Photos: Drama, athleticism and fun -- It's tournament time


Mahtomedi fans watched play around their goal.
1 Mahtomedi fans watched play around their goal. 
The tournament filled the Xcel Center Friday.
2 The tournament filled the Xcel Center Friday. 
East Grand Forks fans taunted Mahtomedi player.
3 East Grand Forks fans taunted Mahtomedi player. 
East Grand Forks fans looked nervous.
4 East Grand Forks fans looked nervous. 
East Grand Forks' Grant Loven scored.
5 East Grand Forks' Grant Loven scored. 
Nikie Hoffman, Haakon Gisvold, Emma Tollefson
6 Nikie Hoffman, Haakon Gisvold, Emma Tollefson 
E. Grand Forks celebrated Grant Loven's hat trick.
7 E. Grand Forks celebrated Grant Loven's hat trick. 
Young fans
8 Young fans 
East Grand Forks Waves cheerleaders performed.
9 East Grand Forks Waves cheerleaders performed. 
Last year's captain hugged this year's captain.
10 Last year's captain hugged this year's captain. 
Vaun Kukowski posed behind a Wild player cut-out
11 Vaun Kukowski posed behind a Wild player cut-out 
Hermantown players talked with the media.
12 Hermantown players talked with the media. 
Edina student fans raced to the student seating.
13 Edina student fans raced to the student seating. 
Young Edina hockey players watched warmups.
14 Young Edina hockey players watched warmups. 
The Edina pep band
15 The Edina pep band 
Edina players huddled before the semifinal game.
16 Edina players huddled before the semifinal game. 
Fans stood for the national anthem.
17 Fans stood for the national anthem. 
Season ticket holder Betsy Dueholm, 84
18 Season ticket holder Betsy Dueholm, 84 
Edina fans celebrated their team's first goal.
19 Edina fans celebrated their team's first goal. 
Duluth East's Ash Altman scored.
20 Duluth East's Ash Altman scored. 
The Duluth East greyhound mascot
21 The Duluth East greyhound mascot 
Duluth East fans celebrated their win.
22 Duluth East fans celebrated their win. 
Tuba players from Lakeville North waited to enter.
23 Tuba players from Lakeville North waited to enter. 
Eden Prairie players lined up for introductions.
24 Eden Prairie players lined up for introductions.