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 Marshall.
How last season went
The key for the Tigers was defense during the 2019-20 season. Marshall gave up just 1.8 goals per game while working its way to a third-place finish in the Big South Conference.
That success was fueled by a six-game win streak in December. The team earned wins against Chisago Lakes and Minnesota River. Marshall finished the regular season with a 16-8 record.
As the No. 4 seed in Section 3A, the Tigers earned a date with Luverne in the quarterfinals. It was a tight matchup, but Marshall couldn’t seal the deal as the team’s season ended with a 4-3 loss.
Who’s back and who’s gone
There will be plenty for the Tigers to replace when they hit the ice for the 2020-21 season. Three of Marshall’s top four scorers graduated this Spring. Bryson White, Joe Archbold and all depart after combining for 42 goals and 59 assists last season.
One bright spot on the returning players front is Tristan Van De Vere. He tallied 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) and is likely the top returner for the Tigers next season.
What to expect next season
It appears that Marshall missed a big-time opportunity of sorts with the group the Tigers had during the 2019-20 season. It will be interesting to see how they try to reload this roster.