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Founders Cup: Saturday Red Bracket

By Peter Odney, 01/06/18, 2:30PM CST


Four teams continue their march to the Founders Cup finals.

Rochester celebrates its 3-1 win over Woodbury in Saturday's semifinal.

Semifinals: Stillwater Edges Rogers

Two goals in the first period helped carry Stillwater to a 3-2 win over Rogers in the Red Bracket's first semifinal of the day, as the Ponies earned the right to face the winner of Woodbury/Rochester in Sunday's title game.

Jax McGlynn and Ty Tuccitto handed the Ponies its initial lead, a two-goal margin that was cut in half by Rogers' Chase Cheslock early in the second period as momentum swing to the Royals' bench in the early minutes. Tuccitto stole the mojo back with his second goal of the game, giving the Ponies a 3-1 lead entering the third period. 

Andre Swenson would pull the Royals within one goal early in the third, but Stillwater goaltender Tomas Anderson and rest of the Pony defense shut down the Royal attack for the 3-2 win. 

Ty Tuccitto goes low for a goal in Stillwater's semifinal victory over Rogers.

Semifinals: Rochester Slips Past Woodbury

It only took half-a-dozen shots, but Rochester emerged from the second semifinal of the day with a 3-1 win over Woodbury, scoring the first two goals on the first five shots of the game and adding an empty-net tally to ice the win and close out the semifinal round of the Red Bracket.

Snakebitten in the quarterfinals, Samuel Jacobson of Rochester kicked off the scoring against the Predators, a goal that was answered in the same period by Woodbury's Trey Gentz. 

Ethan Dennis scored the game-winning goal for Rochester in the second period, capitalizing on a breakaway chance that gave Rochester a 2-1 lead. Mason Leimbek added the empty-netter with just one second remaining for Rochester.  

Ethan Dennis scores the game-winner for Rochester in the second period of Saturday's semifinal win over Woodbury.

Quarterfinal Scores

Ty Tuccitto adds to his Founders Cup-leading point total with a goal on Saturday morning.

Rogers celebrates one of its three goals in Saturday's win over Minnetonka.

Mason Leimbek after his first "effort" goal Saturday against Andover

Mason Leimbek's GWG on Saturday

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