F - Andy Jordahl, Edina
Andy Jordahl was in the right place at the right time as he gathered the puck all alone in the slot and fired it passed Duluth East's goaltender for the state semifinal game-winner. Jordahl's goal sent the Hornets back to the finals for the first time since 2010, when they won the title.
F - Chase Heising, Wayzata
There's nothing sweeter in Minnesota sports than an overtime game-winner in The Tourney at Xcel Energy Center. Junior Chase Heising went top-shelf for the 2-1 clincher 4:01 into the first extra frame against Wayzata Thursday night. "We knew we were going to win, and we won."
F-Jack Kolar, Duluth East
Kolar’s quick release gave the Hounds the only goal they needed Thursday afternoon as Duluth East shut out Moorhead 1-0 in the quarterfinal matchup. It was the junior forward’s fifth goal of the season.
F - Zach LaValle, Hill Murray
Hill-Murray's all-time leading scorer didn't disappoint in the Class 2A quarterfinal. Senior three-sport star Zach LaValle and Mr. Hockey finalist notched two goals and one assist as the No. 1-seeded Pioneers toppled Eastview 6-3.
F - Connor Hurley, Edina
The electric Connor Hurley deked, dangled and dazzled his way to a hat trick to help the Hornets beat Lakeville North 9-3 Thursday afternoon. The junior forward and Notre Dame recruit added an assist and finished with a plus-5 rating while fueling the high-powered Hornets to victory.
D-Jack Dougherty, St. Thomas Academy
Jack Dougherty's four assists were just two shy of tying the state tournament single-game record in St. Thomas Academy's rout over St. Cloud Apollo Wednesday evening. The dynamic defenseman showcased skill and shutdown ability as a junior with a bright future.
F-Chris Benson, Hermantown
Senior Chris Benson led the Hawks in scoring this season and he continued that trend Wednesday afternoon in Hermantown's 3-0 shutout over Duluth Marshall. Benson factored in all three goals, notching two assists in the second period and scoring the final goal in the third.
F - Chase Ellingson, Breck
Just a freshman, Chase Ellingson scored a goal and an assist while registering a plus-3 rating as Breck beat Marshall 6-1 Wednesday afternoon. His goal was a backbreaker that made it 4-1 in the second after Marshall started gaining momentum. As a member of the third line, Ellingson shows just how deep Breck’s lineup is.
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