High school hockey recap

It’s that time of the year

Winter seems to be in full swing with Thanksgiving now in the books. Minnesota and winter time mean one thing for many Minnesotans: some good-old-time hockey. Ponds and lakes begin to freeze and just like that, makeshift rinks are popping up like Starbucks on every corner.  

There was a flurry of high school hockey action last week and the Review has readers covered. 


Girls Hockey

North/Tartan, the combination of Tartan and North high schools, had a tough 5-3 loss on Nov. 27 against Stillwater. The Ponies unloaded 35 shots on goalie Paige Paulos, who stopped 31.

The game was toe-to-toe as each team would answer back whenever someone scored. North/Tartan tied the game at 3-3 in the third with a Payton Schwantes power play goal. The assists came from Jillian Tabaka and Lauren Henriksen. However, the Ponies scored two unanswered goals after the Schwantes score to close out the game. 

Rachel Novak and Tabaka tallied the other two goals for North/Tartan, and Henriksen ended the night with two assists. 


Boys Hockey 

Hill-Murray had an early season test against Burnsville, which needed extra time as the Pioneers found a way to seal the deal in a 2-1 overtime win. 

The Pioneers were down 1-0 through the third period when Sam Karr tied the game up. Triston Tabucol eventually scored the game winner, the first of his varsity career. Burnsville didn’t score its only goal until about five minutes left in the second period. 

With the first game in the books, the Pioneers looked to Mahtomedi. The two played Dec. 4 at the St. Croix Recreation Center, after deadline for this edition of the Review. Next up for Hill-Murray is a Dec. 6 game at Simley.

Tartan faced Minneapolis, which draws from a number of schools, in its first game of the season, and the Titans battled to a 4-1 win. 

Tartan struck first with a power play goal by Marshall Ahn, with an assist by Jacob Betz. Minneapolis answered back to tie the game 1-1.

The game winner came in the third period when Brock Bertelsen put the puck in the back of the net. Nathan Ossell recorded the assist for that goal. The next two goals from Tartan were empty-netters, both by Landen Schwantes, to secure the 4-1 win. 

Tartan next heads to Thief River Falls to play the Prowlers on Dec. 7.


–Lucas Ailport can be reached at roseville@lillienewscom.

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