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Woodbury's Jadyn Smith
MAR
6

Offbeat, unsung and overlooked

The inaugural Janjet Awards recognize the myriad ways players contributed to their team's success

Champions have been crowned, seniors have been given their send-offs and team banquets have been held. But before we turn the page and set our sights on the next season, it’s time for us to recognize the locker room leaders, the unsung heroes and the off-beat and understated players that make each team special and unique.

by JanJet staff
The Warroad Warriors celebrate their third state championship after a 6-1 victory over Proctor/Hermantown at XCel Energy Center.
FEB
27

Offense wins Championships

Every team played good defense in getting to State, but it was the offensive skill and playmaking of Andover and Warroad that put them over the top this weekend in St. Paul

While every team in both Class A and AA needed their defense to reach the state tournament, this year’s winners set themselves apart with their offense.

by Arnie Hamel
Grace Sadura and her Minnetonka teammates celebrate her game-winning overtime goal against Holy Family in the Section 2AA final.
FEB
20

Elevate to State

The Minnetonka Skippers are looking to emerge as state champs in a strong field that includes defending champion Edina and undefeated Andover.

The rivalry between Edina and Andover in girls high school hockey is on the verge of becoming something akin to the fiercely competitive women’s rivalry between USA and Canada. As was the case in Beijing with USA and Canada once again meeting in the Gold Medal game, the defending state champion Edina Hornets and 2020 champion Andover Huskies are set up for another possible rematch.

by Arnie Hamel
Warroad junior forward Talya Hendrickson leads the state in assists with 51.
FEB
19

Warriors come out to play

Top-ranked Warroad seeks their third state title while Proctor/Hermantown looks to repeat and #2 Orono makes their first-ever appearance

Half of the Class A field from last year returns this week to XCel Energy Center for another chance at state tournament glory.

by Arnie Hamel
Iyla Ryskamp and the Orono Spartans are shooting for the school's first-ever trip to the state tournament.
FEB
13

Sacred Spartan

Orono senior captain Iyla Ryskamp racks up the points and dreams of a trip to State

After years of being overlooked, the Orono Spartans have got a fire under them. The second ranked Class 1A Spartans are currently 22-3-0, and are headed into the section playoffs with top scoring captain Iyla Ryskamp leading the way.

by Lily Emerson
Maddie Kaiser leads Holy Family into the Section 2AA playoffs.
FEB
8

Class 2A Section Preview

Andover chases a perfect season, Edina looks to defend their state title

by JanJet staff
Kate Johnson (center) and the Warroad Warriors are primed for a return trip to the state tournament.
FEB
7

Let the games begin!

Section playoffs open in Class 1A, with Warroad looking strong again and a logjam of contenders in Section 5A battling for one spot at state

by JanJet staff
Leah Bosch makes her 3,000th varsity save in the second period of the Royals' 5-3 win over Buffalo on Feb. 5.
FEB
6

Just for the fun of it

For overworked Hopkins/Park senior goalie Leah Bosch, making 3,000 saves has been nothing but a good time

There are few, if any, more conflicting statistics in sports than the hockey goaltender reaching a gaudy save milestone in her career. Unless you’re Leah Bosch, for whom stopping pucks is lots of fun.

by Arnie Hamel
North Wright County senior captain Sydney Petersen leads the RiverHawks into the 5AA Section Playoffs.
JAN
31

NWC: Straight Outta Albertville

Led by head coach Cailyn Olesen, the North Wright County RiverHawks aspire to be Minnesota’s next suburban powerhouse

With a signature upset victory over #3 Minnetonka in January and a 14-8-1 record, the North Wright County RiverHawks girls hockey team has developed into a force to be reckoned with in Class 2A.

by Cam Kauffman
Stillwater's Josie St. Martin is focused on leading her team to the state tournament after the disappointment of having the IIHF U18 Women's World Championships cancelled due to COVID-19.
JAN
23

One Slick Pony

Stillwater sophomore Josie St. Martin plays far beyond her years

Stillwater sophomore Josie St. Martin proves age doesn’t matter to her while being the leading scorer for the Stillwater Ponies and making the 2022 U.S. Under-18 Women’s World Championship Team at only 15 years old.

by Olivia Paradise
Skye Norgren and the Fergus Falls Otters are enjoying a break-out season.
JAN
16

Otters Winning Big

Small-town Fergus Falls getting noticed

Being from a small town of 12,000 people nearly three hours away from the Twin Cities can make it hard for a hockey program to get recognized, but for the Fergus Falls Otters, they’re doing just that—earning recognition.

by Cam Kauffman
Luverne's Kamryn Van Batavia leads her team on a quest for a third consecutive trip to the state tournament.
JAN
9

Plenty of Kammunition

Luverne’s Kamryn Van Batavia reaches a rare milestone in her record-setting career

by Arnie Hamel
Wayzata senior captain Sloane Matthews leads the high-powered Trojans.
DEC
20

High Interest Sloane

Wayzata's Sloane Matthews locks in and delivers for the Trojans

Resiliency is a word the Wayzata Trojans are committed to in the 2021-22 season and head coach Taylor Williamson says senior Sloane Matthews is a perfect example.

by Olivia Paradise
Blake junior captain Suzy Higuchi, along with linemates Ellie Morrison and Sam Broz, has played on the Bears varsity team since 7th grade.
DEC
13

From Japan to California to Minneapolis, Suzy Higuchi scores big

Blake junior captain dreams of state

Suzy Higuchi is a top scoring junior forward for the ninth-ranked Blake Bears. A player who stands out not only because of her skill on the ice, but also because of her unique perspective and identity in the sport of hockey.

by Lily Emerson
Rogers Royals forwards Anna Scherling and Avery Farrell celebrate after a goal in their Nov. 23 home game against defending state champion Edina. The Hornets prevailed in overtime, 3-2.
DEC
6

Confidence and camaraderie elevates Rogers

Early-season success has Royals unified under new coach Emily Achterkirch

If there’s one word that describes the 2021-2022 Rogers High School girls hockey team, it’s relentless.

by Cam Kauffman
Bloomington Jefferson is off to a fast start under new head coach Mark Johnson.
NOV
30

Strength in numbers

Jaguars come together under new coach Mark Johnson

First-year Bloomington Jefferson head coach Mark Johnson has been around the rinks coaching boys and girls hockey for a long time. From the early days of sanctioned girls high school hockey in Richfield in the mid-90s, to more recent stints at Lakeville South, St. Paul United and Hopkins/Park.

by Arnie Hamel
Bloomington Jefferson's Grace Schuck is leading the Jaguars' early-season surge.
NOV
28

Hot Starts

Big surprises, peak performances as the girls season enters December

With the calendar turning to December, the girls hockey season is just getting warmed up. Less than a month into the 2021-22 season, each team has shown a sampling of themselves, from which there are a number of pleasant surprises and outstanding performances.

by JanJet staff
Proctor/Hermantown Mirage forward Ember Kehtel.
NOV
21

Proctor / Hermantown following up on perfection

After losing 10 seniors to graduation, Mirage look to defend their title

When senior Alyssa Watkins scored the goal to clinch the 2021 state championship in an intense, 3-2 double overtime victory over Gentry Academy, the Proctor/Hermantown Mirage had secured the program’s first girls state hockey title. And while it was a source of pride to end the year on, the win didn’t come without controversy.

by Alexis Milbridge
“We’re not like last year's captains” reflects #27 Aiko Sims, “People think we’ll be a lot nicer, but we still need to implement leadership”
NOV
14

A brand new Breck

Mustangs seek a fresh perspective and a change in culture after a tough 2021

After three consecutive years of winning the 1A state championship, the Breck Mustangs were put to the test last year when they struggled after a sudden change in coaching. Now with only six returning players Breck captains have a lot on their plate

by Lily Emerson
Benilde-St. Margaret's senior forward Mary Zavoral.
NOV
7

Zavoral has it all

Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior Mary Zavoral preps for her last season as a Red Knight

Senior forward Mary Zavoral of Benilde-St. Margret’s has caught the eye of many with her speed and scoring ability, which landed her a Division I spot on the University of St. Thomas’ women’s hockey team next year.

by Olivia Paradise


Rankings Rankings Class 2A
2021-2022
#TEAMJANJET
1.Andover8.733
2.Edina8.333
3.Minnetonka7.645
4.Holy Family7.607
5.Lakeville South7.500
6.Benilde - St. Margaret's7.393
7.Burnsville7.094
8.Gentry Academy7.032
9.Wayzata7.000
9.Hill Murray7.000
Rankings Class 1A
2021-2022
#TEAMJANJET
1.Warroad7.567
2.Orono7.167
3.Proctor / Hermantown6.767
4.Holy Angels6.500
5.Simley6.385
6.Mound Westonka 6.154
7.South St. Paul5.800
8.Cloquet-Esko-Carlton5.778
9.Duluth Marshall5.720
10.Fergus Falls5.704

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