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Day 4 recap
« Earlier this year our deli got closed, so there hasn’t been as many cookies or ice cream to eat at lunch. We weren’t too happy about it. But maybe we are on to something. »
East Grand Forks senior defenseman Eddie Eades on possible explanations for East Grand Forks’ recent athletic success (the Green Wave’s girls’ hockey team reached the state Class 1A championship game and the boys’ basketball team also has qualified for the state tourney).
By the numbers
Record number of state championships for Edina, including the three won by Edina East in the 1970s when the city’s high schools were split into East and West.
Goals scored by East Grand Forks in the second period of its Class 1A championship game victory over Hermantown. Five also is the count on Hermantown’s consecutive title-game losses.
Penalties killed in the first period by East Grand Forks.
1. Miguel Fidler, Edina:
The senior forward had an eventful and highly effective shift in the second period when he drew a tripping penalty on Lakeville North’s Jack Sadek, then scored 14 seconds later for the first of his two power-play goals.
2. Reed Corbid, East Grand Forks: The junior scored with :32 left in the second period to put an exclamation mark on the Green Wave’s five-goal flurry in the period. Corbid’s contributions in the second also included an assist and a bone-rattling hit that led to a goal.
3. Max Johnson, Lakeville North: The sophomore forward has a nonstop motor and deft scoring touch, as he showed on his two first-period goals that allowed the Panthers to at least temporarily keep pace with Edina.
119,178: Total announced fans for the four days at Xcel Energy Center and Mariucci Arena. That was up more than 3,000 spectators from 2013.