Girls’ State Hockey Tournament

February 21

OK, we’re not even there yet – but let’s get all the information you will ever need up front!

 

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[Alex in the One Act Play . . . ]

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[Allison O’Kane with a Character Award . . . ]

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[Abby Williams (2007) and Ashley Holmes (2008) were winners . . . ]

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[State champs 2008 . . . ]

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[Consolation champs . . . ]

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[McKenzie Revering (just above the “s” in Wells) on the all-tournment team . . . ]

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[It was a beautiful winter’s day along the shores of beautiful Lake Darling . . . ]

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[Just letting you know that I made it . . . ]

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[Here’s my ticket . . . ]

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[The 6:00 game . . . ]

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[Cards take the ice for the 8:00 game v. St. Paul United . . . ]

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[Card fans settle in . . . ]

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[Card band settles in . . . ]

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[Hockey moms hung these on the back railing . . . ]

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[Go Cards!]

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[I’ll cover the introductions on the scoreboard’s big screen, which has amazing definition . . . ]

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[Here the camera’s on our goalie Hailee Bailey . . . ]

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[Meg Shercliffe (5), sophomore]

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[Josie Minnerath (6), senior]

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[Anna Doherty (7), freshman]

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[Micah Summer (8), sophomore]

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[Marki Oberg (10), freshman]

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[Olivia Kopp (13), junior]

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[Mayson Toft (14), sophomore]

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[Kristin Trosvig (15), senior]

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[Hadlee Hansen (18), sophomore]

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[Calley Richardson (19), senior]

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[Alexis Heckert (20), junior]

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[McKenna Ellingson (24), junior]

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[Kaci Trosvig (25), 8th-grade]

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[Erin O’Kane (26), junior]

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[Talia Olson (27), senior]

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[Amanda Bittman (33), sophomore]

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[Taylor Breitkreutz (34), senior]

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[Hailee Bailey (35), 8th-grade]

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[Allison O’Kane (36), senior]

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[We are the champions . . . ]

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[Hailee settles in – I believe you’ll be able to tell when I’m shooting the ice and when I’m shooting the scoreboard . . . ]

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[We’re off – Alexis wins the opening draw . . . ]

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[Looks like Alexis is in on goal . . . ]

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[Calley is in United’s zone with Kaci . . . ]

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[The Marki line with Hadlee and Josie . . . ]

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[Get it, Hadlee . . . ]

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[Here comes Marki . . . ]

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[She’s still chasing it . . . ]

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[Calley . . . ]

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[Exchanging with McKenna . . . ]

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[Calley chases the rascal puck . . . ]

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[But we had good vibes . . . ]

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[OK, here we go . . . with Alexis, Mayson, and Anna . . . ]

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[GOOOAAAALLLLL!  A beautiful move and wrister by Kristin . . . ]

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[So, let’s get another one . . . ]

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[Kristin on the big screen . . . ]

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[We’re on a power play – because McKenna’s back on the point . . . ]

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[Keep it in . . . ]

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[Marki’s on the porch . . . ]

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[Kristin swinging around behind the goal . . . ]

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[Oooooooooooooooh!]

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[Josie gets pummelled in the corner but keeps fighting . . . ]

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[Taylor takes a shot . . . ]

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[It may be a 4-on-4 with Allison on the forward line . . . ]

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[Marki, to your left!!]

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[Kristin spins to control the face-off . . . ]

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[GOOOAAAALLL!  This one was really cool.  Kristin skated around behind the goal, saw the puck lying loose by the right corner, just reached out her stick one-handed and tapped it in . . . ]

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[Kristin gets big screen coverage again . . . ]

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[The Marki line – keep it going . . . ]

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[One goal lead going in to the 3rd . . . ]

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[Pile up by the SPU fans with Allison and Mayson . . . ]

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[GOOOOAAAALLLL!  A breakaway backhander by McKenna . . . ]

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[It’s final!  We’ll move on to the semi-final against No. 1-ranked Warroad . . . ]

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[And the media photos after a win:  McKenna Ellingson’s (24) breakaway goal proved to be the game winner (Pioneer Press) . . . ]

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[Calley Richardson (19) (Pioneer Press) . . . ]

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[Talia Olson (27) (Pioneer Press) . . . ]

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[Kristin Trosvig (15) (Pioneer Press) . . . ]

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[Josie Minnerath (6) and Taylor Breitkreutz (34) (Pioneer Press) . . . ]

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[Josie (Pioneer Press) . . . ]

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[Taylor and Hailee Bailey (35) (Pioneer Press) . . . ]

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[Again (Pioneer Press) . . . ]

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[Hailee (Pioneer Press) . . . ]

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[Hadlee Hansen (18) and Allison O’Kane (36) (Pioneer Press)]

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[Kristin (Hockey Hub)]

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[We win! (State of Hockey)]

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[Alexis Heckert (20) (Echo Press)]

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[Calley (Echo Press)]

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[Way to go, Hailee (Echo Press)]

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[Kristin leads the charge (Echo Press)]

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I’m glad I don’t play anymore. I could never learn all of those handshakes.  ~  Phil Rizzuto

Up Next:  Part II

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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1 Response to Girls’ State Hockey Tournament

  1. G. says:

    Go Cards!!!!!

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