Posted On: 07/21/20 4:18 AM

With the 2020-21 season still months out, it’s time to take a look at teams from all over the State of Hockey and examine what happened this past season and what’s ahead. The next team we’re breaking down is Chaska.

How last season went

The Hawks have picked up steam in recent years as a rising program in the West Metro. During the 2019-20 season, that came to a fruition of sorts.

Though Chaska struggled early, that changed in the late stages of the regular season. The Hawks rattled off some key victories, including those against Prior Lake, Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Centennial. Eventually, Chaska settled on a 14-9-2 record and an 8-2 conference record that was good enough for second place in the Metro West Conference.

Heading into Section 2AA, the Hawks have never had overwhelming success. But that changed. It started with a 6-3 win against Holy Family. Then, they shocked the hockey world in the semifinals. Playing top-seeded Prior Lake, Chaska roared to a 4-1 win giving the Hawks a chance a state tournament berth for the first time in more than 20 years.

In the section final, it was Chaska against section heavyweight Eden Prairie. After

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