Rebel girls end up second in A/C Holiday Classic

Title defense falls short after loss to Red Wing

The Champlin Park girls hockey team had hoped for a chance to defend its title in the Armstrong/Cooper Holiday Classic.

The Rebels would get that opportunity, but the second ranked team in Class A would end their chances at a repeat.

Red Wing beat Champlin Park 4-1 in the tournament championship, sending the Rebels home with a runner-up finish in the eight-team field.

Champlin Park had 45 shots on goal in the final, but would get just one to go on Courtney Potter’s goal.

The Rebels opened the tournament by beating Mahtomedi 4-3. Kaleigh Martinson scored twice in the win, and Leah Elledge and Abbey Dokken also scored for the Champlin Park.

In the semifinals, the Rebels took out No. 16AA Buffalo 3-1. Hailey Adair, Sydney Peluf and Maggie Cragg each scored a goal, Martinson set up two, and Maddy Foss made 28 saves to pick up the win in goal.

The Champlin Park boys hockey team spent its holiday break playing in the Schwan Cup Bronze Division, where the Rebels unofficially ended up in fourth place after losing in a shootout to Cretin-Derham Hall in the third place game.

That game, which will officially go into the record books as a 3-3 tie, featured a 41-save performance from goaltender Grant Schueneke and a two point outing from Luke Dalman.

Dalman also scored in the Rebels 3-1 victory over Blake in the tournament quarterfinals.

Max Turgoen had a goal and an assist, and Reese Woods two assists in that victory.

The Rebels dropped the middle game of the tournament, losing 8-0 to eventual Bronze Division champion Mounds View.

The Champlin Park boys basketball team used its holiday tournament to win a pair of games in its bracket at the Bethel Holiday Tournament.

The Rebels routed Minnehaha Academy 90-53 in the opener, then snuck past Bloomington Jefferson 63-59 to finish a perfect 2-0.

Brennan Witt had 21 points an seven rebounds, and Matt Juneau and J.T. Gibson each added 15 points in the win over Minnehaha Academy.

Witt then score 18 points to go with 13 rebounds in the victory against Jefferson.


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