Trojan skaters drop 2 of 3

Freshman Landon Peterson scored a goal and registered an assist during the Trojans’ 3-2 loss to Blake Tuesday, Jan. 23. To see more photos click on the Blue Button. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojan boys hockey team had trouble hanging on to third period leads in two of their three games last week, and that led to a pair of non-conference losses, along with a Wright County Conference win over Hutchinson.

New Prague (8-9-1, 2-3-1 WCC) was scheduled to host Waconia Tuesday, Jan. 30. They will return to action Friday, Feb. 2, at Delano/Rockford. They host Mound Westonka Monday, Feb. 5.

Bears 3, Trojans 2 New Prague and Blake battled to a 2-2 standstill in regulation, but Blake scored the game-winner at 5:49 of overtime to take a 3-2 win Tuesday, Jan. 23.

The Bears outshot the Trojans 17-8 in the first period, but New Prague had the only goal, as Grant Yackly scored on a power play, with Luke Witt and Landon Peterson assisting.

The Bears tied the game early in the second, but Peterson scored a power play goal at 9:59 of the second, assisted by Carter Seymour and Blake Woodson.

Blake tied it at 2-2 on a power play goal in the third. New Prague had a good opportunity with a 5-on-3 power play in the third, but couldn’t convert.

Shots were 43-28 in favor of Blake, Collin Dorzinski stopped 40 of 43 shots in taking the loss.

Trojans 4, Tigers 1 New Prague controlled the action and took a 4-1 win over Hutchinson in a Wright County Conference game Thursday, Jan. 25, at Hutchinson.

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