Section 7AA: Duluth Northern Stars see season end, Grand Rapids/Greenway advances to semis

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The No. 4 Duluth Northern Stars girl’s hockey team fell 6-1 to No. 5 Elk River/Zimmerman in the Section 7AA quarterfinals Thursday night ending their season with a 14-8-4 overall record.

Mae McCall scored the sole goal for the Northern Stars at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center. The match marked Duluth’s first home playoff game since the 2013-2014 season.

Elsewhere in Section 7AA, third seeded Grand Rapids/Greenway bested sixth seeded Forest Lake 4-1. They advance to visit second seeded Blaine in the semifinals Saturday. Blaine bested seventh seeded Anoka 2-1 in the sixth overtime setting a Minnesota State High School League record for the longest game at 119:29.

In Section 8A Thursday, International Falls saw their season end falling 7-0 to Thief River Falls.