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Minnesota Boys Hockey – 2007-2008 Star Tribune All-Metro Teams

The Star Tribune had their annual end of the season all-metro teams for boys hockey in the paper yesterday, here is a glimpse of who was honored as well as who won Mr. Hockey. After great section championship games, there is a lot to look forward to this weekend at the State Tournament, with many of the players on all-metro teams playing at the X.

Metro Player of the Year 2008

D – Jake Gardiner – Minnetonka

1st Team
F – Zach Budish – Edina (Gophers)
F – JT Brown – Rosemount
F – Marshall Everson – Edina (Harvard)
D – Jake Gardiner – Minnetonka (Wisconsin)
D – Chris Student – BSM (Providence)
G – Joe Phillippi – Hill Murray (Nebraska-Omaha)

2007-2008 All-Metro Boys Hockey
*Photo by David Brewster – Star Tribune

2nd Team
F – Danny Mattson – AHA (North Dakota)
F – David Eddy – Woodbury
F – Tyler Barnes – Burnsville (Wisconsin)
D – Nick Leddy – Eden Prairie (Gophers)
D – Joe Gleason – Edina (North Dakota)
G – Alex Fons – Hopkins

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Minnesota High School Hockey – Boys AA Section Finals

If this time of year doesn’t excite you about high school hockey, then you obviously do not live in Minnesota. There isn’t a better month than March to get your fill of great hockey whether it’s the High School sections and Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament or the Gophers and Wild.

Here is a quick round up of two of the games I was at last night in the boys AA section finals in Section 6 and in Section 2 AA.


Benilde St. Margaret’s 3, Minnetonka 2

  • Minnetonka probably had the advantage on paper in this game and clearly outplayed the Red Knights most of the game, however as they sat on a 2-0 lead going into the third period Benilde took advantage scoring 2 goals in about 9 minutes to tie it up and force overtime. Minnetonka seemingly had a goal early midway through the third period when Jake Gardiner, Minnetonka’s senior star defenseman jammed at the puck that was sitting in the crease, however the goal was disallowed, with the refs saying the puck was pushed in with a hand. Momentum quickly shifted at this point and Benilde took that swing into overtime, scoring a rebound goal on Matt Buonomo 40 seconds into the overtime frame, giving them the Section 6 title and a trip to the X next weekend.


Edina 4, Burnsville 3

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