7A, 7AA Hockey Playoffs.. UMD BBall, Cloquet BBall, UMD Women’s Hockey

This week, while highlighted by 6 hockey games Friday and Saturday, will be a fun one. 

Tonight I’ll be covering Cloquet (CEC) boys hockey playoff game with Duluth Marshall, with the Jacks the 4th seed vs. the 5th seed Toppers.  The Lumberjacks beat the Toppers 2-1 in last year’s quarterfinal game. 

Wednesday night I’m shooting the UMD women’s basketball game vs. Minnesota-State Mankato ..7 PM at Romano Gym.

Thursday is Cloquet girls’ basketball senior night game vs. Eveleth-Gilbert.  The girls’ also have a fun game tonight vs. Cromwell, though as mentioned above I’ll miss that one.

Friday and Saturday (and maybe Sunday) are all about hockey.. the UMD women’s hockey team playing Bemidji State at 2 pm Friday/Saturday and Sunday (if necessary) in a first round WCHA playoff series.  on Friday night the 7A boys semifinal games follow the UMD women and Saturday night the 7AA semifinals follow the women’s playoff games with high school games scheduled for 6 and 8 pm each night.


Mirage Win 7A, UMD Hockey, FDLTCC Basketball

After covering the Section 7A championship game between Proctor/Hermantown Mirage and Hibbing/Chisholm on Wednesday night, I took Thursday off and spent the day editing photos rather than shooting more.

All of the Section 7A semifinal photos from Saturday, as well as all of the championship game photos from Wednesday night can be viewed in the Facebook Album 

The Proctor/Hermantown Mirage pose with the Section 7A Title Wednesday night in Virginia.

The FDLTCC Thunder men’s basketball team has won a couple of games in a row heading into weekend home games Friday night (6:30) and Saturday afternoon (2 pm) .. I’m planning to get to Saturday’s game with the camera.

Friday and Saturday evening THIS weekend I’ll be shooting the UMD men’s hockey team games against Miami (Ohio.) The Bulldogs need a couple of wins against the team with the worst record in the NCHC, to try and climb closer to a home playoff series at the end of the regular season.


This Week’s Schedule (through Wednesday 2/14 anyway.)

Figured .. if I remember to do it, I can add an updated schedule to blogging.. Friday night I covered the UMD women’s hockey team vs. Wisconsin..  

Tonight.. Saturday.. is the Section 7A girls’ hockey semifinal games at Miners’ Memorial Arena in Virginia.  With Duluth Marshall girls playing Hibbing/Chisholm in the first game, at 6.  This one’s a rematch of last year’s 7A Final, which the Bluejackets won.  Proctor/Hermantown Mirage will play International Falls in the 8 pm (or whenever the 6 pm game ends) other semifinal game.

On Monday I’ll be covering the Cloquet girls’ basketball team playing at Duluth East, and Tuesday I plan to head up to Grand Rapids and cover the Thunderhawks vs. Hermantown Hawks girls basketball game.

Wednesday then will be the Section 7A girls’ hockey final .. 7 pm, again in Virginia


Wood City Classic Day 2 Boys Final: Cloquet 63 Pine City 61

The Cloquet boys defeated Pine City 63-61 in the final Wood City Classic tournament game, splitting the tournament title with Duluth Denfeld, with each team winning 2 games.

The Lumberjacks got double figure scoring from four players, Tyler Moose with 19, Tim Pokornowski with 13, Alex Leuzzo 12 and Spencer Wehr 10.  Bryce Turnbull scored 9 to close out the Jacks scoring.

Pine City was led by Konnor Jusczak’s 14 points, while Clay Logan scored 11 for the Dragons.


Once again, photos from Wood City Classic will be posted off an on all weekend and into next week, as well as the Esko Coaches Classic, where I’ll be for day 2 and 3 Friday and Saturday.


Wood City Classic Girls Final Cloquet 51 Northwestern 42

The Cloquet girls survived a furious Northwestern comeback, to beat the Tigers 51-42 in the Wood City Classic girls’ title game.  Down 28-11 at half, the Tigers “roared” back to trail just 37-36 before the Lumberjacks stopped their run and re-gained control of the game. 

Kendra Kelley led the Lumberjacks with 16 points, andCarmen Foss again grabbed a double double, with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while also blocking 5 Northwestern shots.

Katie Lundeen was the only Northwestern player to score in double figures, scoring 19 points. Teammate Sam Hoegen grabbed 9 boards as the Tigers outrebounded the Lumberjacks 43-24, and had 21 offensive boards.