Jack Jensen scored a backdoor goal with 2.6 seconds left to lift Eden Prairie 7-6 over Blaine and avoid overtime on Saturday afternoon.

Jensen's game winner was his third of the game. He also had the game tying goal on a power play.

After the first period the Bengals trailed 3-2 then scored three unanswered goals in the second period with goals from Hunter Hanson, Jack Reimann and Will Hillman.

Trailing 5-3, the Eagles got two goals within 16 seconds from Drew Holt and Sam Pajor. Bryce Brodzinski scored his second goal of the game and gave Blaine its last lead before Jensen took over.

There were 88 shots on goal between the two teams, the Eagles had 47.

Eden Prairie is ranked No. 8 in Class 2A in this week's Let's Play Hockey poll. They will play at Chaska on Dec. 27.

In other boys' hockey games

Rosemount 5, East Ridge 2: After falling behind in the second, the Irish scored three consecutive goals to finish the period. The Raptors answered with a goal twelve seconds into the third, but Rosemount shut them down and scored two more. Max Carter led the way with two goals and an assist for Rosemount. Connor Kenefick had a goal and an assist. Tanner Johnson and Jack McVey scored for East Ridge.

Princeton 6, North Shore 4: Carter Flor, Jack Southard and Matthew Swanson each had two goals and two assists to lead the Tigers offense. Owen Mason made 35 saves. Cole Komarek had a two goals and an assist for the Storm.

Girls' hockey

Anoka 5, Elk River/Zimmerman 4: Maddie Mashuga scored twice including the deciding fifth goal. She also had two assists to lead the Tornadoes offense. Sara Roof added two goals and Aleah Giddings rounded out the scoring with her goal. Madelyn Christian's power play goal oulled the Elks within a score with less than five minutes to go.

Delano/Rockford 6, Chisago Lakes 4: The Tigers' Anna Keranen put the game out of reach for the Wildcats with her two consecutive goals midway through the third period. She'd get a hat trick later on an empty net goal. Jenna Lawry and Danielle Burgen did all the scoring for Chisago Lakes scoring two goals each.

Boys' basketball

Totino-Grace 64, Breck 59: Despite a huge game from David Roddy, the Eagles came up with the victory. Roddy, a Colorado State commit, scored a game high 36 points and grabbed 21 rebounds. Eric Krieger led Totino-Grace with 21 points. DJ Akpati and Devin Burger both added 17. The Eagles defense didn't allow anyone other than Roddy to score double digits.

Duluth East 56, Bloomington Jefferson 55: The Jaguars were unable to complete a comeback after trailing by four with 1:40 left to play. Freshman Will Van Scoy led the Greyhounds with 18 points. Isaiah Watts had 16 for the Jaguars on four 3-pointers.

Burnsville 88, St. Paul Harding 57: Hayden Johnson scored a game high 38 points to lead the Blaze over the Knights. Sam Bardwell added 14. Simeon Sharp and Jovan Christian led Harding with 17 and 16 points, respectively.

staff reports