After winning last year’s state championship and putting on a performance for the ages, no one would have been surprised to see Andover’s trio of top-liners moving on to junior hockey.
As the season rolled closer and closer, it appeared that would be the case. But all three returned, and the encore showing has been legendary.
Gavyn Thoreson, Cooper Conway and Cayden Casey have a combined 104 goals and 251 points, generate scoring chances on nearly every shift and have cemented themselves among the all-time elite forward lines in Minnesota high school hockey history. The trio had a hand in all seven goals in the Huskies’ 7-2 win over Duluth East in the Section 7AA title game, with Conway scoring four goals, Thoreson contributing five assists and Casey adding a goal and an assist.
They’re back in St. Paul, and the Huskies (21-6-1) are looking to become the first team to repeat since Edina in 2013 and 2014.