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Top games: Defending state champion Andover faces upset-minded Centennial

By Loren Nelson, SportsEngine, 02/08/21, 12:45PM CST

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Feb. 13: The Huskies, fueled by Peyton Hemp's non-stop scoring, must solve Cougars freshman goaltender Kaitlin Groess.

Unblemished Andover has had a lot to celebrate recently, including last year's Class 2A state championship. Centennial will enter Saturday's game looking to deal its foes an upset. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

Unblemished Andover has had a lot to celebrate recently, including last year's Class 2A state championship. Centennial will enter Saturday's game looking to deal its foes an upset. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.




Other games to keep an eye on

Albert Lea vs. Northfield, 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11. Albert Lea (5-1-0) can both avenge a previous loss this season and potentially climb into a share of first place in the Big 9 Conference standings — should both teams win their Tuesday games before meeting Thursday — with a victory over Northfield (5-0-0) and junior goaltending standout Maggie Malecha

International Falls vs. Prairie Centre, 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13. After going winless last season International Falls (0-7-0), which lost 2-1 to North Shore last Friday, takes another shot at ending its 29-game winless skid against Prairie Centre (1-5-0).


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