Elk River girls hockey

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor You don’t get players like Jonna Curtis every  year. You just enjoy them while you can. Five years of watching this little magician skate for Elk River ended Feb. 23 in an epic four-OT loss to Grand Rapids-Greenway 2-1, in the section finals. Next year, they’ll follow her at [...]

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Scoring all three goals in the last 11 minutes, Elk River-Zimmerman stayed alive in the state girls hockey tournament with a 3-0 win over North Wright County on Friday.   It was 0-0 until senior forward Danielle Esperum scored on a power play 6:07 into the third period, in a scramble at the net, assisted [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It could have been much worse. The Elk River skaters and goalie Tori Herrmann did enough things right to keep from getting blown out at the state tournament Thursday evening. The Elks were blanked by the state’s top-ranked team, the Minnetonka Skippers,  3-0 at the Xcel Energy Center, not bad [...]

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Jonna Curtis picked up a couple of Star-Tribune honors on Tuesday after leading Elk River to the state tournament in girls hockey. Curtis, with 47 goals and 24 assists for the 20-8 Elks, was named to the All-Metro third team. The junior forward was also one of the paper’s athlete-of-the-week picks after scoring 8 goals [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River  will be making its fifth state appearance and Minnetonka will be making it first when the Elks and Skippers square off Thursday, 6 p.m., at the Xcel Energy Center. Other than that stat, everything points to Minnetonka (26-1-1) as a heavy favorite against the Elks (20-8). The Skippers [...]

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The Elk River girls hockey team didn’t have much luck in the draw for the state pairings on Saturday. The Elks (20-8) were one of the four unseeded teams who are paired with four seeded teams in a random draw. The Elks drew the top-seeded team, Minnetonka (26-1-1) as a first-round opponent. The unranked Elks [...]

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Elk River goalie Tori Herrmann was named one of the Star-Tribune athletes of the week in its Tuesday edition. Herrmann, a junior, was in goal for two shutouts in sectional play — a 3-0 win over Cambridge-Isanti and 4-0 over Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall — making a combined 46 saves. The Elks will play in the section championship [...]

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