Even though the Johnson Governors boys hockey team controlled the action throughout most of the game, the momentum changed in favor of the North High Polars in the second period at Polar Arena Tuesday, Dec. 9.
Tartan junior center Ben Engwer (26) and sophomore wing CJ Acker (23) take shots on goal in first period action against Henry Sibley. Engwer, 3 goals and an assist, helped lead the Titans to a 5-0 win at home Dec. 13. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Behind the shutout goaltending of Tartan’s Michael Hughes, the Titans made a first-period goal stand up for a boys hockey win against South St. Paul to open Metro East Conference action.
North High junior Lily Langevin (9) battles against Hasting during the first period. The Polars lost 8-0 at home Dec. 12. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Before the line had thinned in front of the concession stand at Polar Arena Friday, Dec. 12, the visiting Hastings Raiders girls hockey team had put what turned out to be the game-winner on the scoreboard.
Hill-Murray sophomore forward Lindsey Featherstone (9) and junior forward Jac Kaasa move in on Tartan junior goalie Madeline Campbell in first period action. Campbell tallied 46 saves in the Pioneers 2-0 win at Aldrich Arena Dec. 2. (*Linda Baumeister/Review)
In a hard-fought girls hockey contest Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Aldrich Arena, the Hill-Murray Pioneers outlasted the Tartan Titans by a count of 2-0.
It was the opening game of Metro East Conference action for both teams.
Madeline Campbell posts shutout
When the final ice chip fell to the surface Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Tartan Arena, the Tartan High School girls hockey team owned a 3-0 win over the Shakopee Sabers.
The win pushed the Titans’ record to 4-2 overall, and 1-0 in the Metro East Conference.
The Hill-Murray Pioneers are heading into the 2014-2015 boys hockey season with the confidence of winners. They have either won or shared the conference title for the past several years, and in pre-season polls have been ranked No.
Coming off a year of streaks, both good and bad, the Mounds View High School boys hockey team would like to see more consistency as it heads into the 2014-15 season. Last season, the Mustangs struggled early before making a nice run in the middle of the schedule, but ultimately couldn't overcome its early problems.
With eight sophomores seeing significant varsity time a year ago, the Irondale/St. Anthony Village boys hockey team took its lumps. The Knights won only three games last season, but head coach Adam Schmidt is expecting that experience work in his team's favor soon.