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South prevails in battle of Lakevilles

By Legacy Hockey staff, 03/02/23, 10:45PM CST


The Cougars' Ashton Dahms scores clutch goal in Section 1AA title game win over Lakeville North

From left, Lakeville South's Ashton Dahms, Aidan Willis, John Novak, Tyler Lafferty and Jack Hochsprung lead the charge to Cougars fans after collecting the Section 1AA championship plaque Thursday night in Rochester. Courtesy photo

Quick Recap

ROCHESTER - No. 1 seed Lakeville South's Ashton Dahms scored with 35 seconds to play in the second period to give the Cougars a two-goal cushion en route to a 4-1 win over No. 3 seed Lakeville North in the Section 1AA championship game on Thursday at the Rochester Recreation Center.

Dahms, a senior forward, scored Just 34 seconds after Lakeville North had cut its deficit to one, at 2-1, on a goal by Tyler Arneson.

The game was a rematch of the 2022 Section 1AA title game, which Lakeville South won 4-1.

No. 11-2A Lakeville South (21-6-1) led 1-0 after Tate Pritchard's goal in the first. The Cougars bumped their lead to 2-0 on Will Kortan's goal midway in the second.

Arneson scored on a power play for Lakeville North (13-15-0) with 1:09 left in the second. 

The Cougars' Thomas Boisjolie added an empty net goal with 1:57 to play.

Jack Hochsprung made 31 saves for Lakeville South.

The win was the Cougars' 10th in 11 games.

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