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Boys' top games: Elk River can help sort out crowded Northwest Suburban title chase against Blaine

By Ryan Williamson, SportsEngine, 05/06/19, 1:45PM CDT

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May 8: The Elks stumbled with two losses last week, but they can regain their foothold and remain a contender by defeating the unbeaten Bengals.

Elk River enters this week as one of five Northwest Suburban Conference teams within a game of first place. A victory over league-leading Blaine on Wednesday could help sort out the logjam. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Elk River enters this week as one of five Northwest Suburban Conference teams within a game of first place. A victory over league-leading Blaine on Wednesday could help sort out the logjam. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine






Other games to keep an eye on

Maple Grove vs. Eden Prairie, 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11. For the first time this season, Maple Grove will play an opponent outside of the Northwest Suburban Conference. The Crimson (6-0, 6-0) will see how they measure up when they visit No. 4 Eden Prairie (6-1, 3-1).

Osseo/Park Center vs. Irondale, 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 8. Osseo/Park Center (2-5, 0-5) is still looking for its first conference win of the season. Irondale (5-2, 5-1), meanwhile, will try to avoid the upset behind senior Chase Kvaal, who owns some of the state's top goaltender statistics (4.54 goals-against average, .605 save percentage).


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