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Edina stings St. Michael-Albertville with three-goal second period

By Heather Rule, SportsEngine, 02/06/20, 7:15PM CST


Jackson Borst finished with two goals as the Hornets buried three goals on 10 shots in the middle period.

Edina’s Jackson Borst scored two goals Thursday night in the Hornet’s 4-1 win over the Knight’s at Braemar Ice Arena. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

Edina began the season with a fresh state championship banner and a 1-3 start. Junior forward Jackson Borst knew he wasn’t burying his chances, scoring just one goal in the first seven games.

“I think because I wasn’t pouncing on pucks,” Borst said. “I wasn’t battling down low, and I wasn’t shooting the puck, and that’s how you score goals.” 

The goal-scoring floodgates have opened just a bit more for Borst, as he scored a pair of goals in a three-goal second period during a 4-1 victory over Lake Conference foe St. Michael-Albertville on Thursday at Braemar Arena in Edina. Borst leads the Hornets (11-9-2, 3-3-1) with 11 goals and 18 points, scoring four goals in the two games against St. Michael-Albertville. 

After senior Emmett Wurst gave Edina a 1-0 lead in the first period, the game was knotted at one apiece at the first intermission.

The Hornet’s goalie Louden Hog stopped 26 shots on goal Thursday night helping Edina go on to defeat St. Michael-Albertville 4-1. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

First Report

Edina opened up the floodgates for a three-goal second period to help get a win over a Lake Conference opponent, defeating St. Michael-Albertville 4-1 on Thursday at Braemar Ice Arena in Edina.

Junior Jackson Borst scored a pair of goals in the second period to add to his team-leading total of 11 this season. He also had a two-goal game in the first meeting with the Knights during a 5-5 tie on Jan. 7 at St. Michael-Albertville Ice Arena. 

The game was knotted at one apiece through the first period before Borst and freshman Jimmy Clark took a 3-1 lead on goals one minute, three seconds apart. Clark’s goal, his ninth of the season, came on the power play. Borst added another a few minutes later for the three-goal lead, causing the Knights to take a timeout.

Edina junior defenseman Nick Williams assisted on all three goals in the middle frame, giving the Gophers commit a team-leading 16 assists this season.

In goal, Edina junior Louden Hogg stopped 26 shots, while junior Aaron Loch made 22 saves for the Knights (11-9-3, 4-4-1).

After a 1-3 start this season, the Hornets (11-9-2, 3-3-1) have improved lately, going 5-2 in their past seven games with three regular-season games left on the schedule.

St. Michael-Alberville’s Zach Miller (16) scored the Knight’s lone goal Thursday night in the Knight’s 4-1 loss to the Hornet’s. Photo by Earl J. Ebensteiner, SportsEngine

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