Boys hockey drops 2 games

The New Prague Trojan boys hockey team dropped its first two games of the season, falling to Mankato West 6-2 and North St. Paul 1-0. The Trojans were scheduled to face Rochester Lourdes (No. 9, Class A) on Tuesday, Dec. 4. They will have a long break before their next game, at home on Thursday, Dec. 13, against Mahtomedi.

Scarlets 6,Trojans 2 New Prague drew first blood in their opening game against Mankato West when Auggie Isaacson put in a rebound at 4:29.

However the Scarlets scored the next three goals to take command. They tied the game late in the first period and scored two quick goals in the second to take a 3-1 lead.

New Prague made it 3-2 on a power play goal by Seth Kriha at 9:56, but the Scarlets scored less than a minute later to go back up by two. West added a pair of power play goals early in the third to coast to the win.

Ben Witt and Alex Gregor assisted on both Trojan goals.

West outshot the Trojans 28- 20. Evan Bisek stopped 22 of 28 shots for New Prague.

Polars 1,Trojans 0 New Prague dominated much of the action in a nonconference game Saturday, Dec. 1, at North St. Paul, but was stymied by Polars’ goaltender Mario Bollmann, who stopped all 39 shots he faced to give his team a 1-0 shutout win.

New Prague outshot the Polars 39-22, including a 21-6 advantage in the third period, but Bollmann stopped everything that came his way.

The Trojans had just three penalties, but they proved costly as all three came in a sixminute span in the second period, with the Polars scoring the game’s only goal on the power play. 

Bisek also had a good game in goal, stopping 21 of 22 shots.

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