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Saturday's boys' hockey roundup: Minnetonka rallies, tops Wayzata in OT

By Star Tribune, 02/12/12, 1:15AM CST




• MINNETONKA 4, WAYZATA 3 (OT): Down two goals with five minutes remaining in the game, Class 2A, No. 2 Minnetonka wouldn't be denied Saturday afternoon. Late goals from senior Erik Baskin and junior Tommy Vannelli sent the game to overtime, then Baskin scored the game-winner 3 minutes, 33 seconds into the extra session to stun No. 10 Wayzata in the Lake Conference. Junior Paul Ciaccio had 19 saves in the victory for the Skippers. Seniors Kage Tille and Sam Majka each had a goal and an assist for Wayzata.

• BENILDE-ST MARGARET'S 6, TOTINO-GRACE 0: Senior Christian Horn and junior T.J. Moore each scored two goals as the Class 2A, No. 8 Benilde-St. Margaret's clinched the North Suburban Conference title outright with a victory over Class 1A, No. 6 Totino-Grace. Junior Grant Besse added three assists for the Red Knights, who pushed their conference record to a perfect 9-0.

• EDEN PRAIRIE 4, BUFFALO 2: Junior winger Andrew Knudsen scored a goal and added an assist to help Class 2A, No. 6 Eden Prairie to a hard-fought victory at Buffalo. Bison senior Brett Thomas tied the score at 2-2 only 25 seconds into the third period, but late goals from Knudsen and senior defenseman Chad Dahlquist sealed it for the Eagles.

• BLAKE 5, PROVIDENCE ACADEMY 2: A balanced attack helped Class 1A, No. 10 Blake cruise past Providence Academy in the Tri-Metro. Five players scored goals for the Bears, who built a 5-1 lead after two periods. Blake junior Christopher Chute recorded a goal and two assists, while senior Jack DeVries added three assists of his own. Junior Ryan Tapani had both goals for Providence Academy.

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