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Edina flips script, thumps Wayzata 8-1 to advance to 2A state tournament

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 02/28/18, 7:45PM CST

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The second-ranked Hornets dominated the Trojans, who had ended Edina's playoff hopes in the last two seasons.


Edina's Demetrios Komountzis tried to deflect an incoming puck in front of Wayzata goalie Trevor Wong in the second period. Wayzata's Matt Branton was at right. Photo: JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com

Two consecutive years of playoff defeats at Wayzata’s hands were more than enough to fuel the Edina on Wednesday night.

The Hornets’ flattened Wayzata 8-1 in the Class 2A, Section 6 championship game at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

No. 2-ranked Edina (26-2) built a 3-0 first period lead on goals from Demetrios Koumontzis, Ben Brinkman and Max Borst. The early surge flipped last season’s script, when Wayzata scored 25 seconds into the game and ultimately upset second-ranked Edina 3-1.

“Losing to them last year was probably one of the worst days of my life,” junior forward Mason Nevers said. “We’ve been waiting for this game. It was 365 days in the making.”

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Two consecutive years of playoff defeats at Wayzata’s hands were more than enough to fuel the Edina boys’ hockey team.

The Hornets flattened Wayzata 8-1 in the Class 2A, Section 6 championship game Wednesday at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

No. 2-ranked Edina (26-2) built a 3-0 first period lead on goals from Demetrios Koumontzis, Ben Brinkman and Max Borst. The Hornets added four goals in the second period, starting with Mason Nevers just 40 seconds into the frame.

No. 7 Wayzata (16-11-1) was the two-time defending section champions. The Trojans fell to Lake Conference foe Edina twice earlier in February.

Check back later for more on the game.

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