Friday, December 20, 2013

TGIF Tidbits

*Greetings and happy Friday!

*We start today with an absolutely filthy game-winning goal by Casey Johnson of Grand Forks Central.

The best high school goal I've seen in person

*It's not everyday a ESPN anchor tweets about a high school goal.
*Not only was it to beat rival Red River, Casey said it was the first time he's beaten Red River in ANY sport in high school.

*It was the first time Central beat Red River in hockey since 2011. Red River is not the same state champion it was last year. We knew that early in the season. I thought that with the Riders getting Aaron Sauve back in net for the first time of the year, they could hold off the Knights and that looked to be the case early with Red River going up 1-0. But the Knights fought back to score two straight to win it at Purpur. Congrats to the Knights.

*Speaking of hockey, the US women's team is playing an exhibition with Canada Friday night at the Ralph. Grand Forks will have the joy of watching two of their own with the Lamoureux twins.
*Here the twins are practicing those "one-timers" that the WCHA is all too familiar with.

*Warroad native Gigi Marvin also returns to the area sporting the red, white, and blue. Marvin will be playing as a defenseman, the position she played in "squirts"-Judging from when I interviewed her, she won't care, as long as she is playing hockey.

*I think it's neat that the Ralph gets to host a game, even if it is an exhibition. It was too bad the arena lost out on not getting a women's Frozen Four. It's too nice of an arena and the passion for hockey in North Dakota makes that unacceptable.

*WDAZ is having an online vote for "Team Of The Year"-The vote is between 15 area high school teams that  finished the 2013 calendar year as section champs or made at least the semifinals. In just three days, we've received over 7,000 votes!
You can vote here
*Thanks for the read and have a great weekend!

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