Trojans upset No. 6 Denfeld, 3-2

What a difference a week makes.

Eight days after being pummeled 7-1 by Mankato West, the New Prague High School boys hockey team upset No. 6-ranked Duluth Denfeld by a 3-2 score at the Trojans' rink.

New Prague was scheduled to face Orono Tuesday evening. They will travel south to play at Austin at 3 p.m. Saturday, then travel to Waseca for a 7:30 p.m. game Tuesday, Dec. 18. New Prague hosts Delano/Rockford at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20.

Trojans 3, Hunters 2

New Prague and Denfeld faced each other in a scrimmage three weeks ago, so the teams were familiar with each other. The Trojans started out a little flat-footed, as Denfeld controlled the early action, but by the midway point of the second period, New Prague was skating with confidence against Denfeld, which had beaten defending state champion Hermantown a week earlier.

The Trojans scored three power play goals in the second period. Seth Ambroz got on the board first at 3:26, with Schyler Adams getting an assist. Aaron Kes made it 2-0 at 13:34, assisted by Tyler Lapic. Adams got the Trojans third goal at 15:28, with Ambroz and Alec Doig assisting.

Denfeld put pressure on the Trojans and scored twice in the third period. The first came on a power play goal at 1:18, and the second came at the 6:09 mark. The Hunters continued to fire away at Trojan goalie Colin Schoenecker, but the senior made some nice saves to preserve the win.

Ambroz and Lapic both had good chances to put the game away with breakaways during a power play in the final minutes, but Ambroz hit the pipe, and Lapic was stopped by the Denfeld goaltender.

New Prague outshot the Hunters 28-17.

Duluth Denfeld 0 0 2 - 2

New Prague 0 3 0 - 3

December 7, at New Prague

First Period: no scoring

Second Period: NP-Ambroz (S. Adams) 3:26 PP; NP-Kes (T. Lapic) 13:34 PP; NP-S. Adams (Ambroz, Doig) 15:28 PP.

Third Period: DD-T. Johnson (Stafore, J. Johnson) 1:18 PP; DD-T. Johnson (unassisted) 6:09.

Saves: DD-Skarman 25 of 28; NP-Schoenecker 15 of 17.

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