Sophomore forward Steven Spinner (25) of Eden Prairie had two assists against Hill-Murray. Photo by Helen Nelson
The annual “Best Forward Line” in the state debate is always a fun exercise.
Eden Prairie's Andrew Knudsen (5) and Mason Bergh (15) crash the net in pursuit of the puck as Hill-Murray goaltender John Dugas makes the save. At left is Hill-Murray defenseman Logan Sharp. Photo by Helen Nelson
Turns out the sum of Eden Prairie’s Knudsen-Berg-Spinner combo is greater than most any line in the state. And these guys are only going to get better.
Eden Prairie's Mason Bergh celebrates his second-period goal against Hill-Murray. Photo by Helen Nelson
Tuesday marked the first action most hockey teams statewide saw since the Minnesota State High School League imposed tougher penalties on potentially dangerous hits.
1. Mason Bergh, Eden Prairie
Bergh, a junior who played in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League this fall, scored a goal and added two assists as part of a potent Eagles top line. Hill-Murray, which trailed 4-0 at one point in the first period, had climbed back to 4-3 when Bergh took a perfect cross-ice feed from linemate Steven Spinner and lasered a shot into the upper left corner to give the Eagles a 5-3 lead heading into the third.
Eden Prairie sophomore goalie Derrick LaCombe. Photo by Helen Nelson