The weight of so many championship banners threatens to not only collapse the ceiling at Edina’s Braemar Arena, but it can also be a burden for Hornets players. Especially when the wins don’t come as frequently as usual, and this has been an uncharacteristically difficult season for Edina.
But there's good news. Edina (12-9-2, 4-3-1) is playing its best hockey right now, having won six of its last eight contests. And two of the Hornets’ victories this season have come over Wayzata, a potential Class 2A, Section 6 foe.
A third win over the Trojans would assure Edina of a home playoff game — potentially against Wayzata (14-8-1, 5-3-0). The Hornets’ resurgence has been fueled in part by the emergence of Jackson Borst as a bona fide goal scorer. He leads Edina with 12 tallies, including four in his last four games.
Wins over Edina and No. 3-2A Eden Prairie to close the season would boost Wayzata’s argument for a top section seed. Junior Jake Schneider, with 10 goals, leads the Trojans’ score-by-committee approach.