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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Willmar goalie Levi Goosmann turns away Virginia/Mt. Iron-Buhl left wing Colton Anderson in a scoreless second period, one of the Cardinal senior’s 20 saves, on Saturday in Willmar

Boys hockey roundup: Late goal spills Willmar

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WILLMAR — A power- play goal with two minutes left in the third period at the Cardinal Arena ended a smashing-good standoff and sent Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl back to the Iron Range with a 2-1 win Saturday.


Reed Larson’s Blue Devils (12-5-1) swept the first-ever North/South showdown which saw them also win at Hutchinson 7-1.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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