Trojans top Falcons, 3-1

The New Prague Trojan boys hockey team scored three goals in a three-minute span late in the second period and that would be all the offense they needed as they defeated Faribault 3-1 in the Section 1A quarterfinals at New Prague Thursday, Feb. 21. 

The Trojans advance to the section semifinals, where they will face Mankato West at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Rec Center. Northfield faces Rochester Lourdes in the other game at 2 p.m. 

Faribault led 1-0 after a turnover at the blue line led to a 2-on-0 play late in the first period. Shots were even at 8-8 in the opening period. 

New Prague put on the heat in the second period, outshooting the Falcons 14-4, but the Trojans couldn't convert until the 13:30 mark when Alex Gregor scored on a soft shot that just trickled in past the Falcon goaltender. 

Exactly one minute later Austin Kilian made it a 2-0 game when he took a pass from 15 feet out and blasted it into the net. 

Gregor got credit for the Trojan's third goal when he tipped a shot in front of the net. 

The Trojans outshot the Falcons 34-17. Evan Bisek stopped 16 shots. 

Other semifinal scores in Section 1A:

Rochester Lourdes 8, Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter/TCU 2

Northfield 3, Albert Lea 2

Mankato West 6, Red Wing 3

Saturday's games at the Rochester Rec Center

11:30 a.m. - Section 1AA semifinal - Lakeville North vs. Farmington

2 p.m. - Section 1A semifinal, Rochester Lourdes vs. Northfield

5:30 p.m. - Section 1AA semifinal - Rochester Mayo vs. Lakeville South 

8 p.m. - Section 1A semifinal, Mankato West vs. New Prague