Worthington 5-2-4 = 11
Windom Area 2-0-2 = 4
The Windom Area boys hockey team was playing catch-up most of the night Thursday, as Worthington raced its way to a dominant 11-4 victory at the Windom Arena.
The Trojans scored on their first two shots of the game, taking a 2-0 lead in the first 96 seconds of the game.
The Eagles battled back, tying the game at 2-2 after a goal from Nick Espenson and a power play goal from Wriley Haugen. But Worthington regained the lead at the 13:30 mark of the opening period, then scored a shorthanded breakaway with 1:02 left in the period. The Trojans took a 5-2 lead with just eight seconds left in the period.
Worthington’s offense continued its assault in the second period, with Trojan forward Spenser Nickel finishing the game with six goals. Nickel netted a hat trick in the opening period, then scored both Trojan goals in the second and another in the third, giving him five straight goals in the game.
Trailing 9-2, the Eagles closed to within 9-4 after back-to-back goals from Sonny Heil, but the Trojans added two late goals to seal the win.
Worthington outshot the Eagles 36-22 for the game. Adam Dahna finished with eight saves for the Eagles before giving way to Kole Espenson, who recorded 17 saves.
Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom Area: at Waseca, Jan. 19