Quote Me, Howie

by Howie Hanson

Unbeaten and Class 2A top-ranked Edina pounded No. 9-ranked Grand Rapids 5-1 in a 40th annual Edina Holiday Hockey Classic opener Thursday night at historic Braemar Arena. 

Junior forward Matt VanderVort had a natural hat trick in the second period for the Hornets, who improved to 5-0-0.

Meanwhile, Wyatt Smith scored at 2:20 of overtime to lift Eden Prairie past No. 10 Elk River 3-2.

Ryan Andor and sophomore forward Teddy Townsend each added a goal and assist for the Eagles, who won their third straight game. 

Edina Holiday Schedule


6 p.m. -- Eden Prairie (3-2-0) vs. Grand Rapids (5-3-0)

8:30 p.m. -- Edina (5-0-0) vs. Elk River (5-2-0)


6 p.m. -- Elk River vs. Grand Rapids

8:30 p.m. -- Edina vs. Eden Prairie

Note: All games broadcast on MNHockey.TV