The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team set what is believed to be a school record in Tuesday night’s 9-4 rout of St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 7AA quarterfinals.
Northwoods Credit Union Arena got a special visitor on Friday night — just in time to see the Minnesota Wilderness become just the second team in the 24-team North American Hockey League to clinch a playoff spot.
The Moose Lake Area girls hockey team fell 4-0 in the Section 7A semifinals on Tuesday night to top-seed Proctor-Hermantown.
The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team's bid for home ice in the upcoming Section 7AA playoffs took a hit Thursday night in a 3-0 road loss to St.Michael-Albertville.
One thing is for certain: in both boys and girls hockey, Section 7 will have some wide-open tournaments in the coming weeks.
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton sophomore Eric Newman brought up thoughts of “Seinfeld” during Monday night’s 1-1 boys hockey deadlock with Duluth East at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. The goaltender made 31 saves in a dazzling performance that must have had the frustrated Greyhounds screaming “Newman!” with each save.
While the wins may not be there for the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls hockey team just yet, Coach Lance Horvat is hoping that a strong road effort Tuesday night and some extra help behind the bench will be just the spark his team needs.
Expectations are growing for Corey Millen’s first-place Minnesota Wilderness.
C-E lost to Milaca 71-4, but rebounded to beat Virginia 36-15 and narrowly fell to Northwestern 42-33 as part of a day of growth for the program.
A 3-3 tie — frustrating though it was — against Andover on Tuesday night in Cloquet at least snapped a four-game losing streak, but Coach Dave Esse says time is running out for the ’Jacks to make a case for a home playoff seed.