The Tech Tigers boys hockey team beat the Willmar Cardinals 6-3 at Willmar Civic Center Thursday night. Senior Braden Altena scored a hat trick to lead the Tigers to the win, with Joey Mendel registering three assists.
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Wednesday's guests included Matt Reimer from SCSU basketball and Dan DeBaun from WJON News.
Joe Mauer said it had "been a while" since he was last in St. Cloud, but added that he has many fond memories of "battles" with Waite Park during his younger days. Bert Blyleven said he has been to St. Cloud a handful of times with the Twins Winter Caravan, but only was in town once prior to that to see a buddy pitch for the original Rox
Tuesday's guests included Kevin Falness from the Minnesota Wild Radio Network, Bob Motzko of St. Cloud State hockey, John Focke of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Andy Rennecke from the St. Cloud Times.
The Minnesota Wild stormed back from a three goal, third period deficit to tie the Red Wings in Detroit Tuesday night before falling in a shootout. It was the last game for the Wild before the All Star Break until its next game in Edmonton on January 27th.
The Cardinals broke a 1-1 tie with a Chase Nielson goal with under a second left in the game to earn the win. Although Apollo head coach Pete Matanich protested that time had run out, video appears to show the goal cross the line before the green light indicating time had run out was activated.
Neither team scored in the second period, in which the Wild outshot Columbus 12-9. Parise had a chance to give Minnesota a 2-1 lead on a penalty shot in the second, but saw the puck roll off his tape and trickle wide of the goal.
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