Boys Hockey | Mankato West 3, Rochester John Marshall 0
MANKATO — Rochester John Marshall put forth exactly the type of effort it needed to against the best team in the Big Nine Confernece.
JM had some scoring chances — including at least one instance where the Rockets thought they scored but an official waved it off— but ultimately lost a talented, deep Mankato West team, 3-0, in a Big Nine boys hockey game on Saturday.
JM's effort was far superior to the one it gave two nights earlier in a two-goal home loss to Albert Lea.
Goalie Patric Sadecki was sharp against West, making 27 saves and keeping the game scoreless for more than 24 minutes.
West (14-0-0 Big Nine, 19-2-0 overall), which is in the driver's seat for the conference title, got on the board on Christian Klemme's goal at 7:14 of the second period. Cole Filler made it 2-0 seven minutes later.
Filler added a short-handed goal with 4:18 remaining in the third period.
"Our compete level from start to finish was much higher (than Thursday)," JM coach Jay Ness said. "We played hard against a really good team."
The Rockets (3-8-1, 5-14-1) play at Owatonna at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
West 3, JM 0
John Marshall: Patric Sadecki 27 saves.
Mankato West: Christian Klemme 1 goal; Zach Erickson 1 assist; Tyler Loe 1 assist; Cole Filler 2 goals; Derek Frentz 2 assists; Nick Campbell 1 assist; Conor Wollenzien 17 saves.