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HOCKEY - Feb. 29

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The Country Kitchen 10-U A girls hockey team won the championship in the Brainerd Invitational Feb. 25-26. Brainerd defeated Apple Valley 3-1 and East Grand Forks 4-2 in pool play to advance to the championship game where it defeated Fergus Falls 10-3. Third place went to Minnetonka. Consolation champion was Hastings. Front: Gracie Rivard. Second row: Chantrelle Thayer (left), Sophie Robinson, Gabbie Smith, Lindsey Booth, Molly Rudolph, Logan Linhardt. Third row: Hannah Hittesdorf, Nicole Schulz, Abby Pohlkamp, Ellie Bymark, Olivia Wiskow, Shaylee Stroot. Back: Coach Tommy Smith, head coach Joe Pohlkamp, coach Steve Wiskow.

The Brainerd Pee Wee White team finished third in the district tournament and will advance to the region tournament. Team members include: Jake Franzen (front, left), Luke Anderson, Zach Storm, Alex Haapajoki, Zach Hukriede, Riley Johnson, Jake Hodge, coach Dalen Hodge (back, left), Zach Posch, Noah Karsnia, Grant Kosobud, Eli Sundquist, Hunter Erickson, Jared Erickson and coach Dave Anderson. Not pictured: Mark Olson.

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