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Holiday tournaments heat up the ice

By Star Tribune staff reports, 12/21/10, 3:47PM CST

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All the matchups to warm up your winter break

Schwan Cup

By now, you've probably heard of the Schwan Cup. If you haven't, here's a look at what you've been missing. Thirty-two boys' hockey teams are entered in this year's tournament, now in its 10th year. The field is split into four divisions. Burnsville and Lakeville South are both in the Silver Division of the tournament, with opening-round games next Wednesday at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine. The Cougars open play at 2:30 p.m. against Cretin-Derham Hall, followed immediately by the Blaze's opening game against Holy Angels. The Silver Division finals are New Year's Day at Xcel Energy Center.

In the Gold Division, the Schwan Cup again runneth over with talent. Half of the eight teams entered this week ranked among the top 12 in Class 2A, including No. 3 Edina, No. 5 Duluth East, No. 9 Minnetonka and No. 10 Hill-Murray. St. Thomas Academy is ranked No. 1 in Class 1A with No. 3 Breck close behind. The talent level of individual players is also impressive. Edina' Steven Fogarty (Notre Dame recruit) will be the only player on the ice with a college commitment in place, but several players could join him at the next level, including Hornets teammate Max Everson, Hill-Murray's Ben Bahe and J.D. Cotroneo, Blaine's Jonny Brodzinski, Minnetonka's Derek Frawley and Max Coatta, White Bear Lake's Max Birkinbine and St. Thomas Academy's Taylor Fleming. Last year's Gold Division title game offered a preview of the Class 2A state tournament championship game on the same ice two months later. Minnetonka topped Edina 3-2 to win the Gold Division title but the Hornets knocked off the Skippers 4-2 to win the state title.

EVELETH-GILBERT INVITATIONAL

At The Hippodrome, Eveleth

Quarterfinals • Tue., Dec. 28


• Henry Sibley vs. Park Rapids, 11 am

• Mpls. vs. Greenway, 1:15 p.m.

• Mora/H-F vs. Man. East/Loyola, 5 p.m.

• Kittson Cen. vs. Eveleth-Gilbert, 7:15 p.m.

Games Wed., Dec. 29

• Semifinals, TBD

• Consolation semis, TBD

HERITAGE CLASSIC

At Heritage Sports Center, Duluth

Quarterfinals • Tue., Dec. 28


• Andover vs. Forest Lake, noon

• Buffalo vs. Rosemount, 2:30 p.m.

• Cloquet/E/C vs. Bemidji, 5:30 p.m.

• New Prague vs. Duluth Central, 8 p.m.

Games Wed., Dec. 29

• Semifinals, 5:30 and 8 p.m.

• Consolation semis, noon and 2:30 p.m.

Games Thur., Dec. 30

• Seventh place, 10 am

• Consolation final, 12:30 p.m.

• Third place, 3 p.m.

• Championship, 5:30 p.m.

HILLTOPPER CLASSIC

At Duluth MARS Lakeview Arena

Quarterfinals • Mon., Dec. 27


• Appleton (WI) vs. Superior (WI), 1:30 p.m.

• Delano/Rockford vs. Proctor, 3:45 p.m.

• Irondale vs. Duluth Marshall, 6 p.m.

• Madison Edgewood (Wis.) vs. Fort Frances (Ont.), 8:15 p.m.

Games Tue., Dec. 28

• Semifinals, 6 and 8:15 p.m.

• Consolation semis, 1:30 and 3:45 p.m.

Games Wed., Dec. 29

• Seventh place 8:30 am

• Consolation 10:45 am

• Third place 1 p.m.

• Championship 3:15 p.m.
 

KIWANIS FESTIVAL

At Rochester Graham Arena

Quarterfinals • Tue., Dec. 28


Class AA

• Eastview vs. New Richmond, 1 p.m.

• Brainerd/Pill/Piez vs. Roch. JM, 3:15 p.m.

• Fargo South vs. Roch. Century, 5:45 p.m.

• Prior Lake vs. Roch. Mayo, 8 p.m.

Class A

• Albert Lea vs. Richfield, 12:30 p.m.

• New Ulm vs. Des Moines, 2:45 p.m.

• Eau Claire Mem. (WI) vs. Int. Falls, 5 p.m.

• Dodge Co. vs. Roch. Lourdes, 7:15 p.m.

Games Wed., Dec. 29

• Semifinals, 4:30 and 6:45 p.m.

• Consolation semis, 12 and 2:15 p.m.

Games Thur., Dec. 30

Class AA

• Seventh place, noon

• Consolation, 4:30 p.m.

• Third place, 2:15 p.m.

• Championship, 7 p.m.

Class A

• Seventh place, 11:30 am

• Consolation, 4:15 p.m.

• Third place, 2 p.m.

• Championship, 6:30 p.m.

PERPICH NORTH-SOUTH CHALLENGE

First round • Tue., Dec. 28

• Lakeville North at Virginia/MIB, 7:30 p.m.

• Mahtomedi at Hibbing, 7:30 p.m.

• Spring Lk Pk at Grand Rapids, 7:30 p.m.

Second round • Wed., Dec. 29

• Lakeville No. at Grand Rapids, 7:30 p.m.

• Mahtomedi at Virginia/MIB, 7:30 p.m.

• Spring Lake Park at Hibbing, 7:30 p.m.

Third round • Thur., Dec. 30

• Lakeville North at Hibbing, 3 p.m.

• Mahtomedi at Grand Rapids, 3 p.m.

• Spring Lake Park at Virginia, 7:30 p.m.

SCHWAN CUP

Quarterfinals • Wed., Dec. 29

Gold Bracket • At Mariucci Arena


• St. Thomas vs. Minnetonka, noon

• Blaine vs. White Bear Lake, 2:30 p.m.

• Breck vs. Hill-Murray, 5:30 p.m.

• Duluth East vs. Edina, 8 p.m.

Silver Bracket • At Schwan Super Rink 4

• Rogers vs. Stillwater, noon

• Cretin-DH vs. Lakeville South, 2:30 p.m.

• Holy Angels vs. Burnsville, 5 p.m.

• Roseville vs. Blake, 7:30 p.m.

Bronze Bracket • At Schwan Super Rink 3

• Sartell-St. Stephen vs. Orono, 12:30 p.m.

• Mounds View vs. Hudson (Wisc.), 3 p.m.

• Owatonna vs. Northfield, 5:30 p.m.

• Champlin Park vs. Holy Family, 8 p.m.

Open Bracket • At Schwan Super Rink 5

• Monticello/A/ML vs. Providence, noon

• St. Paul Acad. vs. Coon Rapids, 2:30 p.m.

• Minnehaha vs. Marshall, 5 p.m.

• North Metro vs. Winona, 7:30 p.m.

Games Thur., Dec. 30

Gold Bracket • At Xcel Energy Center


• Semifinals, 5:30 and 8 p.m.

• Consolation semis, 12 and 2:30 p.m.

Silver Bracket • At Schwan Super Rink 4

• Semifinals, 5 and 7:30 p.m.

• Consolation semis, 12 and 2:30 p.m.

Bronze Bracket • At Schwan Super Rink 1

• Semifinals, 5:30 and 8 p.m.

• Consolation semis, 12:30 and 3 p.m.

Open Bracket • At Schwan Super Rink 2

• Semifinals, 5 and 7:30 p.m.

• Consolation semis, 12 and 2:30 p.m.

Games Fri., Dec. 31

Gold Bracket • At Schwan Super Rink 1


• Seventh place, 3 p.m.

• Consolation, 5:30 p.m.

• Third place, 8 p.m.

Silver Bracket • At Schwan Super Rink 4

• Seventh place, 2:30 p.m.

• Consolation, 5 p.m.

• Third place, 7:30 p.m.

Bronze Bracket • At Schwan Super Rink 3

• Seventh place, 3 p.m.

• Consolation, 5:30 p.m.

• Third place, 8 p.m.

Open Bracket • At Schwan Super Rink 2

• Seventh place, 2:30 p.m.

• Consolation, 5 p.m.

• Third place, 7:30 p.m.

Championship • Sat., Jan. 1

At Xcel Energy Center


• Gold Bracket, 8 p.m.

• Silver Bracket, 5:30 p.m.

• Bronze Bracket, 2:30 p.m.

• Open Bracket, noon

SILVER BAY TOURNAMENT

At Rukanvina Arena, Silver Bay

First round • Tue., Dec. 28


• St. Paul Saints vs. Moose Lake, 5 p.m.

• Legacy vs. Silver Bay/Cook Co., 7:30 p.m.

• Cooper vs. TBD

Second round • Wed., Dec. 29

• St. Paul Saints vs. Ely/T-S/B-E, 2:30 p.m.

Third round • Thur., Dec. 30

• St. Paul Saints vs. Silver Bay, 5 p.m.
 

SOUTH ST. PAUL PREMIER

At Wakota Arena

Quarterfinals • Mon., Dec. 27


• Eagan vs. North St. Paul, 1 p.m.

• Woodbury vs. Hastings, 3:15 p.m.

• Hopkins vs. St. Paul Johnson, 6 p.m.

• Anoka vs. South St. Paul, 8:15 p.m.

Games Tue., Dec. 28

• Semifinals, 6 and 8:15 p.m.

• Consolation semis, 1 and 3:15 p.m.

Games Wed., Dec. 29

• Seventh place, 1 p.m.

• Consolation, 3:15 p.m.

• Third place, 6 p.m.

• Championship, 8:15 p.m.

ST. LOUIS PARK REC CENTER INVITE

Quarterfinals • Tue., Dec. 28

• Maple Grove vs. Elk River/Zimm., noon

• Benilde-SM vs. Eden Prairie, 2:30 p.m.

• Bloom. Jefferson vs. Moorhead, 5 p.m.

• Centennial vs. Wayzata, 7:30 p.m.

Games Wed., Dec. 29

• Semifinals, 5 and 7:30 p.m.

• Consolation semis, noon and 2:30 p.m.

Games Thur., Dec. 30

• Seventh place, noon

• Consolation final, 2:30 p.m.

• Third place, 5 p.m.

• Championship, 7:30 p.m.

ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE TOURNAMENT

Quarterfinals • Tue., Dec. 28

• Armstrong vs. Cambridge-Is., 11:45 am

• Redwood Valley vs. Pine City/RC, 2 p.m.

• Two Harbors vs. Sheboygan (WI), 4 p.m.

• Austin vs. St. Michael-Alb., 6:30 p.m.

Games Wed., Dec. 29

• Semifinals, 4:15 and 6:30 p.m.

• Consolation semis, 11:45 am and 2 p.m.

Games Thur., Dec. 30

• Seventh place, 10 am

• Consolation, 12:15 p.m.

• Third place, 2:30 p.m.

• Championship, 4:45 p.m.

WARROAD INVITATIONAL

First round • Tue., Dec. 28

• Warroad vs. Grafton/PR (ND), 5 p.m.

• Osseo vs. Faribault, 7:30 p.m.

Second round • Wed., Dec. 29

• Faribault vs. Grafton/PR (ND), 5 p.m.

• Osseo vs. Warroad, 7:30 p.m.

Third round • Thur., Dec. 30

• Osseo vs. Grafton/PR (ND), noon

• Faribault vs. Warroad, 2:15 p.m.

WASECA TOURNAMENT

First round • Tue., Dec. 28

• Waseca vs. Simley, 11 am

• Sioux Falls (S.D.) vs. Windom, TBD

Second round • Wed., Dec. 29

• Windom vs. Simley, TBD

• Sioux Falls (S.D.) vs. Waseca, 8 p.m.

Third round • Thur., Dec. 30

• Windom vs. Waseca, 6 p.m.

• Sioux Falls (S.D.) vs. Simley, TBD

 

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