Junior hockey is alive and well in Blaine and the surrounding communities as the Junior Gold ‘A’-level Ice Dogs came within one win of a Minnesota Hockey League state title.
Photo gallery: Ice Dogs vs. Edina
Blaine Ice Dogs Jr. Gold 'A' skater Seth Bailey, right, controls a loose puck in front of teammate and goalie Mitch Colwell during the championship game against Edina. (Photo by Bill Jones)
The Ice Dogs, which changed its mascot before last season, lost 6-1 to Edina in the championship game of the Minnesota Hockey League state tournament played at Plymouth Ice Arena, March 16-18.
Blaine found itself in an unfamiliar spot at the state tournament after years of mediocre play....