TRIA Prep Salute, Mar. 9: Prior Lake boys hockey making first ever trip to state tourney

Every Wednesday at 6:50 p.m. during the school year, we recognize a high school athlete or team with our TRIA Prep Salute.

This week’s honoree is the Prior Lake boys hockey team. They play Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday in a Class AA Quarterfinal at 11 a.m. – the first State Hockey appearance in Prior Lake’s program history.

Click the video box on this page to watch the TRIA Prep Salute segment from KSTP-TV and watch full-length interviews with Prior Lake’s Alex Bump, Will Schumacher and head coach Joe Pankratz as they prepare for their first-ever trip to the State Tournament

Watch the State Boys Hockey Tournament on 45TV or stream the games free on