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Lakeview Summer Classic begins Friday

Duluth Marshall is one of Minnesota's best high school boy's hockey programs, for both Class 2A or 1A. Duluth Marshall Athletics. Used with permission.

By HOWIE HANSON
Duluth@aol.com

The prestigious Lakeview Summer Classic varsity boys hockey tournament begins Friday at Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth.

Eight-teams, including Section 7AA power Grand Rapids, will compete in the three-day event. Rochester Lourdes, a Class 1A state qualifier the past four years which features senior forward Alex Funk, and perennial Wisconsin state champion Superior will also take part. The championship game is 3 p.m. Sunday.

Defending Section 7A champion Duluth Marshall is the host team. Senior F Kris McKinzie and junior F Anthony Miller of Marshall are elite Minnesota prep players.

Grand Rapids is led by Upper Midwest High School Hockey Elite League Team North standouts D David Horsmann, D Curtis Simonson and F Avery Peterson, a super-junior-to-be who had a team-high 46 points for the Thunderhawks last season. Senior defenseman Jake Bischoff, a Gophers recruit, is not expected to be in the Grand Rapids lineup this weekend.

The tourney schedule:

Quarterfinals
Friday, 6:15 p.m. — East Grand Forks vs. Rochester Lourdes
Friday, 8:30 p.m. — Duluth Marshall vs. Bemidji
Saturday, 9:15 a.m. — Grand Rapids vs. Mahtomedi
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. — St. Cloud Cathedral vs. Superior

Loser’s Bracket
Saturday, 1:45 p.m. — East Grand Forks-Rochester Lourdes loser vs. Duluth Marshall-Bemidji loser
Saturday, 8:30 p.m. — Grand Rapids-Mahtomedi loser vs. Cathedral-Superior loser

Semifinals
Saturday, 4 p.m. — East Grand Forks-Rochester Lourdes winner vs. Duluth Marshall-Bemidji winner
Saturday, 6:15 p.m. — Grand Rapids-Mahtomedi winner vs. Cathedral-Superior winner

7th Place
Sunday, 8 a.m.

Consolation Championship
Sunday, 10:15 a.m.

3rd Place
Sunday, 12:45 p.m.

Championship
Sunday, 3 p.m.

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