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LHS boys' hockey team finishes 1-2 in Hockey Festival

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Greg Hoogeveen

The Luverne Cardinals boys’ hockey team participated in the Rochester Kiwanis Hockey Festival Dec. 28-30, finishing with a 1-2 record.
Other teams invited were Albert Lea, Dodge County, host Rochester Lourdes, Bloomington Kennedy and Windom.
Luverne faced some very good teams in the tournament but hurt their chances in the last two games with several penalties.
Game 1 – Dec. 28
Luverne 6, Rochester 1
In the first game Luverne played Rochester, a team they beat a few weeks ago 8-0.
This contest was a little closer, but the Cardinals prevailed 6-1.
In the first period Luverne scored twice. The first goal was made by Elliot Domagala at 6:42, assisted by Ethan Langseth.
The second goal came at 8:40 by Maddux Domagala, assisted by Brady Bork.
Luverne led after the first period 2-0.
In the second period the Cards scored another three goals.
At 3:42 Brock Behrend beat the Rochester goalie, assisted by Maddux Domagala.
At 6:37 Elliot Domagala got his second goal on a power play assisted by Owen Sudenga.
Maddux Domagala got his second goal at 13:04 assisted by Behrend and Patrick Kroski on another power play.
At the end of the second period, Luverne was up 5-0 on Rochester.
In the third period Elliot Domagala got his third goal, a hat trick, at 6:21 assisted by Kaleb Hein.
Rochester spoiled Luverne’s shutout by scoring a power play goal in the third period at 11:17.
Cardinal goalie Tyler Arends stopped 23 of 24 shots from Rochester. Luverne had 24 shots on goal beating the Lourdes goalie six times.
Game 2 – Dec. 29
Dodge County 5, Luverne 1
Luverne played Class 1AA Dodge County in the second game.
The Cardinals had their hands full and didn’t help themselves with four penalties in the game.
Dodge County only scored on one power play, but trying to kill eight minutes with one man down didn’t help Luverne’s chances.
 The first period saw only one goal, from Dodge County, at 1:46.
Dodge County would score four more goals to extend their lead to 5-0 after the second period.
Alexander Schlosser denied Dodge County the shutout in the third period. Schlosser scored at 14:32 with an assist by Henry Hartquist.
Shots on goal favored Dodge County 28-21.
Game 3 – Dec. 30
Albert Lea 6, Luverne 3
In the third game Luverne gave Albert Lea a run in the second period but could not hold them back on penalty play.
The Cardinals committed six penalties in the game for a total of 15 minutes of power play time for Albert Lea.
Albert Lea had three penalties for a total of six minutes.
The Tigers capitalized on four of the six power plays to help lead them to the win.
In the first period, Albert Lea struck first, scoring on a power play. The period ended 1-0 in their favor.
In the second period Luverne started a drive scoring three goals and the Tigers netted one goal.
Scoring for Luverne, Patrick Kroski beat the Tigers goalie at 4:35, short-handed assisted by Brock Behrend.
Maddux Domagala scored at 12:33 assisted by Henry Hartquist and Behrend.
Blaik Bork finished the drive by scoring a goal at 13:02, assisted by Elliot Domagala.
The Cardinals led the Tigers at the end of the second period 3-2.
The third period was all Tigers, scoring four goals. Three came on Luverne penalties, and the last on a Luverne empty net.
Cardinal goalie Tyler Arends stopped 32 of Albert Lea’s 38 shots.
Luverne had 32 shots on goal against the Tiger goaltender.
Luverne is scheduled to travel to the Martin County Arena to take on Fairmont Tuesday, Jan.3
The Cardinals will then host Morris/Benson at the Blue Mound Arena Saturday, Jan. 7.

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