Five questions with Kent Patterson

Kent Patterson is one of the best collegiate goalies in the country. Kevin Gorg won a state title with the Burnsville Blaze back in the 1980s -- as a goalie. Gorg got in touch with Patterson for five goaltender-related questions.
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Kent Patterson is one of the best collegiate goalies in the country. Kevin Gorg won a state title with the Burnsville Blaze back in the 1980s -- as a goalie. Gorg got in touch with Patterson for five goaltender-related questions.

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