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Boys Hockey: Andres brothers on championship team in Great 8 Festival

Brainerd Warriors Gavin, Riley and Wyatt Andres were members of the Section 7/8 junior team that captured the championship in the Ted Brill Great 8 Festival at Doug Woog Arena in South St. Paul March 23-25.

Brainerd Warriors Gavin, Riley and Wyatt Andres were members of the Section 7/8 junior team that captured the championship in the Ted Brill Great 8 Festival at Doug Woog Arena in South St. Paul March 23-25.

In the 4-game tournament, Wyatt scored a goal and had an assist, Riley scored a goal and Gavin collected an assist for the victorious purple team.

The Section 7/8 juniors ran the table to the championship, winning 7-2 over Sections 2-6, winning 4-1 over Sections 4-5, winning 5-1 over Sections 1-3 and beating the seniors from Sections 2 and 6 by a 5-3 margin.

Kyler Kleven of Moorhead finished the tournament with six goals and seven points. The Spuds' forward scored at least once on all three days. He was one of three purple players to finish atop the tournament statistics along with six points from Andover's Nick Dainty (3-3-6), and seven assists from Frederick Paine (Duluth East).

The purple team finished with a plus-14 goal differential (21 goals scored to 7 allowed).

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