Local pucksters are awesome on ice
Local hockey teams had plenty of success this year.
The North Shore team from Silver Bay and Two Harbors is the new District 11 Bantam A champion. North Shore defeated Duluth East 5-3 in Moose Lake to take the title on Feb. 23. Submitted by Michelle Ketola.
The Two Harbors Squirts ended the regular season with a win over Superior putting them in second place in regular season league play. The Agates kicked off a district run by playing Ashland this past Sunday; goal tender George Rolfe stayed strong in a shutout against Ashland with a 8-0 win. Monday, Two Harbors fell short to Hermantown Blue with a tough 5-7 loss, putting them in the third-place bracket. The Agates stepped up and brought home the third place trophy on Tuesday with a 3-2 win over Superior White. The Squirts had an awesome year team building and winning games — they are sad to see the season come to an end.
The 12U Storm traveled to Roseau last weekend for the 12U B regional tournament. The girls went in as the first seed from District 11 so they got a bye. On Saturday, the girls played Moose Lake, a team that proved to be their strongest competition that weekend. The girls were down 3-0 going into the second period. The Storm came back to win 5-3, scoring four goals in five minutes. On Sunday, the girls handed Brainerd a 7-0 defeat. The win was a shut-out for goalie Maureen Dwyer and clinched the regional championship for the Storm. The Storm will travel to Maple Grove to compete in the state tournament. The girls are slated to play their first game against Eagan at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Maple Grove Community Center.