Raiders staying busy with tourney playThe Hastings boys hockey team is having a busy holiday break. The Raiders are playing at an annual tournament in South St. Paul, and so far the team has tied one game and lost one game. The Raiders hvae a 3-6-1 overall record so far this season.
The Hastings boys hockey team is having a busy holiday break.
The Raiders are playing at an annual tournament in South St. Paul, and so far the team has tied one game and lost one game. The Raiders hvae a 3-6-1 overall record so far this season.
Hastings played at Wakota Arena on Wednesday against Hopkins in the final round of the tournament.
Hastings fell behind to South St. Paul, 1-0, when the Packers scored a goal at 13:23 of the first period.
The Raiders countered, though, with three goals in just more than a minute.
Andrew Bussey got the momentum going when he scored at 2:30, assisted by Adam Fox and Colin Shoen.
Bussey scored again, just 14 seconds later, assisted by Fox and Nate Flynn.
The third score came at 3:52, when Andy Neuman scored, assisted by Bailey Siewert.
The lead was trimmed to 3-2 when South St. Paul scored at 5:28.
The game-tying goal was scored at 14:21 of the second period.
P.J. Piotrowski played in goal for Hastings and made 16 saves on 19 shots.
Hastings had 31 shots on goal.
Hastings lost to Woodbury on Monday in the first round of the tournament, 7-5.
It was a wild game, with the Royals taking a big lead before Hastings came back to tie it.
It was then back and forth the rest of the way, with Woodbury pulling it out in the end.
Things didn’t look good for Hastings early on, as Woodbury scored just 90 seconds into the game.
The Royals added goals at 6:23 and 8:05 to take a 3-0 lead.
Hastings, though, came storming back.
Bailey Siewert got Hastings on the board with a goal at 9:59, assisted by Flynn.
At 11:53, it was Adam Fox’s turn to score. He was assisted by Shoen and Neuman.
The game-tying goal was then scored by Flynn at 14:31, assisted by Mark Huneke.
In the second period, Woodbury opened the scoring at 3:40 to take a 4-3 lead.
Hastings countered to tie it 4-4 with a goal by Jake Caneff at 14:56, assisted by Eric McCarthy.
Then, with just six seconds to play in the second period, Woodbury scored again to go up 5-4 heading into the second intermission.
Woodbury added another goal at 2:37 of the third period to take a 6-4 lead.
Siewert drew Hastings within a goal when he scored at 14:00, assisted by Tyler Mellick and Zach Mellick.
Woodbury, though, put the game out of reach with a goal at 14:54.
Piotrowski played in goal for Hastings. He made 27 saves on 34 shots.
Hastings, meanwhile, had 21 shots on goal.