Minnesota High School Hockey nightly roundup 1-17-2023

Last night in the Minnesota High School Hockey world we saw 80+ games played between the boys and girls teams, here are a few that caught our eye:


Owatonna-3. –  Mankato East- 2
Owatonna would shut out the defending section champions from last season in a dominant performance overall.  They would outshoot Mankato East 39-15 as they improve to 11-6 on the season.  Owatonna will play Rochester Century January 19.  Mankato East is now 14-5 and will play Rochester Mayo January 19.

Litchfield Dassel Cokato 4. –  Willmar-3
This game was evenly played according to the stat sheet with 31 shots each.  Grace Braaten would get a powerplay goal for LDC at 9:51 in the 3rd period to win the game and improve the Dragons record to 9-7-2 overall.  This is the second 1 goal game between these teams, last time WIllmar got the win 1-0. (12-1-2022).  LDC will play Delano January 20.  Willmar is now 9-6-1 and will head to Sartell January 19th.

Champlin Park/Coon Rapids 5.   –   Roseville/Mahtomedi 4
Champlin Park/Coon Rapids got a nice win over a good Roseville/Mahtomedi team last night.  Shots were 36-26 CP and scoring for them were Tessa Boden, Cam Singh, Sydney Burnevik x2 and Kylie Aswegan.  They are now 11-5-2 ad they head into a huge matchup with defending state champions the Andover Huskies.  Roseville drops to 13-6 and will play Elk River January 19th at 7:00.

Proctor/Hermantown 3  –  Gentry Academy 2
Proctor Hermantown came into this game ranked in the top 5 for class A schools (small school), Gentry Academy is currently ranked #1 overall and had just 1 loss.  Gentry would outshoot PH 39-25 but goalie Suri Langley was spectacular in net with a .949 save %.  Proctor Hermantown jumped out to a 2-0 lead with 2 goals from Hannah Graves.  Gentry responded in the 3rd period with goals from Cara Sajevic and JuliAnna Gazdik.  Reese Heitzman would get the OT game winner for Proctor Hermantown 3:51 into the extra session to improve their record to 13-4-2 and they will head to play another top ranked AA team January 19.  (Edina).

Blake-1    –     Edina 0
The Blake Bears would pull something off that doesn’t happen very often in hockey, they were able to shut out the Edina Hornets last night.  Edina outshot Blake 36-11  but goalie Janie McGawn had a phenominal night in net with 36 saves.  Scoring Blakes only goal was Callie Arthur in the first period.  Blake is now 10-9 and will play Orono January 21 at 2:00.  Edina is now 12-4-1 and has a huge game against Proctor Hermantown January 19th at 7:00.



East Grand Forks 6    Roseau 5. (OT)
The East Grand Forks Green Wave outshot Roseau 41-35 in the overtime victory.  Brock Shultz would score for EGF with about 90 seconds left in the game to head to overtime, and he would also end the game with a goal just 2 minutes into the extra session.  He had an impressive night with 3 goals for his squad.  Also scoring for EGF was Cole Bies, Sam Frost and Landon Jameison.  Roseau got goals from Gavin Jensen, Jake Halvorson, Alex Ballard, Brennen Johnson and Preston Lundbohm.  East Grand Forks is 9-6 and will head to Duluth Denfeld January 20th.  Roseau is 10-6 and will play Wayzata January 21 at 2:00.

Minneapolis 4 –  Litchfield Dassel Cokato 3 (OT)
Minneapolis would get a big section 2A win last night against a depleted LDC squad.  (they are missing 4-5 players due to injury). Andrew Lybeck, Cooper Cirone, Will Anderson and Ozzie Snodgrass would all score for Minneapolis.  LDC goals were scored by Jaxon Gustafson, Rhett Niemela and Carson Brummond.  Minneapolis is looking at a #4 seed in sections and a home playoff game or 2 as they improve to 8-6-1 and play another section rival January 19th in Bloomington Kennedy.  LDC is 10-4-2 as they try to hand on until they get their players back, they will head to Minnesota River January 21 at 4:00.

Forest Lake 5   –   Coon Rapids 2
Forest Lake improves to 4-10 in the upset win last night.  Coon Rapids Tyler Barsness would give his squad the early lead and it was 1-0 after the first period.  However it was all Forest Lake after that as they score 3 goals in the second period, (Caden Speidel, Emik Hauer and Elias Studier). Ben Kish would get the 2nd goal for Coon Rapids but Emik Hauer would get his Hatrick and score the final 2 goals of the game.  Great win for this Forest Lake team as the look to pick up the pieces after losing their best player mid-season.

Park Rapids 3  Wadena 2 (OT)
Park Rapids put a dent into Wadena’s best season in the past decade despite getting outshot 41-32.  Kaden Peterson of Wadena would score with 40 seconds left in the game to send it to overtime where Josh Hillukka would score a short handed goal 2:19 into the extra session to pull off the upset win for his Park Rapids team.  Wadena is now 8-4 and will play Northern Lakes January 19.  Park Rapids improves to 6-5 and will play Breckenridge January 19th at 7:00.

Luverne 4  Albert Lea 2
Luverne got off to a hot start and scored the first 4 goals of this game.  Patrick Kroski, Brady Bork, Blaik Bork and Brock Behrend would all score for them.  They would then hold off a late surge from Albert Lea as Tim Chalmers and Joseph Yoon would add 2 goals in the 3rd period.  Luverne now sits at 8-5-1 and will play Dodge County January 21 @ 2:00.  Albert Lea is 11-4 and plays Austin January 19 at 7:15.

Hill-Murray 2 Stillwater 2 (OT)
In a game that Hill-Murray outshot Stillwater 38-24, it did not matter as Tomas Anderson was up to the task.  He posted a .947 save % for the Ponies in the tie game.  Scoring for Stillwater was Matthew Volkman and Brody Dustin.  Hill-Murray’s goals were scored by Boden Sampair and Jude Bonin.  Hill-Murray is now 5-8-1 and will host Grand Rapids January 21 at 2:15.  Stillwater sits at 8-4-2 and will head to Blake January 21 at 7:00.



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