Two elite offenses, highlighted by dynamic scorers, meet with a run at the Mississippi 8 Conference title on the line as St. Michael-Albertville and Princeton collide on Saturday.
Flamming has at least a point in 17 games this season, including a pair of four-goal performances — in an 8-2 win on Dec. 31 over St. Louis Park and in a 13-1 stomping of Cambridge-Isanti on Jan. 5. Laylin had two goals against Champlin Park in a 6-3 loss on Jan. 22 and six in an 8-4 win at St. Francis on Nov. 30.
Keeping up with the Knights (10-6-3, 6-2) may be the key for the Tigers (14-5, 5-4), who have a potent offense.
Princeton boasts a 5.42 goals-per-game average, which is third in the state, and its 103 total goals are fourth in Minnesota.
Only three times this season has Princeton failed to score more than three goals — a 2-0 win over Everett-Gilbert on Dec. 8, a 6-1 loss to Marshall on Dec. 29 and a 4-0 defeat to Buffalo on Jan. 24.
Swanson was just held without a point for the first time this season in a 4-0 loss at Buffalo on Jan. 24, and has multiple assists in 11 of 19 games — including a six-assist effort in a 9-4 win at Mora/Milaca on Nov. 27 and five assists in an 11-9 win over Bloomington Kennedy on Jan. 8.
Southard has multiple goals in 11 games, including three of his last four. He has two four-goal games and two three-goal outputs.