By John Rittenhouse
The Luverne boys' hockey team raised its record to 10-2-1 by posting three victories since Friday.
The Cardinals bested Worthington by three goals Friday before besting St. Paul Academy by one goal in a game played in Owatonna Saturday and notching a four-goal road win in Marshall Tuesday.
Luverne will play in Kasson Saturday.
Luverne 4, Marshall 0
The Cardinals raised their conference record to 5-0 with an overpowering performance in Marshall Tuesday.
Jon Mollberg made 18 saves to record a shutout in net and Eric Edstrom netted a pair of power-play goals to help an LHS team dominate the Tigers by four goals.
"We dominated in every aspect of the game," said Cardinal coach Dan Smeins. "We outshot them 53-18, which pleased me the most. We won almost every race to a loose puck. It was an impressive performance."
Luverne took control of the game by netting a pair of early goals 10 seconds apart.
Adam Amos opened the scoring at the 13:30 mark of the first period after being set up by Tyler Scheidt and Ryan Grimmius. Amos received an assist for Mark Husikes' counter 10 seconds later.
Edstrom netted power-play goals at the 2:34 and 2:59 marks of the second and third periods. Darren Cook picked up an assist for the tally in the third period.
Luverne 2, SPA 1
Some late-game heroics by Tony Sandbulte and Eric Edstrom carried the Cardinals to an overtime win over St. Paul Academy in Owatonna Saturday.
Sandbulte tied the game late in the third period and received an assist for EdstromÕs game-winning tally in overtime.
Luverne fell behind 1-0 when David MacDonald scored for SPA at the 5:09 mark of the first period, but Cardinal goalie Jon Mollberg blanked SPA the rest of the way to set the stage for a rally.
Sandbulte tied the game with 3:11 remaining in the third period with an unassisted tally, and Edstrom won the game after being set up by Sandbulte with 2:45 remaining in overtime.
Mollberg stopped 14 of 15 SPA shots. The Cards had 57 shots on goal.
Luverne 3, Worthington 0
Mollberg recorded a shutout in net and Adam Amos and Mark Huiskes turned in outstanding offensive performances during LuverneÕs three-goal home win over the Trojans Friday.
Playing in front of a full house at the Blue mound Ice Arena, the teams skated to a scoreless draw through two periods before Amos and Huiskes took control of the game in the final 15 minutes of play. Amos scored a pair of goals and Huiskes recorded a goal and two assists to help Luverne remain unbeaten in Southwest Conference play.
Amos opened the scoring with 13:21 left to play in the third period after taking a pass from Huiskes and putting the puck in the net.
Huiskes deflected a shot by Darren Cook into the net for a 2-0 lead at the 10:27 mark of the stanza, and Amos capped the scoring after being set up by Ben Winkels and Huiskes with 2:08 left to play.
Mollberg stopped all nine shots he faced in the game. LHS had 35 shots on goal in the contest.