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Hockey Night: Kraft helps Moorhead rally past East Grand Forks

By Legacy Hockey staff, 01/30/24, 11:30PM CST


Jan. 30: Junior forward scores twice in Spuds' victory; Rogers cruises past Stillwater; Saterdalen hat trick pushes Eden Prairie past White Bear Lake

Moorhead 5, East Grand Forks 3

MOORHEAD - Mason Kraft scored twice as part of a game-ending run of four unanswered Moorhead goals on Tuesday in the Spuds' 5-3 victory over East Grand Forks at the Moorhead Sports Center.

Kraft, a junior forward committed to the University of St. Thomas, pulled Moorhead (8-10-1) to within 3-2 late in the second period and tied it at 3-3 6:16 into the third. The goals were his ninth and 10th of the season, tied for second most on the team.

Tyden Bergeson scored his team-best 13th goal to put Moorhead ahead 4-3 and Zak Devig added an empty net goal.

Landon Jamieson, Brock Schultz and Jace Fore scored for No. 4-1A East Grand Forks (13-7-1).

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Rogers 4, Stillwater 1

STILLWATER - Nolen Geerdes scored twice and Aiden Dietrich stopped 25 of 26 shots as Rogers eased past Stillwater 4-1 at the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center.

Geerdes, a junior defenseman, scored the lone goal of the first period and capped the scoring with 1:17 remaining with an empty net goal. He leads the No. 15-2A Royals (12-6-2) with 29 points.

Luca Jarvis scored the lone goal for No. 17-2A Stillwater (10-7-1), which was outshot 39-26.

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Eden Prairie 5, White Bear Lake 1

EDEN PRAIRIE - Senior forward Cole Saterdalen scored three goals and added an assist as Eden Prairie overwhelmed White Bear Lake 5-1 at the Eden Prairie Community Center.

Saterdalen scored his first two goals 31 seconds apart win the second period as No. 16-2A Eden Prairie (12-6-1) took a 4-0 lead. 

Dylan Buetow scored the lone goal for No. 10-2A White Bear Lake (13-4-1) late in the second. 

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Lakeville South 2, Cretin-Derham Hall 0

LAKEVILLE - Lakeville South junior goaltender Carson Hauger made 41 saves to record his third shutout of the season as the Cougars defeated Cretin-Derham Hall 2-0 at Hasse Arena.

Lakeville South (13-6-0) made the most of six shots in the first  as Will Kortan scored on the power play midway in the period and Jackson Ernst scored with 3:23 remaining in the opening period.

Hauger made 15 saves in the second and added 17 more in the third to record his eighth win of the season.

Marco Cerise made 15 saves for Cretin-Derham Hall (10-7-1).

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Rock Ridge 3, Duluth Marshall 2

VIRGINIA - Kasey Lamppa's goal with 4:34 remaining gave Rock Ridge a 3-2 win over Duluth Marshall in a back-and-forth contest at the Iron Trail Motors Event Center.

Duluth Marshall (13-7-1) took the lead when Pacey Adduono scored 34 seconds into the game. Rock Ridge (16-5-1) tied it on Ian Mikulich's goal with 10:20 left in the period.

The Wolverines took the lead when Grady Dimberio scored with 7:21 remaining in the second.

The Hilltoppers tied the contest when Benson Peterson scored 2:48 into the third, setting the stage for Lamppa's game-winning goal.

Rock Ridge outshot the Hilltoppers 43-23.

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Holy Family 7, Delano 2

VICTORIA - Holden Pajor had a hat trick as Holy Family recorded a 7-2 win over ranked Delano at the Victoria Recreation Center, avenging a loss to the Tigers earlier in the season. 

Pajor opened the scoring 4:47 into the first period. Pajor, a junior forward, has a team-high 31 points for the No. 11-2A Fire (12-4-1).

Delano's Brody Geislinger evened the score 7 minutes later. Connor Crowley's goal with 2:37 remaining in the opening period gave Holy Family a lead it never relinquished.

Drew Roelofs scored on a power play to start a three-goal outburst for the Fire. Pajor scored the other two goals in the run.

Teague Collings scored for No. 7-1A Delano (12-8-1) to close the second-period scoring.

Bryce Wiitala and Tanner Davis netted goals for Holy Family in the third.

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Monticello 1, Princeton 1 (OT)

PRINCETON - Princeton's Kole Roth made 41 saves as the Tigers and Monticello skated to a 1-1 tie at the Princeton Ice Arena.

Aidan Widmark gave No. 9-1A Monticello (16-2-1) a 1-0 lead with 10:30 left in the first period. Christopher Eli tied the contest 4:11 into the second period for Princeton (10-9-2).

Monticello outshot Princeton 42-18.

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