by Bob San
SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS
The Maple Grove CI adapted hockey team dropped two games at the state tournament March 15 and 16 in Bloomington.
Maple Grove lost to a high-powered New Prague/TCU/LeSueur-Henderson Trojans squad 19-9 in the opening game. Despite being down early, the Crimson never gave up. Led by great scoring from junior Kevin Hofer and senior Augie Wodrich, Maple Grove played hard from start-to-finish. Sophomore goalie Tyler Jensen saved 46 Trojan shots.
The Crimson lost the consolation game to Mounds View/Irondale/Roseville 6-2. After a scoreless first period, the Rams finally began finding the net, scoring three times in the second en route to victory. Hofer and Wodrich scored the goals for Maple Grove. Jensen saved all 21 of the Rams’ first period shots and finished with 30 in all.
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