Hunter Fejes scored twice, and John Draeger and Teddy Blueger each had a goal and two assists to lead Shattuck-St. Mary’s past Team Southeast 8-2 on Sunday, Oct. 23, in an Upper Midwest High School Elite League matchup of standings leaders at Hobbs Ice Center in Eau Claire, Wis.
The teams alternated scoring the first five goals. The score was tied at 2 early in the second period when Shattuck-St. Mary’s (13-1-1) scored three times to take a 5-2 lead into the third.
Fejes scored both his goals in the third period as Shattuck-St. Mary’s finished the regular season on an 11-game win streak. Shattuck-St. Mary’s lone loss came on Oct. 1 to team Wisconsin.
Team Southwest, which had already clinched the regular season league title, dropped to 13-4-3. Two of Team Southwest’s losses have come against Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Team Southeast had one game remaining on its schedule, a matchup against host Team Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s, which annually joins the Elite League two weeks after the rest of the teams, finished in second with 28 points in the standings despite playing six fewer games.
Team Southeast’s Tyler Sheehy of Burnsville scored in the first period and Scott Nelson of Eastview tied it at 2 on a power play just 47 seconds in the second period.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s goaltender Kyle Hayton stopped 24 of 26 shots and lowered his league-best save percentage to .929. Hayton also has the Elite League’s best goals-against average at 1.88.
Anders Franke of Elk River stopped 30 of 38 shots.
Team Southeast lost top defenseman Eric Schurhamer of St. Thomas Academy to a game ejection for butt-ending late in the second period. Schurhamer also received a 5-minute misconduct for the infraction.
1. Hunter Fejes, Shattuck-St. Mary’s
A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Fejes used his exceptional speed to score twice in the third period as Shattuck-St. Mary’s continually exploited holes in the Team Southeast defense.
2. Teddy Blueger, Shattuck-St. Mary’s
A senior from Riga, Latvia, Blueger scored on a gorgeous backhand shot under the crossbar in the second period. He also added two assists.
3. Tyler Sheehy, Team Southeast
A sophomore from Burnsville, Sheehy scored a first-period goal and was an integral part of an effective Team Southeast line that included Nate Flynn of Hastings and Blake Winiecki of Lakeville North.