High-scoring St. Michael-Albertville has been one of the state's hottest teams in recent weeks. On Tuesday the Knights take on a Benilde-St. Margaret's team that has been equally successful recently. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.
Moorhead vs. St. Cloud Cathedral, 7:15 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7. After losing 1-0 to No. 3-1A Warroad on Saturday, No. 2-2A Moorhead (16-4-1, 4-2-0) and standout goaltender Hudson Hodges face an even higher ranked small-school opponent in No. 1-1A St. Cloud Cathedral (18-1-1) and scoring ace Blake Perbix (62 points).
North Branch vs. Princeton, 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8. Dylan Cook and Jack Southard have combined for 113 points for Princeton (9-10-1, 5-3-0), while the North Branch (16-4-0, 8-1-0) duo of Cody Croal and Joey Kerchner has amassed 91 points.
Mahtomedi vs. St. Thomas Academy, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4. Metro East Conference foes with a tradition of playing tight games meet as Nikolai Dulak (20 goals) leads No. 6-1A Mahtomedi (14-7-0, 7-2-0) against standout forward Jackson Hallum (31 points) and St. Thomas Academy (10-8-2, 3-3-1).
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