Grand Rapids 3, Andover 3 OT. No.3-2A Grand Rapids’ points leader Micah Miller had two goals and had an assist while goaltender Gabe Holum saved 22. Andover’s leading goal scorer Nick Dainty had a goal and goaltender Ben Fritsinger was strong in the net stopping 47 of 50 shots.
Anoka 4, Bloomington Jefferson 3 OT. Anoka’s Casey Orn had two goals and an assist, including the game-winner at 4:12 in overtime. Jack Giddings also had two goals and an assist for Anoka, and goaltender Joey Miller stopped 24. Bloomington Jefferson’s Bob Lescarbeau had a goal and an assist, and goaltender Karl Huther stopped 29.
Minnetonka 4, Wayzata 1. Three goals in the second period help Minnetonka earn the win. Skippers’ leading goal scorer TJ Rogers tallied two on the night while goaltender Charlie Glockner saved 32 for Minnetonka. Jack Carlson scored Wayzata’s lone goal and goaltender Reid Waszczenko stopped 22.
Hudson 3, Rodgers 2. Hudson’s Chase Blackmun had a goal and two assists in the win, and Cole Danielson scored the game-winner at 7:33 in the third period. Goaltender Anthony Howard saved 19. Rodgers’ Sam Libke scored and had an assist, and goaltender Jonathan Preusse stopped 16.
Breck 2, Buffalo 0. No. 4-1A Breck’s leading goal-scorer Mitch Machlitt scored in the win, and goaltender Linden Olness earned the shutout with 13 saves. Buffalo goaltender Nathan Mueller stopped 26 of 28 shots.
Hill-Murray 7, Burnsville 1. No.10-2A Hill-Murray scored seven goals before Burnsville scored its first. Emmet Nath and Mike Fleischhacker each had two goals and goaltender Jake Begley stopped 27 shots for the Pioneers. Burnsville’s Roman Ahcan scored the lone goal, and goaltender Josh Kenney stopped 20.
St. Thomas Academy 4, Centennial 1. Four different skaters scored in the win for No.5-2A St. Thomas Academy, including Chase Foley and Willie Reim, who both had a goal and an assist. Goaltender Atticus Kelly stopped 21 of 22 shots for the Cadets. Lucas McGregor tallied the lone goal and goaltender Travis Allen stopped 13 shots for No.8-2A Centennial.
Moorhead 5, Benilde-St. Margaret’s 2. Five different players tallied goals and eight players record assists for Moorhead in the win. Goaltender Lance Leonard stopped 19 of 21 shots for Moorhead. Four different players tallied assists for Benilde-St. Margaret's while goaltender Zach Everett stopped a whopping 40 shots.
Stillwater 4, Elk River 1. No.1-2A Stillwater defeats No.2-2A Elk River behind Matthew Stanton, who had two goals and an assist. Austin Murr had two assists and goaltender Seth Eisele saved 12 for the Ponies. Eisele leads the league in wins (10). Elk River’s Nate Horn scored the lone goal while goaltender Benny Meyers stopped 16.
Holy Family Catholic 1, Lakeville North 1. Defense and stellar goaltending were the storylines for No. 6-2A Holy Family Catholic and No. 8-2A Lakeville North, as they went scoreless in the first two periods. Lakeville North senior Max McGlade opened the scoring for the Panthers midway through the third and shortly after Fire senior Mack Byers answered. The netminders were in a league of their own tonight, as Lakeville senior Carter Springer stopped 48 of 49 shots (.980 save percentage) and Holy Family Catholic junior Jared Moe stopped 25 of 26 shots (.962 save percentage).
Grafton/Park River (N.D.) 2, Osseo 1. Orioles struck first in the opening seconds of the game from leading scorer sophomore Mitchell Maier. Junior goaltender Ben Kleineschay kept Osseo in the game by not allowing a goal in the second, but Grafton secured in the third on Gavin Miller’s game-winner. Kleineschay stopped 24 of 26 shots in the game.
Detroit Lakes 2, Litchfield Dassel/Cokato 1. Offense and Defense were firing on all cylinders for Detroit Lakes tonight. Multiple players tallied points for Detroit Lakes and while Lakers goalie sophomore Ben Boomgaarden was stellar, stopping 33 of 34 shots (.971 save percentage).
Edina 4, Eden Prairie 2. Eden Prairie senior Casey Mittelstadt opened the scoring midway through the first period, but Edina countered the scoring prowess of the Eagles’ leading scorer and Minnesota commit with three players posting multiple-point games. Hornets’ leading scorer junior Lewis Crosby tallied two goals and an assist while teammate and Colorado College commit senior Bram Scheerer notched two assists.