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Roseau puts rebuild on hold

By Loren Nelson, 12/06/22, 12:45PM CST


Top Games | Week of Dec. 6: Rams, off to sizzling start despite heavy graduation losses, face rival Moorhead and star goalie Kai Weigel

Kai Weigel is off to a strong start for Moorhead this season, posting a .915 save percentage. The Spuds and Roseau resume their Section 8AA rivalry tonight. Photo by Loren Nelson,

Waconia and Two Rivers are two of the hottest teams in the state. Who saw that coming? 

Jibber Kuhl leading a run-and-gun Wayzata offense. Mike Randolph, the dean of the state’s coaches, dipping into the fountain of youth at St. Thomas Academy. Edina losing its first three games. Roseau, smacked by graduation losses (including Max Strand, last season’s Mr. Hockey) scoring close to eight goals per game while starting 3-0. Kittson County’s Tyler Hennen averaging just less than hat trick per game through five outings.

This is getting crazy. And we’re just getting started. 

This week promises more off-the-chain excitement, with a dozen or so compelling matchups. We highlighted two of the more obvious ones before the season (today’s Benilde-St. Margaret's at Andover and Chanhassen at Chaska showdowns), so we’re excluding them from this list.

Other Top Games

Junior Louie Wehman, who has nine goals in three games, and senior John Hendrickson (12 points) lead 3-0-0 Providence Academy, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, into a Section 2A matchup against Minneapolis, the defending section champion. ... Both No. 2-1A Warroad and Grand Rapids are undefeated entering the week, setting up what could be a potential battle of unbeatens on Saturday. … No. 1-1A Hermantown (2-0-0) travels south to the metro for a second straight weekend to play its third consecutive Class 2A opponent in Centennial (2-2-0) on Saturday.

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