After a flurry of games last weekend, we’ve arrived at the first full week of the season. While some teams have played as many as two games — and looked dynamite in doing so (we’re talking about you, Delano, Mahtomedi and Edina, among others), several will be making their season debuts.
Here’s our Fab Five list of must-see matchups for the week (click here for previews of some other intriguing early season matchups):
No. 17-1A Rock Ridge, the merger of the Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl programs, plays its first game on Tuesday in Coleraine against Greenway. … Another new combo squad, Northern Edge (the co-operative between St. Francis and North Branch) debuts on Tuesday against Mora-Milaca at East Bethel Ice Arena. … Supremacy in a far northwestern pocket of the metro suburbs is up for grabs on Thursday when Elk River/Zimmerman makes the short drive to No. 17-2A Rogers. … No. 6-2A Prior Lake, the favorite to win Section 2AA, squares off against section foe Holy Family Catholic on Thursday in Prior Lake.
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