Trojans top Denfeld, lose twice

New Prague’s Blake Woodson, right, bears down on the Duluth Denfeld goalie on a breakaway during the third period of New Prague’s 7-3 win. Woodson scored a shorthanded goal on this play. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojan boys hockey team won one of three games last week. They started the week with a loss at Holy Angels, then hosted two northern teams over the weekend, defeating Duluth Denfeld and losing to Hermantown.

The Trojans (4-4) were scheduled to host Hutchinson Tuesday, Dec. 18, in a Wright County Conference game. They will travel to St. Michael-Albertville for a 2 p.m. game Saturday, Dec. 22.

New Prague plays in the South St. Paul Premier Tournament next week, with games Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 26, 27 and 28. The Trojans face Woodbury in the opening round game at 5 p.m. at Doug Woog Arena. Other opponents will be determined pending results of other games.

Stars 2, Trojans 1 For the first time since the breakup of the Missota Conference, New Prague traveled to Richfield to face Holy Angels. The Trojans drew first blood, with Blake Woodson scoring a shorthanded goal at 15:25 of the first period, but the Stars answered with a shorthanded goal at 1:10 of the second and got the eventual game-winner later in the period for a 2-1 win.

Landon Peterson assisted on Woodson’s goal.

The Stars outshot the Trojans 28-27. Collin Dorzinski stopped 26 of 28 shots for New Prague.

Trojans 7, Hunters 3 Duluth Denfeld came into New Prague unbeaten on the season and the Hunters led 2- 1 after one period,.

But New Prague went on the attack in the second period, scoring......

To see more on this story pick up the December 20, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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