PUCK DROP FOR THAT GAME IS AT 11:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY. >>THE ROSEAU GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM WILL START THEIR STATE TOURNAMENT JOURNEY TOMORROW AT THE X. THE RAMS PUNCHED THEIR TICKET TO SAINT PAUL WHEN THEY KNOCKED OFF THEIR RECENT SECTION EIGHT RIVAL BRAINERD LITTLE FALLS LAST FRIDAY. LED BY AN EXPERIENCED SENIOR CLASS, ROSEAU IS EXCITED TO BE AT THEIR SIXTH STATE TOURNAMENT, BUT ALSO HOPING TO MAKE SOME NOISE AS WELL.>>FOR THE ROSEAU GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM, EVERYTHING STARTS AND ENDS WITH THEIR SENIOR CLASS.>>THAT’S REALLY KIND OF THE HALLMARK OF YOUR TEAM, KIDS THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND, HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE AND LEAD IN A REAL POSITIVE WAY. THAT’S WHAT OUR KIDS DO.>>THE RAMS WILL BE MAKING THEIR FIRST STATE APPEARANCE SINCE 2017. TWO FRESHMAN ON THAT 2017 TEAM WERE KAYLA SANTL AND ANIKA STOSKOPF. NOW SENIORS, THEY CREATE HEADACHES FOR OPPOSING DEFENSES ALL YEARLONG.>>THAT LINE I THINK ONE OF THE BETTER LINES IN THE STATE, I REALLY DO, AND I THINK THEY HAVE PROVEN THAT ALL YEARLONG.>>SANTL AND STOSKOPF HAVE BUILT A CHEMISTRY OVER THE YEARS THAT CREATES INSTANT OFFENSE AT ANY TIME.>>WE JUST KNOW WHERE EACH OTHER WILL BE, SO WE JUST PUT THE PUCK THERE AND WE KNOW SOMEONE WILL GET IT.>>I MEAN IT IS OBVIOUSLY NICE. WE KIND OF KNOW WHERE EACH OTHER ARE AT ON THE ICE. WE HAVE SO MANY PLAYS OVER THE YEARS THAT WE HAVE MADE TOO.>>ROSEAU’S OPENING GAME AT THE X WILL FEATURE A FAMILIAR OPPONENT IN MINNETONKA. THEY WEREN’T AT FULL HEALTH IN THEIR SEASON OPENER. NOW THEY ARE GRATEFUL FOR A REMATCH AND READY FOR A BATTLE.>>WE HAVE TO MATCH THEIR SPEED. EVERY CHANCE WE GET, WE HAVE TO PUT THE PUCK IN THE NET.>>WE KNOW THERE’S A LOT OF TOP END TEAMS AND OBVIOUSLY MINNETONKA WILL BE A TOUGH ONE. WE LEARNED FROM LAST TIME WHEN WE LOST. WE DON’T WANT TO DO THAT AGAIN.>>DON’T THINK THE RAMS ARE SATISFIED WITH JUST MAKING AN APPEARANCE AT THE STATE TOURNAMENT.>>OUR EXPECTATION IS TO WIN GAMES, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. IT WOULD BE A DISAPPOINTMENT IF WE DIDN’T. BIG-TIME PLAYERS HAVE TO COME THROUGH IN BIG-TIME SITUATIONS. I EXPECT THE KAYLAS AND THE ANIKAS AND THE REST OF THE BUNCH TO COME THROUGH AND PLAY WITH CONFIDENCE AND PLAY REALLY WELL. IF WE DO THAT, WE’RE NOT AFRAID OF ANYBODY.>>A FUN FACT THERE, THE SENIOR DUO OF SANTL AND STOSKOPF WILL ALSO STICK TOGETHER AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AS THEY ARE BOTH COMMITTED TO PLAY FOR THE BEMIDJI STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM NEXT YEAR. HOWEVER, FIRST THINGS FIRST, THEY WANT TO FINISH THEIR SENIOR YEAR OFF STRONG. PUCK DROP FOR THAT MATCHUP WITH MINNETONKA IS SET FOR TOMORROW