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Blackwoods Open this weekend

Howie / Howie

Eight teams will compete in the Blackwoods Open high school boys hockey summer tournament Friday through Sunday at Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth.

Duluth Marshall and East Ridge will meet in the tourney opener at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The Hilltoppers feature defenseman Peter Hansen and forwards Carter Sullivan and Keelan Golat, all seniors. Six-foot-5 senior Alex Busick (2-0) backed up graduated starter Cam Brandt in goal a year ago.

Duluth Marshall lost to Duluth East 9-1 in the Section 7AA semifinals.

Section 3AA Raptors are led by junior-to-be forward Marco Troje, who led his team with 16 goals, and senior goaltender Tom Ogren, who posted 10 wins and finished with a 2.44 goals-against average and .902 saves percent a year ago.

Other first-round games in the single-elimination, winners-losers bracket tourney:

Tartan vs. Eveleth-Gilbert, 7:35 p.m. Friday

Forest Lake vs. Superior, 8:45 p.m. Saturday

Mounds View vs. St. Cloud Cathedral, 11 a.m. Saturday

Semifinal games are at 3:35 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. The championship is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Sunday.