shots on net en route to a 5-0 win over Park Rapids in the season opener.
East Grand Forks Senior High’s 4-1 win over top-ranked Warroad on Tuesday night was huge for two reasons. One, it Senior first win over the Warriors — one of Minnesota’s top high school girls hockey programs. Two, the win showed that the Green Wave may have a good chance to break Warroad’s stranglehold on Minnesota Section 8A girls hockey.
Hockey practices started Monday. For Tucker Cosley, there’s no rush in making the transition from the football field to the ice. The winter-sport athletes on the Kittson County Central football team are sticking with football until that season ends.
Another Fargo South-Fargo Davies high school girls hockey product is taking her game to the Division I level. Kara Tupa, a senior forward, now playing with Honeybaked — a U19 High Performance team in Michigan — committed to play her college hockey at UND on Thursday.
An era of Grand Forks Central hockey has ended. Tony Bina, a four-time East Region coach of the year and once a North Dakota state coach of the year, has resigned as the coach of the Knights to take a job as the school’s activities director.
Grand Forks Red River junior Jacob Benson scored two goals as the Roughriders beat Jamestown 6-0 on Thursday in the first round of the North Dakota state boys hockey tournament at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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