Trojans top Tigers, 5-2

The New Prague/Montgomery-Lonsdale boys hockey team upped its record to 5-1 with a win over a Section 6A foe last week, defeating Delano/Rockford 6-2. Their game Thursday, Dec. 21, with Prior Lake was postponed and will be made up at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the New Prague Area Community Center.

The Trojans are in Little Falls this week, playing in the Little Falls Flyers Invitational. Their first round opponent is another Section 6A foe, St. Michael-Albertville. That game was scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, after this edition of The New Prague Times went to press. Other first round games were:

1:30 p.m. Faribault vs. Wahpeton (ND)/Breckenridge

4 p.m. Morris/Benson vs. Kittson Central

7 p.m. Hazen/Beulah (ND) vs. Little Falls

Second round games are Thursday and championship round games are Friday.

The Trojans will be home Thursday, Jan. 4, to face Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato, the team that ended their season in last year's Section 6A playoffs. Game time is 7 p.m.

Trojans 5, Tigers 2

New Prague had goals from five different players in defeating Delano/Rockford 5-2 Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Junior Drew Feuk and eighth grader Seth Ambroz tallied goals in the first period to spot the Trojans a 2-0 lead. Feuk's goal, with assists from seniors Matt Perkinson and Bryce Bartelt, came at 12:53, while Ambroz scored his just before the end of the period, at 16:54, with assists from sophomores Schyler Adams and Tyler Lapic.

Delano scored an unassisted goal at 1:05 of the second period, but the Trojans answered quickly, with Lapic getting an unassisted goal at 2:12. It was a shorthanded goal.

After being outshot 18-12 in the first two periods, the Trojans took charge in the third, outshooting the Tigers 13-7. Perkinson scored early in the period, at 3:42, with assists from seniors Mark Kramer and Brad Benson, and another senior, Ryan Witty, got the fifth goal, with an assist to classmate Colton Borwege, at 5:50.

The Trojans would allow one more goal, but held on for the 5-2 win.

Brandon Palma picked up the win in net, stopping 23 of 25 shots.

Dec. 19, at Delano

New Prague/ML 2 1 2 - 5

Delano/Rockford 0 1 1 - 2

First Period: NP-Feuk (Perkinson, Bartelt) 12:53; NP-Ambroz (Adams, Lapic) 16:54

Second Period: Del-P. McElroy (unassisted) 1:05; NP-Lapic (unassisted) 2:12 sh

Third Period: NP-Perkinson (Kramer, Benson) 3:42; NP-Witty (Borwege) 5:50; Del-Plvak (N. McElroy) 12:02.

Saves: New Prague (B. Palma) 8-9-6-23; Delano (Wright) 3-6-11-20

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