The New Prague Trojan boys hockey team split a pair of Missota Conference games at home last week, defeating Shakopee 4-0 and losing to Red Wing 2-1.
The Trojans (6-6-1, 3-2 Missota) were scheduled to play at Chanhassen Tuesday, Jan. 10. They will return to action Thursday Jan. 12, when they host Farmington.
Trojans 4, Sabers 0
New Prague kept the pressure on Shakopee and it paid off late in the first period with a goal by Colton Schmidt, assisted by Mike Fadden and Joe Morris, at 13:43 of the period Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Fadden scored on a hard shot from the blue line at 3:33 of the second, assisted by Luke Lijewki and Austin Kilian, to make it 2-0, and at 13:31, Jack Pexa slipped a shot by the Shakopee goaltender from a wide angle to make it 3-0. Schmidt and Lijewski picked up assists.
Fadden got his second goal of the game at 5:51 of the third, from Schmidt and Lijewski, to make the final 4-0.
New Prague outshot the Sabers 39-33, with the Trojans' Morris getting the shutout win.
Wingers 2, Trojans 1
After a scoreless first period, Red Wing scored two goals in the second and held on for the 2-1 win over the Trojans Friday, Jan. 6.
The Trojans didn't score until the final minute of the game, when Pexa scored on an assist from Fadden.
New Prague outshot Red wing 35-27. Morris made 25 saves for the Trojans.
It was a key game for Section 1A seeding purposes, as the Trojans and Wingers are both fighting for one of the top four seeds and the first round bye that goes with it. The two teams will meet again in the final game of the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 18.
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