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Fourth seed Elk River-Zimmerman ended Moorhead's streak of section final appearances at 23. Now the Elks face Buffalo/Annandale for a spot in the boys hockey tournament.
It was no simple season, far separate from those three-peat years of 2017-19, coach Sami Cowger said: "This team showed up and bought in at the right time."
Ayla Puppe of Northfield was the state's leading scorer with 61 goals and 110 points. Goaltender Grace Zhan propelled Hill-Murray to the Class 2A title game.
Discussed: Opting up holds no interest for 1A champ Warroad. Goalies were stories on both 2A finalists. Analysis of the much-pondered 2A seedings.
The Hornets defeated Hill-Murray by bringing a sudden end to a stretch of scoreless dominance by goalies and defenses.
Edina toppled Minnetonka in Class 2A, the last result of a day when both top seeds were eliminated. Traditional power Warroad sunk Class 1A No. 1 Holy Angels.
Edina toppled top seed Minnetonka after Warroad dropped 1A No. 1 Holy Angels. Hill-Murray's Grace Zhan and Dodge County's Ida Huber issued reminders of the importance of goalies.
The award goes to the state's top senior boys skater. Three goaltenders remain in the competition for the Frank Brimsek.
The state tournament draws a variety of fans to the Xcel Energy Center, including some from Minnesota's professional team.
Edina shut down Ayla Puppe and Northfield to join Minnetonka, Andover and Hill-Murray in Friday's semifinals. Tap here for game results, updates on games in progress, how to watch and more.