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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Willmar knocks out Eagle boys

Willmar 0-2-1 = 3
Windom Area 0-0-0 = 0

The Windom Area boys hockey team’s offense couldn’t break through Thursday night and Willmar used two second-period goals and a late empty-netter to knock the Eagles out of the Section 3A Tournament 3-0 at Windom.

The Eagles generated chances, hitting the goalpost with two shot attempts in the first period. The Eagles also couldn’t capitalize on four power play chances, including three in the third period.

Willmar broke the scoreless tie 7:02 into the second period and took a 2-0 lead into the final 17 minutes.

The Cardinals successfully killed off three Eagle power plays. And, with 33 seconds left on the clock, sealed the game with an empty net goal.

Willmar outshot the Eagles 24-20 in the game. Goalie Dan Stubbe finished with 21 saves in the loss.

Section 3A Boys

Pigtail Round: March 16
Worthington 5, Marshall 4 (2 OT)
Luverne 9, Fairmont 4

First Round: March 18
Hutchinson 8, Worthington 1
Willmar 3, Windom Area 0
LDC 8, Luverne 0
New Ulm 8, Redwood Valley 1

Section Semifinals: March 20
#5 Willmar at #1 Hutchinson, 7 p.m.
#3 New Ulm at #2 Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato (Litchfield), 7 p.m.

Section Finals: March 24
7 p.m. at higher seed

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