Bengals scoring doesn’t cool off
Andover hoped to avenge a 5-0 shutout five and a half weeks earlier but Blaine kept its scoring barrage going as it inched closer to the end of the regular season with a 5-2 win in Andover Feb. 12.
Blaine improved to 16-0-0 in the Northwest Suburban Conference and won its 12th straight game as five different Bengals scored and posted 47 shots. Joey Lau scored once and added two assists. Lau teamed up with Alex Copa to assist on Dallas Gerads’ power play goal 1:29 into the second period to lead 3-0. Lau scored 15:20 into the period.
Andover was held without a shot in the first period and broke onto the scoreboard with 13 seconds left as Jared McComber made it 4-1.
Lau assisted on Jesse Norling’s goal, 2:14 into the third period for the final Bengals tally. Tyler Tomberlin made it 5-2 with a goal at the 9:11 mark of the third period.
Andover goalie Chase Perry posted 42 saves as they lost for the second time in eight games.
After a 6-0 shutout of Osseo Feb. 2, the Tornadoes dropped consecutive home games against Centennial (4-1, Feb. 7) and Andover (2-0, Feb. 9).
Anoka enjoyed two goals from Alec Seeger including a shorthanded in the third period and Kristian Manthey added three assists as junior goalie Robbie Goor stopped all 20 shots he faced.
For the second time in its last four games, Coon Rapids settled for a tie as senior Sam Naegele scored the lone goal in a 1-1 result against Armstrong Feb. 9. The Cardinals were outshot 39-31, including a 7-2 edge in overtime.
Naegele scored in the third straight game to give him 10 goals and 16 points this season. He had a goal and assist in a 7-2 win against Osseo, Feb. 7. Teammate Seth Johnson had three goals and two assists in the Northwest Suburban Conference win.
The Lions improved to 18-5-2 with a 5-1 win at St. Paul Highland Park, Feb. 12.
The win comes four days after Legacy Christian posted a 13-0 win at Moose Lake in Two Rivers Conference action Feb. 8.
Legacy outshot Highland Park 58-10 as Brock Thompson scored twice and Brandon Leier had two assists.
Thompson added two goals and one assist against Moose Lake as 16 different Legacy players figured in the scoring.
Zach Cole had three assists, Ike Larson had four points and Joe Olufson had three points. Goalie Brandon Cram posted the 10-shot shutout for the Lions.