Sophomore forward Logan Anderson scored at 2:18 of overtime to lift No. 2-2A Duluth East to a 3-2 victory over unranked Duluth Marshall in the annual Perkins Frenzy high school hockey game Thursday night at Essentia Duluth Heritage Center.
Garret Worth and Austin Jouppi (penalty shot) also scored for the Greyhounds, who improved to 5-0-2 overall.
“At the right place at the right time, and the puck squirted loose and I buried it,” Anderson said of the game-winning goal. “In front of our student body, with all of my teammates jumping around, it doesn’t get any better than this.”
Parker Kleive had 23 saves for Duluth East, which plays host to unranked-2A Lakeville North (3-3-1) on Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds defeated No. 7-2A Centennial 5-3 Tuesday at Essentia.
Duluth East out-shot Duluth Marshall 46-25, including 6-1 in overtime.
“The goal at the beginning of this week was to play nine strong periods, and we’ve got six in the books,” said Anderson, a sophomore forward. “Hopefully, we can get a sweep here Saturday.”
Anderson said the Greyhounds are playing with a lot of confidence with one game left before heading into the holiday break.
“The guys are jacked, and then Rand (legendary Greyhounds coach Mike Randolph) comes into the locker room after the game all excited and it gets everyone even more pumped up,” said Anderson.
Randolph said afterwards, “I thought we played a pretty good game considering we played Centennial on Tuesday. Our guys stayed with it and found a way to get the puck in the net. Section 7AA might be the best in Minnesota, from top to bottom.”
. Big prep boys pucks game tonight: No. 3-1A Hermantown (1-3-2) will host unranked-1A Thief River Falls (2-6-1) in a high school boys hockey game today at 6 p.m. Also tonight: unranked Cloquet-Esko-Carlton (6-3-1) visits No. 6-2A Moorhead (6-2-0).
. Ben Gibson scored a game-high 22 points and Chance Larson contributed 12 points and Jaden Burse 11 to lead Duluth Denfeld past Duluth East 57-55 in a high school basketball game Thursday night at Denfeld Gym.
Oliver Hasler and Noah Winesett scored 14 points each for the Greyhounds.