Grant Sawyer’s scored 20 seconds into the second overtime to lift Northfield to a 3-2 victory over Red Wing, in the Class 1A, Section 1 boys’ hockey championship game on Wednesday at the Rochester Rec Center.
With their second overtime victory in five days, the Raiders (20-5-3) earned their first state tournament berth. On Saturday, the Raiders defeated Mankato East/Loyola, 3-2, in overtime in the section semifinals.
On Wednesday, Sawyer scored 38 seconds into the third period to give the Raiders a 2-1 lead.
Seth Cushing scored for Red Wing with 5:41 remaining in the third to tie the score.
Northfield outshot Red Wing 7-2 in the scoreless first overtime. For the game, Northfield outshot the Wingers 48-15.
Red Wing goalie Zach Harding had 45 saves.
Hill-Murray 5, Tartan 0: Brock Bremer scored two goals and Ben Helgeson had a goal and an assist to lead the Pioneers to the victory in the Class 2A, Section 4 semifinals.
Jake Begley had 16 saves to record the shutout for the Pioneers, who will play Stillwater in the section championship game on Friday at Aldrich Arena. Stillwater defeated Woodbury 5-1 on Tuesday to advance.
Moorhead 6, Roseau 0: The Spuds earned their first trip to the state tournament since 2013 with the victory over the Rams in the Class 2A, Section 8 final in Thief River Falls. Matt Herbranson scored two goals to pace the Spuds. Moorhead goalie Lance Leonard had 23 saves in the shutout.
Apple Valley 91, Henry Sibley 49: Sara Teske scoed 21 points and Erin Baxter and Brynne Rolland each scored 20 to pace the Eagles to the victory in the Class 4A, Section 3 quarterfinals. The Eagles (21-6) will face Rosemount in the section semifinals on Saturday.
Lakeville South 73, New Prague 60: Katie Guentzel scored 25 points to lead sixth-seeded Lakeville South past the third-seeded Trojans in the Class 4A, Section 1 quarterfinals. The Cougars (11-16) will play second-seeded Rochester Mayo in the section semifinals on Saturday in Rochester. Senior guard Maizie Deihl led the Trojans with 17 points.
Prior Lake 89, Chaska 81: Sophomore McKenna Hofschild scored a season-high 34 points and senior Riley Wheatcraft scored 30 to lead the Lakers past the Hawks in the Class 4A, Section 2 quarterfinals. Prior Lake (14-14) will play Minnetonka on Saturday in the section semifinals. Senior Sarah Althaus scored 24 and eighth-grader Kaylee VanEps scored 21 to lead the Hawks.