2/10/2020 9:18:00 AM Eagle boys skate to back-to-back wins
Windom Area 0-0-3 = 3 Waseca 0-1-1 = 2 The Windom Area boys hockey team mounted a third-period rally Saturday afternoon, capturing a 3-2 victory at Waseca.
After a scoreless first period, Waseca scored halfway through the second period to take a 1-0 lead.
The Eagles got on the board 5:28 into the third period, when Kyle Espenson intercepted a pass and scored on a shorthanded breakaway. The Bluejays regained the lead later on that same power play.
Windom tied the game again at the 11:19 mark of the final period when Espenson took a feed from Kaleb LaCanne and found the back of the net.
Then, with 59 seconds left in regulation, Mikal Anderson blasted a shot past the Bluejay goalie, assisted by Alex Espenson, giving the Eagles a 3-2 win.
Waseca outshot the Eagles 32-28 in the game. Goalie Dan Stubbe finished with 30 saves.
LCH 1-1-1 = 3 Windom Area 1-9-3 = 13 The Windom Area boys hockey team had an offensive eruption in the second period Friday night, scoring nine goals in the period on its way to a 13-3 victory over LaCrescent-Hokah at the Windom Arena.
Windom Area trailed 1-0 early in the game, but tied things up late in the first period on a Kyle Espenson goal.
The Eagles then went on an offensive tear in the second period, with five different players scoring goals over a six-minute stretch. Wyatt Haugen got the fireworks going at the 3:49 mark of the period. Simon Pell scored unassisted a minute later, followed 30 seconds later by a goal from Brady Espenson. Alex Espenson gave the Eagles a 5-1 lead at the 5:58 mark, followed less than a minute later by an Austin Fredin goal. Brady Espenson scored at the 9:40 mark for a 7-1 Eagle lead.
After LCH pulled to within 7-2, the Eagles ended the period with three more goals. Pell and Fredin scored for a 9-2 lead and Kyle Espenson scored a shorthanded breakaway with 11 seconds left on the clock for a 10-2 Eagle lead.
LCH scored 28 seconds into the third period, but the Eagles sealed the game as Brady Espenson capped his first career hat trick at the 2:02 mark of the final period. Caleb Rivera and Ben Purrington added goals later in the period.
Windom Area outshot LCH 41-22 for the game. Goalie Cole Monson, in his first varsity start, finished with 19 saves.
Next games: Check for updates after each game. Windom Area: at New Ulm, Feb. 11