Crimson drop 2 in boys’ hockey

Maple Grove lost to defending state champion Benilde-St. Margaret 5-1 and to conference foe Centennial in last week’s boys’ hockey action.

Maple Grove hockey players celebrate a goal in an earlier game. The Crimson, who scored only one goal in last week's losses, hope to get their offense going in the holiday tournament. (Photo by Rich Moll)

Maple Grove hockey players celebrate a goal in an earlier game. The Crimson, who scored only one goal in last week’s losses, hope to get their offense going in the holiday tournament. (Photo by Rich Moll)

The Crimson fired plenty of shots (30 against Benilde and 34 against Centennial) but netted only one goal by top scorer Sam Valerius. They hope to find their scoring touch in the St. Louis Park Holiday Tournament. They open against Elk River Thursday, Dec. 27.

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