The Metro East Conference championship was a split title a year ago as North and Tartan tied for the top spot in the standings. Those two squads are again contending for the MEC crown, but there is a third team in the mix.
The playoffs have arrived for high school girls hockey in Minnesota and the teams from Hill-Murray and North/Tartan have a couple of more days to prepare for their first-round contests. The Section 4AA tournament kicks off on Feb. 11.
As the high school girls hockey regular season winds down, a majority of teams have only a couple of weeks left. For teams like Hill-Murray, there’s a good chance the season will last for three or four more weeks.
All three Review-area high school boys hockey teams have gotten the 2016-17 season started off on the right foot. They have combined for 17 victories through Dec. 20 and should be worth watching throughout the season.
Following his team’s two-point victory over Chisago Lakes on Dec. 6, North High School boys basketball coach Joe Janquart identified a few areas where his team will need to improve if it wants to get on a roll like it had last season.