GRAND FORKS CENTRAL’S PARANICA On THEIR UNDEFEATED STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RUN: “Nobody Really Talked About It”

Grant Paranica
Head Coach
GF Central Knights Boys Hockey

When asked about his team’s undefeated season, Grant Paranica, the Grand Forks Central Head Hockey Coach   responded “nobody really talked about it. It really didn’t enter into the equation I know we certainly didn’t discuss it.”

“Our whole group was very competitive. I just think they had a little way about them, they approached things differently and they just happened to be the right set of circumstances to come together” Paranica said of his team and they way they went about their business.

He also spoke of a gritty team win in Detroit Lakes that defined the team, players were sick or coming off being sick and it was a struggle from the start.  “We were down 5-3 and the guys just kept battling (and eventually won).  We got back to Grand Forks and we talked about everything negative that happened, so the guys took that to heart and they played pretty well the rest of the season.”

In the State Championship game “seeing them play it out, even though we were up 7-2” was most gratifying thing for him as a Coach.  Then came THE MOMENT.