Lakeville North tops off the perfect season as Class AA champs


A perfect ending to a perfect season, 31 wins in the making. That's the ending for No. 1 Lakeville North's incredible season, when the team took home the Class 2A boy's hockey championship title over Duluth East with the 4-1 win Saturday.

The two duked it out in front of a record crowd of 19,495 fans, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

The first goal of the night came from sophomore Ryan Poehling, who was apparently "sick as a dog" before the game started, according to the Duluth News Tribune. The assist came from his brother Nick Poehling.

It became a family night to remember, when the older Poehling brothers, who are senior twins and captains, teamed up for the next goal. Nick Poehling and Henry Eneback assisted as Jack Poehling drove the goal in for the power play score.

The Poehling twins had the assist in the third period goal of the game, which was scored by Angelo Altavilla.

Altavilla earned the Class 2A Herb Brooks Award, presented after the game.

The one Duluth East goal came at 4:11 in the third period. Ryan Peterson netted the goal with the assist from Bryton Lutzka and Shay Donovan.

The final goal of the game was an assist from Jack Poehling to Nick Poehling with about three minutes left in the game.

Duluth East made an impressive playoff run by upsetting both St. Thomas Academy and Edina to get to the final.

Bloomington Jefferson was the last high school team to have a perfect season in 1993, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

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