Trojans lose lead and finish in a 5-5 tie with Windom AreaWINDOM — The Worthington boys’ hockey team is making strides on the ice but isn’t quite where it wants to be yet.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
WINDOM — The Worthington boys’ hockey team is making strides on the ice but isn’t quite where it wants to be yet.
“We are getting there,” Trojans’ head coach Pat Christopherson said following a 5-5 tie at Windom Area Thursday night. “We lost in overtime against Redwood last weekend and battled Windom to a tie in overtime in this game so we are making progress.”
WHS had five players score goals in a contest that saw the visitors stake a 4-2 lead after two periods.
However, WA (2-1-1) turned up the head on WHS (0-4-1) in the third period with three goals and forced overtime.
“Windom really poured it on with a lot of shots in the third period,” Christopherson said. “We had a few defensive lapses and just got gassed at the end. We lost our legs towards the end of the third and in the overtime.”
Kody Honius scored his first varsity goal in the contest while Levi Leach and Jacob Oberloh each tallied their first goals of the year.
Ethan Stofferan and Alex Kremer scored the Trojans’ other two goals.
The Eagles outshot the Trojans by a 46 to 37 margin in the contest.
Travis Janssen led the hosts with a hat trick (three goals) and one assist in the contest.
The Eagles’ other two goals came from Zach Bartosh (one assist) and Adam Eisemenger (one assist).
Mitchell Baumhoefner had two assists while Brett Larson in the win for WA, which travels to Morris/Benson Area Saturday.
The Trojans had to play some of the third period without starting goaltender Rylan Scholtes as WHS lost him to an injury.
Sophomore netminder Alex Purdy stepped in for Scholtes and helped stave off the Eagles’ furious late-game attack.
“Alex did a heck of a job coming in for us at the end to replace Rylan,” Christopherson said. “It was Alex’s first game time this year and he did all we could ask of him by stopping all of the shots he faced.”
Purdy finished 10 for 10 in save opportunities while Scholtes was 31 of 36.
WHS has plenty of time to prepare for its next game as it hosts Fairmont Dec. 16.
WHS 2 2 1 0 — 5
WA 1 1 3 0 — 5