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Under pressure

By Pete Waggoner, Hockey Hub contributor, 11/19/10, 1:14PM CST


Prior Lake coach Joe Pankratz, a former Bloomington Jefferson star, talks about the forces that push high school players to leave home early

Prior Lake coach Joe Pankratz talks about growing up as part of Bloomington Jefferson's dynasty years and the pressure he was under to leave the Jaguars after his sophomore season to play at the junior level.

While Pankratz won a state title with the Jaguars before leaving, he missed out on two more, including an undefeated season.

Interview with Prior Lake coach Joe Pankratz, Part 1

Interview with Prior Lake coach Joe Pankratz, Part 2

The Joe Pankratz Story

To read the full story about Joe Pankratz's decision to leave Bloomington Jefferson during its heyday as a state powerhouse, order the Hockey Hub's 2010-11 Season Guidebook.

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