Isaac Wuotila stopped 37 shots in Woodbury’s 2-1 boys’ hockey victory over Eagan in the semifinals of the South St. Paul Premier tournament at Doug Woog Arena on Friday night.
The Royals jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. Quinn Krueger got the scoring started 1:27 into the game. Bradlee Felton extended the lead with seven seconds left in the first.
Jonny Meiers cut the deficit in half for the Wildcats 2:45 into the second period, but they couldn’t get the equalizer.
The Royals advance to championship game of the tournament to face South St. Paul. The host Packers defeated New Prague 5-1 in the last game of the day.
Hockey For Life Classic: Mike Koster scored 2:46 into overtime for his second goal of the game to give Chaska a 4-3 victory over Lakeville North in the second round of the round robin tournament at Dakotah! Ice Center. The Hawks scored on three of four power-play opportunities, including a game-tying goal by William Magnuson with 14 seconds left in regulation. Nick Olmscheid scored in the second period for the Hawks. The Panthers took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission on goals from Luke Spanier and Shane Griffin. Koster’s first goal of the game came between the two Panther goals. Spencer Schneider put the Panthers back in front by a goal 4:06 into the third period.
• Joe Hankinson broke a 2-2 tie with 4:04 left in the game to give Holy Family a 3-2 victory over Benilde-St. Margaret’s. The Fire had a pair of one-goal leads earlier in the game on goals by Joe Simon in the first period and Hankinson in the second. Dylan Hoen and Ian Blair responded to the tie the game each time for the Knights.
• Elk River scored three third period goals to defeat Stillwater 4-1. Zach Michaelis got the scoring started with 29 seconds left in the first period. After a scoreless second period, the Elks extended the lead on a power-play tally by Connor Bizal 25 seconds into the third. Adam Eisele cut the deficit in half for the Ponies 51 seconds later. Joey Foss put the Elks back in front by two 2:34 later. Taiyo Larson sealed the victory with a shorthanded empty-net goal with in the last minute. The Elks finished with a 59-22 edge in shots on goal. Jesse Brown had 55 saves for the Ponies.
• Carter Randklev recorded a hat trick to lead Moorhead past Prior Lake 5-1. Cole O’Connell and Ethan Frisch also scored for the Spuds. Ty Trachsel got the Lakers’ goal with 17 seconds left in the second period.
Louis Schmitz Holiday Classic: Jenna Gerold scored two goals to lead Farmington past Lakeville North 4-2 in the championship game at Schmitz-Maki Arena in Farmington. Gerold got the scoring started 5:03 into the game and later capped the scoring with 2:43 left in the third period. Savanna Tucker extended the Tigers lead to 2-0 with 2:02 left in the first period. Carly Lancaster scored the lone goal of the second period to give the Tigers a 3-0. Colleen Buckingham and Kylie Nelson scored 6:30 apart in the third period to get the Panthers within one, but could not beat Tigers goaltender Emily Auge again. Kallie Schneider stopped 26 shots for the Panthers.
• In the third-place game, Ellie Campbell scored two goals to lead Hutchinson past Red Wing 4-1.
Apple Valley 62, Park Center 59: Nathan Macho gained control of a loose ball and threw up a three pointer that banked in as time expired to give the No. 6, Class 4A Eagles a win over the No. 5, 4A Pirates in the Granite City Classic in St. Cloud. Tre Jones led Apple Valley with 36 points and 10 rebounds. Dain Dainja had 15 points and five blocks for Park Center.
Minnehaha Academy 63, Champlin Park 42: With six minutes left to play the score was 46-40 in favor of the Redhawks before they ended the game on a 17-2 run. Sophomore Jalen Suggs had 13 points and 16 rebounds for Minnehaha Academy, whose defense forced the Rebels to commit 22 turnovers.
Rochester John Marshall 68, East Ridge 56: Matthew Hurt’s 26 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks led the Rockets past the Raptors to win its bracket at the Rochester Rotary tournament. Solomon Antoine and Eric Stai both added 13. Courtney Brown and Ben Carlson each scored 14 to lead East Ridge.
Columbia Heights 94, Lake City 92 (OT): Marc Kjos of Lake City hit a three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime. In the end, the Hylanders sealed the game with free throws late in the extra frame. Kjos finished with 24. Nathan Heise had 35 points for Lake City. Deundra Roberson led Columbia Heights with 27.
Eastview 66, Hopkins 56: The Lightning won in a matchup featuring the top two teams in Class 4A at the Holiday Hoops Classic held at St. Olaf. Eastview remained undefeated while the Royals lost for the first time. Megan Walstad had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Eastview while Emma Carpenter added 14 points and four assists. Paige Bueckers had a game-high 30 points for Hopkins.
Champlin Park 66, Cretin-Derham Hall 57: Erica Hicks scored 26 points to lead the Rebels to an upset over the Raiders, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A. Gabby Mocchi added 15 points.