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Prep report: Greyhounds fall to White Bear Lake in opener

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton managed just seven shots on goal in its season-opening loss to defending section champion Andover.

The Duluth East and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys both dropped their season openers Friday.

White Bear Lake used three goals in the first nine minutes of play to take a 6-3 home win Friday and spoil the coaching debut of Duluth East’s Steve Pitoscia.

The Greyhounds allowed a goal from the Bears’ Tyler Kotzmacher 49 seconds into the game and with Charlie Olsen adding two more — including a shorthanded goal at the 8:37 mark — before Duluth East got on the board.

The Greyhounds' Grant Winkler got his team on the board with a power-play goal late in the first period and sparked a rally where Duluth East scored three of four goals.

Cole Christian cut the Bears’ lead to one with a goal at 10:07 in the third period, but the Greyhounds never found the equalizer, however, and White Bear Lake added two empty net goals in the last minute of play to secure the win.

Duluth East (0-1) will face Chaska at 3 p.m. Saturday in Bloomington.


Andover 4, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 0

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton goalie Jacob Walsh stopped 37 shots, but the Lumberjacks couldn’t generate any offense against the defending Section 7AA champions in a 4-0 loss Friday in Minnetonka.

Kyle Law got the scoring started with a power-play goal at the 14:13 mark of the first period and Cayden Casey made it a 2-0 lead with a goal late in the second period.

Casey and Hudson Zinda each added goals in the third period to secure the win.

The Lumberjacks were outshot 41-7 and managed just one shot on the goal in the first period.

CEC (0-1) will play at Minnetonka at 2 p.m. Saturday.


Burnsville 5, Duluth Northern Stars 2

After playing Burnsville to a scoreless draw in the first period, Duluth allowed five second period goals to drop its fourth straight game in a 5-2 loss to the Blazers.

Northern Stars goaltender Sophie Mitchell stopped all 15 shots she faced in the firsts period, but couldn’t repeat the feat in the second period.

Addie Bowlby and Sami Bowlby each scored twice and Caitlyn Procko added a power play goal late in the period to put Duluth down 5-0 heading to the third.


Elaina Benson and Karyssa Clough each scored in the third period, but couldn’t match the Blazers second period production.

Mitchell finished the game with 32 saves.

Duluth (1-4) will host Hastings at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Center.


Boys hockey

Andover 4, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 0

Duluth Denfeld 7, Woodbury 6 (OT)

Two Rivers 11, Moose Lake Area 2

Green Bay Notre Dame 6, Superior 1

Girls hockey

Burnsville 5, Duluth 2


Proctor/Hermantown 7, Hastings 1

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