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Highlights: Thursday, February 2

02/02/2017, 11:00pm CST
By Zach Johnson, SportsEngine

No. 4, 2A Elk River 5, Blaine 3. The Bengals were able to take the first with two goals from Junior Mick Rynerson, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Elks. Elk River’s Perbix brothers came out flying in the second with two from leading scorer, and Saint Cloud State commit, Nick Perbix. His brother sophomore Jack, and Notre Dame verbal commit, posted a goal and an assist.

No. 2, 2A Edina 3, Wayzata 1. Leading scorer for the Hornets junior, and Minnesota commit, Sam Walker lit the lamp twice, while sophomore Ben Brinkman, and Minnesota commit, tallied a goal and a helper. Trojans goalie senior Reid Waszczenko did all he could to contain the resilient Hornets stopping 22 of 25 shots (.880).

Apple Valley 2, Eastview 1. Team play and solid goaltending help the eagles claim victory in this South Suburban clash. Six players for Eagles were able to capture points, including leading scorer senior Branden Penz. Apple Valley Netminder sophomore Ethan Kapps stopped 34 of 35 shots (.971).

No. 1, 2A, Eden Prairie 4, Minnetonka 1. The Eagles and the Skippers trade off in the first period, but it was the sure depth of Eden Prairie that helped the get the win. Eagles senior, and Minnesota commit, Casey Mittelstadt posted a goal and an assist. Eagles goaltender senior Nick Wiencek stopped 26 of 27 shots (.963).

No. 5, 2A Holy Family 3, No. 7, 2A Lakeville North 0. Holy Family netminder, junior, Jared Moe stopped all 27 shots, while three players for Holy Family help set the panthers ablaze by having multi-point nights. Leading scorer junior, and Wisconsin commit, Ben Almquist getting two assists.

South St. Paul 2, Simley 2. The Packers and the Spartans trade off in the first and second periods to round out this Metro East matchup. The Highlight of the night goes to the netminders for both teams. Packers goalie junior Jacob Toensing stopped 37 of 39 shots (.949), Simley goaltender stopped senior Michael DeLeon stopped 33 of 31 shots (.939).

No. 8, 2A Centennial 3, Andover 1. The Cougars and the Huskies go scoreless in the first period, but the Cougars clawed away at the Huskies in the second with three unanswered goals. Centennial junior Carter Wagner tallied two goals; Cougars Goalie junior Travis Allen stopped 17 of 18 shots (.944). Andover goaltender sophomore Ben Fritsinger did all he could for his fellow huskies stopping 44 of 47 shots (.936).

Totino Grace 5, Spring Lake Park 4. Five players from this game posted multi-point games, it was the eagles that soared over the panthers two players from Spring Lake leading scorer senior Mitchel Bentfield had two goals and three assists, while his counterpart junior Mickey Zeller tallied three assists. Three players from Totino had multi-point games, but it was Sam Hentges that posted three points (two goals, one assist) to help his team capture the victory.

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