Prep report: Wolverines get late winner at home

Jan. 12—After falling behind 4-2 in the second period, Rock Ridge finally started turning shots on goal into shots in goal, as they notched a 6-4 comeback boys victory over Cambridge-Isanti on Friday, Jan. 12 at Iron Trail Motors Event Center in Virginia.

Caleb Wisen and Magnus Lillemo scored two goals apiece for the Bluejackets in the first half of the game to give the visitors a 4-2 lead, but the Wolverines quickly responded, as Sam Troutwine scored 56 seconds later on the power play and Rory Cope-Robinson tied it up only 13 seconds after that.

The teams remained deadlocked through much of the third period until Kasey Lamppa scored the game-winner with 1:38 to play and Caz Carlson followed with an empty-netter to go with his three assists earlier in the game.

Sam Troutwine had a goal and two assists for Rock Ridge (11-2-1), which put 55 shots on the C-I net and only needed 14 saves from Ryan Rothfork.

The Hunters ran into Flyers goaltender Izaak Kalis, who made all 27 saves for which he was called upon for a shutout win at Essentia Duluth Heritage Center on Friday night.

The game's only goals came in the second period from Little Falls' Ryan Oothoudt and Luke Avery.

Connor Doyle made 25 stops for Denfeld, which falls to 9-5-1 on the season.

Katie Metzer's second-period power play goal wasn't enough for the Rebels to get a win on Friday night, Jan. 12 at Riverside Arena in Moose Lake.

The visiting Dragons held a 2-0 lead at the time due to goals from Brynn Lund and Stella Hillmann.

Mallory Hartl made 19 saves for MLA (10-8).

Mercury Bischoff had a goal and four assists as the Lightning pulled away at the Forest Lake Sports Center.

Kylie DeBay's first goal and Bischoff's third assist, seven minutes into the second period, gave GRG a 3-1 lead, and though Forest Lake pulled to within a goal at the end of the period, Cali Madsen, DeBay and Bischoff scored in the third period to finish it off.

Madsen added two assists for GRG (11-7) and Riley Toivonen made 19 saves.

Hermantown used a three-headed offensive attack to knock off Thief River Falls, snapping the Hawks' three-game skid.

Balanced scoring from Hermantown included Olivia Johnson and Bailey Hermanson, who both scored a team-high 18 points, while Bailey Zagelmeyer completed the trio of offensive excellence with a dozen points.

Hemantown capitalized on its balance offensively, as the Hawks took a 28-24 lead into halftime before edging the Prowlers by two points in the second half, securing the six-point win.

The Hawks battled with a dynamic trio on the opposing sideline, which included a 19-point performance from Thief River Falls' Josie Peterson, along with Avah Waldal's 15 points and Breanna Myers, who finished with a dozen.

Hermantown improved to 3-10 with the win while Thief River Falls dropped to 2-9 overall, which includes four straight losses.

Proctor junior Lily Smith dropped 25 points in a confident win against Cass Lake-Bena, marking the Rails' sixth-straight win dating back to before Christmas.

Smith and the Rails jumped out to an early first-half lead that saw Proctor take a 36-22 advantage into the halftime break. The Rails methodically added to their lead, outscoring Cass Lake-Bena 29-24 in the second frame to secure the 19-point win.

In addition to Smith's night of dominance, Proctor's Paige Evans scored 13 points and Chloe Carlson finished with 11, all of whom were integral to knocking off a solid Panthers team.

Proctor improved to 11-3 overall and snapped Cass Lake-Bena's eight-game win streak, handing the Panthers just their second loss of the season as they dropped to 10-2.

Duluth Denfeld's 67 points against Silver Bay was its most successful night offensively of the 2023-24 season thus far.

Senior Alyssa Grammer dropped a team-high 19 points in the Hunters' blowout win. She wasn't alone in her success, as two other Hunters reached double figures against the Mariners.

Freshman Victoria Nylund and eighth-grader Maurissa Hendricks each had 12 points, which helped propel Denfeld to its second win of the season. The Hunters improved to 2-12 overall while Silver Bay remains winless at 0-11.

Barnum put together one of its most balanced offensive performances of the year on Friday, Jan. 12 in a double-digit win over Cromwell-Wright that saw four Bombers reach double figures.

Carlos Beckstrand led the charge with 21 points while Hayden Charboneau had 18, Pierce Korpela tallied 16 and Julian Beckstrand finished with 11. The Bombers took a 29-19 into the halftime break before scoring 49 second-half points in the win.

Cromwell-Wright didn't go down without a fight, as the Cardinals scored 40 points in a second-half effort led by Brady Dahl and Dylan Nyberg, who scored 20 and 19 respectively.

With the win, Barnum improved to 9-3 overall, which includes five consecutive victories while Cromwell-Wright slipped to 8-5 with the defeat.

Chisholm took care of business early against Mesabi East and made the second half just a formality.

The Bluestreaks were dominant on both ends of the floor in the opening 18 minutes as Chisholm built a 61-18 lead going into the halftime break. Since the game had long been decided, Chisholm cleared the bench in the second half and got reserve players varsity minutes.

Chisholm's Ethan Lauzon led the effort offensively, dropping a team-high 24 points as the Bluestreaks cruised to 8-5 overall. Mesabi East's Cam Jones finished with 17 points as the Giants dropped to 2-9 for the season.

Carlton-Wrenshall's 101 points against Floodwood on Friday, Jan. 12 marked the second consecutive game in which the Raptors have scored triple digits.

After a thrilling 104-103 overtime win on the road against Littlefork-Big Falls on Tuesday night, the Raptors continued their white-hot offensive efforts in the 68-point win over the Polar Bears.

A majority of the damage was done in the first half, as Carlton-Wrenshall scored 66 points in the opening 18 minutes of action, ultimately leading to the big margin of victory.

Sam Ojibway finished with a team-high 19 points and was one of four players who reached double figures. Uriah Louks scored 17 points, Carter Woodall had 14 and Luuke Korpela rounded out the scoring with 10.

Carlton/Wrenshall improved to 7-3 overall and Floodwood remained winless at 0-9 after the loss.