1/3/2019 2:16:00 PM CL has up and down Schwan's Tournament
Chisago Lakes 5, Proctor 2 The Wildcats scored three goals in the second period to take control of the game and went on to beat the Proctor Rails 5-2 Saturday, December 22 at St. Luke’s Sports and Event Center in Proctor. The Wildcats outshot the Rails 33-30 for the game. Max Wilmer picked up his first career win in goal for the Wildcats by stopping 28 of the 30 shots he faced.
Proctor opened the scoring with a goal just under ten minutes into the first period. But with a minute left in the period, Jackson Waltman scored to tie the game at 1-1. Thomas Overgaard picked up the lone assist on Waltman’s goal. Jonny Bodell gave the Wildcats their first lead with an unassisted goal at 4:16 of the second period. But Proctor answered with a power play goal just over two minutes later to tie the game at 2-2.
Dawson Overgaard put the Wildcats ahead to stay with an unassisted goal at 10:06 of the second period. Justin Lawry added an insurance goal at 13:32 of the period, assisted by Tate Swanson. And Dawson Overgaard’s second goal of the game, on a power play with five minutes left in the game, sealed the win for the Wildcats. Nathan Caudill got the assist. Bloomington Kennedy 4, Chisago Lakes 2 In the opening game of the Schwan’s Cup Open, the Bloomington Kennedy Eagles scored three goals on nine shots in the first period and went on to beat the Wildcat boys’ hockey team 4-2. The game was played Saturday, December 29 at the Schwan Super Rink at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Thomas Overgaard scored just 45 seconds into the second period, assisted by Logan Bjorkman, to cut the Eagle lead to 3-1. But the Eagles with a goal at the 7:15 mark of the period to go back up by two goals. Sam Helland scored two minutes later, assisted by Nathan Caudill, to pull the Wildcats back within two. The Wildcats poured it on in the third period, outshooting the Eagles 10-4, but nothing found the back of the net and the Wildcats went down to defeat. The Wildcats outshot the Eagles 25-23 for the game.
Chisago Lakes 2, Pine City 1 In the second game of the Schwan’s Cup, Thomas Overgaard’s unassisted power play goal at 1:45 of the second period broke a 1-1 tie with the Pine City Dragons. And it was the last goal of the game, as the teams battled for nearly two more full periods without scoring another goal. The 2-1 win put the Wildcats in the consolation championship game.
The Wildcats did not get off to a good start in this one. Sam Helland took a holding penalty 58 seconds into the first period. Just 27 seconds after killing off that penalty, the Wildcats were called for too many men on the ice. Nineteen seconds later, the Dragons converted on the power play to go up 1-0. But with two minutes left in the period, Karston Edson scored his first career goal for the Wildcats, assisted by Dawson Overgaard and Nathan Caudill, to tie the score at 1-1 and set the stage for Thomas Overgaard’s game-winner. Princeton 5, Chisago Lakes 2 Despite outshooting the Princeton Tigers 45-24 in the consolation championship game of the Schwan’s Cup, the Wildcats lost to the Tigers 5-2. Tiger goalie Hunter Burian was the difference in this one, stopping 43 of the 45 shots he faced, including all 20 Wildcat shots in the second period.
The Tigers scored three times in the opening 5:37 of the first period. Just 26 seconds after the third Princeton goal, Karston Edson scored his second career goal, unassisted, to pull the Wildcats within two. The Wildcats bombarded the Princeton net in the second period, outshooting them 20-6. But the Tigers scored on a power play for the only goal of the period and went up 4-1. Thomas Overgaard scored at 11:20 of the third period to cut the Princeton lead to 4-2. The Wildcats pulled the goalie late in the game, but the Tigers added a shorthanded empty-netter with 18 seconds left in the game to make the final score 5-2.
Hockey Hullaballoo The Wildcats (9-6-0) get back to regular season action tonight with a game at the Forest Lake Sports Center against the Rangers at 7 p.m. And this Saturday, the Wildcats will take on the North Branch Vikings at Chisago Lakes Arena at 7 p.m. for the first of two regular season meetings this season. The Vikings are the home team.