It’s not very often that an entire high school hockey game is played without a single penalty assessed, but that happened Friday afternoon when the Stillwater Ponies took on Duluth East.
Duluth East junior Brian Bunten scored both of the Greyhounds goals –one in the second period, and the game-winner 3 minutes and 7 seconds into overtime.
Stillwater’s goal came in the first period by junior Tyler Benson. Sophomore goalie Josh Benson had 36 saves in the game.
The Ponies, making their first state tournament appearance, finished the season with a 16-12-2 record.
—Information aggregated from the Minnesota State High School League’s Howard Voight.
The No. 1-ranked Edina Hornets were too much for the Ponies Thursday night in the quarterfinal game of the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament.
Edina jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period, and never looked back.
Edina’s Tyler Nanne completed a hat trick before the first period was over, his four goals propelling defending state champ Edina to a 6-1 win over Stillwater in the Ponies first-ever trip to the State Hockey Tournament.
The Ponies and Hornets both played a physical game as evidenced by the 10 penalties called in the game, five for each side, all minors. Edina scored on three of five power plays.
Stillwater Area got their lone goal on the power play. Brandon Jungmann scored when his rebound of a shot by Wyatt Stotts got behind Edina goaltender Andrew Rohkohl.
JoshBenson had 21 saves for Stillwater. Edina outshot Stillwater 27-13.
Stillwater will play Duluth East Friday at noon at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus.