Lakeville South won with a shutout score of 4-0 against Minneapolis. Lakeville South’s power play was effective, scoring 2 goals out of 5 opportunities (40.0%). In contrast, Minneapolis did not capitalize on any of their 3 power play chances.
The scoring opened in the first period with Lakeville South’s Camden Hopper netting a power play goal, followed by two even-strength goals from Josie Grossman. The only goal in the second period was by Ella Fowler on a power play, again for Lakeville South. There was no scoring in the third period.
Lakeville South dominated in shots, taking 46 compared to Minneapolis’s 9. Penalties were frequent; Lakeville South incurred 9 minutes on 3 infractions, and Minneapolis had 10 minutes on 5 infractions. Despite Lakeville South receiving a major penalty in the third period, Minneapolis couldn’t breach the opponent’s defense, leading to the 4-0 result for Lakeville South.
North St. Paul/Tartan 1
Eastview achieved a commanding 7-1 victory over North St. Paul/Tartan. Eastview’s offense was strong throughout the game, opening the scoring with two goals in the first period from Ireland Murphy and Erin Hayward. They continued their momentum with three more goals in the second period, including a power play goal from Maisie Carney. North St. Paul/Tartan managed to score their lone goal in the second period through Ellie Volkers.
Eastview’s power play was notably effective, converting 50.0% of their opportunities, while North St. Paul/Tartan did not score on any of their three power plays. Eastview also led in shots, totaling 40 compared to North St. Paul/Tartan’s 14.
Penalties were a factor for both teams, with Eastview serving 6 minutes on 3 infractions and North St. Paul/Tartan incurring 8 minutes on 4 infractions. The game concluded with Eastview scoring two additional goals in the third period, securing a solid win.
Hopkins/St.Louis Park 6
Osseo/Park Center 3
Hopkins/St. Louis Park defeated Osseo/Park Center with a final score of 6-3. The game began with an early goal from Hopkins/St. Louis Park’s Lucy Johnson, but Osseo/Park Center equalized with a goal from Macy Patton. Hopkins/St. Louis Park regained the lead with a goal from Ella Koethe. The second period saw Osseo/Park Center’s Patton completing a hat-trick with a power play goal and an even-strength goal, but Hopkins/St. Louis Park kept pace with another goal from Johnson.
In the third period, Hopkins/St. Louis Park pulled away with three unanswered goals, including Johnson completing her hat-trick, and an empty-netter by Avery Shaw to seal the victory. Hopkins/St. Louis Park couldn’t capitalize on their power play chances, going 0 for 3, while Osseo/Park Center scored once on their four power plays.
Hopkins/St. Louis Park faced more penalty minutes with 8 minutes on 4 infractions compared to Osseo/Park Center’s 6 minutes on 3 infractions. Despite the close shot count, with Hopkins/St. Louis Park at 26 and Osseo/Park Center at 28, Hopkins/St. Louis Park was more efficient, leading to their win.
Pine City Area 10
Prairie Center 4
Pine City Area decisively won against Prairie Centre with a score of 10-4. The game opened with Pine City Area taking the lead with a goal from Lena Roubinek, followed shortly by a short-handed equalizer from Prairie Centre’s Natasha Ludwig. Roubinek scored again to end the first period 2-1. The second period saw Pine City Area extend their lead with three more goals, from Rhiannon Ashworth, Madison G. Perreault, and Samantha Root.
The third period was the highest scoring, with Pine City Area adding another five goals, including two more from Ashworth, completing her hat-trick, and additional goals from Root and Youngbauer. Prairie Centre managed to score three times in the third, with Ludwig contributing her second of the game and Dalelyn Diedrich scoring on a power play, but it wasn’t enough to challenge Pine City Area’s lead.
Power plays resulted in one goal for Prairie Centre out of two chances, while Pine City Area did not score on their single power play opportunity. Pine City Area dominated the shots with 59 against Prairie Centre’s 15.
Each team incurred minor penalties, with Pine City Area receiving 4 minutes on 2 infractions, and Prairie Centre getting 2 minutes from 1 infraction. Pine City Area’s overwhelming offensive play led to their substantial victory.
Albert Lee 9
Red Wing 2
White Bear Lake 6
Farmington dominated over Visitation with a staggering 12-1 victory. Visitation opened the scoring early with a goal from Gracia Munoz, but Farmington quickly equalized with Payton Blom and then took the lead with Taylor Risch’s goal, all in the first period.
The second period was a scoring spree for Farmington, with seven goals added to their tally. Morgan Mitchell, Paige Johnson, and Jenna Goblirsch, with a hat-trick, were among the scorers, with one goal from Goblirsch coming on a power play.
Farmington continued to extend their lead in the third period with three more goals, including another from Lexi Giller, who had a multi-goal game, and contributions from Layla Garofalo and Ella Fine.
Despite having five power play opportunities, Visitation couldn’t convert any, while Farmington capitalized on one of their two power plays. Farmington significantly outshot Visitation, with 56 shots to Visitation’s 16.
The game also saw a number of penalties, with Visitation incurring 4 minutes on 2 infractions and Farmington receiving more penalties, 8 minutes on 5 infractions, but these did not hinder their scoring momentum. Farmington’s offense was simply too powerful for Visitation to handle, leading to a lopsided scoreline.
Mankato East 7
Mankato West 0
In an East West match up the East had a commanding victory over the West
Thief River Falls 0
Bemidji secured a decisive 5-0 victory against Thief River Falls. The game saw a strong start from Bemidji in the first period with three goals, two of which were scored by Bailey Rupp, including a power play goal. The second period remained scoreless despite both teams’ efforts.
Bemidji continued their scoring in the third period with MaKenna Dreher and Zoe Fayette each adding a goal to the tally, bringing the final score to 5-0. Bemidji was successful on one of their three power play opportunities, while Thief River Falls did not capitalize on any of their three power plays.
Both teams incurred an equal amount of penalty minutes, with 6 minutes on 3 infractions each. Bemidji dominated in shots with a total of 31 compared to Thief River Falls’ 18, contributing to their shutout win.
East Grand Forks 8
Detroit Lakes 0