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'Hounds win hardware

By MN Hockey Hub staff, 03/09/13, 2:45PM CST


Duluth East steamrolls Wayzata to take home Class 2A third-place trophy

Duluth East goaltender Dylan Parker stops a shot from Wayzata's Jack Fetrow (8) during the Class 2A third-place game Saturday afternoon. Photos by Adam Crane.

Phil Beaulieu and Alex Toscano each scored twice and added an assist, and Ryan Lundgren had three assists as Duluth East beat Wayzata 7-3 in the third-place game of the state Class 2A tournament on Saturday, March 9, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. 

Beaulieu opened the scoring 58 seconds into the first period, sparking a run of four unanswered goals for the No. 2-seeded Greyhounds (26-5-0). He also scored late in the second to put the Greyhounds ahead 5-1 heading into the third period.

Toscano scored to put Duluth East ahead 2-0 after the first period and got his second goal in the third period.

Jack Forbort, Alex Trapp and Nick Altmann also notched goals for the Greyhounds.

Jack Sorensen, Akash Batra and Kyle Olson scored for Wayzata (22-9-0).

Wayzata senior goaltender Aaron Dingmann stopped 11 of 15 shots and gave way to backup Jens Vaughan Ahrens in the second period. Ahrens stopped 13 of 16 shots. 

Duluth East senior goaltender Dylan Parker made 16 saves on 18 shots before giving way to backup Casen Sjerven in the third period. Sjerven had two saves on three shots.

-- Loren Nelson, MN Hockey Hub

Summary, Statistics

1. Phil Beaulieu, Duluth East
The junior defenseman was fired up after a pregame tumble. Beaulieu forgot to take off his skate guards for warm-ups but was more than ready come gametime. Beaulieu scored 58 seconds into the contest and finished with two goals and an assist.

2. Alex Toscano, Duluth East
As a senior playing in his third state tournament, Toscano knew the importance of going out and getting some hardware. He contributed to the Hounds effort by playing a smart game and racking up two goals and a helper.

3. Ryan Lundgren, Duluth East
After being noticeably worn down against Edina, Lundgren played a spectacular game. He made plays, wheeled around the rink and finished with three assists to lead the Hounds to third place.

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