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home : sports : sports June 29, 2015

11/30/2012 8:58:00 AM
Eagle boys work overtime, win season opener
Tigers drop Eagle girls
Marshall 3-1-4 = 8
Windom Area 0-1-0 = 1

The Windom Area girls hockey team had a shaky start and a rough finish Thursday night, which resulted in an 8-1 loss to Marshall at the Windom Arena.

The Tigers outshot the Eagles 67-9 in the game. But if not for a pair of early goals and a trio of late Tiger goals, the Eagles played one of their best games in a couple of years.

Marshall jumped to the early lead, scoring 2:29 into the game on a goal by Jessica Blanchard. A minute later, Morgan Larsen gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead with a shorthanded goal. Megan Vogel pushed the lead to 3-0 later in the first period.

Vogel netted her second goal of the game at the 3:27 mark of the second before the Eagles found the net less than a minute later. Seventh-grader Addy Beaty took a pass from Kaylee Janssen and threw the puck into the offensive zone from outside the blue line. The shot wound up being on net, catching the Tiger goalie by surprise and slipping between the leg pads for Beaty's first varsity goal.

The Tigers pushed the lead to 5-1 with a goal at the 9:17 mark of the second period. A series of defensive breakdowns by the Eagles then led to three quick Tiger goals in the last three minutes of play. Marshall had goals with 3:27 left on the clock, 1:37 left in regulation and scored their final goal with one second left on the clock.

Seventh-grade goalie Emily Steen had a stellar night in net for the Eagles, turning aside 59 shots in the loss.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom Area: at LSHSP (LeSueur), Dec. 4

Marshall 1-1-2-0 = 4
Windom Area 1-2-1-1 = 5

The Windom Area boys hockey team saw a two-goal third-period lead evaporate and were badly outshot Thursday night, but the Eagles made their scoring chances count.

Senior Travis Janssen netted a power play goal 14 seconds into overtime for his fourth goal of the game, giving the Eagles a thrilling 5-4 season-opening win over Southwest Conference rival Marshall at the Windom Arena.

The Eagles got the power play when Marshall was whistled for a tripping penalty late in regulation. The penalty carried into the overtime, when the Eagles made a quick rush up the ice. Shots by Zach Bartosh and Mitchell Macek were stopped, but Janssen picked the rebound clean and stuffed a shot past Marshall goalie Mason Campion for the game-winner.

Marshall drew first blood in the game, scoring 6:39 into the first period. The Eagles answered just over a minute later when Janssen rifled a wrist shot into the net off assists from Bartosh and Ryan Clark.

The Eagles then took a 2-1 lead early in the second period when Janssen took a lead pass from Andrew Hirsch and fired a shot into the net. Windom stretched the lead to 3-1 later in the period when freshman Devin Nielsen scored his first varsity goal, taking a crossing pass from Stuart Schumacher and firing a wrist shot past the goalie.

However, the Tigers battled back thanks to a pair of penalties on the Eagles. A power play goal by Beau Mikel cut the deficit to 3-2. Marshall outshot the Eagles 27-7 in the second period, with many of those shots coming on the power play. But senior goalie Ben Stubbe stood firm in net, turning aside 26 of the 27 shots in the period.

Up 3-2 after two periods, the Eagles pushed the lead to 4-2 early in the third when Janssen worked out of the corner and jammed the puck through a crowd in front of the net, giving Janssen a hat trick.

But the Tigers weren't done. A string of penalties on the Eagles opened the door. Quinn Horvath cut the deficit to 4-3 with a power play goal that wound up as a 6-on-4 situation as the Eagles were being called for a delayed penalty. That gave Marshall another power play with Tyler Untiedt tying the game at 4-4 with 5:17 left on the clock. Windom killed off another penalty late in the period before a late breakout resulted in a tripping penalty on the Tigers.

That power play carried into overtime for the Eagles, with Janssen netting the game-winning goal.

Marshall outshot the Eagles 47-27 in the game. Stubbe finished with 43 saves in the Eagle win.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom Area: at Mankato East, Dec. 1

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