Prep hockey Windom ices Trojans twice
WINDOM —The host Windom Area Eagles scored nine goals in each game Thursday and completed a girl-boy high school hockey sweep over the Worthington Trojans.
Windom’s girls scored six goals in the opening period and claimed a 9-3 win over the Trojans in the opener.
In the nightcap, the Eagles scored five times in a wild second period, which had a total of seven penalties, and posted a 9-1 win.
Windom Area 9, Worthington 3
A total of eight girls scored goals for the Eagles and seven players had assists as Windom Area had 58 shots on goal compared to 15 for the Trojans.
Eagle sophomore Kaylee Janssen had a pair of goals, while Arica Svoboda, Anna Volk, Emily Stubbe, Katrina LaCanne, Molly Boyum. Abagail Turner and Elizabeth Schoenenberger each put the puck in the net once.
Svoboda, a senior leader for the Eagles, finished with a team-leading three assists for Windom Area, while Volk, who is just a seventh-grader had a pair of assists.
Windom goalie Emily Steen finished the game with a dozen saves.
Worthington’s Allison Kremer scored the game’s first goal (assist Betsy Thompson), but the Eagles countered with six first-period goals.
The Trojans scored again in the second period as Thompson fired in an unassisted goal.
Kremer’s second goal of the game came in the third period off an assist from senior defenseman Frida Lundestad.
Worthington head coach Eric Milbrath was pleased with team’s effort and welcomes a week of practice prior to the Trojans next game —at home against Waseca Dec. 14.
“Our girls really played well,” declared Milbrath. “We had some fantastic things happen for us.”
Worthington 1 1 1 — 3
Windom Area 6 2 1 — 9
Windom Area 9, Worthington 1
The Eagles scored three times in the first period and then outscored Worthington by a 5-1 margin in the second, taking an 8-1 lead into the third period.
Riley Espenson, Zach Bartosh, Mitchell Macek and Devin Nielsen each scored two goals for Windom Area, while Jack Mellstrom put the puck in the net for the Eagles midway through the first period.
Nielsen, Mellstrom and Dylan Pigman each had a pair of assists for WA, while Macek, Zach Steen and Botond Kerekgyarto each passed for one assist.
Espenson’s opening goal of the game was unassisted.
Worthington freshman Tony Lopez scored an unassisted power play goal for the Trojans with 4:02 remaining in the second period.
Alex Purdy and Gage Langerud shared goal-tending duties for Worthington.
“We struggled defensively,” exclaimed Trojans’ head coach Nate Grimmius. “We had trouble with puck control and ended up with too many turnovers in the defensive zone.”
Worthington hosts Waseca Dec. 14.
Worthington 0 1 0 — 1
Windom Area 3 5 1 — 9
Luverne 8, Redwood 0
REDWOOD FALLS — Sophomore forward Chaz Smedsrud scored four goals and had an assist as Luverne shut out Redwood Valley to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Single goals were scored by Connor Sandbulte, Gunnar Olson, Jackson Nelson and Logan Norman. Olson had two assists, Norman three and Travis Frakes two.
Luverne outshot Redwood Valley 65-15.
Luverne 5 0 3 — 8
Redwood Valley 0 0 0 — 0