Late rally goes against JM in opener
SPRING LAKE PARK — Rochester John Marshall took a lead into the third period of its season-opening boys hockey game Saturday, but the Rockets couldn’t withstand a Spring Lake Park rally and dropped a 5-3 decision.
Freshman forward Drew Lingen scored his first varsity goal to tie the score 1-1 in the first period, then Nick Ness and Max Jones scored in the second to give JM (0-1-0 overall) a 3-2 lead after two periods.
But Sam Fritz scored on the first shift of the third period to tie the score, then Zach Zemlicka scored 1:22 later for a 4-3 SLP lead. Erik Schwartz added an insurance goal midway through the third.
Pepe Headlee Jr. had two assists for JM and Paul Colaiano had 23 saves.
JM plays at Farmington at 7 p.m. Thursday.
SLP 5, JM 3
John Marshall: Nick Ness 1 goal, 1 assist; Drew Lingen 1 goal; Max Jones 1 goal; Pepe Headlee Jr. 2 assists; Daylon Wolesky 1 assist. Goalie: Paul Colaiano 23 saves (28 shots).
Spring Lake Park: Sam Fritz 1 goal; Zach Zemlicka 1 goal; Jack McKusick 1 goal, 1 assist; Nathan Miller 1 goal; Erik Schwartz 1 goal. Goalie: Steven Lastovich 24 saves (27 shots).
TIGERS PULL AWAY
TO TOP SPARTANS
Rochester Mayo hung with one of the top teams in its section for two-plus periods, but Farmington had too much for the Spartans in a 6-2 non-conference boys hockey victory at Graham Arena on Saturday.
Farmington led 2-0 after one period and 3-1 after two, then pulled away with three third-period goals.
Zach Stewart and Jordan Dingle scored for Mayo (0-1-0 overall), and Maddox Fleming had two assists.
Dingle’s goal came on the power play, when he one-timed a nice feed from Fleming.
Junior goalie Jacob Gathje kept Mayo in the game with some timely and impressive saves.
“The power play was clicking,” Spartans coach Todd Huyber said. “And Gathje made some nice saves or it could have been even more lopsided.”
Mayo plays at Faribault at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.
“I liked our team effort, especially the physical play of Zach Stewart,” Huyber said. “We moved the puck well at times but also needed to move it quicker to be effective. We did a nice job of staying out of the box which is always a good thing.”
Farmington 6, Mayo 2
Farmington: Mason Enright 1 goal, 2 assists; Zach Willis 2 goals, 2 assists; Josh Ask 1 goal, 2 assists; Reed Kadrlik 1 goal; Ryan Rouleau 1 goal; Ethan Gauer 3 assists. Goalie: Tyler Block.
Mayo: Jordan Dingle 1 goal; Zach Stewart 1 goal; Maddox Fleming 2 assists; Jack Holtan 1 assist. Goalie: Jacob Gathje.
FOR LOURDES IN LOSS
Rochester Lourdes played a strong first period in its season opener on Saturday.
But one strong period wasn’t enough for the Eagles, who lost a boys hockey game against Tartan 8-3 at Graham Arena I.
Lourdes (0-1-0) jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one period, but Tartan took control for good with a three-goal second, then it added four in the third to pull away.
Four of Tartan’s goals came on power plays.
Nick Bowlin led the winning team with a big night — four goals and two assists.
Cort Buck, Reuel Brumley and Brady Kraling scored for the Eagles. Ryan Smith and Zach Walston split time in goal.
Lourdes is back in action Tuesday when it plays host to New Ulm at 7 p.m.
“We expect to be better on Tuesday,” Eagles co-head coach Joe Knoepke said. “Penalties and wearing down cost us (Saturday).”
Tartan 8, Lourdes 3
Tartan: Nick Bowlin 4 goals, 2 assists; Marshall Ahn 2 goals; Caleb McDonald 1 goal, 1 assist; Tyler Bushard 1 goal; Grant McDonald 3 assists. Goalie: Ben Poganski 18 saves (21 shots).
Lourdes: Cort Buck 1 goal; Brady Kraling 1 goal: Reuel Brumley 1 goal, 1 assist; Kyle Hickey 1 assist; Van Albrecht 1 assist; Weston Adamson 1 assist; Coleton Swee 1 assist. Goalies: Ryan Smith 23 saves (30 shots); Zach Walston 3 saves (4 shots).
Minn. River 4, Dodge Co. 2
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS — Dodge County was right with the Minnesota River Bulldogs through two periods on the final day of the Simley Invitational, but the Bulldogs scored once early and once late in the third period to pull out a win.
The Wildcats (0-2-0) received goals from Adam Colvin and Nicholas Retzer — his first varsity goal — to tie the score 2-2 after two periods. Cole Kundert was strong in goal for the Wildcats, making 49 saves.
Dodge County plays at Faribault on Thursday.
Minn. River 4, Dodge Co. 2
Dodge County: Adam Colvin 1 goal; Nicholas Retzer 1 goal. Goalie: Cole Kundert 49 saves (53 shots).
Minnesota River: Hunter Wilmes 1 goal, 1 assist; Tyson Sowder 1 goal, 1 assist; Charlie Weick 1 goal; Zack Wendorff 1 goal. Goalie: Andrew Regner 23 saves (25 shots).