[EDITOR'S NOTE: Upon further review, it has been noted that Connor Doran actually plays for Notre Dame, so this lead-in no longer makes sense.]
Erik Moe puts on a happy face (and a Middleton
hockey jersey) for reporters Sunday night.
This photo of John Stephens would be far more impressive had he not
required a guide with a public school diploma to bait his hook for him.
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But hold on, lovers of prep puck action, don't count out defending champion Mark Jobson. Wausau West did an amazing impersonation of Ivan "I Must Break You" Drago in its stomping of Mosinee yesterday and has as much claim on the state title as any team in the Final 8. The Jobson will see his name on the trophy a second time should the Warriors roll on, a wafer-thin two points ahead of Wayne Lee and three points better than Brian Kobylinski.
2010 WSHSHP Champ Mark Jobson used his winnings to
purchase a goat named Dinger. And a hat.
None of this matters, of course, should everyone's favorite, the Old Abes of Eau Claire Memorial, take the title. In that case, long-suffering Greg Buns Mills will see his WSHSHP dreams come true. Knowing what a WSHSHP title would mean to the hard-working people of Detroit, many members of the WSHSHP dead pool are not so secretly rooting for the savvy creative director with a flair for the flamboyant.
We can't retire for the evening without sending a shout out to rookie Kelli Dornfeld who, despite a death-blow Superior loss on Saturday, has cracked the WSHSHP Top 10. It's a remarkable achievement for the school teacher/organic farmer from Missouri, who has always shown exquisite taste in men but, for reasons that escape this office, often find sports and the men who play it silly. Here's hoping this strong showing inspires Kelli to take a greater interest in this finest of athletic endeavors, the Wisconsin State High School Hockey Tournament.
Kelli Dornfeld reacts to the final score from the New Richmond
Click on the Leaderboard link in the right column to see the rest of the standings. There are some shameful performances there, but it takes someone with a colder heart than mine to expose them here.