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Hockey Night: Stillwater tops Mahtomedi for St. Croix bragging rights

By Legacy Hockey staff, 12/21/22, 12:15AM CST


Dec. 20: Ty Tuccitto scores twice for Ponies in win over arena neighbors; Duluth East stuns Andover; Warroad steamrolls Thief River Falls

Stillwater 3, Mahtomedi 1

STILLWATER - Ty Tuccitto had a goal and an assist as Stillwater slipped past Mahtomedi 3-1 on Tuesday in a matchup of teams that share residence at the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center.

No. 18-2A Stillwater (6-1-0) led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Tuccitto and Brody Dustin.

Corey Bohmert scored late in the second period to pull No. 3-1A Mahtomedi (5-2-0) to within 2-1. 

Blake Vanek's goal early in the third period restored the Ponies' two goal lead.

Tuccitto's goal was his team-leading seventh of the season.

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Duluth East 5, Andover 1

DULUTH - Noah Teng scored twice and added an assist as Duluth East stunned Andover 5-1 in a matchup with Section 7AA seeding implications at the Heritage Sports Center. 

Teng's first goal came during a three-goal flurry for Duluth East (4-5-0), putting the Greyhounds ahead 4-0 entering the third.

Teng scored again in the third, as did Ben Doll for No. 5-2A Andover (4-4-1).

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Warroad 5, Thief River Falls 1

THIEF RIVER FALLS - Carson Pilgrim scored twice and Jayson Shaugabay had two assists as Warroad remained unbeaten with a 5-1 victory over longtime Section 8A rival Thief River Falls at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Both of Pilgrim's goals came shorthanded, including one in the second period, as No. 2-1A Warroad (6-0-0) took a 3-0 lead after a scoreless first.

Max Arlt scored the lone goal for No. 11-1A Thief River Falls (2-4-1), pulling the Prowlers to within 3-1 early in the third period.

Warroad defenseman Ryan Lund and Pilgrim closed the scoring.

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Maple Grove 4, Centennial 2

CIRCLE PINES - Maple Grove scored four unanswered goals as it rallied from an early deficit to beat Centennial 4-2 at Centennial Sports Arena.

Centennial (3-2-1) was in upset mode early as Brock Carls scored the lone goal of the first period and Drake Ramirez added one 22 seconds into the second to make it 2-0.

Jacob Sinclair, Lucas Busch and Finn Brink scored second-period goals to give No. 8-2A Maple Grove (4-2-0) a 3-2 lead heading into the third.

Ty Patefield scored the lone goal of the third period for Maple Grove, which outshot the Cougars 39-25.

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New Ulm 2, Hutchinson 1

HUTCHINSON - Undefeated New Ulm, which has run roughshod over Big South Conference foes for the past several years, ventured out of conference play with success by beating Hutchinson 2-1 at Burich Arena.

Austin Uecker's second-period goal proved to be the winner for New Ulm (7-0-0), which also got a first-period goal from Taylor Hansen.

Easton Mallack scored in the first for No. 15-1A Hutchinson (4-3-0).

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Hermantown 8, Duluth Denfeld 1

DULUTH - Wyatt Carlson scored three goals as Hermantown asserted its Section 7A dominance by beating Duluth Denfeld, its primary challenger the past several seasons, 8-1 at Heritage Sports Center.

No. 1-1A Hermantown (4-0-1) led 1-0 after the first. The Hawks then scored three goals to open the second, including Carlson's first.

John Scott's goal late in the second pulled No. 16-1A Duluth Denfeld (4-3-1) within three at 4-1.

Hermantown then scored four unanswered goals in the third period, including two each from Carlson and Mason Sundbom. 

Hermantown outshot Denfeld 37-14.

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Northfield 3, New Prague 0

NEW PRAGUE - Keaton Walock stopped 27 shots for the shutout as Northfield topped New Prague 3-0 in a matchup of Section 1A foes at New Prague Community Center.

Jake Geiger, Cullen Merrit and Brayden Olson scored for No. 6-1A Northfield (7-2-0). 

Oskar Pomerenke made 23 saves for No. 12-1A New Prague (3-3-0), which won the section last season as the No. 4 seed and beat top-seeded Northfield 3-2 in a semifinal.

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Winona 5, La Crescent-Hokah 4

WINONA - John Vail's shorthanded goal with 11 seconds left boosted Winona to its first victory of the season, 5-4 over La Crescent-Hokah at Bud King Ice Arena.

Wyatt Farrell, the state's leading goal scorer with 24, had a hat trick for La Crescent-Hokah (7-3-0), and his goal with 3:02 remaining tied it at 4-4.

Teis Larsen scored twice for Winona (1-4-1), which has played four one-goal games -- and four overtime games -- to start the season.

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Brainerd 3, Little Falls 2 (OT)

BRAINERD - Junior forward Kale Koop scored with 1:35 left in overtime to lift Brainerd to a 3-2 victory over Little Falls at Essential Health Sports Center.

Koop stole the puck from a Little Falls defender at the blue line, skated down the slot and fired a low shot to the left of Flyers goaltender Richie Varriano.

Brainerd (2-3-0) led 2-0 after the first on goals from Kalvin Stengrim and John Finnegan. No. 10-1A Little Falls tied it in the second on goals from Matthew Cooper and Carter Oothoudt.

Ryan Gerlich made 26 saves for Brainerd while Varriano had 44 stops for Little Falls.

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Delano 2, St. Cloud Cathedral 1

ST. CLOUD - Junior defenseman Brayden Coppin's goal with 3:30 remaining lifted Delano past St. Cloud Cathedral 2-1 at the Municipal Athletic Complex.

John Hirschfeld scored the lone goal of the first period as St. Cloud Cathedral (2-5-0) took a 1-0 lead. Cade Bruett scored for No. 13-1A Delano (3-3-0) in the second to tie it at 2-2.

Coppin's goal was his first of the season.

The teams each fired 30 shots on goal, each took two penalties and each went 0-for-2 on the power play.

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