Rogers boys hockey

ROYAL WRESTLING Rogers was 3-16 last year but won a tournament and sent two wrestlers to state, both “firsts” for the program. “Now we just need to keep taking steps forward from there,” said Chris Donnay, second-year coach. They should score at 126 to 145 with Connor Larson (jr, 21-10 last year) Phillip Anderson (jr, [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zach Hnath was stopped one game short of “state” four times in his 13 years playing hockey but the Rogers senior has enjoyed a productive career overall, helping the Royals win three conference championships and 53 games, while emerging as the program’s career scoring leader. Hnath, who logged  100 points [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It’s been a stellar three-year run for the Rogers boys hockey team, but one giant barrier known as the Hermantown Hawks has stopped the Royals short of the ultimate goal each year. Hermantown, at 28-0 the state’s lone unbeaten hockey team, pummeled the Royals 4-0 in the Section 5A [...]

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    Phillip Ballard scored in overtime to send Rogers into the section final with a 3-2 win over Proctor at home on Saturday evening.   Ballard, a senior forward, got the game-winner 5:00 into the extra session on a power play after a Rail player was called for slashing. Assisting were Andrew Smith and [...]

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The Rogers Royals romped 10-1 over Moose Lake Area in their Section 5A opener at home on Thursday evening. Neal Smith and Chad Miller each delivered two goals and two assists. Also scoring four points was Nick Polsfuss on a goal and three assists. Andrew Smith had two goals and Zach Hnath, Matt Weber and [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers hockey team has met both conference goals — to win their second straight title, and to become the first Mississippi 8 team to go unbeaten in conference. Bryan Jungels  and Zach Hnath each had the hat trick as the Rogers Royals thumped St. Michael-Albertville 7-2 home on Thursday [...]

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The Mississippi 8 champion Rogers Royals were scuttled by one of the top Class A teams, Rochester Lourdes, 4-1 at home on Tuesday evening. Lourdes senior forward Rory Vesel drilled three goals, two of them on power plays. Sam Slightam had the other goal and Alec Brandrup made 3 assists. Andrew Smith scored in the [...]

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