Owatonna Hockey Falls to Metro East Teams
The Owatonna High School girls' and boys' hockey teams lost games Saturday to teams from the Metro East Conference. In Inver Grove Heights, Simley topped the OHS girls 3-1. At Dudley Otto Rink at Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna, Mahtomedi beat the Huskies' boys 3-0.
Owatonna struck first at Simley as Ezra Oien scored her fourth goal of the season with an assist from Kiley Friedrichs less than three minutes into the game. The Huskies had an extended time of a 5-on-3 power play advantage in the first. While they controlled most of the time in the offensive zone, not many shot attempts got through to the goalie.
The Spartans evened it up on a deflection with less than three minutes to go in the first. The game went into intermission at 1-1.
The Spartans capitalized on a 2-on-1 right after the opening face off of the second period, scoring 12 seconds into the frame. Simley took the 2-1 lead into the second intermission.
Simley pressured Owatonna through much of the third period with several bang-bang chances on rebounds, but Huskies' junior net minder Asia Buryska was up to each test. Late in the third Simley's Avery Schwark scored on a circus shot that appeared to be a back hand that went off Buryska into the goal for the 3-1 final.
Simley (4-4-1) out shot Owatonna 20-12. The Huskies (3-4-1) go to Faribault Tuesday, December 11 for a 7 pm game on KRFO AM 1390 and the KRFO app.
No. 4-ranked Mahtomedi jumped out on the OHS boys with a goal just over two minutes into the first period. The score stayed that way until the opening of the third when the Zyphers added their second goal and scored midway through the period for the 3-0 final. Mahtomedi out shot Owatonna 23-16. The Huskies (2-2) play at Rochester John Marshall Thursday, December 13 on Kat Kountry 105FM and the Kat Kountry app.
Scoreboard from Saturday, December 8:
Mahtomedi 3, Owatonna 0
Dodge County 4, Becker 4 (tie)
Lakeville North 4, Eastview 2
Lakeville South 5, Farmington 2
Luverne 6, Waseca 2
Rochester Century 4, Mankato West 1
St. Francis 7, John Marshall 2
Simley 3, Owatonna 1
Dodge County 4, Hopkins 1
Mankato West 4, Austin 2
New Prague 4, Albert Lea 1
New Ulm 4, Faribault 2
Rochester Century 3, Mayo 2
Rochester Lourdes 2, Benilde-St. Margaret's 2 (tied)