Hockey: Royals drub Moose Lake 10-1 in section opener

The Rogers Royals romped 10-1 over Moose Lake Area in their Section 5A opener at home on Thursday evening.

Neal Smith and Chad Miller each delivered two goals and two assists. Also scoring four points was Nick Polsfuss on a goal and three assists.

Andrew Smith had two goals and Zach Hnath, Matt Weber and Phillip Ballard one each. Zach Svoboda made three assists and Hnath had two.

Keaton Mumm made 15 saves, with Zach Cisar getting the goal for Moose Lake (17-7-1).

The No. 2 seeded Royals (16-8-1) advanced to the semifinals against No. 3 Proctor at home Saturday at 7 p.m.

The other semifinal will have No. 1 Hermantown hosting No. 4 St. Cloud Cathedral, also Saturday at 7 p.m. The finals will be held Friday, March, 4, at Champlin Park Ice Forum, 7 p.m.

In the other quarterfinal games, Proctor beat Princeton 6-5 in overtime, Hermantown beat Sauk Rapids-Rice 9-2 and Cathedral beat St. Michael-Albertville 8-2.

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