Owatonna Hockey has Red-Hot Start to Frigid Tournament [Tues Dec 28 Scores]
The Owatonna High School boys hockey team will awake to 20-below wind chills outside their hotel in Duluth. Fortunately, they are playing indoor games at the Heritage Tournament. Tuesday, December 28 was a good day at the rink for the Huskies, who topped Burnsville 4-2. OHS faces host team Duluth Denfeld Wednesday, December 29 at 7 pm. The tournament concludes Thursday, December 30.
Huskies leading scorer Tanner Stendel notched back-to-back goals in the second period to open up a 2-0 lead for OHS, his sixth and seventh goals of the season. Casey Pederson and Owen Beyer, respectively, assisted on the goals.
After the Blaze drew within a goal early in the third, Pederson scored for a 3-1 lead. Burnsville scored midway through the third. Beyer gave Owatonna's its 4-2 margin of victory with a goal at 15:23. Sam Pfieffer made 26 saves for the win. See the Hockey Hub score sheet.
The OHS girls hockey club dropped a 4-3 decision at the Farmington Tournament to the host Tigers Tuesday night. The Huskies grabbed a brief 2-1 lead early in the third period on Ezta Oien's second goal of the game. The Tigers scored back-to-back goals to go ahead 3-2. Samantha Bogen answered to tie the game at 3-3 only a few seconds after Farmington went ahead.
A Tiger power play goal with 4:35 remaining proved to be the difference. Farmington outshot Owatonna 37-17. Ava Wolfe made 33 saves. See the Hockey Hub score sheet.
Prep scoreboard for Tuesday, December 28
St. Clair 68, NRHEG 55
Hayfield 51, Blooming Prairie 40
Stewartville 52, Owatonna 51
Schedule for Wednesday, December 29
Owatonna vs Robbinsdale Armstrong, 1:15 pm at Concordia-St. Paul
NRHEG at Bethany Tournament
Medford vs Alden-Conger, at Grand Meadow
Owatonna vs Totino-Grace, 1 pm at Rotary Tournament, Rochester
Blooming Prairie vs Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 1:45 pm at Hayfield
NRHEG at Lake Crystal-Welcome-Memorial Tournament
Medford at Fargo Dome