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Hockey Night: Elk River deals Roseau upset loss in 8AA

By Legacy Hockey Staff, 02/26/22, 10:45PM CST


Feb. 26: Lakeville North outlasts Hastings in OT in 1AA; Monticello upends Little Falls in 5A; New Prague stuns top-seeded Northfield in 1A

Section 8AA Semifinals

Elk River/Zimmerman 4, Roseau 3

ROSEAU - Marcus Fritel recorded a hat trick as No. 3 seed and No. 19-2A state-ranked Elk River/Zimmerman upset No. 2 seed and No. 9-2A Roseau 4-3 at Roseau Memorial Arena.

Roseau's Gavin Gunderson gave the Rams a 1-0 lead after one. Fritel scored power-play and even-strength goals in the second for the Elks (19-7-1).

Blake Rinehart gave Elk River/Zimmerman a 3-1 lead and Fritel scored a shorthanded goal to put the Elks up 4-1.

Thor Byfuglien scored two power-play goals to bring the Rams (21-5-1) within one at 4-3.

Sam Stockman stopped 32 shots for the Elks.

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Section 1AA Semifinals

Lakeville North 3, Hastings 2 (OT)

ROCHESTER - Kyle Doll's top corner glove-side shot gave Lakeville North a 3-2 win over Hastings at the Rochester Recreation Center.

No. 2 seed Lakeville North (21-6-0) advances to play Lakeville South, which defeated Rochester Mayo, 6-0.

No. 3 seed Hastings (21-5-1) forced overtime when Collin Stewart scored with 22 seconds left after the Raiders pulled their goaltender for an extra attacker.

Luke Jech scored twice in the second period to give the Panthers a quick 2-0 lead before Stephen Reifenberger scored with 3:18 left in the second.

Section 5A Semifinals

Monticello 4, Little Falls 3

LITTLE FALLS - Roman Thompson's unassisted goal with 9:14 remaining in the third period gave No. 4 seed Monticello a 4-3 win over No. 1 seed Little Falls at Exchange Arena.

The Moose avenged a 5-4 loss earlier this season in the second round of the Two Rivers Thanksgiving Tournament as the Flyers scored three times in the third to win that contest.

The Moose (11-14-1) built a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Gavin Simon and Cody Russell.

No. 8-1A Little Falls got on the scoreboard with Carter Oothoudt's goal with three seconds left in the first.

The Flyers tied the score at 2-2 2:22 into the second on Hayden Johnson's goal. Monticello answered with a goal by Alec Mayer to close the second.

Little Falls (21-4-1) tied the score on Oothoudt's second goal of the game with 12:26 remaining.

Monticello killed two penalties in the final 5:16 to preserve the win.

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St. Cloud Cathedral 4, Cambridge-Isanti 1

ISANTI - No. 3 seed St. Cloud Cathedral scored the first four goals and defeated No. 2 seed and No. 15-1A Cambridge-Isanti 4-1 at the Isanti Ice Arena.

Cathedral (14-13-0) got first-period goals by Collin Hess and Nolan Widman. Hess scored a power-play goal in the second and Landon Swenson added a power-play goal in the third for the Crusaders.

Cathedral defeated Cambridge-Isanti 2-1 Feb. 17 on Nicholas Hwang's goal with 56 seconds remaining.

Luke Pierson scored Cambridge-Isanti's (18-8-1) goal with 4:41 remaining.

Nick Hansen made 33 saves for St. Cloud Cathedral. Freshman Jaxon Sibell made 16 stops for the Bluejacks.

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Section 6AA Semifinals

Edina 1, Wayzata 0

BLOOMINGTON - Jimmy Clark scored 26 seconds into overtime to give No. 2 seed Edina a 1-0 win over No. 3 seed Wayzata at the Bloomington Ice Garden.

No. 10-2A Edina (18-8-0) goaltender Robbie Clarkowski stopped all 24 shots he faced. Will Ingemann made 26 saves for No. 11-2A Wayzata (17-8-1).

The game marked the fourth meeting of the season between the teams and third straight 1-0 final score - two of which were decided in overtime.

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Section 2A Semifinals

Delano 2, Orono 1 (2 OT)

ST. LOUIS PARK - Gunnar Paulson scored early in double overtime as No. 2 seed Delano outlasted chief rival and No. 3 seed Orono 2-1 at the St. Louis Park Rec Center.

Orono lost despite a spectacular performance from goaltender Brock Peyton, who made 65 saves.

The victory sends Delano into the section final for the seventh time in the last nine seasons. The No. 3-1A Tigers (20-7-0) have won four of the previous five section titles.

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Section 1A Semifinals

New Prague 3, Northfield 2 (OT)

ROCHESTER - Charlie Turnberg's power-play goal 2:57 into overtime capped New Prague's rally to defeat No. 1 seed and No. 11-1A Northfield (20-6-1) 3-2 at the Rochester Recreation Center.

Turnberg's goal came 16 seconds into a power-play opportunity.

No. 4 seed New Prague (9-15-2) trailed 2-0 after two periods. Willy Seymour's wrist shot from the left circle with 6:09 left in regulation got the Trojans on the scoreboard. Michael Beckius tied the game when he scored off a faceoff play with 2:03 remaining.

Northfield Spencer Klotz scored twice in the second, once on the power play and his second coming on a redirected shot.

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Albert Lea 4, Rochester Lourdes 3

ROCHESTER - Max Edwin's second-period goal held up as the winner as No. 3 seed Albert Lea (19-8-0) beat No. 2 seed Rochester Lourdes (19-8-0) 4-3 at the Rochester Recreation Center.

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