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Roseau Rams - Boys

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Rams Hockey History

Roseau has a storied hockey tradition that dates back to 1908 which was the first season of organized high school hockey.  However, it wasn’t until 1945 that the Minnesota High School League officially sanctioned the game as we know it today.  Roseau has captured seven state championships over the past 68 years with the most recent in 2007.  Roseau’s holds the record for their 34 state tournament appearances.

Roseau’s first championship dates back to 1946 when they were known as the Green wave and were led by Rube Bjorkman notching a hattrick in a 6-0 shutout win over Rochester. Bjorkman later went on to represent the United States in the 1948 and 1952 Winter Olympics games.
 
In 1953, Roseau made their first appearance at state known as the Rams with return trips in 1955 and 1957 before winning back-to-back championships in 1958 and 1959.
 
After failing to defend their Region 8 crown in 1960 the Rams came back strong in 1961 capturing their third championship in four years as they defeated South St. Paul 1-0.  The Ram’s Dave Backlund scored the game’s lone goal midway through the first period.  Following the 1967 season, long time head coach, Oscar Almquist, retired after a 24 years behind the Rams bench.
 
The ‘70s had probably the most legendary teams in Roseau history as the Broten brothers; Neal and Aaron along with linemate Bryan “Butsy” Erickson were dominant with state tournament appearances in 1977, 1978 and 1979. After a disappointing finish in the 1977 state tournament, the Rams entered the tourney the following year undefeated and the hands-down favorite to walk away with the title. After a win over Rochester John-Marshall in the quarter finals the Rams faced a familiar foe in the Edina Hornets but found similar fate as the previous year and were defeated 5-3. 
The ‘80s had the Rams making three state tournament appearances in 1981, 1983 and 1984. The 1984 team was led by Paul Broten who was the last of the three Broten brothers to lace them up for the Rams.
 
After two decades without a state championship the Rams didn’t wait very long to change the trend in 1990 as Roseau beat Grand Rapids 3-1 to claim their fifth state title and first in 29 years.  Senior, Chris Gotziaman, paced the Rams to the win with two goals. Nine years later, the Rams would raise another banner in Memorial Arena as they defeated the Hastings Raiders 4-0 in the 1999 state Class AA final. Mike Klema had the hot hand for the tournament scoring six goals to lead the Rams to the title.
 
The Rams captured their seventh state title in 2007 with an impressive 5-1 victory over another northern power Grand Rapids Thunderhawks. The Rams were led by sophomore, Tyler Landman, who recorded two goals in the win.
The rich hockey tradition continues as passionately today, as in the past, as the Rams emulate previous accomplishment, yet aspire for their own successes.

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Dominance in Section 8 Tournament (1945-Present)

Titles: No. of Titles: Year of Titles:
Section 8 Championships 34 1946, 1947, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991. Class 2A: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014
Championships in the 40's 2 1946, 1947
Championships in the 50's 5 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959
Championships in the 60's 9 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
Championships in the 70's 5 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979
Championships in the 80's 3 1981, 1983, 1984
Championships in the 90's 4 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999
Championships in the 00's 6 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014
Section Final - Shutouts 10 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1983, 1998, 2006, 2007
Overtime Wins 2 1991, 1999
Overtime Losses 0

Roseau Rams History in Class AA Section 8AA Playoffs

Year Rams Oppenent Playoff Round Result Score Section Champion
1998 St. Cloud Apollo Section Final Win 4-0 Roseau
1999 St. Cloud Apollo Section Final Win 2-1 Roseau
2000 Bemidji Section Final Win 3-0 Roseau
2001 Moorhead Section Final Loss 2-4 Moorhead
2002 Moorhead Semi-Final Loss 1-4 Moorhead
2003 Bemidji Quarter Final Loss 1-3 Moorhead def. Alexandria
2004 Moorhead Semi-Final Loss 1-9 Moorhead
2005 Moorhead Section Final Loss 3-6 Moorhead
2006 Moorhead Section Final Win 4-0 Roseau
2007 Moorhead Section Final Win 1-0 Roseau
2008 Moorhead Section Final Win 6-1 Roseau
2009 Moorhead Section Final Loss 2-5 Moorhead
2010 Moorhead Section Final Win 2-1 Roseau
2011 Moorhead Semi-Final Loss 2-3 Moorhead
2012 Moorhead Semi-Final Loss 0-3 Moorhead
2013 Brainerd Semi-Final Loss 3-4 Moorhead def. Brainerd
2014 Moorhead Section Final Win 7-4 Roseau

Roseau Rams Oponents in Section 8AA Finals

Opponent Number of Finals/Record Years
Bemidji 1 (1-0) 2000
St. Cloud Apollo 2 (2-0) 1998,1999
Moorhead 8 (5-3) 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014

State Tournament Play (1945-Present)

Breakdown: No.: Years:
Appearances 34 See Decade Breakdown
State Championships 7 1946, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1990, 1999, 2007
State Runner-Up 5 1947, 1957, 1962, 1966, 1971
Third Place 3 1963, 1978, 1979
Consolation Championships 6 1964,1967, 1968, 1984, 2000, 2014
Games Played 95
State Tournament Wins 55 Winning Percentage 57.89%
State Tournament Losses 40

State Tournament Appearances By Head Coach (1945-Present)

Coach: No. Years: Title Year:
Oscar Almquist 15 1945, 1946, 1947, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 1946, 1958, 1959, 1961
Frank Macioch 2 1968, 1969
Terry Abram 3 1971, 1975, 1977
Gary Hokanson 5 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984
Dean Blais 2 1990, 1991 1990
Bruce Olson 2 1998, 1999 1999
Aaron Broten 1 2000
Scott Oliver 3 2006, 2007, 2008 2007
Andy Lundbohm 2 2010, 2014