Game Night Results

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1

    C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 18/27 FO, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 12-28-40, +26, 14 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

    The Mooseheads got goals from four players and Somppi (pictured) notched a pair of assists on 2nd period goals from Jake Ryczek (CHI, 2016 7th round pick) and Patrick Kyte (undrafted). Somppi, who earned Third Star honors, has already eclipsed his assist totals from last season and is one point off his career points in just half the games. He's on pace for an 80-point campaign, and his +26 rating leads all players in the Q, and his 28 assists ties him for 2nd in league. And while he does benefit from linemate Filip Zadina (2018 draft eligible), he is 1-3-4 in 3 games with Zadina off with the Czech Republic team at the 2018 WJCs.

    Ontario Hockey League

    ** Note: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie) and Taylor Raddysh (Erie) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

    Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Barrie Colts 4

    W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: Did not play
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 11-17-28, +10, 10 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

    Colts netminder Leo Lazarev turned away 47 Owen Sound shots, backstopping Barrie to its 6th straight win. Lipanov wasn’t in the lineup for the Colts, and not sure if he was a healthy scratch or if he was injured in Owen Sound last night. Barrie’s offense was paced by Aidan Brown (undrafted), who notched two goals, while Nick Suzuki (VGK, 2017 1st round pick) was the lone goal scorer to solve Lazarev.

    Western Hockey League

    ** Note: Brett Howden (Moose Jaw), Cal Foote (Kelowna), and Libor Hajek (Saskatoon) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

    Brandon Wheat Kings 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

    D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 7-10-17, +29, 38 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

    The high-octane Warriors offense continues en fuego coming back from the holiday, as Moose Jaw fires 44 shots and scores 6 goals on the backside of the home-and-home with the Wheat Kings. The WHL goal, assist and point leaders Jayden Halbgewachs (undrafted) and Brayden Burke (undrafted) were at it again, with Halbgewachs turning out a two-goal, five-point night, and Burke with a goal and three-points. Tristin Langen (undrafted) also netted two goals for the Warriors.

    United States Hockey League

    ** Note: Cole Guttman (Dubuque) was placed on injured reserved on December 22nd following the completion of the World Junior A Challenge tournament.

    Omaha Lancers 1 @ Sioux City Muskateers 2 (0T1)

    D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 0-10-10, +12, 10 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
    Committed to: St. Cloud State University

    Perbix assisted on a 1st period Lancers goal by Mathieu De St. Phalle (Wiconsin commit) goal, but the Musketeers would knot that game in the 3rd and then win it 1:35 into the extra frame..

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    Kittens over cannons.

    TB-5
    CBJ-0

    Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 21 shots he faced for the shutout to release the kittens on New Years Eve. Typical Vasilevskiy. Play a great opening frame of the period until the team gets its legs underneath it, and bathe in the waters of sweet goal support the rest of the way.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    1:22 TB Johnson (11), (Point, Sergachev)
    4:49 TB Johnson (12), (Point, Sergachev)
    7:53 TB Kucherov (25), (Namestnikov)
    8:45 TB Conacher (3), (Gourde, Hedman)

    Third Period
    10:36 TB Stamkos (17), (Hedman, Kucherov)(PP)

    Tyler Johnson, Mikhail Sergachev, and Nikita Kucherov were the game's three stars.

    After a few games were the Lightning struggled to get the goals they needed and a very sleepy effort against the Flyers, in a loss, maybe an eruption like we saw tonight in the Second Period was inevitable. The Lightning had another subpar First Period, getting outshot 12-5 and earning the wrath of Coach Cooper before annihilating the Blue Jackets like the Death Star in the middle frame. Buoyed by a couple of early goals by Tyler Johnson, the Lightning ultimately outshot Columbus by a staggering 23-6 margin in that period and the results speak for themselves. After a couple of seasons of seeming regression in his play, Johnson's had a rebirth on the wing for the Lightning this month. The position forces him to simplify his game and use his north-south oriented gifts to their maximum ability.

    The victory clinches the Lightning's fourth successful 10-game segment of the season with 12 points earned over eight games. What's more, with two games left in the segment, if the Lightning get just two more points they will be a full segment ahead of playoff pace in their postseason quest, which is somewhat nuts.

    Yanni Gourde had a helper and was +2 with 4 shots in 16:35. He was also 55% on 11 draws. Obviously, like the entire team, he showed way more energy than in the Philly game.

    Jake Dotchin was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 blocked shot in 17:32.

    Sergachev had a pair of helpers and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 17:57. Fancy stats people will point to 8 shot attempts as proof of his possession dominance tonight. Hence the star.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    Syracuse ends 2017 with plenty of fireworks.

    SYR-5
    BNG-0

    Connor Ingram stopped all 29 shots he faced for his second career shutout. With Domingue up top, Ingram's had a nice start to his tenure as the #1 for the Crunch. Budaj's injury may not be as serious as originally feared, but for however long he has to mind the store Ingram's doing it with style so far.

    First Period
    15:18 SYR Peca (7), (Verhaeghe)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    2:25 SYR Stephens (7), (Yan, Thomas)
    6:31 SYR Volkov (9), (Cirelli, Bodie)
    14:22 SYR Volkov (10), (Bournival, McBain)(PP)
    17:34 SYR Stephens (8), (Yan, Walcott)

    Ingram, Alexander Volkov, and Matthew Peca were the game's three stars. Volkov with four goals in the two weekend games and Peca caps December with 5-10-15 in 13 games. Needless to say, these are two guys sliding their resumes on Yzerman's desk for a potential recall.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5

    C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 8/12 FO
    Season Totals: 28 GP, 12-26-38, +24, 14 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

    Somppi (pictured) notched two power play points, a goal and an assist, in the Mooseheads’ 5-2 win over the Screaming Eagles. Alexi Gravel (2018 draft eligible) made 29 saves and Xavier Parent (2019 draft eligible) scored twice.

    Ontario Hockey League

    ** Note: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie) and Taylor Raddysh (Erie) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

    Barrie Colts 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 3 (SO)

    W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 3/5 FO
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 11-17-28, +10, 10 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

    The Colts scored twice in the 3rd to rally from a 3-1 deficit at the second intermission to force overtime and the eventual shootout. Ben Hawerchuk (undrafted) scored in the shootout to go along with his regulation goal and assist to pace Barrie to victory. Lipanov remains pointless since being cut from the Russian WJC pre-tournament selection camp.

    Ottawa 67’s 4 @ Peterborough Petes 5

    W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 3/6 FO
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 10-4-14, -18, 6 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

    The Petes finally get the monkey off their back, but not without a bit of drama, finally breaking their winless streak behind Pavel Gogolev’s (2018 draft eligible) hat trick. Gogolev opened the scoring just 18 seconds into the game, and would then break a 1-1 tie 6:34 into 2nd with his second of the game. That’s when Ottawa’s Tye Felhaber (undrafted) would notch a natural hat trick in the space of 4:22 of the 2nd period to propel the 67’s to a 4-1 lead, and it certainly looked like more of the recent woes for Peterborough. But, the Petes hunkered down in the 3rd, scoring three unanswered starting with Gogolev’s third of the game.

    Western Hockey League

    ** Note: Brett Howden (Moose Jaw), Cal Foote (Kelowna), and Libor Hajek (Saskatoon) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

    Moose Jaw Warriors 7 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 4

    D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, +3, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 37 GP, 7-10-17, +30, 38 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

    A game removed from pasting up a snowman on the scoreboard, the Warriors put up the touchdown against the Wheat Kings as Ryan Peckford (2018 draft eligible) scored twice and added an assist for Moose Jaw, and Brayden Burke (undrafted) scored and added three assists of his own. Moose Jaw has now won 80% of their 38 games thus far this season, going 29-6-1-2 as the top team in the WHL, and is on a 8-1-0-1 run in their last 10 games.

    United States Hockey League

    ** Note: Cole Guttman (Dubuque) was placed on injured reserved on December 22nd following the completion of the World Junior A Challenge tournament.

    Omaha Lancers 4 @ Fargo Force 3 (SO)

    D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 0-7-7, +11, 10 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
    Committed to: St. Cloud State University

    Cole Gallant (uncommitted) knotted the game at 3-3 with about 3 minutes left in regulation for the Lancers to send the match to overtime and the eventual shootout. Perbix failed to convert in the shootout, but Noah Cates (PHI, 2017 5th round pick) finally solved WJAC Team USA U19 goalie Ryan Bischel (Clarkson commit) as the eighth shooter to earn the extra point for Omaha.

  • 7 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Ben Thomas didn’t think the shot was in until he heard the roar.

    The Syracuse Crunch defenseman deked and shot from his backhand in the 11th round of the shootout. The puck went off Comets goalie Thatcher Demko’s blocker and popped over his shoulder and into the back of the net.

    Connor Ingram made a save at the other end, and Syracuse topped Utica, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “I went to the backhand there and I saw it go off his blocker and I thought he saved it,” Thomas said of his first pro shootout attempt. “Then I turned to the corner and heard everyone cheering. When I looked back it was in the net.”

  • 7 weeks 6 days ago

    Crunch dispose of rival Comets in a lengthy shootout.

    UTI-2
    SYR-3 (SO)

    Connor Ingram allowed 2 goals on 17 shots before stopping 8 of 11 in a lengthy penalty shot session for the SO victory. With Budaj's injury moving Domingue up to the big league, Ingram's got a window of opportunity here to prove his worth until and if BriseBois brings in another goaltender to help bolster the Crunch.

    First Period
    9:59 SYR Volkov (7), (Verhaeghe, McNeill)
    15:41 UTI Carcone (7), (Archibald, Brisebois)

    Second Period
    14:15 UTI Roy (1), (Chatfield)

    Third Period
    5:28 SYR Volkov (8), (Joseph, Cirelli)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    UTI- Archibald, Holm, Cassels
    SYR- Volkov, Joseph, Erne, Thomas

    Alexander Volkov and Ben Thomas were the game's first and third stars. Volkov had quite a night with both goals in regulation and the opening marker for Syracuse in the Shootout.

    Syracuse continues to slowly creep up onto the heels of Rochester and Toronto atop the division. They're now 7 points back of Toronto with a game in hand and 9 points back of the Americans with a pair of games in hand.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 8 weeks 6 hours ago

    Lightning lose sloppy game, and possibly their backup goaltender.

    PHI- 5
    TB- 3

    Petr Budaj allowed 4 goals on 33 shots for the loss before exiting with what appeared to be a significant left leg injury caused by an accidental collision with a sliding Scott Laughton. I thought the fourth goal exposed some of Budaj’s athletic limitations, but he actually played a very good game before the unfortunate injury. I’d expect Louis Domingue recalled for what may be an extended stint from Syracuse. He’s had NHL experience with Arizona and is a bigger goalie who fits what Frantz Jean teaches. I think he’ll do a good job for Tampa Bay if he gets the call. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 4 shots he faced in relief.

    First Period
    7:27 TB Stamkos (16), (Kucherov, Hedman)(PP)

    Second Period
    6:56 PHI Simmonds (12), (Couturier, Voracek)(PP)
    10:03 PHI Gostisbehere (8), (Simmonds, Giroux)(PP)
    15:37 TB Point (16), (Palat, Kucherov)
    19:48 PHI Couturier (18), (Giroux, Konecny)

    Third Period
    1:53 PHI Manning (4), (Giroux, Konecny)
    8:58 TB Johnson (10), (unassisted)(SH)
    19:27 PHI Filppula (9), (Voracek, Couturier)(EN)

    Tyler Johnson was the game’s third star.

    Not much to love about this game. The Lightning got outpossessed and outworked and Philly earned the goals they manufactured with the elbow grease expended. Other than Point, nobody in blue appeared to have any jump and only the fluke luck of Provorov’s broken stick on Johnson’s SH goal game them a chance to net points at the end, which they frankly didn’t deserve tonight.

    Slater Koekkoek played 8:09. If you blinked you might’ve missed him.

    Yanni Gourde was -1 in 16:14 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot. He was also 42% on 12 draws. I think you want more from an energy guy like Gourde in a game like this.

    Jake Dotchin was -1 with 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 13:12. I’m surprised his IT went down against this opponent. I wonder if fatigue was an element of that.

    Mikhail Sergachev had 3 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 15:53.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Charlottetown Islanders 0 @ Halifax Mooseheads 9

    C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 8/15 FO
    Season Totals: 28 GP, 11-25-36, +24, 14 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

    The Q and Otto Somppi resumed play after the break for the holidays and Islander netminder Matthew Welsh (undrafted) pitched a 36-shot shutout, and Pascal Aquin (undrafted) scored both Charlottetown goals.

    Ontario Hockey League

    ** Note: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie) and Taylor Raddysh (Erie) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

    Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Barrie Colts 4

    W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 4/11 FO
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 11-17-28, +10, 10 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

    Barrie once each in the 1st and 2nd, and then let Sudbury draw even before Ben Hawerchuk (undrafted) scored with two minutes left in regulation to give the Colts the win. No doubt a tall order for Lipanov to come back after not making the Russian WJC squad.

    Peterborough Petes 1 @ Guelph Storm 3

    W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1/1 FO
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 10-4-14, -19, 6 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

    Nate Ratcliffe (PHI, 2017 2nd round pick) scored twice for the Storm and the woes for the Petes continue even after a long holiday rest.

    Western Hockey League

    ** Note: Brett Howden (Moose Jaw), Cal Foote (Kelowna), and Libor Hajek (Saskatoon) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

    Swift Current Broncos 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 8

    D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 36 GP, 7-10-17, +27, 36 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

    The Warriors pasted a snowman on the board against the Broncos in the backside of the home-and-home series coming out of the break. Moose Jaw got goals from seven different players, with Jayden Halbgewachs (undrafted) scoring twice. With Swift Current’s Tyler Steenbergen (ARI, 5th round pick) off to the WJCs, Halbgewachs assumes sole lead in the WHL in goals scored with 37. Sosunov scored his 7th goal of the season as part of four-goal 3rd period.

    United States Hockey League

    Cedar Rapids Roughriders 3 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 4 (OT1)

    C Cole Guttman, DBQ: Did not play
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 6-5-11, E, 21 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
    Committed to: University of Denver

    The Captain remained out of the lineup for the Fighting Saints for the second consecutive game, and wondering now if somehow Guttman might have gotten hurt in the championship game at the WJAC’s. Josh Maniscalco (Arizona State commit) scored in OT for Dubuque after serving a fighting major and 10 minute misconduct in the 1st for his tangle with Roughrider Will Zmolek (Bemidji State commit).

    Omaha Lancers 5 @ Des Moines Buccaneers 3

    D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 0-7-7, +11, 10 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
    Committed to: St. Cloud State University

    Perbix was back in the Omaha lineup after silver medaling in the WJACs and taking the holiday break, but the Black Hawks blanked the Lancers behind last year’s Slovakian WJC goalie Matej Tomek’s 31-save shutout.

    Minnesota State High School League

    Edina Hornets 5 vs St. Michael-Albertville Knights 1

    F Sammy Walker, EDN: 1-1-2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals (HS): 11 GP, 12-15-27, 8 PIM
    Season Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 6 PIM
    Committed to: University of Minnesota

    Walker and Jett Jungels (Western Michigan commit) tag-teamed on a couple of shorties to help the Hornets pull away from the Knights and win their final game of the Schwan’s Cup Gold Division tournament. Edina took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission, but STMA cut the lead in half before Jungel scored his first of the game at even strength to reestablish a two-goal Hornet lead. Jungel then assisted on Walker’s shorthand marker with nearly 3 minutes left in the 2nd, and then Walker assisted on Jungel’s shorthanded tally just 19 seconds into the final frame. Edina’s win placed them 3rd in eight-team tournament, with St. Thomas Academy winning the Schwan’s Gold Cup in a shootout win over Minnetonka.

    Edina plays next on January 2nd against the Burnsville Blaze.

  • 8 weeks 1 day ago

    Patient Lightning outlasts punchless Habs.

    MTL- 1
    TB- 3

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 32 shots for the victory. It says everything about where he has progressed in his career that beating Carey Price in a goaltending duel is a non-story.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    3:40 MTL Gallagher (15), (Hudon, Morrow)(PP)
    19:48 TB Stamkos (14), (Kucherov, Hedman)

    Third Period
    0:30 TB Point (15), (Johnson, Palat)
    4:45 TB Stamkos (15), (Namestnikov, Palat)(PP)

    Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, and Nikita Kucherov were the game’s three stars.

    As with the Minnesota game, the Lightning found themselves tonight having to maintain poise and patience in a low scoring game where chances were finding iron more than paydirt. There’s going to be plenty of games like this to come in the postseason, so it’s good for the team to continue getting comfortable playing in and winning a few games like this. Ultimately, the Lightning got the big swing with goals in the last minute of the Second Period and first minute of the Third Period... mental bugs that Montreal surely has to be sore about. Then, unlike the Minny game, the Lightning enlisted Espo’s Rule as an ally with Stamkos’ hiccup quick finish on the insurance marker.

    Yanni Gourde was 70% on 10 draws in 13:04. It’s a thin stat line, but gosh a faceoff percentage like that is a real breath of fresh air to see.

    Jake Dotchin was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 hits, and 3 blocked shots in 17:08. It was a very poised performance by the entire D in Stralman’s absence, albeit against a Montreal team that couldn’t find its offense with GPS and a seeing eye dog at the moment.

    Mikhail Sergachev was +1 with 2 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 18:49. A stat line like that isn’t glamorous, but I’ll happily take that most every night for the rookie. The gaudy offensive numbers are the bonus. The quality, well-rounded minutes are what you need.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 8 weeks 2 days ago

    Western Hockey League

    ** Note: Brett Howden (Moose Jaw), Cal Foote (Kelowna), and Libor Hajek (Saskatoon) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

    Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 5 (SO)

    D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 6-10-16, +25, 36 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

    The WHL returned to action after the holiday break with a full slate of games on the slate. The Warriors jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but faded in the 3rd allowing the Broncos to score four times, and eventually win it in the shootout. Justin Almeida (undrafted) scored two power play goals and Brayden Burke (undrafted) notched a goal and two assists for Moose Jaw. Flames camper and signee Glenn Gawdin along with Jets castoff Matteo Gennaro were the heroes for Swift Current, both scoring goals in the Broncos 3rd period rally and both scoring in the shootout.

    United States Hockey League

    Dubuque Fighting Saints 3 @ Green Bay Gamblers 2 (SO)

    C Cole Guttman, DBQ: Did not play
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 6-5-11, E, 21 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
    Committed to: University of Denver

    The USHL and the Fighting Saints returned to action after the holiday break, but Cole Guttman did not. Perhaps he hasn’t fully returned from his hiatus for the 2017 WJAC tournament, but Dubuque would get 3rd period goals from Dalton Hunter (Mercyhurst commit) and Adam Tisdale (Clarkson commit), and then a shootout marker from Logan Pietila (Michigan Tech commit, 2018 draft eligible) to give the Fighting Saints a gutsy road win over the Gamblers.

    Minnesota State High School League

    Edina Hornets 5 @ Centennial Cougars 2

    F Sammy Walker, EDN: 1-1-2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals (HS): 10 GP, 11-14-25, 8 PIM
    Season Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 6 PIM
    Committed to: University of Minnesota

    Play continued today in Day 2 of the Schwan’s Cup Gold Division tournament. Sammy Walker (pictured) and Max Borst (undrafted) each tallied a goal and an assist to pace the Hornets in a 5-2 victory over the Centennial High Cougars. After trading 1st period goals, the Cougars took its only lead of the game just 46 seconds into the 2nd. But the Centennial lead was short-lived as Jett Jungels (Northern Michigan commit) knotted the game at 2-2 just 45 seconds after the Cougars goal. From there, it was blood in the water for the Hornets with Borst scoring his would be game winner 45 seconds after the Jungels tally, and with Edina nursing a 3-2 lead at the game’s midpoint, Walker helped to put the game out of reach of Centennial, first assisting on future Minnesota teammate Ben Brinkman’s (Minnesota commit, 2019 draft eligible) goal, and then scoring an unassisted marker himself.

    Edina draws the St. Michael Albertville Knights Thursday, after STMA beat Burnsville 5-2 earlier in the day.

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