Four Jacks named All-GMC
Champion Bemidji gained four berths on the Greater Minnesota Conference all-star hockey team announced this week. Fourth place Crookston gained six spots while Warroad had three and Moorhead and Roseau two. Bemidji took its first outright title a...
Champion Bemidji gained four berths on the Greater Minnesota Conference all-star hockey team announced this week.
Fourth place Crookston gained six spots while Warroad had three and Moorhead and Roseau two.
Bemidji took its first outright title after sharing the inaugural 2003 crown with Warroad and Moorhead.
Warroad was champion in 2004 and 2005.
While Bemidji and Warroad each ended 8-0-1, tying each other 3-3, Bemidji benefited from playing all eight league opponents while Warroad did not face Detroit Lakes or Fergus Falls costing it points.
Bemidji's all-stars are forwards Sarah Erickson and Courtney Josefson, defender Carly Swenson and goaltender Lauren Bradel.
Bradel and Josefson move up from last year's honorable mention list while Erickson was a first team pick as a defender while skating for Roseau.
Crookston returned forward Marlee Wheelhouse and added forwards Danielle Persson and Janae Coauette, defenders Lexy Wagner and Erika Wheelhouse and goalie Amy Burke.
Warroad had repeaters Holly Roberts and Brianne Mosher at forward and defender Brittany Dunkel.
Forward Stacy Johnson and defender Kayla Penning were the Moorhead picks, Johnson a repeater.
From Roseau came Kylie Lane at forward and Breanna Janzen on defense.
In addition to the 17 all-stars, another 27 were accorded honorable mention including Bemidji's Aryn Ball, Carijean Miller and Courtney Reutzel.
No league scoring statistics were available as in previous years.
Bemidji won the title with 30 points out of a possible 32 to 24 for Moorhead and 22 for Warroad with Roseau and Crookston getting 16.
Those standings, however, still included Fergus Falls which is believed to no longer be in the conference after joining the Central Lakes this year.
The Otters played only five games beating last place Thief River.
Should their games not be counted, Warroad would pass Moorhead into second place.
Moorhead and Warroad went on to win section titles with the Spuds going 0-2 at the AA state meet and Warroad bowing to So. St. Paul 3-2 in overtime in the Class A final.
WARROAD: Holly Roberts*, Brianna Mosher *
MOORHEAD: Stacy Johnson*
ROSEAU: Kylie Lane
CROOKSTON: Marlee Wheelhouse*, Danielle Persson, Janae Coauette
BEMIDJI: Sarah Erickson*, Courtney Josefson
MOORHEAD: Kayla Penning
ROSEAU: Breanna Janzen
CROOKSTON: Lexy Wagner, Erika Wheelhouse
BEMIDJI; Carly Swenson
WARROAD: Brittany Dunkel
BEMIDJI: Lauren Bradel
CROOKSTON; Amy Burke
MOORHEAD: Anna Lipetskly (F), Ashley Stenerson (F), Megan Morinville (D), Brooke Bruggeman (G)
WARROAD: Morgan Pieper (G), Chelsea Krahn (F), Sam Reinert (F), Chelsey Brodeen (D)
THIEF RIVER FALLS: Brittni Johnson (F), Brooke Rundell (F)
CROOKSTON: Brittany Persson (D), Laura Carlson (F), Taylor Broekemeier (F)
BEMIDJI: Aryn Ball (F), Carijean Miller (D), Courtney Josefson (F)
DETROIT LAKES : Katy Waisanen (D), Kelsey Grabow (F), Maggie Raboin (F), Janaye Johnson (G)
EAST GRAND FORKS : Emily Pecka (F), Bridget Piche (D), Grace Herndon (D)
w l t pts w l t
Bemidji 8 0 1 30 22 4 2
Moorhead 9 4 0 24 19 10 0
Warroad 8 0 1 22 23 6 1
Roseau 6 7 0 16 13 14 0
Crookston 8 4 0 16 21 5 1
Detroit Lakes 4 7 0 10 12 12 1
East Grand Forks 2 9 0 4 7 17 1
Fergus Falls 1 4 0 4 9 16 0
Thief River Falls 1 12 0 2 8 17 0
2003 Bemidji, Warroad and Moorhead