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Boys Hockey: East Ridge loses close game to Apple Valley

Saturday

Stillwater 5, East Ridge 1

Stillwater got on the board early and often in Saturday’s game, which led the Ponies to win 5-1 over East Ridge.

Stillwater scored three goals in the first period to give the Ponies a 3-0 lead. With no scoring in the second period, East Ridge was facing a 3-0 deficit with one period to go.

The Raptors scored right away in the third period with a goal from Caden Pratt, but Stillwater scored two more goals to make it a 5-1 final score.

East Ridge will have a small break before playing crosstown rival Park on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Cretin-Derham Hall 6, Park 3

After a scoring period for Cretin-Derham Hall in the second period, Park had trouble coming back as Cretin-Derham Hall won 6-3 on Saturday night.

Cretin-Derham Hall scored two goals right away, but Park scored one before the end of the first period.

The goal came from Samuel Janski and the Wolfpack trailed 2-1 heading into the second period.

Cretin-Derham Hall scored four goals in the second period to take a commanding 6-1 lead heading into the third period. Park fought until the end as Mason Porter and Anthony Brings each scored a goal to make it a 6-3 final score.

The Wolfpack will have a small break before playing crosstown rival East Ridge on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Apple Valley 4, East Ridge 3

It was a back-and-forth game for all three periods, but Apple Valley came out with the extra goal to win 4-3 over East Ridge on Thursday night.

Apple Valley scored first, but East Ridge came right back with a goal from Ben Marburger to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the second period.

East Ridge gained the lead with a goal from Tyler Wendshau, but Apple Valley tied the game up to head into the third period.

Apple Valley scored first in the third period, but East Ridge came back to tie the game at 3-3 with a goal from Caden Pratt. Apple Valley came back though in the final period to score one more goal and claim the 4-3 victory.

The loss brings East Ridge's record down to 5-8-1 on the season as the Raptors prepare to travel to Stillwater on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m.

Tuesday

White Bear Lake 5, Park 1

After a scoreless first period, White Bear Lake went on a scoring streak to defeat Park 5-1 on Tuesday night.

The Bears scored four goals in the second period to take a 4-0 lead. Park scored one goal in the third period with a goal from Matthew Thompson, but White Bear Lake matched that with a goal of their own in the third.

The loss evens out Park's record at 7-7-1 for the season as the Wolfpack prepares to host Cretin-Derham Hall on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Brian Mozey

I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position. 

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