The Classic Suburban Conference boys hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Polar Arena featuring archrivals Tartan and North was a make-up game of an earlier contest postponed because of cold weather.
The Titans offset two early goals by the Polars to pull ahead in the third period and win going away, 7-3.
Tartan’s four unanswered goals in the final 17 minutes made the difference for the second time in two meetings this season. Tartan gained a 7-4 win in the first outing between the rivals on Dec. 12.
In a make-up girls hockey game Feb. 4, the South St. Paul Packers invaded Tartan Arena and left the Titans feeling as cold as the subzero temperatures that caused the weather-related postponement in the first place.
Though the Titans had a occasional sorties into the Packers zone, they could not penetrate the visitors’ armor and the result was a 3-0 setback.
The Mounds View High School girls Alpine ski team is headed to the state meet this week after finishing second in the Section 7 meet on Feb. 4 at Giants Ridge. Front row, from left: Emily Mackay, Maddie Sjobeck, coach Mark Dunsworth, Cortney Kosiak, Juliana Damberg, Emily Nash, Kurt Tolson, Kaarl Damberg, assistant coach Luke Becker. Back row: Madeline Bratager, Hana Gulli, Sarah Mackay. (Ann Nash photography)
Finishing second usually means coming up just shy of your goal. That wasn’t the case for the Mounds View High School girls Alpine ski team last week at the section meet, however.
The Mustangs ended up second in the team standings at the Section 7 meet but that won’t keep them from competing in this week’s state meet. There are only four sections for Alpine skiing and the top two teams in each section advance to state.
When Irondale and Mounds View square off in their girls hockey section playoff game on Tuesday, expect the Knights to win a low-scoring game. Or it might be the Mustangs securing the victory in overtime.
The only thing the above predictions are based on is past history. The last four times Irondale and Mounds View met in the playoffs, that’s how the games ended.
By placing four competitors in the top eight, the Roseville Area High School girls won the Section 5 Nordic ski racing team title and advances to this week’s state meet. The Raiders amassed 382 points to beat runner-up Irondale by 12.
The Roseville Area High School gymnastics team wrapped up its ninth consecutive Suburban East Conference title last week. The Raiders outscored Park-Cottage Grove to secure a perfect 9-0 record in conference dual meets.
Roseville posted a team score of 150.10, its highest of the season, to beat the Wolfpack, which finished with a 138.15.
Over the last four seasons, the Roseville Area High School girls hockey team has lost only two section playoff games. Both of those defeats came at the hands of Hill-Murray, which has quickly turned into the Raiders’ biggest post-season rival.
That rivalry is set to be renewed this week when Roseville and Hill-Murray square off in a Section 4AA semifinal on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Aldrich Arena.