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For the second straight game, the Prairie Centre Blue Devils girls hockey team won in overtime, this time beating Austin 4-3 to win the championship at the Willmar Tournament. And for the second straight game, the game winning goal was scored by Abby Ecker. Ecker scored three times in the game against Austin, Friday night against Mankato East, Ecker scored twice and won it in overtime.
Trailing 2-0 after the first period, Prairie Centre had a strong second period, out shooting Austin 17-2 but none of those shots found the net. Ecker scored her first goal in the third period to make it 2-1 Austin. Then on a one on three rush, Gabby Olson scored to tie the game at 2-2. Ecker scored again to give PC the lead but Austin scored a short handed goal with just 1:25 left in the third to send the game into overtime. That’s when Ecker dug the puck out of the corner, cut in front and scored the game winning goal.
That puts Prairie Centre at 3-2 on the season.
PC vs Austin score sheet
An overtime goal scored by Prairie Centre’s Abby Ecker gave the girls hockey team a 3-2 win over Mankato East in the Willmar holiday classic Friday. Ecker scored twice in the game, her short handed goal in the second period tied the game at 1-1. Makayla Olson scored in the second to give Prairie Centre the lead at 2-1. Then the game winning goal by Ecker in overtime to give Prairie Centre the win. Prairie Centre is 2-2 on the season, they’ll play again Saturday afternoon at 4:00 in Willmar and here on MIDMNSPORTS. Prairie Centre will play Austin, Austin beat WIllmar 6-4, Austin is 3-2 on the season.
There is a game at 2:00 with WIllmar playing Mankato East, so the Prairie Centre game is scheduled for a 4:00 start, it might start a little later, depending on how the first game turns out.
PC girls hockey score sheet
The Melrose gym was the site for the Sauk Centre/Melrose Early Bird Invitational wrestling tournament on Wednesday. Sauk Centre/Melrose had one champion, Will Funk at 160 pounds. A second place finish for Roberto Raya and Jimmy Thomas. Third place Antonio Ortiz, Nate Loxterkamp, Jordan Winter and Luke Glasener.
The Sauk Centre/Melrose wrestling invitational will be held Wednesday at the Melrose gym, MIDMNSPORTS will webcast the matches that start at 1:00 Wednesday. Here are the wrestling teams that will be there: Osakis, KMS, Rocori, Sartell, Breckenridge, Champlin Park, Eden Valley Watkins, Rockford and New York Mills.
Here’s some great information on some of the wrestling teams from around the area provided by Roger Mischke… SAUK CENTRE MELROSE WRESTLING
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St. Cloud Cathedral over Sauk Centre 85-63 Jay Friedrichs 15, Cade Neubert 11 and Simon Weller 10. Sauk Centre at BOLD next Tuesday.
Melrose beat Sartell 58-45 Dillon Haider 22, Tyler Braegelmann 18 and 16 rebounds. Melrose at Morris next Tuesday
Morris over BBE 57-43
Albany over NLS 53-34
Eden Valley Watkins beat Osakis 63-38
Minnewaska beat Staples/Motley 69-64
LPGE over Wadena Deer Creek 67-53
Paynesville over YME 61-43
Boys basketball scores around the State
Northern Lakes over Prairie Centre 6-0
Rogers over River Lakes 6-0
Little Falls beat Alexandria 6-3
St. Cloud Cathedral beat Fergus Falls 6-3
Boys hockey scores
It’s the first game of the season for the boys basketball teams coming up Tuesday night. The Sauk Centre boys basketball team plays at St. Cloud Cathedral and the Melrose boys team goes to Sartell.
MIDMNSPORTS will broadcast the Sauk Centre at St. Cloud Cathedral game at about 7:30. The Sauk Centre game will also be on 105.5 FM radio.
Here’s a look at the first boys basketball State rankings. You’ll see in Class AA, three teams in Section 6AA are rated in the top ten in the State, Melrose #1, Braham #4 and Albany #10. Boys basketball State rankings
The Prairie Centre boys hockey team has a game Tuesday night against Northern Lakes at the Long Prairie Ice Arena at 7:00.
Prairie Centre was beaten by Monticello in their first game 10-0, Northern Lakes had a win over Breckenridge 7-1 last week.
The athlete of the week on MIDMNSPORTS is Abby Ecker, a player on the Prairie Centre girls hockey team. She’s a three sport athlete from LPGE high school. She competed in the State tennis tournament this past fall and also competes in multiple events for the track team in the spring. Ecker is the type of hockey player that you notice right away with her play. Learn more about Abby Ecker, presented by Diamond Point in Sauk Centre.
Several girls basketball teams played at the Sauk Centre gym Saturday in the annual season opening scrimmage. Here’s a brief look and Sauk Centre and Melrose…