Duluth East senior Jake Randolph scored twice and added an assist in the Greyhounds' 4-2 victory over Eden Prairie. Photo by Helen Nelson
Duluth East's Meirs Moore, left, battles for control of the puck with Eden Prairie's Mason Bergh. Photo by Helen Nelson
Just this week the Greyhounds beat arch rival Grand Rapids at the decidedly unfriendly IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. And, of course, there was Saturday’s victory over the Eagles in a rematch of last year’s state Class 2A championship game at a packed Eden Prairie Community Center.
Duluth East coach Mike Randolph talks strategy with his players during the Greyhounds' victory over Eden Prairie. Photo by Helen Nelson
The scoring chances were mostly even in the first and third periods. But an 8-minute meltdown was the Eagles’ undoing in the second. Duluth East took advantage of repeated turnovers and shaky puckhandling in general by Eden Prairie get the three goals, all of them coming from the top line of Randolph, Toninato and Ryan Lundgren.
Top-ranked Duluth East got a goal from each member of its top line in a dominating second period as the top-ranked Greyhounds remained unbeaten with a 4-2 triumph over No. 7 Eden Prairie on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Eden Prairie Community Center.