Ranked #2 in Class A, the Simley Spartans are primed for the Section 4A playoffs.
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Ranked #2 in Class A, the Simley Spartans are primed for the Section 4A playoffs.

Sublime Spartans

The Simley Spartans roll into section playoffs behind dynamic forwards McGown, Tuccitto

Cam Kauffman
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Fresh off a decisive 4-1 win on Jan. 27 over neighborhood rival South St. Paul, the Class A No. 2 Simley girls hockey team heads into section playoffs at 20-4-1 – the best regular season record in the history of the program.

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Apple Valley senior Marie Moran and her super-soph sister Makayla are preparing to lead the Eagles into the Section 3AA playoffs.
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Apple Valley senior Marie Moran and her super-soph sister Makayla are preparing to lead the Eagles into the Section 3AA playoffs.

Where Eagles Dare

Apple Valley’s soaring Moran sisters have their sights set on a trip to the state tournament

Lauren McQuillan
Sunday, January 29, 2023

For years, the Moran sisters of Apple Valley have been catching the eyes of fans across the state.

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White Bear Lake was chosen as having among the best uniform designs in the state.

Who's Got The Look?

Janjet's Best and Unbest Logos and Uniforms

Time to go Uniform Nerd and identify the very best girls hockey uniform and logo designs in the state – and call out some teams who might be in line for a rebrand.

by JanJet staff
Bella Schmidt and the East Ridge Raptors are looking to contend for a Section 4AA title.

Raptors on the Rise

The East Ridge Raptors are battling to overcome a neighborhood rival and win the state’s most competitive section

The East Ridge Raptors started this season on fire with a six-game winning streak. Hopes began to emerge for a return to the state tournament for the second time in program history.

by Olivia Paradise
Luverne's Kamryn Van Batavia recently became just the third player in state history to reach 400 career points.

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Standout players across the state are having memorable seasons and reaching statistical nirvana

Each season brings its share of individual achievements and memorable performances, and this year is no exception. Recently, several standout players have passed notable benchmarks in various offensive categories.

by Arnie Hamel
Freshman forward Ava Tibodeau (5) crashed the net during the Cougars' 3-2 victory over Delano/Rockford at the Herb Brooks Holiday Classic in Blaine.

Cougars Hungry for More

Following up on their state tournament season a year ago, the Mankato East Cougars are looking to make another run

After a section championship and a trip to state last season, Mankato East head coach Amber Prange wants to keep her players focused as they try for a return to St. Paul.

by Lauren McQuillan
The upstart Woodbury Royals feature a mix of senior leadership and youthful skill. Freshman forward Laini Gnetz leads the team with 10 goals.

Royal Family

Under second-year coach Angel Crowley, the Woodbury Royals have found stability and are off to the best start in team history

For the Woodbury High School girl’s hockey team, its players have “been through the wringer”, according to head coach Angel Crowley.

by Cam Kauffman
Senior captain Stella Retrum leads Maple Grove on a quest to return to the state tournament.

Maple Grove finds its Groove

Led by explosive senior forward Stella Retrum, the Maple Grove Crimson once again have a state tournament on their minds

Off to an 8-1 start, the Maple Grove Crimson are on their way to improving on last year's state tournament appearance, where they lost a pair of 2-1 games and ended as consolation finalists.

by Olivia Paradise

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RankingsRankings Class 2A
3.Hill Murray9.304
4.Gentry Academy8.913
6.Holy Family8.200
7.Maple Grove8.042
8.Centennial / SLP7.840
10.Benilde - St. Margaret's7.625
Rankings Class 1A
3.Proctor / Hermantown7.800
5.South St. Paul7.400
6.Mound Westonka / SWC7.200
7.Holy Angels7.160
8.Fergus Falls7.000
9.Duluth Marshall6.958

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