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Hanowski Sets All Time State Scoring Mark

By Pete Waggoner, 02/20/09, 8:54AM CST


Hanowski's 3 points not only set mark, help lead Flyers to perfect 25-0-0 season.

Scoring records continue to fall this season as Little Falls Ben Hanowski became the State's all time highest point leader. He eclipsed the previous record set by Red Wing legendary Johnny Pohl as he tallied three points in his team's 9-1 win over St. Cloud Apollo. He entered the game one point shy of the mark set by Pohl of 378 that he set in 1998.


The second period was very good to Hanowski tied the mark and eclipsed it collecting all of his points in the second period. His first point was on a shorthanded tally at 4:53 of the second period as he scored his 56th goal of the season. He picked up his second point of the night on his second goal of the game and 57th of the season on the power play at 9:07 of the second period. Hanowski added added to his new record with an assist on a Riley Hirsch goal at 14:26 of the second period.


The win improved the Flyers Record to 25-0-0 on the season, the only perfect record in the State of Minnesota High School Hockey League this year. The Flyers topped Alexandria in the standings of the Central Lakes Conference. They will bid for another State Class A tournament this year from the Section 6A where they will be challenged by the Alexandria Cardinals. The Flyers are looking to make their 5th straight State Tournament appearance this year.


Hanowksi will join teammate Jared Festler at St. Cloud State this season and will await the arrival of St. Francis sniper Joey Benik to the Huskies after next season. Hanowski finished the regular season with 57g-53a-110pts and has a chance to add to his numbers with up to six more games on the schedule.