|1/21/2022 1:18:00 PM|
Northern Edge rebounds for win
Cambridge-Isanti 3, Northern Edge 2
The Stars played well against the conference-leading Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets, but the Bluejackets prevailed 3-2 Wednesday, January 12 at East Bethel Ice Arena. The Bluejackets outshot the Stars 27-22 for the game.
The Bluejackets scored the only goal of the first period to take a 1-0 lead. They added a goal at 6:30 of the second period to double their lead to 2-0. Just over three minutes later, Trever Ripley scored, assisted by Alex Langevin and Tyler Iacono to cut the Cambridge lead to 2-1. The Bluejackets scored a power play goal early in the third period to make it 3-1, which was a solid lead in this tightly contested game. Langevin scored with 33 seconds left in the game, assisted by Carsen Thorson and Ben Baumgardt, to cut the lead to 3-2. But it was too little, too late as the Stars went down to defeat.
Viking head coach Jacob Mars said “We had a ton of good opportunities, but we just needed to bury it. We hit two or three pipes and whiffed on a great back door opportunity. We just couldn’t get it over the goal line. Cambridge is a good team, and they are not ever going to slow down on you.”
Northern Edge 7, Becker/Big Lake 0
For the second time this season, the Stars crushed the Becker/Big Lakes Eagles, shutting them out 7-0. The Stars dominated from start to finish, outshooting the Eagles 47-17. Stars goalie Luke Opdahl stopped all 17 shots he faced to earn his first career shutout.
Alex Langevin led the way for the Stars with two goals and an assist. Scoring one goal apiece were Aaron Smith, Owen DuBois, Isaiah Scarborough, Carsen Thorson, and Trever Ripley. Ben Baumgardt had two assists, and picking up one assist each were Tyler Iacono, DuBois, Cole Saponto, Thorson, and Christian Macmillan. Viking head coach Jacob Mars said “We played okay. I thought we could have been a little bit more consistent, although we did come out of this game with a lot of positives. It was great to see Luke get his first ever varsity shutout. I am pleased with how the team is playing. Early in the season, we had some winnable games that slipped away from us. The boys are playing well now. It took some time to adjust to the co-op situation, but they have figured out how to work with each other, and now we are on the upswing.
The Stars (5-9-1) will head up to Proctor tonight for a 7 p.m. game against the Rails. On Saturday, they will head over to St. Paul Academy’s Randolph Campus for a clash with the Spartans at 7 p.m. And on Tuesday, January 25 the Stars will play their fourth straight road game, taking on the Monticello Moose at Moose Sherritt Arena at 7 p.m.