Eagan Boy's Hockey: Preview to the 2011-2012 Season

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Eagan Boy's Hockey: Preview to the 2011-2012 Season
Photo by Taylor Kuchera

My favorite sport to watch is high school hockey and lucky for me, the Eagan Wildcats are fielding quite the squad this year.

The departure of goalie Tommy Bodeker left a lot of questions about this season and their goalie situation. But those questions were answered when senior Christian Butler showed up from Montana to play for the Cats. Who better to back him up than freshman Andrew Lindgren, who is the younger brother of NHL-hopeful Charlie Lindgren from Lakeville North? 

The Cats lost many forwards, a defenseman and both goalies this year, but they have added a lot of depth. In the preseason rankings, Eagan was ranked second with only second place finishers in the 2011 State Tournament Duluth East taking first place. That's all "white noise," according to coach Mike Taylor. 

The Cats played Hastings on December 1st, and won 8-1 easily. They took on Eden Prairie on Saturday, and fought hard against defending State Champion Eden Prairie but lost 2-1.

My apologies for releasing this article late, but I had finals to study for!

In this article, there will be the the players to watch, impact games and a prediction for the Cats.

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