Providence Academy 5, Minnehaha Academy 4, OT. Zach Giesler led the Lions’ offense, scoring two goals in regulation before beating Redhawk goalie Corey Hendrickson in overtime. The Lions’ Bradley Koskie made 30 saves in the win while Hendrickson stopped 21 shots for the Redhawks. Cole Knutson led the Redhawks offense, scoring three goals and adding an assist.
Eastview 7, Prior Lake 6. After falling behind 7-2 midway through the second period, the Lakers narrowly missed completing a comeback, scoring four unanswered goals in the second half of the game. Jackson Jutting, after scoring a goal to open the second period, led the comeback effort with another goal and an assist. Nate Bordson scored twice and added three assists to lead the Lightning. Sam Shopbell (18 saves) and Ryan Miller (7 saves) split goaltending duties for the Lakers. Ben Beattie made 25 saves for the Lightning.
Rogers 5, Princeton 3. Luke Nelson scored the first two goals of the game and later completed his hat trick in the third period to lead the Royals. Dylan Timm assisted on Nelson’s first two goals before scoring the final goal of the game as Patric Loeffler stopped 30 shots in the win. Tyler Danielson recorded two assists for the Tigers with Hunter Burian making 27 saves.
Buffalo 4, Osseo 2. Jake Braccini, Tyler Braccini, and Jordan Zelenak each recorded two points, leading the Bison to a 4-2 lead midway through the game that the Orioles couldn’t overcome. Mitchell Maier and Jackson Dwyer scored the Oriole goals as Cooper Olson stopped 25 shots. Nathan Mueller earned the win in net, making 14 saves
Eagan 5, Apple Valley 2. Keegan Johnson contributed two power play points (1 G, 1A) before adding the game’s finals tally with 15 seconds remaining on the clock to lead the Wildcats. Jonny Meiers, Cole Peplinski, and William Randall each added two points as Brandon Toussaint made 25 saves in the win. Will Wright scored both goals for the Eagles, and Lucky Bolden stopped 36 shots.
St. Thomas Academy 5, Tartan 1. Trailing by a goal heading into the second period, the Cadets used a four-point night by Payton Matsui (1 G, 3 A) and a 3-for-5 power play unit to defeat the Titans. Atticus Kelly earned the win in net with 18 saves. Joey Dimartino made 22 saves for the Titans as Justin Thompson recorded the lone goal.