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Hunters Retire Kero's #4, Fall to Roseville in Opener

By KBJR News 1

November 26, 2011 Updated Nov 26, 2011 at 11:40 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- It was an emotional day for the Duluth Denfeld boy's hockey team on Saturday as they retired the #4 jersey of former teammate Matt Kero, who unexpectedly passed away last August.

The Kero family was part of pregame ceremony in which Hunters head coach Kevin Smalley said a few words and presented them with a #4 jersey, the number Matt used to wear.

The #12-ranked Hunters then fell to Roseville 4-2 in their season and home opener at the Heritage Sports Center in Duluth.

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HILLTOPPERS FALL TO #2 BRECK IN TOURNAMENT FINAL

The #14-ranked Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers fell in the final of their annual Thanksgiving tournament on Saturday, losing 7-5 to #2-ranked Breck.

The Mustangs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, but the Hilltoppers rallied to make it close in the end.

Posted by Zach Schneider
zschneider@northlandsnewscenter.com