Moorhead has been propelled by forward Aaron Reierson (left) and goalie Kai Weigel this season.

— Drew Herron, Special to the Star Tribune

Moorhead's sudden player exits on boys hockey team makes flexibility an asset

A snowstorm in northwestern Minnesota is the latest test in a Moorhead Spuds season turned challenging by four players leaving. It's the opening action in our 51 Hours of Fury reports that lead up to the state tournament.

Two goals in the season's first 24 seconds? Just a start for Orono boys hockey

Bradley Walker (left) leads Orono in goals and points, and Avery Anderson leads in assists.

— Brennan Schachtner, Special to the Star Tribune

Spartans coach Sean Fish and his players have a big finish in mind, too: a trip to state.

Mahtomedi defeats Chisago Lakes in boys hockey section final, heads to state

Mahtomedi’s Carter Haycraft (22) and teammates headed to the glass to celebrate a goal.

— Dan Beise, Special to the Star Tribune

The Zephyrs have won six section championships in the past seven seasons.

Orono sinks Delano for berth in Class 1A boys hockey state tournament

Orono’s players celebrated winning the Class 1A, Section 2 title with their student section.

— Cheryl A. Myers, Special to the Star Tribune

The Spartans are back for their 10th time and their first since winning the title in 2018.

Victory over Gentry Academy vaults Hill-Murray into boys hockey state tournament

Hill-Murray’s Simon Seidl and Casper Lang (28) converged on Gentry Academy’s Quinn O’Connor during Friday’s game.

— Korey McDermott, Special to the Star Tribune

The Pioneers, with a record of 14-13-1, will make their 33rd appearance at state.

Defending champ Andover returns to boys hockey state tournament

The Huskies, lifted by four goals from Cooper Conway, defeated Duluth East.

Pace of transferring worries some in high school hockey leadership

Goalie Addison Oettinger was among a group of players who transferred into Lakeville North this season because the future was unclear for their Burnsville program.

— Brian Peterson, Star Tribune

A look at successful programs shows that sometimes opportunity skates in and sometimes it skates away.