BOYS HOCKEY: Green Wave takes 6-2 win over Roseau
The East Grand Forks Senior High boys hockey team had won 12 straight games coming into Friday night’s game against Roseau, a team that features UND’s latest hockey commitment — Zach Yon.
Senior High, however, kept rolling as the Green Wave took a 6-2 win over Roseau, a Section 8AA program.
Senior High showed why it is the No. 1-ranked team in Minnesota Class AA, as the Wave took a 2-0 lead just 3:37 into the game.
At 2:51 of the first period Reed Corbid found Eddie Eades, who was waiting in front of the net for the finish. Only 46 seconds later, Grant Loven netted the second Senior High goal.
Yon and the Rams outshot the Wave 9-5 in the first, but Wave goalie Josh Weber was able to keep Roseau out of the scoring column.
“Josh has been solid all year,” said Senior High coach Tyler Palmiscno. “I thought he was very good in the first and second periods when we needed him to be. He made a couple of big time saves early on that kept the score 2-0.”
Just 55 seconds into the second period, Brandon Loven snuck the puck five-hole past Roseau goalie Ryan Anderson to make it 3-0.
Early in the third Roseau got on the scoreboard off of the stick of Dylan Mielke, but the Green Wave responded 21 seconds later when Corbid found Jace Pesch to regain the three-goal advantage.
“Brandon Loven and his line played well tonight,” said Palmiscno. “Jace and Reed on the wings did a good job in the neutral zone and made some big plays down low.”
Brandon Loven scored his second goal of the game under five minutes after the Pesch goal, with Eades and Dixon Bowen assisting.
Roseau would get one back with less than three minutes remaining in the game, but once again the Green Wave responded when Pesch found Corbid to finish off the scoring.
“East Grand just kept coming after us,” said Roseau coach Andy Lundbohm. “They beat us in front of our net and we didn’t take advantage in front of their net. Their defense did a good job of keeping us out of the front of their net and their forwards did a good job of getting to our net.”
Added Palmiscno: “We did a good job of taking away what they wanted to do with the puck. They obviously wanted to get the puck to Yon and I thought we did a good job of taking that away.”
Lundbohm was impressed by Senior High’s overall game.
“East Grand took it to us pretty good tonight,” said Lundbohm. “Hopefully we can learn from this. We wish them luck … they’re a really good team and hopefully we can learn from how they played against us and bring that into the playoffs.”