By: Timothy Oshie, Publisher
Almost two years ago to the day, the communities of Mound - Westonka were anticipating the newest rivalry at the Thayer Sports Center. The stage was set for the White Hawks to clash with the titans from Warroad High.
The White Hawks didn't let the capacity crowd down as they knocked off the most successful Section 8A team of the decade, the Warriors, 3-1.
The rematch was set for tonight.
Warroad extended the series winning streak to two by blanking Mound-Westonka, 5-0, once again in front of a full house.
Warrior's senior, Brett Hebel, notched a four-point performance (2g, 2a) while also picking up the game winner. Goaltender Shawn Storey stopped all 10 White Hawks shots to earn the shut-out. Junior Nick Stoskopf also garnered two goals while North Dakota bound, Brock Nelson, scored a shorthanded goal for the Warriors.
Warroad 5, Mound-Westonka 0
First period — 1. Brett Hebel (Joey Olson, Carson Gray) 11:31
Second period — 2. Nick Stoskopf (Hebel) 7:48; 3. Hebel 14:51
Third period — 4. Brock Nelson 7:27; 5. Stoskopf (Hebel) 14:45
Goalie saves — M: Aaron Davis 10-10-11 — 31; W: Shawn Storey 4-6-8 — 18
W: Brett Hebel (1, 2) 2g, 2a, Nick Stoskopf (1, 2), Brock Nelson (1) sh
W: Shawn Storey 10 Saves | Shutout Win
MW: Aaron Davis 31 saves | Loss
Blaine 5, Roseau 4
B: Nick Bjugstad (1, 2, 3) Hat Trick |1sh|, 1a, Jonny Brodzinski (1) GWG, 2a
B: Brad Benson (1)
B: Dan Harper 28 Saves | Win
R: Kevin Erickson (1) 1g, 1a, Shane Omdahl (4) 1g, 1a
R: Cole Kostrzewski (1), Jesse Braun (1)
R: Ethan Kvidt 33 Saves | Loss
Note: Roseau led this game 4-1 in the 2nd period. Nick Bjugstad scored on a breakaway w/ 2:12 left in the game to tie it. Jonny Brodzinski scored the game-winner with 45 seconds left.
Brainerd/Pillager/Pierz 6, East Grand Forks 1
BPP: Michael Rinio (1, 2), Mitchel McLain (1) 1g, 2a
BPP: Jordan Posch (1) 1g, 1a, Bret Jenkins (1) 1g, 1a, Josh Archibald (1)
BPP: Jared Stearns | ?? Saves | Win
EGF: Jake Useldinger (1)
EGF: Shane Wasylow | ?? Saves | Loss
Bagley/Fosston 8, Ely/Tower-Soudan/Babbitt-Embarrass 7 OT
B/F: Nelson Papke (2) GWG, 1a | Papke scored the GWG w/ at 39 seconds into overtime.
B/F: Dillon Spray (4, 5, 6) Hat Trick, 1a | Natural HT scored w/ one in 1st, two in the 2nd
B/F: Tal Iverson (2, 3, 4) Hat Trick, Aaron Leintz (1)
B/F: Gavin Ross 44 saves | Win
ETSBE: Storm Myers (1) 1g, 3a
ETSBE: Nick Mathews (1) 1g, 1a, Carter Manning (1) 1g, 1a, Bobby Shusta (1) 1g, 1a
ETSBE: Louis Gerzin (1), Bill Foy (1), Greg Helget (1)
ETSBE: Cody Bialik 38 saves | Loss
Note: In just three games so far this season, Bagley has doubled their number of wins of last year, one, and tied their number of wins from two years ago, two.
Thief River Falls 6, Totino-Grace 3
TRF: Mathew Lindquist (1, 2) 2g, 2a, Micah Ranum (1) 1g, 1a
TRF: Ryan Crosson (1), Brandon Skime (1), Micah Ranum (1)
TRF: Zane Gothberg 19 Saves | Win
T-G: TJ Roo (1), Nick Javorina (1), Danny Heck (1)
T-G: Joe Cullen 28 Saves | Loss
Grand Forks Central (ND) 7, Crookston 0
First period — 1. GFC, David Sayler (Jeremy O’ Keefe) 5:08; 2. GFC, O’Keefe 16:20
Second period — 3. GFC, Casey Purpur (David Nelson) 9:52; 4. Aaron Hatt (Brenden Gust, Purpur) 12:31
Third period — 5. GFC, Purpur (Hatt, Gust) 1:11; 6. Danny Ray (Paul LaDue, Purpur) 3:55; 7. GFC, Gust (Ray, LaDue) 11:38
Goalie saves — GFC: Seth Lang 3-7-2 — 12; C: Nick Biermaier 7-8-9 — 24
GFC: Casey Purpur 2g, 2a, David Sayler 1g, Jeremy O'Keefe 1g, Aaron Hatt 1g
GFC: Danny Ray 1g, Brenden Gust 1g
GFC: Seth Lang 12 Saves | Shutout Win
C: Nick Biermaier 24 Saves | Loss
Lake of the Woods 7, Silver Bay/Cook County 1
Park Rapids Area 16, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 1