The Northfield Raiders boys hockey team participated in the state hockey tournament in March and some members will be guests on the Wednesday AM Minnesota program.

The show will be broadcast from Professional Pride Realty in Northfield.

Arguably it was one of the best boys high school hockey tournaments ever, with a number of thrilling games.

Northfield opened the tournament with a 3-1 win over Mahtomedi then had a heartbreaking 3-2 loss in the semis with Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake and fell to St. Cloud Cathedral in the third-place game 2-1.

Senior goalie Ryan Bielenberg had outstanding tournament with 96 saves in the three games at state. Bielenberg collected 34 saves in the opening win over the Zephyrs as the Raiders were outshot 35-22. Bilenberg set all the goalie records at Northfield.

There were 12 seniors on this year's team.

The semifinal loss was a thriller. Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake scored the game winner with 2.3 seconds to go in regulation and then fell in two overtimes 3-2 to Hermantown in the state championship game.

Professional Pride Realty Northfield-photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Professional Pride Realty Northfield-photo by Gordy Kosfeld

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