No. 4 Chanhassen got off to a slow start, but are playing as good as any team right as evidenced by their 8-1 win over Rogers on Saturday. Above is Chanhassen’s Gavin Uhlenkamp and Rogers’ Jackson Smithknecht. 

Storm rains on Royals and other boys hockey action

There was plenty of  Class AA action around the state of hockey with a bit of a surprise coming out of Chanhassen Saturday as the No. 4 Storm throttled No. 3 Rogers 8-1.

Chanhassen scored three times in the first period and Rogers and added two quick goal sin the second and Rogers never recovered. Andy Earl scored twice and Jake Risch added the third goal to lead 3-0 at the first buzzer.

They added three more in the second, including two in the first 1:24 with goals by Caden Lee and Gavin Uhlenkamp. Jack Christ scored later in the period for a 6-0 cushion.

They weren’t done. Brayden Willis scored 47 seconds into the third and Uhlenkamp scored his second of the night for an 8-0 lead. Jayden Kurtz added a late goal for Rogers. Shots were fairly even with Chanhassen leading 30-28.

Uhlenkamp finished with two goals and two assists. Earl had two goals and an assist, Christ a goal and two assists, and Lee, Willis and Risch each with a goal and assist. Kam Hendrickson stopped 27 shots in goal. Chanhassen improved to to 5-3-0 and Rogers fell to 6-1-1.

In their first game in nine days, top-ranked Minnetonka stayed undefeated with a hard-fought 3-0 win over No. 15 Moorhead. Ashton Schultz had two goals and an assist and Sam Scheetz also scored to improve the Skippers to 6-0-0.

No. 2AA Wayzata held on for a 3-1 win over No. 16AA Centennial on Saturday to stay undefeated. Jake Mattson, Ryhs Wallin and Cade De St. Hubert scored for the Trojans. Heath Nelson got Centennial’s lone goal.

Wayzata improved to 7-0-0 on the season. Above Brooks Gengler (25) and Alec Score (3) celebrate a Trojan goal. LPH PHOTO BY MIKE THILL

Centennial was coming off a 6-0 win over Anoka on Thursday. Nelson had a goal and two assists and Harper Searles had two goals to lead the Cougars who are now 4-2-1.

No. 7AA Hill-Murray shut out Hastings 4-0 in a Metro East conference battle. The Pioneers got goals from Boden Sampair, Cullen Ingebritson, Graham Greeder and Chaz Lentz. Lentz, Greeder and Sampair also had assists, as did Joe Luger and Simon Seidl.  Pioneer goalie Andrew Lane stopped all 14 shots he faced. Hastings netminder Brooks Smyrski stopped 31 shots.

No. 9AA Rosemount improved to 7-1-0 with a pair of wins last week, including a 6-1 win over Prior Lake Saturday. Hans Hedlund had a goal and four assists  and Christian Garrity, Kade Lotysz and Jackson Ganser each had a goal and an assist to lead the Irish who outshot the Lakers 35-18. Brayden Pelci scored for Prior Lake.

Owen Durigan (17) and Kade Lotysz have helped lead the Irish to a 7-1-0 record and a No. 9 ranking in Class AA. LPH PHOTO BY BRYAN ZOLLMAN

No. 11AA Shakopee had three goals and two assists form Cooper Siegert, and two goals and three assists from Peyton Chase as they improved to 7-1-1 with a 5-1 win over Eagan.

Top-ranked Hermantown solidified their No. 1 ranking with a 5-1 win over defending champion and No. 6A Mahtomedi. The Zephyrs led 1-0 after the first period, but the Hawks turned it on in the second with goals by Josh Kauppinen, River Freeman, AJ Fancisco and Henry PetersonCharlie Marchand added an insurance goal in the third period for the 5-1 victory. Hermantown also led in shots 34-30 with senior Dane Callaway making 29 saves. The Zephyrs fell to 3-6-0 on the season while Hermantown remained unbeaten at 4-0-1.

Drew Nelson and the Hawks maintained their top ranking last week and also remained undefeated with another victory. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

No. 3A Warroad took on Totino-Grace Saturday and got goals form five different skaters in a 5-1 win. Ryan Shaugabay, Carson Pilgrim, Ryan Lund, Dominic Anthony and Taven James all scored for the Warriors who imrpioved to 6-1-0 on the season. Gabe Gallivan scored for Totino-Grace.

No. 4A Orono improved to 6-2-0 with a 4-1 win over Alexandria Saturday with three third-period goals to break a 1-1 tie. Rory Kvren’s two goals sandwiched a goal by Ben Setnicker to secure the 4-1 win. The Spartans outshot the Cardinals 48-21. Alexandria goaltender Brady Metcalf made 41 saves and has a .926 save percentage on the season.

No. 5A Northfield skated to a 4-4 tie with Osseo. After leading 2-0 on goals by Jake Geiger and Christian Whiteman, Northfield fell behind 3-2 with three second-period goals by the Orioles. Ty Prokop, Jake Sawicky and Austin Hillstrom lit the lamp for the 3-2 lead. Prokop also had two assists in the period. But the Raiders powered back with goals by Griffin Kennelly and Will Cashin for a 4-3 lead. But Brendan Kranz took advantage of a late penalty by Northfield for a power play goal to tie it 4-4. Neither team could break the tie in overtime. Northfield is now 6-1-2. Osseo, competing in AA, is 1-4-1.

No. 7A Cloquet/Esko/Carlton’s Bobby Thornton completed his hat trick in style with a buzzer beater against Blaine to give the Lumberjacks a 5-4 win to improve to 5-2-0 on the season. Joseph Antonutti scored twice for C/E/C. Sam Shaugnessy, Thomas Avery, Nate Walraff and Tanner Ferdig each scored for Blaine, who are still looking for their first win of the season in Class AA.

New Ulm improved to 7-1-0 with a 4-3 win over No. 19A Southwest Christian/Richfield. Ian Brudelie’s goal at the 11:32 mark of the third broke a 3-3 tie and Eagles goalie Bryer Hoffmann held on the rest of the way to secure the win. Austin Uecker led New Ulm with a goal and two assists and Kaden Larson and Bryer Lang each had a goal and assist. Jared Greiner had two goals for Southwest Christian and Eli Hoffman had two assists. Southwest Christian/Richfield fell to 2-3-0.

Luverne improved to 6-0-0 with a 9-0 win over Rochester Lourdes. Blake Sauer, Elliot Domagala and Landyn Laiseach scored twice and Maddux Domaglia and Alexander Schlosser added a goal and two assists.

Brett Ludvigsen had three goals and four assists and Gryffon Funke had three goals and three assists as Dodge County beat Faribault 12-3  to improve to 5-3-0. Dylan Klomps scored twice and Jeremiah Peterson-Gordon had four assists for the Wildcats. Oliver Linnemann scored twice for Faribault.  Funke and Ludvigsen each have 28 points through the team’s first eight games.

Connor Rieck scored twice, Mitchell Nelson had three assists and Ayden Siddons had a goal and two assists to lead Waconia over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 6-2.

Ellis Petersmeyer made 53 saves to lead Red Wing to a 2-1 upset over Mankato East. Landin Ramstad scored the game winner in overtime to improve Red Wing’s record to 2-7-0 while Mankato East fell to 4-3-0.

Drew Simonette scored twice and Travis Kotek scored a goal and an assist to lead Minnesota River past Marshall 5-1.

Luke Marsalek stopped 27 shots and Logan Ciresi, Gabe Perron, Lincoln Ayers Assad and Connor Hanley scored to lead Acadmey of Holy Angels to a 4-1 win over Breck.

Jordan Gorans and Gibson Horyza each had two goals and two assists to lead Willmar to a 7-2 win over Redwood Valley.

St. Paul Johnson doubled up on Austin 4-2. Oliver McAghob had a goal and assist and Isaiah HendersonMatthew Corniea and Joaquin Ochocki also scored. Christian Olando-Ruiz added two assist in the win. Grady Carney and Isaac Anderson both scored for Austin. Brad Lagerstedt had two assists.

Parker Vinge had a hat trick and two assists for Park Rapids in a shotoout with Wadena-Deer Creek in a 7-6 overtime win. Shad Torola had the big goal in overtime as Park Rapids improved to 3-3-1. Josh Hillukka added a pair of goals and Jeron Pinoniemi had four assists for the Panthers. Cooper Ness led Wadena-Deer Creek with two goals and an assist.

Noah Shikowski had two goals and two assists and Royce Allen a goal and three assists as International Falls beat Kittson County Central 5-1. Cooper Crandall added two goals and an assist in the win. Wyatt Samuelson scored for Kittson County Central.

Grady Hatlestad’s third goal of the game proved to be the game winner in Mankato West’s 3-2 win over Farmington.

St. Paul Highland Park survived a shootout with River Falls (WI), winning 6-5 in a game with 78 shots on goal. The game truly was a back-and-forth affair. Every time the Scots scored to take the lead, River Falls tied it. That was until Benny Waud scored with 1:12 remaining, giving the Scots the hard-fought 6-5 victory. The Scots got goals from six different players including: Emmett Eischens, Oscar Andestic, Gavin Olsen, Will Warner, Isaac Johnson and Waud. They improved to 5-3-0 with the win.

Morris/Benson Area scored five first-period goals on their way to a 8-4 win over Worthington. Zach Wrobleski had a hat trick and an assist and Tucker Blume had two goals and an assist. Bryce Lehman and Charlie Goff each had a goal and assist. Anthony Jimenez scored twice for Worthington.

Thursday, Dec. 14

No. 2AA Wayzata took on No. 6AA Benilde-St. Margaret’s and the Trojans broke a 3-3 tie with three third-period goals for a 6-3 win. The teams skated to a 1-1 tie after one with goals from B-SM’s Mason Stenger and Wayzata’s Cade De St. Hubert. Junior Podein put the Red Knights back up 2-1 early in the second, but Finn De St. Hubert tied it midway through the second frame with a power play goal. Brittan Alstead gave the Trojans a 3-2 lead , but 40 second slater Caleb Koskie tied it at the 13:29 mark. But Wayzata’s Carson Clark, Luke Miller and Eli Molde all scored in the third and goalie Evan Turek kept the Red Knights off the board for the remainder of the night.

Dylan Popehn and the Red Knights lost their first game of the season to No. 2 Wayzata last week, but remain a top team to beat with a 5-1-0 mark thus far. LPH PHOTO BY JEFF ANDERSON

No. 3AA  Rogers stayed unbeaten at the time with a 6-0 win over Blaine. Parker Dechene had a goal and two assists and Mason Jenson had a goal and two helpers. Brock Cheslock also netted a pair of goals in the win. Wyatt Knott stopped all 12 shots for the shutout.

No. 4AA Chanhassen coasted to an 8-1 win over Bloomington Jefferson with six goals in the second period. Caden Lee had a hat trick and Gavin Uhlenkamp and Owen Buesgens each had three assists in the win.

No. 8AA Maple Grove skated to a 7-0 win over Coon Rapids. Luke Guiliani led the way with a goal and two assists. Joey Imgrund had two assists and Lane Glende added a goal and assists. Zach Price stopped all 16 shots he faced.

No. 10AA Holy Family put up a baker’s dozen against Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato in a 13-1 win. Tanner Davis had four goals and an assist and Jack Gleason had a goal and four assists. Holden Pajor, Drew Roelofs, Sawyer Grubins and Adam Crosby all finished with three points.

No. 14AA Andover held on to beat Champlin Park 4-2. Keaton Coe, Ben Doll, Anthony Pardo and Brooks Cogswell all scored for the Huskies. Brent Solomon got both tallies for the Rebels.

No. 16AA Centennial shut out Anoke 6-0 behind a 15-save effort by Gavin Schahn and two goals by Harper Searles.

Johnny Conlin scored four goals and added an assist as Mounds View upended rival Irondale 6-1. Sam Schulte added a goal and three assists. Conlin now has 17 points (10g, 7a) in five games.

Duluth Denfeld continued their solid play with a 5-1 win over Superior. John Scott had a natural hat trick in the second period and Connor Doyle made 24 saves in the win.

Blake Vanek had two goals and an assist and Brody Dustin had a goal and two assists to lead Stillwater past Park-Cottage Grove 4-1.

Griffin Krone had two goals and three assists to lead St. Louis Park past Bloomington Kennedy 7-0. Sam Fuller added two goals and two assists and Max Rider added three assists in the win.

Devin Jacobs had a goal and assist to lead Sartell past River Lakes 4-1. Sartell-St. Stephen is now 7-0-1 on the season. Their lone tie was against Moorhead.

Hastings got a hat trick from Blake Vandehoef in their 4-2 win over Farmington.

Class A:

How often does an overtime game end in the first minute? Well, it happened again as International Falls defeated Moose Lake Area 5-4 in overtime on a goal by Noah Shikowsky 56 seconds into the extra frame. Jake Olson added three assists for the Broncos and Royce Allan added two helpers. Zach Youso chipped in a pair of goals. Jaxsyn Schmidt led Moose Lake with two goals and two assists. Dalton Slama added a pair of assists and goalie Eli Gilbertson had 42 saves.

Seth Terhell and Jared Foster each scored twice to lead Cambridge-Isanti to a 5-0 win over Northern Edge. Owen Roddy had 15 saves for the shutout.

No. 4A Orono defeated Waconia 5-0 behind goals from five different players: Ryan Schultz, Trey Landa, Jackson Knight, Easton Sankey and Ethan Pagel.

No. 11A Northern Lakes scored five unanswered goals to get past No. 19A Southwest Christian/Richfield. Jacob Peterson, Easton Anderson and Drew Paulbeck each scored and Jerome Martin scored twice to get the win. Tate Hardcare, Eli Hoffman and Paul Hornor scored for Southwest Christian.

Jerome Martin had a pair of goals to lead No. 11 Northern Lakes to a 5-0 win and a 5-0-0 record heading into this week’s play. LPH PHOTO BY BRYAN ZOLLMAN

No. 13A Hibbing-Chisholm defeated No. 16 Proctor in a 4-1 win. Hibbing/Chisholm outshot the Rails 36-33 and got two goals from Benny Galli and two assists from Isaiah Hildenbrand. Kelin Elsner also added a goal and assist. Gavin Lamphere stopped 32 shots. Breckin Ross had Proctor’s lone goal and goaltender AJ Reyelts also had 32 saves.

No. 15A Delano took No. 17A Minneapolis to overtime where Markus Kangas ended it 5-4. Mason Hargarten added a goal and two assists and Jacob Perlich and Andrew Bruett a goal and assist each. Minneapolis got a pair of goals from Johan Krasean and a goal and an assist from Cooper Cirone. Ozzie Snodgrass added a pair of assists.

Princeton’s Lane Olson scored five goals, Niko Bratulich had four assists and Brody Kok had two goals and two assists in their 7-3 win over Becker/Big Lake. B/BL’s Brayden Graning had a goal and two assists and now has 12 goals and 15 assists in just six games. Tate Spilde also added a goal and assist in the loss.

Sonny Heil had a natural hat trick to start the game as Windom defeated Redwood Valley 10-1. He also added three assists. Wriley Haugen added a pair of goals and three helpers and Karson LaCanne had two goals and four assists in the victory. Erik Rasmussen scored the lone goal for Redwood Valley.

Eli Fitch and Chase Hiltner scored twice and Teagan Dodge had three assists as Sauk Rapids-Rice beat Mound Westonka 8-5 in a high scoring affair. Vince Murn and Jackson Dhein both added a goal and assist and Jett Wheeler had a goal and two assists for the Storm. Blake Decker led Mound with two goals and an assist.

Wyatt Farrell and Noah Gillette continued their torrid scoring pace with both chipping in two goals and two assists to lead La Crescent-Hokah past Rochester Lourdes 5-4. Ethan Myhre added a goal and two assists. AJ Ritter had a goal and an assist for Rochester Lourdes. Jack Roe and Vinny Harens each had two assists.

Griffin Storey scored twice for Waseca in a 5-1 win over Red Wing. Henry Huttemeier, Keaton Roeker and Hunter Anderson also scored. Cash Lynch added a pair of assists. Landin Rimstad scored for Red Wing.

Goals by Tate Bertelsen and Morgan Sneen weren’t enough to overcome a 3-0 deficit to Somerset (WI) in a 3-2 loss for Tartan.

John Vail had three goals and Teis Larsen had two goals and three assists to lead Winona past Black River Falls 6-2.

Owen Quist had two goals and an assist to lead Mankato East past Austin 5-0. Cade Hansen had a goal and two assists. Brody Kunst had 16 saves for the shutout.

Jeron Pinoniemi had two goals and two assists and Josh Hillukka and Finn Henry a goal and two assists each to lead Park Rapids past Bagley/Fosston 8-0.

Benjamin Kerkow had a goal and two assists and Griffin Perrault a goal and an assist to lead Chisago Lakes past Pine City Area 6-4. Andrew Swanson added three assists and Maxwell Koch two helpers. Bohdan Valvoda had three assists to lead Pine City.

St. Cloud got goals from Jackson Scheetz, Beau Keller, Devan Finnegan and Nick Bierschbach to beat Willmar 4-0.

Bryer Lang scored the game winner in a 3-2 win for New Ulm over Minnesota River.

Fergus Falls fell to Brainerd 5-2 despite outshooting them 33-29. Brainerd’s Dylan Wikoff scored twice. Jack Welde had a goal and assist for Fergus.

Brekken DeWeese scored the game winner in the third period to lift Rochester Century/John Marshall past Albert Lea 2-1.

Owen Renslow had a hat trick as Marshall defeated Fairmont 7-0. Jacob Johnson added a goal and two assists and Tyler Welsh had three assists. Luke Ehlers chipped in two assists and Talan Plante had a goal and an assist.

Brock Alberts had a goal and two assists to lead Woodbury past East ridge 5-0. Michael Pietruszewski had 16 saves to earn the shutout.

Hunter Ringdon, Isaac Ulman and Gage Schmidt all scored for Mankato West in a 3-1 win over Roseville. Riley Lackner scored the lone tally for the Raiders.