Boys hockey: Worthington wins tournament up north
MINNEAPOLIS —Worthington defeated Minnehaha Academy’s junior varsity squad on Friday night in the final game of a junior varsity boys hockey tournament in Minneapolis.
The Trojans scored five goals in the third period get an 8-3 win. It put Worthington on better footing entering the 2014 portion of the season. WHS defeated Prairie Center 7-4 on Thursday to advance.
Against Minnehaha Academy, the Trojans saw four goals coming from Kody Honius and four assists from Alex Kramer.
Alex Johnson got on the board for Worthington 1:27 into the first frame off an assist from Kramer. Honius then gave his team a 2-0 lead 9:46 before Minnehaha responded at the 11:25 mark before the first break.
Honius scored the Trojans’ only goal in the second period before Minnehaha posted two goals in a minute’s time late in the third frame.
Honius, Andrew Johnson and Nick Newman each scored goals for Worthington in the third period. Trojans senior Alex Purdy and sophomore Gage Langerud shared time evenly in net for Worthington, which improved to 4-7 with the tournament. Morris/Benson comes to Worthington Jan. 4.
“It was a big night for Nick and Kody. It was a junior varsity tournament, but we did have to respond and play some hockey in the third period. I think we just got too relaxed in the second period,” Trojans coach Nate Grimmius said. “We did well to get focused in the third period. It was a good confidence builder for us.”
M. Academy 1 2 0 — 3
Worthington 2 1 5 — 8