Minnesota State High School League’s Adapted Floor Hockey State Tournament completed its two-day event on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Bloomington Jefferson High School. Traditional power Dakota United captured another championship in the PI Division and New Prague/TCU/LSH/Belle Plaine/Jordan captured the state title in the CI Division.
The CI Division all-tournament team members are Evan Minar, Dylan Raaen and Trystan Segar, New Prague/TCU/LSH/Belle Plaine/Jordan; Caden Roseth, Miller Hertaus and Riley Deutsch, Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville; Jesse Cardoso-Ramirez and Gaetano Sanders, Maple Grove; Will Ventrelli and Quintavion Gilmer, North Suburban; Thomas Christopherson, Dakota United and Gabe Imafidon, South Suburban.
The PI Division all-tournament team members are Fiona Sitzmann, Indigo Jaworski and Sam Gerten, Dakota United; Kadyn Robinson, Tre’Von Otey and Cadence Atwater, Brainerd; Mark Cleveland and Ava Hetteen, Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound-Westonka; Austin Swanson and Evan Stern, Anoka-Hennepin; Joseph Hansen, Rochester and Liban Farah, St. Paul Humboldt
In the PI Division, the title game was a battle between the two top-seeded teams with Brainerd representing the north and Dakota United representing the south. The matchup lived up to expectations, featuring a back-and-forth game with plenty of shots and strong defense. In the end, Dakota United posted a 5-2 victory for the Hawks’ first championship since 2016 and fifth overall.
The game marks the only loss of the season for the Warriors and snaps their three-year championship run. The Warriors won the title in 2017-19. The COVID-19 pandemic meant that there were no state tournaments for the past two years.
Dakota United’s Jaworski provided an offensive spark for the Hawks in the third period, scoring three times including scoring the game winner.
The Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka Robins defeated the Anoka-Hennepin Mustangs 12-1 to take the third place crown. Seven players scored for the Robins throughout the game, being led by hat tricks from senior Marcus Brady and sophomore Jose Leon Estrada.
The Rochester Raiders and St. Paul Humboldt Hawks met in the consolation finals, where the Raiders prevailed by a score of 6-3. Rochester had four players score in the win.
Other teams in the tournament were Minneapolis South and Maple Grove.
New Prague/TCU/LSH/Belle Plaine/Jordan’s Trojans defeated Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville’s Blazing Cats 12-3 to take the CI Division championship. Trojans senior Raaen and junior Ray Parker each scored four goals, while junior Aaron Adamson tallied a hat trick. It is the first championship for the Trojans since 2014.
Maple Grove put together a solid second and third periods to overcome a first-period deficit to defeat the North Suburban Cougars 9-3. Sophomore Emilio Hernandez led the way for the Crimson, recording a hat trick along with two assists. Jake Dettman and Sanders both chipped in with two goals each.
Dakota United ended the season on a winning note with a 12-2 victory over South Suburban. The Hawks started the game strong, holding a 6-1 lead after the first period. They did not look back from there, scoring six more goals in the second and holding the Jets’ offense to only one more goal.
South Washington County and Owatonna were the other teams in the tournament. St. Cloud area, the defending champion from 2019, wasn’t in the tournament.