Of the 25 games on the Hill-Murray High School boys hockey schedule this season, only five are contests against unranked opponents. To say that the Pioneers will be tested every night out is a grand understatement.
Tartan sophomore Cali Pearcy (24) scores against North High junior Marit Larson (33) during home action last season. The Titans won 3-0 Jan. 20. Little did they know, they’d be joining forces next season as the two teams consolidate into one team. (Linda Baumeister file photo)
To some folks the "State of Hockey" in School District 622 is in trouble
In what one might well call a drastic move, Tartan and North high schools' girls hockey teams will combine as one for the 2015-16 season.
Since it split from the Mounds View/Irondale co-op back in the late 1990s, the Irondale High School girls hockey team has been a one-school show but that has changed this season. The Knights are now the Irondale/St. Anthony girls hockey team.
The seniors on this year's Mounds View High School girls hockey team won back-to-back conference titles as freshmen and sophomores. That streak came to an end last season so they're looking to go out on top this year.
Despite the fact that there has been no wintry weather blowing through the upper Midwest yet, the high school winter sports seasons have arrived. A half-dozen sports have already had their first practices.