January 8, 2004 at 12:49 p.m.
Mpls. Edison 0
At first glance, one might think that a non-conference match-up with Minneapolis Edison on New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be that big of a game for Ken Orwoll and his Chisago Lakes boys hockey team. One might think that but that was the farthest from the truth. The game was a section contest, a must win for the ‘Cats. No check that, a much blowout.
It took 37 seconds for Chisago Lakes to send a message, scoring the first of three goals in the period and the first of 10 goals in the game in an impressive 10-0 win over Minneapolis Edison.
“We know were not going to be at the bottom of the section which is good,” joked Orwoll. “It’s big to play well against a section team, especially this section. I still don’t think it’s going to erase our loss to Spring Lake Park but we’ll take it.”
Matt Nelson scored the first goal of the game followed by tallies by Steve Pieper and Luke Angrimson, giving the Wildcats a 3-0 lead after one.
Orwoll wanted three more in the second and that’s exactly what he got. Craig Manthey scored his first goal of the game 16 seconds into the second. Jordan Anderson’s goal and Pieper’s second of the game made it 6-0 after two. The goal was also Pieper’s fifth point of the game in only two periods. Throw in linemates Nelson (4 points through two periods) and Manthey (one goal), and Chisago’s first line had 10 points through 34 minutes of hockey.
“Our top line has continued to perform well, but the good thing about that game was that we got to play all four of our lines, and they all played well,” said Orwoll. “That’s great experience for the younger kids and hopefully that’s going to help them down the road.”
In the third, that top line added another point when Manthey notched his second goal of the game. Jake Miles, Josh Angrimson and Zach Stimson also reached the back of the net, leading to a 10-0 win.
While the ‘Cats offensive display kept the fans on their feet, senior Ryan Rose kept the Wildcats in the game, making 21 saves including 11 in the second period. picking up his first shutout of the season.
“I though Rose did a nice job in the nets, whenever he had to make a big save he did,” commented Orwoll. “I thought he played fantastic, he definitely deserved the shutout.”
The win pushed the ‘Cats record to 6-4 overall with the bulk of their conference schedule on the way.
“We talked about getting ready for St. Michael, I think the kids understand it and they’re going to go after it,” remarked Orwoll. “My real concern is that I hope they don’t look past that game with Princeton coming up next week. I don’t think they will though, they know what’s at stake.”
We will soon see.
Chisago Lakes 10
Mpls. Edison 0
1 2 3 F
Edison -- -- -- 0
Chisago Lakes 3 3 4 10
1) CL-Nelson (Pieper, LeVasseur) :37; 2) CL- Pieper (Nelson, Fisher) (pp) 3:25; 3) CL- L. Angrimson (J. Angrimson, Arndt) 12:55.
4) CL- Manthey (Nelson, Pieper) :16; 5) CL- Anderson (Nelson, Pieper) 13:53; 6) CL- Pieper (unassisted) (pp) 15:32.
7) CL- Miles (unassisted) 1:31; 8) CL- Manthey (unassisted) 7:00; 9) CL- J. Angrimson (unassisted) 8:08; 10)- CL- Stimson (unassisted) 11:10.