Posted On: 08/6/20 8:00 PM

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 Luverne.

How last season went

With a senior-loaded class, the Cardinals had some high aspirations coming into the 2019-2020 season. Those expectations were being met early in the season, as the team was rolling with a 12-4 start. However, the team hit some speed-bumps starting in January with a tougher schedule and finished the regular season with a respectable 15-10 record, good for 4th place in the Big South Conference.

Entering sections, the Cardinals drew the #5 seed and faced Big South Conference rival Marshall, who they had lost to both times in prior matchups. Thanks to a monstrous performance by goaltender Schaid Shearer stopping 43 of 46 shots, Luverne grinded out an upset win against the #4 seeded Tigers.

Next came the real test, a matchup against #1 seeded Hutchinson, who knocked out the Cardinals back in 2019. This year was no different, as the heavily favored

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