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Cadets, Skippers ready for the rematch

By Tim Kolehmainen, 12/29/09, 9:39AM CST


The state's two top-ranked teams meet in Schwan Cup Gold semis

For the second time in 10 days, the state's two top-ranked teams get together on the ice.  Minnetonka, ranked No. 1 in Class AA, faces St. Thomas Academy, ranked No. 1 in Class A, in the Schwan Cup Gold semifinals Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center.

Back on Dec. 19, the Cadets opened up a 2-0 lead in the first period on a stunned Minnetonka team.  But the Skippers rallied with five straight goals, including a hat trick from precocious freshman Max Coatta, to get a 5-2 victory. 

Check out the video below for both team's thoughts on the first game -- and the rematch.