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Rogers trip Anoka 3-2, reach Schwan Bronze finals

By By Bruce Strand - Elk River Star News, 12/28/13, 9:15PM CST


Two quick goals by the same line early in the second period helped the Rogers Royals defeat the Anoka Tornadoes 3-2 in the Schwan tournament semifinals on Friday in Blaine.

The Royals (8-2-1) will face Champlin Park (4-5) for the Bronze Division title on Saturday, 2:45 p.m., at Ridder Arena.

All the scoring took place in the second period.

Dustin Schoepke scored at :27 and 3:19, each time working with Nate Weber and Jacob Walker, for a 2-0 lead.

Anoka (4-5-1) drew even on goals by Travis Mashuga and Jordan Peterson, but Jason Roberge regained the lead at 10:19 with a goal assisted by Branden Cecil.

Rogers goalie Jackson Nelson stopped 30 of 32 shots and Anoka’s Nick Cameron was 27-for-30.

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