Wagontrain Live! Note: Updated 2/11/2011 9:59pm The Wagontrain Live was informed by sources close to the Edina Hornets that surgery was performed on Edina defenseman Max Everson's wrist. There is as potential he could return to the line up in two weeks which would be in time for the section semi-finals.
The Overtime Radio Network provides feedback from the Edina Hornets and Minnetonka Skippers game last night. Multiple story lines evolved from the game as the Hornets picked up a 4-2 win over the Skippers. It avenged an earlier loss to the Skippers this season at Braemar Arena and was the first time Minnetonka has lost at home since January 10, 2009. The victory came at a huge price, though, as the Hornets lost Mr. Hockey finalist Max Everson to a wrist injury.
The Hornet defenseman was scheduled to have surgery on his injured wrist today. The injury occurred late in the game as Everson was in a foot race for a puck through the neutral zone. He was losing his angle on the empty Skippers net and opened up enough to feed a pass to the waiting Steven Fogarty in the slot who buried it in the empty net. As Everson passed he was hit and fell into the boards awkwardly injuring his wrist on the boards.
It was a somber post game for the Hornets who lost a leader and key contributor. Hornets head coach Curt Giles, an NHL veteran and defenseman, cited Everson as the the best defenseman in high school hockey. Only two defensemen were named as Mr. Hockey finalists as Everson and Benilde-St. Margaret's Patrick Daly were bestowed that honor. We hear from Giles and a pair of seniors in Jake Sampson and Michael Sit.
Hub reporter Michael Murakami stops by for part two to discuss the Eden Prairie 4-3 win over the Wayzata Trojans. Kyle Rau and assistant coach Greg Aslakson join the program along with Wayzata coach Carl Davis.