Anders Franke

Anders Franke, former Elk River athlete, was named Goaltender of the Year in the North American 3 Hockey League. Franke, 20, had a 28-4-1 record with the Flint Junior Generals, leading the league in wins and goals-against (1.73 average) and tying for the lead in shutouts (six). The Zimmerman resident was a four-time all-conference goalie […]

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Elk River hockey stars Anders Franke and Jonna Curtis were each named to the Star-Tribune All-Metro first team. About Franke, the paper said: “Won all 16 of the Elks’ games, stopping 92 percent of shots faced and allowing 2.16 goals per game. Model of consistency throughout his four-year career. Allowed two or fewer goals 14 […]

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  The Elk River skaters gave Duluth East a scare in the Section 7AA semifinals on Saturday, trailing the state’s top-ranked team by just one goal through the third period. But the Greyhounds and goalie Dylan Parker held off the Elks and got an empty-netter with a minute left for a 4-2 decision, with Parker […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Like a president, Anders Franke is serving a four-year term as Elk River goalie. He was well-prepared as soon as he took office even though ninth grade was the first time he ever wore an Elk uniform at any level. The 5-foot-7, 155-pound one-sport athlete has made all-conference every year […]

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Anders Franke made 33 saves as the Elk River Elks opened playoffs with a 2-0 victory over Forest Lake on Tuesday evening at home. Robby Pullar got the Elks on the board 6:02 into the game with a goal assisted by Andrew Zerban and Garrett Aldrich. Mitch Kierstad made it 2-0 with a goal 7:42 […]

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The Elk River Elks won their conference finale 2-0 over the Andover Huskies there Saturday afternoon and finished fifth. The Elks outshot the Huskies 33-13, with Ryan Heid scoring shorthanded in the second period, and Nash Bleyhl making it 2-0 with a goal in the third period. Mitch Kierstad and Matt Eilertson, respectively, assisted those […]

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The Elk River Elks had two-goal leads twice and held on to defeat the Osseo Orioles 4-3 at home on Tuesday evening in a game with five power play goals. Shots were even at 33 each while Elk River was 3-for-5 on power plays and Osseo was 2-for-4. The Elks (8-7 conference, 10-13-1 overall) prevailed […]

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Duluth East, which has beaten Elk River in the last two section finals, edge the Elks again 2-1 on Saturday in Duluth. Jake Randolf’s goal with 1:52 left in the third period was the game-winner. Dom Tomomato scored for the Greyhounds (17-5) at 5:24 of the first period. The Elks (9-13-1) tied it on Micahel […]

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