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Boys hockey: Schneider’s hat trick leads Cards past Sartell


SARTELL — Perhaps the Cardinals went into Bernick’s Arena Thursday with a chip on their shoulder.

In Section 6A voting earlier in the day, coaches dealt Willmar the No. 6 seed despite 6 section wins (now 7) and a 1-0-1 record against Fergus Falls, which got the nod at No. 3.

In any case, Hunter Schneider finished with 4 points and Joey Benson 28 saves in a 4-2 win over Sartell in the regular-season finale.

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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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