High School Boys Hockey Notebook: Hermantown wins holiday tourney
Tyler Watkins scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period, to lead Hermantown to a 4-3 victory over Duluth Marshall in the Hilltopper Holiday Classic high school hockey championship game Friday afternoon at Mars Lakeview Arena. Elliott Peterson and Darian Gotz scored back-to-back shorthanded goals in the second period for the top-ranked,…

Junior forward Connor Bich scored a game-high 30 points and senior guard Dave Birkeland chipped in with 25 as Hermantown clobbered Duluth Denfeld 99-74 in a Lake Superior Conference high school basketball game Thursday night in Hermantown. Sophomore guard Peter Soumis added 17 points and senior forward Kevin Bauman 14 for the Hawks, who canned…

To a man, Hermantown Hawks boys hockey coaches and players admit they’re counting the days until their Friday, December 1 season and home opener against Class 2A power Wayzata at the luxurious, three-star Hawks’ State Champion Hockey Center. So far in the preseason, it’s been Scrimmage City for our hometown Hawks — sprinkled with a…

By Howie Hanson First-year Hermantown high school boys hockey head coach Patrick Andrews says his players prefer to battle against Minnesota’s large- and small-school elite teams and marquee players every season. The Hawks will get their chance to do so again in 2017-18 — as the defending Minnesota Class 1A champions face 2A No. 5-ranked…