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Sailor Highway Upset avoided Legislation to rename a section of Highway 12 in honor of fallen Wayzata Police Officer William “Bill” Mathews moves forward. Both Hopkins and Wayzata had enough resolve to avoid upsets in Section 6AAAA semifinal games. Page 15 Page 8 PLYMOUTH Thursday, March 15, 2018 Plymouth Ice Center makes way for USA Hockey National High School Tournament 36 teams from across the country to participate By KRISTEN MILLER The City of Plymouth and Way- zata Youth Hockey Association are getting ready for the puck to drop as the USA Hockey National High School Tournament comes March 22-26 to the Plymouth Ice Center. The event, which will include 36 teams, 32 from out of the state, has been a year in the making, explained Greg Gibson, who is serving his 16th year as president of the hockey association. Gibson happened to be managing the Wayzata Junior Gold A team when the team won the Division I national tournament in 2016. It was then when Gibson began looking into bringing the tournament to Plymouth. The association and the city sub- mitted an application with Minne- sota Hockey’s approval and were awarded as the site for this year’s event. To see it all unfold two years lat- er, “it’s very exciting,” Gibson said, “because one of the commitments everyone made when this facility was built and when it was added on, was that we would all work together to bring events like this to the city of See Hockey , Page 7 (SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTO BY KRISTEN MILLER) A year of preparation will culminate as the USA Hockey National High School Tournament gets underway Thursday, March 22, at the Plymouth Ice Center. Robbinsdale School District could receive $216,000 in state funding for gun violence prevention Superintendent Carlton Jenkins: ‘It’s the students’ time to speak out and speak up’ By LACI GAGLIANO Governor Mark Dayton has proposed statewide funding of $21 million for gun violence prevention measures in public schools through a new Safe and Secure Schools Act, plus $5 million in school-based mental health grants. Rob- binsdale Area Schools could receive more than $216,000 of the funding. The boost in funding comes after last month’s fatal school shooting in Parkland, Fla. According to statistics cited by a news release from the governor’s offi ce, there have been 21 threats in Minnesota schools since the Feb. 14 incident. Proposals for the Safe and Secure Schools Act include more support for expelled students, improve- ments to building safety, and wider access to mental health services in schools. Dayton has also called on the State Legislature to pass several policies intend- ed to strengthen gun laws and reduce gun violence. The policies include crimi- nal background checks for fi rearm purchases, rais- äü¯s A—n !££nݨ£—A :nÝ 0˜·Ób ¨AÝ ˜æQ I Ïö 0ÝA[— 0ݨÏAƒn ¤~䎁ׯŽ¤~¯~ ¨õ ßß~b üØs 0æ£ÓnÝ Ïón 0·Ï£ƒ -Aϗb !" ~~ßs >ƾȝaȴȡ {ŖȄʠƘīŖ a‚ Q‰ XŖƹĠŖȄȌƑƘǤȌ ʠ©ƘƮ©ĠƮŖ :nÓÝ ϞvA—n !££nݨ£—A /¨[—óAž ¨AÝ