Owatonna Floor Hockey Wins Playoff Game
The Owatonna High School adapted floor hockey team won a playoff game 9-4 over Minneapolis Edison at a packed Owatonna Middle School gym. The victory earns the Huskies a trip to White Bear Lake Wednesday, March 6 at 4:30 pm with a state berth on the line.
The Huskies controlled play right from the start and began peppering the Tommies' goalie. About five minutes into the game Colton Drache scored the first of his three goals. OHS quickly added three more for a 4-0 lead after the first period.
With an enthusiastic crowd cheering them on, OHS scored about two minutes into the second period with Mason Enger notching the second of his three goals. Owatonna led 7-1 after two.
Edison crawled a bit closer with a pair of goals early in the third frame to pull within 7-3, but Jasmine Talley and Enger gave the Huskies a little breathing room. Edison scored in the closing minute for the 9-4 final.
Skyler Kopecky-Johnson and Ryan Gander also scored for the Huskies. Others on the Owatonna roster include Samantha Roberts, Melinda Abernathy, Kerryn Keller, Harrison Utoft, Chloe Talley, Katelyn Rysavy and Alexis Talley. Coaches include John Scheil, CW Wolfe and Kyle Burns. The Huskies student manager is Andrew Moen.
Owatonna (2-5) out shot the Tommies approximately 40-10. The win was the final home game for the Huskies. They play at White Bear Lake Central Middle School on Wednesday with a trip to the MSHSL state tournament on the line. White Bear Lake (7-1) is a high-scoring team that has reached double-digit goals in all games except their lone loss.
Owatonna has reached the state tournament 13 times including four straight from 2014 through 2017. OHS won a state title in 2004.