STMA VFW Bantam Hockey enters State Tourney

STMA VFW Bantam Hockey includes front row Jonathon Preusse and Todd Scott. Middle row: Ryan Copeland, Blake Spetz, Jake Benson, Val Popowski, and Max Helgestad. Back row: Zachary Hanson, Brady Berning, Jordan Drobinski, Tyler Swenson, Garrett Sandberg, Zachary Sjelin, Caden Sigerud and Nick Putnam.

STMA VFW Bantam Hockey includes front row Jonathon Preusse and Todd Scott. Middle row: Ryan Copeland, Blake Spetz, Jake Benson, Val Popowski, and Max Helgestad. Back row: Zachary Hanson, Brady Berning, Jordan Drobinski, Tyler Swenson, Garrett Sandberg, Zachary Sjelin, Caden Sigerud and Nick Putnam.

The STMA VFW bantam hockey captured the VFW District 6 tournament in Litchfield.

STMA outscored first round opponent Litchfield 7 to 1. Continued success resulted in a shutout victory 4 to 0 over Brainerd .

The championship game produced another winning shutout for STMA by outscoring St. Cloud 5 to 0 .

STMA met Duluth East in the first round of the State Tournament, held in Fergus Falls and was outscored by Duluth East 7 to 1. SMTA then began its quest for a consolation trophy by defeating Austin 10 to 0 and outscoring Roseau 5 to 2. In the consolation championship STMA was defeated by Elk River 3 to 0.

Team manager and spokesman Jim Helgestad credits STMA’s success to a total team effort including coaching staff, parents and team orientated hockey players. “Good consistent team effort was the key … we are very proud of our team,” Helgestad said.

 

 

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