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Boys Hockey: Woodbury falls in overtime to White Bear Lake

Cole Heather gets into position for a pass from his teammate. Woodbury lost to Roseville 3-1 on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the TRIA Rink in St. Paul. Brian Mozey / RiverTown Multimedia 1 / 2
Woodbury celebrates after Jac Triemert connects on a goal in the first period on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The Royals lost to Roseville 3-1 at the TRIA Rink in St. Paul. Brian Mozey / RiverTown Multimedia 2 / 2

Saturday

White Bear Lake 5, Woodbury 4 (OT)

It took extra time between White Bear Lake and Woodbury to determine a winner on Saturday night. In overtime, the Bears scored the goal and earned the 5-4 win over the Royals.

Woodbury started the scoring with a goal from Ben Tschida to make it a 1-0 game heading into the second period.

The Royals scored again from Jac Triemert, but White Bear Lake scored two goals to tie the game at 2-2. Before the period was over, Woodbury’s Ben Tarlton scored a goal to give the Royals a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.

The Royals scored quick from Triemert’s second goal of the game to make it a 4-2 Woodbury lead.

White Bear Lake came back to tie the game at 4-4 and send the game into overtime. A little under three minutes into overtime, White Bear Lake found the back of the net to make it a 5-4 lead and win.

The Royals will travel to Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:15 p.m.

Stillwater 5, East Ridge 1

Stillwater got on the board early and often in Saturday’s game, which led the Ponies to win 5-1 over East Ridge.

Stillwater scored three goals in the first period to give the Ponies a 3-0 lead.

With no scoring in the second period, East Ridge was facing a 3-0 deficit with one period to go.

The Raptors scored right away in the third period with a goal from Caden Pratt, but Stillwater scored two more goals to make it a 5-1 final score.

East Ridge will have a small break before playing crosstown rival Park on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Apple Valley 4, East Ridge 3

It was a back-and-forth game for all three periods, but Apple Valley came out with the extra goal to win 4-3 over East Ridge on Thursday night.

Apple Valley scored first, but East Ridge came right back with a goal from Ben Marburger to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the second period.

East Ridge gained the lead with a goal from Tyler Wendshau, but Apple Valley tied the game up to head into the third period.

Apple Valley scored first in the third period, but East Ridge came back to tie the game at 3-3 with a goal from Caden Pratt. Apple Valley came back though in the final period to score one more goal and claim the 4-3 victory.

The loss brings East Ridge's record down to 5-8-1 on the season as the Raptors prepare to travel to Stillwater on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m.

Wednesday

Roseville 3, Woodbury 1

Instead of playing at Roseville or Woodbury on Wednesday night, the two teams traveled to St. Paul to play at the TRIA Rink.

The Royals were featured in the Game of Week for boys hockey on Wednesday night as they took on Suburban East Conference opponent Roseville.

"This is a great opportunity that the Minnesota Wild and State of Hockey is doing for boys high school hockey," said Woodbury head coach Wes Bolin. "Our program is honored to be selected for one of these games. It just shows our strong our program has grown throughout the past few years."

The game started fast as Woodbury got on the board first with a goal from Jac Triemert. That 1-0 lead was held during the first period as the Royals went to the locker room.

Once the second period started, the momentum went over to Roseville.

A couple minutes into the second period Roseville scored its first goal to tie the game at 1-1. About a minute and a half after the first goal, Roseville scored another goal to make it a 2-1 lead.

About eight minutes later, Roseville scored its third goal of the second period to take a 3-1 lead.

That score would remain the same the rest of the second period as well as the third period. The third period was all defense as the two teams fought off shots on goal, while also fighting through power plays.

"We had a hard time completing plays," Bolin said. "We fought until the very end though and never quit."

The Royals came out for the third period and fought for every puck. They took advantage of some mistakes from Roseville and were able to play hard in the third period.

"We have a room full of talented hockey players," Bolin said. "We just have to work on getting our confidence up and we'll be ready for the next game ahead."

Woodbury have a couple days off before the Royals travel to White Bear Lake on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m.

After Saturday's game, Woodbury will have to wait until Thursday, Jan. 17 before they play another game. That game will be on the road at Cretin-Derham Hall.

Brian Mozey

I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position. 

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