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Alexandria native Tom Peart (right) poses for a photo with his assistant coaches Brendan Bennett, Mike Jerich and Maria Swanson from the Totino-Grace girls’ hockey team. Peart will enter his sixth season as the head coach at Totino-Grace this fall. (Contributed)

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When Tom Peart was growing up in Alexandria during the 1970s, he had no idea that he would someday become a head hockey coach with more than 400 career wins.


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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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