Prep report: Lightning stay perfect
Sadie Peart scored twice, including the game-winning goal, to keep Grand Rapids-Greenway unbeaten via a 3-2 win over 11th-ranked Blaine in a high school girls hockey game Saturday in Grand Rapids.
The Thunderhawks (5-0) fell behind 2-0 in the finale of their own tournament before Peart made it 2-1 at the 16:04 mark of the first period. Teammate Ellie Tillma produced the equalizer 33 seconds later, and Peart closed the scoring midway through the second.
Grand Rapids-Greenway was coming off Friday's 4-1 win over No. 10 White Bear Lake.
The Mirage faced Class AA No. 3 Blake on Friday, and things didn't get any easier Saturday as Proctor-Hermantown fell to the Hornets, ranked second in AA.
Sydney Skorich had the lone goal for the Mirage, ranked third in Class A.
St. Thomas Academy 5, CEC 3
Two third-period goals from Landon Langenbrunner turned the Lumberjacks' 4-1 deficit into a one-goal game, but they couldn't quite get over the hump against the fifth-ranked Cadets at Bloomington Ice Garden.
Christian Galatz scored in the first to give the lead to No. 10 Cloquet-Esko-Carlton, which lost to Lakeville North in overtime on Friday. But St. Thomas Academy responded with the next four goals to take control.
Duluth Denfeld 8,
Red Wing 2
A day after scoring two goals in a wild, come-from-behind win at Minnehaha Academy, Payton Budisalovich recorded a hat trick to help the visiting Hunters start the season 2-0.
Budisalovich added two assists to give him eight points through two games.
Kade Shea had two goals and two assists, and Zach DeCaro totaled five assists for Denfeld, which overcame a 5-1 first-period deficit to win in overtime Friday.
Eau Claire Memorial 2
The Spartans lost 4-3 to Wausau West on Friday, but their offense sprang to life Saturday, scoring the first three goals of the game and the last three to win in Eau Claire, Wis.
Cayden Laurvick led Superior with two goals and an assist.
Princeton 63, Grand Rapids 61
It appears there's another high-scoring Hamling in Grand Rapids.
Heaven Hamling graduated last spring as the Thunderhawks' all-time leading scorer and is now playing NCAA Division I basketball at Stephen F. Austin in Texas. Her younger sister, eighth-grader Taryn Hamling, showed she's ready to fill some of the scoring void by recording a team-high 16 points in Grand Rapids' season-opening loss to the Tigers on Saturday.