Park boys hockey: Wolfpack upsets Mounds View 4-3 in SECPark scored its first win since Jan. 12 on Saturday with a 4-3 Suburban East Conference victory over Mounds View in Cottage Grove.
By: Nick Gerhardt, South Washington County Bulletin
Park scored its first win since Jan. 12 on Saturday with a 4-3 Suburban East Conference victory over Mounds View in Cottage Grove.
The victory snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Wolfpack (3-19-1, 2-14-1 SEC) which last beat Woodbury.
Eric Stoffel had two goals and an assist for Park while Nickolas Perry and Nick Moser added goals.
Moser scored six seconds into the game to help set the tone and Stoffel scored twice in the second period to help put the Wolfpack in front.
The Mustangs rallied in the first period for two goals after Moser’s tally to take a 2-1 lead.
Stoffel tied it 18 seconds into the second period and Perry gave Park the lead at 2:16. Stoffel’s second goal at 12:09 pushed the lead to 4-2 and provided an much-needed insurance goal at the time.
Mounds Views’ Jacob Tretsven scored at the 12-minute mark of the third to make it 4-3.
Park finished with 20 shots on goal and the Mustangs had 28 for the game. Kyle Strand made 25 saves for the win for the Wolfpack.
Prior to the win, Forest Lake’s Cody Rogala scored a power-play goal with five seconds left to lift the Rangers to a 4-3 victory over Park Thursday in Cottage Grove.
The Wolfpack appeared to have gained some momentum after Chris Peterson scored a shorthanded goal at 16:22, but they couldn’t keep Forest Lake at bay for the duration.
Andrew Peterson and Alex Kielsa had goals for Park, which battled back from two one-goal deficits. Kielsa gave the Wolfpack a 1-0 lead at 11:17 of the first period, but the Rangers tied it at 14:34 with a goal from Weston Kilpela.
Forest Lake went ahead at 13:15 of the second period on Brett Gravelle’s goal, but Andrew Peterson tied it again at 2-2 at 7:37 of the third period.
John Suess gave the Rangers the lead again at 12:34 before Chris Peterson’s shorthanded goal.
Forest Lake finished 1-for-3 on the power play while Park went 0-for-3. The Rangers put 36 shots on goal and held the Wolfpack to 25.
Cody Newton had two assists while Jordan Bassamore and Nick Moser had assists as well for Park.
To start the week, White Bear Lake dominated Park Tuesday en route to a 10-2 victory in Vadnais Heights.
The Bears put 49 shots on goal and scored four goals in the first two periods to rout the Wolfpack.
Nine different players scored for White Bear Lake with Alex Bocchi leading the way with two goals. Jake Wahlin had a goal and five assists and Tommy Giller scored a goal and had three assists.
Chris Peterson and Jake Young had goals for Park in the loss. Fletcher Rheault and Brent Wallace assisted on the goals.
The Wolfpack went 1-for-7 on the power play and White Bear Lake finished 1-for-5.
Kyle Strand suffered the loss in goal for Park after making 39 saves.
The Wolfpack close out the regular season with games against Irondale Tuesday and Woodbury Thursday, both in Cottage Grove.