Warroad Boys Hockey Making First Trip To State In Ten Years


WARRIORS WRAP UP THE SEASON WITH A 9 AND 18 RECORD.>>IT’S BEEN 10 YEARS SINCE THE WARROAD BOYS HOCKEY TEAM HAS MADE AN APPEARANCE AT THE STATE TOURNAMENT AFTER FINALLY MAKING IT BACK, THE WARRIORS ARE READY TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN ST. PAUL.>>GET OVER THE HUMP NOW AND GET BACK TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT, A GREAT FEELING.>>YOU WALK INTO GARDENS ARENA IN WARROAD, MINNESOTA, YOU’LL REALIZE PRETTY QUICK THAT HOCKEY IS MORE THAN JUST A GAME. HOME TO SEVERAL DIVISION 1 AND NHL HOCKEY PLAYERS, IT’S OBVIOUS THAT MAKING TRIPS TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT IS AN EXPECT STATION, EXPECTATION,WHICH IS WHY IT’S SG THAT IT’S BEEN A DECADE SINCE THE WAR ROADS HOCKEY TEAM HAS HUNG UP A SECTION BANNER.>>SOMETIMES YOU TAKE IT FOR GRANTED, AND THEN WHEN YOU DON’T GO FOR 10 YEARS AND YOU GET BACK, YOU REALIZE HOW SPECIAL A TRIP AND EXPERIENCE IT REALLY IS.>>WARROAD IS LED BY SENIOR FORWARD GRANT SLUKYNSKY.>>I FEEL LIKE THIS IS JUST THE CLOSEST OUR GROUP HAS EVER BEEN IN MY THREE YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL. WE CLICK OFF THE ICE AND ON THE ICE AS WELL.>>GRANT IS DOING A GREAT JOB. HE WAS A CAPTAIN LAST YEAR AS A JUNIOR.>>SENIOR GOALTENDER ZACH FOSTER POSTED THREE STRAIGHT SHUT YOUNTS IN THE PLAYOFFS, GIVING HIM A SCORELESS STREAK.>>HE’S A BRICK WALL BACK THERE FOR US. REALLY RELIABLE. IF WE MAKE A MISTAKE, WE KNOW HE’S GOING TO BAIL US OUT MORE TIMES THAN NOT.>>ALL YEAR THE COACH HAS BEEN HARPING ON DEFENSIVELY SOUND. SOMETIMES A GOOD OFFENSE IS THE BEST DEFENSE TOO.>>WITH THE AMOUNT OF TRADITION AND HISTORY THAT WARROAD HOCKEY HAS, YOU CAN BET THE WAR YARDS S AREN’T SATISFIED WITH JUST MAKING AN APPEARANCE IN ST. PAUL.>>I WANT TO WIN. I’M NOT HAPPY JUST GOING TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT.>>WE’VE GOT A BUNCH THAT CAN DO DAMAGE IN THIS TOURNAMENT. WE’RE NOT GOING TO OVERLOOK ANYBODY.>>OBVIOUSLY OUR GOAL IS TO WIN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.>>THE WARRIORS EARNED THE NO. 1 SEED IN THE CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENT AND WILL TAKE ON

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