Boys to host Mankato West in playoffs

New Prague received the No. 3 seed in the Section 1A hockey playoffs and will face Mankato West at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the New Prague Area Community Center.

The Scarlets defeated S. Peter/Le Sueur-Henderson 9-1 in the opening round of the playoffs Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Faribault and Rochester Lourdes were seeded 1 and 2 respectively, while Albert Lea was the fourth seed.

New Prague completed its regular season last week by winning two of three games. They defeated Northfield 2-1 and Hutchinson 3-0 before losing to Shakopee in a makeup game 3-0 Saturday evening to close out the season. New Prague finished with a 16-7-2 record, 9-4-1 in the Missota Conference. That gave them a second place finish behind Holy Angels.

Trojans 2, Raiders 1

New Prague parlayed a pair of power play goals into a 2-1 win over Northfield Tuesday, Feb. 16.

New Prague outshot the Raiders 21-10 through the first two periods, but only managed the two goals. Zach Adams got he first one at 3:32 of the first period, just 14 seconds into a power play. Assists went to Thomas Fadden and Tyler Witty.

The Raiders tied it midway through the period on a goal by Alex Knight.

The Raiders gave New Prague another power play opportunity early in the second, and the Trojans took advantage, with Jordan Holicky finding the net. Cody Meyer had the assist.

Joe Morris stopped 13 of 14 shots in goal to get the win. New Prague outshot the Raiders 25-14.

Trojans 3, Tigers 0

The Trojans controlled the tempo and scored three goals for a 3-0 win over Hutchinson Friday, Feb. 19.

Witty got the game's first goal at 9:30 of the first period, with Fadden and James Oak getting the assists.

Fadden scored a short-handed goal in at 3:23 of the second period, with an assist going to Tony Schmitz, to put the Trojans up 2-0.

Fadden scored a power play goal at 6:41 of the third to make it a 3-0 game.

New Prague outshot the Tigers 41-20. Morris stopped all 20 shots he faced for the shutout.

Sabers 3, Trojans 0

New Prague couldn't get its offense on track Saturday, Feb. 20, as they lost to the host Sabers 3-0.

The Trojan defense put the clamps on the Tigers for most of the night, allowing only 15 shots on goal, however New Prague's offense never got going in this one. Shakopee scored a power play goal just four minutes into the game and that set the tone, as New Prague was whistled for seven penalties. Shakopee had a 6-2 advantage in shots after one period, but New Prague came out flying in the second and had an 11-4 advantage. Shots were even in the third, with New Prague holding a 20-16 advantage for the game.

Morris stopped 13 of 15 shots. The final Shakopee goal came with an empty net.

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