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Highlights: Saturday, Dec. 23

By Pete Winslow, SportsEngine, 12/23/17, 9:15PM CST

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Eden Prairie 4, Blaine 3 OT. Ryan Lesko was the hero for Eden Prairie after scoring the game-winning goal at 3:21 in overtime. The two teams traded goals all throughout the first two periods. Andrew Erwin tied the game in the third period for Eden Prairie to force overtime. Goaltender Andrew Dietrich earned the win with 19 saves. Blaine scored all three of its goals on power plays. Bryce Brodzinski led the Bengals offense with a goal and two assists, and teammate Will Hillman had a goal and an assist. Goaltender Brandon Benson stopped 39 shots.

Burnsville 4, Prior Lake 2. The Blaze rallied in the third period with three goals to earn the win. Robbie Wedan had a good night for the Blaze contributing with a goal and an assist, and Nick Willmert tallied two assists. Goaltender Conner Mauck stopped 26 of 28 shots. Prior Lake’s Preston Underhill scored his team-leading sixth goal, and teammate Charlie Kashmark had a goal. Goaltender Ryan Miller had 17 saves.

Bloomington Jefferson 4, Hibbing/Chisholm 1. Bloomington Jefferson’s offense exploded for three goals in the second period to get the win. Grayson Hight started the scoring in the second period, followed by two powerplay goals for Bloomington Jefferson. Jake Zosel led with a goal and an assist, and teammate Cole Jungwirth tallied two assists. Goaltender Basil Kamsheh earned the win with 19 saves. Tristan Birdsall scored his fourth goal of the season for Hibbing/Chisholm. Goaltender Carter Smith had 18 saves.

Minnehaha Academy 3, River Falls 2 OT. Vincent Franzitta scored the game-winning powerplay goal for the Redhawks. Franzitta had a pair of goals, and teammate Reed Bartelings tallied two assists. Goaltender Corey Hendrickson made 18 saves in the win. Cody Wilson had a good game for River Falls recording a goal and an assist. Jake Bergmanis also scored for the Wildcats, and goaltender Jake Miller was kept busy stopping 38 shots.

Duluth East 6, Lakeville North 5. Duluth East scored all six goals in the second period to earn the win. Garret Worth had a great night for Duluth East recording a hat-trick and an assist. Teammate Ryder Donovan was a key part of the offense tallying three assists, and Ian Mageau had a goal and an assist. Goaltenders Parker Kleive and Lukan Hanson each had 11 and nine saves respectively. Spencer Schneider scored at 4:44 in the third period to bring the game within one, but the Panthers could not find an equalizer. Schneider had a pair of goals and an assist, and Ben Konik tallied a goal and an assist. Goaltenders Will Johnson and Caleb Mayer had 12 and seven saves respectively.

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