Cardinal Boys – 3, Wayzata – 2

January 4

Yes, Virginia, boys play hockey too . . . 

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[I was at the gym (honestly) . . . ]

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[So, the Super snapped up my camera . . . ]

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[And captured the sunrise . . . ]

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[Such a big game against a big Lake Conference foe that friend John (retired administrator, teacher, and coach in that conference) came down all the way from Ashby to catch this game.  We saw the end of the competitive JV game . . . ]

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[Junior defense Andrew Revering (2) after an official meeting with the officials at the official red line face-off circle . . . ]

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[The Cardinals’ player introductions via disco . . . ]

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[Go Cards!]

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[LET’S PLAY HOCKEY!!]

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[Our Cards, of course, are coming off a runner-up finish in the state tournament last year and have been a top 10 class A team all year.  Wayzata, which could put the entire student body of AAHS into one class of its 4,000 high school enrollment, is thusly class AA . . . ]

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[And the Cards strike first!  Senior forward Jack Westlund (10) from junior forward Caleb Strong (3) and senior forward Ben Doherty (7) . . . ]

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[And thus endth the 1st period . . . ]

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[The Cards are buzzing in period 2 . . . ]

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[With senior forward Ben Jenson (9) and sophomore forward Joe Westlund (10).  It looks like Caleb in deep . . . ]

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[Senior forwards Alex Jost (29) and Zach Wosepka (20) are in deep . . . ]

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[Andrew and junior forward Derek Pesta (5) join the fray . . . ]

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[Looks like Joe in the corner . . . ]

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[GOOOAAALLLLLL!  Ben from Jack . . . ]

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[Celebrate!]

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[GOOOAAALLLL!  Alex from freshman forward Josiah Gronholz (4) and Zach . . . ]

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[Really good game, particularly since are Cards were winning!]

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[I got caught up in the game and forgot the camera.  Wayzata obviously put a lot of pressure on to catch up, the Cards took a late penalty, and I think Wayzata kept it in our zone for well over a minute after they pulled their goalie.  The shot totals were a tad misleading in that regard.  John, who played college hockey at St. Cloud State, kept saying Alex was playing great defense – they weren’t letting the Trojans get the puck in the middle of the rink.  Coach Resch said after the game that’s exactly what they were trying to do . . . ]

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[Obviously a big time win against a big time power school!]

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Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept.  ~  Doug Larson

Up Next:  For the foreseeable future, Spain or sports.

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