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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

THURSDAY BOYS HOCKEY: Late goals sink Eagles

Luverne 2-1-2 = 5
Windom Area 2-1-0 = 3

The Windom Area boys hockey team saw the lead slip away twice Thursday night as Luverne rallied for a 5-3 victory at the Windom Arena.

The Eagles tied the game at 1-1 9:04 into the opening period on a goal from Brady Espenson. Then, at 13:59 of the first, Nick Espenson intercepted a pass and snapped a shot into the net, giving the Eagles a 2-1 lead.

Luverne tied the game with 45 seconds left in the opening period, but the Eagles regained the lead 29 seconds into the second on a goal from Brady Espenson.

Luverne answered again, tying the game two minutes later at 3-3.

The game remained tied until 5:45 remaining in regulation, when Luverne’s Brock Behrend scored his third goal of the game, giving the Cardinals a 4-3 lead. Luverne added an empty-net goal with nine seconds left on the clock, sealing the win.

Luverne outshot the Eagles 30-25 in the game. Goalie Owen Dahna finished with 25 saves.

Seeding for the Section 3A Tournament is expected to be announced Sunday, with the pigtail-round games set for Tuesday.

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