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Minot Hockey Alumni Happy for Team

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It was 22 years coming, but Minot High's boys hockey team won a first-round game at the state tournament last night.

That was the game winner in overtime against the defending state champion Grand Forks Red River Roughriders.

And after so many years of frustration at state, the win was worth celebrating for players both current and former.

We talked with some former players and coaches about watching the Magi get a big win at state.

John Willert coached the Magicians for 25 years. And Brandon Schmitt was a member of the squad from '03 to '06. They both tuned in to the game last night and say the win was a stirring experience.

(John Willert, Former Minot High Hockey Coach) "I'm just happy for that group of coaches. I mean their team won this year. It's just a reflection upon the program here, that they're very dedicated. That group of kids this year that won, I mean, it's just gotta be exciting for them. But the feeling goes back for years."

(Brandon Schmitt, Former Minot High Hockey Player) "Well you're kind of used to what usually happens at Minot High Hockey first round. So when it got tied 4-4, we didn't know what was going to happen, but then as soon as they scored, everybody was standstill or watching the TV, and listening to good old Larry McFall on the radio, freaking out."

Schmitt was actually on the ice last night playing a men's league game in Minot as the state tournament game wrapped up -- with the audio blasting over the P-A system.

Minot High will play Grand Forks Central in the semi finals tonight.

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