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Boys Hockey: Red Wing ends South St. Paul tournament with a loss

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Boys Hockey: Red Wing ends South St. Paul tournament with a loss
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With three first-period goals, Hastings held off Red Wing for a 4-2 victory in the seventh-place game of the South St. Paul holiday tournament on Saturday.

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Just 1 minute, 45 seconds into the game, Jacob Cooper put the Raiders up 1-0 off of passes from Blake Berg and Colin Shoen. Then late in the period, Ben Klimek and Cooper each scored goals within 56 seconds of each other to go up 3-0. Austin Houska, Sam Otto and Berg each were credited with assists in that span.

Then just 1:24 into the second period, the Wingers got on the board as Tristan Rehder and Jamie Nevitt set up Dylan Goggin for an even-strength goal. The two teams battled it out for most of the third period until Red Wing made it a one-goal game at 12:07 with a short-handed goal by Tyler Rea. Mitch Ramstad and Goggin had assists on the play.

Hastings would hold off the Wingers for the rest of the period, and Mark Huneke added an insurance goal with 10 seconds left to play.

Throughout the game, Hastings was able to limit Red Wing’s opportunities, outshooting the Wingers 28-14. The Raiders’ Tyler Woyke finished with 12 saves, while Red Wing goaltender Adam Defore finished with 24 stops.

The Wingers (2-9) are on the road Thursday for a Missota Conference matchup with Northfield. Red Wing returns to Prairie Island Arena on Jan. 4 for a border battle with Hudson. 

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