Superior Boys Hockey Gets Set for State Championship Game
The Spartans will face top seed and defending state champions St. Mary's Springs. Puck drop on Saturday is set for 9:30 a.m. in Wisconsin Rapids.
SUPERIOR, Wis. – On Thursday night, the Superior boys hockey team kept the good times rolling, as they beat Lakeland Union 4-1 to advance to the state finals for the first time since 2015. But to be the best you’ve got to beat the best, and the best is waiting for the Spartans on the other side.
Superior gets set to take on top seed and defending state champions St. Mary’s Springs. Head coach Jason Kalin compared the Ledgers to Hermantown in terms of their talent level and skill. But he’s still confident in his players, who want a storybook ending to one of the most unique seasons in program history.
“I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think they were beatable and I think we have the team to do it. It’s going to take our best game and we have to be focused in on doing that. We play a nice physical game and we’re going to put the pucks deep and put pressure on the weaknesses on their team and see what the end result might be,” Kalin said.
“It’s been my dream as a little kid to win state. Every time our coaches ask us what are goal is and it’s to win a state championship. And now that I’m finally here, this is my last shot. I’m a senior and I’m going to give everything I’ve got,” goalie Jamin Durfee added.
And on Friday morning, the faculty at Superior High School held a special send-off for the Spartans as they head to Wisconsin Rapids. Puck drop for Saturday’s state championship is set for 9:30 a.m.