Saterdalen nets a hat trick as Eagles soar
No. 9AA Eden Prairie 5, No. 18AA White Bear Lake 1
Cole Saterdalen scored a hat trick and added an assist for Eden Prairie as the Eagles skated to a 5-1 win over White Bear Lake. Rio Treharne had three points with one goal and two assists and Tommy Moen scored the Eagles’ other goal. Dylan Buetow was the Bears’ lone goal scorer.
Section 2AA Eden Prairie improved to 12-6-1 on the season and will play Hopkins on Friday. Section 4AA White Bear Lake who sits second in their section fell to 13-4-1 and will face Roseville on Thursday.
No. 1A Warroad 4, Bemidji 3
University of North Dakota commit Carson Pilgrim had three points with two goals and one assist in Warroads 4-3 overtime victory over Bemidji. The Warriors followed up their dominant win over rival Roseau on Hockey Day Minnesota with their fifth straight win and improved to 17-3-0 on the season. Bemidji fell to 6-12-1 on the season and will face fellow Section 8AA foe St. Cloud on Thursday.
The Lumberjacks got a hot start in the game when Briggs Knott scored 34 seconds into the first period. Warroad’s Pilgrim answered about five minutes later with the first of his two goals on the night, assisted by Murray Marvin-Cordes and Taven James. James followed up a hattrick performance on Hockey Day Minnesota with two assists against Bemidji, he now has 15-24-39 in 20 games this season for the Warriors.
In the second period, Bemidji struck twice, getting goals from Joey Fankhanel and Austin Coe as the Lumberjacks held a 3-1 lead heading into the third period. Bemidji’s lead lasted until the 7:09 mark when Dominic Anthony scored for Warroad and Pilgrim’s second goal of the game tied it at 3-3. The score remained knotted at three as the third period ended so the game took an overtime period. Warroad took just over three minutes into the overtime period to score the game-winner, when Ryan Lund found twine. The winning goal was assisted by Pilgrim and Broden Hontvet, Pilgrim now has 22-23-45 in 20 games for the Warriors.
No. 3A St. Cloud Cathedral 2, No. 18 Northern Lakes 1
St. Cloud Cathedral wins their fifth straight game after taking down Section 6A Northern Lakes 2-1. Joey Gillespie had two points with a goal and assist for Cathedral as they improved to 16-4-1 on the season. Northern Lakes fell to 11-6-0 and sit second in Section 6A.
Gillespie scored his goal at the 13:25 mark of the first period assisted by John Hirschfeld as the Crusaders led 1-0 after one period. Andrew Dwinnell scored early in the second period for St. Cloud, assisted by Gillespie and Hirschfeld. Northern Lakes finally got on the board just over two minutes later when Easton Anderson scored. Wyatt Balmer and Jerome Martin assisted on the goal. The Lightning couldn’t find another goal and the Crusaders skated away with the low-scoring win.
Nick Hansen relived Matthew Janu in net for Cathedral, Hansen stopped all eight shots he saw, while Janu had 13 saves on 14 shots. Nigel DeSanto stopped 32 of 34 shots for Northern Lakes in net.
No. 8A Monticello 1, Princeton 1
Section 5A foes Monticello and Princeton skated to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday night. Kole Roth was great in the net for the Royal Tigers, stopping 41 shots in net. Aiden Widmark scored in the first period for Monticello, and Christopher Eli scored in the second period en route to the tie. This is a game to remember come section seedings for Princeton as they move to 10-9-2 on the season. Monticello is now 16-2-1 on the year and will face Northern Edge on Friday.
No. 13AA Rogers 4, No. 17AA Stillwater 1
Nolen Geerdes and Keaton Weis both scored two goals for Section 5AA Rogers in their 4-1 win over Section 4AA Stillwater. Luca Jarvis scored Stillwater’s lone goal and the Ponies goaltender stopped 35 shots of 38. Roger’s netminder had 25 saves on 26 shots.
Rogers improved to 12-6-2 on the season with Anoka on the schedule Thursday. Stillwater fell to 10-7-1 with Woodbury next on Thursday.
No. 15AA Holy Family 7, No. 9A Delano 2
Holy Family had five different goal scorers in their 7-2 win over Delano. Drew Roelofs, Bryce Wiitala, Connor Crowley, and Tanner Doshan all scored a goal. Holden Pajor netted a hat trick for Holy Family as they improved to 12-4-1 on the season and play Shakopee on Thursday. Delano fell to 12-8-1 and faces Hutchinson on Tuesday.
No. 6AA Benilde-St. Margarets 13, New Prague 2
Three players scored four points for Benilde-St. Margarets in their 13-2 win over New Prague. Caleb Koskie, Junior Podein, and Liam Moser all had four-point performances for BSM. Mason Minor was the star of the game, scoring two goals and three assists for five points as the Red Knights improved to 14-4-1 on the year and play Orono on Thursday.
No. 3AA Wayzata 8, St. Michael-Albertville 2
Wayzata outshot St. Michael-Albertville 57-19 en route to their 8-2 win. Jake Mattson had four points for the Trojans with one goal and three assists. Cade De St Hubert, Luke Miller, and Finn De St Hubert all had three points for Wayzata. The Trojans improved to 17-1-2 on the season and will have a rematch with No. 1AA Minnetonka on Thursday.
Forest Lake 6, No. 15A Cloquet/Esko/Carlton 5
Forest Lake’s Ryder Siedow had a five-point performance with two assists and a hat trick helping the Rangers to a 6-5 upset win over Cloquet/Esko/Carlton. Forest Lake improved to 6-12-1 on the year and has East Ridge on Thursday. CEC fell to 10-11-0 and faced No. 2A Hermantown on Thursday.
No. 14AA Hill-Murray 10, South St. Paul 1
Hill-Murray had seven different goal scorers in their 10-1 win over South St. Paul. Joseph Luger, Simon Seidle, Brady Knutsen, Cullen Ingebritson, Landon Cottingham, Chaz Lentz, and Zach Laumeyer all scored for the Pioneers. Hill-Murray improved to 11-6-2 on the season and will play No. 2AA Edina on Friday.
Moorhead 5, No. 4A East Grand Forks 3
Tyden Bergeson scored late in the third period and Zak Devig sealed the game with an empty net goal for Moorhead as they took down East Grand Forks 5-3. The Spuds rebound from their Hockey Day Minnesota loss and improve to 8-10-1 on the season and will face Roseau on Thursday. EGF fell to 13-7-1 and will face Grand Forks Red River (N.D) on Thursday.
No. 10A Alexandria 4, Detroit Lakes 2
Alexandria broke a 2-2 tie in the third period to skate away with a 4-2 win over Detroit Lakes. Leonard Kompelien, Gavin Olson, Evan Anderson, and Grady Olson all scored for the Cardinals as they improved to 9-8-1 with Sauk Rapids on the schedule next Thursday. The Lakers fell to 9-11-1 and face No. 3A St. Cloud Cathedral on Thursday.