by Jason Olson
The Huskies returned to action five days after its thrilling overtime victory against Elk River and came away with another win a 5-0 shutout of North Metro, the team’s fourth in a row and seventh in eight games.
Calvin Rak scored twice, including a third period power play goal and the Huskies had two power play goals and a short hander from Tyler Jokinen.
Jokinen assisted Rak on the first goal along with Jared McComber. Tyler Tomberlin picked up three points (two assists) and sophomore goalie Chase Perry stopped all 27 shots he faced.
Rak extended his goals streak to seven games (10 points) and Andover is 6-1 during that span. He leads the team with 24 points (13 goals).
Anoka began its return run through the Northwest Suburban Conference Thursday evening with a trip to Maple Grove who downed Anoka 4-2 using a three-goal second period for the conference win. The Tornadoes dropped sixth game in eight tries.
Anoka’s Kyle Thorpe gave the visitors an early lead by scoring at the 8:30 mark of the first period.
Maple Grove responded with two goals in the first half of the second period before Thorpe’s teammate Connor Iverson scored an equalizer at the 9:55 mark of the second period.
The Crimson took over from there adding a goal with 1:47 left in the period to enter the second intermission with a 3-2 lead.
Anoka goalie Robbie Goor had a busy night with 41 saves while the offense generated 29 shots.
The Cardindals losing streak reached six games following a 6-2 loss at Northwest Suburban Conference foe Centennial Jan. 19.
Coon Rapids led 2-1 just 39 seconds into the second period as Dillon Ridge scored with assists from Brent Johnson and Seth Johnson.
Centennial responded with five unanswered goals and outshot the Cardinals 40-16.
Austin Berg started in net for the Cardinals and posted 34 saves in relief of Patrick Drazkowski.