Missota Conference Preview

Overview:
The Missota Conference loses some noteworthy stars this season. Zach Filzen from Northfield is off to Northern Arizona, Eric Carlson of Shakopee is at NDSU and Holy Angels loses star Phil Wirtjes. The league may very well split like last season where teams were either at the top or at the bottom, there wasn't any middle group.

Team Previews:
Holy Angels returns tough guard Stoddard Barnhill and post presence James Pfitzinger. Look for Clarence Hightower to have them contend for another conference title.

Shakopee loses Eric Carlson, but they return some guards and are always tough defensively. If they can rebound on the defensive end, they'll be in the mix at the end of year.

Prior Lake returns sophomore Tor Anderson, a top underclassman in Minnesota. Look for them to make a run.

Replacing Northfield in the 4th spot in the league is New Prague thanks to returning guard Tony Johnson.

Northfield loses star Zach Filzen, look for them to rebuild.

Red Wing, Farmington and Hutchinson were a combined 10-30 in league play last season. Ick. Red Wing has really taken a nosedive from their state tournament days vs Henry after coach Kraig Ulveling resigned to take over the Wingers girls program.

Synopsis:
Conference Champion: Holy Angels
Teams you must see: None
Other teams to watch: Holy Angels, Shakopee, Prior Lake
Surprise Team: None
Team you don't want to see: Hutchinson

Games that will determine the conference title
  • Prior Lake at Holy Angels Fri Jan 25th
  • Shakopee at Prior Lake Fri Feb 1st
  • Shakopee at Holy Angels Fri Feb 8th
  • Holy Angels at Prior Lake Tues Feb 19th
  • Prior Lake at Shakopee Tues Feb 26th
  • Holy Angels at Shakopee Wed Mar 5th

Noteworthy Non-Conference games
  • Burnsville at Prior Lake Th Dec 6th
  • Prior Lake at Eastview Sat Dec 8th
  • Holy Angels at Minnehaha Tues Dec 11th
  • Holy Angels at St. Paul Central Fri Dec 14th
  • Shakopee at Minneapolis Washburn Tues Dec 18th
  • Orono at Holy Angels Tues Dec 18th
  • Shakopee at Mounds View Fri Dec 21st
  • Prior Lake vs Spring Lake Park Th Dec 27th (Tartan tournament 1st round)
  • Holy Angels vs St. Paul Johnson (projected) Fri Dec 28th (Catholic Spirit Semis at U of St. Thomas)
  • Holy Angels vs Cretin-Derham Hall (projected) Sat Dec 29th (Catholic Spirit finals)
  • Prior Lake at Tartan (projected) Sat Dec 29th (Tartan tournament finals)
  • Holy Angels at Benilde St. Margaret's Th Jan 10th
  • Shakopee at Concordia (Roseville) Tues Jan 15th
  • Holy Angels at Minneapolis Washburn Tues Jan 15th

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