Capri Meyer scores the game-winning goal for the Moose on Saturday.
William Whitelaw scored three goals and dished out three assists for Shattuck-St. Mary's in Saturday's 15-2 win over the Loons.
Walleye 1, Moose 0 (OT)
It took nearly four complete periods, but the Walleye escaped Saturday's semifinal round with a 1-0 win over the Moose.
Kasen Sauer went top-shelf on a loose puck in the slot for the game's lone goal, his 12th of the Minnesota hockey Tier I League season, spoiling a spectacular performance in goal by Moose netminder Gabe Otis. Otis stopped 42 of 43 shots in the loss, the largest number of shots Otis has faced all season.
Shattuck St. Mary's 15, Loons 2
With five goals in each period, Shattuck-St. Mary's picked up its ninth win of the season on Saturday in Plymouth. 11 Sabres recorded two or more points in the win, paced by Drew Mackie's four goals and three assists. Rosemount native William Whitelaw scored three goals and added three assists, while former Chaska-Chanhassen Peewee and Bantam standout Gracyn Sawchyn scored twice and tallied four helpers.
Easton Swift and Johnny Conlin each scored once in the loss for the Loons.
Gabe Otis stopped 42 of 43 shots for the Moose in Saturday's loss to the Walleye.
Lakers 6, Walleye 2
In a game that was closer than the final score indicates, the Lakers pulled away from the Moose with five goals in the second period in a 6-2 win.
After a scoreless first period, Lauren Zawoyski put the Lakers up 1-0 in the second, a short-lived advantage evened by Gretta Pioske of the Walleye. The Lakers scored the game's next four goals after Pioske's tally, with Grace Sadura scoring twice and single goals coming from Kendra Distad and Ava Lindsay.
Grace Erickson pulled the Walleye within three at 5-2 with a goal in the third period, but Aly McPartland scored one final goal for the Lakers to cement the victory.
Moose 1, Green Giants 0 (SO)
The battle between the Green Giants and the Moose is the early leader for "game of the year," as the Saturday afternoon tilt had everything but goals.
Both teams had numerous chances throughout the contest, with odd-man rushes and excellent defensive plays abounding for four periods. The shootout lasted about as long as it could, finally ending after Capri Meyer's goal. Makayla Moran scored in the shootout's second round to give the Moose the initial advantage.
Lauren Larson stopped 40 of 41 shots for the Green Giants, while Shannon Garrity and Brooke Kimel combined to earn the win for the Moose. Garrity stopped all 22 shots she faced, with Kimel making 13 saves.
Lakers forward Aly McPartland goes five-hole for a goal on Saturday.