Eagles oust Wolverines from Section 6A tournament
Jason Omann and Jared Christen were bad news for Wadena-Deer Creek on Tuesday night as the talented duo led St. Cloud Apollo to a 10-0 victory in Section 6A playoff action at the Municipal Athletic Complex.
Omann came up with five points on four assists and one goal. Christen, one of Minnesota's top scorers, recorded a hat trick and one assist.
The No. 2-ranked Eagles outshot the No. 7 Wolverines 55-25. Wesley Janson stopped 24 of the 29 shots he faced. Cory McManigle kicked out 21 of 26 Apollo shots.
Nick Althaus picked up the shutout win for Apollo. Althaus stopped 25 WDC shots.
The Wolverines ended their season with a 15-12 record.
St. Cloud Apollo 10, WDC 0
SCA 2 3 5 - 10
WDC 0 0 0 - 0
SCA: Jason Omann (Jared Christen, Paul Kenney) :29
SCA: Christen (Omann) 11:11
SCA: Christen (Omann) 7:31
SCA: Christen (Kenney) 7:37
SCA: Jordan Keller (unassisted) 9:49
SCA: Jacob Kemp (Keller) 1:53
SCA: Keller (Steve Maus, Trevor Vossen) 4:28
SCA: Brandon Bloch (Christen, Omann) 9:35 PP
SCA: Hunter Simonson (Maus, Brandon Baker) 11:14
SCA: Tanner Breidenbach (Keller, Omann) 16:37
Nick Althaus (SCA) 25; Wesley Janson (WDC) 24, Cory McManigle 21
WDC 4, Prairie Centre 3
Christian Berg scored the game-winning goal in the third period Feb. 16 in a Section 6A playoff match with Prairie Centre.
WDC's Shane Motschenbacher tacked up the game's first goal at the 1:47 mark of the opening period with an assist from Dylan Phillips.
The Wolverines began adding to their lead in the second period when Bridger Pettit scored the first of his two goals on a power play at the 10:44 mark. Berg was credited with the first of his two assists.
Goals by Cody Steward and Preston Pung enabled the North Stars to tie the game at 2-all in the second period.
Pettit capped the second period scoring when he took another feed from Berg and put the Wolverines on to 3-2 at the 14:18 mark.
Berg's unassisted goal at the 10:50 mark of the third period opened another two-goal lead for the Wolverines, but it was short-lived as Pung brought the North Stars to within one with a goal at 11:29.
Wesley Janson stopped 28 shots for the Wolverines. Clay Deters kicked out 18 for the North Stars, who outshot the Wolverines 30-22.
The victory was WDC's first playoff win since 2006.
WDC 4, Prairie Centre 3
PC 0 2 1 - 3
WDC 1 2 1 - 4
WDC: Shane Motschenbacher (Dylan Phillips) 1:47
WDC: Bridger Pettit (Christian Berg) 10:44 PP
PC: Cody Steward (Noah Schmitz) 12:02
PC: Preston Pung (Adam Froseth) 13:31
WDC: Pettit (Berg) 14:18
WDC: Berg (unassisted) 10:50
PC: Pung (Sam Ecker) 11:29
Clay Deters (PC) 18; Wesley Janson (WDC) 28