Bayside Chatter: All-stars namedLuke Thun was named to the Polar League basketball All-Conference First Team. Kyle Blood received honorable mention.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
Luke Thun was named to the Polar League basketball All-Conference First Team. Kyle Blood received honorable mention.
The two will play in the Polar League All-Star game at 8 p.m. March 28 at Barnum.
The Mariners received the No. 4 seed in their half of Section 7A and open tournament play versus AlBrook/Cotton, a team they defeated 62-51 during the regular season. The winner of that game then gets No. 1 seed Lakeview Christian Academy.
It’s time once again to say goodbye and thank you to coach Larry Otterblad for everything he has done over the years for Mariners athletics. He is stepping down as the girls basketball coach.
The Silver Bay Bantams went 2-2 and finished fourth out of eight teams in the East Regional held at Rukavina Arena last weekend.
They opened play with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Mounds View and then fell 3-1 to the eventual champion Elk River. After once again coming from behind for a 3-2 overtime victory over Centennial, they fell 6-0 to Stillwater. Chisago Lakes then defeated Stillwater for their second berth to state. This was the first season of double-elimination play in regionals. Silver Bay finished the season with a record of 34-7.
On Monday evening the team of Josh Klemmer, Tim Klegstad, and Cody Vadnais won the eighth annual Rink Rat 3-on-3 tournament. They were pushed to the limit by the team of Andy Rysdahl, Matt Morris, and Paul Sporn, who forced the game in the double-elimination event. Third place went to the team of Shane Hoff, Ryan DeShaw, and Taylor Guzzo. Along with the names of the winning team, the name of Zach Duresky goes on the Rink Rat trophy as he was the tournament’s top goaltender.
Biz Huss and Bethel defeated St. Thomas 4-2 in the MIAC semis before falling 3-0 to Gustavus Adolphus in the conference championship game. Huss had two goals versus St. Thomas. Bethel’s season ended with the conference championship game, in which Huss was injured by a slash.
Kyla Thorne and Rainy River Community College begins play today in the ACHA Division II national club hockey tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich. Rainy River is the No. 1 seed from the West. Other participants are West Chester, Connecticut, Delaware, Duluth, and South Dakota State.
Taylor Skelton of Ely and the Mariners played for Section 7 in the Senior Classic. In pool play they defeated Section 6 (4-2), Section 3 (3-2), and lost in overtime to Section 2 (6-5). They then fell 6-3 to Section 1 in the third-place game.
The Mariners hockey banquet begins at 5:30 p.m. March 21. Tickets must be purchased before the end of the weekend at the arena.