AND NOW YOUR LOCAL SPORTS WITH A.J. FELDMAN.>>>AFTER BRAINERD-LITTLE FALLS GIRLS HOCKEY HEAD COACH JIM ERNSTER RESIGNED AFTER THE END OF THE SEASON, THE SEARCH BEGAN TO SEE WHO WOULD LEAD THE WARRIORS AFTER THEIR MOST SUCCESSFUL SEASON IN SCHOOL HISTORY. WELL, EARLIER THIS WEEK, BRAINERD FOUND THEIR MAN AS 2017 BRAINERD GRADUATE JACK FREEMAN WILL LEAD THE TEAM NEXT YEAR. FREEMAN SPENT THE LAST SEVEN YEARS COACHING GIRLS AND BOYS HOCKEY. HE WAS THE GIRLS HEAD COACH FOR THREE YEARS FROM 2013 TO 2016 WHERE HE COMPILED A 49-30 AND 2 RECORD HIGHLIGHTED BY A 21-5 AND 1 SEASON IN 2014-15. FREEMAN SAYS HE LOOKS FORWARD TO BUILDING ON THE RUN THAT BRAINERD WENT ON LAST YEAR WHERE THE WARRIORS CERTAINLY CAUGHT HIS EYE FROM AFAR.>>I’M SURE LIKE THE MAJORITY OF THE STATE, THEY SURE WON ME OVER AS A FAN LAST YEAR WITH THE SEASON THEY HAD AND, YOU KNOW, THE WAY THEY PUT THAT ON DISPLAY AT THE STATE TOURNAMENT AND JUST THE WAY THEY PLAYED. THE IDENTITY THAT THEY PLAYED WITH, THE CULTURE THAT THEY HAVE THERE THAT JIM HELPED CREATE ALONG WITH THE GIRLS, I’M JUST EXCITED TO COME BACK HOME AND BE A PART OF THAT.>>Reporter: FREEMAN SAYS HE HAS A LOT OF RESPECT FOR WHAT HE WAS ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH AND LOOKS FORWARD TO BRINGING HIS KNOWLEDGE AND ADDING ON TO THE FOUNDATION THAT’S ALREADY BEEN LAID DOWN.>>THERE’S A GREAT CULTURE IN PLACE THERE. YOU KNOW, IT’S A HEALTHY, HEALTHY PROGRAM IN THAT REGARD. SO, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO COME IN AND ADD TO THAT. I WANT TO TAKE WHAT I KNOW AND BRING MY BACKGROUND AND

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