Bayside Chatter: Feb. 17
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
There were a number of single season records set in the girls’ hockey game against Princeton. Taylor Guzzo broke Sam Downey’s single-season scoring mark of 60 points. She currently is at 63 points. She also broke Downey’s assist mark in a season of 32 as she is now at 33. Marina Carter scored twice to give her 34 goals which tops Kirstin Sandstrom’s old mark of 32. Carter also passed up Libby Guzzo to possess the records for penalties and penalty minutes in a season.
The Silver Bay 12U team will host the District 11 tournament tomorrow. At 9 a.m. No. 1 Moose Lake will play No. 4 Proctor-Hermantown and at 10:30 a.m. it will be No. 2 Silver Bay versus No. 3 Duluth. The winners will meet at 3:30 p.m. for the district title and will each advance to the Regional tournament, which will also be in Silver Bay the first weekend in March.
The Mariners boys’ hockey team entered their final regular season game at Proctor earlier this week with a record of 13-10. In other words, they will finish the season with a winning record for the first time in seven years.
The section 7A seeding was set earlier this week. It should have Duluth Marshall in first place followed by Hibbing and International Falls. Then comes Virginia or Denfeld, and Eveleth-Gilbert. Seventh through tenth place will be from among Silver Bay, Greenway, Ely, and Two Harbors. The computer rankings as of today for 7A have the order as Marshall, Hibbing, International Falls, Virginia, Denfeld, Silver Bay, Greenway, Eveleth, Ely and Two Harbors. Section play begins on Tuesday with the two playing games and continues on Thursday with quarterfinal action.
Here’s a quick peek at the boys sectionals. Section 1AA comes down to Lakeville North and Lakeville South. Edina wins 2AA, Eagan takes 3AA, Hill-Murray should take 4AA and Maple Grove will take 5AA. Minnetonka, defending state champion Eden Prairie, and Benilde/St.Margaret’s will battle it out for 6AA. Duluth East should edge out Grand Rapids for 7AA and 8AA has four teams that could win it in Bemidji, Brainerd, Moorhead, and Roseau.
Rochester Lourdes is the favorite in 1A and Breck in 2A. Marshall, Luverne, and New Ulm are the favorites in irrelevant 3A. Defending state champion St. Thomas Academy is the favorite in 4A and undefeated and No. 1 ranked Hermantown in 5A. Little Falls should take 6A, Duluth Marshall 7A, and Thief River Falls 8A.