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1/26/2022 5:31 pm  #2711

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

1987 Kellogg Cup Playoffs: First Round - North

#2 Two Harbors Wolfpack vs Hermantown Huskies
It was a great atmosphere inside a sold out Lake County Arena to watch the hometown Wolfpack take on LSHL foe Hermantown. It was a barn burner of a game with both teams flexing their offensive muscles. After 60 minutes of play, the two had combined for 10 goals in the game, with the second ranked team in the MAHL ahead by two. Two Harbors moves on, beating the Huskies by a score of 6-4.

#19 Grand Rapids Moose vs #24 Superior Lakers
It was a battle between two ranked foes facing off in the first round of the playoffs. These two have a bit of history, having both been in the LSHL together from 1936-1946 and also meeting in the playoffs in 1961, 1968, and 1973 which all went to the Moose. History repeated itself in this one, with Grand Rapids putting on a clinic on both sides of the ice. The Moose were most definitely loose as they lit up the Laker goalie with 5 goals while leaving Superior with a big ole' goose egg on the board. After the win, the 2,400+ on hand stuck behind and gave their players a booming rendition of "Over The Rainbow" by Grand Rapids native Judy Garland, a tradition that began in 1939 with the release of "The Wizard of Oz" and has become a staple of all Moose wins. Grand Rapids moves on, making a statement with a 5-0 win over 24th ranked Superior.

#6 East Grand Forks Pointers vs RV Grand Forks Jets
The EGF Civic Center was filled like Sardines with fans from both sides of the Red River to watch two of the biggest rivals in all of the MAHL face off in the playoffs for just the second time ever, the first time in two decades. The play on the ice was all anyone would have hoped for, a fast paced and physical battle between two teams that really don't like each other. At the end of regulation we were tied at three, giving the packed crowd some free hockey with the season on the line. Both sides would get some looks that were denied, and the physicality didn't let up one bit. Eventually though, something was bound to give. EGF entered the Jets zone and took it wide. The puck carrier waited for his teammate to get in front before throwing the puck towards goal. The shot was easily stopped by the Grand Forks goaltender, but the rebound was picked up by the Pointer in front who wasted no time slapping it back towards the net. The goalie floundered in a last ditch effort, but couldn't get to the puck before it crossed the line. East Grand Forks knocks off their arch rivals in thrilling fashion, topping the Jets 4-3 in overtime.

#9 Thunder Bay Giants vs RV Fort Frances Trappers
It was a battle between two Canadian foes at the historic Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Keeping with tradition, the game was broadcast live across Canada on TSN, bringing even more eyes to an already hyped up match between the Giants and Trappers. Big Red got things started early, scoring twice in the first to set the tone for the rest of the game. The second period was a really physical affair with things getting chippy late. Fort Frances was able to get on the scoreboard 35 seconds into the third period thanks to a powerplay that carried over from the second. Thunder Bay bounced back though and got the goal back on a snipe from the top of the circle with 6 minutes left to play. The Big Red Giants would hold onto that two goal lead until the final horn, advancing to the second round with a 3-1 victory over their fellow Canucks from Fort Frances.

#3 Roseau Stars vs Ely Black Bears
The Green Army was as intimidating as ever when the Black Bears came to town for this first round matchup. The Northland champs came out flying, lighting up the Ely netminder with 16 shots in the frame, finding the back of the net twice. Roseau continued to build on their lead in the second and it was beginning to look like it could be a blowout. Ely called timeout after the third Stars goal to settle things down and change up the game plan. The Bears were able to hold Roseau off the board from that point on, but a three goal deficit is always hard to overcome, and it's damn near impossible to do on the road in Roseau. Ely got on the scoreboard on a deflection late in the second, but that would prove to be the final goal scored for either team. Roseau just played smart hockey in the third, killing the clock and cruising to a 3-1 victory over the Black Bears.

#16 Detroit Lakes Wood Ducks vs #25 St. James Stags
The defending champs got a tough draw for their opening matchup of this year's playoffs, going up against the St. James Stags from Winnipeg. It was an offensive battle as both teams were able to find the back of the net multiple times. Detroit Lakes was propelled by an incredible second period which saw the Woodies score 4 while keeping the Stags off the board. A fifth goal in the third would be the final nail in the coffin for St. James who just couldn't keep pace. Detroit Lakes moves on, taking down the Stags by a score of 5-3.

#4 Hibbing Greyhounds vs Virginia Royals
For the first time in nearly two decades, and for the 9th time ever, these fierce Iron Range Hockey League rivals are facing off in the post season. There is no love lost between the Hounds and Royals, and with such a long break between playoff meetings, a new generation of players and fans will get to experience the rivalry. It seemed like the entirety of both towns were inside the Hibbing Memorial Building, with fans separating into two distinct sections in the 3,500 seat arena. It was only fitting that a game with so much hype and circumstance would need extra time as Hibbing and Virginia were tied 3-3 after 60 minutes of play. You could cut the tension inside the historic barn with a knife as the players returned to the ice for sudden death overtime. It only took a handful of minutes for a winner to be decided. Virginia had the puck in their own zone, skating with it behind their own net. The puck carrier tried to pass it cross ice to his winger on the far boards. The problem was that he didn't see the Greyhound forward that read the play and intercepted the pass in the offensive zone. He quickly moved the puck to his teammate in the slot who was all alone, beating the Royal goalie five hole and sending Hibbing to the second round. The Hibbing Greyhounds take down their bitter rivals from Virginia 4-3 in overtime.

#11 Bemidji Blue Ox vs RV West Fargo Wasps
The Glas was rocking as the Blue Ox and Wasps took the ice for this first round matchup in Bemidji. West Fargo got on the board first, getting the only goal of the opening period, but Bemidji came out and absolutely dominated the second, getting 19 shots on goal and burying three to take a 3-1 lead. The Wasps changed some things up in the third and were able to get back into it a bit. A West Fargo shot from the point was tipped on the way through by a Blue Ox defensemen, changing its direction. The Bemidji goalie was able to get a piece of it to make the stop, but the rebound sat in the blue paint behind him while he looked around trying to find it. A Wasp forward got his stick to it, getting just enough of it to cross the line to make it a one goal game. Bemidji didn't let it phase them though, going out and responding just 2:20 later to regain their two goal advantage. From that point on the Ox just played shut down defense, killing out the remaining clock to advance with a 4-2 victory over West Fargo.

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1/27/2022 4:00 pm  #2712

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

Seeing the chalk advance in the North is surprising, I would've expected an upset or two in the first round. And with my Lakers out, it's time to root for my second favorite team in this tournament: whoever is playing Thunder Bay. LET'S GO POINTERS!

1/30/2022 5:42 pm  #2713

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

1987 Kellogg Cup Playoffs: First Round - Twin Cities North

#8 Maplewood Retrievers vs East Bethel Cranes
The Dog Pound was rocking at a sold out Aldrich Arena as the Retrievers took on the Cranes of East Bethel. Things took a while to get going with neither side doing much offensively in the first. The Goldies opened the scoring in the second with a pair of goals 52 seconds apart to take a 2-0 lead. The Cranes would pull to within one by the end of the period though, sending us to the third with Maplewood ahead 2-1. The third period started off fast with the Cranes hitting the post less than a minute in, but it wouldn't go. A few minutes later, the Retrievers were able to convert on an odd man rush to give themselves a two goal lead. East Bethel would have no response, falling to Maplewood by a score of 3-1.

RV Ham Lake Hammers vs Anoka Warriors
It was a classic playoff hockey game in East Bethel as Ham Lake hosted their first ever playoff game in team history, welcoming North Metro power Anoka. The game was very physical with both teams making sure to finish their checks. It was also a bit of a goaltender duel as both netminders made a couple highlight reel saves to keep the game scoreless until the Hammers finally lit the lamp on a rebound with 6:20 left in the third period. The hometown crowd erupted after Ham Lake took the one goal lead, and the Warriors would struggle to overcome the home ice advantage. Anoka would only muster 4 more shots in the game, none of which finding the back of the net. Ham Lake wins their first ever playoff game, taking down Anoka with a 1-0 shutout.

#21 Osseo Screaming Eagles vs Brooklyn Park Panthers
We had an offensive explosion in Osseo as the Screaming Eagles took on their NMHL rivals from Brooklyn Park. Neither side had a tough time finding the back of the net, combining for 8 goals on the night. The Panthers struck first, but Osseo would bounce back with three straight before BP finally netted their second with just over a minute left in the opening period. The Eagles extended their lead to 4-2 in the second period, but Brooklyn Park wouldn't go away quietly. The Panthers outshot the Eagles 15-6 in the second and were finally rewarded for their domination with a late goal to pull to within one heading into the third. Osseo pulled it back in the third and it was much more even in terms of shots and chances. The Panthers got a few good looks to tie the game but just couldn't get it done. The Screaming Eagles would put the game away with an empty netter with 27 seconds left. The crowd partied until the final horn sounded when they erupted again, Osseo has knocked out their neighbors to the east by a score of 5-3.

#23 Alexandria Norsemen vs St. Cloud Bearcats
UPSET ALERT! It was a battle between two Granite Hockey League rivals in Alexandria as the Norsemen took on the Bearcats in the post season for the first time since 1960. With how well these two know each other, it was no surprise that this turned into a one goal contest. Tied at two after two, the Norsemen and Bearcats would go back and forth in the third period to decide a winner. Ultimately, that winner would be from St. Cloud as the Cats were able to get one past the Alexandria goaltender off a deflection in front. The redirect would send the puck through the five hole and propel the unranked Bearcats to the second round with a 3-2 win on the road.

#10 Sauk Rapids Bulldogs vs Stillwater Volunteers
Sports Arena East was jumping all night long with the hometown Bulldogs finding the back of the net early and often. Sauk Rapids took the lead and didn't look back, rattling off four more to bury the Volunteers. Stillwater was able to get one on the board in the third, but it wouldn't really matter at all. The GHL champs move on with a dominant win over Stillwater, 5-1 is the final score.

RV Little Canada Canucks vs Roseville Rockets
It was a battle between neighbors when Little Canada and Roseville took to the ice for their first round matchup. The rivalry between the Nucks and Rockets has existed since the beginning, but with this being their first ever meeting in the playoffs, the tensions were higher than ever. Fans from both towns filled the stands at Little Canada Arena. The play on the ice was even as expected, but the physicality was definitely cranked all the way up. It was a hard fought game with both teams laying the body for the full 60 minutes. It was a low scoring affair, and in the end it would be the visiting Rockets who would walk away victorious. Roseville completes the upset, knocking out their bitter rivals from Little Canada by a score of 2-1.

#14 Mounds View Gunners vs Coon Rapids Bandits
You like goals? Then this is the game for you! The Gunners truly lived up to their name in this one as they fired a whopping 38 shots on goal in regulation alone. Coon Rapids didn't get quite as many looks, but the chances they did get they took advantage of. We were even 4-4 after 60 minutes of play, giving the 500+ in attendance some free hockey with the season on the line. It only took a couple of minutes for Mounds View to get their chance. A neutral ice turnover gave the Gunners a 3 on 1 break which they capped off with a shot that rang off the inside of the post and in. The crowd erupted and Gunners flooded over the boards. Mounds View knocks off Coon Rapids 5-4 in an overtime thriller to advance to the second round.

RV Lino Lakes Herons vs St. Cloud Storm
UPSET ALERT! For the second year in a row, Lino Lakes has been shocked on home ice by a team from St. Cloud. Last year it was the Bearcats, this year it's the Storm who went down to Lino Lakes and stunned the Herons. St. Cloud just put together a full hockey game, giving it their all and playing smart from start to finish. The Storm lit the lamp once in each period while holding Great Blue to a single goal in the second. St. Cloud advances to the second round with a 3-1 win on the road over Lino Lakes.

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2/01/2022 5:34 pm  #2714

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

1987 Kellogg Cup Playoffs: First Round - Twin Cities South

#1 St. Paul Victorias vs Chanhassen Badgers
The St. Paul Auditorium was sold out as the top ranked V's took to the ice to take on the Chanhassen Badgers. St. Paul wasted no time, getting on the board only 32 seconds into the game. The V's put home one more in the first to take a 2-0 lead into the second. Chanhassen struck first in the second period, but St. Paul answered a few minutes later. The floodgates really opened up in the third with the V's rattling off three unanswered goals to bury the Badgers. The number one ranked team in the MAHL moves on, crushing Chanhassen 6-1.

RV Eagan Oaks vs RV Mound Marauders
For the second time in the past 4 years, the Oaks and Marauders face off in the post season. Eagan would come away victorious in their first meeting, and as they say "history often repeats itself". It was a high scoring game with the offenses on both teams coming to play. They went back and forth until Eagan jumped ahead 4-3 in the third. Mound pulled their goalie with a minute left to play and the Oaks were able to convert on the empty net to clinch the win. Eagan advances to the second round, beating Mound by a score of 5-3.

#13 St. Louis Park Louies vs Richfield Roosters
We had a West Metro Hockey League battle between the Louies and Roosters at the St. Louis Park Rec Center. It was a textbook playoff game with a lot of action and a ton of hits, and with how well these rivals know each other it was no surprise that it was a low scoring affair. It was scoreless through one, with Richfield finally getting the scoring started on a breakaway in the second. St. Louis Park came out for the third with a fire lit under their asses. The Louies peppered the Richfield goaltender with 7 shots in the first 5 minutes of the period before finally getting rewarded with a rebound goal to tie the game at 1-1. After taking the lead, the momentum just swung even further in favor of the Blues. The Blue Army came to life with booming "Lets Go Louies" chants while their team dominated play in the Rooster zone. A Louie shot from the point deflected off a couple bodies in front before falling at the feet of a SLP forward who slapped it towards goal. The goalie couldn't see where the puck was until it was flying past him and into the twine. Richfield had no response after the Louies took the lead, only mustering a couple more shots on goal. St. Louis Park holds on to move on, knocking out WMHL rival Richfield by a score of 2-1.

#15 Apple Valley Cardinals vs Bloomington Bears
Apple Valley and Bloomington, two towns less than 10 miles apart, facing off for the first time ever. There wasn't an empty seat inside Apple Valley Sports Arena as fans of both teams came to watch the Cardinals take on the Bears. The 1,250+ in attendance were treated to a terrific hockey game that needed more than 60 minutes to decide a winner with the score tied 2-2 at the end of regulation. The house was rocking as overtime began. The play slowed down a bit with both teams playing more defensively, but a bouncing puck gave the Cards an offensive zone turnover. Apple Valley wasted no time, firing a shot right away. The initial shot was denied, but there was an uncovered Cardinal right on the edge of the blue paint, waiting for the rebound. He smacked at the puck a few times before it finally flipped over the pad and into the back of the net. The crowd erupted in cheer as Apple Valley pulls off the win in overtime, knocking out Bloomington 3-2.

#5 Edina Cake Eaters vs Burnsville Bucks
Braemar Arena was filled to the gills with Cake Eaters to watch their Gold Domes take on Burnsville for the first time since 1971 when they were both a part of the Twin Cities Hockey League West Division. It felt like the ice was literally tilted in favor of the home team as Edina put on an absolute clinic. The Cake Eaters allowed only 11 shots on goal in the game while putting 42 shots on the Buck goaltender. Edina's netminder was perfect on the night, making all the saves asked of him to earn the shut out. Edina buried three goals in the first and another in the third on their way to a 4-0 shellacking of Burnsville to advance.

RV Highland Park Flying Aces vs RV St. Paul Saints
It's a battle between neighbors as the Highland Park Aces take on their fellow St. Paulites and TCHL rivals, the St. Paul Saints. It was high flying action for 60 minutes despite the low score, and with the score tied 1-1 we needed some extra time. The puck dropped for overtime and less than a minute later we had already found a winner. Highland Park won the opening faceoff and got the puck into the Saints zone. They passed it around a little before getting a shot off from a bad angle. To the shock of everyone in attendance, the shot from below the faceoff circle somehow slipped between the goalie and the near post, trickling across the goal line. The roof nearly blew off the barn from how loud the crowd got in celebration, Highland Park knocks off their cross town rivals 2-1 in overtime.

#7 Minneapolis Millers vs Lakeville Admirals
It's like deja vu all over again in Minneapolis as the Millers welcome the Lakeville Admirals in the first round for the second season in a row. That's not the end of it though, with the score of last years game ending 6-2 in favor of the Millers, a result that would be reflected a year later here as the Mighty Millers flexed their muscles over their smaller suburban neighbors with another 6-2 win.

#20 Minnetonka Muskies vs Wayzata Wolverines
In a battle between two Hennepin Hockey League foes, things turned out to be quite a one sided affair. Minnetonka Arena was rocking all game long with the hometown Muskies finding the back of the net early and often, slowly burying the Wolverines in an insurmountable deficit. Wayzata was able to net a goal early in the third, but by then they were already down by four. Tonka got that goal back a few minutes later in what would prove to be the final goal of the game. The Muskies advance to the second round with a convincing 5-1 win over Wayzata.

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2/01/2022 6:18 pm  #2715

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

Oaks all the way!

2/02/2022 6:36 pm  #2716

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

1987 Kellogg Cup Playoffs: First Round - South

#12 New Ulm Bavarians vs Hudson Bengals
This was an important game for the Bavarians after a shocking first round loss a year ago. Things got off to a rocky start for New Ulm with the Bengals breaking first blood. At the end of the first period, Hudson was up 2-1. The Diamonds bounced back in the second period with three unanswered to take a 4-2 lead heading into the third. The Bengals would pull to within one on the powerplay in the third, but the Bavarians would regain their two goal lead with 7:51 left to play. Hudson would pour on the offense in the final minutes, but they couldn't get any more. New Ulm holds on to advance, knocking out Hudson 5-3.

Hastings Rivermen vs Marshall Pheasants
UPSET ALERT! The Marshall Pheasants went into the always intimidating Hastings Civic Arena and came away with a hard fought win. The Rivermen didn't have a bad game by any means, putting together a full 60 minute performance and holding the Pheasants to only one goal. Unfortunately for Hastings, Marshall was also on top of their game. The Fightin' Pheasants scored the lone goal of the game with under 2 minutes left in the first period, getting a shot through a screen that rippled the twine. Hastings would fail to get on the board despite throwing everything they had at goal. Marshall holds on to clinch the 1-0 shutout victory on the road.

#22 Mankato Moose vs Menomonie Sawyers
All Seasons Arena was sold out as fans packed the stands to watch the 22nd ranked Moose take on the Menomonie Sawyers of the St. Croix Hockey League. Mankato struck first, ripping a one timer just under the bar to lead 1-0 after 1. The Moose pushed their lead to 2-0 early in the second, but Menomonie bounced back after netting a powerplay goal. The momentum began to swing in favor of the Sawyers after scoring, and after a couple minutes of pressure, they tied the game at 2. Mankato must have gotten quite the talking to between periods because they came out for the third like bats out of hell. It was all Moose in the final frame, with the boys in red outshooting the Sawyers 14-2 in the final 20 minutes. Mankato lit the lamp on two of those shots, moving back into the lead when it mattered most. The final horn sounded and the 1,250+ fans erupted in cheer, the Mankato Moose are moving on, knocking out Menomonie by  score of 4-2.

RV Cottage Grove Yellow Jackets vs Northfield Outlaws
It was a shootout in Cottage Grove as the Yellow Jackets and Outlaws combined for a whopping 9 goals on the night. It was an electric hockey game with offensive flair on both sides of the ice and the teams going back and forth on the scoreboard, never letting a lead get bigger than 2 at any given point. It was honestly one of those games where you don't want either team to lose, but that's not how things work this time of the year. At the end of regulation it was the hometown Jackets who found themselves with a 1 goal lead. The crowd exploded in jubilation as the final horn sounded. Cottage Grove moves on, knocking out Northfield in a 5-4 fire fight.

#17 Red Wing Chiefs vs Owatonna Owls
Red Wing and Owatonna face off for the first time since 1978 with the season on the line. Red Wing got off to a hot start, scoring on their first shot of the game. By the end of the period the Chiefs had a 2-0 lead on the Owls. Owatonna rebounded in the second with a pair of goals to tie it, but Red Wing got one back late in the period to take a 3-2 lead into the third. Red Wing kept their foot on the gas in the third, playing most of the period in the Owl zone and getting rewarded with a rebound goal to give themselves a 2 goal cushion. Owatonna couldn't get back into it after falling two down. The Red Wing Chiefs advance to the second round, defeating Owatonna by a score of 4-2.

RV Brookings Buffaloes vs Mason City Musicians
It's South Dakota vs Iowa as the Buffaloes take on the Musicians in Brookings. It was a really even hockey game with play going back and forth all game long. After 3 periods of play, we were tied 2-2, giving the fans at Brookings Memorial Arena some free hockey. Some time went by before we had a winner. The Buffaloes got the puck in the Mason City zone and worked it to a man cutting through the slot. He caught the pass and made a move around a Musician before rifling a shot from the hashmark. The shot rang off the inside of the post and in. The red light flashed and the 750+ in attendance erupted in cheer while Buffaloes flooded over the boards. Brookings holds off Mason City to advance to the second round with a 3-2 overtime victory.

#18 Sioux Falls Packers vs Willmar Posse
They call it the Slaughterhouse for a reason. Sioux Falls put on an absolute clinic for 60 minutes against their SWHA foes from Willmar. The home ice advantage was evident from the get go as the nearly 5,000 fans belted out "Go Pack Go" and "Lets Go Hogs" chants before the game had even started. The players were clearly energized by the crowd as they came out and dominated in pretty much every aspect of the game. When it was all said and done the Posse would be left leaving with their tail tucked between their legs after suffering a thorough thumping. The Packers unloaded 39 shots on goal on their way to a 6-0 blowout over Willmar.

RV Rochester Mustangs vs Cannon Falls Artillery
These two teams know each other very well, playing one another multiple times every team in the Valley Hockey League. In the end though, the skill and speed combined with the large home ice advantage at the Rochester Rec Center. The 2,500+ fans in the stands helped motivate their Mustangs to a 5 goal night. You can't let up that many goals against a team as good as Rochester and expect to win, something Cannon Falls is all too familiar with, getting dominated in the all-time series between these teams. This game just adds another tally in the win column for the Stangs who move on to the second round, knocking out Cannon Falls by a final score of 5-2.

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2/02/2022 10:32 pm  #2717

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

My prediction stays alive for another round.

2/03/2022 8:24 pm  #2718

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

Looks like Willmar wontmer. Fortunately, my Diamonds stay alive!

2/05/2022 4:30 pm  #2719

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

1987 Kellogg Cup Playoffs: Second Round - North

#2 Two Harbors Wolfpack vs #19 Grand Rapids Moose
UPSET ALERT! We had a classic hardnose, physical, northern hockey game between two MAHL bluebloods. There wasn't a whole lot for offense with both teams really going all in on the defensive side of things. There was a lot, and I mean a lot, of hitting as a result. 2,400 seat Lake County Arena was still rocking at the end of 60 minutes despite neither the Wolfpack nor the Moose finding the back of the net in regulation. Fans from both teams serenaded their boys back to the ice for overtime, but the "Go Pack Go" chants were booming. The defensive duel continued in overtime as neither team wanted to give an inch. Hockey is an unpredictable game though, and sometimes all it takes is one bounce. Two Harbors held the puck in the Grand Rapids zone, moving it around. They went d to d, but the pass took a funny bounce and hopped over the Wolves stick. It was picked up along the boards by a Moose winger with some speed. He beat the defenseman and was in all alone on a breakaway, tucking a shot under the blocker and into the twine to win the game for the Moose. For the first time in over a decade, the Grand Rapids Moose are heading back to the Super Series, knocking out second ranked Two Harbors 1-0 on the road in overtime.

#6 East Grand Forks Pointers vs #9 Thunder Bay Giants
It was almost a de facto Super Series matchup before it even began as two top 10 ranked teams took to the ice in East Grand Forks to see who's heading to St. Paul. It seemed as though the entire town of EGF showed up to support their Pointers as they took on the Big Red Giants of Thunder Bay. The EGF Civic Center was sold out for warmups and the "E-G-F" and "Lets Go Pointers" chants have been nearly constant. The boys in blue and orange clearly fed off that energy early on, getting the games first goal 5:03 into play and extending their lead to 2-0 before the second. Thunder Bay made it a one goal game in the second period, but EGF would put the game on ice with an empty netter in the final minute of play to make it a 3-1 game. For just the third time ever, East Grand Forks is heading to the Super Series, knocking out #9 ranked Thunder Bay by a score of 3-1.

#3 Roseau Stars vs #16 Detroit Lakes Wood Ducks
Down go the defending champs. Detroit Lakes went into one of the toughest places to play in all of the MAHL and were able to net 4 goals, but it still wasn't enough to overcome the wrath of the Green Army. It was an offensive showcase for both teams with both the Stars and Ducks each scoring at least once in all three periods. #3 ranked Roseau was just able to outpace the Woodies, giving the 3,000+ on hand a lot to cheer about with a whopping 6 goal game. The final horn sounded and the crowd went wild as Stars flooded over the boards to celebrate with their goalie. For the 11th time in team history, the Roseau Stars are Super Series bound, knocking out Detroit Lakes 6-4.

#4 Hibbing Greyhounds vs #11 Bemidji Blue Ox
UPSET ALERT! The Bemidji Blue Ox have gone into the always intimidating Hibbing Memorial Building and shut out the fourth ranked team in the MAHL. It was a really even contest with shots on goal ending 31-28 in favor of Hibbing, but a combination of the Bemidji netminder standing on his head along with an offense that capitalized on the chances given to them propelled the Babes to a 2-0 shutout victory on the road. For the 5th time in team history, the Bemidji Blue Ox are heading to the Kellogg Cup Super Series.

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2/06/2022 3:11 pm  #2720

Re: Minnesota Amateur Hockey League

Loosen the Moosen, boys!

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