The Minnesota Bulldogs boys hockey team won its fifth game in a row with a 3-2 victory over Worthington on Friday evening, Feb. 5.
Worthington scored first mid-way through the first period, but its lead lasted just four minutes before Seth Reicks tied the game, with an assist from Brendan O’Keefe and Brady Sowder.
The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead in the second when Alex Schaffer scored his first varsity goal on a power play, assisted by Finn Gibson.
The Bulldogs enjoyed five minutes in charge before Worthington took advantage of a power play to tie the game, 2-2.
The third period was pretty uneventful, as neither team was able to break the tie, until Ethan Hathaway, assisted by Schaffer, netted his first varsity goal with 90 seconds left in the game, giving the Bulldogs a 3-2 lead. The Bulldogs held onto the lead as the final seconds tipped down to earn a win.
Mitch Kotek earned the victory in the net, stopping 18 shots on goal. The Bulldogs outshot Worthington 40-20 in the win.
“We had to battle in this one. Worthington came ready to go and did a nice job of controlling our chances to the outside. We did some things well in this game, but we need to really focus on moving our feet and finding open areas,” said Coach Shea Roehrkasse.
Bulldogs Bury Luverne
Five Bulldogs hockey players combined to rack up an 8-2 victory over Luverne at the Le Sueur Community Center last Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Reicks helped the Bulldogs jump to an early lead with a goal just 1:04 in the first period, with an assist by Brady Sowder. Finn Gibson scored the Bulldogs’ second goal a little more than four minutes later, and Reicks scored a second goal nine minutes into the period.
Luverne’s Zachary Kruse scored a goal toward the end of the period.
The second period was all Bulldogs, as Gibson scored a second goal, followed by goals by Sowder and Judson Narum, and Reicks scored a third goal to earn his hat trick.
Kruse scored again in the beginning of the third period to bring it to 7-2 in the Bulldogs’ favor, and Aiden Blaschko scored the Bulldogs’ final goal in the game’s final minutes.
Sowder also had three assists in the win, Brendan O’Keefe had two assists, and Tyler Erickson, Reece Weydert, Dylan Hunt, Logan Throldahl, and Gibson all had one assist.
The Bulldogs easily outshot Luverne, 44-23. Logan Moe earned the win in the net, stopping 21 shots on goal.
The Bulldogs hosted a rematch with Worthington on Tuesday, Feb. 9, but results were unavailable by press time. They will be traveling to Waseca on Thursday, Feb. 11, before then hosting Waseca on Tuesday, Feb. 16.