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Hockey Night: Breakaway goal boosts St. Louis Park to OT win

By Legacy Hockey staff, 01/11/23, 11:00PM CST


Jan. 11: Griffin Krone scores winning goal as Orioles top Hastings; Minneapolis shuts out St. Paul Highland Park

St. Louis Park 4, Hastings 3 (OT)

HASTINGS - Junior forward Griffin Krone's breakaway goal with 2:55 left in overtime lifted St. Louis Park to a 4-3 overtime victory over Hastings at Hastings Civic Arena in one of three games played statewide Wednesday night.

Hastings' Kody Niederkorn and St. Louis Park's Josh Middleton put on a stellar goaltending display, with Niederkorn making 48 saves and Middleton 21, including a sprawling breakaway stop on Blake Vandehoef just seconds before Krone's game-winning goal.

Krone, who leads St. Louis Park with 11 goals, scored with a high shot over Niederkorn's glove hand.

Max Rider scored two power-play goals for St. Louis Park (5-7-1). 

Brody Larsen's goal midway through the third period pulled Hastings (7-3-1) into a 3-3 tie. 

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Minneapolis 2, St. Paul Highland Park 0

ST. PAUL - Cody Kelker and Will Pankratz scored third-period goals and Mike Shroat made 14 saves for the shutout as Minneapolis beat St. Paul Highland Park 2-0 at Highland Arena.

Kelker scored 1:05 into the final period and Pankratz scored with 9:14 remaining for Minneapolis (6-6-1).

Ben Olson stopped 30 shots for the Scots (7-5-1).

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East Ridge 4, Eagan 3

EAGAN - Senior forward Grant Kohnen's goal with 37 seconds remaining in the second period held up as the winner as East Ridge beat Eagan 4-3 at Eagan Civic Arena.

Gavin Goihl scored for Eagan (3-8-0) with 2:29 remaining to pull the Wildcats to within 4-3. 

Jack Tauscher, Cole Widen and Ricky Lanahan scored goals for East Ridge (6-5-0) as the Raptors built a 3-1 lead in the second period.

Lance Murray's goal late in the second period pulled the Wildcats to within 3-2.

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