In an overwhelming victory Friday night, the Maple Grove Senior High boys hockey team secured the Section 5AA title in a 15-1 win over Blaine High School. The win gives the Crimson their first state tournament ticket in boys hockey.
Maple Grove skated out to an early lead after a penalty by Blaine put the game into a power play. Scoring goals for the Crimson in the first period was Dylan Steman, Shane Wolden, Tony Paulson, Spencer Bell (2) and Jordan Gross. Blaine’s Ian Scheid scored the lone goal for the Bengals in the second period.
Maple Grove came out strong in the second period with a goal by Drew Aspinwall followed goals by Joe Franta, Dylan Steman Spencer Bell (2), Tony Paulson, Shane Wolden, and Sam Valerius.
Third period goals came from Zach Schafer and Chris Fremark for a final 15-1 win against Blaine.