SECTION ONE, CLASS AA
No. 9 Dodge Co. at No. 1 Mayo
Coach: Lorne Grosso
Against the section: 9-1-1.
Recent playoff history: The Spartans have had their season come to an end in the section semifinals each of the past four seasons.
Top scorers: Sr. F Tom Alexander (33-26—59); Sr. F Alex Whitney (23-31—54); Sr. F Brad Fisher (16-31—47); Sr. F/D Rick Weber (6-23—29); Sr. F Myles Flott (5-4—19).
Top goalie: Sr. Jordan Yaggy (16-8-1, 2.79 GAA, .898 save pct.).
Of note: Alexander had at least one point in all but one regular season games, including one seven-point game. … Yaggy has played all but one period in goal for Mayo this season.
DODGE COUNTY WILDCATS
Coach: Matt Erredge
Against the section: 1-3-0
Recent playoff history: Defeated John Marshall in last season’s section first-round game, then lost to top seed Lakeville South.
Top scorers: So. F Drew Wohlfiel (21-12—33); Jr. F Charlie Snyder (12-15—27); Sr. F Dan Pletta (10-15—25); Jr. F Ben Langan (8-7—15).
Top goalies: So. Dustin Stevens (4-10-1, 3.84 GAA, .889 save pct.); Jr. Issac Hoehn (2-2-1, 3.28, .852); Sr. Pierce Lushinsky (2-3-1-, 4.97, .842).
Of note: Wohlfiel has five points in the past three games. … Coach Erredge played on Austin High School’s 1993 state tournament team.
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No. 7 Farmington at No. 2 Lakeville North
LAKEVILLE NORTH PANTHERS
Coach: Randy Schmitz
Against the section: 3-1-0.
Recent playoff history: The Panthers have lost in the section championship game each of the past two years. They lost to Lakeville South, 3-0, last season.
Top scorers: Sr. F Taylor Saunders (10-18—28); Fr. F Nate Arentz (13-9—22); Jr. F Tyler Goss (8-14—22); Jr. D Tim Kuzniar (4-13—17).
Top goalies: Jr. Matt Arentz (4-11-0, 4.47 GAA, .862 save pct.); Sr. Dylan Thomas (3-7-0, 3.55, .875).
Of note: Matt Arentz has had four games with 41 or more saves this season. … North swept rival Lakeville South in two meetings this season, winning each by one goal.
Coach: Keith Revels
Against the section: 4-2-1
Recent playoff history: Lost to Lakeville North, 6-0, in section quarterfinals last season.
Top scorers: Sr. F Greg Werner (18-20—38); So. F Tyler Grubb (15-23—38); Sr. D Drew Schaeppi (16-14—30).
Top goalie: Fr. Trevor Zangs (4-5-0, 4.67 GAA, .875 save pct.).
Of note: The Tigers have won four of their past six games. … Werner had 12 points in the Tigers’ final five regular season games.
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No. 6 Owatonna at No. 3 Lakeville South
LAKEVILLE SOUTH COUGARS
Coach: Kurt Weber
Against the section: 2-3-0.
Recent playoff history: South is the defending section champion. The Cougars went 0-2 at the state tournament last year.
Top scorers: Sr. F Bill Simon (19-24—43); Jr. F Travis Suerer (15-17—32); Sr. F Jake Binder (11-20—31); Jr. F Justin Paricek (16-14—30).
Top goalies: So. Brady Frahm (3-5-0, 3.73 GAA, .877 save pct.); Jr. Buster McKay (2-6-0, 4.72, .812).
Of note: McKay had a team single-game season-high 41 saves in a 4-3 loss to top-ranked Bloomington Jefferson on Jan. 31.
Coach: Will Fish
Against the section: 5-4-1.
Recent playoff history: The Huskies beat Winona in the quarterfinals, but lost to Lakeville North in the section semifinals last season.
Top scorers: Jr. F Matt Snorek (15-16—31); Sr. F Michael Connaker (10-21—31); Sr. D Kyle Kozelka (7-12—19); Sr. D Josh Buck (9-8—17).
Top goalies: Sr. Kory Reuvers (5-6-1, 3.05 GAA, .867 save pct.); Sr. Eric Wobschall (6-6-0, 3.23, .862).
Of note: Wobschall and Reuvers have played almost equal time in goal. Wobschall has played 632 minutes, while Reuvers has played 601 minutes.
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No. 5 Winona at No. 4 Century
Coach: Bruce Frutiger
Record: 12-11-2 (Big Nine Conference co-champions).
Against the section: 4-5-1.
Recent playoff history: The Panthers had appeared in seven consecutive section championship games until falling in the section quarterfinals to Mayo last season.
Top scorers: Jr. F Cory Kautz (16-18—34); Jr. F Jordan Martini (17-15—32); So. F Drew Anderson (7-23—30); Sr. F Tyler Anderson (10-15—25); Sr. F Cory Birkestrand (9-12—21).
Top goalie: So. Cam Sellnow (9-6-2, 2.92 GAA, .899 save pct.).
Of note: The Panthers closed the regular season on a 6-1-2 streak. … Nine Century players have 12 or more points this season.
Coach: Fran McDevitt.
Against the section: 4-4-0.
Recent playoff history: The Winhawks lost to Owatonna in last year’s section tournament quarterfinals.
Top scorers: Jr. F Aaron Theis (28-24—52); Sr. F Devon Grossell (21-30—51); Jr. F Jay Moran (20-29—49); Jr. F Kyle Florin (10-16—26); So. F Thomas Lueck (16-5—21).
Top goalie: Jr. Garrett Welle (11-9-1, 4.28 GAA, .875 save pct.).
Of note: Grossell has a team-high four short-handed goals and four game-winning goals. … Moran has had four or more points in six games this season.