Andover has won 10 consecutive games, all in dominating fashion. The No. 1-2A Huskies haven’t had a close game since a 3-3 tie with Totino-Grace on Jan. 9. Andover’s matchup to end the regular season against Blaine figures to offer a welcome change to Blowout City, as the Bengals have won nine of their last 11 games, including Saturday’s 10-2 rout of Holy Family Catholic.
Andover’s stable of double-digit goal scorers runs seven deep, but it’s senior defenseman Wyatt Kaiser — a lock as a Mr. Hockey finalist and magnet for NHL scouts — who makes the Huskies (19-3-1, 9-0-1) go. A Minnesota Duluth commit, Kaiser has seven goals and 23 assists.
Senior Carsen Richels, another likely Mr. Hockey finalist, leads Blaine (16-7-0, 10-0-0) with 26 goals, including three in Saturday’s defeat of Holy Family Catholic. Senior linemate Cole Hansen powers the Bengals with 57 points (24 goals, 33 assists).