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November 20, 2018

1/8/2018 10:47:00 AM
Chisago Lakes boys finish last in open division at Schwan's Cup

Marshall 5, Chisago Lakes 2
The Marshall Tigers scored twice in the first period and twice in the second period on their way to a 5-2 win over the Wildcats in the opening round of the Schwan’s Cup Open at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine.  The game was played on Tuesday, December 26.

With the Wildcats training 2-0, Adam Hanson scored 4:15 into the second period, assisted by David Kimlinger and Jonny Bodell, to cut the deficit to one.  But the Tigers added two goals in the last five minutes of the second period to stretch their lead to 4-1.  Marshall put the game farther out of reach with a goal just two minutes into the third period to make the score 5-1.  Sam Helland scored just over a minute later, with an assist going to Devin Wahlberg, to pull the Wildcats within three.  But that was all the scoring for the game.  The Tigers outshot the Wildcats 38-29 for the game.  

Princeton 6, Chisago Lakes 0
Already leading the Wildcats 3-0 midway through the second period in the second game of the Schwan’s Cup Open, the Princeton Tigers scored three goals in a 35 second span to make the score 6-0.  That was all the scoring for the night as the Wildcats were shut out for just the second time this season.  The game was played Wednesday, December 27.

With the score 3-0 after a goal by Princeton’s Matthew Swanson at 6:39 of the second period, Austin Sanford scored at 8:20 to make it 4-0.  Jack Southard scored just 12 seconds later to make it a five-goal lead.  And Swanson completed his hat trick with a goal just 25 seconds after that one to make the score 6-0.  The Wildcats actually outshot the Tigers 27-25 for the game.  Tiger goalie Hunter Burian stopped all 27 shots he faced to earn the shutout.

Cambridge-Isanti 4, Chisago Lakes 3
The Wildcats scored twice in an eight-second span in the second period, but the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets scored four straight goals to overcome a two-goal deficit and then hung on to beat the Wildcats 4-3 in the final game of the Schwan’s Cup Open Thursday, December 28.  The loss was the third in a row for the Wildcats and dropped them to a record of 4-8-2 on the season.

Neither team scored until the game was more than half over.  Luke Zaruba scored at 10:20 of the second period, assisted by Ben Johnson and Jace Meierhoff, to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.  Right after the ensuing faceoff, Chase Mehlhorn fed Thomas Overgaard, who put the puck in the back of the net at 10:28 to double the Wildcat lead to 2-0.  The Bluejackets scored with exactly two minutes left in the period to cut the Wildcat lead to 2-1.

Cambridge scored at the 3:30 mark of the third period to tie the game at 2-2.  The scored stayed that way for most of the period and it looked like the game might be headed to overtime.  But the Wildcats took a late penalty and the Bluejackets scored a power play goal at 14:17 to go up 3-2.  They added an insurance goal at 15:57.  

The Wildcats kept battling.  

Chase Mehlhorn scored a power play goal with eight seconds left in the game, assisted by Nicholas Lindsey, to cut the lead to 4-3.  But it was too little, too late and the Wildcats went down to defeat.  The Wildcats outshot Cambridge 29-27 for the game.

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