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SECTION BOYS HOCKEY: Eagles shut out Cardinals

Redwood Valley 0-0-0 = 0
Windom Area 0-3-4 = 7

The Windom Area boys hockey team came to life on offense over the final two periods Tuesday night, opening the Section 3A playoffs with a 7-0 victory over Redwood Valley at the Windom Arena.

After a scoreless opening period, the Eagles found the net 1:02 into the second, when Wriley Haugen scooped up a loose puck at the side of the net and poked it home.

Windom Area padded the lead on a one-timer from Sonny Heil 5:14 into the period, and took a 3-0 lead on Haugen’s second goal of the night with 43 seconds left in the period.

The Eagles then went on a power play binge in the third period, as the Cardinals were whistled for three penalties. Haugen capped a hat trick by scoring a five-on-three power play goal 5:40 into the third. The goal also gave Haugen 100 combined goals and assists for his career.

Nick Espenson added a goal 33 seconds later and Heil scored his second of the night at the 8:56 mark, also on the power play.

Brad Gentry scored the Eagles’ final goal of the game.

Eagle goalie Adam Dahna stopped all 24 shots he faced for his second career shutout.

Next games: Check for updates after each game.
Windom Area: at New Ulm, Feb. 22

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