Spuds prepare for section championship

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) -- Moorhead boys' hockey team is preparing for the section championship game yet again.

It is actually the 19th straight season that the Spuds will play for a section championship.

The favorites last year, the Spuds were upset after taking an early lead in the title game. The memory remains for this proud program and they admit they embrace the redemption story line. Eager to continue the tradition of Moorhead hockey.

But only to a certain extent. This is a different team. Unique in it's own right.

And it's working for them.

"It's just a lot of fun to see them compete for one another," said head coach Jon Ammerman. "And some of the interactions that they have on and off the ice, it's a little different than some teams where you're trying to manufacture chemistry. This is one where you kind of stay away and not try and interrupt it."

"It's been built up through youth hockey and now it's just kind of just peaking at the right time," added senior forward Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe. "We all have a bunch of, we know our rolls on the team and our personalities all blend together really well so it just kind of meshes."

The Spuds play third seeded Brainerd on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Bemidji, Minn. Moorhead won both the previous games against Brainerd this season.