A four-goal second period by the home team kept the Minnesota Wilderness in a rut Saturday night in Austin, Minn., where the Bruins swiftly erased a 1-0 deficit with a scoring explosion to win 5-3 and sweep a North American Hockey League series. Kosta Likourezos' eighth goal of the season gave the Wilderness a lead just 48 seconds into the game, and they carried that advantage into the second period. But Alex Mella's tally was the first of three straight for Austin and, following a Ben Ward goal that made it 3-2, Mella scored again in the period's final minute.
Emma Yanko scored twice in the second period and Jessica Convery totaled 26 saves as Minnesota Duluth completed a WCHA weekend sweep with a 3-2 victory over Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday at Amsoil Arena. Jordan McLaughlin of Grand Rapids gave the Mavericks an early lead, 2:21 into the contest, before the Bulldogs (7-8 overall, 5-5 WCHA) evened matters with Katerina Mrazova's second goal of the season. Hibbing graduate Mallorie Iozzo assisted on the goal. Yanko doubled her season goal production by striking at 1:48 and 15:29 of the middle stanza for a 3-1 lead.
GIRLS HOCKEY Chisago Lakes 1-1-2—4 Eveleth-Gilbert 0-2-1—3 First period — 1. CL, Megan Bye (Jenna Lawry), 13:36. Second period — 2. EGA, Kylie Baranzelli (Anna Seitz, Lauren Day), 5:05; 3. CL, Malia McKinnon (Claire DeVries, Kya Linnell), 15:50; 4. EGA, Seitz (Brenna Ceglar), 16:48. Third period — 5. EGA, Sophia Flatley (Ceglar), 12:36; 6. CL, Lawry (Madison Lundeen, Bye), 14:49; 7. CL, Bye (Grace DeVries, Linnell), 15:46. Saves — Megan Lerfald, CL, 9; Rachel Woods, EGA, 31.
A crowd descended on Duluth's Bayfront Festival Park on Saturday for opening night of the Bentleyville holiday lights display. Weather permitting, the attraction, which features lights, fire pits, snacks, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and other characters, will be open through Dec. 26. Photos by Steve Kuchera / email@example.com
Cloquet-Esko-Carlton junior Makayla Suominen came a couple tenths of a second away from defending her 50-yard freestyle state title, finishing second in the Minnesota Class A state swim meet Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Suominen was timed in 23.43 in the finals, slightly slower than her preliminary time Friday and .21 seconds behind Hutchinson eighth-grader Grace Hanson.
FOOTBALL MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT At U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis CLASS AAAAAA Semifinals Friday's Result Minnetonka 17, Cretin-Derham Hall 14 Friday, Nov. 24 Championship Eden Prairie (12-0) vs. Minnetonka (11-1), 7 p.m. CLASS AAAAA Semifinals Friday's Result Elk River 51, Apple Valley 40 Saturday's Result Owatonna (10-1) vs. Brainerd (9-2), night Saturday, Nov. 25 Championship Elk River (11-1) vs. Owatonna/Brainerd winner, 4 p.m. CLASS AAAA Semifinals Friday's Result
Wrapping up the Husky Hoopster Classic in St. Cloud on Saturday, St. Scholastica trailed Mayville State by as many as 23 points in the first half before mounting a comeback. But the Saints couldn't get all the way back in an eventual 69-60 loss. The Comets (2-3) built a 32-9 cushion with a little less than six minutes remaining in the opening half. From there, St. Scholastica (0-2) outscored Mayville State 51-37, but the damage had been done.
The Oct. 22 letter, "Schultz complaining, not fixing, health care," touted health care "reforms" Rep. Greg Davids and other Republicans championed at the Legislature. In reality, these measures were a half-billion dollar handout to insurance companies without any guarantees for helping Minnesotans. With a 25 percent premium discount disappearing for many Minnesota families next year, there is real danger out-of-pocket costs will rise substantially as a result.
For the first time since 2013, the Minnesota Duluth women started their season with a victory, defeating Wisconsin-Parkside 73-49 in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon in Kenosha, Wis. The Bulldogs, coming off a pair of close calls against Division III teams in exhibitions, pulled away from a seven-point halftime lead by outscoring the Rangers (1-6) 18-8 in the third quarter and 13-6 in the fourth. Ann Simonet and Sammy Kozlowski topped four UMD players in double figures with 14 points apiece. Sarah Grow added 12 and a game-high 13 rebounds.