Maple Grove's girls hockey team beat Centennial in last year's Section 5AA championship game. This year, the Crimson and Cougars met in the semifinals.
Maple Grove scored three times in the first period, including a goal 22 seconds into the game, to take a 3-1 lead. The Cougars battled back and pulled within 4-3 with just over a minute left in the third period.
The Crimson added another late goal to seal the win.
No. 2-seed Maple Grove meets No. 1-seed Blaine for the section title Friday at Roseville Arena.
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February 15, 2017