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Lakers Adapted Floor Hockey 3/23/2017
The Lakers Adapted Sports Program, a cooperative between Minnetonka and Wayzata High Schools, plays soccer, floor hockey and softball. The Lakers start their softball season on Monday, March 20.

The Wayzata/Minnetonka Lakers CI Floor Hockey team finished as consolation runner-up at the State Adapted Floor Hockey Tournament. It was the 5th trip to the state floor hockey tournament for the Lakers Adapted Sports Program, a cooperative between Minnetonka and Wayzata High Schools that plays soccer, floor hockey and softball.

In the state quarterfinals, Wayzata/Minnetonka fell to defending state champion North Suburban 12-3 on March 17. The Lakers bounced back in the state consolation semfinals with an 11-5 win over Owatonna. Lakers senior goalie Ashley Gabrielson made 49 saves and took 54 shots on goal. Sophomore Jagger Zoller scored 4 first-period goal and assisted on two others.

In the consolation championship on March 18, Wayzata/Minnetonka lost to Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville 10-2. All state tournament games were played at Bloomington Jefferson High School.

Players from Minnetonka include senior Deven Anderson, senior Nicholas Desautels, junior John James, junior Gus Schrader, sophomore Parker Lee and 7th grader Aidan Coughlin.

Anderson and Schrader were leading defenders and Desautels led the team in scoring with 43 goals, including 10 hat tricks and 12 assists. Gabrielsen made 407 saves in the regular season, 184 saves in the post season and was voted onto the MinnesotaState All-Tournament Team.

The Lakers went 7-5 in the regular season and defeated Dakota United 6-0 in the playoffs to advance to state. They took 158 shots on goal in the post season and 512 in the regular season.

The Lakers start their softball season on Monday, March 20.

The head coach for the program is Amy Mayer. She is assisted by Mary Sholl, Krista Larson, Tim Schneeweis, Sue Winderl and student coach Kate Harevener.

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