No. 2 Edina handles Jefferson



• Section 2 semifinals: Senior forward Henry Bowlby scored twice to lead No. 2-ranked Edina, the two-time defending Class 2A state champion, past Bloomington Jefferson 7-2 on Saturday.

The Hornets (23-1-2) led 2-0 after the first period, then erupted for four goals in the second — including two on power plays in the closing 2 minutes, 15 seconds — and led 6-0 heading into the third.

The victory was Edina’s sixth over Jefferson (14-11-2) in the playoffs in the past seven years. Starting in 2009, the teams have met in the section semifinals or finals every year except 2011, with Edina winning the six games by a combined score of 33-12.

Bowlby, who has committed to St. Lawrence, opened the scoring less than four minutes into the first when he jammed a loose puck past Jefferson goaltender Josh Waldron. Bowlby put Edina up 3-0 with 10:42 left in the second when he backhanded a shot into the upper right corner off a pass from the point from defenseman Sam Fuss.

Bowlby and linemates Matt Masterman (one goal, one assist) and Casey Dornbach (three assists) were on the ice for four of Edina’s goals. A.J. Robbel and Charlie Straus scored for the Jaguars in the third period.

Jefferson’s Josh Waldron finished with 31 saves. Kobi Boe made 14 saves for the Hornets.

•â€¯Burnsville downed Prior Lake 5-4 on Carter Dupre’s goal in overtime. Tyler Bump had a hat trick for the Lakers.

• Section 1 semifinals: Jack Poehling scored five goals and brother Nate added two to help Lakeville North cruise past Rochester Century 10-0. … Jake Trippel scored two goals and Gage Overby made 37 saves to power Farmington to a 5-1 victory over Lakeville South.

• Section 4 quarterfinals: Hill-Murray beat North St. Paul 5-0 behind two goals from Kyler Yeo. The Pioneers outshot the Polars 40-14. … White Bear Lake shut out Irondale 6-0. Goalie Robert Parenteau only needed to make three saves to blank the Trojans. Brett Miester had a pair of goals for the Bears.

• Section 5 semifinal: Centennial used three third-period goals to best Anoka 6-2.

• Section 6 semifinal: Riley Argetsinger’s goal in the second period was the difference as Eden Prairie blanked Benilde-St. Margaret’s 1-0 for the semifinal victory. Eagles goaltender Shaun Durocher made 23 saves.

• Section 7 semifinal: Nine skaters scored for the top-seeded Elks as they trounced fifth-seeded Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 9-1 in Duluth. Elk River sophomore forward Kyle Bouten opened the scoring barrage with a power-play goal 7 minutes, 5 seconds into the first period. The Elks’ onslaught continued with two more goals in the first period and six goals in the second. Lumberjacks sophomore forward Christians Pritchett ended the shutout bid of Elk River sophomore Ben Meyers with a goal in the third period. The Elks outshot Cloquet 34-16.


• MARANATHA 109, LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN 100: Maranatha’s Bjorn Broman scored 74 points, which is the second-highest individual-game scoring total in Minnesota high school history. Broman was 15-for-26 on three-point shots. Broman finished 16 points shy of Cash Eggleston’s state-record 90 points set in 2005, but passed his brother Anders’ 71-point game from 2012. In the process Broman became the third player in Minnesota high school history to surpass 4,000 career points.