Class A QF: New Ulm vs. #1 Mahtomedi

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Class A QF: New Ulm vs. #1 Mahtomedi

Post by karl(east) » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:52 am

6:00 Wednesday
-The top seed takes on a surprise out of the southwest to begin the evening session. Mahtomedi beat New Ulm 6-3 in a 2015 quarterfinal meeting.

New Ulm (17-8-1, Unranked, 3-seed in 3A)
State appearances: 6 (last in 2015)
Key section win: 2-1 over 2-seed Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato, 6-4 over 5-seed Hutchinson
-The Eagles are the mild surprise entrant out of 3A after a run through sections that included a win over defending champion Litchfield. Offensively, junior Glavine Schugel (2) is this group’s clear leader, and he has support from Josh Seidl (3), Landon Strong (11), and a productive freshman in Braxten Hoffmann (10). Shane Esser (14) and Ethan O’Connor (12) lead the way defensively, and Jack Raymond (1) has been their man in goal. Withstanding the depth of a Mahtomedi will be a serious test for this team.

Mahtomedi (21-6-1, #2, 2-seed in 4A)
State appearances: 11 (3 in a row)
Key section win: 5-0 over #3 Totino-Grace
-The Zephyrs roll into State after a convincing 5-0 win over Totino-Grace, and took the top seed on the strength of a 6-2 win over Cathedral in January. While no stranger to the Tourney, they are in a new position as the favorite, and have yet to advance past the semifinals. Nikolai Dulak (9) leads the way offensively, with support from Joe Paradise (17), Colin Hagstrom (4), and Kory Pilarski (10). The defense also has a couple of active offensive contributors in Dylan L’Allier (15) and Noah Skillings (8). They have a freshman, Ben Dardis (32), in goal, who has been excellent down the stretch. They don’t quite have Cathedral’s firepower, but they are the deepest team in the field, and will look to ride that edge into uncharted territory.

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Re: Class A QF: New Ulm vs. #1 Mahtomedi

Post by elliott70 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:09 am

Its nice to see a relatively new face in New Ulm; I don't think they have much of a chance.

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Re: Class A QF: New Ulm vs. #1 Mahtomedi

Post by JerseyDave » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:19 pm

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