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Woodbury boys hockey: Royals win 5-3

Woodbury junior Chase Myers-Beck challenges an Irondale player Tuesday at Bielenberg Sports Center. Woodbury Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker1 / 2
Royals junior Tanner Antolak fires a slapshot Tuesday against Irondale. Woodbury Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker2 / 2

The Royals improved to 9-6 on the season after a home win Tuesday over Irondale.

After falling behind 1-0 on a Knights goal 2:12 into the first period, Woodbury powered past Irondale, winning 5-3 at Bielenberg Sports Center.

The Royals utilized a balanced scoring attack in the game, with five different players finding the back of the net. Junior forward Chase Myers-Beck logged two points on a goal and an assist for the Royals. Nate Warham, a junior Woodbury defenseman, finished with two points on two assists.

The chippy game - which ended on a slugfest following an empty net goal by Woodbury with seven seconds left in the third - sent the Royals to the penalty box three times.

The Knights failed to convert on any of the three opportunities. Meanwhile, Woodbury was 1-for-1 on power play.

Junior Royals goalie Josh Erickson stopped 18 of 21 shots. Woodbury dominated shots on goal with 36.

Woodbury, which improved to 4-4 in Suburban East play, returns to the ice Saturday, when it plays host to Mounds View.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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