High School

Esko’s Payton Wefel Commits to CSS Men’s Basketball

He won't be the only Eskomo on the team as he will join former Esko standout Quinn Fischer

ESKO, Minn. – Eskomos boys basketball forward Payton Wefel has signed with the St. Scholastica men’s basketball team. He won’t be the only Eskomo on the team as he will join former Esko standout Quinn Fischer, who is in his second year with the Saints. Wefel leads the Eskomos with over 22 points per game, which has been key to…

Proctor’s Liz Frase Commits to Concordia-Moorhead Women’s Basketball

The senior is currently second on the team in scoring with 11 points per game and is tops in rebounding.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Rails girls basketball forward Liz Frase announced on Twitter that she has committed to join the Concordia-Moorhead women’s basketball team. The senior is currently second on the team in scoring with 11 points per game and is tops in rebounding with just over ten. She was a key part of the Rails’ section title win last season…

Prep Boys Basketball: Eskomos, Hilltoppers, Rails Win at Home

Esko, Duluth Marshall and Proctor all picked up big wins at home on Monday night.

ESKO, Minn. – The Esko boys basketball team used a big second half comeback to top rival Cloquet 63-59. Payton Wefel led the way for the Eskomos with a game-high 24 points while Adam Schneider finished with 20 points for the Lumberjacks. In other prep boys action, Duluth Marshall won big over Wrenshall 98-51 and Proctor got the 62-51 win…

Hunters Boys Hockey Fall to Warriors in Top-10 Battle

Simon Davidson scored the lone goal for Duluth Denfeld while Jacob Snyder finished with 37 saves.

DULUTH, Minn. – In a battle between two top-10 teams in class A, Warroad scored two in the second to get the 3-1 road win over Duluth Denfeld. Simon Davidson scored the lone goal for the Hunters in the third period, while Jacob Snyder finished with 37 saves. Duluth Denfeld (14-4-1) will hit the road on Tuesday to take on…

Coaches Corner: Beth Clark

For this week's segment, we sit down with the head coach of the Hermantown girls basketball team.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sat down with Hermantown girls basektball head coach Beth Clark. Her Hawks are currently 15-2 and suffered just their second loss of the season on Friday night against Duluth East. Hermantown is also a perfect 6-0 in section 7AAA play. Hermantown will be back in action on Tuesday hosting section foe…

Mirage Pick Up Sixth Straight Win With Shutout Over Wildcats

Nya Sieger scored twice in the first period to give Proctor/Hermantown the win.

PROCTOR, Minn. – The Proctor/Hermantown Mirage continued their winning ways on Friday night with the 6-0 shutout over Dodge County on senior night to pick up their sixth straight win. Nya Sieger scored two goals in the first period for the Mirage, while Abby Pajari completed the shutout. Proctor/Hermantown (15-8) will host Totino-Grace in Hermantown on Saturday with puck drop…

Prep Basketball: Greyhounds, Hawks Split Doubleheader

The Duluth East girls shocked Hermantown while the Hermantown boys held on late for the win over Duluth East.

DULUTH, Minn. – Macy Hermanson finished with 23 points as the Duluth East girls basketball team picked up a huge 63-54 win over Hermantown at home. Emma Horyza finished with 13 points while Ashlynne Guenther chipped in with 11 points for the Greyhounds. Duluth East wins its third in a row while handing Hermantown just its second loss of the…

Northwestern’s Bryson Mazur Commits to MSU-Moorhead Football

Mazur was a big reason that the Tigers won 11 games in each of the last two seasons

MAPLE, Wis. – Northwestern’s Bryson Mazur announced on Twitter Wednesday that he has committed to joining the Minnesota State-Moorhead football team. Mazur did it all for the Tigers, rushing for over 500 yards along with over 300 yards receiving, finding the endzone nine times. He’s been a big reason that Northwestern won 11 games in each of the last two…

Prep Boys Hockey: Golden Bears, Lumberjacks Pick Up Wins at Home

The Eveleth-Gilbert and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey teams were victorious at home on Thursday night.

EVELETH, Minn. – The Eveleth-Gilbert boys hockey team scored four unanswered goals as they topped Virginia/MIB 4-1 Thursday night at the Eveleth Hippodrome. In addition to the game, both school districts announced the new of their new high school: Rock Ridge and the school mascot will be the Wolverines. In other prep hockey action, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton gets the home win over…

Denfeld’s Stephanie Ferguson Signs NLI to Join Bemidji State Softball

The Hunters catcher will join the Beavers as a utility player.

DULUTH, Minn. – Denfeld’s Stephanie Ferguson signed her National Letter on Intent Wednesday to join the Bemidji State softball team. The Hunters catcher, who also plays on the local year-round softball team the Twin Ports Rampage, will join the Beavers as a utility player and is excited to not be too far from home when she starts her collegiate athletic…

Prep Hockey: Mirage Snap Lumberjacks’ Win Streak; Hawks, Thunderhawks Boys Earn Big Wins

The Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team snapped CEC's 17-game win streak.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Hannah Kauppinen would score two quick goals in the first period as the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team defeated Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 6-1 Tuesday night at the St. Luke’s Sports and Event Center. Nya Seger, Michaela Phinney, Hailey Winklesky and Alyssa Watkins also scored for the Mirage, who snapped the Lumberjacks’ 17-game win streak. Kiana Bender scored the lone goal…

Prep Girls Basketball: Rails Defeat Hilltoppers in Section Final Rematch; Hawks Edge Cardinals

Proctor got the win over Duluth Marshall in the section 7AA finals rematch while Hermantown edged out Cromwell-Wright in the final second.

PROCTOR, Minn. – In a highly-anticipated section 7AA finals rematch between Proctor and Duluth Marshall, the defending section champion Rails got the job done with the 71-61 win. Proctor hands Duluth Marshall its second loss of the season while the Rails win their 11th straight. In other prep girls action, Hermantown scored with just a second left to defeat Cromwell-Wright…

Proctor Girls Basketball to Meet Duluth Marshall in Section Final Rematch

The Rails are currently riding a ten-game win streak following their win over Mesabi East on Friday night.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Tuesday night, the Rails girls basketball team will host Duluth Marshall in their first meeting since last season’s section final that saw Proctor come out on top. Not a lot has changed since then, but both teams come into this game with just one loss on their record. “We do our homework. We have a couple films…

Greyhounds Girls Basketball Wins Big on the Road Against Lumberjacks

Four players scored in double-digits for Duluth East.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Duluth East girls basketball team picked up their second win in a row with a 73-40 road win over Cloquet. Ashlynne Guenther led the way with 20 points, while Macey DeRosier finished with 15 points, Shay Callaway chipped in with 13 points and Macy Hermanson had 12 points. Duluth East (5-9) will host Hermantown on Friday…

ProspectsNation.Com Ranks Duluth Marshall’s Gianna Kneepkens Among Top 75 Recruits in the Nation

Kneepkens comes in at #65 as a junior with the Hilltoppers.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Marshall’s Gianna Kneepkens was recently named one of the top 75 recruits in the entire county for the 2021 Class by ProspectsNation.com. Kneepkens comes in at #65 as a junior with the Hilltoppers. She’s currently averaging 31 points per game along with 10 rebounds and 4.5 assists, pushing Marshall to an 11-1 record so far this…

Northern Star: Taya and Shaily Hakamaki

For this week's segment, meet cousins on the Cromwell-Wright girls basketball team who are hoping to make history in their final season.

CROMWELL, Minn. – When you go to a Cromwell-Wright girls basketball game, you’re bound to hear the name Hakamaki blasting through the gym. But seniors Taya and Shaily are just two of many Hakamakis who have worn the red and white colors. “Long line of Hakamakis have gone through. I’m kind of the baby, we’re getting there. We have one…

Rails Girls Basketball Top Rebels; Pogatchnik Becomes All-Time Leading Scorer

Senior guard Sam Pogatchnik became the all-time leading scorer at Proctor early in the first half.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Sam Pogatchnik led all scorers with 18 points on her way to becoming the Rails all-time leading scorer, male or female, as the Proctor girls basketball team defeated Mesabi East 56-41 Friday night. Liz Frase chipped in with 16 points while Sam Parendo scored 14 to help the Rails improve to 15-1. Next up for Proctor is…

Prep Basketball: Greyhound Boys Win at Home; Hilltopper Boys, Ranger Girls Victorious on the Road

Duluth East boys picked up its sixth straight win while the Duluth Marshall boys and Mountain Iron-Buhl girls got road wins.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth East boys basketball team continued to roll on Thursday night as the Greyhounds got the 69-58 win over Grand Rapids to pick up their sixth straight win. In other prep boys action, Duluth Marshall used a big second half to get the 67-62 road win over Proctor. In girls action, Mountain Iron-Buhl pulled away in…

Prep Girls Hockey: Lumberjacks Win 17th Straight; Mirage, Hilltoppers Pick Up Wins at Home

Taylor Nelson finished with five goals as Cloquet-Esko-Carlton won its 17th straight, while Aurora Opsahl finished with four goals as Proctor/Hermantown got the home win over Hibbing/Chisholm. Duluth Marshall also knocked off Moose Lake Area at home.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Taylor Nelson finished with five goals, including a hat trick in the first half, as the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton got the 7-1 win over Eveleth-Gilbert to push the Lumberjacks’ win streak to 17 in a row. Jaxie Pogorelc and Lily Hanson scored the other goals for the Lumberjacks, while Anna Seitz scored the lone goal for the Golden Bears….

Marshall’s Grace Kirk Nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game

Kirk is one of seven players from the state of Minnesota who were nominated.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Marshall’s Grace Kirk has been nominated to take part in the McDonald’s All-American game. The senior point guard is currently averaging just over 20 points per game to go along with six rebounds, eight assists and five steals, helping the Hilltoppers to an 11-1 record so far this season. Kirk is one of seven players from…

Kneepkens’s 39 Points Pushes Hilltoppers Girls Basketball Past Rebels

The Duluth Marshall girls basketball team picked up their fourth straight win at home.

DULUTH, Minn. – Junior guard Gianna Kneepkens dropped 39 points as the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team defeated Moose Lake-Willow River 88-37 Tuesday night. Senior Grace Kirk chipped in with 21 points and Dasia Starks finished with 13. The Hilltoppers improve to 12-1 on the season as they will face Ely on Saturday. Categories: High School, Sports

Prep Boys Hockey: Hunters Top Rails, Greyhounds Tie With Lakers, Hawks Win Section Title Rematch Against Raiders

Duluth Denfeld got the home win over Proctor, while Hermantown got the road win against Greenway and Duluth Denfeld skated to a 3-3 tie against Prior Lake.

DULUTH, Minn. – Shawn Easty made 19 saves as Duluth Denfeld got the 5-0 shutout win over Duluth Denfeld. Griffin Lehet scored twice, while Joe Udd, Connor McClure and John Bloomquist each scored a goal for the Hunters. In other prep boys action, Hermantown got revenge against Greenway with an 8-3 win in a section 7A final rematch while Duluth…

Bender’s Game-Winner Gives Lumberjacks Girls’ Hockey 16th Straight Win

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton has now won 16 straight and improves to 17-2 on the season.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Kiana Bender’s goal in the third gave the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team the 2-1 win over Hibbing/Chisholm to give the Lumberjacks their 16th straight win, a school record. Taylor Nelson scored the other goal for the Lumberjacks, while Emma Lundell scored for the Bluejackets. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton improves to 17-2-0 on the season and will host Eveleth-Gilbert on Thursday….

Grand Rapids/Greenway Girls Set for Hockey Day Minnesota

Puck drop for the game is set for 8 p.m. at the Parade Stadium in Minneapolis.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – This past summer, the Grand Rapids/Greenway Lightning were selected to participate in the 14th annual Hockey Day Minnesota where they will be playing a non-conference game out in the elements. The Lightning are the second Iron Range team to participate in Hockey Day Minnesota in the past two years. Last year, the Greenway boys hockey team…

Spartans Boys Basketball Pick Up Road Win over Eskomos

The Superior boys basketball team pulled away late to get the road win over Esko.

ESKO, Minn. – Joey Barker led the way with 15 points as the Superior boys basketball knocked off Esko 57-50 Monday night at Esko High School. The Eskomos’ James LaGarde led all scorers with 20 points. Categories: High School, Sports

Bushbaum’s OT Goal Gives Rails Boys Hockey Win Over Bluejackets

The Proctor boys hockey picked up a big home win over Hibbing/Chisholm.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Connor Bushbaum would score the game-winner in overtime as the Proctor boys hockey team knocked off Hibbing/Chisholm 2-1 Monday night at the St. Luke’s Sports and Event Center. Mitchell Ziemba would score in the opening minute for the Bluejackets, but the Rails would answer back minutes later with a Ben Harnell goal. It would stay that way…

UWS Men’s Hockey Crack National Polls for First Time Since 2012

The Yellowjackets have already surpassed their win total from last season.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Wisconsin-Superior men’s hockey team have finally cracked the national ranks for the first time since 2012. The Yellowjackets come in at #11 after picking up a pair of home wins this past weekend against Saint John’s and Concordia (Minn.). UWS is currently ranked first in the WIAC with a 5-2 record and 12-2-1 overall, already surpassing…

Superior’s Brady Herbst Commits to UMD Football

The senior wide receiver led the Spartans with 24 catches and nearly 500 yards receiving

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior football standout Brady Herbst has committed to joining the UMD football team. This past season, the senior wide receiver led the Spartans with 24 catches and nearly 500 yards receiving, and chipped in with five touchdowns as well, helping Superior advance all the way to the state semi-finals. Categories: College, High School, Sports

Northern Star: Connor and Cooper McClure

For this week's segment, meet two Duluth Denfeld boys hockey players who are making big impacts in their first season on the team.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hockey is a family sport for Duluth Denfeld boys hockey forwards Cooper and Connor McClure. “Ever since we were little, our dad got us on skates around the age of three, and I think we always knew that hockey would be number one in our hearts,” Connor said. “They live next door to me so I’ve known…

Former Greyhound Ricky Lyle Commits to Army West Point Men’s Hockey

During his senior season, Lyle was third on the team with 25 points and was tied for most goals with 12.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former Duluth East co-captain Ricky Lyle announced on Twitter Sunday that he has committed to Army West Point men’s hockey. During his senior season, Lyle was third on the team with 25 points and was tied for most goals with 12. Lyle also dominated the section playoffs with a team-leading eight goals, including two in the section…

Prep Boys Hockey: Hawks Skate to 5-5 Tie With Raiders; Spartans Get Home Win Over Huskies

Hermantown tied in its third straight game while George Hansen scored the game-winner for Superior.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Hermantown boys hockey team got off to another quick start but was unable to hold on, as Hermantown and Cretin-Derham Hall finished in a 5-5 tie. Aaron Pionk, Blake Biondi, Ethan Lund, Cole Antcliff and Joey Pierce scored for the Hawks. Hermantown has now tied in its past three games. In other boys action, Superior kept…

Coaches Corner: Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Girls Hockey

For this week's segment, we chatted with the red-hot Lumberjacks girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team, including head coach Courtney Olin and senior forwards Taylor Nelson and Kiana Bender. The Lumberjacks have won 14 straight games and look to return to the state tournament for the first time since 2009. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Hockey: Hunters Boys Win; Northern Stars Fall at Home

Griffin Lehet finished with a hat trick while Jacob Snyder had a 22 save shutout in Duluth Denfeld's win over Chanhassen.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Heritage Center hosted a doubleheader of boys and girls action on Friday night, where Duluth Denfeld got the 4-0 win over Chanhassen in the boys game. Griffin Lehet finished with hat trick while Simon Davidson scored the other goal for the Hunters. Jacob Snyder finished with a 22 save shutout. Duluth Denfeld will host Proctor…

Prep Basketball: Spartans Split Doubleheader with Greyhounds; Hawks Sweep Lumberjacks at Home

We had two doubleheaders Thursday night at Duluth East and Hermantown.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth East and Superior would split their doubleheader as the Spartans girls won 57-56 in overtime and the Greyhound boys were victorious 75-61 Thursday night. In the second doubleheader, Hermantown would sweep Cloquet as the girls won 62-46 and the Hawks boys topped the Lumberjacks 72-62. Categories: High School, Sports

Bender’s Hat Trick Gives Lumberjacks Girls Hockey 14th Straight Win

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team got the home win over Duluth Marshall Thursday night.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Senior captain Kiana Bender would finish with a natural hat trick as the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team blanked Duluth Marshall 3-0 Thursday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. The win was the Lumberjacks’ 14th straight as they improve to 14-2 on the season. They’ll take on Cambridge-Isanti on Saturday. The Hilltoppers fall to 8-7-1 as they…

Lisa Karau Becomes Latest Female to Coach WI Boys Basketball

The Mosinee native spent the past two years as the head coach of the Tomahawk girls basketball team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Last season, Ashland High School let go of boys basketball coach Robert Blaschke in the middle of the season following allegations of misconduct. The Oredockers went on to hire Lisa Karau as the new head coach. And so far this season, her team is proving a lot of people wrong. The Mosinee native spent the past two…

Prep Boys Hockey: Hawks, Thunderhawks Skate to 2-2 Draw; Rails Get Home Win Over Mustangs

Grand Rapids rallied to tie with Hermantown, while Reece Ward finished with a hat trick in Proctor's win.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Hermantown boys hockey team was once again unable to hold on to a late lead, as Grand Rapids scored two goals in the third to force overtime, where the game would go on to end in a 2-2 tie. Aydyn Dowd and Zach Carson scored for Hermantown in the second, while Hunter Bischoff and Jack Peart…

Prep Girls Hockey: Lumberjacks Dominate Spartans; Lightning Defeat Hilltoppers in Overtime

Mercury Bischoff scored the game-winner in overtime to give Grand Rapids/Greenway the win over Duluth Marshall while Cloquet-Esko-Carlton extended its school record win streak to 13 games.

DULUTH, Minn. – Mercury Bischoff scored the game-winner in overtime to give Grand Rapids/Greenway the 4-3 win over Duluth Marshall. In other prep girls action, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton continued to roll as they got the 7-0 win over Superior. The Lumberjacks extend their school-record win streak to 13 games. Categories: High School, Sports

Prep Girls Basketball: Rails Extend Win Streak; Hunters Snap Losing Streak

The Proctor girls basketball team picked up a win on the road while Duluth Denfeld was victorious at home.

ESKO, Minn. – The Proctor girls basketball team extended their win streak to six straight as they defeated Esko 44-25 Monday night. The Rails improve to 11-1 on the season as they travel to Cherry Friday night. In other prep girls action, Elizabeth Emmel and Selah Reinertsen combined to scored 25 points as Duluth Denfeld got the home win over…

Greyhounds Boys Hockey Top Hunters in High-Scoring Affair

A four-goal second period would be the difference for Duluth East.

DULUTH, Minn. – Zarley Ziemski scored twice for Duluth East as they get the rivalry win over Duluth Denfeld 5-4 Monday night at the Duluth Heritage Center. The Greyhounds also got goals from Cole Christian, Charlie Erickson and Ryan Cummings. Scoring for the Hunters was Connor McClure, Kaden Postal, Cole Olson and Griffin Lehet. Categories: High School, Sports

Prep Boys Basketball: Oredockers, Spartans Win at Lake Superior Conference Day

Both Ashland and Superior used big second halves to get the wins on Saturday. Duluth Denfeld and Duluth East won the other two games at Lake Superior Conference Day.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior High School was home to Lake Superior Conference Day on Saturday, where both Ashland and Superior used big second halves to get wins. Ashland got the 74-69 win over Duluth Marshall, while the hosts Superior got a 71-63 win over Hermantown. In the other games on Saturday, Duluth Denfeld edged out Proctor 61-53 while Duluth East…

Coaches Corner: Rhett McDonald

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the Duluth East boys basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth East boys basketball coach Rhett McDonald about his team’s great start to the season. McDonald also talked about the rivalry that has developed between the Greyhounds and his father’s team Cambridge-Isanti. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Prep Boys Hockey: Hawks Tie With Crusaders, Hunters Pick Up Home Win

Kade Shea would score the go-ahead goal for the Hunters as they topped Bloomington Kennedy.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – The Hermantown boys hockey team scored four goals in the opening period, but St. Cloud Cathedral would battle back to score three in the final frame as the game finished in a 5-5 tie Friday night at the Hermantown Ice Arena. UMD commit Blake Biondi scored twice for the Hawks, while Beau Janzig, Aydyn Dowd and Zach…

Cardinals Girls Basketball Roll Past Mariners at Home

Cromwell-Wright picked up a big win at home over Silver Bay on Friday night.

CROMWELL, Minn. – Taya Hakamaki finished with a game-high 22 points as the Cromwell-Wright girls basketball team knocked off Silver Bay 67-18 Friday night. Shaily Hakamaki chipped in with 12 points for the Cardinals, who get their ninth win in a row to improve to 9-1 on the season. Cromwell-Wright will be back in action Thursday as they host Two…

Duluth East’s Macy Hermanson Commits to CSS Women’s Basketball

The senior is coming off a season-high 18 points against Rocori.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth East’s Macy Hermanson announced Thursday on Twitter that she has committed to joining the St. Scholastica women’s basketball team. Hermanson is currently averaging just under 12 points per game and is coming off a season-high 18 points against Rocori. She is one of only three seniors on the Greyhounds girls basketball team. Categories: College, High School,…

Prep Girls Basketball: Home Wins Thursday Night for Eskomos, Rails

The Esko and Proctor girls basketball teams started the new year with home wins.

ESKO, Minn. – A strong second half would push the Esko girls basketball team past Moose Lake-Willow River 72-50 Thursday night, while Proctor got the best of Cloquet 76-24. The Eskomos and Rails will meet up Monday night in Esko for the first time this season. Categories: High School, Sports

CEC Boys Hockey Fall at Home to Wildcats

A two-goal second period for Eagan would be the difference on Thursday night.

CLOQUET, Minn. – Kyle Siiter and Jake Huhta would find the back of the net, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team fell at home to Eagan 3-2 Thursday night at the Northwoods Credit Union Arena. A two-goal second period would be the difference for the Wildcats as they pick up the road win over the…

Greyhounds Boys Hockey Fall at Home to Cougars

Duluth East falls to 5-5 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth East boys hockey team struggled at home on the last day of 2019, as Lakeville South got the 8-0 win on Tuesday. The Greyhounds fall to 5-5. Duluth East will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 3 at Stillwater and will return home on Monday, Jan. 6 against Duluth Denfeld. Categories: High School, Sports

Northern Star: Grace Kirk

For this week's Northern Star, we hear from the captain of the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – Back in March, the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team had their season end at the hands of Proctor in the Section 7AA title game. Nearly nine months later, that loss is still stuck in the minds of the Hilltoppers, even more so with senior guard Grace Kirk. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had…

Prep Boys Hockey: Hunters Win Heritage Holiday Classic in Overtime; Hilltoppers, Hawks End Holiday Classic With Wins

Griffin Lehet scored the game-winner in overtime for Duluth Denfeld.

DULUTH, Minn. – Griffin Lehet scored the game-winner in overtime as Duluth Denfeld rallied back to get the 2-1 win over Owatonna to win the Heritage Holiday Classic. Kade Shea scored the other goal for the Hunters early in the third period. Duluth Denfeld (9-2-1) will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 3 hosting Bloomington Kennedy. At the final…