FARGO -- Aaron Walski still gets asked about it.
He laughs and his wife wonders why people won't move on.
Simply put, it was the greatest goaltending performance in North Dakota high school hockey history. In 2001, Walski, then a junior at Fargo North racked up 73 saves in a five overtime loss for the Spartans to Grand Forks Red River, 2-1 in the state title time.
The 73 saves still stands as a high school state record.
"This is kind of going on for a while, you realize what's on the line." Walski said. "You're still understanding the importance of the game. Thinking back now, it be a lot more fun going back to a 20 year high school title reunion."
In the fifth overtime, Red River's Ryan Moore scored on a rebound to give Red River the title.
"There was a shot that came in from the side, one of the players pulled it and I was done, I know he had a wide open net. Seeing the puck go in, two that combined on that goal were friends I grew up with in Grand Forks. Still a little of that bitterness, cause I want that state title."
Walski went on to play goaltender at the University of North Dakota from 2005-09. He says he still has the pads from that title game performance.