Waseca 7 Red Wing 0
Senior forward Kyle Ahlschlager would become Wasecas all time leading scorer as he scored 6 goals in the shutout win. He now has 98 in his remarkable career. He is the only player in the state to score six or more goals in a single game this season and has 32 goals so far this season. Over his four year varsity career he has 175 total points and could hit the 200 point mark by seasons end. Goalie Carter Mertens (sophomore) had a big night in net stopping all 34 shots to earn the shutout. Waseca is now 8-9-0 while Red Wing drops to 1-13-3.
Minnetonka 3 Eden Prairie 2
Minnetonka’s Gavin Garry would end the Eagles upset attempt as he scored a power play goal with 38 seconds left in the game to give the Skippers a 1 goal victory. Minnetonka is now 14-3-0 and looks the part of a state tournament contender. Eden Prairie is an up and coming squad as most of their players are underclassmen this season, they are 8-8-1 and are playing good hockey as the playoffs draw near.
Mahtomedi 4 East Ridge 3 (OT).
East Ridge came oh so close to pulling off the upset in the first ever meeting between these teams. The score was tied after the first period with goals by Brady Knutsent (East Ridge) and Corey Bohmert (Mahtomedi) East Ridge would take a 2-1 lead with a goal by Jack Tauscher. However that was short lived as Seth Nelson (Mahtomedi) would tie the game. Tauscher would score again in the 3rd and Charlie Drage would match that goal to send the game to overtime where Can Bruner would get the Game winner for Mahtomedi.
Academy of Holy Angels 5 Duluth Marshall 4 (OT)
Henry Lechner continued his big weekend for the Holy Angels as he added 3 more assists giving him 13 points in the past 4 games. Seniore Jack Bartfield got the game winner at the 5:00 mark of the overtime session to improve their record to 10-4-1. Duluth Marshall drops to 5-11-0 in the loss and the schedule doesn’t get any easier for them as they will play Hibbing tomorrow evening. Holy Angels will get a day off then they host Minneapolis January 24 at 7:00 pm.
Litchfield Dassel Cokato 5 Minnesota River 2
LDC was able to gut out a victory as they try to hang on until the injured players can return, at one point they had 5 starters out of the lineup. A team that was once ranked in the top 10 has went 4-4-1 in the past nine games and they will have a huge game January 24th against section 2A rival Delano. It will be interesting to see what that squad can do as they season winds down.