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Legal check: Brainerd senior forward Matt Pohlkamp pins Willmar sophomore defenseman Tyler Pendill to the boards in a Central Lakes Conference game at the Cardinal Arena on Dec. 20. While it appears that Pohlkamp, an all-conference football player, had taken a run at Pendill the photo sequence shows the two players had been jockeying along the boards for control of the puck and no penalty was called. Pendill skated away seemingly unfazed. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Prep hockey: Injuries teach stark lesson

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Two area prep hockey coaches say the serious injuries sustained by two Minnesota players in the last two weeks won't necessarily serve as a stark, teachable moment for their players. They don't need singular events to preach on-ice safety since it's an issue addressed constantly, from mites to varsity.

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Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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