Adapted Floor Hockey: State adapted floor hockey tournament canceled

Brainerd Warrior Adapted floor hockey players Cadence Atwater (left), Kadyn Robinson, Blaise Edinger, and Matt Allord practice Monday, March 9, at Riverside Elementary in preparation for this weekends state tournament. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

Due to concerns about the coronavirus, the State Adapted Floor Hockey Tournament has been canceled.

In a statement released by the Minnesota State High School League, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized individuals with underlying health conditions are at an increased risk of severe infection from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

“We appreciate the Minnesota State High School League’s partnership working together to make a decision for this state tournament based on the best interest of our student athletes,” Minnesota Adapted Athletic Association interim president Marcus Onsum said in the statement. “Our athletes had a tremendous regular season and we are thankful for that opportunity.”

The Brainerd Warriors finish their season 11-0 and still hold a 55-game winning streak.

The Warriors had a first-round bye into the semifinals of the state tournament.


“We are really disappointed that the state high school league and adapted athletic association would decide to cancel our tournament and allow the basketball tournament to continue,” Warriors head coach Todd Person said.

Person was unable to tell his team in person the news of the cancellation.

“They were ready to go and compete,” Person said. “Even with the fact that there wouldn’t be any spectators there. They just wanted to get down there, play some games and have opportunities to be competitive and that’s gone.”

Matt Allord led the team in goals with 23. Kadyn Robinson netted a team-high 22 assists.

Both Allord and Robinson finished the season with 41 total points to lead the Warriors.

The three seniors Blaise Edinger, Karlee Schuler and Tate Boelter all had their last season abruptly end.

“I feel bad that our kids have worked for a span of five months and I have multiple seniors on the team that this is their last opportunity,” Person said. “It’s just unfortunate it has to be this way.”

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