The Edina Hornets are one of the most prolific offenses in the league, scoring 111 points in the regular season and section tournament.
Eagan shut down that prolific offense for most of the game, giving up a goal early and with seconds, left in the second period, but generally played extremely well on defense. Eagan’s goalie, Andrew Lindgren, could have been the player of the game (despite being on the losing team) with his cat-like reflexes and well-played angles keeping the puck out of the net.
Edina’s Dylan Malmquist opened the scoring at 1:52 in the first period and he closed the scoring at 16;44 in the third when he blocked a shot and sent the puck down the ice into an empty net. Eagan’s sole goal was scored with the extra attacker, with 46 seconds left in the, at the time, 2-1 game to make the next minute of play thrilling but it was not enough, with just 16 shots on goal, to defeat the Edina Hornets.
Edina will meet Lakeville North in the finals on March 8 while Eagan will play the Eden Prairie Eagles in the third place game. Stay tuned to The Minnesota Sports Report for continued photos and coverage of the games. Visit our Championship Saturday hub for news and photos.