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Hockey Night: Lund's breakaway goal sparks Warroad to victory

By Legacy Hockey Staff, 01/04/22, 11:00PM CST


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Warroad 5, Roseau 0

ROSEAU - Sophomore defenseman Ryan Lund's shorthanded breakaway goal midway through the second period opened the scoring and the floodgates for Warroad, as the Warriors cruised to a 5-0 victory over Roseau on Tuesday in front of a capacity crowd of about 2,000 at Roseau Memorial Arena.

The game was one of the most anticipated of the season given the rivalry between the Warriors and Rams dates to the 1940s and the fact both teams are in the midst of stellar seasons.

No. 2-1A Warroad (12-0-0) remained unbeaten with the win while No. 3-2A Roseau (11-2-0) suffered just its second loss. 

Lund stripped the puck from a Roseau player at the blue line then cruised in alone on Rams goaltender Carter Christianson. Lund scored after a series of dekes left Christianson sprawled on the ice.

Matt Hard added a goal with 4:07 left in the second period to put the Warriors ahead 2-0 entering the third.

Murray Marvin-Cordes scored twice in the opening 9:23 of the third and Daimon Gardner completed the scoring with 1:29 remaining.

Christianson finished with 22 saves while Warroad's Hampton Slukynsky had 28.

The teams complete their season series with a 7:30 p.m. game on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at The Gardens Arena in Warroad.

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St. Paul Johnson 2, St. Paul Highland Park 0

ST. PAUL - Senior Damian VanDanacker made 50 saves as St. Paul Johnson (3-5-0) defeated St. Paul Highland Park (4-5-1) 2-0 at the TRIA Rink to win the St. Paul Cup.

Van Danakaer becomes just the sixth goaltender this season to record 35 or more saves in a shutout, and the first to do so with 50 or more saves. He made 21 of his saves in the final period.

Joaquin Ochocki scored in the first period and Matt Maidl in the third for the Governors.

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Hermantown 6, Duluth Denfeld 1

HERMANTOWN - In what could be a preview of the 2022 Section 7A championship game, No. 1-1A Hermantown (9-1-0) recorded a 6-1 win over No. 5-1A Duluth Denfeld (9-3-0).

The teams have met in the past two Section 7A title games with Hermantown winning 6-0 in 2020 and 7-1 last year.

After Duluth Denfeld's Nick Mcgillivray gave the Hunters the 1-0 lead 4:16 into the game, Hermantown's Max Plante tied it17 seconds later. Plante then recorded assists on goals by Wyatt Carlson and George Peterson as the Hawks led 3-1 after the first.

Peterson scored his second goal 3:47 into the second period. Carlson gave Hermantown a 5-1 lead 2:33 into the third before Dallas Vieau closed out the scoring with a power-play goal at 4:51.

Kade Koharski led Hermantown with five assists.

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Grand Forks Red River (N.D.) 5, East Grand Forks 3

GRAND FORKS - Grand Forks Red River, the No. 1-ranked team in the North Dakota coaches poll conducted by, used five third-period goals to downNo. 10-1A East Grand Forks (4-5-0) 5-3 at Eagles Arena.

Carson Skarperud scored two goals to lead Grand Forks Red River (8-1-0).

Caleb Schmiedeberg and Zach Stocker gave the Greenwave a 2-0 lead after the first period. The Roughriders' Mikey Coleman cut the lead to 2-1 at 1:57 in the third period but Jaksen Panzer's short-handed goal pushed the East Grand Forks lead back to two, 3-1.

Power-play goals by Carter Sproule and Skarperud tied the score before Skarperud's goal at 11:50 gave the Roughriders a 4-3 lead. Grand Forks Red River then added an empty-net goal with one minute left.

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Rogers 4, St. Michael-Albertville 3 (OT)

ROGERS - Matt Lomen scored on a 2-on-1 rush to give No. 17-2A Rogers (7-5-1) a 4-3 overtime win over St. Michael-Albertville (5-6-0) at the Rogers Ice Arena.

Hogan Sinjem gave the Royals a 1-0 lead in the first period but St. Michael Albertville scored three-straight goals to open the second period.

Rogers' Miken Miller brought the Royals within one, 3-2, to close the second period. Ty Frederickson tied the game in the third to set the stage for Lomen's game-winner.

Jacob Rokala led the Knights with two goals.

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Mankato East/Loyola 6, Hutchinson 4

HUTCHINSON - No. 17-1A Mankato East/Loyola (9-4-0) scored five-straight goals and recorded a 6-4 win over Hutchinson (6-5-0) at Burich Arena.

After Hutchinson's KK Starrett gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead, Aiden Prochaska started the Mankato East/Loyola scoring run with a power-play goal at 10:38. Austin Arnoldy gave the Cougars a 2-1 lead at 14:55.

Brayden Borgmeier then scored a short-handed goal and an even-strength goal for a 4-1 lead. Rafe Bowman pushed the lead to 5-1 before Hutchinson's Brady Knorr scored at 12:22 to make it 5-2. Andrew Bastian closed the second period with a goal to give the Cougars a 6-2 lead. Bastian, Parker Anthony and Shae Gavin each had two assists for Mankato East/Loyola.

Starrett and Knorr added third-period goals for the Tigers.

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