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Hockey Night: Edina outlasts Elk River and superb goaltender Sam Stockman

By Legacy Hockey Staff, 12/18/21, 12:15AM CST

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Dec. 17: DeMars' OT goal boosts Grand Rapids past Eden Prairie; Roseau overpowers Rogers

Edina 1, Elk River/Zimmerman 0

EDINA - Edina fired 47 shots at Elk River/Zimmerman sophomore goaltender Sam Stockman, but Hornets senior Willy Johnson's second-period goal was all that got past the Elks' superb sophomore Friday night in a second-round game of the Edina Holiday Classic at Braemar Arena.

Stockman's unflappable play gave No. 20-2A Elk River/Zimmerman (5-3-0) a realistic chance to beat No. 1-2A Edina (6-0-0), or at least muster a tie.

The Elks had several quality chances in the closing minutes as they went on the power play and pulled Stockman in favor of an extra skater, but the Hornets blocked a series of shots and deflected a handful of others out of play.

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Grand Rapids 4, Eden Prairie 3 (OT)

EDINA - Senior forward Hayden DeMars rifled a shot that rang off the right goalpost then deflected just inside the crossbar as Grand Rapids beat defending Class 2A champion Eden Prairie 4-3 in overtime in a second-round game of the Edina Holiday Classic at Braemar Arena.

DeMars' goal came 4:05 into the extra session and halted the No. 11-2A Thunderhawks' (6-3-0) recent trend of losing to top-ranked teams. 

Grand Rapids (6-3-0) was 5-0-0 before embarking on a road trip to the Canadian border and losing in overtime on back-to-back nights to No. 10-2A Roseau and No. 3-1A Warroad by identical 4-3 scores.

Jake Luloff scored twice for No. 16-2A Eden Prairie (3-3-0).

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Roseau 4, Rogers 1

ROSEAU - No. 10-2A Roseau (6-1-0) scored three first-period goals, two coming on the power play, as the Rams defeated Rogers (3-3-1) 4-1 at Roseau Memorial Arena.

Max Strand and Kellen Murphy scored the first-period power-play goals while Adam Severson also netted a goal as the Rams built a 3-1 lead.

Gavin Gunderson scored in the second period. Murphy was credited with two assists to finish with three points (1 goal, 2 assists).

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Moorhead 4, White Bear Lake 1

MOORHEAD - No. 12-2A Moorhead (4-4-0) got goals from four players as the Spuds downed White Bear Lake (3-3-0) 4-1 at the Moorhead Sports Center.

Carson Triggs and Aaron Reierson scored in the first period while Harper Bentz and Caleb Alderson recorded goals in the third for Moorhead.

Nolan Roed scored for White Bear Lake.

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Buffalo 4, Bemidji 1

BEMIDJI - Jimmy Winter scored two goals to lead Buffalo (3-3-0) past Bemidji (4-3-1) 4-1 at the Bemidji Community Arena.

Winter got the Bison on the board 66 seconds into the game. That score held until teammate Laken Gunia scored on the power play with 4:35 left in the period.

Winter then gave Buffalo a 3-1 lead 5:50 into the third period, a period which saw the Bison kill four Bemidji power plays.

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