Posted by: Feldman
A couple of quick notes before we get into today's games.
* Rochester Lourdes has again been picked to play at the host site of Hockey Day Minnesota. The Eagles will face St. Paul Academy at 7:30 p.m. at Holman Field, the airport near downtown St. Paul. The game will not be televised on FSN, as it will take place at the same time as the Minnesota Wild play host to the Arizona Coyotes at The X as the final live televised game of HDM '15. But it will be a great experience for the Lourdes players, who will participate in the fourth and final game of the day at Holman Field. Here is a link that provides more info about the day's games and ticket pricing. Lourdes lost to Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 4-1 at HDM '14, at the historic Handke Pit in Elk River.
* The Duluth News-Tribune reports today that perennial Class A boys hockey power Duluth Marshall will move up to Class AA beginning next winter. Marshall, a private school with an enrollment of less than 300, will become the smallest Class AA team in the state. It will be required to stay in AA for at least four seasons, but, the school's activities director says "There may be some challenges along the way, but after four years we don’t think we’re going to look back. We’re committed to double A."
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WINONA at ROCHESTER CENTURY
7 p.m., Graham Arena 4
Records: Winona 1-5-0 Big Nine, 1-6-0 overall; Century 3-1-0, 4-2-1.
Coaches: Winona, Fran McDevitt (14th season); Century, Josh Klingfus (4th season).
Last meeting: Century beat Winona 1-0 on Jan. 23, 2014, at Winona. Century D Riese Zmolek scored the game's lone goal, a short-handed tally midway through the third period. Winona G Matt Schoh made 41 saves; Century's Joey Pundt had a 21-save shutout.
Last game: WIN -- Sr. Michael Lubahn (5-2--7); Soph. Ty Mannor (2-2--4); Sr. Cal Thompson (3-1--4); Jr. G Matt Schoh (1-4-0, 4.10 GAA, .888 save pct.). ... CENT -- Sr. Jake Roth (8-8--16); Sr. Riese Zmolek (7-5--12); Sr. Sam Batterson (5-3--8); Sr. Pat Bower (4-3--7); Sr. G Joey Pundt (1-2-1, 2.82, .878); Fr. Cole Walter (3-0-0, 1.33, .939).
Notes: Century averages 5.0 goals per game and allows 2.3 per game. ... Winona scores 2.3 goals per game and allows 4.4. ... The Winhawks are on a five-game losing streak since their only win, a 3-2 victory at Austin on Nov. 22. ... Schoh has faced an average of 37.6 shots per game. ... Century's Roth leads the Big Nine Conference in points (16).
ROCHESTER MAYO at RED WING
7 p.m., Prairie Island Arena
Records: Mayo 4-1-0 Big Nine, 4-2-0 overall; Red Wing 0-5-1, 0-9-1.
Coaches: Mayo, Lorne Grosso (48th season); Red Wing, Bob Rajanen (2nd season).
Last meeting: Mayo defeated Red Wing 11-0 on Dec. 14, 2013, at Graham Arena I. Logan Haskins (3G, 1 A) and Tommy Hanson (1G, 3 A) had 4-point games for Mayo.
Last game: Mayo beat Rochester JM 6-2 on Saturday; Red Wing lost 6-2 at South St. Paul on Tuesday.
Team leaders: MAYO -- Sr. Ethan Moore (3-6--9); Sr. Logan Haskins (4-4--8); Soph. Anthony Oliveto (5-3--8); Sr. G Chris Wileman (4-2-0, 2.17 GAA, .899 save pct.). ... RW -- Soph. Tyler Defore (8-5--13); Jr. Sam Hanson (4-5--9); Sr. Dylan Goggin (4-4--8); Sr. G Adam Defore (0-9-1, 4.28 GAA, .875 save pct.).
Notes: Red Wing has lost five games by one goal, including four in overtime. ... Mayo forward J.T. Rein scored his first two varsity goals in the win against JM last Saturday. ... Wileman has played every minute in goal for Mayo this season. ... Tyler Defore is tied for 2nd in the Big Nine Conference in goals scored (8).
ROCHESTER JOHN MARSHALL at NORTHFIELD
7:30 p.m., Northfield Ice Arena
Records: JM 2-2-0 Big Nine, 2-6-0 overall; Northfield 3-1-1, 5-2-1.
Coaches: JM, Jay Ness (4th season); Northfield, Mike Luckcraft (1st season).
Last meeting: N/A
Last game: JM lost to Rochester Mayo 6-2 on Saturday; Northfield won 4-3 at Rochester Lourdes on Tuesday.
Team leaders: JM -- So. Cory Checco (4-7--11); Jr. Brady Dahl (5-4--9); Sr. Jake Dravis (2-2--4); Jr. G Brady Meyers (2-5-0, 4.06 GAA, .881 save pct.). NFLD -- Jr. Ryan Torbenson (6-4--10); Sr. Tanner Ruppe (1-5--6); Sr. Ben Papke (2-4--6); Jr. Erik Bartho (6-0--6); So. G Ryan Bielenberg (3-0-1, 1.97, .931).
Notes: Checco was held without a point in JM's loss to Mayo on Saturday, snapping his streak of 13 consecutive games with a point. ... JM has surrendered the first goal of the game in all eight of its games so far this season. ... Bielenberg and junior Matt Foss have split time evenly in goal so far this season for the Raiders. ... Northfield is 4-0-1 in its past five games with four one-goal victories and a tie.
* St. Paul Como Park (8-0-0) at Dodge County (2-6-0) (7 p.m., Dodge Co. Ice Arena, Kasson): Como Park has allowed a total of seven goals in eight games this season, with four shutouts. ... Como is led by Jr. Ian Tully (13-5--18) and Jr. Eliot Berven (8-4--12). ... Sr. G Carter McCoy has played every minute for Como. He is 8-0-0 with a 0.87 GAA and a .962 save pct. ... D.C.'s leading scorer is soph. F Daytin Freerksen (1-4--5). The Wildcats have seven players with four points each.