boys hockey

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A season of high hopes for Elk River hockey almost perished with a one-and-done in the playoffs Tuesday evening. However, Matt Kierstad and Jake Jaremko teamed for a game-tying goal with 1:40 left, Reggie Lutz rifled home the game-winner in overtime, and the Elks escaped with a 4-3 win over [...]

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Elk River boys hockey is seeded No. 2 in Section 7AA and will host No. 7 Cloquet-Esko-Carlton (8-14-2) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Duluth East (18-6-1), which lost to the Elks 3-2 in December, is the top seed. The Greyhounds have won Section 7AA five straight years. Duluth East will host St. Francis or Cambridge-Isanti [...]

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Branden Cecil delivered four points, including the game-winning goal, as the Rogers Royals clinched an outright conference championship with a 5-4 win over the Princeton Tigers at home Saturday. The Royals finished 11-1 in the Mississippi 8. Buffalo and Chisago Lakes each had three losses. They will take an 18-6-1 record into the Section 5AA [...]

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The Elk River Elks blanked Champlin Park 4-0 in the next-to-last game of the regular season on Thursday evening at home. It was Senior Night, with Jack Geissler, Kyle Badger, Briggs Leadens, Colton Budreau, Isaac Schwab, Chase Springman, Joe Gonrowski, Grant Bunker and Mac Berglove honored. Nolan Dwyer and Reggie Lutz scored for the Elks [...]

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Jake Jaremko had the hat trick as the Elk River boys beat Anoka 4-1 Tuesday in Anoka. Chase Springman notched a goal and three assists for the Elks. Colton Budreau, Reggie Lutz and Matt Kierstad also made assists. Mac Berglove stopped 41 of 42 shots. The Elks are 12-3 in the NWSC and 16-6 overall [...]

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The Rogers Royals clinched at least a tie for the conference crown with a 3-1 win over Monticello-Annandale-Maple Lake on Tuesday evening in Monticello. Branden Cecil (power play) and Dustin Scheopke gave Rogers a 2-0 lead in the first period. Sam Johnson’s goal in the second pulled MAML within 2-1. It stayed that way until [...]

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Elk River took a quick 2-0 lead and defeated Centennial 3-1 on Saturday evening in Circle Pines. Chase Springman scored just 52 seconds after the face-off, and Jack Geissler made it 2-0 at 3:07. Jake Jaremko drilled the third goal at 2:30 of the second period. Notching assists for the Elks (11-3 conference, 15-6 overall) [...]

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