Orono goalie Jon Flakne made a glove save of a Breck shot on goal. ] Boys hockey section final championship - Breck vs. Orono. Orono won 2-1. [ (MARLIN LEVISON/STARTRIBUNE(email@example.com)
PRESEASON METRO-AREA DREAM TEAM
Jacob Jaremko, sr., F, Elk River/ Zimmerman
Skilled player led the fall Elite League with 42 points. A key part of an Elks team trying to end a decade-long state tournament drought. Committed to Minnesota State.
Dylan Malmquist, sr., F, Edina
Nobody is better in big games. Scored five goals and added 10 assists in seven playoff games as the Hornets won their second consecutive state title. Committed to Notre Dame.
Riley Tufte, jr., F, Blaine
Huge winger (6-5, 196 pounds) wears No. 27 and reminds fans of Nick Bjugstad. Poised to lead Bengals to success in a transitional season. Headed to Minnesota Duluth.
Jack Ahcan, sr., D, Burnsville
St. Cloud State-bound blueliner plays a physical game and rarely loses battles despite measuring 5-7 and 172 pounds. Smart and skilled, he contributed 23 assists last season.
Jack Sadek, sr., D, Lakeville North
Helped Panthers reach the Class 2A state tournament title game with solid end-to-end game. Not afraid to go in the tough areas. Committed to the Gophers.
Jon Flakne, sr., G, Orono
Anchored Spartans’ Class 1A state tournament run. Good size (6-1, 191 pounds) and technical ability make him tough to beat. Stopped 91 percent of shots last season.
DAVID La VAQUE