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Francis Howell’s Vikings top Mid-States hockey ranks

The 2019-20 Francis Howell Vikings are off to a blazing 9-2 start and sit atop the St. Charles division with an 8-0 record heading into mid-December. [Photo by Denise Daab] Everything has come together for the Francis Howell hockey team to start the 2019-20 season. The Vikings have started the season as one of the hottest teams in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association this winter thanks to a 9-2 record that has them rolling early. In addition, Howell sits atop the Saint Charles Division standings with an 8-0 slate. It’s the program’s best start in half a decade. “In my ...

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Haeffner, Conti catapult Duchesne hockey into third Wickenheiser Cup championship game berth in program history

Duchesne sophomore forward Troy Haeffner had a career night when it counted and Vincent Conti continued his out of this world winter in the biggest test of the season to date for the Pioneers. Haeffner erupted for his first hat trick of the season and Conti added two goals, helping power the Pioneers to a 7-3 win over Parkway West in the second and clinching game of the Mid-States Wickenheiser Cup semifinals Mar. 1 at Rec-Plex in St. Peters. Duchesne (19-5-3), which took the first game of the series 6-3 on Feb. 21 will face Lafayette for the Wickenheiser Cup ...

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Wright’s big night dooms Howell Central in Wickenheiser Cup preliminary round

After losing to Parkway South two days earlier in its first game of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association Wickenheiser Cup playoffs preliminary round, Westminster Christian Academy faced a win or go home C division matchup against Francis Howell Central. Thankfully, for the Wildcats, forward Levi Wright and goalie Samuel Haupfear were ready to answer the challenge. Wright erupted for four goals and an assist and Haupear held the Spartans scoreless for  nearly two and half periods, as Westminster rolled to a 6-1 victory on Monday night at St. Peters Rec Plex. “We just needed to win,” Wright said. “That’s what ...

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