Prior Lake’s boys’ hockey team knows how to win a conference title in style.
Sophomore forward Jackson Jutting scored his 10th goal of the season 3 minutes, 26 seconds into overtime, giving Prior Lake a 3-2 victory over Class 2A, No. 6 Lakeville North in a matchup for the South Suburban championship Saturday afternoon at Ames Arena in Lakeville.
The Lakers (16-9-0) finished the regular season winning seven of their last eight games. Their only loss during that stretch was to No. 4 Holy Family, 4-1.
Prior Lake senior defenseman Jack Harris scored with 40 seconds remaining in regulation to tie it 2-2 after the Lakers pulled their goalie for an extra attacker.
The Lakers were outshot 37-14, but senior goaltender Danny Long was outstanding. He finished with 35 saves, 24 coming in the first two periods, when each team scored once.
Senior forward Reed Smith gave Lakeville North a 2-1 lead with an unassisted goal 2:34 into the third period.
Edina 1, Wayzata 0: Junior forward Evan Shoemaker scored the lone goal as the Class 2A, No. 2 Hornets shut out the Trojans in the Lake. Junior netminder Garrett Mackay turned aside all 24 shots he faced for the shutout.
Stillwater 3, Holy Family 1: Seth Eisele stoped 55 shots, including 17 in the third period, to steal a victory for the visiting Class 2A, No. 5 Ponies over the Fire. Holy Family outshot the Ponies 56-22 for the game. Noah Cates opened the scoring for the Ponies in the second period. Matt Anderson tied it for the Fire later in the period. Adam Eisele broke the 1-1 tie in the third period. Matthew Stanton sealed the victory for the Ponies with an empty-net goal with 3.2 seconds left. The loss broke Holy Family’s 13-game winning streak.
Moorhead 4, Hill-Murray 3 (OT): Carson Kosobud scored the game-winner on a wraparound goal as the Spuds edged the Class 2A, No. 10 Pioneers in overtime. The teams traded goals throughout regulation, with Jack Stetz, Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe and Parker Dronen scoring for the Spuds, while Weston Neubauer, Kyler Yeo and Joey Petonack scored for the Pioneers.
Eagan 4, Apple Valley 3: Trevor Miklya capped his hat trick with back-to-back power-play goals 2 minutes, 15 seconds apart late in the third period, giving the Wildcats a victory over the Eagles. Miklya, who opened the scoring midway through the first period, netted the game-winner with just over three minutes remaining. Apple Valley took a 3-2 lead with consecutive power-play goals from Parker Jamison earlier in the third period.
South St. Paul 5, Rochester John Marshall 3: Samuel Rohrer had a hat trick, including the first two goals of the third period when the Packers broke a 2-2 tie to beat the Rockets. Rohrer only had five goals entering the game.
Cretin-Derham Hall 85, Iowa City West 72: Junior forward Daniel Oturu had a double-double (29 points and 14 rebounds), leading the Raiders past the No. 1-ranked Class 4A team in the state of Iowa.
Edina 78, Cambridge-Isanti 56: The Hornets downed the Bluejackets behind senior guard Walt McGrory’s 21 points, including the 2,000th of his career.
Roseau 67, Esko 54: Senior guard Kiley Borowicz scored 21 points, including the 3,000th of her career, as the Class 2A, No. 1 Rams beat the Eskomos. She became the 18th girls’ player in state history to reach the milestone.