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Hockey Night: Chaska beats Chanhassen in Section 2AA showdown

By Legacy Hockey Staff, 02/24/22, 11:30PM CST


Feb 24: Late goal lifts Albert Lea past La Crescent-Hokah in 1A; East wins battle of Mankato in 3A

Section 2AA Quarterfinals

Chaska 3, Chanhassen 2

CHASKA - Zach Seltun scored two goals in the second period as No. 3 seed and No. 17-2A state ranked Chaska handed No. 6 seed and rival Chanhassen a 3-2 loss on Thursday at the Chaska Community Center.

After Chanhassen's Jake Risch opened the second with 7:15 remaining the second, Seltun scored on the power play with 4:14 to play in the period and added even-strength goal 77 seconds later.

Sam Scheetz, who assisted on Seltun's first goal, scored with 2:18 to play to give the Hawks (21-5-0) a 3-1 lead.

Gavin Uhlenkamp scored with 1:57 left for the Storm (19-6-1), who suffered their third loss of the season to their west metro neighbor.

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Section 1A Quarterfinals

Albert Lea 4, La Crescent-Hokah 3

ALBERT LEA - Jack Ladlie's goal with 1:52 remaining lifted No. 3 seed Albert Lea to a 4-3 victory over No. 6 seed La Crescent-Hokah at the Albert Lea City Arena.

La Crescent-Hokah (13-11-2) led 3-2 early in the second on sophomore Wyatt Farrell's second goal of the game and 49th of the season.

Albert Lea (18-8-0) tied it on a rebound goal by Elijah Farris midway through the third, setting up Ladlie's late heroics. 

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Section 3A Quarterfinals

Mankato East 6, Mankato West 0

MANKATO - Caelin Brueske recorded his eighth shutout of the season as No. 2 seed Mankato East (16-10-1) picked up a 6-0 win over No. 7 seed Mankato West (8-15-0) at All Seasons Arena.

Mankato East had four players score goals in the second: Parker Anthony, Brayden Borgmeier, Andrew Bastian and Quintin Steindl as the Cougars built a 4-0 lead.

Steindl and Aaron Kamm netted goals in the third.

Aiden Prochaska recorded three assists for the Cougars while Steindl and Anthony each added two.

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Section 5AA Quartefinals

Champlin Park 4, Mounds View 1

CHAMPLIN - Ethan Mus and Evan Williams each scored two goals as No. 4 seed Champlin Park defeated No. 5 seed Mounds View 4-1 at the Ice Forum at Champlin.

Mus opened the scoring in the second period with 10:22 remaining. Williams then gave the Rebels (15-10-1) a 2-0 lead by scoring with 6:18 to play in the period.

Mus scrored his second with four minutes left in the period. Grant Dean scored the lone goal for Mounds View (8-17-1) with 2:50 to play in the second.

Williams completed the scoring with 52 seconds left.

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Section 1AA Quarterfinals

Rochester Mayo 4, Farmington 2

ROCHESTER - No. 4 seed Rochester Mayo converted back-to-back power-play opportunities to record a 4-2 win over No. 5 seed Farmington at Graham Arena.

The Spartans (17-5-3) led 2-0 on goals by Cohen Ruskell and Mason Leimbek when Farmington (8-16-1) answered with goals by Ryan Holmstrom and Luke Walton.

Gavin Black gave Mayo a 3-2 lead with a power-play goal with 40 seconds left in the second.

On the next power play, Ruskell scored his second goal, this one coming only 25 seconds into the third.

Tate Cothern stopped 26 shots for the win.

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Section 2A Quarterfinals

Orono 2, Southwest Christian/Richfield 1

LONG LAKE - Sophomore defenseman John Engebrettson's third-period goal allowed No. 3 seed and No. 14-1A ranked Orono to beat No. 6 seed Southwest Christian/Richfield 2-1 at Orono Ice Arena and avoid a quarterfinal upset. 

Engebrettson also scored in the second period for the Spartans (11-13-1) as they took a 1-0 lead. The Stars (11-14-2) tied it at 1-1 in the second on a Caleb Bendell goal.

Orono's Brock Peyton stopped 28 of 29 shots to earn the victory.

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Providence Academy 7, Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 3

PLYMOUTH - No. 4 seed and No. 17-1A ranked Providence Academy scored the game's last three goals as the Lions pulled away for a 7-3 win over No. 5 seed and No. 16-1A ranked Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato at the Plymouth Ice Center.

Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato's Keyton Johnson gave the Dragons a 1-0 lead before Providence Academy (19-6-1) scored the first period's next three goals in 3:18.

Johnson brought the Dragons (16-9-1) within one by scoring with 13:14 to play in the second but Johnny Hendrickson's second goal gave Providence Academy a 4-2 lead. Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato's Connor Taber then scored to make it 4-3 after two periods.

Andrew Owen scored his second of the night to open the third before Louie Wehmann netted his second for a 6-3 lead. John Reller then completed the scoring.

Sammy Lewis had four assists for the Lions.

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Section 8A Quarterfinals

East Grand Forks 11, Red Lake Falls 1

EAST GRAND FORKS - No. 19-1A East Grand Forks scored four times in the first 5:55 and the Green Wave never looked back, defeating No. 5 seed Red Lake Falls (17-8-1) 11-1 at the East Grand Forks Civic Center.

East Grand Forks (9-17-0), the No. 4 seed, used goals by Grady Magner, Caleb Schmeiedeberg, Brock Schultz and Jace Fore to take the 4-0 lead. Goals by Jaksen Panzer and Landon Jamieson to pushed the lead to 7-0 after the first.

Fore, Schultz and Seth Aaker scored as the lead grew to 10-0 after two periods.

Senior Red Lake Falls' Ty Kennett, the state's leading scorer with 93 points, scored 1:30 into the third. Cole Bies rounded out the EGF scoring with 1:37 remaining.

Kennett scored 109 goals and assisted on 116 others over the past three seasons. 

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