Black River Falls 3, La Crescent 3 OT. Senior Broc Zukowski racked up two goals and an assist on the night for the Tigers. La Crescent had four different players tally up at least one point on the night, yet both teams ended the match in a tie. La Crescent goalie Gavin Christianson saved 29 of 32 shots on goal, while Black River Falls goalie Lance Muir Jr. saved 42 of 45.
Shakopee 3, Hastings 2. Evan Holm got Shakopee off to a fast start, scoring just 42 seconds into the game to help edge the Raiders. Landon Karst scored two goals for Shakopee, including the shorthanded game-winner, and Connor Kratzke added two assists. Jacob Greengo of Hastings recorded 21 saves, while Adam Bleess stopped 27 shots for the win.
Edina 5, Burnsville 4. Lewis Crosby scored a first period hat trick and added an assist to lead No. 7-2A Edina over Burnsville. Burnsville’s Roman Ahcan scored twice in the third period, the second with 37 seconds left on the clock, to bring the Blaze within one goal, but Edina stayed strong against Burnsville’s 16 shots in the third for the victory. Edina’s Garrett Mackay stopped 28 shots, while Burnsville’s Josh Kenney stopped 23.
Duluth Denfeld 5, Proctor 4. Duluth Denfeld scored the first three goals of the match, two of which were scored by junior Brady Bastyr. Proctor then proceeded to score four of the next five goals to send the game to overtime; two of those four were scored by junior Evan O’Conner. Duluth Denfeld took the victory in overtime with a goal by sophomore Payton Budisolovich.
Lakeville South 3, Buffalo 1. Adam Harvey scored the game-winning goal to lead Lakeville South past Buffalo. Five other players each contributed one point in the Cougars’ win. Isaiah DiLaura stopped 11 shots for Lakeville South, while Buffalo’s Nathan Mueller had 34 saves.
St. Paul Academy 4, Rochester Lourdes 2. Matt Dahlseide scored two shorthanded goals, his second the eventual game winner, to lead the Spartans over the Eagles. Jack Johnston had two assists in the win. St. Paul Academy’s Andy Beran had 19 saves, while Luke Alexander of Rochester Lourdes had 31.
St. Louis Park 8, Hopkins 3. Tied at 1 after the first period, St. Louis Park tallied three second-period goals en route to a victory over Hopkins. The Orioles' Bauer Neudecker finished with a hat trick, improving his state lead in goals scored to 23 and an assist. Riley Dvorak had two goals and two assist for St. Louis Park and Luke Mobley contributed four assists and a goal. St. Louis Park’s Atticus Raasch stopped 19 shots, while Bobby Wilson of Hopkins had 35 saves.
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