Rosemount continues solid play with another win

 

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Boys Hockey – Results from Dec. 1, 2023

In Class AA action, Rosemount, coming off an impressive come-from behind win over No. 7 White Bear LakeThursday, carried the momentum into Friday’s contest against East Ridge. The Irish scored four goals in the first four minutes, two coming off the tape of Quinton VeDepo. Christian Garrity also had two goals as the Irish improved to 3-1 with an 8-3 victory. Rosemount is unranked this week in Class AA Let’s Play Hockey rankings, but that is likely to change come next week’s coaches poll. Two of their wins have come against top 10 teams – White Bear Lake and Chanhassen.

Class A powerhouse Hermantown traveled down to the big city Friday to take on a pair of Class AA powers, first going up against No. 10AA Cretin-Derham Hall Friday night. It was both teams’ first game of the season and the Hawks held on getting a third-period goal from Bradford Skytta to take a 2-1 lead. Hermantown senior goalie Dane Callaway did the rest of the work, stopping 29 shots to get the win. Not to be outdone, Cretin’s Leo Miller also turned away 28 shots in the game. The Hawks will travel to Aldrich Arena today to take on the No. 5AA Hill-Murray Pioneers.

The Hawks are No. 2 in Class A because East Grand Forks keeps winning. The Green Wave took on No. 3-ranked Mahtomedi and broke a 2-2 tie with three third-period goals (one an empty netter) for a 5-2 win. Jace Fore got the go-ahead goal and Tucker Lovejoy provided some insurance about 90 seconds later. Jace Van Eps dropped an empty netter for good measure. Cooper Hills and Grady Magner also scored for East Grand. Patrick Egan and Gene Wegleinter scored for the defending champion Zephyrs.

A group of juniors for Park-Cottage Grove  are off to a hot start for the Wolfpack as they improved to 2-0. Junior Jackson Rudh had five points and junior Owen Corkish had six to lead Park-Cottage Grove to a 7-3 win over Eagan on Friday. Rudh had a goal and four assists and Corkish had a goal and five helpers and fellow juniors Gavin Moss and Max Kaplan each scored twice.  Rudh-Cornish-Moss combined for 62 goals, 89 assists and 151 points as sophomores so look for them to continue to light the lamp quite frequently in 2023-24.

Apple Valley-Burnsville’s Eli Wells scored the game winner in overtime after Apple Valley-Burnsville blew a 3-0 lead to Hopkins who scored three goals in the third period to send the game into the extra period. Wells’ goal cme with just 32 seconds remaining in OT for the 4-3 win and it was the team’s only shot on goal in overtime. Dylan Otten added a pair of goals for Apple Valley-Burnsville.

No. 5-ranked Warroad took on No. 7-ranked Orono Friday and went on a third-period tirade scoring five goals, including three within the first 2:07 to defeat the Spartans 6-3. Orono outshot the Warriors 35-31 and  led 2-1 heading into the third. That’s when Warroad’s Taven James, Ryan Lund and Murray Marvin-Cordes scored back-to-back-to-back in a little over two minutes to start the period. Peyton Sutherland and Wyatt Hennum added goals to make it a 6-2 game before Orono’s Cayden Effertz scored the final goal of the game. Rory Kvren and Lachlan Hoffman also had goals for the Spartans. Ryan Shaugabay had Warroad’s other tally.

Freshman Leyton Fuchs scored his first career goal as Prairie Centre won their first game of the season in a 3-1 victory over Windom Area. Carter Holman had 25 saves for the North Stars.

Late goals by Riley Benson and Greyson Ecker led Crookston to a 7-5 win over Red Lake Falls. Crookston got goals from seven different players. Red Lake Falls got a hat trick from junior Gavin Girdler. Girdler had 42 goals and 45 assists last year as a sophomore.

Gryffon Funke’s second goal and fourth point of the game came midway through overtime to give No. 17A Dodge County a 5-4 win over Osseo. Brett Ludvigson added a goal and two assists for the Wildcats and Gavin Krzoska had a goal and two assists for Osseo. Funke currently lets the state with nine goals.

Trysten Hagen and Teis Larsen each had a hat trick and Jacob Lange and John Vail each scored twice as Winona racked up 15 goals against Fairmont. Aven Prodzinski added four assists.

Jacob Szucs scored twice in the first period to lead Mora/Milaca to a 4-1 win over Ely. Austin Neyssen added a pair of assists.

Seth Terhell had four goals and an assist and Jaxon Sibell stopped all 17 shots he faced as Cambridge-Isanti defeated Tartan 5-0.

Other Scores:

Class A

#9 Thief River Falls 4, Sauk Rapids-Rice 1

#10 Hibbing Chisholm 5, Faribault 1

Breck 7, #15 Proctor 3

Class AA

New Prague 6, Minnesota River (A) 3

Owatonna 4, Farmington 3

Scoring leaders as of Friday, Dec. 1

Goals

PlayerGradeTeamGoals
Gryffon Funke12Dodge County9
Kasey Lamppa12Rock Ridge7
Javon Moore12Minnetonka7
Noah Urness12Roseau7
John Scott11Duluth Denfeld7
Seth Terhell12Cambridge-Isanti7
Brent Solomon11Champlin Park7
Joey Welinski11Little Falls6
Cooper Simpson11Shakopee6
Tanner Ross11Proctor6

Assists

PlayerGradeTeamAssists
Will Burnevik12Champlin Park9
Nate Pederson10Shakopee8
Valtteri Luhtalampi11Duluth Denfeld8
Jack Christ12Chanhassen7
Carson Steinhoff10Shakopee6
Javon Moore12Minnetonka6
Gavin Gary12Minnetonka6
Alex Ballard12Roseau6
Jake Geiger12Northfield6
Zach Wooten12Eastview6
Noah Gillette12La Crescent-Hokah6
Owen Corkish11Park-Cottgae Grove6

Points

PlayerGradeTeamPoints
Gryffon Funke12Dodge County14
Javon Moore12Minnetonka13
John Scott11Duluth Denfeld12
Noah Urness12Roseau11
Will Burnevik12Champlin Park11
Cooper Simpson11Shakopee11
Owen Sudenga12Luverne10
Brent Ludvigsen11Dodge County10
Noah Gillette12La Crescent-Hokah10
Valtteri Luhtalampi11Duluth Denfeld10
Nolan Harju11Duluth Denfeld10
Tanner Ross11Proctor10
Brayden Graning12Becker/Big lake10
Brent Solomon11Champlin Park10

Scoring Stats Source: Mn Hockey Hub (www.mnhockeyhub.com)