State Hockey: Edina cruises, Eagan shuts out Duluth East


Tyler Nanne scored four goals to help lead the Edina Hornets to a 6-1 win over Stillwater.

Edina scored almost every way possible even strength, short-handed, power play, odd man rush, rebound, off the dasher, off a defenseman's stick, even one kicked by the goalie.

The Hornets controlled the game outshooting Stillwater 27-13.

Edina built a 4-0 lead in the first period and the Hornets were able to play it carefully from there.

Overtime victory for Lakeville North opens exciting AA Boys Hockey Tournament

The Class 2A Boys' State Hockey Tournament is off to an exhilarating start as overtime was needed to settle the bet between Lakeville North and Roseau. The Panthers came out victorious 2-1.

North's Henry Enebak wrestled for the puck in the slot and fired a quick wrist shot that found the back of the net for the game-winner 1:21 into the extra session.

The entire game was extremely close. A scoreless first period gave way to a pair of goals in the second period , and that was either team could get until Enebak won it.

Eden Prairie nips Centennial to advance

The second game Thursday was nearly as exciting as the first, in the end Eden Prairie defeated Centennial 4-3.

Eden Prairie peppered the net with four goals in the first period, building a 4-1 lead before Centennial battled back to make it interesting in the second.

Jack Sullivan scored a pair of goals in the first period to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead. Marc Sullivan, who assisted on the second goal, added one of his own moments later to make it 3-0.

After a Centennial goal to make it 3-1 the Eagles scored again pushing their lead back to three.

Centennial's Ryner Gorowsky and Adam Anderson scored in the second to cut the Eden Prairie lead back to one, in the second period. But the Cougars didn't find the net again in the third, and Eden Prairie picked up the win to advance.

Eagan shuts out Duluth East in final game

Eagan shut out Duluth East 3-0 in a physical battle in the final game of the Class AA boys hockey tournament.

After a scoreless first period, Eagan broke through in the second on a goal from Max Elsenheimer. It was the first of two goals for him in the game. Elsenheimer also picked up an assist on Kyle Stebbing's empty-netter late in the third to put the game away.

Eagan goalie Andrew Lingren was outstanding, stopping all 28 shots he faced.

The semifinals for Class A and AA are scheduled for Friday.

In Class A, Hermantown meets New Prague at 11 a.m. East Grand Forks will meet up with St. Cloud Cathedral at 1.

In Class 2A, Lakeville North meets up with Eden Prairie at 6 p.m. Edina meets up with Eagan in the other semifinal at 8 p.m.

To view the brackets click here.

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