Photos: Nick Wosika
Ben Almquist, Holy Family Catholic, F, Senior
Holy Family’s Ben Almquist tallied two hat tricks totaling 6-1-7 in two wins this week to lead No. 5 Holy Family to their ninth straight win (12-2-1). The senior forward (Wisconsin commit) had 3-1-4 in the 7-1 win over No. 3A Greenway and 3-0-3 in the 5-1 win over Grand Rapids. On the season, Almquist owns totals of 21-15-36 in 15 games.
Josie Bothun, Forest Lake, G, Sophomore
Bothun has had the hot hand in goal for the No. 6-ranked Lakers, winning four of her last five games by shutout. Those shutouts have come against quality teams such as Cretin-Derham Hall, White Bear Lake, Elk River and Roseville. Bothun’s season save percentage is a robust .962 and her goals-against average is a minuscule 0.89.
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