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Section 8AA barn-burner highlights the week ahead: Dec. 15-21

By Tim Kolehmainen, 12/15/08, 2:15PM CST

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A great early-season showdown between the two elite teams in Section 8AA should give a good indication of which team will be the favorite

A great early-season showdown between the two elite teams in Section 8AA should give a good indication of which team will be the favorite coming out of the northwest this winter. Roseau’s had the upper hand recently, claiming the last three section titles, but Moorhead has had an impressive start to this season. In all, the two powerhouse programs have won 17 of the last 18 Section 8AA crowns.

Despite losing several top underclassmen this offseason (Mr. Hockey Aaron Ness to early graduation and All-State goaltender Mike Lee to the USHL) and missing top forward Nick Oliver to injury, Roseau (2-1-1) has lost just once in four games, falling to powerful Blaine back on Dec. 5

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