Elk River girls hockey

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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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jonna Curtis and the Elk River Elks started their bid for a state tournament trip beating Cambridge-Isanti 3-0 at home Thursday evening. The Elks, top-seeded in Section 7AA, face No. 4 Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall at home Saturday, 3 p.m., with Grand Rapids-Greenway vs. Cloquet in the other semifinal. The finals will be [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jonna Curtis, high-scoring junior on the Elk River girls hockey team, has verbally committed to play for University of New Hampshire. A starter since seventh grade, Curtis has 110 career goals, 41 of them this year. Curtis was recruited by multiple schools, including Minnesota, but verbally committed to UNH, her  [...]

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Elk River is seeded No. 1 in the Section 7AA girls hockey tournament and will open Thursday at home against No. 8 Cambridge-Isanti. The Elks are 17-8 overall, and 4-0 against section rivals, having beaten Iron Range teams Proctor-Hermanton-Marshall, Duluth, Cloquet and Grand Rapids-Greenway. The Elks were top-seeded last year, too, but lost to Proctor-Hermtown-Marshall [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jonna Curtis scored four goals, including one with two seconds left to force overtime, but the Elk River skaters lost to North Metro 5-4  in their conference finale Monday evening. The Elks finished NWSC play 11-7 in fifth place. They’ll take a 17-8 record into Section 7AA play as the [...]

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