|Mehlhorn and Wilmer slam door on NB's season|
Chisago Lakes 2, North Branch 1
Chisago Lakes Wildcat Chase Mehlhorn scored twice in the third period and Wildcat goalie Max Wilmer played what was probably the best game of his career to lead the seventh-seeded Wildcats to a 2-1 upset over the second-seeded North Branch Vikings in the quarterfinals of the Section 5A playoffs last Thursday, February 20. The win advanced the Wildcats to the section semifinal game against Pine City. The loss ended the Vikings’ bid for a second straight trip to the state tournament. The game was played in front of a packed house at Chisago Lakes Arena.
Donald Peter Swanson, age 78, of North Branch, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at his residence.