Jefferson 2 Eden Prairie 1
Despite ripping 43 shots on the Eden Prairie net, the #5 Bloonington Jefferson Jaguars topped the #6 Eden Prairie Eagles by a score of 2-1. Jefferson captured a 2-0 lead as Caleb Herbert scored is 8th of the season on an unassisted effort and Joe Faust notched his 7th of the season at 10:07 of the second period in the tightly contested Lake Conference game.
Taylor Wolfe scored his 9th of the season as the power forward pulled the Eagles within one of the Jags. Jefferson was able to hold on for the victory while Eden Prairie goalie Matt Halloran made 41 saves in the loss. The Eagles fell to 7-2-0 overall and 4-1-0 in the conference. The highly regarded Jaguars improved to 10-0-0 to overall and hold the top spot in the Lake Conference at 6-0-0.
Up next for the Jags is a game with the surging Eastview Lightning on Tuesday and the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks on Saturday. The Eagles will face Burnsville and Rosemount in conference action this week.
The Eastview Lightning scored 3 third period goals to lift them over the Burnsville Blaze in Lake Conference action Saturday. The Bolts have ripped off six straight wins and improved their record to (8-2-0, 5-2-0). They are currently in second place, two points behind the Jefferson Jaguars with a game in hand on the Eden Prairie Eagles.
Burnsville fired 50 shots on the Lightning net as Ryan O’Shea was monster in goal making 47 stops to preserve the victory. Michael Friedman had two goals and an assist to pace his club. Joey Desrocher scored the game winning goal in the third period and added an assist. Burnsville’s Zack King chipped in a goal and an assist and has lifted his Blaze team with his return to the lineup.
The Lightning will battle with Jefferson Tuesday, Minnetonka Thusday, and Eagan Saturday in a busy week of hockey. The Blaze fell to (4-7-0, 3-3-0) and have dropped three of their last four. They play Chaska and Eden Prairie this upcoming week in Lake Conference action.
St. Louis Park 7 St. Francis 4
The key to defeating the St. Francis Fighting Saints is telling the State’s leading scorer, Joey Benik and his tag team partner TJ Belisle the game is in another rink. The St. Louis Park Orioles did not need to resort to that as they won a key North Suburban Conference game by a score of 7-4.
Kyle Johnson had 2 goals and 2 assists to step up for the Orioles who improved to 2-7-0 overall and 1-1 in the Conference. They defeated a St. Francis team that has been ripping it up and Benik added three assists to lift his totals to (33g-24a-57pts). TJ Belisle had two goals of his own to up his gaudy totals to (17g-24a-41pts). The Fighting Saints outshot the Orioles 42-32 as Oriiole goale Mickey Hills made 37 saves. The Orioles take on Cooper and Hopkins this week while the Fighting Saints (11-2-0,1-1) continue their conference play as they take on Spring Lake Park and Chisago Lakes Area this upcoming week.
Warroad 6 St. Cloud Tech 3
The Warroad Warriors blew open a 3-3 tie with three unanswered third period goals to defeat the St Cloud Tech Tigers by a score of 6-3. Mickey Knox had a goal and two assists in the victory. Dave Shaugabay added two assists while Brett Hebel scored the game winner at 1:01 of the third period.
Jared Maetche scored his 2nd and 3rd goals of the season to lead the Tigers who fell to (5-3-1, 3-0-0). They remain tied for second place in Central Lakes Conference play and will face off with Alexandria Tuesday. The game will feature a battle for first place as the 4-1-0 Alexandria Cardinals hold first place. Little Falls, like the Tigers, are at 3-0-0 in the conference and have a game in hand on Alexandria.
The victory for the Warriors improves their record to a near perfect (11-1-0, 2-0-0). They are tied for first place in the Mariucci Conference with the Moorhead Spuds. Warroad bounced back with the win after losing their first game of the season to St. Cloud Cathederal by a score of 4-2. They get back to the Mariucci grind with games against Thief River Falls/Goodridge this week.
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