After a scoreless regulation, the Eagles got the game-winner from Brandon Bissett with 2:53 left in the first overtime. Gino Lucia gained the zone for Apollo before slinging the puck to a wide-open Bissett, who buried the puck to give Apollo their first-ever win in the state tournament.
Coach Pete Matanich and his Apollo hockey team took off for state today through a crowd of fans who are waiting for the tournament to begin. They will take on Break in the first round at the XCEL Energy Center.
Apollo is the fifth seed in the Section A tournament and will face fourth-seeded Breck School in the first round of the tourney on Wednesday night at 8 PM. The game can be heard on AM 1390 The Fan and on 1390thefan.com.
The girls high school basketball section playoffs are set to get underway Tuesday night with a handful of local teams taking the court. Other teams will begin their trek to the state tournament on Thursday night.
The St. Cloud Apollo Eagles boys' hockey team won the Section 6A Championship by a score of 4-2 over the St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders in a hard-fought championship game that was close until the very end.
Cathedral boys hockey coach Eric Johnson and Apollo coach Pete Matanich have been friends since the pair were in college together. Now as coaches of crosstown rivals, they will meet on the ice Thursday night to battle for the Section 6A hockey crown and a berth in the state tournament. (7 PM, WJON.com)
The Minnesota State High School wrestling tournament will kick off tomorrow at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, and we’re going to take a look at some area wrestlers who will be looking to accomplish the ultimate goal for a high school athlete… the goal of a state championship.
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