A.J. FELDMAN.>>>FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, THE BRAINERD-LITTLE FALLS GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM IS HEAD TODAY THE TOURNAMENT. LAST YEAR, THE WARRIORS WERE BOUNCED IN THE FIRST ROUND IN STATE. SPORTS REPORTER ANTHONY SCOTT TELLS US HOW THE WARRIORS ARE BETTER PREPARED THIS TIME AROUND.>>Reporter: LAST YEAR, BRAINERD-LITTLE FALLS WAS JUST HAPPY TO PLAY UNDER THE BRIGHT LIGHTS AT THE STATE TOURNAMENT. THIS SEASON, THE WARRIORS ARE HUNGRY FOR A TITLE.>>THE GIRLS PROBABLY DID FEEL KIND OF A LITTLE BIT WE’RE JUST HAPPY TO BE THERE. SO YOU’VE GOT TO KIND OF FLIP THE SCRIPT A LITTLE BIT AND SAY, THAT’S NOT GOING TO BE ENOUGH THIS YEAR. WE NEED TO GO DOWN THERE AND COMPETE. WE NEED TO BE WHO WE ARE. WE NEED TO START OFF WITH A GOAL OF WINNING THREE GAMES BUT IT DOES START WITH THE FIRST ONE.>>Reporter: IN ROUND ONE, THEY’LL BE UP GET WHITE BEAR LAKE WHOSE GOALIE HAD A 50-SAVE SHUTOUT IN THE SECTION 4A FINALS.>>WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE TAKE AWAY HER EYES AND HAVE A GOOD PRESENCE. WE MIGHT GET UGLY PLAYS BUT THEY’RE GOING TO BE REBOUND GOALS AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE BURY THE CHANCES WHEN WE HAVE THEM.>>Reporter: THE WARRIORS HAD A MUCH TOUGHER SCHEDULE THIS SEASON AND THEY’RE READY TO TURN HEADS IN ST. PAUL.>>IN THE TOURNAMENT I THINK WE SHOWED WE’RE A TOP TEAM. I THINK THAT PEOPLE WILL BE A LITTLE BIT SURPRISED.>>Reporter: REPORTING FROM BRAINERD, ANTHONY SCOTT, LAKELAND NEWS.>>A.J. Feldman: PUCK DROPS AT 1:00 ON THURSDAY WITH THE WINNER TAKING ON ANDOVER OR FARMINGTON

Brainerd/Little Falls Girls Hockey Better Prepared For Their Second Trip To State
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