Who wins? Thief River Falls vs Warroad - Section 8A Championship

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Who wins?

River
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25%
Warroad
9
75%
 
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Who wins? Thief River Falls vs Warroad - Section 8A Championship

Post by elliott70 » Wed Mar 02, 2022 3:26 pm

Thief River Falls vs Warroad - East Grand Forks Civic Center - Section 8A Championship

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Re: Who wins? Thief River Falls vs Warroad - Section 8A Championship

Post by ClassAGuy » Wed Mar 02, 2022 3:34 pm

Section 8A Playoffs Championship Games (3/3/2022)

#2 seed Thief River Falls (16-11-0) vs #1 seed Warroad (23-3-1) @ EGF Civic Center, East Grand Forks, MN
Thief River Falls enters the Section final playing their best hockey of last and they hope to contain a very good Warroad team. TRF is needing the exact formula they got the last time they met when they jumped out an early lead and never trailed in the game by more then 1 and got a 50 plus save effort from goalie Brett Holmer. It was the perfect game for them and yet they still lost when the Warriors scored with 5 second left in OT. However, it showed the Prowlers they can play with the highly potent Warriors. Warroad is hoping they can stretch the lead to two at some point because that would be game over most likely. TRF will let them get shots but they will keep things to the outside and the Warriors have to be smart as TRF has a very good powerplay that has been clicking of late. Yet all that being said a lot would need to go right as Warrod is clearly the class of 8A this year and looking to get back to the Xcel after losing a heartbreaker in double OT last year. The state would love to see the Daimon Gardner and Jayson Shaugabay duo under big lights in St. Paul next week and they will be very tough to beat.

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Re: Who wins? Thief River Falls vs Warroad - Section 8A Championship

Post by ClassAGuy » Wed Mar 02, 2022 3:35 pm

Section 8A Finals Notes & Tidbits
Hockeytown USA
The Warroad city moniker could not ring any more true this winter as with the Girls winning the Class A title this past weekend the boys will be looking to the do the same and have true hockey supremacy of owning both the Boys and Girls State Titles in the same year which was done in 2019 by Edina but an honor that would mean a lot to hockey faithful up north.

The Loeffler Lift
Through the first 10 games of the year the Prowlers were really struggling going (3-7-0) and had almost no offense outside of Senior Sniper Brendan Bottem. Then Coach Bergland moved some players around and the biggest breakthrough for the second half (13-3-0) TRF record has been the emergence of Junior Tysen Loeffler. Through those the first 10 games Loeffler registered just 4 points (1 goal and 3 assists) since the lineup shuffle the Junior has put up 38 points in the last 16 games (21 goals and 17 assists) to give the Prowlers a dangerous duo to lift this TRF team to their brilliant second half success.

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Re: Who wins? Thief River Falls vs Warroad - Section 8A Championship

Post by Goose21 » Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:01 pm

This match up is a lot closer than it was a few months ago. TRF is a state caliber team and would have a good chance in about any section other than 7 or 8, but the Warriors are one of two elite teams in A. I think TRF needs to play defensive and look to be opportunistic when they can on offense.
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Re: Who wins? Thief River Falls vs Warroad - Section 8A Championship

Post by elliott70 » Thu Mar 03, 2022 7:40 am

ttt

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