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Hockey Night: East Grand Forks upends top-ranked Warroad

By Legacy Hockey staff, 02/06/24, 11:15PM CST


Feb. 6: Green Wave upend Section 8A rival Warriors; Holy Family cruises past Park; Proctor tops Duluth Marshall in OT

East Grand Forks 6, Warroad 3

EAST GRAND FORKS - Senior forward Jace Fore scored the winner midway through the third period as East Grand Forks finished with a flurry of goals to beat Section 8A rival Warroad 6-3 on Tuesday at the East Grand Forks Civic Center.

Fore's goal put No. 4-1A East Grand Forks (15-7-1) ahead 4-3, and the Green Wave pulled away on goals by Tucker Lovejoy and Judd Pesch in the final 4:46.

No. 1-1A Warroad (18-4-0) tied it at 3-3 on goal by Kyler Lien early in the third period.

Warroad defeated East Grand Forks 4-3 in overtime on Dec. 22, and the teams appear to be on a collision course in the upcoming section playoffs.

Junior Ryan Rockstad made 23 saves to earn the victory for the Green Wave, who have lost just twice in their last 11 games.

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Holy Family 5, Park 3

COTTAGE GROVE - Junior defenseman Cameron Dean scored twice an added an assist as Holy Family held off Park 5-3 at Cottage Grove Ice Arena.

No. 14-2A Holy Family (14-5-1) built a 4-1 lead heading into the third period, as Holden Pajor scored with 25 seconds left in the second.

Park (12-9-0) rallied in the third on goals 30 second apart by Owen Corkish and Jackson Rudh, pulling to within 4-3.

Dean completed the scoring with 7 seconds remaining. Holy Family has won seven of its last eight games.

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Proctor 2, Duluth Marshall 1 (OT)

PROCTOR - Breckin Ross scored with 3:28 left in overtime as Proctor topped Duluth Marshall 2-1 at St. Luke's Sports and Event Center.

Owen Marsolek scored for Duluth Marshall (14-8-1) and Ethan Carter for No. 10-1A Proctor (17-6-0) in the second period as the teams headed into the third tied at 1-1.

Proctor goaltender A.J. Reyelts made 39 saves to earn the victory. Kaenan Smith, his Marshall counterpart, made 36 saves.

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Grand Rapids 3, Duluth Denfeld 0

DULUTH - Kyler Miller scored twice in the second period and Ryder Miskovich stopped all 15 shots he faced as Grand Rapids beat Duluth Denfeld 3-0 at the Heritage Sports Center.

The victory was the fifth straight for the No. 17-2A Thunderhawks (14-9-0), who have defeated the likes of perennial state tournament qualifiers Maple Grove, St. Thomas Academy and Andover in that stretch.

Miller, a senior forward, scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season as Grand Rapids built on its 1-0 first-period lead courtesy of a Nathan Garski goal.

Miskovich, a junior is 5-0-0 with a .943 save percentage and 1.00 goals-against average.

Connor Doyle made 43 saves for Duluth Denfeld (10-12-1).

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Little Falls 5, Northern Lakes 0

BREEZY POINT - Luke Avery scored two goals and added two assists as Little Falls beat Northern Lakes 5-0 win at Breezy Point Ice Arena.

Avery, a junior defenseman, scored twice in the early stages of the third period as Little Falls surged to a 3-0 lead.

Izaak Kalis made 22 saves for the No. 15-1A Flyers (15-7-0).

Nigel DeSanto stopped 25 shots for No. 17-1A Northern Lakes (12-7-0).

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St. Cloud Cathedral 4, Totino-Grace 2

ST. CLOUD - St. Cloud Cathedral scored four straight goals at it recorded a 4-2 win over Torino-Grace at the Municipal Athletic Complex.

After a goal by Torino-Grace's Noah Osland, No. 3-1A Cathedral (18-4-1) took the lead on goals by Landon Swenson and Griffin Sturm to close the first.

Andrew Dwinnell and John Hirschfeld scored 34 seconds apart early in the second to give the Crusaders a 4-1 lead.

Osland scored for Totino-Grace (11-11-0) 76 seconds into the third period but the Eagles couldn't get another shot past Cathedral goalie Nick Hansen.

The win was the 50th in the career of Cathedral coach Robert Stocker.

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Mankato East 4, Mankato West 2

MANKATO - Luke Lebens and Boston Beltz scored in the third period to lead Mankato East to a 4-2 win over Mankato West at All Seasons Arena. 

The win was the 150th for Mankato East coach Adam Fries and completed the Couagars' season sweep of the their intracity rival. East beat West 3-2 on Dec. 19.

Landen Haglin and Dylan Mees gave Mankato East (11-10-2) a 2-0 lead first period's final 3:23.

Mankato West (7-13-2) answered with goals by Grady Schmidt and Gage Schmidt in the second.

Lebens scored midway in the third for the Cougars, and Beltz's short-handed goal came with 57 seconds to play.

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Two Rivers 4, Minneapolis 3

WEST ST. PAUL - Eddie Auran scored with three seconds left to give Two Rivers a 4-3 comeback win over Minneapolis at the West St. Paul Arena.

After Auran opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the first, Minneapolis (9-13-0) got goals from Ronan Davis and Ozzie Snodgrass in the second for a 2-1 lead.

Will Auran then tied the game 3:24 into the third period before Davis gave Minneapolis a 3-2 lead with 5:42 remaining. Will Auran scored with 4:23 to play before Eddie Auran's game winner.

Brady Alter stopped 42 shots for Two Rivers (17-5-0).

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