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Hockey Night: Bump's four goals propel Prior Lake past Chaska

By Legacy Hockey Staff, 03/02/22, 11:30PM CST

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March 2: Moorhead too much for Elk River; Minneapolis tops Delano; Hermantown cruises

Section 2AA Championship

Prior Lake 7, Chaska 4

EDINA - Alex Bump scored four goals to lead No. 4 seed and No. 11-2A state-ranked Prior Lake to a 7-4 win over No. 3 seed and No. 12-2A Chaska on Wednesday at Braemar Arena in Edina, securing the Lakers' first trip to the state tournament.

Bump, one of 10 Mr. Hockey finalists, scored nine seconds into the first period to get the offense started for Prior Lake (18-10-0).

After Chaska (22-6-0) tied the score, Will Schumacher gave the Lakers a 2-1 lead after one.

The teams traded goals in the second before Bump's third goal gave Prior Lake a 5-3 lead with 10:26 left. Bump entered the game as second-leading scorer in Class 2A behind Roseau's Max Strand.

Zach Seltun then scored for Chaska with 5:04 left in regulation to bring the Hawks within one at 5-4.

However, Schumacher and Bump, a Vermont commit who has 75 points this season, closed the scoring with empty-net goals to halt Chaska's comeback hopes.

The Lakers were playing in just their third section championship game in program history.

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Section 8AA Championship

Moorhead 8, Elk River/Zimmerman 4

ST. CLOUD - Gavin Lindberg recorded two goals and two assists as No. 1 seed and No. 5-2A Moorhead defeated No. 3 seed and No. 14-2A Elk River Zimmerman 8-4 at the Municipal Athletic Complex.

The Spuds (21-6-1) advance to the state tournament four the fourth straight year.

After Moorhead took a 2-0 lead, Blaise Schutt scored twice for Elk River/Zimmerman (19-8-1) to the game after one period.

They Spuds took a 5-4 lead in the second and broke away with three goals in the third.

Moorhead outshot Elk River/Zimmerman 43-27.

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Section 2A Championship

Minneapolis 3, Delano 1

ST. LOUIS PARK - No. 1 seed and No. 5-1A Minneapolis defeated No. 2 seed Delano 3-1 at the St. Louis Park Rec Center, earning a trip to the state tournament for the first time since 1994 when it appeared as Minneapolis Edison.

Minneapolis (21-6-1) took a 2-0 lead after two periods on goals by John Bebler.

No. 2 seed and No. 3-1A Delano, which was going for a fourth-straight state tournament appearance, got a goal by Jesse Peterson midway through the third to pull to within 2-1.

However, the Tigers (20-8-0) saw their comeback hopes dashed 73 seconds later when Minneapolis' Zander Zoia scored to regain the two-goal cushion.

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Section 7A Championship

Hermantown 11, Duluth Denfeld 0

DULUTH - Dallas Vieau and Zam Plante each recorded hat tricks as No. 1 seed and No. 1-1A Hermantown erupted for an 11-0 win over No. 2 seed and No. 7-1A Duluth Denfeld at Amsoil Arena.

Hermanantown has reached state tournament each of the past two years and 11 of the past 12 seasons.

Vieau and Plante combined for five of the Hawks' six first-period goals. Hermantown (26-2-0) led 9-0 after two periods.

Connor Doyle stopped 24 shots for Denfeld (19-9-0) in a relief role.

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Section 5A Championship

Monticello 3, St. Cloud Cathedral 2

ELK RIVER - Wilson Dahlheimer scored with 11 seconds left to give No. 4 seed and No. 17-1A Monticello a 3-2 win over No. 3 seed and No. 16-1A St. Cloud Cathedral at the Furniture and Things Community Event Center.

Dahlheimer scored the game's first two goals. Nolan Widman brought Cathedral (14-14-0) within a goal after two periods.

Cathedral's John Hirschfeld tied the game 55 seconds into the third.

Monticello (13-14-1) killed a penalty that started with 2:21 left in regulation, setting the stage for Dahlheimer to complete his hat trick to give the Moose the win.

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Section 1A Championship

New Prague 5, Albert Lea 2

ROCHESTER - No. 4 seed and No. 19-1A New Prague surrendered a two goal lead, then scored the game's final three goals to record a 5-2 win over No. 3 seed and No. 15-1A Albert Lea at the Rochester Recreation Center and head to the state tournament for the first time since 2015.

The Trojans (10-15-2) got first-period goals by Max Hanzel and Will Andersen for the 2-0 lead. Albert Lea (19-9-0) tied it on Joseph Yoon's two goals, the second of which came on the power-play goal at 12:01 in the second.

New Prague's Charlie Turnberg  scored at 8:25 to give the Trojans the lead. Peyton Becker and Turnberg added goals in the third and Carter Puente stopped 24 shots for the win.

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