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Warroad cruises past Mahtomedi

By Legacy Hockey staff, 03/09/24, 11:45AM CST


State Class 1A third-place game: Warriors score three in opening period as they top 2023 champ Zephyrs

Warroad’s Carson Pilgrim carries the puck into the offensive zone against Mahtomedi during the Class 1A state third place game at Xcel Energy Center. Photo by Jeff Lawler, LegacyHockeyPhotography

Quick Recap

Warroad scored three first-period goals, two on the power play, as it cruised to a 4-1 victory over Mahtomedi on Saturday in the third-place game of the state Class 1A tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Murray Marvin-Cordes, Taven James and Carson Pilgrim scored in the opening period for the No. 2-seeded Warriors (25-6-0). Marvin-Cordes and Pilgrim each scored with the man advantage. Pilgrim finished the season with 32 goals; Marvin-Cordes had 28.

Ryan Shaugabay added a second-period goal to put Warroad, ranked No. 4 in Class 1A, ahead 4-0.

Jake Hodd-Chlebeck scored a power-play goal in the third period for No. 4 seed Mahtomedi (18-13-0).

No. 5-1A Mahtomedi won last year’s state title in double overtime against Warroad. The teams met once in the regular season, with Warroad winning 7-6 in overtime on Dec. 2 at the St. Croix Recreation Center in Stillwater.

Key Moment

Sophomore Ryan Shaugabay’s goal late in the second-period Warroad ahead 4-0 and Mahtomedi on life support.

By the Numbers

3 - Warroad recorded three face-off wins during its second power-play, which culminated in Carson Pilgrim's goal. Warroad had only won one face-off before that stretch. Taven James, who won the first Warroad face-off, won two during the power play and Murray Marvin-Cordes the other. Mahtomedi, who won the first six face-offs and 11 of the first 12, went 15-4 on face-offs in the first period.

2 by 20 - Ryan Shaugabay's second-period goal gives him two in the state tournament and seven overall. He wears No. 20 for Warroad.

7 - With three points each against Mahtomedi, senior line mates Carson Pilgrim and Murray Marvin-Cordes each extended their scoring streaks to seven games. Both were held scoreless against Bemidji on Feb. 13.

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