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December 6-7, 2014
To kick off December, Hopkins Squirt B2 had an exciting and successful tournament in Alexandria. In the opening game of the tournament, Hopkins beat St. Cloud Black 3-2, in overtime. St. Cloud tied the game with an extra attacker and 6 seconds remaining in the 3rd period. Ethan Hatzung stopped 22 shots and Dylan Braufman netted the game winner at 2:36 of overtime. Hopkins dropped their second game to Delano 9-2 but came back strong for the 3rd place game on Sunday. Hopkins jumped out early against Wayzata Blue and looked strong with a 7-3 lead. Kaeden Erickson netted a hat trick in the first period for Hopkins. At the end of the 3rd period it was 7-7. There was no scoring in the overtime and the game moved to a 5 player shoot- out. Goals were now 10-10 and we moved to a one-player shootout. Ethan Hatzung stopped the Wayzata shot and Charlie Haub scored for Hopkins. 3rd Place. Congratulations.
with wins over North Metro and Minneapolis White, both with scores of 3 to 2.
Thank you to everyone who made this year's Raspberry Festival Parade entry a big success!
The Peewee C's capture the Consolation Championship with a Shoot out win over OMG Black, a tough shoot out loss to Mpls Purple followed by 2 commanding wins over Mpls Orange and OMG Crimson. Congratulations on a strong finish to a great season!
The Squirt C Team tops off their season with a 5th place finish in the post season playoffs for District 3. It was difficult for the boys to lose to Osseo/Maple Grove Black in their first game of the D3 March Meltdown at Delano Ice Arena. After battling through 3 periods and a sudden death overtime and the game still at 0 - 0, and I am sure tensions where high as we headed into the shoot out. It was a valient effort put forth by the Hopkins boys, but at last it was not ment to be.
After a few nights rest, we returned to Delano for our next game against Wayzata White and it would seem that was exactly what the doctor ordered, as we skated to a 3 - 1 victory and Jayden Reifsteck got his 3rd Hat Trick of the season. This put us right back in Delano the following night for a game with Armstrong/Cooper, which ended in a 4 - 1 victory for Hopkins and a line up with Osseo/Maple Grove Crimson on Super Sunday.
The Locker Room was an absolute party as the boys got ready for the game, as the boys where determined to end this season with a statement. That showed as the puck dropped all the way through to the final buzzer of their final game of the season, ending with a 5th place trophy and Simon Goodmanson's 8th shutout of the season.
As the Squirt C Team finished their season at Plymouth Ice Center on Monday with a 3 to 2 win over the Wayzata White team. It was a nailbitter game as both teams battled for the win, with the game winning goal caming from an amazing face off shot on goal from Hopkins that made it in the net with only 1:51 left in the third period. The team has worked hard to end the District Play with a 14-0-2 record and they could not be more proud of there efforts. Wish them luck as they head to Disrtict Playoffs this weekend
Come and watch a day of hockey, Sunday March 9th at the New Hope arena. The Squirt B2, Squirt C and Peewee C teams will all play for the Consolation Championship title at the District 3 Super Sunday event.
Squirt C - 9:45 am
Squirt B2 - 11:45 am
Peewee C - 1:30 pm