Boys hockey: Kiwanis Festival preview capsules
At Graham Arena I
DODGE CO. vs.MAYO
12:30 p.m. Wednesday
DODGE COUNTY WILDCATS
Head coach: Nick Worden (first season)
Leading scorers: So. D Charlie Blaisdell 2-1—3; Sr. F Nick Retzer 1-2—3.
Goalie: Jr. Tim Wolfe 1-6-1, 5.91 GAA, .794 save pct.
Notes: Worden is in his first season as the Wildcats coach. ... Dodge County has one tie and has lost twice by a goal. ... The Wildcats finished seventh in the Kiwanis Festival last year.
Head coach: Todd Huyber
Leading scorers: Fr. F Maddox Fleming 9-14—23; Sr. F Zach Stewart 9-9—18; Jr. F Will Weick 6-7—13; Sr. D Alex Norby 0-8—8.
Goalies: Sr. Jacob Gathje 3-0-1, 1.68 GAA, .933 save pct.; Sr. Joey Wigle 2-0-0, 2.50, .898.
Notes: Mayo, the defending Festival champion, is one of just eight unbeaten boys hockey teams in Minnesota. ... Fleming is tied for fourth in the state in assists (14) and tied for ninth in points (23). ... Six Spartans are averaging a point or more per game.
ANOKA vs. HAYWARD
3 p.m. Wednesday
Head coach: Jerrid Reinholz
Leading scorers: So. F Jack Novack 4-2—6; Sr. F Quinlin Putt 3-3—6; Sr. D Brendan Sloth 2-2—4.
Goalies: Sr. Nathan Hadley 2-2-0, 3.00 GAA, .904 save pct.; Jr. Joe Moen 0-3-0, 5.23, .882.
Notes: Anoka has dropped four straight games after starting the season 2-2-0. ... The Tornadoes are in the Kiwanis Festival this year after playing in the Hilltopper Classic in Duluth over the holiday break last year. ... They have scored just two goals in their past four games.
Head coach: Rob Novak
Leading scorers: Jr. F Blake Loder 6-7—13; Jr. D Connor Abric 2-7—9; Sr. F Jack Bergum 5-3—8; So. F Cole Asp 5-3—8; So. F Gibson Walsh 2-6—8; Sr. F Hunter Strapon 3-4—7.
Goalie: Sr. Gavin Abric 8-2-0, 1.99 GAA, .929 save pct.
Notes: The Hurricanes placed third at last year’s Kiwanis Festival, beating John Marshall in a shootout in the third-place game. … Gavin Abric has allowed just 20 goals through 10 games and has recorded two shutouts. … Hayward has allowed just six goals in its past five games.
NEW RICHMOND vs. JM
5:30 p.m. Wednesday
NEW RICHMOND TIGERS
Head coach: Zach Kier
Leading scorers: Sr. F Hayden Bradbury 6-4—10; Jr. D Garrett Thomas 2-4—6; Jr. F Jens Christensen 3-3—6; Jr. F/D Mason Erickson 1-4—5.
Goalie: Sr. Max Davis 2-6-0, 4.73 GAA, .868 save pct.
Notes: The Tigers were the runners-up at last year’s Festival, falling to Rochester Mayo in the championship game. … Davis has played all but one period in goal this season for the Tigers. … New Richmond has played two Big Nine Conference teams, losing 6-1 at Mankato East on Dec. 15, and falling 5-0 to Rochester Century on Saturday.
JOHN MARSHALL ROCKETS
Head coach: Jay Ness
Leading scorers: So. F Drew Lingen 7-1—8; Jr. F Teejay Torgrimson 5-2—7; Sr. F Pepe Headlee Jr. 4-3—7; So. F Sam King 3-3—6; So. F Sam Eagen 0-5—5.
Goalies: Sr. Will Colaiano 1-4-1, 4.83 GAA, .853 save pct.; So. Carson Arthur 1-0-0, 2.00, .952.
Notes: The Rockets have scored five goals in both of their wins and their tie. In their four losses, they have scored two goals or less. … JM placed fourth at the Kiwanis last year, tying Hayward in the third-place game before falling in a shootout. … Lingen is averaging a goal per game and has four points in the past three games.
REDWOOD VALLEY vs. CENTURY
7:45 p.m. Wednesday
REDWOOD VALLEY CARDINALS
Head coach: Joe Stremcha
Leading scorers: Jr. F Jed Hansen 3-4—7; Sr. F John Burman 1-2—3; Sr. F Will O’Halloran 2-1—3.
Goalies: Jr. Kia Jacobson 1-3-0, 6.38 GAA, .771 save pct.; So. Joey Domeier 0-2-0, 5.36, .833; Sr. Richard Willkens 0-1-0, 9.00, .836.
Notes: The Cardinals placed eighth in last year’s Festival. … Redwood Valley won its season opener against Worthington 6-3, but hasn’t won since. It has scored a total of five goals in its six losses. … The Cardinals have played just two home games so far this year.
Head coach: Josh Klingfus
Leading scorers: Jr. F Gavin Gunderson 8-5—13; Jr. F Joey Malugani 5-8—13; So. F Isaiah Huber 3-9—12; Jr. F Connor Olson 5-6—11; Sr. F Skylar Klingfus 3-8—11; Jr. D Bennett Zmolek 2-7—9; So. F Lyncoln Bielenberg-Howarth 6-3—9.
Goalie: Jr. Tim Pundt 6-1-0, 2.43 GAA, .878 save pct.
Notes: The Panthers have won six consecutive games since falling to Duluth Marshall in their season opener. … Century placed sixth at the Festival last year. … The Panthers have outscored their opponents 35-10 in their six-game winning streak. … Seven Panthers average more than a point per game.
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At Graham Arena IV
ALBERT LEA vs. CHIPPEWA FALLS
3 p.m. Wednesday
ALBERT LEA TIGERS
Head coach: Jason Fornwald
Leading scorers: Jr. D Danny Chalmers 3-6—9; Sr. F Carson Goodell 3-5—8; So. F Blake Ulve 4-3—7; Sr. F Cole Wentzel 4-3—7.
Goalies: Sr. Jaxon Heilman 2-1-0, 1.93 GAA, .932 save pct.; Sr. Jacob Bell 2-2-0, 2.13, .928.
Notes: The Tigers have won three consecutive games, including a 1-0 overtime victory against Rochester Lourdes on Thursday. … Albert Lea has allowed just 18 goals through eight games. … Heilman has stopped 110 of the 118 shots he’s faced this season.
CHIPPEWA FALLS CARDINALS
Head coach: Scott Parker
Leading scorers: Jr. F Isaac Lindstrom 8-7—15; So. F Isaac Frenette 9-6—15; Sr. F Jack Schimmel 3-8—11.
Goalie: Sr. Jaden Hoople 4-3-1, 2.51 GAA, .912 save pct.
Notes: The Cardinals have won three of their past four games, falling only to perennial Wisconsin power Eau Clare Memorial 4-2 on Dec. 13. … Chippewa Falls is a fast-starting team, having outscored opponents 15-5 in the first period this season. … Lindstrom has nine points in the past five games.
FARGO SOUTH vs. LOURDES
7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Head coach: Dean French
Leading scorers: Fr. F Alex Senf 3-5—8; Jr. F Drew Sandy 3-4—7; So. F Tanner Kirkeby 3-2—5.
Goalie: So. Zach Sandy 3-3-0, 3.63 GAA, .871 save pct.
Notes: The Bruins are the two-time defending Festival champions. … South/Shanley has won two consecutive games after a 1-3-0 start. … Zach Sandy has recorded 27 or more saves in each of the past five games. … The Bruins defeated Lourdes 4-0 in last year’s Kiwanis Festival.
Head coaches: Bryan Frischmann and Joe Knoepke
Leading scorers: Sr. F Dustin Sorensen 10-11—21; Sr. F Jared Anderson 8-7—15; Sr. F Paul Hofbauer 8-6—14; Sr. F Kyle Hickey 2-7—9; Sr. D Cort Buck 1-8—9.
Goalies: Sr. Luke Alexander 2-1-0, 0.64 GAA, .970 save pct.; So. Sam Decker 3-2-0, 3.86, .880; So. Griffin Becher 1-1-0, 2.00, .905.
Notes: Alexander has been outstanding in goal this season, stopping 65 of 67 shots. … Sorensen has four power-play goals and six power-play points. … Hofbauer has eight points in the past five games. … The Eagles’ four losses have come by a total of six goals, including one empty-net goal.
— Jason Feldman