Turkey HS Hockey Upsets
Although it may seem like it's a little early in the Minnesota High School Hockey season to call an "upset", these games go against our preseason rankings and bring some promise to teams who were thought to have down years.
#4 Wayzata 2 at #9 Duluth East 3The Greyhounds lost a lot of talent, especially coming into this year. The loss of Jack Forbort, Alex Toscano, Meirs Moore, and Ryan Lundgren, who made up the top 4 scorers, in combination with long-time goaltender Dylan Parker was suppose to truly haunt the Greyhounds, but they've refueled, instead of rebuilding.
Senior Phil Beaulieu, who moved from his home on the blue-line to a full-time forward, in combination with junior Brian Bunten have proven to be a deadly combo thus far.
On Saturday afternoon, Duluth East shutdown a very good Wayzata Trojan team in a 3-2 victory. After barely squeezing by Cambridge-Isanti, The Greyhounds made some evident adjustments to stay undefeated.
Duluth East was able to get on the board first, thanks to a tally by junior forward Nick Altmann, but it wouldn't last as the Trojans scored 2 goals before the second period would expire.
With 2:31 left in regulation, Matt Lyttle tied the game for the Hounds at 2's, followed by the game winner by Ash Altmann with the assist from his older brother, Nick, giving the Trojans the 3-2 with just over a minute in the game.
Game Page -> Wayzata at Duluth East
#1 Edina 1 at #8 Elk River 3Behind the talented waffle-blocker of goaltender Mac Berglove, the Elk River Elks were able to upset arguably the most talented rostered team in Minnesota.
Ben Johnson of Elk River scored first in the 2nd period with assists from Peter Jones and Jack Geissler, but the Edina Hornets answered with a goal by Cullen Munson. Ben Johnson would record his second goal of the game, which was the eventual game winner, before time expired in the 2nd period.
Junior Jake Jaremko added an insurance goal in the 3rd period as the Elks held off the swarm of Hornets for the 3-1 lead at home.
Elk River's Berglove made 32 saves, while Edina's Andrew Rohkohl recorded 43 saves on the night.
Game Page -> Edina at Elk River
#10 Burnsville 2 at #18 Lakeville North 5A three-goal 1st period helped the Lakeville North Panthers upset the Burnsville Blaze on Saturday in Lakeville, MN.
It wasn't until the 3rd period when Burnsville's Eric Otto and Cole Borchardt were finally able to crack Lakeville North goaltender Will Dupoint, who finished the night with 20 saves.
Connor Hyden, Tristen Hazlett, and Jack Poehling all scored in the 1st period for the Panthers, and Max Johnson followed with a 2nd period goal and Nick Poehlling in the 3rd period. Both Hazlett and Johnson finished the game with a goal and two assists for three points.
Game Page -> Burnsville at Lakeville North
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