Mayo 5, Northfield 2
NORTHFIELD — One loss had nagged at Rochester Mayo for close to a month.
The Spartans’ boys hockey team is 10-3-0 and has won seven consecutive games. But a 5-0 loss to Northfield on Feb. 2 was the only game that Mayo felt like it was out of in the third period.
Saturday, the Spartans had a chance to atone for that loss.
Goalie Tate Cothern, and Mayo’s line of Cohen Ruskell, Sam Jacobson and Matthew Siems controlled the game and lifted their team to a 5-2 victory.
“We’re running three good lines and learning game to game to be smarter, stronger decision makers,” Mayo head coach Matt Notermann said. “Northfield came to play hard. Our guys did not let the physical style deter them.”
Jacobson had two goals and an assist, Ruskell scored once and added two assists, and Siems had a pair of assists to lead the way.
Northfield took a 1-0 lead 3:15 into the game on a Davis Royle goal, but Mayo scored the next three to take control of the game.
Ruskell scored with six minutes left in the first to tie the score, then Jacobson scored twice in less than a three-minute span put the Spartans up for good, 3-1.
Payton Kor added a goal with 1:19 to go in the second, giving Mayo a 4-1 lead after two.
Northfield’s Carson VanZuilen and Mayo’s Ethan Dennis traded third-period goals.
Cothern also held the Spartans in the game, then helped them preserve their lead, by making 29 saves.
Mayo plays at Faribault on Tuesday, while Northfield (8-4-1) hosts Owatonna on Thursday.
MAYO 5, NORTHFIELD 2
Mayo: Cohen Ruskell 1 goal, 2 assists; Sam Jacobson 2 goals, 1 assist; Matthew Siems 2 assists; Payton Kor 1 goal; Ethan Norman 1 assist; Ethan Dennis 1 goal. Goalie: Tate Cothern 29 saves (31 shots).
Northfield: Davis Royle 1 goal; Bohde Hasse 1 assist; Isak Johnson 1 assist; Carson VanZuilen 1 goal; Mike Fossum 1 assist; Spencer Klotz 1 assist. Goalie: Micah Olson 11 saves (16 shots).
St. Cloud Cathedral 8, Dodge County 7
ST. CLOUD — Dodge County and St. Cloud Cathedral went toe-to-toe, trading punches and counterpunches for more than three periods here Saturday.
In the end, the Crusaders were able to deliver the final blow of a game that looked more like a track meet, with both teams getting up and down the ice at a fast pace.
The teams combined for 14 goals in regulation, then Chandler Hendricks scored the 15th goal of the game 1:39 into OT to give Cathedral an 8-7 victory.
Dodge County’s Brody Lamb followed up an eight-point game Friday night against La Crescent-Hokah with a six-point game Saturday, including a rare short-handed hat trick. The junior forward and University of Minnesota commit scored five goals and added an assist. His fifth goal of the game came with 3:30 to go in the third period and tied the score 7-7, forcing overtime.
Gryffon Funke and Gavin Giesler also scored for the No. 18-ranked Wildcats (8-3-1).
Cathedral was led by Cullen Hiltner, who matched Lamb’s stat line with five goals and an assist, though all of Hiltner’s goals came at even strength.
Both teams finished with 36 shots on goal.
Dodge County is back in action Tuesday against Rochester Lourdes at 7 p.m. at Dodge County Ice Arena in Kasson.
ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL 8, DODGE COUNTY 7
Dodge County 2-2-3-0—7
SC Cathedral 3-3-1-1—8
Dodge County: Charlie Blaisdell 1 assist; Gryffon Funke 1 goal; Brody Lamb 5 goals, 1 assist; Ethan Dale 1 assist; Matt Donovan 1 assist; Gavin Giesler 1 goal; James McPeak 1 assist; Easton Hammill 1 assist. Goalie: Isaac Dale 28 saves (36 shots).
St. Cloud Cathedral: Jacob Hirschfeld 5 assists; Cullen Hiltner 5 goals, 1 assist; Josh Minkkinen 1 assist; Collin Hess 1 goal; Bradyn Balfanz 1 goal, 3 assists; Chandler Hendricks 1 goal; Brandon Hemmer 1 assist. Goalie: Grant Martin 29 saves (36 shots).
Owatonna 8, Century 3
OWATONNA — Rochester Century held a lead halfway through Saturday’s boys hockey game against rival Owatonna, but the Huskies turned it on in the second half of the second period en route to an 8-3 victory.
Eddy Retzlaff scored late in the first period to tie the score 1-1 for Century, then Jack Ottman added a goal 1:10 into the second to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead.
The momentum turned late in the second, though, when Taylor Bogen scored at the 12:12 mark to tie it 2-2. Casey Pederson scored twice and Ashton Hoffman once in the next four minutes to bump the Huskies lead to 5-2.
T.J. Gibson scored in the third for Century, but Dom Valento, Tanner Stendel and Brody Homan scored in the third for the Huskies.
Century (5-8-0) plays at Mankato East on Tuesday, while Owatonna (8-3-1) plays at Albert Lea.
OWATONNA 8, CENTURY 3
Century: Aiden Emerich 1 assist; T.J. Gibson 1 goal; Jack Ottman 1 goal; Matt Haun 1 assist; Eddy Ratzlaff 1 goal; Chris Morreale 1 assist. Goalie: Conor Cozik 28 saves (36 shots).
Owatonna: Sam Sampson 2 assists; Ashton Hoffman 2 goals; Taylor Bogen 1 goal; Joey Dub 3 assists; Casey Johnson 2 assists; Casey Pederson 2 goals; Dom Valento 1 goal, 1 assist; Brody Homan 1 goal; Caleb Vereide 1 assist; Tanner Stendel 1 goal, 1 assist. Goalie: True Gieseke 4 saves (7 shots).
East 6, JM 0
MANKATO — Five different Mankato East players scored and the Cougars outshot Rochester John Marshall 48-19 in a 6-0 Big Nine Conference victory on Saturday.
Layten Liffrig scored twice, while Owen Quist, Hayden Guillemette, Jake Schreiber and Quintin Steindl scored once each for East (10-3-0).
No other information was available from the game.
JM drops to 1-8-0 overall and will play at Winona on Monday.
Faribault 5, Winona 0
FARIBAULT — The scoreboard didn’t read in Winona’s favor at the final buzzer, but as has been the case on most game nights over the past five seasons, Alex Benson did all he could to hold his team in the game.
Benson stopped 27 shots in the Winhawks’ 5-0 loss to Faribault.
The fifth-year starter reached a big career milestone in the process, recording the 2,500th save of his career. He now has 2,504 saves for his five-season varsity career.
Faribault led 1-0 after one period and 2-0 after two, then added three goals in the third to pull away. Maclain Weasler recorded a 23-save shutout in the win.
FARIBAULT 5, WINONA 0
Winona: Goalie: Alex Benson 27 saves (32 shots).
Faribault: Lucus Linnemann 1 goal; Oliver Linnemann 1 goal; Jax Bokman 1 assist; Zach Siegert 1 assist; Keaton Ginter 1 goal; Grady Goodwin 2 assists; Owen Nesburg 1 assist; Luke Vinar 1 assist; Zack Slinger 1 goal; Jordan Nawrocki 1 goal. Goalie: Maclain Weasler 23 saves (23 shots).
Albert Lea 15, Austin 0
AUSTIN — Albert Lea scored 11 second-period goals and outshot rival Austin 47-9 in the game, beating the Packers 15-0 at Riverside Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Blake Ulve (one goal, six assists); Tim Chalmers (four goals, two assists) and Max Edwin (hat trick, two assists) led the way offensively for the Tigers.
Ethan Knox made 32 saves for Austin. Braden Fjelsta had a nine-save shutout for the Tigers.
ALBERT LEA 15, AUSTIN 0
Albert Lea 1-11-3—15
Albert Lea: Spencer Clark 1 assist; Sam Witham 3 assists; Blake Ulve 1 goal, 6 assists; Tim Chalmers 4 goals, 2 assists; Joseph Yoon 1 goal, 3 assists; Logan Hacker 2 goals, 1 assist; Beau Schreiber 2 goals, 1 assist; Max Edwin 3 goals, 1 assist; Logan Barr 2 goals, 2 assists. Goalie: Braden Fjelsta 9 saves (9 shots).
Austin: Goalie: Ethan Knox 32 saves (47 shots).
West 7, Red Wing 2
RED WING — Tyler Tosch scored 4:54 into Saturday’s game, giving Mankato West the lead for good in a 7-2 victory at Prairie Island Arena.
Gavin Brunmeier had a hat trick, Carson Fischer scored twice and Brandon Swenson had a goal and two assists for the Scarlets (10-1-2).
Evan Petersmeyer and Cam Schlicting scored for the Wingers (2-9-1).
WEST 7, RED WING 2
Red Wing 0-1-1—2
Mankato West: Gage Schmidt 2 assists; Gavin Brunmeier 3 goals; Brandon Swenson 1 goal, 2 assists; Wyant Fowlds 1 assist; Maddox Langworthy 2 assists; Chad Clyne 1 assist; Tyler Tosch 1 goal; Carson Fischer 2 goals; Nicholas Lundberg 2 assists. Goalie: Caleb Cross 28 saves (30 shots).
Red Wing: Evan Petersmeyer 1 goal; Carson Ahern 1 assist; Cam Schlicting 1 goal; Hayden Zylka 1 assist. Goalie: Dixon Ehlers 40 saves (47 shots).