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Cardinal boys' hockey team wins 2, ties 1

Lead Summary
Greg Hoogeveen

The Luverne boys’ hockey team opened their season with two wins and a tie this past week.
The Cardinals traveled to Marshall for a 5-3 win over the Tigers on Tuesday, Nov. 29. They hosted Two Rivers Friday, Dec. 2, for a game that ended in a 2-2 tie.
The LHS boys wrapped up their weekend with an 11-1 victory over Waseca at home Saturday, Dec. 3.
The Cardinals boys, now 2-0-1 for the season, will play New Ulm on the road Friday, Dec. 9, at New Ulm before hosting Windom on Dec. 13.
Luverne 11, Waseca 1
The Luverne boys’ hockey team beat conference rivals Waseca 11-1 Saturday, Dec. 3, at home, where the Cardinals posted two hat tricks — one by Brock Behrend and another by Patrick Kroski.
Waseca got the first goal of the game at 2:12 in the first period, but that’s where the scoring stopped for the Bluejays.
Behrend scored his first of three goals at 7:11 with an assist from Kroski, and 42 seconds later Behrend scored again at 7:53 assisted by Maddux Domagala.
Not to be outdone, Kroski then scored two goals of his own at the 13-minute mark of the first period and added another at 14:40 assisted by Sage Viessman.
Luverne closed the first period with a 4-1 lead.
In the second period Tucker Dammann scored a shorthanded goal at 3:17 followed by another from Kroski during a Bluejays penalty at 4:33. Behrend scored his third goal assisted by Kroski and Owen Sudenga at 9:40.
Domagala scored at 11:22 assisted by Ethan Langseth. And at 13:06 Brady Bork scored with an assist by Sudenga.
Kroski got his fourth goal unassisted at 13:45. Dammann scored again, his second goal at 16:45, to close out Luverne’s 11-point scoring run in the second period.
The two teams skated to a scoreless third period to end the game at 11-1, Luverne.
Cardinals’ goalie Tyler Arends stopped 18 of 19 Waseca shots in the game.  Luverne registered 47 shots on goal.
Luverne 2, Two Rivers 2
The Cardinals tied with Two Rivers 2-2 Friday, Dec. 2, in the Blue Mound Ice Arena.
The Warriors opened the scoring late in the first period at 15:45 when the puck deflected past Cardinal goalie Arends.
Behrend scored a short-handed goal in the second period at 9:12 with an assist from Kroski, putting the score at 1-1 after two periods.
Luverne and Two Rivers again traded goals in the third period.
The Warriors scored at 3:32 and Luverne at 14:24 with a power play goalie beater by Kroski assisted by Gavin Reisch and Sudenga.
This led to overtime play with neither team able to capitalize on the extra eight minutes of play.
Cardinals’ goalie Arends stopped 33 of 35 shots in the game.  Luverne placed 41 shots on goal.
Luverne 5, Marshall 3
The Cardinals opened their 2022-23 season on the road Tuesday, Nov. 29, by beating Marshall 5-3.
The Tigers posted two goals late in the first period and then again early in the second. However, Luverne scored the next four goals on power plays.
Sudenga scored at 13:27 assisted by Blaik Bork and Kroski, 
Domagala scored at 14:03 assisted by Kroski and Behrend.
Behrend scored at 15:18 assisted by Bork and Kroski, and Sudenga scored at 15:47 assisted by Kroski and Behrend.
The third period’s only score was from Luverne’s Behrend at 15:42 assisted by Kroski and Henry Hartquist, with an empty net shot at even strength.
Cardinals’ goalie Tyler Arends stopped 24 of 27 Two Rivers shots in the game.  Luverne placed 33 shots on goal.

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