Boys Hockey: Red Wing drops Missota tilts with Chaska, New Prague
With both teams hoping to climb out of the Missota Conference cellar, Chaska’s offense had enough firepower to run away with a 7-1 victory over Red Wing Friday in Chaska.
The Hawks (7-6-2, 3-5 Missota) got on the board just 54 seconds into the game when Zac Rodeheffer popped in the opening goal off assists from Carter Schmidt and Cade Gersich. Luke Jackson made it a 2-0 game with a power-play goal at 14:53.
After the intermission, Red Wing got a golden opportunity on offense when Chaska’s Austin Hardy was penalized for a cross-check. Nineteen seconds later, Sam Hanson scored a power-play goal, with assists from Mason Wood and Miles Edstrom at 5:11 of the second period.
But the Hawks’ attack would persevere as they put in three unanswered goals in the second period from Kim Raikkonen, Gersich and Danny Urbanciz. Then within the first five minutes of the third, Jackson and Gersich found the back of the net again to make it a 7-1 Chaska lead. Raikkonen (one goal, two assists) and Gersich (two goals, one assist) finished the night with three points apiece.
In net, Red Wing goaltender Adam Defore stopped 35 shots, while the Hawks’ Blake Jackson had 18 saves.
On Tuesday, the Wingers (3-14-0, 2-5 Missota) head to Rochester to face defending Section 1A champion Rochester Lourdes.
New Prague 10, Red Wing 1
New Prague’s offense blew the doors of Prairie Island Arena wide open on Tuesday, outshooting the Wingers 63-12 on the way to a 10-1 Missota Conference victory.
Unloading 30 shots in the first period, Augie Isaacson put the Trojans on the board with a power-play goal 2 minutes, 36 seconds into the game. At 5:27, Jake Ekness scored another point on special teams, netting a short-handed goal. Seth Kriha, Casey Busch, Cody Shimota and Alex Gregor each tallied even-strength goals to close out the first.
Lucas Binger popped in a power-play goal for New Prague 57 seconds into the second period, and Kriha and Gregor each scored their second goal of the game to make it a 9-0 game.
At 8:11 of the third period, Red Wing finally got on the board when a Cole Siewert pass found Aiden Winn, who put in the team’s lone goal. The Trojans’ final goal came from Jordan Lein, who scored at 13:44.
Isaacson finished with five points (one goal, four assists), and Kriha had a pair of goals and an assist.
Against the New Prague onslaught, Wingers goaltender Adam Defore stopped 53 shots.