Boys Hockey: Red Wing wins Battle for the Barge Rope
The Barge Rope has been around for all of 364 days. But it has now changed hands twice.
Red Wing and Winona decided to introduce a trophy to a rivalry that goes back as many years as the miles of river separating the two cities. Last year, the Winhawks claimed the Barge Rope with an overtime victory, a feat the Wingers duplicated Thursday when Fritz Belisle buried a puck past Wyatt Hamernik 3 minutes, 11 seconds into the extra frame.