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Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Event 2021: Preview, schedule, dwell stream, high gamers to observe

Minnesota Boys' Hockey State Tournament 2021: Preview, schedule, live stream, top players to watch



Issues are a bit completely different today in sports activities, however one factor stays constant — Minnesota’s annual Boys’ Hockey State Event. This yr’s occasion — which crowns two state champions — begins Tuesday within the State of Hockey.

Whereas 2020 Class A champion Mahtomedi just isn’t again, 2020 Class AA champion Hill-Murray is. Eden Prairie, which misplaced in final yr’s championship recreation to Hill-Murray (and which additionally misplaced within the 2019 title recreation to Edina) is searching for its first state title since 2011. 

What can we count on from this yr’s present remains to be to be decided with COVID-19 impacting groups, however one factor is definite — the circulate ought to be epic as at all times. The Minnesota state match is well-known for its hairstyles revealed throughout pregame introductions.

Here is every part it’s essential to know in regards to the 2021 match.

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What’s the Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Event?

The Minnesota State Excessive Faculty League (MSHSL) is made up of just about 200 colleges, however solely 16 groups advance to the state match through two courses: Class A and Class AA.

On the completion of the common season, colleges play in sectionals and the profitable colleges of every part — eight apiece for Courses A and AA — are then reseeded for the precise to play for the state championship that’s occurring this week.

The place is the 2021 Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Event?

As soon as once more, the match will happen in St. Paul, Minn., at Xcel Vitality Heart, which is the house of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. The sector has hosted the occasion since 2000.

When will the 2021 Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Event happen?

This yr, the match runs from Tuesday, March 30, to Saturday, April 3, with the championship video games for Class A and Class AA on the ultimate day.

Play begins with the Class A quarterfinals, starting at 11 a.m. CT Tuesday. The Class AA quarterfinals will probably be Wednesday. The Class A championship recreation will probably be at 6 p.m CT Saturday, adopted by the Class AA title recreation at 8 p.m. CT.

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What channel is the 2021 Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Event being aired on?

  • TV channel (Minnesota): 45TV
  • Reside stream: Prep45.com

Will followers be allowed on the 2021 Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Event?

Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, most people and season-ticket holders won’t be allowed to attend video games in 2021. Faculties will obtain a restricted variety of tickets and everybody in attendance will probably be required to bear screening on the venue. As soon as inside, all spectators are required to put on masks and preserve social distancing.

Which colleges are enjoying within the 2021 Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Event?

CLASS A CLASS AA
(1) Hermantown (19-1-0) (1) Eden Prairie (18-1-2)
 (2) Gentry Academy (16-0-0) (2) Hill-Murray (18-2-0)
(3) East Grand Forks (13-8-0) (3) Lakeville South (18-0-2)
(4) Little Falls (13-4-1) (4) Maple Grove (20-1-0)
(5) Delano (14-6-1) (5) Andover (18-2-1)
Dodge County (17-3-1) Moorhead (13-7-1)
 Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato (10-8-2) St. Thomas Academy (13-4-3)
Northern Lakes (18-3-0) Wayzata (13-5-2)

How has COVID-19 impacted the 2021 Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Event?

Class A No. 1 seed Hermantown will probably be suiting up members of its junior varsity squad this week. The varsity was knowledgeable that a lot of its varsity gamers should quarantine after being deemed shut contacts following their semifinal recreation in opposition to Virginia final Tuesday. Main scorer Zam Plante, who missed the sport due to damage, is anticipated to play within the group’s quarterfinal matchup.

On March 29, Hill-Murray, the No. 2 seed in Class AA, introduced it additionally had varsity gamers who doubtlessly have been uncovered to the virus by an opponent.

The next day, Hill-Murray was compelled to forfeit its recreation.

Full schedule for the 2021 Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Event

TUESDAY, MARCH 30 (CLASS A) TIME ET/CT STREAM VENUE
Northern Lakes 0, (2) Gentry Academy 8 Midday/11 a.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 1, (3) East Grand Forks 8 2 p.m./1 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
Dodge County 7, (1) Hermantown 1 7 p.m./6 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
(5) Delano 1, (4) Little Falls 2 9 p.m./8 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 (CLASS AA)
Wayzata def. (2) Hill-Murray resulting from COVID development Midday/11 a.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
Moorehead 2, (3) Lakeville South 4 2 p.m./1 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
St. Thomas Academy 2, (1) Eden Prairie 6 7 p.m./6 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
(5) Andover 2, (4) Maple Grove 5 9 p.m./8 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
FRIDAY, APRIL 2
Class A SF: (2) Gentry Academy vs. (3) East Grand Forks Midday/11 a.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
Class A SF: Dodge Nation vs. (4) Little Falls 2 p.m./1 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
Class AA SF: Wayzata vs. (3) Lakeville South 7 p.m./6 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
Class AA SF: (1) Eden Prairie vs. (4) Maple Grove 9 p.m./8 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
SATURDAY, APRIL 3
Class A championship  7 p.m./6 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart
Class AA championship 9 p.m./8 p.m. Prep45 Xcel Vitality Heart

Draft-eligible and drafted gamers to observe within the 2021 Minnesota Boys’ Hockey State Event

Cade Ahrenholz, C, Lakeville South (Colorado Faculty)

Lakeville South’s captain is ranked a “C” by the NHL’s Central Scouting for the 2021 draft. This season, he has 19 targets and 16 assists in 20 video games skating on the varsity’s high line. 

Carter Batchelder, F, Eden Prairie (Colorado Faculty)

One in every of eight Mr. Hockey finalists within the match (the award is given to the state’s most excellent senior highschool boys participant), Batchelder skates on Eden Prairie’s high line and has greater than twice as many factors (52) as video games performed (21) in 2020-21. He additionally performed in 4 NAHL video games with New Mexico. He’s a member of Eden Prairie’s management group.  

Jackson Hallum, F, St. Thomas Academy (Michigan)

Drafted in 2020 by the Vegas Golden Knights within the third spherical (91st general), the Cadets captain is off to the College of Michigan within the fall. The Mr. Hockey finalist is available in with 41 factors (17 targets, 24 assists) in 20 video games this season. He potted eight factors in 9 video games with the USHL’s Inexperienced Bay Gamblers.

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Kyle Kukkonen, F, Maple Grove (Michigan Tech)

One other Mr. Hockey finalist, Kukkonen has 72 factors in 21 video games (30 targets, 42 assists) and enters the match main Minnesota state highschool hockey with 3.43 factors per recreation. Kukkonen is rated a “C” prospect by NHL Central Scouting. 

Mason Langenbrunner, D, Eden Praire (Harvard)

A key member of Eden Prairie’s protection alongside Mittelstadt, Langenbrunner was chosen within the fifth spherical (151st general) by the Boston Bruins in final October’s NHL Draft. He has 29 factors in 21 video games in highschool play. He skated in 4 video games with the USHL’s Sioux Metropolis Musketeers. 

Luke Mittelstadt, D, Eden Prairie (Minnesota)

Mittelstadt, the youthful brother of Sabres prospect Casey Mittelstadt, is a 2021 Mr. Hockey finalist who’s headed to the College of Minnesota within the fall. He has 30 factors in 21 video games from the blue line (9 targets, 21 assists). He additionally performed in six video games with the USHL’s Lincoln Stars earlier than the highschool season started. He’s the highest-rated participant for the 2021 draft within the tourney; NHL Central Scouting charges him as a participant who might be drafted within the second or third spherical (“B” ranking).

Henry Nelson, D, Maple Grove (Notre Dame)

One other Mr. Hockey finalist, Nelson is rated a “C”-level draft prospect (fourth to sixth spherical). A blue-liner with a robust offensive recreation, he has notched 43 factors in 21 video games for Maple Grove.

Joe Palodichuk D, Hill-Murray (Wisconsin)

Palodichuk is a robust defenseman and, like Nelson, is a Mr. Hockey finalist who’s rated a “C” by Central Scouting. He performed in 10 video games with Bismarck of the NAHL and has 33 factors in 20 video games with Hill-Murray because the group’s captain. There’s a probability Palodichuk will not see motion within the match as a result of Hill-Murray remains to be making an attempt to determine which gamers it must quarantine.



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