Boys hockey preview: Moose Lake Area

Rebels' numbers growing, but 2019-20 roster remains small; first game Tuesday, Nov. 26, against Becker in Princeton

Moose Lake Area senior Jordan Fjosne (right) checks Legacy Christian Academy's Brock Jamison during a 2018 game. Fjosne is one of the Rebels' key returning starters for the 2019-20 season.

Head coach: Lee Costley

Assistant coaches: Brad Hubred

Key departures: All six graduates from the 2018-19 team.

Key returners: “Everyone from last year’s team that didn’t graduate,” head coach Lee Costley said.

Coach’s assessment: “The program has now moved past survival mode and has started to turn the corner to become a competitive program. Our youth hockey numbers continue to grow. This should be the last season where we have a small roster, as starting up a bantam program a few years ago is starting to impact the high school team’s participation numbers. We are looking at having a roster of 12-14 players this season, as most of the freshman class is playing at the bantam level this season.


“We return a solid group of players from last year’s team. If the returning and incoming player development continues, our program has the potential to surprise a few teams. We may not have a big roster in terms of numbers, but we have the right kids."

Jamey Malcomb has a been high school sports reporter for the Duluth News Tribune since October 2021. He spent the previous six years covering news and sports for the Lake County News-Chronicle in Two Harbors and the Cloquet Pine Journal. He graduated from the George Washington University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in history and literature and also holds a master's degree in secondary English education from George Mason University.
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