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Former Minnesota Wild player and current East Ridge High School assistant coach Wes Walz analyzes player match-ups before a game against Mounds View. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

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Doug Long believes that every few years something magical happens on the hockey rink.

Maybe you don't realize it at the time, the East Ridge boys hockey coach said. But eventually it sinks in.


Long thinks he's going through one of those experiences right now - and this time the magic of the moment is crystal clear to him.

"This is going to rank right up there," Long said, "regardless of how the season ends up."

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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