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St. Croix Valley Fusion senior Heather Shew (16) watches her shot sail past Burnett County Blizzard goalie Hope Tucker for the Fusion's third goal of the game in their 3-1 victory over the Blizzard in a WIAA sectional semifinal Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Wildcat Centre. Bob Burrows photos

Fusion beat Blizzard in semifinal, fall in section final

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The St. Croix Valley Fusion girls' hockey team advanced to the sectional final with a 3-1 victory over the Burnett County Blizzard last Tuesday, but couldn't get past the top-seed Hayward Hurricanes Saturday and ended their season with a 3-1 loss.


The Fusion have made it to the sectional final game every year of their existence, won three consecutive state championships from 2009-11, and won the Big Rivers Conference title every year but one.

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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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