Storm blanks Wolverines
The Morris Benson Area Storm boys hockey ended its regular season on a positive note with a W over Wadena Deer Creek on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Storm took a 3-0 win over the Wolverines from WDC just two days after edging a 4-2 victory on the road against Redwood Valley. The Storms lone loss in this weeks action came against Prairie Centre (cooperative between Browerville, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Melrose, and Sauk Centre) on Thursday, Feb. 6.
The Storm goes into playoffs with eight wins and a 5-9 Section 3A record, currently sitting No. 8 seed ahead of Fairmont, Redwood and Worthington. Luverne still holds the No. 1 seed steady with an undefeated section record 15-0.
Prairie Centre 5, MBA Storm 4 In non-conference boys hockey action, Prairie Centre edged out a victory from the visiting Storm 5-4 on Thursday, Feb. 6.
Corey Goff got the Storm started with his first period goal at 5:43. Prairie Centre added two marks to the board before the end of the first to send the Storm into the locker room trailing 2-1.
The Storm scored three goals in the third, but the comeback came up short as Prairie Centre tacked on two more goals in the third to win 5-4.
MBA Storm 4, Redwood Valley 2 Bo Olson notched the hat trick, including game-tying and insurance goals sandwiched around Taner Gimberlin’s game-winner in the third as the Morris Benson Area Storm came back to down Redwood Valley Saturday, Feb. 8 in Redwood Falls.
Storm goalie Tony Bruns stopped 25 shots to earn the win.
MBA Storm 3, Wadena Deer Creek 0 The Storm blanked Wadena Deer Creek on Tuesday night in Morris. Tuesday marked the Storms last regular season game before playoffs, ending the regular season with a 3-0 win over the Wolverines and a 8-16-1 overall record.
The game was scoreless in the first period, but in the second, Taylor Staples found a way to get on the board, firing one past Wolverine goalie Wesley Janson, who had 44 saves in the losing effort.
Two insurance goals by Corey Storck in the third, ended the game with a 3-0 Storm shutout win. Bruns took the shutout victory with 30 saves.
If the Storm is seeded No. 8, they will host the first round playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 18 against the No. 9 seed, most likely Fairmont. The winner of that game will play No. 1 seeded Luverne on Thursday, Feb. 20.
Prairie Centre 5, MBA Storm 4 Prairie Centre 2 1 2 — 5
MBA Storm 1 0 3 — 4
FIRST PERIOD — MBA: Corey Goff (Corey Storck) 5:43; P: Zack Pierskalla (Kristian Laaksonen) 9:07; P: Adam Froseth 11:51
SECOND PERIOD — P: Preston Pung (Laaksonen) 14:52 pp
THIRD PERIOD — P: Froseth (Laaksonen) 4:58; MBA: Taner Gimberlin (Lincoln Pahl) 9:28; MBA: Storck 15:05 sh; P: Laaksonen (Alexsi Runola) 15:51; MBA: Gimberlin 16:48
GOALIE SAVES — Prairie Centre: Clay Deters 24; Morris Benson: Tony Bruns 32
MBA Storm 4, Redwood 2 MBA Storm 1 0 3 — 4
Redwood Valley 1 1 0 — 2
FIRST PERIOD — R: Lane Stadther (Alex Olson) 2:56; MBA: Bo Olson (Corey Goff) 12:08
SECOND PERIOD — R: Jacob Prouty (Bailey Sommers, Logan Sandgren) 8:37
THIRD PERIOD — MBA: Bo Olson 7:59; MBA: Taner Gimberlin (Matt Hoffman) 15:50; MBA: Bo Olson (Tanner Mikkelson, Corey Storck) 16:30
GOALIE SAVES — Morris Benson: Tony Bruns 25; Redwood: Tyler Domeier 36
MBA Storm 3, Wadena Deer Creek 0 MBA Storm 0 1 2 — 3
WDC 0 0 0 — 0
FIRST PERIOD — No scoring
SECOND PERIOD — MBA: Taylor Staples 6:01
THIRD PERIOD — MBA: Corey Storck 15:50; MBA: Storck 16:28
GOALIE SAVES — Morris Benson: Tony Bruns 30; Wadena Deer Creek: Wesley Janson 44