Former Elk Jonna Curtis and the Minnesota Whitecaps, a professional girls hockey team in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) were set to play in their first postseason game on March 15 against the Metropolitan Riveters, with a chance to secure a spot in the Isobel Cup finals on March 1…
Elk River’s Joey Foss was named one of 16 finalists for the 2019 Reed Larson Award by Let’s Play Hockey on Feb. 28. The award is presented to the top senior boys high school hockey defenseman in Minnesota.
Other finalists for the award include Wayzata’s Tommy Bergsland, Minnetonka’s Grant Docter, Lakeville South’s Sam Elasky, Hermantown’s Darian Gotz, Blaine’s Nick Hauck, SW Christian/Richfield’s Jake Holmstrom, Chaska’s Mike Koster, Eden Prairie’s Keegan Langefels, Minnetonka’s Josh Luedtke, Cretin-Derham Hall’s Danny Magnuson, Buffalo’s Joe McNamara, Duluth East’s Frederick Paine, Duluth Denfeld’s Darren Shykes, Edina’s Mike Vorlicky and Bloomington Jefferson’s Gavin Wendorf.
According to Let’s Play Hockey, the 16 finalists have scored an average of seven goals and 20 assists, as of Feb. 27, and boast an average grade-point average of 3.60. The Reed Larson Award also factors in off-ice criteria, such as academics, community/extracurricular activities, citizenship and coachability.
Foss, whose season and career came to an end in an 8-0 loss to Andover in the Section 7AA semifinals on Feb. 23, was the team’s most reliable defenseman in an up-and-down season for the Elks, scoring five goals and 15 assists – a team-high among defensemen – in a 10-16-1 season.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman also led the Elk River blue line last season, scoring a career-high 34 points (11 g, 23 a). While the offensive numbers dropped this season, Foss was forced to be more disciplined on the back end, as the leader of a young, inexperienced defensive core that lost three of its top-six defensemen to injury during the season.
The winner of the Reed Larson Award will be announced at one of the State Tournament Banquets on March 5 or 6 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.
The Elk River, Rogers, Zimmerman and Spectrum wrestling teams competed at their respective section team tournaments on Feb. 15-16.
It’s a game that will go down as a season-ending loss for the Elk River girls hockey team, but it shouldn’t be remembered as such. Rather, it should be remembered for the heart and fight they showed every step of the way.
Despite an 85-save effort by senior goalie Megan Jung, Elk River/Zimmerman's season came to a heartbreaking close to the Huskies Saturday evening in the Section 7AA semifinals, losing 4-3 in quadruple overtime at Andover Arena.
The Rogers girls hockey team finished out another strong regular season with a convincing 9-1 victory over Princeton on Feb. 4. The victory marked five wins in their final six games, improving their record to 14-6-5 in the process.
Elk River senior captain Kelsey King netted a hat trick and scored her 100th career goal in a 5-2 victory over Duluth in the first round of the Section 7AA tournament on Feb. 8.
Elk River hoped to end the regular season on a high note. Instead, they ran into a buzzsaw in the No. 2-ranked Edina Hornets.
Coming into the Mississippi 8 Conference tourney, the 8-2 Rogers wrestling team set the bar pretty high.
The sound of thundering hooves and the roar of horsepower are just a few of the highlights poised for ERX Motor Park in Elk River this summer.
When St. Croix Prep comes to town, Spectrum knows they’re in for a competitive, back-and-forth type of game.
Near the midway point of the season, Elk River/Rogers/Zimmerman Nordic ski coach Zach Varty is even more optimistic than he was heading into the season.
The Elk River girls hockey team went 2-1 in the Kaposia Classic in South St. Paul on Dec. 28-31, defeating Champlin Park/Coon Rapids and Roseville while dropping a game to South St. Paul.
A year ago, the Royals wrestling team took fourth out of 17 teams in the first annual Rogers Holiday Matness.
Rogers senior Ben McNaboe announced via Twitter that he has committed to play football at the University of Minnesota.