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Hockey Night: Andover stages another dramatic comeback

By Legacy Hockey staff, 12/17/22, 11:15PM CST


Dec. 17: Huskies rally to tie unbeaten Wayzata; St. Thomas Academy beats Holy Family in OT to improve to 7-0

Wayzata 3, Andover 3 (OT)

ANDOVER - Andover's Landon Stringfellow scored with 36 seconds left in regulation to force overtime as the Huskies and Wayzata skated to a 3-3 tie on Saturday at Andover Community Center.

Stringellow, stationed just outside the crease, swatted home a rebound of Cayden Casey's shot from the point. Gavyn Thoreson won the face-off in the Wayzata end to initiate the play.

No. 5-2A Andover (4-3-1) took the early lead when Cooper Conway scored on the power play 1:46 into the contest.  Jibber Kohl answered with a power-play goal for No. 2-2A Wayzata (5-1-0).

Stringfellow scored on the power play with 1:45 left in the second for the Huskies. Wayzata's Jake Mattson answered with a power-play goal with 8 seconds left in the period.

Cade De St. Hubert gave Wayzata a 3-2 lead with 11:37 left to set the stage for Stringfellow's game-tying goal.

Late comebacks are nothing new for Andover. The Huskies scored a pair of late goals as it rallied to beat Champlin Park 3-2 in overtime on Thursday.

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St. Thomas Academy 4, Holy Family 3 (OT)

VICTORIA - Tommy Cronin's goal with 4:22 left in overtime gave St. Thomas Academy the 4-3 win over Holy Family in a game between ranked teams at Victoria Recreation Center.

No. 20-2A Holy Family (5-2-0) took a 1-0 lead on Thomas Laaksonen's power-play goal in the first. Cronin tied it with 4:03 left in the second and then Will Dosan gave the Cadets a 2-1 lead with 2:19 left heading into the second intermission.

Holy Family's Ethan Hall evened the score with 12:27 remaining. One minute later, No. 10-2A St. Thomas Academy (7-0-0) regained the lead on Max Candon's goal. Mason Grinnell then tied it with 9:51 left in regulation.

Tyler Magoni stopped 20 shots for the Cadets while Bennett Reinhard made 29 saves for Holy Family.

Cronin, a Colgate commit and leading Mr. Hockey candidate, has 14 goals this season. No other Cadet has more than four.

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Lakeville South 3, Eastview 2

LAKEVILLE - Sophomore forward Will Kortan's goal 2:14 into the third period held up as the winner as Lakeville South outlasted South Suburban Conference rival Eastview 3-2 at Hasse Arena.

Ashton Dahms and Tyler Lafferty scored second-period goals for No. 5-2A Lakeville South (4-1-0).

No. 16-2A Eastview (6-2-0) tied it at 1-1 on Billy Downs' goal 1:26 in the the second period.

The game featured two of the state's top senior goaltenders in Eastview's Jay Svaren (22 saves) and Lakeville South's Jack Hochsprung (21 saves).

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East Grand Forks 3, Alexandria 2

ALEXANDRIA - East Grand Forks built a 3-0 lead after two periods and hung on to defeat Alexandria 3-2 at the Runestone Community Center.

No. 5-1A East Grand Forks (5-2-0) got goals from Cam Kofstad, Gage Seydel and Jace Van Eps to take the 3-0 lead.

No. 15-1A Alexandria (0-4-0) started its comeback when Tyler Kludgt scored with 4:21 left. The Cardinals got within a goal when Nick Peterson scored during a 6-on-3 advantage with 7 seconds remaining.

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Delano 3, Hutchinson 1

DELANO - Delano used two third-period goals to record a 3-1 win over Hutchinson in a matchup of Section 2A foes at Delano Area Sports Arena.

No. 13-1A Delano (2-3-0) built a 3-0 lead after a second-period goal by Bryce Peterson and third-period goals from Patrick Kruse and Aiden Leaver.

No. 14-1A Hutchinson (4-2-0) was stopped on its first power-play opportunity in the third but converted on its second when A.J. Mallak scored with 7:38 remaining.

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La Crescent-Hokah 3, Waseca 2 (OT)

WASECA - Wyatt Farrell's power-play goal 1:23 into overtime led La Crescent-Hokah to a 3-2 overtime win over Waseca at the Waseca Community Arena.

La Crescent-Hokah (7-2-0) forced overtime with Cooper Carlson's power-play goal midway in the third.

Waseca led 1-0 after Griffen Krautkramer's second-period goal. Farrell scored shorthanded 19 seconds into the third period to even the score.

Waseca (4-3-0) took a 2-1 lead on a power-play goal from Lucas Groll.

Farrell's OT goal was his state-leading 21st of the season and fifth game-winner. 

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Edina 5, Eden Prairie 1

EDINA - Jackson Nevers scored twice as Edina beat Eden Prairie 5-1 in the de facto championship game of the Edina Holiday Classic at Braemar Arena.

Mason West and John Halverson each had a goal and an assist for the No. 13-2A Hornets (3-3-0), who won their third game in as many days.

Ryan Koering scored for No. 18-2A Eden Prairie (3-3-0), which had won its first two games of the three-day round robin tournament.

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Cambridge-Isanti 7, Princeton 4

PRINCETON - Sean Brown's goal midway through the third period proved to be the game winner as Cambridge-Isanti rallied for a 7-4 victory over Princeton with four straight third-period goals at Princeton Ice Arena.

Jacob Patnode scored 3:16 into the third period to put Princeton (1-4-0) ahead 4-3. Wyatt Nutt answered for the Bluejackets (3-2-0) just 1:16 later.

Brown scored 6:26 into the third and Cambridge-Isanti added two empty net goals in the closing minutes.

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Moose Lake 4, North Shore 3 (OT)

MOOSE LAKE - Ryden Anderson scored with 2:13 left in overtime as Moose Lake beat North Shore 4-3 at Riverside Arena.

North Shore's Jake Stadler scored his second goal of the game with 5:49 remaining to tie it at 3-3.

Sam Knezevich scored twice for Moose Lake (3-3-0). 

The Rebels outshot the Storm (1-3-1) 9-0 in the overtime period.

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