Benilde-St. Margaret’s 1, Bloomington Jefferson 0. Charlie Warnert broke a scoreless tie and scored the game’s only goal with 3:53 left in the third period as Carson Limesand earned a 21-save shutout for the Red Knights. The Jaguars’ Max Ritchie made 33 saves.
Champlin Park 4, Monticello 3. Monticello’s late third-period comeback fell just short, as the Moose scored three goals in the final two minutes of the game but gave up an empty-net goal that stood as the game-winner. The Rebels’ Derek Roberts scored the empty-net goal, his second point of the game after scoring on the penalty kill in the second period. Sam Potter backed the Rebels’ win with 24 saves, while Tyer Klatt stopped 23 shots for the Moose.
Eagan 3, Prior Lake 2. Keegan Johnson had a hand in all Wildcat goals, assisting on the game’s opening goal in the first period then scoring once at even strength and once on the man advantage in the third period. Brandon Toussaint made 25 saves for the Wildcats. Charlie Kashmark and Preston Underhill recorded the Lakers’ goals while Sam Shopbell stopped 25 shots.
North Branch 3, Rogers 2. Cody Moline led the Vikings’ 3-for-6 power play, assisting on the game’s first goal before adding a goal and an assist late in the second period. Jake Turek stopped 18 shots for the Vikings, while Patric Loeffler made 27 saves for the Royals. Dylan Timm and Mitchell Becker recorded the Royals goals.
Lakeville South 2, Farmington 0. The Cougars took advantage when they saw opportunities on special teams, as Caden Smith opened the game’s scoring late in the first period on the penalty kill and Dawson Klein added the Cougars’ second goal on the power play midway through the second period. Henry Welsch made 30 saves to shut out the Tigers, while Kenneth Lacroix stopped 30 shots.
Apple Valley 6, Shakopee 1. Ten players found their way onto the score sheet for the Eagles with Will Wright, Parker Jamison, and Luke Bonin each recording a goal and an assist. Lucky Bolden stopped 21 shots for the Eagles. Noah Shuhmacher scored the lone goal for the Sabers as Cole Geyen made 33 saves in net.