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Published March 01, 2010, 11:01 AM

Rivals to face-off in the section final

Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY Sports) - It's the best hockey rivalry in our area, and the yearly renewal is just a couple days away.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

For the seventh straight year, Moorhead and Roseau will play in the section 8-AA final on Wednesday night in Thief River Falls.

The Spuds and Rams split their season series this year, with each winning on the other rink, but they know this is for a trip to state.

“It's always a battle and you've always got to be ready to go. Going to the state tourney is sweetest of all; you've got to beat a team to get there. Just happens we've got a great rivalry with Roseau and every game we play with them is a great game, so I expect another one Wednesday.”

“Coming into the playoffs everyone said they wanted to play Roseau because it is that much better to beat your rival to go to state, so to be the best you have to beat the best.”

It's a 7 face-off in Thief River Wednesday night. WDAY 6 Sports will be live for reports at 6 and 10.