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Thursday, July 18, 2024

THURSDAY BOYS HOCKEY: Eagles rally, top Bulldogs in OT

Windom Area 0-1-3-1 = 5
MN River 1-2-1-0 = 4

The Windom Area boys hockey team mounted a furious third period rally to force overtime, then scored 45 seconds into the extra period to claim a 5-4 victory over Minnesota River Thursday in LeSueur.

The Eagles fell behind 1-0 on a power play goal in the opening period, then saw the Bulldogs net a pair of goals in the second.

The Eagles cut the deficit to 3-1 late in the second on an unassisted goal from Cragen Porath.

Minnesota River stretched the lead to 4-1 early in the third before the Eagles rallied over the final seven minutes.

Chase Hamlett scored with 6:29 left on the clock, then Karson LaCanne added a goal with 3:29 remaining. Finally, with 1:49 left in regulation, Sonny Heil took a feed from Porath and found the back of the net, tying the game at 4-4.

Minnesota River took a penalty 33 seconds into overtime. Heil netted the game-winner 12 seconds into the power play off assists from Porath and Wriley Haugen.

The Eagles outshot the Bulldogs 31-15 for the game. Adam Dahna finished with 11 saves. 

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom Area: vs. Rochester Lourdes, Jan. 14

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