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Raiders advance to section semifinals

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The Hastings boys hockey team advanced to the section semifinals last week before falling to No. 1 seeded Eagan, 5-2.

In Saturday's semifinal round, Eagan took a 1-0 lead at 3:37 of the first period.

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Hastings countered three minutes later on a goal by Nate Flynn. He was assisted by Austin Nelson and Tate Sykes.

Eagan went back up by a goal at 13:12 on the power play.

But, at 14:10, Austin scored to tie the game 2-2. He was assisted by Flynn and Zach Mellick.

Eagan took the lead for good at 6:16 of the second period with a short-handed goal.

The Wildcats scored again at 13:21 and at 15:43.

Eagan outshot Hastings, 37-17.

P.J. Piotrowski played in goal for the Raiders and made 32 saves on 37 shots.

Vs Woodbury

Hastings beat Woodbury in the section quarterfinals, 3-2.

After a scoreless first period, Woodbury took a 1-0 lead on a goal at 3:40.

A minute later, though, Flynn scored on the power play to even the score 1-1. He was assisted by Andrew Lindberg.

The Raiders took the lead for good at 10:02, when Zach Mellick scored on the power play. He was assisted by Nelson.

At 9:50 of the third period, Nelson scored to give Hastings a 3-1 lead. Sykes made the assist.

At 15:05, Woodbury pulled its goalie and at 15:31 they scored to make the score 3-2, but Hastings held on for the win.

Hastings outshot Woodbury, 30-28.

Piotrowski made 26 saves on 28 shots.

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