BOYS HOCKEY ROUNDUP: Luverne blanks Marshall on iceMARSHALL — Chaz Smedsrud produced a hat trick as Luverne routed Marshall 7-0 in a Southwest Conference boys hockey game Thursday.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
MARSHALL — Chaz Smedsrud produced a hat trick as Luverne routed Marshall 7-0 in a Southwest Conference boys hockey game Thursday.
With the Cardinals leading 1-0 through 17 minutes, Smedsrud scored twice in the second period (at 6:01 and 0:02) before increasing Luverne’s advantage to 4-0 as 16:54 remained.
Gunnar Olson began the scoring with a goal 1:12 into the game. He added his second tally on the power play with 11:21 left.
Logan Norman (10:26) and Skyler Wenninger (2:00) also had third-period power-play goals for the Cardinals.
Smedsrud (three goals, one assist) and Norman (three assists, one goal) finished the game with four points apiece. Austin Maxwell contributed three assists.
Luverne had a 31-15 advantage in shots on-goal and converted 3 of 5 power-play chances.
Goalie Kendall Meyer posted the shutout for the Cardinals by stopping all nine Marshall shots. The Tigers’ Mason Campion made 24 saves on 31 shots.
Luverne (8-2-1 overall, 5-1-0 Southwest Conference) hosts Dodge County at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Luverne 1 2 4 — 7
Marshall 0 0 0 — 0
Windom Area 8, Redwood Valley 2
WINDOM — Seven different Windom Area players scored goals as the Eagles handled Redwood Valley during a Southwest Conference game Thursday.
Tyler Presthus, Zach Bartosh, Mitchell Macek, Travis Janssen, Eric Haberman, Kyle Luhmann and Devin Nielson (twice) all contributed to Windom Area’s tally of eight goals.
Presthus handed the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the first period before Redwood Valley’s Hunter Breidenbach tied the score at 1-all with 2:22 left.
Breidenbach’s second goal came in the second period to give the Cardinals a shortlived 2-1 lead before Bartosh, Macek and Janssen shot pucks past Redwood Valley goalie Jordan Houle.
In the third period, Windom Area tallied four unanswered goals from Haberman, Luhmann and two from Nielson.
The Eagles led 46-23 in shots.
Houle was the losing goalie after making 38 saves on 46 shots. Windom Area’s Ben Stubbe recorded 21 saves on 23 shots.
The Eagles (8-3-0 overall, 4-1-0 Southwest Conference) host Achiever Academy at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Redwood Valley 1 1 0 — 2
Windom Area 1 3 4 — 8