PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Eagles take down BluejaysWASECA — Travis Janssen’s four goal effort helped the Windom Area Eagles top the Waseca Bluejays 6-2 in the first round of the boys Waseca Holiday Tournament Thursday.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
WASECA — Travis Janssen’s four goal effort helped the Windom Area Eagles top the Waseca Bluejays 6-2 in the first round of the boys Waseca Holiday Tournament Thursday.
The Eagles outshot the Bluejays 39-26 and capitalized on one of their two power-plays in the game. Windom Area went on the penalty-kill four times, but did not allow a goal.
Waseca jumped out to an early 1-0 lead 3 minutes, 24 seconds into the opening frame on a goal by Cody Ulfers that snuck past Windom Area goalie Tyler McGowan. Janssen tied the game at one less than 2 minutes later on an unassisted goal.
Janssen scored the next two goals for the Eagles, one unassisted and one assisted by Zach Bartosh as well as Eric Haberman, to give WA a 3-1 advantage.
Devin Nielsen netted his first goal of the game with 3 minutes, 29 seconds left in the first to give the Eagles a 4-1 lead at intermission.
Janssen picked up his fourth goal 4 minutes, 3 seconds into the second period on the power-play to put the Eagles up 5-1.
The score remained the same heading into the third until Nielsen picked up his second goal at 8:09 to make it 6-1 in favor of Windom Area. Waseca’s Jack Paczkowski scored with over four minutes left in the game to cut WA’s lead to four, but the Bluejays would not score again.
McGowan made 24 saves on 26 shots in the game, while Waseca goalie Austin Stroda stopped 33 shots out of 39.
The Eagles move on to play Waterloo today in the second round of the Waseca Holiday Tournament.
WA 4 1 1 — 6
Waseca 1 0 1 — 2
Hudson 4, Luverne 1
BLAINE — Jordan Dingmann’s second period goal was the only one the Luverne Cardinals were able to muster in a loss to the Hudson Raiders Thursday at the Schwan Cup Tournament in the boys open division.
Hudson outshot Luverne 29-23, with Cardinals goalie Kendall Meyer making 25 of 28 saves, while the Raiders Mac Alboreo made 22 saves in the game.
The Raiders started the scoring on a goal by Parker Shefveland at 13:27 in the first period. Hudson got on the board for a second time in the first on a shot by Adam Lipps that beat Meyer just over 2 minutes later.
Dingmann scored the only goal of the second to cut the lead to one, but the Cardinals were unable to score again in the game. Jonny Solma and Austin Maxwell assisted on Dingmann’s goal.
Emerson Korum put the Raiders back up by two with a third period goal with under five minutes left in the third to make it 3-1. The Cardinals pulled Meyer late in the final frame in an attempt to even up the score, but Michael Hommes put the puck into the empty net with 1:52 left to put the game out of reach.
Luverne will play for seventh place today against Winona.
Hudson 2 0 2 — 4
Luverne 0 1 0 — 1