Trojan boys hockey team wins 7-2 on Parent Day

The Trojan girls hockey team lost 12-1 to the Blades. The Trojans were down several players due to injury and started an emergency backup at goalie.

Trojans hockey team, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, in Worthington.
The Trojans boys hockey team celebrates a 7-2 victory on Saturday against Breckenridge/Wahpeton.
By Dominic Burns/The Globe

WORTHINGTON — Easton Newman netted four goals in a 7-2 Worthington Trojans boys hockey team victory over Breckenridge/Wahpeton in the second game of a doubleheader that ended in a split Saturday. The Trojan girls lost to the Blades 12-1.

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Worthington 7, B/W 2

WORTHINGTON — The Trojans’ offense on Parent Day was electric in the first period with five goals netted. Newman decorated the sheet of ice with hats after netting three goals in the opening frame, scoring two goals crashing the net, and a third with a snipe from the edge of the left face-off circle.

“This game has really been a redemption game for me,” said Newman. “Usually when my shots go off they don’t hit the net, so I am really glad that a lot of my shots hit the net today.”


Newman, a tall and physical skater with breakaway speed, scored on passes from Ian Bumgardner and Evan Bumgardner. Sophomore Spenser Nickel scored two goals for WHS, his first on a shorthanded pass from Newman — a shot that cleared over the top of the Blades’ goalie’s leg pads. Nickels’ second goal came unassisted on a backhanded flick.

“They are going to get to the net and find those scoring chances,” said assistant coach Kody Honius on Newman and Nickel. “They are always hungry for those.”

The Trojan second period saw five trips to the penalty box, and the Blades were able to capitalize on a powerplay goal from Jace Johanson. Isaiah Bruechert scored a goal in the third period for B/W.

“I told them we had to be more disciplined and keep our head,” said Honius on the adjustment made in the second break.

WHS goalie Collin Ahlers had 18 saves, including a flashy glove save.

Nickel scored a hat-trick with his third period goal with assists from Ian Bumgardner and captain Caden Van Briesen. Nickel scored his final goal late in the third period on an open net.

“We have been focusing on being mentally strong and coming together as a team,” said Honius on the Trojans’ two-game winning streak.

B/W 0 1 1 – 2


Worthington 5 0 2 – 7


B/W 12, Worthington 1

WORTHINGTON — After an injury to starting goalie Jenna Dykstra in the last game against Marshall, the Trojans put emergency backup goalie Sadie Nickel in net for her first varsity start as a goalie against Breckenridge/Wahpeton. The Trojans lost to the Blades 12-1.

Marin Pederson scored the lone goal for the Trojans in the third period unassisted.

The Trojans have been bitten by the injury bug with four players ruled out in Saturday’s game.

Reagan Wohlers had four goals for the Blades, Kennedy Schuler had three and Holly Ovsak had two. Addie Rugland and Anabel Pausch had one each.

The Trojans took eight trips to the penalty box.


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B/W 2 6 4 – 12

Worthington 0 0 1 – 1

Dominic Burns is a reporter at the Globe who covers general news and sports.
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