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Boys Hockey: East Ridge falls to Park, Woodbury dominates on Saturday

Caden Pratt looks ahead as he skates around the Park defenders. East Ridge lost to the Wolfpack 5-2 on Thursday night. Brian Mozey / RiverTown Multimedia 1 / 2
Marco Troje from East Ridge looks for a teammate to pass the puck to as Park defenders come near him. The Raptors lost to Park in a 5-2 final on Thursday night. Brian Mozey / RiverTown Multimedia 2 / 2

 Woodbury scored four goals in the first period, five goals in the second and three goals in the third to win 12-2 over North St. Paul on Saturday.

Ben Tarlton, Kevin O'Connor, Quinn Krueger and Ben Tschida each scored goals in the first period.

Krueger, Zach Brenstein, Zach Lanz, Luke Danielson and Brad Mauder each scored goals for the Royals in the second period.

Finally, Tschida, O'Connor and Jaxon Hill each scored goals in the final period to give Woodbury the final score of 12-2.

Woodbury will host in-town rival East Ridge on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

East Ridge 6, Roseville 1

East Ridge came back from losing to Park on Thursday night to grab a 6-1 win over Roseville on Saturday.

The Raptors scored three goals in the first period as Tanner Stafne, Marco Troje and Carter Seidl each scored a goal. East Ridge led 3-0, but Roseville scored a goal in the second period to make it 3-1.

East Ridge came back to score a goal of its own as Nick Basten found the back of the net. Then, Stafne and McVey each scored a goal in the third period to make it a 6-1 game.

The Raptors will hope to carry that high-scoring mentality into their next game as they travel to Woodbury on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. for the in-town rivalry game.


Park 5, East Ridge 2

The Park and East Ridge boys hockey teams practice at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena, so when the two teams face off on the ice during a game it's the biggest game of the year.

There can only be one winner and Park made sure to claim the ice arena as theirs as the Wolfpack defeated the Raptors 5-2 on Thursday night.

"We always circle these games against East Ridge because they're biggest games of the season," said Carter Newpower. "This win is big for us and will hopefully carry us into the next few games ahead."

It was a memorable first period for the Wolfpack as they scored four goals and had a 4-0 lead early in the game.

All four of those goals came from different players, including Samuel Janski, Mason Porter, Anthony Brings and Brandon Greeder.

Park extended its lead in the second period as Jack Koehnen scored a goal to make it 5-0.

East Ridge scored two goals in the third period to try and make a comeback, but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit. Tanner Stafne and Jack Brown each scored a goal for the Raptors.

"We came out flying with high energy and that's what allowed us to get our goals early," said Park head coach Jay Moser. "I couldn't be more proud of how our boys played and I hope it continues into practice and the next games ahead."

The atmosphere was electric with two large student sections for each school and plenty of fans packing the stands with their support. The players fed off their energy and for Newpower it helped get rid of the nervous feelings.

Newpower has had a strong start to the season as he's been a leader in points for Park. He's been able to either find someone or find the net himself over the first few games.

He credits that success to his teammates in either getting open for a pass or finding him open for the goal. He just hopes it can continue to be successful for the team as a whole.

Cretin-Derham Hall 7, Woodbury 3

It was a 1-1 tie between Cretin-Derham Hall and Woodbury after the first period, but it became all Cretin-Derham Hall in the last two periods.

The Royals scored one goal in the second and third period, while Cretin-Derham Hall scored three goals in each period.

Jac Triemert scored the first goal of the night for the Royals in the first period, while Zach Lanz scored the last two goals.

Sean Stuckert, Ben Tarlton, Luke Danielson, Brad Mauder and Zach Bernstein each earned an assist.

This loss puts Woodbury at 2-2 to start the season and the Royals have one more game left this week.

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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