Boys hockey drops 2 games

The Trojans’ Seth Kriha skates the puck toward the goal during New Prague’s 6-2 loss to Mankato West Tuesday, Nov. 27. To see more photos click on the blue button to the right. Chuck Kajer Photo

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.