Section One Boys Hockey Champs Crowned
The New Prague Trojans will be making their first trip to the Boys State High School Hockey Tournament next week. The Trojans held off Mankato West in the Section One Class A title game at the Rochester Rec Center Thursday 3-2. Austian Kilian scored two goals and Alex Gregor added the other for the 21-4-3 Trojans. Mankato West was held scoreless through the first two periods, but Cole Filler and Max Mettler tallied third period goals in the first 10 mintues to get close but New Prague Goalie Conner Wagner had 32 saves in the game. Seeding for the State Tournament is this weekend after all the Sections are wrapped up. In Class 2A Lakeville North wins their fourth Section One title in the past five years while crushing Farmington 6-0 in Rochester. Angelo Altavilla had a hat trick, Jack Mcneely, Henry Enebak and Tristen Hazlett all scored for the Panthers. Freshman goalie Jake Oettinger collected the shutout with 28 saves. Lakeville North is the number two rated team in the state and did sit atop the polls during a stretch of the season. The Panthers have never placed higher than 5th at state.