Boys Hockey: Storm stop Red Wing win streakTaylor Hanson had a goal and an assist for the Red Wing boys hockey team Thursday against Missota conference leader Chanhassen, but the Wingers couldn’t overcome an early deficit in a 4-2 loss in Victoria.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Taylor Hanson had a goal and an assist for the Red Wing boys hockey team Thursday against Missota conference leader Chanhassen, but the Wingers couldn’t overcome an early deficit in a 4-2 loss in Victoria.
Chanhassen (9-2, 5-0 Missota) grabbed a 2-0 lead 3 minutes, 17 seconds into the second period and Red Wing (7-6, 4-2 Missota) climbed to within one goal twice, but that’s as close as it got as the Wingers saw their three-game winning streak snapped.
Jack Strusz cut it to a 2-1 game with a power-play goal on an assist from Mike Stegora and Hanson at 8:50 but the Storm responded with a power-play goal from Jackson Spingler at 11:41 to make it 3-1. Hanson, on an assist from Strusz, on another power play made it 3-2 at 13:22.
Chanhassen added a goal 2:15 into the third period to put Red Wing away despite a furious comeback attempt. The Wingers outshot the Storm 12-10 in the final period and finished with 31 shots on goal. Chanhassen finished with 34 shots.
“Well -played game,” Wingers head coach Mike Belisle said. “I’m not disappointed.”
Red Wing scored on two of its five power plays and had a chance on a third power play to score, Belisle said.
Preston Blaney made 30 saves for the Wingers, who will move on to face Holy Angels Tuesday in Richfield.