East Grand Forks 6, Roseau 4. No. 6-1A East Grand Forks (13-7, 10-7) knocked off Roseau thanks to a pair of goals by Nick Lund. The senior now has 24 goals on the season. By the second period, the Green Wave had taken a 3-0 lead. They never look back as they coasted to the victory. Three different Rams found the back of the net and Aaron Huglen had a pair of assists for Roseau (15-8, 10-6) in the loss.
La Crescent 6, Windom Area 4. Laudon Poellinger scored three goals and added an assist, leading the Lancers (14-8-1) past Windom Area. Thanks to the hat trick, he junior’s team-high point total grew to 48. David Volk and Jesse Pigman each recorded one goal and one assist for Windom Area (6-15, 3-11) in defeat.
Crookston 4, Lake of the Woods 1. Lauro Gutierrez led the way with one goal and one assist as Crookston (8-14, 1-6) pulled off an upset, breezing past Lake of the Woods Friday night in Baudette. McKord Krause scored his tenth goal of the season for the Bears (14-6, 5-0).
Orono 2, Hutchinson 1. Junior Jack Suchy grew high team-high point total to 35, providing one assist and one goal in leading Orono (14-8, 8-3) past Hutchinson at Burich Arena. The lone goal for the Tigers (6-13, 1-9) was scored in the third period by senior Cody Arlt. The game came right down to the wire as Orono’s Mark Wilson scored the decisive goal with under two minutes to play in regulation.
St. Paul Academy 4, Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl 2. The No. 4-1A Spartans traveled nearly 300 miles north to knock off Virginia on the road. Jack Johnston scored once and assisted on two other goals as St. Paul Academy (20-3, 6-2) makes a late surge in the IMAC standings. Caleb Bialke and Cade Moreland each recorded goals for the Blue Devils (9-14, 3-4) in the loss.
Greenway 5, St. Paul Johnson 2. Taylor Lantz recorded points on all five goals for Greenway (15-7, 5-2), scoring two himself and assisting on three others. The senior now has 26 goals and 30 assists on the year. His third assist, midway through the third period, moved him past Eveleth-Gilbert’s Cody Hendrickson into first place on the Iron Range Conference leaderboard. Luke Heffernan had one goal and one assist for St. Paul Johnson (15-4-2).
Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 3, Mound Westonka 2, OT. Luke Benson scored all three goals for the Dragons (14-8, 5-4), including the game winner in overtime to give Litchfield the win at home. Brady Aufderhide and Michael Niederer provided the offense for the White Hawks (9-13-1, 5-6), scoring one goal apiece.
Hermantown 6, Brainerd 3. No. 1-1A Hermantown (20-1-1, 4-0) remained at the top of heap in section 1A, doubling up on Brainerd and winning by three goals at home. Six different Hermantown players had goals in the contest. Although he did not put the puck in the net himself, Minnesota State-bound senior Ryan Handelin assisted on three of those scores. Hermantown raced out to a 5-0 lead in the second period and cruised easily to the win. Junior Jack Evans had one goal and one assist for the first-place Warriors (14-10-2, 8-1-2) in defeat.
Northfield 3, Duluth Denfeld 2. Easton Best scored the decisive third-period goal for North Shore (13-8-1) as the Storm edged Duluth Denfeld in Two Harbors. Brady Bastyr scored one goal and assisted on another for the Hunters (4-20) in defeat.
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