Maple Grove rolled in the first game vs. Stillwater winning 3-1 and outshooting the Ponies 41-28. The Crimson’s Chloe Corbin scored two goals including the game winner.
Brainerd beat NWC 3-2 despite being outshot 28-19. Abby Pohlkamp scored what turned out to be the game winner very early in the third period.
Grand Rapids held a 1-0 lead after two vs. Breck. Breck tied it up on a goal by Ashley Halverson before Grand Rapids took back the lead at 5:47 of the third on a PP goal by Maddie Drotts. Breck then scored 4 unanswered goals in an 8:27 stretch to win 5-2. Breck’s Olivia Mobley had 3 assists and 5 Mustangs had 2 points each.
Edina rolled Alexandria 6-0 behind CC Bowlby’s 3 assists and Hannah Chorske’s 1 goal and 2 assists. 4 Hornets had 2 points each.
Brainerd faced Maple Grove in one semifinal in which they won 2-0. The Warriors’ Cheyenne Abear scored both goals in the first period and Olivia King had the shutout in this very minor upset.
Breck faced Edina in the other semifinal. Edina held a 2-1 lead and a 31-7 shot advantage after two periods. Much like their opening game Breck saved their best for the final frame. Sadie Lindsay tied the game at 2s at the 5:37 mark and Shae Messner gave Breck the lead at 12:53 of the third. Sadie Lindsay added her second of the game, an empty netter, to seal the upset. Shots were 44-14 in favor of the Hornets. Ally Frantzick in net for Breck.
It will be Brainerd vs. Breck in the final. I’m taking Brainerd. I’ve learned my lesson, Ella!
SPU’s Madison Shuman scored the game winner in OT over Mahtomedi. The shots were 10-10 after one with Mahtomedi holding a 2-1 lead. Mahtomedi turned up the pressure in the second and third outshooting SPU 28-12 over those two periods yet at the end of regulation the game was tied at 3s. SPU needed 1:38 and one shot to seal the victory in OT.
Sara Kaiser’s 3 points led Andover to a 6-1 win over Rogers.
Blake had 16 shots in the first period vs. Holy Family. Alex Pellicci made 16 saves. The score was 0-0 after one. Blake outshot Holy Family 27-1 in the second and 10-3 in the third on their way to the 6-0 win.
Although the final was 3-2 in favor of Centennial vs. Proctor/Hermantown the game was never in doubt. Centennial jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first and Proctor was playing catch up the rest of the day.
SPU faced off against Andover in one semifinal. Andover did what they do best, shoot the puck, on their way to a 7-2 win. Shots were 57-15. Peyton Hemp had 3 and 1 to lead the Huskies.
Blake jumped out to a 3-1 lead after 1 vs. Centennial on their way to a 7-3 win. The Cougars were able to score 3 goals despite only having 10 shots.
Andover vs. Blake in the final. Blake wins.
Jada Habisch did roll. She had 2 and 3 in Buffalo’s 5-2 win over Spring Lake Park.
Delano won their match up vs. Duluth Marshall despite being outshot 29-13. Goalie Grace Glasrud was lights out good in the shutout and Emily Olson scored the only goal of the game as Delano won 1-0.
Jefferson’s Luci Bianchi had 2 and 2 in their 4-3 upset win over Cambridge.
Rochester Lourdes’ Emma Schmitz had 2 and 1 in their 4-2 win over Duluth.
Delano met Buffalo in one semifinal. The scored was locked at 0s after two periods of play. Buffalo scored first followed by two straight Delano goals. Buffalo was able to tie the game on a PP goal with just :56 left in the game to force OT. Buffalo’s Raegan Wurm sealed Buffalo’s trip to the final with the game winner at 4:54 of the OT period.
In the other semifinal Jefferson continued their winning ways taking out Rochester Lourdes 3-1. Jefferson goalie Mara McLain was the hero making 17 saves on 18 shots.
Jefferson vs. Buffalo in the final. Can Jefferson keep the momentum going? They’ve beat Buffalo once this year already. I think they do it again.
Totino-Grace beat St. Francis/North Branch in a shootout.
East Ridge beat Moose Lake convincingly, 6-1. Katie Flynn with the hat trick.
Minneapolis beat International Falls 6-0. Maddy Helmstetter and Erica Lieske with 3 points each and Maeve Tallman with the shutout.
Irondale beat Red Wing 3-2.
Totino-Grace met up with East Ridge and was able to force another shootout. But this time they were on the wrong end of the outcome.
Minneapolis beat a pesky Irondale club 5-2.
East Ridge vs. Minneapolis in the final. East Ridge wins this one.
Mid- Winter Meltdown
Minnetonka over Shakopee 6-1. Emily Bayless led the way for Tonka with 1 and 2. 5 players with 2 points each. Goalie Aidan Edge making 20 saves on 21 shots.
Chaska/Chan held a 1-0 lead after one against Roseau. Perhaps it took the Rams a period to get over their jet lag. They scored 3 unanswered to win 3-1.
Although the shots were 32 apiece in the BSM vs. CDH game BSM won 3-0. Rose Beeman with the shutout and Olivia Haag with the game winner.
Eden Prairie held a 2-1 lead after two. EP made it a two goal lead on a Nora Wagner goal before Eagan scored a very late third period PP goal to get within one. EP with the 3-2 win to snap Eagan’s 12 game winning streak. Yeah, TWELVE games. That was a heckuva winning streak.
Tonka vs. Roseau in the first semifinal. These two played earlier in the year with the Rams taking a 4-2 victory.
EP vs. BSM in the second semifinal game. EP and BSM tied earlier in their previous match up earlier in the season.
Mid-Winter Border Battle
Forest Lake vs. White Bear Lake. Final was 3-1 in favor of the Rangers. WBL’s Calla Frank saw 40 shots.
Central Wisconsin beat Hopkins/Park 1-0. Sydney Weiland with the shutout and Kassidy Olivia with the lone goal of the game and the game winner.
Turns out Bismarck is pretty good. They battled a very good Fergus Falls team before losing 2-3.
Anoka and Blaine tied 2-2 after regulation and a period of free hockey. Unfortunately it is not clear who advances to face Fergus Falls in the semifinal. Tournament bracket on Blaine’s website not updated. Nothing on the twitter machine. Help!
Forest Lake vs. Central Wisconsin in one semifinal.
Fergus Falls vs. TBD in the other.
Nothing to update. First games are today.