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Hockey Night: Andover survives OT scare against Champlin Park

By Loren Nelson, 01/08/22, 10:30PM CST

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Jan. 8: Benilde-St. Margaret's cruises past Edina; Holy Angels knocks off Wisconsin's top team; STA tops Mahtomedi

Andover 5, Champlin Park 4 (OT)

CHAMPLIN - Logan Gravink scored 1:17 into overtime to lift No. 1-2A Andover to a 5-4 win against Champlin Park on Saturday at the Champlin Ice Forum.

Gravink's goal, his second of the game and fourth of the season, came on a wraparound at the right goalpost and capped a game that saw the Huskies (11-2-1) rally from 2-1 and 4-3 deficits.

Matthew Blodgett and Nolan Peterson scored power-play goals in the second period as the Rebels (5-6-1) took a 4-3 lead into the third.

Andover's Hudson Zinda scored the lone goal of the third period. 

Coen Neu made 36 saves for Champlin Park.

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Benilde-St. Margaret's 5, Edina 2

EDINA - Sophomore Michael Risteau scored twice in the second period as No. 7-2A Benilde-St. Margaret's beat No. 5-2A Edina 5-2 at Braemar Arena.

Senior defenseman Tristan Sarsland's goal midway through the first period opened the scoring for the Red Knights (8-4-0), and sophomore Drew Stewart added a goal with 53 seconds left in the first to make it 2-0.

Trey Fechko opened the scoring in the second period to pull Edina (8-5-0) to within 2-1, but Risteau's goals his sixth and seventh of the season, gave the Red Knights a 4-1 lead entering the third.

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Holy Angels 3, Hudson (Wis.) 2

RICHFIELD - Noah Hermanson scored 68 seconds into the third period to lift Holy Angels (11-1-1) to a 3-2 win over Hudson (Wis.) at the Richfield Ice Arena.

Hudson, 9-3-0, entered the game ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Prep Hockey.

The Raiders opened scoring on a goal by Max Giblin. Holy Angels' Ricky Nelson tied the score before Giblin put Hudson back in front.

Ryan Welsch then tied the game with a power-play goal with 2:23 left in the second period to set the stage for Hermanson's game-winner.

Bryce Hess made 33 saves for Holy Angels.

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St. Thomas Academy 3, Mahtomedi 1

MENDOTA HEIGHTS - After going scoreless on its first six power-play attempts, St. Thomas Academy scored on its seventh try as Zach Howard connected with 3:26 to play to boost the Cadets to a 3-1 win over Mahtomedi at the St. Thomas Ice Arena.

No. 3-1A Mahtomedi (6-6-1), which won the first meeting between the teams this season, got on the board first when Carter Haycraft scored on the power play 80 seconds into the second period.

No. 12-2A St. Thomas Academy (8-5-0) then tied the score when Luke Candon beat Mahtomedi goaltender Ben Dardis with 8:25 left in the period.

Howard's power-play goal gave the Cadets the lead before Tommy Cronin's short-handed, empty-net goal provided the final margin.

Dardis stopped 28 of 31 shots while St. Thomas Academy's Matt Schoephoerster made 24 saves.

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Gentry Academy 5, East Grand Forks 2

EAST GRAND FORKS - No. 20-2A Gentry Academy (10-2-0) scored the first four goals on its way to a 5-2 win over No. 10-1A East Grand Forks (5-7-0) at the East Grand Forks Civic Center.

A rematch of a 2021 state Class 1A semifinal, Gentry held a 1-0 lead after the first period thanks to Ethan Joshi's goal with 1:44 left.

The Stars then got second-period goals from Shane Dean and Nathan Rickey for a 3-0 lead before Barrett Hall's power-play goal pushed the advantage to 4-0.

The Greenwave's Brock Schultz scored a power-play goal midway in the third and then Caleb Schmeideberg brought EGF within two, 4-2, with 6:37 remaining.

Web Berg scored an empty-net goal for the 5-2 margin.

Finn Wilson made 27 saves for Gentry.

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Delano 5, St. Cloud Cathedral 2

DELANO - No. 6-1A Delano (9-3-0) scored three-straight goals in the third period to record a 5-2 win over No. 13-1A St. Cloud Cathedral (8-5-0) at the Delana Area Sports Arena.

Delano opened the scoring with a short-handed goal by Will Brown only to see Cathedral tie it game with a power-play goal 16 seconds later by Nolan Widman with 11:18 to play in the first.

Gunnar Paulson gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead with 6:07 to play in the second. Cathedral's Matthew Windfeldt tie the score 89 seconds later.

The Tigers took control in the game's final four minutes. Anderson Peterson gave Delano a 3-2 lead at 3:38 to play. Bruce Halonen then made it 4-2 with 2:20 remaining before Jesse Peterson completed the scoring 14 seconds later.

Delano recorded 45 shots on goal, 21 in the third.

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Hermantown 5, Eden Prairie 2

HERMANTOWN - Dallas Vieau's hat trick led No. 1-1A Hermantown to a 5-2 win over No. 13-2A Eden Prairie (7-6-0).

The Hawks (10-1-0) built a 2-0 lead in the first period as Vieau scored twice on the power play, the first coming with 12:06 remaining and the second with 6:21 left.

Eden Prairie's Jake Luloff got the Eagles on the board before Kade Kohanski's power-play goal pushed the lead to 3-1 with 1:13 left in the second.

Kohanski and Vieau scored the first two goals of the third before the Eagles' Cole Saterdalen scored with 34 seconds remaining for the final.

Max Plante and George Peterson each added two assists for Hermantown.

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Roseau 6, Blake 1

ROSEAU - Noah Urness and Gavin Gunderson each scored two goals as No. 3-2A Roseau (12-2-0) defeated Blake (6-6-0) 6-1 at the Roseau Memorial Arena.

The Rams' special teams opened the scoring as Thor Bufuglien scored a power-play goal with 4:19 left in the first before Kellen Murphy's short-handed goal with 13 seconds left gave Roseau a 2-0 lead.

Urness scored midway in the second period before Gunderson added a goal with 1:10 to play in the period for a 4-0 lead.

Urness scored with 7:50 to play and Gunderson netted one with 4:02 left. Blake's Carter Krenke scored with 2:49 remaining.

Adam Severson led the Rams with three assists while Murphy added two.

Conner Woidke stopped 24 of 25 shots.

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Rosemount 2, Eastview 0

ROSEMOUNT - Rosemount scored two power-play goals in the third period as the Irish recorded a 2-0 win over Eastview (8-3-0) at the Rosemount Community Center.

The Irish (6-5-0) got on the board when Jake Peterson scored with 14:24 remaining. Owen Hendrikson then made it 2-0 with his own power-play goal with 12:12 to play. Hans Hedlund assisted on both goals.

Will Pasch made 24 saves for his first shutout of the season while Jay Svaren stopped 41 shots for Eastview.

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Minnetonka 4, Wayzata 1

MINNETONKA - Gavin Garry scored twice in the the second period as No. 14-2A Minnetonka upended No. 9-2A Wayzata 4-1 in a Lake Conference matchup at Pagel Activity Center.

Wyatt Chartier scored the lone goal of the first period, and Hagen Burrows added an insurance goal late in the third for the Skippers (7-5-1).

John Mattson scored the lone goal for Wayzata (7-5-1).

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