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Two-Man Advantage

David La Vaque has covered all but one state hockey tournament game since 2009 and has worked as a Star Tribune high school sports reporter since 2004. His favorite tournament experiences include cheering for alma mater St. Paul Johnson in 1991 and staying for most of the Apple Valley/Duluth East marathon semifinal game in 1996. Loren Nelson has covered every state tournament since 2009 as the national media editor for Sport Ngin. He attended many, many other Tourney games as a high schooler from the far northern reaches of Minnesota making the annual pilgrimage south to the old St. Paul Civic Center in the 1980s.


Two-Man Advantage: Tourney graced by a "golden" special guest

By David La Vaque, Star Tribune 03/11/2018, 6:45pm CDT

Former Andover goalie Maddie Rooney, recent Olympic champion, thrilled the title-game crowd Saturday night.

Championship Saturday selections loaded with Minnetonka, Orono players

Hornets defenseman Jake Boltmann and Centennial goalie Travis Allen brought some levity to the Class 2A third-place game

Skippers, Greyhounds don't have much of a state tournament rivalry, but the team have met regularly in the regular season since 2006

Two-Man Advantage: Former Hounds, Skippers send their best

By David La Vaque 03/10/2018, 11:15am CST

Whether sending text messages or tweets, several alumni have high hopes for their former programs.

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