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Wildcat senior Dylan Dock (17) fights for control of a faceoff at center ice in the first period of the Cats' 4-2 loss to North St. Paul Thursday at Wildcat Centre. The loss was the only setback for the Cats in three games last week. They defeated Simley Tuesday and Rice Lake Saturday by identical 6-1 scores. Bob Burrows photo

Cats gear up for playoffs

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The Wildcat boys' hockey team ended the regular season strong last week, defeating Simley, Minn., and Rice Lake by identical 6-1 scores while giving North St. Paul, Minn., all it could handle in a 4-2 loss.


The Cats ended the season with records of 5-5-2 in the Big Rivers Conference, 10-9-2 overall. They open WIAA regional play Thursday night at Amery (16-6-1) with the winner traveling to top-seeded Superior (13-7-1) on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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