|12/10/2021 10:37:00 AM|
BOYS HOCKEY ROUND UP
Northern Edge 3, Mora/Milaca 3
In the first boys’ high school hockey game played under the co-op agreement between North Branch and St. Francis, the newly christened Northern Edge Stars, the Stars opened their season and existence by skating to a 3-3 tie with the Mora/Milaca Mustangs Tuesday, November 30 at their home arena, East Bethel Ice Arena. The Vikings dominated the game, outshooting the Mustangs 35-18. And the game was intense and chippy, with the teams combining for 16 penalties, including four sets of coincidental minors. The Stars killed off all five Mustang power plays.
Mora scored early in the first period to take a 1-0 lead. Just over four minutes into the second period, Owen Dubois scored the Stars’ first ever goal, assisted by Jayden Becklin, to tie the game at 1-1. Trevor Ripley scored an unassisted goal at 2:28 of the third period to put the Vikings up 2-1. Later in the period, the two teams combined for three goals in a span of 76 seconds. At the 12-minute mark, Weston Sabby scored for the Stars, assisted by Gavin Reintjes and Owen Young, to give the Vikings a two-goal lead. But the Mustangs’ Parker Mitchell scored just 26 seconds later to pull Mora within one. Mitchell scored again just 50 seconds after that to tie the game at 3-3. Neither team scored in overtime.
Chisago Lakes 8, Sauk Rapids-Rice 0
After scoring nine goals in their win over Coon Rapids in the season opener, the Wildcats continued their scoring binge against the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm. Nick Helland had two goals and four assists as the Wildcats calmed the Storm 8-0 Thursday, December 2 at Sauk Rapids Arena East.
The Wildcats dominated the game from start to finish, outshooting Sauk Rapids 39-15 for the game. Playmaker Nate Bluhm had four assists. Cameron Stangl scored two goals and added an assist, while Ryan Schmidt had a goal and two assists. Scoring the other three goals for the Wildcats were Nik Jinks, Dylan Dassner and Brock Thompson. It was Thompson’s first career goal. Drake Thyen and Ben Jinks each contributed an assist. Goalie Jack Hanson stopped all 15 shots he faced to earn his first career shutout.
Chisago Lakes 2, Osseo 2 (O.T.)
Ryan Schmidt scored two goals in the second period and the Osseo Orioles scored twice in the third period as the teams skated to a 2-2 tie Saturday December 4 at Dick Vraa Arena in Maple Grove.
Schmidt opened the scoring at 4:44 of the second period, assisted by Nick Helland and Thomas Bachmeier. He added a power play goal with just over five minutes to go in the period to put the Wildcats up 2-0. Nate Bluhm picked up the assist. The Orioles scored twice in the first four minutes of the third period, and the 2-2 score held up through the rest of the period and through overtime. The Wildcats outshot Osseo 34-32 for the game, and goalie Jack Hanson stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced, including all eight in overtime.