skip navigation

Five to Watch: Roseau's 'other' rivalary

By Loren Nelson, 12/07/21, 4:00AM CST


Week of Dec. 6: Rams meet Moorhead in potential playoff preview; Luverne rekindles rivalry with New Ulm

Roseau sophomore Noah Urness goes airborne in an attempt to get past Minnetonka's Max Dewing. Photo by Loren Nelson,

Yes, the playoffs are months away. But the second full week of the season includes several games with playoff implications along with the renewal of some of the state's best rivalries. Oh, and let's see how one of Minnesota's top teams in Gentry Academy stacks up against Hudson, Wisconsin's No. 1-ranked squad and the state's defending large-division champion. 

Other Top Games

Mankato East (1-3-0) and Mankato West (0-2-0) renew their intracity rivalry on Tuesday in a preview of their Hockey Day outdoor game showdown scheduled for Jan. 21 at Minnesota State’s Blakeslee Stadium. … No. 6-1A Little Falls (5-0-0), led by Matt Filippi and his state-best nine goals, attempts to extend its unbeaten streak to start the season when it takes on No. 16-1A Alexandria (1-1-0) on Tuesday. … No. 20-2A Blaine (1-1-1) and No. 17-2A Rogers, paced by junior Sam Ranallo’s five goals, meet on Thursday in a Northwest Suburban Conference clash. … Two of the state’s best senior goaltenders square off Thursday when No. 6-2A Hill-Murray (1-2-0) and Nick Erickson face off against No. 2-1A Mahtomedi (3-1-0) and Ben Dardis

Legacy News

Legacy Exclusives

  • Missing Ingredient

  • By Loren Nelson 01/16/2022, 10:45pm CST
  • Rankings: Scorching-hot Centennial has all the elements of a top-10 team - except quality wins
  • Read More
  • Muddy Waters

  • By Loren Nelson 01/09/2022, 9:45pm CST
  • Rankings: Lake Conference teams have had their ups-and-downs this season, but don't count them out just yet
  • Read More
  • The One ... of Many

  • By Loren Nelson 01/03/2022, 1:15am CST
  • Rankings: Andover takes turn atop wildly unpredictable Class 2A; Providence Academy makes big move in Class 1A
  • Read More

The Full Nelson

  • Now You See It ...

  • By Loren Nelson 01/04/2022, 12:30pm CST
  • Houdini-like move by Andover's Cayden Casey joins list of greatest goals-gone-viral scored in recent history
  • Read More
  • The Real Hockeytown

  • By Loren Nelson 11/22/2021, 10:30pm CST
  • Season Primer: When Warroad plays, it's always a primetime event, especially in the Warriors' home town
  • Read More
  • Drama Kings

  • By Loren Nelson 11/18/2021, 12:45pm CST
  • Season Primer: The high school futures of Prior Lake stars Will Schumacher and Alex Bump were in doubt much of this fall
  • Read More