Section 1A Semifinal | Northfield 5, Albert Lea 1, FINAL
Posted by: Feldman
We're back at the Rec Center for Game 3 of Section Semifinal Saturday. No. 7 seed Albert Lea and No. 3 seed Northfield are on the ice, ready to battle for the right to face top-seeded Lourdes in Wednesday's section final. We'll see if Albert Lea can carry over the momentum from its big 3-OT victory against second-seeded New Prague less than 48 hours ago. Or, can Northfield advance to a section final for the first time since ... well, I couldn't find a record of the last time Northfield was in a section final (so, maybe never??).
A.L. 1, NORTHFIELD 0: Levi Hacker (Joshua Martin, Cody Haaland) 12:44. After a 5-on-3 expires, Martin feeds Hacker in the high slot and Hacker buries it for his 27th goal of the season.
A.L. 1, NORTHFIELD 1: Andrew Scofield (Colton Wodruff, Cody Colegrove) 16:39 (pp). Just eight seconds into a power play, Scofield gets around a Tigers defender and beats Griffin Wangen to tie it.
Shots on goal: Northfield 9, Albert Lea 5.
NORTHFIELD 2, A.L. 1: Woodruff (A. Scofield, Nathan Scofield) 6:03. Andrew Scofield drives hard to the net and has his shot stopped by Wangen. As the Albert Lea defender rides Scofield out of the play, Woodruff picks up the rebound and lifts a shot top-shelf to give the Raiders the lead.
NORTHFIELD 3, A.L. 1: A. Scofield (unassisted) 10:20. Scofield takes the puck from an Albert Lea player at the top of the left circle in the Tigers end, walks around one defender then skates across the slot and beats Wangen with a backhand.
Shots on goal: Northfield 21, Albert Lea 11.
NORTHFIELD 4, A.L. 1: A. Scofield (Woodruff) 1:30. Scofield completes his hat trick when he tips in a pass from Woodruff on a 2-on-1 rush.
NORTHFIELD 5, A.L. 1: Logan VonRuden (Torr Legvold, Alexander Morsching) 8:07 (pp). Legvold slides the puck across the slot to VonRuden in the left circle. He blasts a slapshot through traffic to extend the lead.
Final shots on goal: Northfield 30, Albert Lea 21.
ALBERT LEA STARTERS
G- 1 Griffin Wangen
D- 9 Auston Larson - 21 Cody Haaland
F- 2 Lucas Peterson - 8 Levi Hacker - 6 Nate Stadheim
G- 1 Isaak Tjaden
D- 4 Logan Von Ruden - 23 Alexander Morsching
F- 5 Nate Picha - 14 Matheus Hanson - 13 Kody Beckers