Tom’s Notes: Duluth-Iron Range All Star Hockey Game + More
The high school hockey season is now over. Game two of the boys high school hockey series between Duluth and the Iron Range wrapped-up on Wednesday night with the Duluth team winning 8-5.
But because the Iron Range won on Tuesday, 6-4, a mini-game was needed to decide the winner of the Dick Stewart Cup.
Thanks to Adam Johnson and his two goals in the mini-game, the Iron Range team won 3-0 and takes the cup back up north.
More hockey coming to the Twin Ports this weekend.
The women’s Division Three National Championship will be decided at Wessman Arena at UW–Superior.
The Yellowjackets hosting their first women’s national title tournament..
Men’s titles have been decided there in the past.
The NCAA hockey logos have been painted on the boards and on the ice at Wessman already in preparations for the tournament.
This year, Plattsburgh State will meet Middlebury in the first semifinal at 3:30pm Friday afternoon. The other semi features Gustavus Adolphus and Elmira..
The winners will play at 7pm Saturday for the national title, and the third place game will be at 3:30pm on Saturday.
UW-Superior Athletic Director Steve Nelson sits on the committee that landed the tournament in Superior. He’s eager it’s here, saying “Been trying to build for this and we were lucky enough to get the bid and the staff has been working on it a long time and we are just happy to be hosting this weekend.”
Three times the Yellowjackets have hosted the men’s championship game in Division Three.
Hoops time too
The Mountain Iron Buhl girls basketball team is making their 3rd straight state tournament appearance Thursday.
They were 2nd at state a year ago in Class A. MIB winners of 7A will face Minneota Thursday afternoon at 1pm at Williams Arena.
The Rangers are 28–2 overall and it’s their 4th trip to the state tournament.
In Wisconsin, the South Shore Cardinals will also be at the state girls basketball on Thursday, they will face Barneveld at the Resch Center in Green Bay.
We will have that game on the My9 Sports Network starting at 3:15pm.
The Cardinals have an amazing season going now at 26–0. Barneveld pretty good as well, at 26–1.
Keep Smile’n Northland. I will.