Boys hockey moves to 2nd in Missota

The New Prague Trojan boys hockey team took control of second place in the Missota Conference with a tie and a win last week.

The Trojans tied Red Wing 2-2 on Tuesday, Jan. 15, then defeated Northfield 3-1 on Saturday, Jan. 19.

New Prague (7-6-2, 5-1-1 Missota) was scheduled to face Albert Lea in a non-conference contest Tuesday, Jan. 22. They will have a busy week ahead of them, with four games in seven days. New Prague plays Chanhassen Thursday, Jan. 25, at Victoria and hosts Hermantown (No. 6, Class A) at 3 p.m. Saturday. New Prague hosts Farmington Tuesday, Jan. 29, and plays at Shakopee Thursday Jan. 31.

Wingers 2, Trojans 2 Red Wing, traditionally a hockey power in the Missota Confernece, came to New Prague looking for its first win of the season. They left still looking for that first win, but they did manage a 2-2 tie with the Trojans.

The Wingers scored the game’s first goal at 14:25 of the first period, but New Prague scored just 37 seconds later, with Jordan Lein finding the net and assists going to Seth Kriha and Austin Kilian.

Lucas Binger put the Trojans up 2-1 at 4:59 of the second, with an assist going to Kilian, but the Wingers tied the game at 2-2 with a power play goal at 7:05.

New Prague outshot the Wingers 53-33, but couldn’t get a go-ahead goal even with a five-minute power play in the third period. Evan Bisek had 29 saves for the Trojans.

Trojans 3, Raiders 1 New Prague and Northfield battled a the Northfield Arena Saturday, Jan. 19, with second place in the Missota Conference at stake, with the Trojans taking a 3-1 win.

After a scoreless first period, New Prague’s Nick Sampson and Austin Kottke scored goals in the second period to give the Trojans a 2-0 lead. Austin Isaacson assisted on both of those goals.

Isaacson also had an assist on Cody Meyer’s goal at 10:05 of the third, putting the Trojans up 3-0. Sampson also had an assist.

The Raiders got a power play goal at 12:48 of the third, but that would be as close as they would get. New Prague outshot the Raiders 29-20, with Bisek getting 19 saves for the win.