Wyatt Farrell had two more goals Thursday night and now had 43 on the season. He has 187 goals in his career and is 10 short of passing Ben Hanowski of Little Falls for the all-time goal-scoring record in state history. LPH PHOTO BY CHRISTINE WISCH

Farrell scores twice, is 10 away from breaking all-time scoring record

With goals No. 42 and 43 on the season, La Crescent-Hokah’s Wyatt Farrell inched within nine goals of the all-time state record held by Little Falls’ Ben Hanowski.

Farrell is in his fifth season as a varsity player and has scored 21, 22, 49 and 52 goals each season heading into the 2023-24 campaign.

His two goals on Thursday give him 187 for his career. Hanowski scored 196 by the time he finished his high school career in 2009. La Crescent still has five games to play not including playoffs so Farrell is poised to be the all-time goal-scoring leader in state history.

Meanwhile the Lancers improved to 19-1-0 with a 4-1 win over South St. Paul. The Lancers scored three third-period goals. Farrell netted his second of the game and linemate Noah Gillette scored his 38th of the season.  Colton Holzer closed out the scoring as the Lancers outshot the Packers 39-26. South St. Paul’s lone goal came off the stick of Brody Shepard. SSP goalie Wyatt Cheney recorded 35 saves while La Crescent’s Charlie Wieser stopped 25 shots.

The Lancers have now won 15 in a row. Their lone loss on the season came Dec. 9 against No. 17A and Section 1A rival Dodge County. Dodge County (14-6-0), La Crescent and No. 7A Northfield (15-2-2) give Section 1A three ranked teams as they head down the stretch fighting for section seeding position. Northfield has not played either Dodge County or La Crescent this season and will not play them until a potential match up in the section playoffs.

La Crescent will take on St. Paul Academy on Saturday.

 

Noah Gillette is putting together a memorable season. The senior has 38 goals and 32 assists through the team’s first 20 games, helping lead the Lancers to a 19-1 record. LPH PHOTO BY CHRISTINE WISCH

Roseau 6, Moorhead 3

In a Section 8AA battle between two northern rivals, Roseau doubled up on Moorhead 6-3 behind a pair of goals from Noah Urness. Urness, committed to St. Cloud State University, reached the 30-goal plateau with his two tallies Thursday. He also added an assist.

The game was tied 3-3 early in the third period when the Rams went on a three-goal binge. Alex Ballard, Jake Halvorson and Urness all scored to give them their 15th win (15-5-1) on the season. Halvorson finished with a goal and two assists.

Tyden Bergeson scored twice for Moorhead who fell to 8-11-1. The Spuds outshot Roseau 28-23. They will take on No. 2A Hermantown Saturday. Roseau will hoist No. 13A Thief River Falls Monday.

Alex Ballard had a goal in Roseau’s 6-3 win over Section 8AA rival Moorhead. LPH PHOTO BY JACKSON BOLINE

Elk River/Zimmerman 4, #7AA Andover 1

In the biggest upset of the night, unranked Elk River/Zimmerman defeated No. 7AA Andover 4-1.

The Elks posted the first three goals as they built a strong lead through two periods. Daniel Babcock, Cooper Anderson and Easton Johnson all scored. Andover’s Crosby Perry finally got the Huskies on board seven minutes into the third, but Elk River’s Braden Hansberger’s goal solidified the win. Gavin Greniuk had 32 saves for the Elks, who improved to 11-9-1 and will host Bemidji Tuesday. Andover fell to 14-6-1 and will travel to Section 7AA rival Grand Rapids Friday.

Elk River /Zimmerman’s Braden Hansberger scored his sixth goal of the season as the Elks upset No. 7AA Andover 4-1 Thursday night. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

#4AA Chanhassen 6, St. Louis Park 2

Minnesota State University commit Jack Christ had a hat trick and University of St. Thomas commit Owen Buesgens had two assists to lead No. 4AA-ranked Chanhassesn to a 6-2 win over St. Louis Park. The Storm improved to 17-4-0 and will travel across town to face Chaska next Thursday. St. Louis Park fell to 11-10-0 and will battle No. 6A Orono next Thursday.

 

Jack Christ had a hat trick in Chanhassen’s 6-2 win over St. Lous Park. Christ leads the Storm with 47 points on 15 goals and 32 assists. LPH PHOTO BY BRYAN ZOLLMAN

#6AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s 6, #6A Orono 3

In a battle of the sixes, Benilde-St. Margaret’s built a 6-1 lead through two periods and held on after two third-period goals by Orono for the 6-3 win. Ben Norris had a goal and two assists and Caleb Koskie and AJ Ulrich each added a goal and an assist to lead the Red Knights to their 15th win (15-4-1). They will host Academy of Holy Angels Saturday.

Orono fell to 13-7-0 and will host New Prague Saturday.

Benilde-St. Margaret’s improved to 15-4-1 with their win over No. 6A Orono Thursday.  LPH PHOTO BY BRYAN ZOLLMAN

#12AA Rosemount 9, Farmington 0

Benny Rutzick, Christian Garrity and Gavin McNeil each scored twice to lead Rosemount to a 9-0 win over Farmington.

#8AA Shakopee 6, #15Aa Holy Family 1

Cooper Siegert had a goal and two assists, Peyton Chase had two goals and Cooper Simpson a goal and an assist to lead the Sabers to a 6-1 win over the Fire. Daylin Cline added a goal and an assist and Carson Steinhoff had two assists as Shakopee improved to 16-3-1. Aleksi Huson had 37 saves to help lead the Sabers who will travel to Lakeville South Saturday. Holy Family got a goal from Adam Crosby and Stefano Carranza had 36 saves.

#10AA St. Thomas Academy 8, #5A Mahtomedi 1

Jimmy Zavoral had two goals and three assists and Will Dosan added two goals and an assist to lead the Cadets past No. 5A Mahtomedi. Michael Mikan added two goals in the win, which was No. 703 for head coach Mike Randolph.

#13AA Rogers 10, Anoka 0

Brandon Swanson had a hat trick and Parker Deschene had a goal and three assists to lead the Royals to a 10-0 win over Anoka. Drew Krekelberg added three assists and Nolan Geerdes and Caden Olson each had a goal and an assist as the Royals improved to 13-6-2. They will host No. 18AA White Bear Lake Tuesday.

#18AA White Bear Lake 5, Roseville 3

Goals by Kevin Laska and Maverick Timmons broke a 2-2 tie as White Bear Lake defeated Roseville 5-3. St. Cloud State commit Nolan Roed had a goal and three assists to lead the Bears to their 14th win (14-4-1). They will host No. 11 Centennial Saturday.

#19AA Gentry Academy 9, Providence Academy 1

Ryland Rooney had a hat trick and Easton Rooney added a goal and two assists to lead the Stars to a 9-1 win over Providence Academy, improving to 17-5-0. They will take on No. 15AA Holy Family next Thursday.

#3A St. Cloud Cathedral 4, Detroit Lakes 0

Joey Gillespie continued his hot scoring pace with another goal, his 27th of the season, as St. Cloud Cathedral defeated Detroit Lakes 4-0. John Hirschfeld added a goal and an assist and Jaeger Wood and Thomas Rosenkrans also scored as the Crusaders outshot the Lakers 38-23. Cathedral goalie Nick Hansen stopped all 23 shots to earn the shutout. Hirschfeld’s assist gives him 42 on the season, tops in the state. His 60 points ranks fifth in the state. The Crusaders improved to 17-4-1 on the season. They will host Totino-Grace Tuesday. Detroit Lakes fell to 9-12-1 and will host Park Rapids Tuesday.

#16A Luverne 6, Marshall 2

Owen Sudenga had two goals and an assist and Elliott Domagala added a goal and an assist to lead Luverne past Marhsall 6-2. Sudenga now has 27 goals and 29 assists in 19 games as the Caridnals improved to 17-2-0.

Bloomington Jefferson 4, Waconia 2

Owen Baker scored twice to lead the Jaguars past Waconia 4-2. Kevin Graff and Mason Van Brunt also scored as the Jaguars improved to 8-10-1.

Buffalo 4, St. Michael-Albertville 0

Even Hinnenkamp had a goal and an assist and Max Varner stopped all 21 shots he faced to lead Buffalo to a Lake Conference win over St. Michael-Albertville.

Waseca 9, Fairmont 1

Otto Schoenrock had a goal and four assists and Griffin Storey added a goal and three assists to lead Waseca past Fairmont. Brayden Hesch-Priem and Jude Gehring each scored twice as the Blue Jays improved to 11-9-0. Storey, just a freshman, leads Waseca with 44 points on the season.

Park Rapids 2, Lake of the Woods 1

Shad Torola’s sixth goal of the season held up in Park Rapids’ 2-1 win over Lake of the Woods. Park Rapids improved to 11-5-3 and Lake of the Woods fell to 12-7-0.

Becker/Big Lake 6, Prairie Centre 3

Brayden Graning had two goals and an assist as Becker/Big Lake doubled up on Prairie Centre 6-3 Thursday in Sauk Centre. Graning’s two goals gives him 26 on the season. Jesse Williams scored twice for Prairie Centre.

Coon Rapids 5, Blaine 2

Cayden Alphin and Trenton Thiesen each scored a pair of goals to lead Coon Rapids past Blaine 5-2. Sam Shaughnessy had a goal and an assist for Blaine.

Cretin-Derham Hall 6, Mounds View 1

Max Anderson had a goal and two assists, and John King, Nate Chorlton, Cam Autrey and Jimmy Dodig each had a goal and an assist as the Raiders downed Mounds View 6-1. The Raiders improved to 11-7-1 and will host East Ridge Saturday. Mounds View’s lone goal came from Sam Schulte as they fell to 4-13-1.

Forest Lake 7, East Ridge 1

Caden Speidel had two goals and two assists and Ryder Siedow added a goal and an assist to lead the Rangers to a 7-1 win over East Ridge. Forest Lake improved to 7-12-1 and will face Anoka Saturday.

Tartan 6, Simley 3

Jase Buche had a hat trick and Tate Bertelson added two assists to lead Tartan to a 6-3 win.