Prep report: Lyle nets four in East playoff win
Ricky Lyle scored the first three goals of the game and added a fourth to clinch Duluth East's 7-0 victory over Duluth Marshall in a Section 7AA high school boys hockey quarterfinal Tuesday night at Heritage Center.
Jack FitzGerald assisted on all four of Lyle's goals as the Greyhounds advanced to Saturday's semifinals against Cloquet-Esko-Carlton.
VMIB 5, Eveleth-Gilbert 4
Zach Kilen scored 3:15 into the third overtime to give the Blue Devils the Section 7A quarterfinal victory at Miners Memorial Building.
The Golden Bears overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period, sending the game to overtime on Nick Beaudette's goal with 2:11 left in regulation.
Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl goaltender Camden Kreibich made 47 saves in a game that totaled more than 100 shots on goal.
Duluth Denfeld 9, Ely 0
Griffin Lehet netted a hat trick and Kade Shea pumped in two goals in the Hunters' 7A quarterfinal win at Heritage Center.
Hermantown 13, Hibbing-Chisholm 0
Blake Biondi, Brady Baker and Cole Antcliff all notched hat tricks in the top-ranked Hawks' 7A quarterfinal win at home.
Greenway 7, North Shore 1
Ben Troumbly scored three goals as the Raiders won the 7A quarterfinal game in Coleraine and ended the career of Storm coach Mike Guzzo, who is retiring.
Superior 5, New Richmond 0
The Spartans posted their second shutout of the playoffs and advance to play Hudson for the third time this season in the Sectional 1 final at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wessman Arena.
Spartans goaltender Dayton Podvin picked up his second shutout with 11 saves. Max Davis finished with 48 saves for New Richmond (9-14).
The Spartans (17-6) got two goals from Gunnar Hansen and a goal and assist each from Taylor Burger and Cayden Laurvick. T.J. Sitek also scored a goal and Derrick Mattson had two assists.
Hermantown 75, Grand Rapids 72
The Hawks overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat the host Thunderhawks.
Hibbing 102, Virginia 74
Ayden McDonald totaled 29 points to lead the Bluejackets to the home win and their second consecutive Iron Range Conference title.
Cloquet 98, Duluth Marshall 60
Adam Schneider scored 28 points and teammates Markus Pokornowski and Nick Flynn each added 20 in the Lumberjacks' Lake Superior Conference road win.
Sam Lohn surpassed 1,000 career points with a 15-point effort for the Hilltoppers.
Superior 42, Eau Claire North 41
The Spartans forced several missed shots in the final seconds to hang on to the Wisconsin Division 1 first-round playoff victory.
Floodwood 63, Greenway 58
Kennedi Johnson scored 35 points in the nonconference overtime win to surpass 1,000 career points.